|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The two level villa in Elounda-Crete is built in a contemporary architectural style, with hint of the traditional in its stone brick walls. It is surrounded by a lush yard, a spacious terrace and a wonderful 28sq m swimming pool with a spellbinding view of the sea. The interior decor is very sophisticated and the walls are painted in soothing colours that harmoniously blend with the relaxing environment.
We stayed for the first two weeks of April 2015. Everything about this villa was utterly perfect. The stunning prime position with a fantastic view over the sea & the big Spinalonga island. The pristinely clean & immaculately maintained interior and exterior. Lots of thought put into the lovely interior decor & layout of the rooms. Great wi-fi. Super kitchen. We had everything we could possibly need for a brilliant holiday.
From booking the villa to our last day, the owners have been incredibly friendly and welcoming. Despina, George's wife, cooked us a marvellous meal for our arrival which was delicious, and gave us great tips for exploring the area and where was best to eat. She also brought very tasty authentic Crete treats occasionally. The cleaner came every two/three days and could not be faulted. Thank you ever so much for making us feel at home & for your wonderful hospitality.
As it wasn't high season, we didn't have hot days by the pool, but we ventured out and explored as much of the island as we could during our two weeks. There is lots to do including a trip to Spinalonga island, Heraklion Archeological Museum, Knossos, Lassithi Plateau. A car is highly recommended!
There are also some great places to eat. Because we were there just before the season got started, there wasn't many places open. By the time we left, more and more restaurants had opened. Don't think you can go wrong, as every meal we had out was very nice! We especially liked 'The Carob Tree' in Plaka (5k North of Elounda), and 'Amalthia' in Agios Nikalos. Wherever we ate, we were treated to lovely starters, fruit or small puddings and raki on the house. We found every local we talked with very friendly and welcoming.
Overall, we highly recommend this villa: perfect location, super owners, beautiful view. You will have a fantastic holiday here! It's one of those special places you will want to return to.
Our review is rather late as we were unaware we could leave one. But this hasn't, in any way, lessened our love for this place!
My husband and I have stayed here twice and each time it's blown us away, it really is the most luxurious and peaceful place!
The villa itself is beautifully presented both inside and out. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are fab and the kitchen area has all your home comforts, even a dishwasher (who wants to wash-up on holiday?!) The pool area is wonderful and the views are to die for, it's hard to tear your eyes away from it!
On both occasions the owner's wife, Despina has provided a lovely meal for us on arrival and has popped by with cakes and ice cream and wrote us a list of local places to eat and drink. Bokus in Ag Nic was one of our favourites!
We tended to drive to Lidl to stock up and do our own cooking but you are a 2 min drive (10-15 min walk, depending on your fitness levels!) from Elounda where there are plenty of restaurants and bars and about 15-20 min drive to Ag Nic.
I really cannot fault the place at all, it makes us relax just to think of it! Just wish we could return each year!!
Claire & Jonny
The villa is positioned on a picturesque and exceptional spot of Elounda offering magnificent views of the Gulf of Mirabello.