Anna Boutique Villa
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About Yiannis Pol
My family have been welcoming guests to this area since 1991, to our apartments in Plakias and more recently to our small exclusive Anna Boutique Villas, our firm aim is to continue to provide memorable holiday experiences to visitors from around the world. Our policy is one of continuos learning and improvement with a commitment to excellence in the quality of our accommodation and the warmth of our welcome. My family live in the area and we love to share our pride in the heritage, gastronomy and unique natural environment of this region with our valued guests - many of whom have become friends. Looking through my diary I am reminded that since 1991 we have welcomed guests from all over the world; from USA, Canada and Latin America, from the UK, Holland, Germany, Norway, Russia and Thailand. Every year we have many returning guests but we are also delighted to welcome new visitors. This combination of returning friends and new guests is a source of great pleasure and gives us the confidence to continue operating and being committed to our services and beliefs: respect and love of the Cretan culture and Nature. If you want to be treated as a traveller rather than a tourist; if you are looking for authentic holidays where you can relax in the tranquillity of the Cretan natural landscape please contact us for more information and bookings" Best Regards, Yiannis Polychronakis
Yiannis Pol purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Yiannis Pol chose Agios Vasileios
uniwue design, unique services, unique location!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peace in the mountain
Enjoy a 360 view over the valey and the mountain!
Lovely villa with amazing panaromic views!
We really enjoyed our stay, the villa is situated in a beautiful spot - very quiet and picturesque views all around. Eleni who looked after us whilst we were there was lovely and very helpful. Spili the nearest town is good for supermarkets and tavernas and only about 10 minutes away from the villa. The beaches are also not too far with gorgeous clear water and again very quiet and not touristy at all - we really felt as though we saw the true way of life in Crete. I would definitely book with HomeAway again many thanks!
Views, views, views!
This house exceeded our expectations, and was a terrific price! It was spotlessly clean, modern, and had everything our family of four needed. The pool and numerous outdoor seating areas were especially appreciated. There are no photographs that can capture how beautiful the area around the house is - views from every direction! On several nights we sat and watched the sunset while our girls enjoyed a late swim in the pool. Because the house is up high, it can tend to get windy, but we did enjoy plenty of times where the wind was hardly blowing. There is a "sister" house right next door, but there were no issues because the houses don't share any common spaces and the pools/outdoor areas don't face each other. We loved the wild beauty of the area - traveling to Plakias or Preveli Beach takes about 25 minutes and you drive through the spectacular Kourtaliotiko Gorge. The Gorge is so amazing that you can't help stopping to take pictures no matter how many times you drive through it - but just a helpful tip that it can be a bit of a nerve-wracking drive, especially after dark. On several nights, we opted to get dinner early in Plakias so that we could be home before dark, allowing us to enjoy the sunset views from the house. The town of Spili is close by to the house, but we found it a bit underwhelming and tried to get dinner there on our first night around 9:30, believing that people eat dinner late as they do in the cities in Greece, but found that the restaurants were all closed or near closing. We even had an earlier dinner one night in Rethymno (which we really loved, much more than Chania), and then it was an easy 30-40 minute drive back to the house. I would recommend this house to anyone who appreciates a quiet stay in the mountains (so quiet that you could hear the sheep/goats' bells ringing), but not too far from beaches/sights, and a house with a pool and great outdoor areas. It might be a bit tough for a family with elderly relatives or very young kids because you park at the bottom of the hill and there are many steps up the house, but my kids are 7 & 9 and had no issues.
Beautiful Villa in stunning surroundings
These villas are fabulous properties. Immaculately clean and nicely furnished. We particularly liked the comfortable beds, something usually lacking in Crete villas! Views from every window are stunning. We loved sitting out on the back terrace watching the birds and listening to those lovely sheep bells!
Unfortunately, we hadn’t appreciated just how much cooler it would be in that location or how windy. Obvious now we’ve been there as it’s high up in the hills. But there was a 5-7 oC drop in temperature from the coast at Plakias to the villa and it was so windy we couldn’t sit outside anywhere except on the more sheltered back terrace. I think the cooler weather would be great in the summer when you want to escape the heat but in October it meant we were actually quite cold and couldn’t sit outside as much as we’d expected to. Also, the pool was far too cold to use which was such a shame. A pool cover or some solar heating would extend the pool season.
Clearly the weather isn’t the owners fault but worth knowing if you plan to stay in the spring or autumn.
Yiannis and his family were very attentive and helpful. They were quick to respond to the few small issues we had. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.
Fantastic villa in a fantastic location!
Villa Myrte is the ideal location to spend a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The surroundings are stunning with exquisite panoramic views everywhere you look. It is also ideally situated for exploring the north and south coasts. The villa has everything you need and more to provide a truly fabulous holiday experience. We would definitely recommend and hope to return one day.
We stayed for 2 nights with our 3 children, ages 13-15. All of us loved the house and the amenities, the kids especially loved the pool. The view was spectacular. There was an amazing bottle of wine left for us, thank you. Wish we could've bought more. Also some Raki, which was lovely after each meal.
We appreciated the wonderful woman who came to clean and she also brought us homemade jam.
We visited the local market/bakery, extremely friendly and kind owners as well as the local creamery. Amazing homemade cheeses.
We went to Palm Lake in Preveli. Beautiful beach. A lot of stairs to get there but worth it. Recommend wearing tennis shoes. There's a cafe on the beach.
We would highly recommend this home and this area and would love to stay again.
Anna Boutique Villa is situated in a small and quite village in the inner island of Crete. This rural village set amidst rolling hills of olive, orange and clementine trees at the top of a lush valley.
Due to it’s location, the Aghia Pelagia based villa is a perfect starting point to discover the island of Crete. Aghia Pelagia is within Mixorrouma village (200m walk) which has several small shops. The spectacular Kourtaliotiko gorge is at 5km distance of the villa, Preveli Beach and Monastery at 11km, and Plakias village with the surroundings beaches at 14 km. You can also visit the Kallikratis gorges (35km), the Amari Valley (23km) or the city of Rethymno (24km) with its historical centre.
The Villa has panoramic view; from the one side 'Kourtaliotiko' george and the wild rugged Cretan mountains, and the wild rugged Cretan mountains, and from the other side the small lush valley. Walking paths takes you in the heart of the authentic Cretan nature.
Other Activities: trekking, hitch-hiking
Ski: Psiloritis Mountain.