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This villa really lives up to its description and more. From the moment we booked valia has been amazing keeping us informed and offering guidance of things to do when we arrived we were greeted by mr nikos a lovely man he made us feel very welcome The villa itself is wonderful has everything you could wish for, the location is perfect for feeling away from it all but still close enough for evenings out. Thavma up the hill is a must. Waking up to sound of the goats wandering past is something I will treasure a very relaxing sound. Don’t hesitate to book here you will not be disappointed.
We have just returned from the most fantastic 12 day holiday in Villa Garifallia.
The villa was spotlessly clean and comfortable but it was the outside space that sets the villa apart. Gorgeous and fragrant bougainvillea framed the most breathtaking Mediterranean Sea view, ever changing and with the most glorious sunsets.
We spent many a happy evening playing cards on the outside terraces both upstairs and downstairs.
The pool was a very welcome oasis during the heat of the day and it too, was kept spotlessly clean by the very friendly Costos, who also worked at Katetina taverna 5mins walk from the villa. Very worth a visit to meet some super friendly and welcoming locals namely Valandes and Michael.
Trips worth taking are Spinaloga, the monastery at Arkadi, and the
pyschros caves although be warned very steep climb up to and down into the caves.
We had an automatic car for the entire holiday which we made use of every day, even if only just for a trip to Rethymno to stroll along the beach. Would advise though a four wheel drive or at least a manual, as the roads can be very steep, somewhat challenging and not always paved!!!
There is so much to discover on Crete its a magical place full of history and with wonderfully warm people. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Villa Garifallia and Agni Travel.