The villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly want. Beach towels included, big fluffy bath towels and a welcome basket of goodies. The position couldn’t be better, as well as the lovely pool, the sea and two tavernas were on the doorstep. Perfect.
I happily and highly recommend Pericles Beach Villa in Sfinari, Crete as the most amazing holiday retreat and Xristina, who is the most amazing hostess!!!
I booked the villa, correction...Villa with a capital V!!! for my husbands’ 50th birthday. There’s nothing small about it. It’s massive and stunning in every way possible. It’s serious luxury!!!
There’s a full wrap around balcony upstairs that gives you the luxurious experience of being able to see the sea, lounge on super comfortable built in bench seating with a rolling shade if it’s too sunny (did I say TOO sunny???) overlooking the pool below, and then a few more steps and you’ve got mountain views of beautiful villas and olive tree groves.
When you’re lying in bed in the master room you can see the sea on one side and the mountain on the other...all with accompanying sea breeze moving the diaphanous curtains gently in the breeze. It was just lovely.
There’s a herd of sheep that wear bells around their necks and make the most charming tinkling when they pass right outside your window several times a day! It was my greatest pleasure to watch them go by on the little dirt road that separates the villa from the sea.
Every thing you could think to want of has been catered for. The kitchen had everything we needed to make several homemade meals. The garden has a net up to play volleyball, a barbecue and an outside oven - and seating under deep shade to stay cool.
The villa is at the bottom of a very charming village with very friendly people, and a few taverna’s further down the beach.
Just quickly, back to Xristina for a second. I was quite unlucky in that I picked up a bug on the plane to Crete and spent 5 of my 7 days in bed quite unwell. Xristina got in touch every day to check on me, offered to bring me medicine from the pharmacy, supplies from the shops, and even came over and made me Herb Tea with herbs from her kitchen and lemons from her own garden!!!! On top of that, as it was my husbands special birthday, she had arranged for a special cake and bubbly!!!! Honestly, there just isn’t a better holiday home away from home hostess than Xristina!!!!!
We did get out twice while we were there...Chania and Rethymno, both Venetian port cities...both beautiful beyond words and highly recommended.
If you’re thinking about having a holiday in Crete, in Kissamos, in Sfinari....say yes to Pericles Beach Villa...you will not be sorry!!!!
Cheers, Jackie and John