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Writing this on the last day of 10 in Villa Garifallia. What you see in the pictures and description is exactly what you get in the property.
The road up from Rethymon is steep and a car is essential but once at the villa it is extremely peaceful and has fabulous views. Internally the property has everything you need and is fairly well equipped but the villa is all about the outside space - the balconies upstairs and downstairs and the pool. Although the villa is one of four properties behind a gated entrance, it is not overlooked and the natural rock next to BBQ makes the garden very secluded.
The Wi-fi works OK as do the aircon units for each of the rooms. Also the shutters for the bedrooms are very good and you can stop any early morning light coming in if you wish.
The walk to the Taverna Katerina is short but steeply uphill and it has great views and friendly owners. However, driving through Maroulas is not easy due to the nature of the road and the odd parked car.
There are plenty of supermarkets in Platanes to get your supplies and the BBQ is a good size.
We would thoroughly recommend the villa if you want a tranquil location and fabulous views and, with a car, it only takes 10 minutes to get to the numerous beach bars along the road from Platanas to Rethymon.
Would we come back to the villa ...... yes. Would we use Agni travel again ....... definitely yes.
We had a brilliant time and hope to return one day. We really appreciated the warm welcome, complete with fresh eggs, from the lovely neighbor.
The grounds are stunning and very well cared for. The pool is well maintained and delightful. The upper terrace has amazing views. All the outdoor furniture was much appreciated.