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We, a group of 6 adults, arrived late on our flight from Uk. Yiannis was waiting for us, along with a hire car rep, who equipped us with 2 hire cars, with absolutely no fuss or requests for extras.
Yiannis guided us from the airport to the villa and showed us around the villa, explaining some of the finer controls for water heating etc.
Within 30 minutes of our arrival we were presented with a huge array of Greek dishes, each very welcome following our extended journey. In addition to the meal, the fridge was stocked with assorted foodstuff, including beer, allowing us to do our supermarket shopping at leisure.
Located within walking distance from the villa are a number of supermarkets, from small to quite large, which includes a very good butcher and extensive deli. Bread and cakes are available from 2 bakeries.
The weather during our stay was quite warm so we made extensive use of the swimming pool and occasional use of air conditioning. We did make use of the barbecue, dining also fresco whenever we ate at the villa. A well equipped kitchen made preparing a meal for 6 adults quite straightforward.
As other guests have repeatedly stated in their reviews, the outstanding feature of this villa is not so much the fabric of the villa, but the hospitality and welcome from Yiannis and Eva and Eva's parents who live next door (very discreetly)
Good night's out can be had at Spyros , in Old Gouvres ( they will provide transport in a mini bus). Island restaurant, try the chocolate sphere and the Island by the Sea restaurant. There are other smaller taverna restaurants dotted along the road down to the beach. Try them, you will be amazed, not just at the quality of the food and the price, but more importantly, the friendliness of the people.
Absolutely perfect experience at this stunning Villa. Really nicely renovated old-house in very traditional surroundings. The view is spectacular, as are the pool and the rooms. This will give you a very authentic Crete experience while providing all the luxuries you could think of.
The host was so accommodating as well, really great experience overall.