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Villa Ioanna has an amazing private pool! A view of the terrace! Children's toys available!
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Large lawn covered garden!
Villa Ioanna has an amazing private pool!
A view of the terrace! Children's toys available!
Guests can relax and enjoy the pool all day long!
An aspect of the property from above!
BBQ facilities in the garden!
Shaded outdoor dining area for the whole family!
Have your breakfast at the terrace and enjoy the sun and fresh air!
The pool and garden of the villa offer you peace of mind and body!
Enjoy al fresco dining...it's a unique experience!
The exterior of the villa!
Great views from the balcony!
Open plan living room area!
Ground Floor Kitchen!
First Floor Kitchen!
Double Bedroom first floor
Double Bedroom first floor
twin bedroom ground floor
All bedrooms are spacious, sunny and airy!
double bedroom ground floor
A cot is also available!
Ground Floor Bathroom!
Bathroom details!
Panormo beach at 5min driving!
Try some water sports and have fun at the beach!
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Panormos, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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TheGow89
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in June 2014
2
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This Villa does not Disappoint!!!

We were a group of 7 males and females in our mid 20's after a relaxing break and we certainly found that!!

The villa is completely as pictured and stunning. Its in a very secluded location with a short drive to the local village (car necessary). It was the perfect base to explore the island and the beautiful coastline/beaches it has to offer. However with the setting of the villa so lovely we were also happy to stay at home and relax by the pool, listening to music, enjoying a drink with friends.

One evening we were entertained by the Owner of the villa who with no other motive other than to help us enjoy our stay cooked us a delicious Lamb Roast and then ate dinner with us (don't think i've eaten anything as tasty since). We hope that they enjoyed our drinking game with the cups... we certainly enjoyed there Raki!

There is nothing i can fault with this villa.... it was perfect and i very much hope to return to it someday.

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Liked best: Friendly owners and the relaxing setting.
Liked least: The 200m of rough road leading to the front gate.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to write such a great review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope to have you back soon!
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Vince H
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing villa, amazing location, amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We travelled to Villa Ioanna at the beginning of May 2014 as an extended family of 8 people from 2 to Grandparent age. My Mum has already left a review below (PollyAnne23) but I feel like I also need to leave a review to tell you how great this place is!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Crete and the villa made for a brilliant place to base ourselves.

My Wife travelled with our 2 boys (2 and 4) we had emailed prior to leaving to see if there were any outside toys at the property. Unfortunately there wasn't any as standard but Valia (the agent - brilliant!!) mentioned she would ask the owners. We were greeted with a garden full of large toys (ride on tractor, football, drawing desk, 2 rocking horses!)
This made our boys feel so at home the second we arrived which was a god sent as they were a little grouchy from travelling.

The villa had everything we required. Due to the layout it was perfectly suited to our travel party. My parents, brother and his G/F took the upstairs part of the house and we as a family of 4 took the downstairs. This was a massive plus point when we were looking at villas to rent as my 2 boys are up early. Having this set up meant they could run outside when they wake up and not disturb anyone.

The owner Mr Manolis was brilliant, as was Dimtri (who looked after the property during our stay - cleaned the pool etc) House keeping was in every 3/4 days to fully clean/change beds etc

The food that Mr Manolis, his Wife and Dimtri prepared was amazing! and all from his own farm (the sheep, potatoes, salad, oil and wine/Raki!) We sat one afternoon with them and the feast and ate and chatted for hours! Great times!
We were asked by Mr Manolis at the dinner if there was anything we needed or we would change about the property (I must add it felt very sincere aswell)
We mentioned (being Brits!) that we would have like to have had some large mugs for proper cups of tea, a whisk (we had planned pancakes one morning!) and due to having hired to cars we requested another remote for the electric gate on the property. The response from them was excellent, we were handed a key straight away and after a day out of the villa (one of the cleaning days) we came into big mugs and a whisk in the cupboard!! How's that for listening to feedback!

My Mum has mentioned alot of points below and I would concur with all her views, a most excellent break away in superb accommodation!

As a side note if you are booking here you will obviously need to know where the supermarkets are. We tried many in Perama and Pornormo. We found the best to be the Inka in Pornomo (down near the restaurants above the harbour)

My only advice would be bring/hire satnav. The instructions given were pretty good but satnav would have been alot easier as we drove past the turning off the main road (E75) and ended up 20minutes down the road! Again, the directions were good, just the roads were abit confusing!

You will not regret booking this property!!

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Liked best: Location and large plot
Liked least: Leaving......cliche I know but its true!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review and for recommending our villa to other travellers! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!
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PollyAnne...
Wales
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A SPECIAL TIME IN A TRULY SPECIAL PLACE”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
5
people found this review helpful

Have you booked your holiday at Villa Ioanna? Well if so, what I can tell you now is that you will have an amazing time!
To start, we as a family booked this villa through Trip Advisor after looking at the photos and reading the previous 2 reviews.Having never done anything like this before we were slightly apprehensive but we need not have worried it was everything that we had read about. Valia the agent was brilliant, answered all our emails and questions and provided us with information on whatever queries we had, nothing was too much trouble.
This holiday was the first time our family had all been together in over a year and we had traveled from Devon, Wales and South Africa to be there, we range in ages from us the Grandparents down to 2 Grandchildren both under 5years old so we all had our own individual needs to be catered for.
When we finally arrived at Villa Ioanna (after getting badly lost, our fault,do remember to take your Sat Nav! ) Wow, what first impressions! The surrounding location and outside garden/pool areas were breathtaking. Going around inside the villa was all that the photos on Trip Advisor had promised, beautiful and spotlessly clean everywhere. We had met the villa owners on the road when we got lost (its a long story) and likewise immediate impressions were that they were so welcoming and friendly. Knowing that there were young children in our party they had even gone to the trouble of getting some garden toys for the boys to play on. The children, who at this point had been tired and upset after a long journey were now in their element in the garden and settled into their new environment straight away. There was also food, drinks, fresh fruit,homemade wine and raki all waiting for us after our journey. What ever we wanted was no trouble.
For a large family the villa layout is brilliant, my son and his wife and the 2 young children were downstairs which meant if the boys awoke early, (as children do!) they could just run outside and play safely in the walled and gated garden with parents watching on without disturbing us upstairs. Upstairs is exactly the same large layout as below accessed by an outside steps.This gave the 4 other adults some 'grownup' time and some extra sleep if required after the long flights from South Africa. Most of the time though we were all together and the whole property and garden is spacious enough that we never felt crowded or on top of one another.
The owners and family came in several times in the fortnight to check we had all we needed, clean and change beds etc. They came with wonderful presents of food like the Moussaka they had cooked for us and many other delights. The best has to be the day they all came in and cooked us a fabulous meal in the outside oven of lamb,potatoes, salads etc there was so much food and drink and we sat for what seemed like hours just eating drinking and all enjoying ourselves. They were such welcoming and thoughtful hosts and nothing was ever too much trouble, this was really brought home to us when we realized that Ioanna was pregnant and her baby was due the following week and that she is standing cooking for us rather than resting! Baby did arrive safely the day before we came home!
The villa location is central, there are numerous shops and supermarkets nearby for all your needs in both Perama and Panormo.
We were able to make many trips out and about ,again in hire cars recommended on Trip Advisor, we went to Chania, Rethymnon, Magarites,and various beaches to mention just a few places and even a trip on the little Blue Train to the Olive Farm and Melidoni Caves which the children loved. Other days it was lovely just to spend time as a family relaxing in the garden by the pool. There was so much to see and do in Crete that we definitely needed more time there fit it all in.
It was our first visit to Crete and we all loved it and hope to go back again one day. So many happy memories of a special time in a special place

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review about our Villa! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
4
people found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our Villa and services here at Villa Ioanna! It was our pleasure having you as guests! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
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David C
Port Elizabeth
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Oh wow, fantastic, the villa was everything we expected and more!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The villa was just soooo fabulous we had to tear ourselves away to go sightseeing. Apart from all the usual touristy places & things to do we also discovered a village called Margarites only 12km away past Parama, the most fantastic selection of local pottery at reasonable prices. We also discovered the Paraschakis family olive factory on the way back from the caves, really worth the stop. Another great find was Pelagia beach, wow, crystal clear waters & huge selection of tavernas. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, well worth the 32 hours traveling & 4 flights with 2 small children!

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Liked best: All of it was just fantastic, we really loved the 2 separate units & shared entertainment areas, perfect for 2 families who want to spend quality time together, we had our private space if needed.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing negative.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
Dear David, thank you so much for your kind review and we hope to welcome you again!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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