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“Wonderful villa in excellent location”
LED lights illuminate the pool and terraces after dark
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LED lights illuminate the pool and terraces after dark
Soaring wooden ceiling over the spacious lounge Luxury Italian kitchen with all modern appliances has views towards the Roman city of Aptera
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LED lights illuminate the pool and terraces after dark
Soaring wooden ceiling over the spacious lounge
Luxury Italian kitchen with all modern appliances has views towards the Roman city of Aptera
Inside the villa is mostly open plan and very spacious
View across to ancient Aptera, and Souda bay, from the dining room...
Closeup of the master bedroom en-suite facilites
King-sized master bed with orthopaedic mattress, with view of the pool
Breakfast on the roof terrace with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside
If you choose to eat inside we have a cool dining area with easy access to the gardens
The large family bedroom has a double, plus bunks and dressing table, with room to spare
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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PaulinaAl...
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Wonderful villa in excellent location”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

One of the best holiday rentals that we have stayed in. The villa is like a real home from home that would be comfortable to live in at any time of year, It is spacious, clean and fully equipped ensuring that everyone is catered for whatever the weather.

The pool area is lovely and has been well thought out with a balance of sunshine and shade throughout the day to allow for respite from fierce summer temperature or warmth in the cooler months. Wendy and Eddie (owners) have been so helpful and thoughtful with their updates and hints with comprehensive info about the property, its contents and the surrounding area (stunning location on the hillside with mountain views and Souda Bay in the distance).

The village is fantastic - just the right balance of tourist business and local residents to make it bustly and friendly. Food at the tavernas was great ('Monica's' by the village monument was a favourite with rustic Greek dishes being the best that we have ever had). Just a 5 or so minutes drive to Almyrida for a typical beachside resort - lovely, safe beaches and more tavernas/bars/supermarkets if needed.

Would definitely consider returning, both to the village and the villa.

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Liked best: Location and views - stunning!
Liked least: Having to come back home!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lotusengl...
england
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Everything we hoped for”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We had a great holiday staying at the Villa Mia. Housekeeping, excellent, information, directions, booking procedure etc perfect. The Villa is well equipped with everything we needed and more. Situated on the edge of the village in walking distance to the Taverna, bakery and shop, ideal. Views from the elevated position lovely. Great location. Impressed with the attention to detail, we arrived in Crete very late in heavy rain, the directions were spot on and reassuring. Wendy and Eddie do it very well, everything's covered. Weather wasn't brilliant for 3 days and pool temperature dropped to 19, but then the sun came out and we managed to have a few brisk dips which we thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks.

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Liked best: It was as described
Liked least: stony drive
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
15 Oct 2013
Many thanks, glad that you had such a lovely time. This is much more than a business to us and we put our heart and soul into it, so nice that people appreciate what we do.
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christoph...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Beautiful family friendly villa”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We have spent four very enjoyable family holidays at Villa Mia. The Villa is to the highest specification, equipped way beyond local standards and in the most beautiful location with views to dream of. It is a short walk from the village which has a bakery, small grocery shop and at least one excellent restaurant (our favorite is just behind the monument in the square). The nearest beach is a simple 10 minute drive to Almirida, it is clean, safe and sandy with a variety of cafes and restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Liked best: Layout and location - breathtaking views
Liked least: Absolutely nothing!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
15 Oct 2013
Lovely to get nice comments, especially from repeat visitors.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
3 Jun 2013
We aim to keep up a high standard of both service and facilities, and it is nice to get such an endorsement.
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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