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“Magnificent”
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Pure relaxation in the calm of Amari Valley
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Pure relaxation in the calm of Amari Valley
Face to face with Mount Psiloritis. Natural tranquility
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38 reviews
Pure relaxation in the calm of Amari Valley
Face to face with Mount Psiloritis.
Natural tranquility
Living room
Kitchen and dining
Dining and kitchen
Entrance hall
Guest suite with handmade embroidery (double, ground floor)
Ground floor bathroom
Master suite (double, upper floor)
The Old Attic suite (quadruple, upper floor)
The little attic of the quadruple bedroom (1 double or 2 single beds)
Upper floor bathroom
Upper floor terrace
A detail in the living room
Dining in the dusk
Overlooking the rooftops of Amari.
Outside dining detail
The entrance terrace under the mulberry tree
The villa's entrance through the garden
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The unique landscape of Amari Valley, the village and the location of the property
The exact location of the property
The famous Amari bell tower
A typical byzantine temple on a hilltop
Step into history
Springfields
Olive groves
Ancient, monumental olive trees
Amari fields in full bloom
A Venetian gate in Amari Village
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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elizabeth...
Wareham, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Magnificent”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Villa Ida is heaven on earth ! It is situated in the most beautiful valley of Amari, which could not be more of "the real Crete" you are looking for. I travelled w/ my mum, sister & family friend & although their was so much we wanted to see in Crete, we did not want to leave this most amazing place ! Mr Papadakis has taken his grandparent's home & transformed it into a Villa that should be featured in one of those fancy house magazines ! It is beautifully decorated & extermely well maintained. Mrs. Roumey, who you will have a hard time calling a 'house keeper' after meeting her, is an amazing women & friend to the property, do yourself a favor & have her prepare a meal for you one night..the food was the best we had in all of Greece ! Mr. Papadakis has gone to extreme lenghts to make your stay as comfortable & convenient as possible, by making up extremely detailed directions, sugesstions & advice on what to do in the area... take advantage of it.. trust me it's worth it. We went to one restaurant, on his recommendation & it was fabulous ! You are welcomed @ the Villa by Mr Papadakis & Mrs. Roumey w/ a basket full of local homemade good's & a refrigerator full of food & the bread man come's honking his horn twice @ the end of the driveway for your fresh bread ! So, you see you really do not have to leave ! However, their is plenty to do in this area to keep you entertained if you like ! I cannot say enough about what a gentleman Mr.Papadakis is & waht a loveley & kind women Mrs. Roumey is. One of my fondest memories is of us all packed into our little car, as we were leaving & Roumey standind @ the bottom of the stairs w/ both hands raised, waiving goodbye & blowing kisses !! It brought tears to our eye's. We truly enjoyed this magnificent Villa & would return in a heartbeat, given the chance I highly recommend to all !

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: not a thing
Travelling group: Other
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JSweetie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfort and calm in the real Crete”
Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Villa Idi is scrupulously clean, more than comfortable, very well finished and, most of all, a really relaxing and special place to be. The views are amazing, the village and area is interesting and the location is good for exploring the island. It is fairly remote so you have to be prepared to drive but the nearest supermarket is very close (10 mins in the car) and the nearest taverna closer still, plus bread is delivered to the village by van every morning. We were not disappointed when we arrived and our enjoyment of the whole holiday was only increased by the warmth and hospitality of our hosts, Manolis and his wife Roula who own the villa (which is half of Manolis' Grandmothers home, recently converted) and Roumy, who lives in an apartment beneath the villa and is the housekeeper. The welcome basket of food kept us going for 24 hours and food just kept on coming in the form of gifts from our hosts who did everything they could to ensure that we were comfortable and got the most from our visit. In our case this included an invitation to the village fiesta - an all night street party in the village square, with traditional dancing and music, food and plenty of raki! It was a fantastic holiday.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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DJAKOBI
Montreuil, France
1 review
“GREAT HOLIDAY.”
Reviewed 22 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

A house well equipped, a beautiful landscape
a warm welcome
everything was done for us to be comfortable

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: the location, the view, the house, the people, no tourists,
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Rethymnon, Greece
Reviewed 31 March 2012 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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