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“Terrific Villa For Large Groups and Families”

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7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Lucy L
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“Terrific Villa For Large Groups and Families”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Perfect holiday accommodation for our large party of 10 friends and 6 small children. Had such a great time. Fab pool, playground and villa. We were really well looked after. Highly recommend the cooked meal too.

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VickieWil...
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“Amazing Holiday and Wedding Day”
Reviewed 16 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have just returned from an amazing 2 weeks at Knossos villa we cannot thank Nikos and his staff enough not only did we get the most perfect holiday but was also provided with the most amazing wedding day at the villa. From first contact the service we received was above and beyond. Lina met us upon arrival and was always contactable to help with anything needed. The villa itself is beautiful with the most amazing views. Manos the groundsman was at the villa every morning cleaning the pool and grounds.
As for our wedding day all I can say is “Wow” it was absolutely perfect I couldn't ask for more. When talking to Nikos about our options he provided us with options of decoration, food and even the cake and my bouquet. And on arrival at the villa we were met by pinky the decorator to go through final details. It was hard not knowing exactly how the decoration was going to look on the day but we certainly wasn't disappointed with what we received it looked stunning. And the meal was amazing we went for traditional Greek food and it was delicious.
I can't thank the staff enough for providing us with a holiday/wedding we will never ever forget. Highly recommend this villa to anyway wanting an amazing holiday and 5* treatment.

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Zoe M
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“Just perfect”
Reviewed 3 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The manager Lina welcomed us to the villa and showed us around. The only words we used were 'wow' and 'amazing'.
We hired cars to get to the town and to the beaches, which were beautiful.
The villa was kept absolutely spotless as were the gardens and pool.
The evening crete sunsets over the mountain are lovely.
Lina made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay and was brilliant - a star!
We will definitely be re-booking next year.
See you soon x

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Liked best: the attention to detail - lighting in the gardens, pool and the big bbq
Liked least: the week was too short!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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gristyuk
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Not only our home for 2 weeks, but also our wedding venue ...”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2014

I'm a little late writing this review considering our stay was 2 years ago now, but i'm sure the surroundings and attention to detail is still just as good (if not better) than when we stayed.
We stumbled across the villa when we were looking at the Greek Islands as a wedding venue, we needed something big enough for a large group as all our family would be attending and we thought it would be convenient just to all stay together. As soon as we saw the Knossos Estate photo's we were sold, i contacted the owner (Nikos) and managed to secure our booking 12 months prior to our arrival. Whilst then looking for somewhere in Rethymnon to get married we had a brainwave, considering the size of the grounds within the villa how awesome it would be to get married right there.
I once again contacted Nikos to run our idea's over with him and he was more than happy for us to have the wedding in the grounds and also offered to provide a catering service which his staff could do for us.
We had superb contact with Nikos over the next few months arranging everything, nothing was ever too much trouble and we were able to order all our drinks for the wedding day via him and also we had a BBQ catered for our reception afterwards, excellently set up and prepared by Maria & Manos.
The villa is everything you could ask for, it exceeded our expectations and provided a safe, private environment for all our kids to play.
The knossos estate will forever be a part of our wedding day and somewhere we will never forget, we hope to come and stay in the future!

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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
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Ursula S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa for a large group”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We stayed at this beautiful villa for my daughter's 30th birthday celebrations. We were a family of 7 adullts, one child aged 3 and a four month old baby. The facilities were fantastic with the layout out of the villa perfect, having two seperate lounges and kitchens.
The villa was spotlessly clean and the towels and sheets were changed regularly. Lina looked after us extremely well and nothing was too much trouble.
We had a barbecue one night and a greek meal another night which was cooked by Lina and they were both amazing.
The only down side to the villa was that the pool was a bit too cold and would have been better if it had been heated.

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Liked best: the quiet position of the villa
Liked least: was too far to walk into the town
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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