What an amazing villa. Comfortably fitted 10 with lots of sun beds, umbrellas, chairs etc... The pool was perfect for the children and little touches like inflatables and noodles made all the difference. The spacious and well appointed kitchen with a sizeable outside BBQ made meal times easy to manage and the downstairs terraces worked as good stages for the younger children 'shows!'
Very quiet location on a hillside and so we were glad to have cars to zip to the supermarket or the nearby beaches. Wide choice of good quality local restaurants and we found everyone very friendly and helpful. Would fully recommend.
We have just returned from a weeks visit to Villa Estia. Holidaying as a family of 8. Ranging in ages from late teens to late 70's. I can not recommend this property highly enough. Its rural location provides a peaceful get away for all the family but you will find ample bars & restaurants less than a ten min drive away, also here you can find water sports, banana boats etc that the teenagers want. We even found a restaurant to deliver us take away if you don't feel like leaving the pool surround or cooking!
The out door space is fantastic - with plenty of seating for both day time & evening socializing. And if you want some quite time away from the group! There is even a roof terrace which is perfect for star gazing. Look out for shooting stars.....
The inside of the villa is so well equipped, ample comfy sofas (although in August we hardly used this space as nice to be outside in the warm evenings), the kitchen has everything (& more) your kitchen at home has.
The beds were comfy, the rooms all lovely with air conditioning throughout the property. 2 bonuses (if you are used to holidaying in Greece) the toilet paper can go down the loo & the shower heads are attached to the wall! :)
The approach road is a little uneven but take it slowly its fine. The drive from Heraklion airport takes 2 hours and is a good road and a straight forward journey.
Not forgetting the lovely pool, spent a lot of time floating on a lilo (provided) to keep cool!
Just returned from a two week stay at this superb villa! The most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! There is not a single item missing from the kitchen and lots of cook books to make fabulous meals. Totally private but only a short walk to a lovely cafe/bar, and 10 minute walk to a beautiful empty beach! Who could ask for more? Many authentic Tavernas all within a 5 min drive. Didn't have one bad meal. Cannot recommend enough!
Everything in this accommodation is of the highest quality. For those who want to cook, the kitchen is beautifully equipped - my mother in law, who is a chef, was delighted with the knives! The bedrooms provide a good range of sleeping arrangements - we stayed in the master bedroom - complete with own balcony! The pool area is exceptional and so much space - even with seven people, there was always a quiet spot away from everyone else if you needed it! The barbecue was also put to good use. Any problems we had (such as broken kettle) were dealt with swiftly. As other reviews have mentioned, a car is an absolute necessity as the nearest town is a good ten minutes drive away (not something you would attempt to walk in the height of summer). Be prepared for a bumpy ride on the approach road which is not yet properly surfaced. It can be quite punishing on the suspension of your car.
As you can see, I am struggling to mention anything negative. This really was the trip of a lifetime and we all enjoyed our stay very much.
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Cannot recommend this villa enough!
An extremely well equipped modern villa which was immaculately clean upon arrival. It is in a very quiet and peaceful location so a car is a must even if it is just to pop to the shops. There were ten of us staying and we managed with one car.
The local town is just lovely and we spent a couple of days at The Rock Bar right on the beach which was a great location for a bottle of Prosecco to watch the sun go down!
We travelled with two other families and had five children between us who enjoyed the water sports provided by George who was great!
We also ate lunch at Dragons Cave which has stunning views and amazing food! There are some lovely Tavernas locally to spend the evenings in too.
We would definitely recommend this villa and would love to visit again!