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Villa Verekinthos

Gerolakos village Keramia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00 Greece
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Verekinthos Villas is an impressive 240sqm traditional Cretan villa with a 40sqm swimming pool, set on the outskirts of Gerolakos village in Keramia (just 16km from Chania center and old town).
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We spent 2 weeks at Verekinthos in August 2018 – we are a family of four with children aged 14 and 17. It was our second family visit to Crete, having had a hugely enjoyable stay in a different villa in the same region 3 years earlier. There are many positives about the villa. It is very spacious (it is actually two separate buildings, each with its own lounge, cooking facilities and bathrooms – although linked, in practice the two buildings have different entrances), and has been converted to a high standard. The interiors are well presented and maintained with lots of facilities, and good air-conditioning in the bedrooms; there is no need for any a/c in the kitchen/lounges as original concrete walls mean it is cool even in high summer. The outside space is very pleasant and scenic, with different areas to sit on different levels, though it looks a little bigger in the pictures than in actuality. The pool area is nice, though the pool is pretty small – more for dipping than for swimming. Nikos is a warm, kindly and welcoming host, and his mother’s cooking is fantastic – we would encourage sampling of whatever food is offered! The main challenge of the villa is the location. If you want tranquillity, then you certainly have it (although the villa is on a minor road, meaning occasional passing cars) and the mountain views are nice. The flip-side of tranquillity is, however, that the location is quite isolated. There is a small store nearby, but the couple of local mountain restaurants were not very good. This means, after a day of pleasant relaxation, you need to drive 25-30 minutes to get to a decent restaurant for dinner (in the direction of Chania), mainly through windy, hilly mountain roads – then the same again in the dark coming back. We got a bit fed up of this after a while, and ended up going to Paleohora in the south for a few days (which is fantastic!), where we stayed in a hotel and walked out to dinner. Nevertheless, we felt a warmth when we returned to the lovely villa, reminding us that the location was really the only real downside of a very good holiday.
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I visited Chania this September with my wife, our 6 month old daughter and the in-laws. We chose Verekinthos as the place looked stunning, is in a beautiful location and it seemed to tick all the boxes for us. The place lived up to expectation and the owner Nikos has put a lot of effort into renovating this old family property to create a stunning guest villa. The views are amazing - looking out at the white mountains which dwarf any mountains here in the UK. Although situated on a small road, this is very quiet and only a few cars pass each day. The place is silent (apart from the goats, dogs, locusts etc). At night the secluded location provides an excellent view of the night sky. The host Nikos was extremely friendly and brought us lovely food on several occasions. He even took time off work to come and cook a traditional Cretan bbq for us on our final night. Not something we would expect but Nikos really does go the extra mile to make you feel welcome in his home. He also brought us wine and traditional raki. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the main town of Chania then it is worth noting that it is a good 30 - 40 minute drive from this villa. The villa does provide a great base for exploring the surrounding area as there are plenty of other places to see. Nikos also recommended some local tavernas where we ate and we were not disappointed. The only slight negative about the place which I hope could be improved, is that the kitchen is very small and has very little equipment. Given that the villa can accommodate upwards of 8 people I think the kitchen should be much bigger and the facilities better. This does not alter my rating as I can see Nikos is constantly improving the place and I'm sure this is something that has been fed back before. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful character building, with a great host, in a stunning location.
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My friends and I had the pleasure of staying here recently and we couldn't have been happier! The villa is absolutely gorgeous and everything we expected it to be and more! Nikos took great care of us and was available to get us to the villa late at night after our ferry from Santorini was very late. He barbecued for us one night and his mom was so kind to send us a delicious cake and spinach pies that were to die for. The location is a little far from Chania town, but the gorgeous drive makes up for it in that you want to drive it because it is that beautiful! The villa is clean and well equipped and Nikos is available and helpful at all times of the day. When I come back to Chania I will not stay anywhere else! Thanks again for everything Nikos!!
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Response from Nikos P, Owner at Villa Verekinthos
Responded Aug 31, 2018
What can you ask more than having people like Alexa ,Lizzie,and Joshua as guest in your place!!! Only if you could have them for some more!!! Thank you Alexa all of you and hope to see you again soon All My best with you.. Nikos .
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Wonderful holiday villa with pool close to Chania (25 minutes). Nikos has turned his grandfathers farmhouse into a lovely and well renovated ensemble of three small villas. We've spend a lot of time on the great terrace. Nikos, thank you so much for your hospitality, the barbecue and your mums stuffed tomatoes! I loved your wine as well! Our group of seven really enjoyed staying at your house! My husband, my son (9y) and me stayed in the former stable with one twin bed down stairs and another kingsize bed upstairs on the gallery. There are another two large bedrooms. So there has been plenty of room for all of us. This is a real secret place!
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Our family stayed at Verekinthos villa from July 13 to 23, and we simply could not have asked for a better place! The villa is beautiful, renovated with love and attention to details. Swimming pool was a big hit with our kids (and not only them...), the view of the hills around the villas is fabulous and the silence was such a luxury. But the best part was the owner himself. Nikos was welcoming and an incredibly pleasant person to interact with. He helped us with tips about daily trips, local restaurant etc. And he spoiled us by bringing often delicious greek food cooked by his mother. Thank Nikos, we had a memorable vacation! And we will be back! Michela & Co.
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Response from Nikos P, Owner at Villa Verekinthos
Responded Aug 5, 2018
What a beautiful family!!!!! Michela kooks lovely Italian briam . Thank you very much for everything I really enjoy our conversations and really had good time with you. My best to all of you and many many kisses Nikos!!!
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PRICE RANGE
$190 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureChania Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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