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Analipsi, Crete 72055 Greece
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Crystal-clear water awaits. Villea Village is located on the SE of Crete, where you find authentic Crete. Individual units surround an olive grove; each kitchenette apartment has its own patio or balcony. This small family-run resort has showed warm Cretan hospitality for decades. It is private yet you can find an activity to join next door or in our rec centre. Hear Cretan music, learn Cretan dancing, drink Cretan wines and local spirits, have a go at quiz night, enjoy poolside bbqs or do nothing at all. Lie around the 25m pool, relax in our gardens, or walk 50m to the sandy beach (and shops and restaurants). This fishing village is full of seaside tavernas. Indoor/outdoor restaurants serve famed local cuisine. Walking to the village or to town centre is flat. Behind our boutique resort are gorges for hiking... some walk to local mountain villages for a beer. In front of the resort is the main village road along beachfront. Guest return multiple times to simply lie by the pool; or spend time watching local craftsmen and fishermen ply their trade. Many guests comment "once is not enough". The nightlife, hiking and archaeological finds abound in this area. It is one of those precious areas that allows a cultural relaxing holiday.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Fax / photocopying
Paid private parking nearby
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Greek and 3 more
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Elias C wrote a review Dec 2019
Monroe, New York2 contributions
It is 6 months later and I still remember this charming resort. The staff and the neighborhood are so charming, thoughtful, and kind. As LGBT travelers we felt so welcomed on this quiet island town. The resort was very well kept. Picture this, old Greek white wash apartments with flowers all over is a olive tree setting. View are rustic, charming, even a little ocean view from some balconies. Now, yes the place is old, but well maintained, that’s the charm. Bathroom was renovated, clean, nothing fancy. They thought of every thing. And these little things count. Although the grounds outside are NOT overrun with mosquitos, if you leave you’re door open to let in the Greek isle breezes on your terrace, some will still get in. Solution? Yes they have plug ins to repel them. It works great. The AC is old and is programed to go off 3 hours around midnight to 3 am. Solution, they provide a fan. Since it never gets scorching hot because of the cool breezes this works fine. And I am a super hot sleeper and hate no ac. It a major deal for me but I was more than fine here. Prices are decent, happy hour is great! Pool is second to none at the pool bar. Beach has a Tiki bar (Not owned by resort) that turns into an outdoor night lounge at night. Beach is 1 block away and is to die for, but a short drive will take you to secluded beaches that will take your breath away. Bring your own meet barbecue is a must. You go to the butcher in town, get your favorite meat, seafood, vegetable. They will prepare it for you and have a beautiful poolside dinner with all the guest. A night of Greek Music, under the stars and olive trees and amazing staff providing an excellent evening. The staff make you feel like family and you want to come back and visit. I will never forget this place. And I will be back. One tip. Make sure you get a rental car. Your missing out if you don’t explore the super safe area.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Navigate585805, Front Office Manager at Villea Village
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a delightful review, its particularly appreciated that you include such helpful information for future guests. Bring and BBQ is always popular and a great way for guests to socialise together - we are lucky to have the perfect setting to hold this weekly event .So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope that you visit again - Kind Regards - Sue
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karenrigby1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Ulverston, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Villea Village is an amazin place. Nothing is too much bother for the staff. Every member of staff is goes over and above for you. When ever I have had a question, Sue has always been quick to answer my questions. Vassili local knowledge is amazing and he always has time to help you. The bring your own BBQ is great fun and a great way to meet new people. At Villea Village everyone feels like a big family. Chrissoula's food is so delicious, her cheese pies and spinach pies are to die for. So are Niko's cocktails especially at happy hour. Breakfast is available and is a fantastic buffet.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Navigate585805, Front Office Manager at Villea Village
Responded Nov 26, 2019
Kalimera Karen - Thank you so much for taking the time to write on Trip Advisor - very much appreciated. It is a pleasure to have you stay. Our regular guests such as yourselves really do help us in creating the special Villea Village atmosphere! See you next summer I hope - Yasssou Sue
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Anne-Marie Mitchell wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Villea Village, situated in south-east Crete, is a very special place. We recently spent two weeks there, and had a wonderful, restful holiday. The rooms and pool/bar area were immaculately clean, and it was lovely to relax amongst the olive trees which surround the pool. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfasts and must thank Chrisoulla for her welcoming smile every day and her enthusiasm. We also enjoyed a super evening of wine tasting with Vasilli, the resort manager, who is very knowledgable about all things Cretan, and introduced us to a good range of Cretan wines. The beach is only about a hundred metres away, and swimming in the crystal clear sea was great. We hope to return next year. Thank you everyone!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Navigate585805, Front Office Manager at Villea Village
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - delighted that you enjoyed your stay and are hopefully searching your local wine stores for fine Cretan wines [ have mentioned to Vassili that you wrote - he sends greetings and asks you to let us know if you find any Cretan wines and where]. Will pass your comments on to Chrissoula - who as I write is cheerfully serving breakfast to our end of season guests. Looking forward to seeing you next year, Kind Regards Sue
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Jill T wrote a review Oct 2019
Doncaster, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
We have just returned from a week at Villea Village. Our flight was due to arrive very late so I emailed to find out about late check in. I had a very quick from Sue saying that reception would be closed but a note left on the side door given us our room number and she would see us in the morning to check in. She explained everything about the resort and activities next morning. The setting of the apartments and studios is beautiful. There is lots of bougainvillea and hibiscus and it is so peaceful. The Village is lovely too. There are some really good tavernas - Golden Beach- was a favourite. Unfortunately we didn't make it to Dragons Cave as we didn't have a car and although Sue tried 3 firms no taxi was available. We'll have a car next year to make the most of the area. As another review said Vassilis is very knowledgable an the wine tasting he did showcasing Cretan wines was excellent. We wanted a really relaxing week this year as we had had lots of things to deal with and we definitely found that at Villea Village. We are certainly looking forward to returning to this idyllic place and its friendly people. Only two really minor pleas. Would it be possible to have just a small toaster and one smaller pan in the studios. I did miss my toast. Thank you everyone there who made it such a lovely week.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Navigate585805, Front Office Manager at Villea Village
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to comment on Trip Advisor - why on earth didn't you say you wanted a toaster - most rooms just have a sandwich toaster but we do have some pop up toasters - same applies to a small pan. Please when you visit again ask us if you need anything - we always do our very best to provide. Its much better to do that here than wait and mention it when you are home!! Hopefully we will see you again next year - do drop me an e mail saying you would like a small pan and a pop up toaster!!! Best Wishes to you both Sue
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Cornishman72 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cornwall7 contributions1 helpful vote
A fantastic resort with amazing pool in the most beautiful, unspoilt south eastern Crete. October is amazingly quiet for visitors but still plenty of reaturants open. Amazing beaches and sea temperature great at this time of the year.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Navigate585805, Front Office Manager at Villea Village
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Kalimera, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment - delighted you enjoyed this rather special part of Crete. We are very fortunate in having such a lovely and large pool [ I often think it was designed in centimetres and built in inches!] - there are so many different types of beaches nearby - seem to satisfy most tastes. Hope that you visit us again in the future Kind Regards Sue
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villea Village
Which popular attractions are close to Villea Village?
Nearby attractions include Makrigialos Beach (0.6 miles), Olive (0.4 miles), and Cretan Folklore Museum (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villea Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Villea Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villea Village?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villea Village?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villea Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gusto, Restaurant Taverna Golden Beach, and Diaskari.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villea Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villea Village?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villea Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villea Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kapsa Monastery (4.1 miles).