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Spaceous and colorfoul Livingroom.
Traditional yet fully equipped Kitchen & dining area
Relaxing and spaceous Master bedroom
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom
Pool bed area to relax and take a nap
Villa by night
View from pool at night
View from the balcony
Take your breakfast at the edge of the gorge
Dining out area, next to the gorge
Swimming under the snowy mountains
Have a botle of wine watching the sunset
Experience the traditional architecture
Georgioupolis is great for everyone with good tourist amenities and lots of shops.
Kalivaki beach 3km from villa
Romantic walks on the beach
Nearby Lake Kournas. Its fresh water is great for swimming. Lots of taverns and pedalo
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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michele b
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa and location..................perfect!”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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The villa is furnished to a high standard and was very clean. We arrived at midnight and next morning awoke to the sound of sheep and goat bells, which was lovely. The villa sits on the side of a gorge with views to the mountains and sea as far as the eyes could see. Stephanos the owner was really helpful when we had problems with a hire car and his wife treated us on two occasions to her freshly made cakes and cheese pies which were delicious! The villa grounds are totally secluded and the swimming pool very inviting for a dip. We did many trips to tiny little mountainside villages as well as the more well known places and it was always lovely to come home to our villa on the hill.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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William D
Maresfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We saw all the five star reviews. It lived up to the reviews and all our expectations. The views are stunning

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Liked best: Location and privacy
Liked least: Insects, but not considered unusual for the climate
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jane J
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa, fantastic service in a brillient position!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This is our second trip and we enjoyed our time once again. The view is just amazing and the standard of the villa is 1st class. Stefanos arranged a very late check in, early morning and a late check out so we could maximise our time in Crete. We had 3 very tasty in expensive meals in the village of Kefalas which is 15 minutes up the hill from the Villa, in a small tavern above the supermarket, which Stefano recommended. The cake shop in Virases was just as good as last year. You can see them making all the cakes themselves. I can highly recommend their Baclava! We will certainly return again in the future.

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Liked best: The standard of the Villa and its position.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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phil u
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
4
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lovely villa in a quiet location with excellent views of mountains and the sea
owner was very helpful and supplied some lovely cakes
villa was well equipped and supplied

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Liked best: views
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jonathan...
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“If you owed a villa, you'd want it to be like this...”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in April 2012
5
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*Note: This review is two years late but we so often reminisce about our vacation in Crete, I thought it’d be appropriate to add another glowing review of Experience Villas!*

To sum it up: Stefanos has created an unparalleled vacation experience with the location, décor, and (personal) care and service provided upon arrival to one of his two villas. One simply cannot find a better spot for a vacation as a couple or small/large family that provides wonderful amenities and proximity to other tourist attractions, while affording privacy when desired! For us, it has become the benchmark by which all other vacation accommodations/services are measured.

Many of our comments will echo those already listed prior to and after our trip, so it proves Stefanos’ excellent service is customary for any family. Stefanos greeted us at the villa with a ‘welcome packet’ (containing the essentials for a couple with a 2 year old: milk, bread, cheese, spaghetti & sauce, etc.) after our evening journey from Chania. As Easter was being celebrated during our trip, he also gave us a few of the red eggs used during Greek Easter—something we were lucky to also experience years before during a trip to Athens—as well as a special pie his wife had made for us! Stefanos was more than willing to advise us on where to go and what to see in Crete, and e-mailed us throughout our weekly stay to let us know of events. These were unexpected gestures of hospitality that are rarely repeated in the service industry, but truly shaped the great experience we had.

As for the villas, the pictures readily speak for themselves. They are immaculately clean, spacious, and wonderfully decorated with ample room for a family vacation. The kitchen and laundry room had everything we needed (one could always use a larger variety of pots/pans but there was enough) and all appliances seemed new or relatively new. The large flat screen television on the wall had plenty of channels from which to watch a variety of shows and there was even a decent selection of kid/grown-up movies to watch…a big “thumbs up” from our (then) 2 year old son!

The location of the villas is perfect as it is close enough to Georgioupolis to enjoy the beaches, Lake Kournas, and the restaurants, yet secluded enough to escape the crowds while still enjoying beautiful views of the coastline! We were able to do day-trips from the villa and would recommend visiting Rethymno, Sfakia, and Heraklion—all places we thoroughly enjoyed!

If we visit Crete again…we’ll try to stay here again, too!

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Liked best: Hospitality
Liked least: In April, the pool is rather cold and there are high winds across the island.
Traveling group: Young Children
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nienieb10...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Holiday Ever”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
3
people found this review helpful

And it really was. My partner and I had never been to Crete before and this villa and Stefanos as the owner was the best way to stay. The villa was perfect, completely isolated with the most perfect views. It was also one of the cleanest villas I have ever stayed in! Stefanos was lovely to great us with scrumptious food and kept making deliveries throughout our stay without ever invading our privacy. The location was so peaceful and relaxing I felt I stayed there for 2 years, not 2 weeks. It has made us completely fall in love with Crete and we cannot wait to visit the island again. The location of the villa is also great for lots of site seeing. I have recommended the villa to several friends already. If you are going to stay in Crete you HAVE to stay here.

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Liked best: Location & View
Liked least: Needed a few more bowls (and that's really trying for a complaint :) )
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Pat B
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful,relaxing 2 weeks in this lovely villa.The villa was comfortable,clean and very well situated.The pool was very welcome and very clean.The villa had wonderful views of the mountains and the beach,an ever changing landscape.The goats were a novelty,early morning and evening.Stephanos was very helpful giving local information and available for any queries.His wife provided us with home cooked goodies which were delicious.If you are looking for a peaceful holiday off the beaten track yet within easy reach of the beach and towns-this is the place for you

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Liked best: The views and the peace and quiet
Liked least: The end of the holiday
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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