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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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SAP4369
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing villa, spectacular views exceedingly welcoming owner!”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We had a week here and wished it had been a month. What a beautiful little gem of a place. The owner Stefanos, was super. Informative, helpful and just the right level of being there if we needed but not obtrusive.

The villa is gorgeous and full of character. The pool is stunning, refreshing and crystal clear and the view is just amazing.

If you are looking to relax, unwind in beautiful surroundings with all home comforts this is the place!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Dear Sharron . We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future. Our best regards also to Jonathan. Stefanos, Chrysa and baby.
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Ann F
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 29, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed for 2 weeks at this amazing villa with incredible views and ambience. The best villa we have stayed in in the 8'yrs we have been on holiday in Crete . Owner Stephanos is so helpful , everything organised . We didn't arrive till midnight but he was there to greet us and show us around . So lovely to have such a selection of goodies supplied and a wonderful bottle of red wine . Thank you so much for such a relaxing stay in your beautiful house. The bed , pillows and lovely cotton sheets made for such good nights rest ! Let alone the soft white towels and pool towels . We cannot fault anything and will definately return .

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Liked best: Peace and quiet plus the views
Liked least: When it was windy
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Dear Ann . We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future. Our best regards. Stefanos Chrysa and baby.
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Topoflist
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular holiday spot - a perfect week”
Reviewed April 22, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

We were literally blown away by Cryssa villa within minutes of arriving and spent one of the best week's holiday that we have had in years. The location is incredible, up on the hillside over looking the sea but with amazing views out towards snow capped mountains and hills far away in the distance. Not overlooked, quiet and close to nature yet a short ride from town and the beach.

The villa is very comfortable and tastefully decorated but it is the pool and outside areas that really make it. We had a lot of fun playing in the pool but also relaxing out on the loungers and bed which nestles in a shady corner. We made it a ritual to read bedtime stories to the twins outside looking up at the night sky - a brilliant experience for them.

Hard to tear ourselves away, we could have stayed here for another week without hesitating. Stefanos was a very welcoming host and happy to give advice. Would recommend to anyone.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Need to be careful with pool safety with young children
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2016
Dear Andrew . We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. We will be happy to accommodate you fore more days in the future. Our best regards to your wife and the twins. Stefanos Chrysa and baby.
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MuensterM...
Muenster, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Exceptional views, pleasant location”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

There are two villas next to eachother, we stayed in Villa Chrysa for (only) two nights.
Pool and garden area are 100% privacy with comfortable garden furniture.
Terrasse for breakfast with morning sun. Exceptional views to the bay and the far beaches, still unspoilt. Good beds and elegant living room / bath room. Definitely recommended, a place to stay frequently.
Garden settings could be improved by some more flowers.
Stefanos was very helpful and straightforward, thanks again!

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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2015
Dear Reinartz. We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. We will be happy to accomodate you fore more days in the future. It is in our plans to built an extra tarrace with more plants. Our best regards to your family. Stefanos and Chrysa.
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Michaelc2...
Godalming, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sheep bells and sea view”
Reviewed June 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Thank you Stefanos for allowing us to share the tranquility of Chrysa. We had a space to breathe and a beautiful pool to cool ourselves and tranquility. The house was very comfortable and well organised, and had all the touches of a home much loved. We didn't want for anything. Two weeks spent in idealic surroundings.

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Liked best: The pool
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 21, 2015
Dear Michael. We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. Our best regards to your family. Stefanos and Chrysa(she thanks for your gift)
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ChrisD356
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tranquil setting, beautiful view, amazing service”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Experience is a beautiful, cosy villa that is wonderfully kitted out with open beams and rustic stone walls. We stayed in the first of the villas, Katharina and it is decked out with everything you need to have a tranquil stay in this area. The location is also wonderful if you want to be away from the main area but close enough to nip there in the car within 5 minutes. Also this location is good to get to Rethymnon (30 minutes) and also not too far from Chania Airport which you can do in 45 minutes.
The number one feature of Experience though isn't the location or the villa itself but actually it is Stefanos the owner. He truly goes out of his way to ensure that his villa is perfect for your stay. He gives you an in depth induction when you arrive, and has gone out of his way to provide you with as much info as possible to experience the area. If you have any queries or issues he sorts as quickly as he can and truly is a fantastic host. He also bakes a very, very good carrot cake!!
Stefanos - thank you for your amazing hospitality and for providing us with a superb base to explore your lovely region of Crete.

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Liked best: Owner
Liked least: Unheated pool so maybe a touch "brisk" ;) but to be expected for the time of year
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 2, 2015
Dear Chris. We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. Our best regards to all your family and your mother. Stefanos and Chrysa(she thanks for your thoughful gift)
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Milly2004
UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fab Stay in Crete”
Reviewed May 20, 2015 for a stay in August 2014

We had a lovely couple of weeks at Villa Katerina last August. The weather was wonderful, the villa was just as described and as everyone else has said Stefanos was a great host. Georgioupolis is a fab little resort, has some lovely beaches and we enjoyed going out on the pedal boats on the lake. We ate out most evenings, Stefanos recommended lots of lovely local restaurants and they were all really reasonably priced. There was a nice little restaurant/pool bar in walking distance of the villa, that the kids loved, so we didn’t always have to drive out. And the views from the villa were absolutely stunning and we (the kids especially) enjoyed saying hello the mountain goats everyday! We had such a great time that we have just booked to go back next year!! Cant wait!!

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 21, 2015
Dear Nick & Amanda. We are glad that we could make your holiday experience special and memorable throughout your stay. Our best regards and see you next May. Stefanos and Chrysa
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