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Elafonnisi beach ( 1 hour drive from the Cottage)
Falassarna (30 minutes drive from the Cottage)
Chania (20-25 minutes drive from the Cottage)
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kolymbari, Platanias, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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shevus
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Myself ,partner and 10 yr old daughter stayed in Yiannis 's Cottage for two weeks at the beginning of August.We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday whilst staying in this property.
It was lovely,airy and clean and in a beautiful location.
A fridge full of goodies from their farm welcomed us when we arrived.
The pool in the pretty garden was amazing and used constantly.
It was lovely sitting outside at night, listening to and watching all the wildlife(there was a regular owl that would swoop through the garden every night).
Manolis was brilliant and looked after us very well whilst we were there, bringing us fresh eggs and vegetables from the farm and supplying us with lots of useful information on how to get to places and best tavernas , trips and beaches etc.
The local taverna serves tasty local food.
The village is well placed to visit the famous beaches and we took a taxi to beautiful Hania for the day and had a great meal in the old town( Tamam..don't forget to book..very popular!)
You will need a car to appreciate the area though.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and was very sad to leave.
Siobhan Martin and Lucy
Sevenoaks

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Management Response
Sep 4, 2016
Many many thanks for your comments!!!I really hope to meet you again!!

Keep in touch,

Manolis
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Happyhike...
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“So good we went back”
Reviewed June 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our trip in May 2016i s the first time we have ever revisited a property and location (we first visited 2015). Yianni's Cottage is a very restful property and there is so much to see and do near Spilia visiting beaches, the seaside, rural villages, mountains and gorges. The cottage is the perfect size for us (a couple) and there are multiple seating areas outside providing sunshine or shade at any time of day. The cottage is located next to the church with a beautiful view. Yiannis, Katerina and their son Manolis are the best hosts we have ever encountered. Fresh eggs (often still warm) can be collected from the hens in the orchard and I'm pining for the fresh courgettes with flowers still attached cut from the plant for us by Yiannis. As well as cooking in the house and barbecuing outside we also enjoyed the wonderful traditional Cretan restaurants in Spilia (3 minutes walk), Vasiliopoulo, Deliana nearby and at Gramvoussa near Kissamos. The very Cretan resort of Kolymbari is only three kilometres distance and has fresh fish tavernas, many run by the fisherman, as well as grills for souvlaki and Cretan specialities. The freshness and quality of all the food is incredible. There is a Friday morning market near the church in Kolymbari which has great fresh food stalls at the far end - past the t-shirts stalls.
From the off the main tourist route location of Spilia you can easily visit the lovely town of Chania for shopping, a great market, trendy bars, a wide variety of restaurants and a memorable harbour.
Finally I would like to thank Manolis for his attention to detail, arranging the car for us, plentiful support and his delightful company.

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Liked best: The Cretan hospitality especially the hosts
Liked least: Having to leave
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Mike W
London
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“A 100% perfect gem of a place”
Reviewed October 11, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The villa is so well equipped, so clean and fresh, with lovely views and its own splendid pool. These are hard things to find, especially in a villa for two. Not a crazy price, either.
And then you have the family owners who, with all the generosity of true Cretans, brought us eggs and vegetables from their land, took us fishing in their boat, advised us on all the best things to do; even booked us into a brilliant local restaurant and insisted on paying the bill!
Manolis, the son, runs the villa on behalf of his parents- Yannis and Katerina - and nothing, but nothing is too much trouble for him. This place is a gem (as the sunday times agrees). Just book it.We will be back.

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Liked best: The region, the pool and the kindness of the owners
Liked least: Not one thing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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