After a wonderful visit to Villa Elia in 2012, we came back for another week in August 2013. This is something as a rule we never do, as I think a return trip can be a bit disappointing. But this was certainly not disappointing in any way. All the things we loved about Bleverde the first time (the view, the surroundings, the pool and the villa itself) were just as wonderful - and many improvements have been made with all new bathrooms, a new staircase linking the pool to the villa, and a lovely new outside dining area. I thought Villa Elia couldn't be improved upon, but it has been! For a tranquil holiday where the loudest noise you'll hear are the bells around the goats' necks, and you can feel the stresses of life slipping away, you'll struggle to do better than this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One Estate - Two Luxury Villas! Welcome to Bleverde, a wonderful olive grove estate with two luxury holiday villas on the Greek island of Crete. Bleverde is known for its tranquility and privacy. It combines remoteness from busy vacationers flows with closeness to the tranquil Gavalohori village, one of Crete's well kept secrets. Bleverde is an estate of 8,000m2 surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the picturesque village of Gavalohori and the the distant Aegean sea. Bleverde hosts two charming pool villas: Villa Elia and Villa Levanda. Each villa offers accommodation to max 6 people. With absolute comfort, leisure and privacy in mind Villa Elia and Villa Levanda offer a luxurious accommodation. Each villa is surrounded by its own private gardens and pool . The many terraces enjoy spectacular uninterrupted views into the valley and the distant Mediterranean sea. ... more less