Despina and her team are the best hosts anyone could ask for.
We booked Villa Mandarina for 5 days and we felt at home.
The villa was very spacious for 6 adults and 1 child and extremely clean and very well maintained, exactly as described and published.
Driving distance from villa to:
Platanias town 5 minutes
Chania 20 minutes
Fallassarna beach 45 minutes
Elafonissi beach 1h20 minutes
Balos avoid driving there go by boat.
We had daily housekeeping just like in 5 stars hotels & Maria made sure that all our needs were met and the villa was spotless.
The Breakfast was the best part of the day, fresh coffee, choice of eggs, local cheese, yoghurt with honey and various Cretan specialities. Effie the chef was always smily and sweet and she made sure that our most important meal of the day was a unique experience.
Do not hesitate to plan a nice BBQ dinner with great Cretan delicatessen freshly prepared by Effie, i recommend the lamb & potatoes in lemon sauce.
Despina helped us charter a boat for a full day trip to Balos and nearby secret beaches, i recommend it to all, but make sure to check the weather forecast and the condition of the sea before you adventure.
Despina recommended Pallas restaurant and it was just amazing!
We will be back for sure as we fell in love with Crete and Conte Marino villas (photos attached)More