The Villa Aetos was just everything we'd hoped for. We were 12 people- 8 adults and four children. There's plenty room for all! The kids delighted in the lovely pool and adored feeding the chickens and collecting fresh eggs. The adults enjoyed all the balcony and patio spaces to marvel at the view and sip some cold Cretan wine. It was a short walk into town for finding tavernas and small supermarkets. Found an excellent taverna called "Poppi" and we ate there most nights. Downtown Rethymnon is fun for walking the old quarter and shopping. Thanks to everyone for making our family vacation perfect!
What a wonderful Villa!
I stayed with 11 other adults ranging in age from mid 60's to mid 20's. The Villa was perfect and very sociable, however, each room had it's own balcony, so you had the space to sit away from the overall group, if you needed some time out.
It's just a short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants as well as a little further to the beach - great location. It is down hill though on the way out of the Villa, so the walk home was a bit 'hot'. Taxi's are all over the place though and you can grab one for about 5 euro's if you feel the walk back was a little daunting.
Ringing for a taxi was also without any issue as their English is brilliant.
Management company at the Villa are lovely. Kostas and Penelope from Etouri (the management company) are extremely helpful. There is a direct dial in the Villa to contact the office and they will help you with absolutely anything.
The Villa is very clean and well maintained. All bedding, towels and pool towels are replaced half way through the week.
Cannot fault anything about this Villa at all. Great place, great views, great staff and great location. Well worth the money, I only wish it was for sale!
We had a great holiday at Villa Aetos, Crete. The villa was perfect for the 11 of us (9 adults and 2 children). The location was good, close to the beach and a few nearby bars and restaurants. The taxi rank is also very close to the villa. The owners and agents were very friendly and helpful and we would love to visit again in the future.
The villa was amazing with everything we could have wished for. The children
loved the pool (so did the adults). Your brother John was very welcoming and helpful as were the family on site. The children were thrilled with the fresh eggs every morning and
loved to see the chickens. The Villa was in a good position close to restaurants and bars but also nice and quiet and private. We visited Poppy's
on a couple of occasions and the food was excellent as was the service, very friendly people.
Thank you again for all your help, we hope to visit Crete again in the near future and would definitely use your company again.
This is the second time we've booked a villa near Rethymno through Kostas Vasilakis and we cannot recommend him and his company highly enough, especially Sophia and his brother John, who went out of their way to ensure we had a great holiday without being intrusive in anyway.
Villa Aetos was lovely and we had a lovely relaxing two weeks with 13 of us staying. The owners of the villa live in their house in the same grounds and they were also very friendly without invading our privacy. They kindly made us two cakes and also shared eggs from their chickens in the morning.
One thing to be aware is that it is a €11 taxi ride to Rethymno old town (around 15 mins) which we love but there are a large number of tavernas within walking distance if you fancy something lower key.
We really enjoyed our time in Crete, the villa was beautiful and the surroundings were very nice. It was possible to walk to the beach and a gorge was near the villa.
The family was very helpful: John picked us up at the bus station, he brought us to the supermarket on our first day and he fixed our bike. We explored the area by bike, but we recommend to rent a car, if you have a drivers license. We would love to come back to the island one day to see more of Crete and to relax in the villa.
We were 13 friends in holiday and we had a wonderfull time at Aetos Villa. The pool is great, 5great big rooms, a very nice barbecue fully equiped! The villa is located 5mins by feet from the beach and tavern, bar etc...
we also had the bread deliver to the villa which is a great plus!!
i will give a big 5 stars to the etouri team who from the booking to the checkout is here to guide you!thank you very much!