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Balos lagoon-11 km Away
Falasarna beach - Just 10 minutes by car
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Kaliviani, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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andrewmkl...
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Best location in Western Crete”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Villa Patriko is a one-of-a-kind location, perfect for a large group of friends or family. Nantia is an incredible host, maintaining frequent communication, and greeting us with freshly baked treats, Geek salad, lemonade, wine, beer, and coffee. The house has every possible amenity, the porch is huge and a great space to enjoy a slow breakfast as you prepare for the day, or host a gathering at night as you watch sunset over the sea. The pool is equally spectacular, and proximity to Balos, Falassarna, and Elafonissi beaches is as good as it gets. Strong wifi, spacious kitchen and dining, hot water whenever you want it, and one of the best tavernas a two minute walk down the road. Stay here as long as you can.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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mmaguire4...
San Rafael, California
1 review
“Fabulous Home, Incredibly Gracious Host”
Reviewed July 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

To begin with, we were greeted by the hostess with a prepared meal for our family of 8 and her hospitality continued throughout our stay. She was helpful and conscientious and as we parted (with hugs all around) she had gifts for the ladies and the children.

The architecture and design of the home is both beautiful and comfortable with every detail and convenience attended to.

We can't wait to come back! Everyone agreed that it was the best vacation we have ever had.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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jeffmills...
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
1 review
“Perfect retreat in a quiet, comfortable village”
Reviewed June 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Four of us met from different parts of the world where we've been working for a peaceful break to catch up again. The house provided all the space and comfort we could have hoped for. The swimming pool and balconies were great in the mornings and evenings and there were enough activities to round out a week of fun and rest. The house is close enough to stuff to do but far enough away to disconnect from the busyness of life.

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5dawsons5
Marple, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb Traditional Villa With Beautiful Views.”
Reviewed June 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Immaculately finished traditional villa which really feels very special.
Our extended family of 11 including 5 children aged from 4 - 11 years old have stayed here on 3 occasions and have always been more than delighted.
Ground floor has a well equipped kitchen, dining room and comfortable lounge area, WC, a double bedroom with en-suite and a large terrace with furniture allows the most amazing views over the bay of Kissamos in one direction and the mountains behind. In the evening and mornings you can see the goats coming off the mountain to their pens with their bells clanging. (Like a scene from Heidi !)
The first floor has a family bathroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom and a large master bedroom with a double bed and a mezzanine floor with a further 2 single beds and a cot if required - again with en-suite. The master bedroom also has its own large terrace / Balcony with great views. A separate self contained apartment with a balcony is below the main house built into the rock with a very special feel - Our parents stay here so they can escape from the children when required! - This apartment can be rented with the main house or as a separate rental.
The owner Nantia and her family are absolute Gems - anything you need they will be able to assist with. On arrival we were greeted with traditional hot Cretian pie, home made cake, fresh fruits and a well stocked fridge and cupboards with all you need for a few days. I promise you that you will not get a warmer welcome than from Nantia and her family.
There is ample space both inside and outside.
The swimming pool beside a lush lawn and well maintained garden has always been a great hit with the children and provided a very refreshing cool down for the adults on lazy days on the terrace. There is also a large traditional BBQ for evenings in.
The Villa is located in the lovely small traditional village of Kaliviani which boasts a small well stocked shop, 2 wonderful traditional tavernas and also a fine dining restraunt.
From Kaliviani you can drive along a mountain road (15 mins) then a walk (2km down hill) to the picturesque Balos Bay - or you can get a boat from Kissamos. Other beaches not to miss are Elafonisi beach (1hr drive) and Falassarna (20 mins drive) to name a few.
We love this Villa and would 100% recommend it.
Thank you Nantia and family for some of the best memories.

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George O
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“Beat Ever Airbnb Accommodation”
Reviewed June 26, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I have stayed in many Airbnb all over the world. I have to say that Villa Portiko is the best accommodation I have stayed in. The host Nantia is a brilliant host, the villa is spotless and very comfortable and the welcome we got from Nantia is second to none.I have no reservation in recommending this Villa to anyone out there. In fact in due course I will be returning to Villa Portiko to experience Nantia hospitality.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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Betonblau
Jona, Switzerland
1 review
“Fabulous place to stay - Crete at its best”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The Villa is ideally situated at a very nice place in the town of Kaliviani. The mountain and sea view is stunning. An excellent tavern is just a few steps away, Beautiful beaches are within 10 minute car drives. The villa itself is ideal. Perfectly clean, well organised even for big groups and equipped with all amenities thinkable. The kitchen and outdoor barbecue are great even for big groups. The pool is sensational, especially for the kids. We received a very warm welcome by the hosts, who presented us with homecooked local meals and food. They were extremely helpful and always reachable, even with the most difficult tasks. I recommend the villa to everybody looking for a perfect holiday location, and I am pretty sure, that we will return some day, thank you very much for the great time we had!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Chiz_Will...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Dream home to have fun, relax and take in Western Crete”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Away from any hustle and bustle but well connected and in a beautiful village setting, this is a place to make dream holidays happen. The host family where inch perfect in helping us plan our holiday and then so very kind in helping us make tweaks and then providing some very welcome gifts and cakes for our party. Highly recommended for families with kids of all ages. A well built and furnished house that works so well. socially, to cook in and to sleep in. With terraces, a pool and garden that accommodates pleasure, leisure and deep relaxation. The village has access to quiet beaches and Kissamos and Balos and other destinations are a short drive away. It also has a terrific set of restaurants just a few hundred yards away and a shop to get basics in. Some days you don't have to move far to have a trip.

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