From the pre-planning communication from Maria to all the daily hospitable service from the team made our visit spectacular. I am in the restaurant business and travel extensively, Maria and Dimitri really know how to customize your vacation. Every restaurant recommendation and reservation they made had us treated like royalty when we showed up. The best table and truly great experiences. If you stay, you must have the Chef come over and prepare dinner for the family. Exceptional. All the tours were set up and every support person (driver, housekeeper, chef, etc.) were passionate about taking care of you. Will be back next year!
What a truly perfect week spent with my partner and our children.
The owners really could not do enough to make our stay as stress free as possible. With 12 of us travelling on 3 different flights, with one of our party flying in from France Dimitri made sure we all arrived safely, even organising a taxi to pick my son up when we realised at the last minute he was flying into Heraklion!
Dimitri met the first of our party on the early morning flight 0600 hrs ( along with breakfast) and took us to the villa which is truly breathtaking, set high on a cliff with magnificent views across 2 bays. The villas lay out was perfect for us having 2 separate sleeping areas with 7 children ranging from ages 8 to 25 there was plenty of room for all of us.
Once we had all arrived safely. Dimitri,s wife Mary along with our lovely housekeeper who's name escapes me made us a traditional Greek breakfast, the goats cheese in pastry is to die for.
I was more than happy to spend my week by the pool but the children decided to do ATV and scuba diving. Ariadne from LRC organised all of this for us with pick ups from the villa, the kids came back muddy and happy from doing the ATV and exhausted from the scuba diving making a quiet afternoon for the adults!
When we did leave the villa we went to the beach which is a 5 minute drive away to either of the beeches, it is easily walkable if your feeling energetic but you might want to save your energy for the swim back across the bay to the villa.
The owners were fantastic they kept in touch during our stay without being intrusive and Ariadne made sure there was enough to keep the youngsters busy and the adults relaxed, the chef she booked for us brilliant I would highly recommend having a night off from cooking duties!
There is so much more I could say about this holiday but I think you should experience it for yourselves, we will be returning very soon
Spent a week at the Imperial Villa and will say that it is the best villa I've stayed in to date. The owners Dimitris and Mary were brilliant and the little things they provided and helped with made the holiday what it should be; relaxing and easy going. Authentic Crete the agents were also brilliant, giving our party attention to detail that I have never experienced before.
Well worth the cost and will be using them again.
We stayed at Villa Imperial as a group of 14 - 6 adults and 8 kids (3 to 10 yrs old). The villa was absolutely perfect. Well equipped with essentials, nicely decorated, amazing infinity pool, loads of safe space for the kids to run around. And what a breathtaking location - uninterrupted sea views, incredible sunsets, peaceful, quiet and totally private. It really was bliss and exactly what we were hoping for. The owners, Mary and Dimitrios were so unbelievably helpful too - nothing was too much trouble. They met all of our group (arriving on two different flights) at the airport, to ensure that we had no trouble finding the villa, gave us lots of help with local services, and even came one morning (at their insistence) during our stay and prepared a traditional Greek breakfast for the whole group - it was exceptional and actually the best meal of the holiday! They really were incredible hosts and the level of attentiveness they provided was above and beyond - it really helped us to have a wonderful stay. We would definitely return and would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Thanks Mary and Dimitrios for a perfect holiday!!
The owners, Dimitri and Maria, made us feel like we were family visiting their wonderful villa. The views were incredible, especially from the infinity pool, and the house was new, immaculate, and spacious. Even the housekeeper was incredibly kind and helpful, with the whole team committed to making sure we had all the information and resources we needed for the duration of our stay. We had a range of ages and the house and its amenities were great for everyone. Our time in Crete was wonderful thanks to this villa and the kindness of Dimitri and Maria!
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