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“An idyllic setting to have a relaxing break”
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Villa Ozymandias
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“An idyllic setting to have a relaxing break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

I have just been looking back through our holiday snaps and it reminded me to write this belated review. (Sorry Sandra and Chris!!)

This holiday was by far the most relaxing, chilled out, beautiful holiday I have ever had! My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Ozymandias in August and have not stopped recommending it since! We raved about it so much that my sister and her fiancé have booked it up for their honeymoon next year. Sandra and Chris were the perfect hosts, we cannot thank them enough for all of the local knowledge they provided us with.

We had a perfect mix of pool days (memories I often recall when dreaming of sunshine and peace!) and sightseeing/beach days. A hire car is essential, Chris helped us out greatly with this - recommended! We were sent in the right direction for gorgeous local cuisine and where to avoid tourist hot spots.

The apartment was perfect in size and amenities for the two of us. Great selection of books and DVDs of that takes your fancy.

We would (and have) recommend this holiday to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, scenic holiday and we cannot wait to return! We are in our mid twenties but it would suit all ages. Truly amazing hosts and absolutely stunning location. Book it up now!!

Best wishes to Sandra and Chris (fingers crossed the pool lights are still fixed and Chris hasn't had to purchase a snorkel!)

Ben and Hannah xx

  • Stayed August 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Sandra and Chris are amazing hosts! From the very first moment we got to their beautifully located villa on top of a hill until the moment we left we were treated like family. Not only we loved every single moment of our stay, we also made new friends!

Sandra and Chris would help out a lot by making beautiful reccomendations in regards to restaurants, beaches, places to see etc. They were always there when you needed them and you would never notice them in case you wanted to have some private time.

The apartment itself is simply decorated, it is very clean and has anything one needs to be able to spend a great time. A fridge, a little kitchen, a private bathroom, a TV and DVD/CD player, a couch etc. The best is the view and the sunrise from up there. Also a lot of lovely decoration details like handpainted stones by Chris and the beautiful garden are worth mentioning. No noise at all. You can only hear the birds and some other animals in the morning hours. The nicest beach is only 5 minutes away by car, which is a must have if you are staying at the villa. Parking is not an issue of course. The villa is ideally located if you want to explore the eastern part of Crete. Chris and Sandra will help you with the itinerary.

We will definitely be back and are looking forward to seeing Sandra and Chris again!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The moment we stepped off the plane, and were greeted by Chris, we knew we were in safe hands, little did we know Villa Ozymandias was about to be more than we could ever imagine.

The Villa is simply stunning and is complimented by the most outstanding views of the island. The tranquil surroundings and the Villa layout offered a relaxed and private space for us to unwind and self indulge.

The apartments are thoughtfully equipped and designed to a high standard. There was not one instance where we felt any detail had been forgotten. The Personal touches provided a really welcoming environment and comforting atmosphere, especially when we first arrived.

This is a beautiful part of the island to visit, and there should simply be no comprise where to stay. Whether you want to be exploring, relaxing on one of the many picturesque beaches, or simply want to enjoy the panoramic views from the Villa, you will be well looked after. Sandy and Chris provide the perfect balance of hospitality. Whether you wish to venture out to all of those secluded nooks and crannies, or are in search of something more lively, their knowledge of the island is invaluable. We would not have enjoyed the many places we visited without their help.

This was our first holiday together and one which has certainly set a precedent. If you are contemplating booking a stay at Villa Ozymandias, don’t! We are looking forward to returning and making a second trip up to captain Yanni’s for some lunch, and a raki or two…

Thanks once again for a perfect holiday and for being the perfect spot for Dan to ask that all important question!


Sarah & Dan

Silverton, Devon

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We've just returned from our 4th visit to Villa Ozymandias and as usual had a fantastic time. Sandra and Chris as usual are the perfect hosts and we consider ourselves very lucky that they are willing to share their little piece of paradise with us, we can't get enough. The apartments are spotlessly clean with every convenience and the view to die for, we especially like to sit out at night and look at the lights from Istron and Aghios and we can even hear the sea from up there. We're definitely plan to keep going back, although Chris worried us slightly with talk of going to Australia! Luckily they're just planning a visit, phew!! Thanks for a great holiday, love to you both.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed at Ozymandias villa with Chris and Sandra and had a great time. We were welcomed from the moment we stepped off the plane and were given everything we could want from our stay in Crete. A perfect holiday let, clean well equipped and a lovely location overlooking the bays. The food was excellent especially the sooper dooper BBQ done by Chris and Sandra!! The beaches are a short drive and there is an excellent choice of them as well as authentic and welcoming tavernas. A great holiday we will be back thats a threat! x

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Just got back after spending a week at Villa Ozymandias and it's been the best holiday my wife and i have ever had. The Island of Crete is so beautiful and there is so much to see. The apartment we stayed in was immaculate with everything we needed and had a stunning view that made me say wow everytime i looked out at it. Chris and Sandra the owners made us feel so welcome from day one, they couldn't do enough for us. We learnt so much about the island from them and it was very sad to say goodbye when it was time to leave. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at Ozymandias - great views and a fabulous location - away from the main town. Our hosts were so helpful and gave us some great tips for eating, drinking and exploring.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Ozymandias
Address: Aghios Sillas, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Ozymandias is a new property with 2 attached luxury studio apartments and a swimming pool. It has some of the most staggering panoramic views over the Mirabello Bay and surrounding Dikti mountain range. The apartments which both have fantastic views, each sleep 2 adults in twin bedded accommodation. 5 minutes drive from beautiful beaches, bars, 24/7 cash machine, supermarkets, restaurants. 73 kms from Heraklion airport, just 10 minutes from Aghios Nikolaos. Car essential. Welcome basket provided. ... more   less 
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