My family of 4 women spent one amazing week in the comfortable Athena Villa 1 (with full sea view) last week of May 2013. We booked the villa and a rental car through thehotel.gr who gave us excellent service. After arrival Chania airport in Akrotiri, we picked up the car, and then after a 15 minutes drive, we arrived the Divine Villas where we were welcomed by the manager Argiro. She is a lovely girl who gave us all information we wanted and came by every day for a nice chat. We felt so taken care of, and she also arranged a visit of Gianna who came to the villa and made pedicure, manicure for us all. She did an excellent job, and later the same summer when I went for second time to Chania with other friends, she came for the same purpose.
I have read some of the positive reviews, and I can only agree about the Divine Villas. The Danish family Herstal, who owns the property, has decorated the 4 Athena Villas and 4 Poseidon Villas with elegant and modern products such as textiles, lamps and other interior. Argiro told they change it continuously. Very nice! During our stay I also got the chance to see all the villas, and I must admit that I liked the Athena Villas 1 and 2 best, most because they are closest to the sea with stunning view. Athena Villa 2 and 3 are on the second road. Behind them again you find the Poseidon Villas side by side along the small villa road.
The villa itself has 3 floors with 4 bed rooms, all with separate bath and television in every room. The master bed room on the third floor has access directly to the top terrace while the 3 others are on the ground floor with access to the terrace/parking area. The beds were comfortable. On the second floor there is a huge living room with a separate dining table and a well equipped kitchen. The villa also had wifi, dish washer and washing machine! We therefore filled up the fridge from the grocery market (10 min. from the villa) and also had one evening inviting friends to join us for dinner. Sunset Taverna near by delivered lovely home cooked Greek dishes for the occasion. Great evening on the amazing and huge terrace with sofa to chill on, tables, chairs plus sun bed around the pool. The cleaning was also excellent. I don’t use my time to look for negative things, and for us this villa was perfect. The only thing was two days with unusual strong wind, which we were told were not normal (warm wind from Africa).
I have been many time to Crete, and I just love the spring (from end May and June) because the temperature is still comfortable. The greenery and flowers are so lovely and it is not many tourists yet. When you stay in Tersanas a 20 min. drive from Chania, you must like to stay in a quiet area. There are of course everything you need there; nice beaches (incl. famous Stavros Beach) and some taverns spread around, but it is necessary to have a car. Then you have all the opportunities to explore this wonderful island: all the small villages as Plakias and Paleochora on the south coast, Samaria Gorge, the Venetian port of Chania, Rethymnon, Kalives, Almyrida and many other lovely places.
Argiro, thanks for your lovely hospitality and hope to soon have another holiday in Athena Villa and of course see you again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is not a dream. This is Divine Villas. Eight luxury houses built with Greek architecture in mind.- Located only 10 minutes from Chania- Amazing views- Lovely accommodation- Large, private pool- Wonderful services to help make your stay a memorable one.Choose your favorite style villa – sea view or seafront – and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Divine Villas Greece/Akrotiri, Chania