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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Agia Paraskevi, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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moo_bear
England
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91 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Imagine ...”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Imagine sitting under an umbrella, sipping a cold beer. Imagine the sounds of cicadas and birds, the occasionaly dog barking - and a church bell. Imagine a view stretching across olive groves, orchards and small villages towards the sea. Imagine swifts swooping across the top of the swimming pool. Imagine, too, climbing down the steps into that swimming pool where you can drift in the coolness, surrounded by oleander. This is Alkistis Villa - a beautiful place to spend time - where you will feel at home and welcomed sincerely by the owners Argiro and Nikos, who are so kind and so friendly, they are like family. The villa is spacious and spotlessly clean. Little things like excellent wifi and a dishwasher help to make your stay even more pleasant. And when you have the yearning to leave the nest for a while, Platanes and Rethymnon are just down the road. Yes, that road is steep, but it is not difficult and the views you get in reward are wonderful! We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend to others. Thank you Argiro and Nikos!

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Liked best: The view and the friendly owners
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Crete Heraklion
Reviewed December 22, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Israel
Reviewed October 22, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Traveling group: Family with young children
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danadanny
Manchester
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“Exceptionally Unforgettable”
Reviewed September 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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We had one of the best holidays we've ever had whilst staying at Alkistis Villa. The villa was set on the hill top with fantastic views of the gorgeous blue sea. A car is definitely required to get to the villa and the nearby towns/ villages. The villa itself was beautiful, very clean, well maintained and well equipped. Rooms were comfortable and everything very carefully and thoughtfully provided. The outdoor veranda, sun loungers and, not to forget, the stunning private swimming pool all contributed to the perfect relaxing holiday. It was absolutely amazing. Everything we could have wished for and more! Many thanks to Argiro and Nikos for their warm hospitality. We will definitely return again, hopefully soon!

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Liked best: Private swimming pool, villa well maintained and very clean
Liked least: Steep roads leading to the villa- car required
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Manchester
Reviewed August 27, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Reviewed August 20, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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pipcanti
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“peaceful, beautiful views”
Reviewed August 15, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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the location is lovely - up a rather steep hill, giving wonderful views of the north Cretian coast. less than 5 minutes drive to Platanias, with its many bars and tavernas. a further 5 minutes gets you to downtown Rethymnon, with its beautiful old buildings. the villa has a great pool, full kitchen and very useful air-con in all bedrooms. the quiet location is ideal for relaxing by the pool with a drink in hand on a warm afternoon... the hosts are welcoming and very friendly. would recommend this to couples/families.

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Liked best: views, views, views
Liked least: could not walk to shops or bars - require car for all trips
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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