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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Plaka, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Dermot C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“worth it for the view alone”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I spent a wonderful week at the villa with my extended family at the end of the season. Our party included kids, teenagers and retirees and had something for everyone. Granma and grandad loved the garden and the local villages and the kids young and old, loved the pool and the local beach - we all had a ball. The villa and its grounds are of a very high quality, the service was excellent and the welcome warm. The local village was lovely. We discovered its charms far too late in the week, having gone further afield first and the local beach had everything the kids needed. We came away very relaxed.

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Liked best: The view over the bay
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Arne Klug...
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
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“The place to stay in Crete!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Staying with friends for a week early October. Never experienced anything like it. The villa is situated perfectly when it comes to; distance from airport, view, proximity to old village with tevernas and freshly baked bread and other necessities and so on. Did I mention the view? Gives you the ultimate feeling of “top of world”, especially at night with all the lights below! We also enjoyed the lay-out of the various verandas and terraces. After barbeque on a fabulous grill, find some wood and enjoy the fire! What is commented in other reviews about the high quality of the villa itself is true. 1st class. We would also like to thank the owners for excellent and friendly service. PS! There is a twin villa next to this one, and we seriously consider to invite enough friends to fill both villas,- this is an experience worth searing!
Just one more thing; the neighbors has some angry looking dogs, heavily barking when walking by, but not dangerous. Tip: Keep the gate closed.

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Liked best: Location!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Laird1234
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Perfect Week in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My wife and I spent a lovely week in Plaka, Crete in September. The villa was outstanding. It was of an extremely high standard and catered for our every need. We were on our own but it is set up perfectly for families. The grounds were superb with a lovely pool and lots of seating areas to enable you to make the most of the weather all day long. The views were amazing and the whole place was a haven of peace.

We ate out most nights but please do take advantage of the large bbq area.

One little minor point is that we would have liked to have walked down into Plaka one night but felt that the villa was just a bit too far and too steep a road to walk back up from the Square.

All in all we would go back in a minute.

P.S. The Bolarakis family were lovely.

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Liked best: The villa
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Peter S
Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands
1 review
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“A place with a great view”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

We spend a great week with our family. The house itself is well equipped, everything is there. Tiles and bathrobes are switched during the week.
The site of the house is like described in the other review. The house provides maximum privacy.
The owner is very friendly and cooperative.

The only comment we could give is the pretty small size of the pool and the fact that the water is pretty cold in the early and late season. Because of an overflow system a lot of water gets lost when jumping in. Therefore fresh water is supplied, so this doesn't give the water a change to warm up.

But this is a house you should definitely rent !

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Liked best: The garden and view
Liked least: The cold water in the pool :-)
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Roger C
Southwell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fabulous villa with fantastic views”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

Villa Daedalos is located on the top of a rocky hill looking down on the town of Almyrida with distant views to Souda to the west and the White mountains to the south. The modern villa is very well appointed and very comfortable. the owners are very attentive and keen that their guests should have an enjoyable stay.
The villa must have one of the best locations in Crete with fantastic views in all directions.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: the spectacular views
Liked least: the approach road which was very uneven
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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ACF251
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Luxurious designer villa, spectacular 360 degree views, unique location.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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people found this review helpful

This must be one of the preeminent villas in western Crete. The location on top of the hill overlooking Plaka affords spectacular 360 degree views of the bay, ocean, and mountains. You won’t be disappointed by the glorious sunsets, followed by serene evening views over the village down below. The architecture is superb and spacious, complimented by a well maintained garden featuring many local flora. Various patios allow you optimal usage of outside areas, including the large pool and barbeque area. The attention to detail inside the villa is remarkable, providing for a most relaxing and luxurious stay in this spotless villa. The owners are lovely: responsive during the booking process, taking care to ensure your comfort during the stay, and liberally sharing, if requested, their knowledge of the area. If you care about privacy, yet being near the village centre but without any noise, Villa Daedalos is highly commendable.

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Liked best: The views, the superbly designed and clean villa.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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