We loved the uniqueness of these villas. Konstantinos reclaimed ruined village buildings and created an idyllic setting on a hill (that seemed to be what i needed on this trip). Konstantinos overlooked no detail in the creation of these homes, in their decoration, and in their provisioning. Simple example - the sewing kit wasn't just needle and thread; it also had fasteners, buttons, etc. He even has a small market with the necessaries and unusual items.
We should have stayed here a week. We had a complete kitchen, living area with a long dining table, sofa, well (yes, a well) and round oven (from the original buildings), large bedroom with internal balcony, a large outdoor room that overlooked the wide valley below, a private patio, and rooftop terrace. The bathroom had a washing machine. We took advantage of the pool, steam room and library, but ran out of time to use the gym facilities. This place would even be perfect when the weather gets cooler. There are fireplaces in the rooms, games, videos, books, etc.
And the breakfasts! Served anywhere you liked around your villa. An extremely large assortment of local products. Katerina was very friendly and helpful about places to go.
We were able to take great trips into the surrounding area, including the mountain towns around us, the western beaches, and Chania. I wish we had more time to just hang here.
I almost forgot - you must go to the nearby taverna. We made sure that we had two dinners here. The food was traditional and to die for. The owner was absolutely friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The traditional settlement of Samonas is a complete renovated neighbourhood in the village of Samonas, in the district of Apokoronas Crete, at an altitude of 400 m and at a distance of 25 km from Chania. All our dwellings are two-storey (maisonettes) with unlimited view to the mountains, valley and the sea. They are exclusively built in stone and wood to match their surroundings. Each is built at a different level due to the ground's steep slope, with common courtyards as well as independent verandas or balconies and quiet corners. They are decorated with many small folklore objects and antiques. All incorporate the same comforts and luxury, although they differ in size and layout.Here you will experience unique moments of relaxation and complete tranquillity in an authentically traditional area, without missing any of the comforts of the modern way of living, which we have quietly incorporated in all our dwellings. ... more less
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