Second visit to Grapevines and just as wonderful as last time. Wendy and Phil are so helpful in the booking process and also arranged our car hire for us which works brilliantly. Cannot fault this place in the slightest, had our 9 month old little girl with us this time, all the comforts of home, literally feet from the door of the house to the pool so we were able to sit outside with our baby monitor whilst our little girl was napping.
Visited the beach this time around, beautiful and sandy, lovely shallow gradient into the sea which again is sandy underfoot so perfect for us to let our little girl experience the beach for the first time.
We will definitely be back!
The location was amazing - Green Beach was perfect within walking distance, drive a bit further and you come to some lovely little bays. Local Taverners and small supermarkets within walking distance.
Hire a car to go on further adventures and you wont be dissapointed.
The House and pool area was modern and extremely well kept. A twin bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with outdoor dining on the bottom floor, a double bedroom with ensuite and lounge and outdoor balcony on the second floor and a roof terrace above.
Ideal for a family of 6 or a group of 4 adults.
The pool is lovely with lots of sunbeds to choose from.
A Lovely base for exploring Crete or just stay by the pool and enjoy the local area.
Second visit to Grapevines and still as good as last time. Communication with owner was good. The villa is clean and modern, with all amenities available . Close to great tavernas and good beaches. The villa was clean and well presented. Another fantastic holiday.
This great townhouse is set within a beautiful small complex and just a 15 to 20 minute walk into Makrygialos (depending on which bar or beach you want to go to!). The kitchen is really well equipped, bedrooms and beds comfy and the views from both balconies are gorgeous.
If you have teenagers though the WiFi can be a little slow but everywhere in the village has WiFi to compensate!
The village of Makrygialos is a real find. And I loved it more and more each day. The tavernas are superb and really reasonably priced. We arrived late and fortunately Haris taverna which is just next door was open. The food and Aperol Spritz was fantastic and they were so welcoming and friendly.
In the village Olympio bar served the best Cretan breakfast you could wish for. The beach is so safe and sheltered near the harbour. Sun beds are free if you buy a drink from the taverna...just great.
We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in great accommodation situated in a lovely traditional Cretan village.
The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived. It is modern and well-equipped; we had everything we needed for our 10 day stay. The layout of the balconies and terrace mean that you always have the option of sitting in the sun or choosing shade. Fantastic views in all directions. The caretaker Rosemary was very helpful without being obtrusive; she was able to give useful tips about restaurants and places to visit. We really loved the location on the edge of a small town; shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. In fact there is an excellent restaurant next door to the complex. There is a good fruit and veg shop, a patisserie and bread shop and several small shops for general supplies. A sandy beach is a five minute walk away. It would be possible to stay In this location without a car; however, it is also a great base for exploring the less-developed eastern side of the island. There are at least three gorge walks within a very short driving distance and a spectacular walk up Pefki Gorge, which can be done from the house. We also visited the beautiful Vai Beach and the ancient Minoan ruins at Zakros. The roads were not busy (first week in April), so it was a pleasure driving through the amazing mountainous countryside. There was nothing that we did not like and I hope that we will soon be able to visit again.
We had a wonderful time here. Very quiet, extremely clean and well maintained. A very tranquil oasis! Every morning it was usually just us for our morning swim in the great sized pool. The villa was very spacious and the layout with a bedroom on each floor was great for us - two couples. We loved having the kitchen on the ground floor, too. Rosemary and Nikos who look after the property were very welcoming and helpful. The location is fantastic. Wonderful restaurants and a supermarket very close and the harbour and a lovely beach ('Green' beach - keep it a secret!) were within walking distance, though the good beach at Makry-Gialos is closer. Wendy was so helpful with booking car hire for us any answered all our questions quickly. Will definitely visit again.
We stayed at Grapevines . A lovely vibe in the town, friendly locals. Rosemary and Nico who managed the villa were very helpful. The accommodation clean, modern and had facilities to ensure a good holiday. The service we got,with regards to the car, was good and nothing was too much trouble.
The pool and outside area was immaculate. All expectations were exceeded.
We would thoroughly recommend this property for great holiday. Already going to try and book for next year.