This Villa was an absolute nightmare. We booked it over the phone from Crete and only going by the photos looked relatively decent. The owner was sketchy right from the port, picking us up in an unmarked van with no signs on the side or anything at all. Being two 21 year old female travellers, things like that set off bells in your head. To top it off, he was pressing us at (1am when we arrived) about the length of our stay and why we were only staying one night. Upon arriving at the hostel, he walked us up to our room, came into the room and shut the door. WEIRD. Told us that we were required to be at the reception at 10am to tell him our travel plans. The next morning, he knocked at our door at 920am and while we were getting ready to leave (packing our bags and stuff). When we told him we would be a few minutes he waited at our door for us. When we told him we were leaving he asked where we thought we were going and we said that we were going to find accomodation closer to fira. He told us it was impossible and that if we were smart we would just stay with him because he wasnt sure if he was gonna have any room by the afternoon (we were sure we were the only ones staying in the villa). So he gave us our passport we gave him our money and headed down to the bus stop to go to fira. While waiting at the bus stop, he pulled up in his sketchy green van accusing us of stealing his douvet blanket. We are travelling with backpacks that arent even big enough to put a sleeping bag in and plus we have sleeping bags attached to our bags. After I told him we didnt have his blanket, he demanded that we come back to the hotel and find it. We obv refused and he drove off. He came back 3 more times telling us that we owed him money and that we stole from him and when we refused (still sitting at the same bus stop) he sat in his car and stared at me for 5 minutes. Saying nothing, just glaring at me. I not so nicely told him off and he left. Worst experience of my life with a hotel. If you are even considering this place, dont. Its secluded, theres nothing around, he barely speaks english, the rooms are small and the surrounding area is bleek. Stay at Villa Manos in Fira.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Marvalia Santorini/Perissa