Our first meeting with Crete was in 1969, and it was love at first sight.
Since then we have been visiting this amazing island from time to time, several times.
But we didn't know this particular jewel of Southern Crete, Ktima Grammeno Beachside Villa: a fully comfortable, modern and well appointed house in the close proximity of the village of Paleochora.
But what is really unique and an experience in itself is the space outside: the green lawn, shadowed by palms and eucalyptuses, which gently takes you down to the private sandy beach with its crystal-clear waters is a Paradise on earth.
Add to this that the owners, Kostas and Annicke, are the quintessence of kindness and helpfulness, and you have the picture of the perfect holiday.
The villa was all we had hoped for. There was plenty of room for the 6 of us and the beach right outside was a special bonus. There are three tavernas within walking distance. The villa was very well equipped and Kosta and Annick were most gracious hosts. I would highly recommend this for a truly relaxing beach holiday.
What a lovely place!
The villa is immaculate and comfortable with everything you need to cook for yourself. But why bother when you have two tavernas across the road and Paleochora just 5 minutes drive away full of nice places to eat.
With a lovely garden leading to a sandy beach and sparkling clear waters of Grammeno bay we found it hard to drag ourself’s away!
Kosta and Annick are charming and helpful and kosta’s carrot cake was a bit special.
Crete is a lovely place to go in October the weather was hot and sunny and the island is very pretty with lots of places to visit. And the people are really lovely. And did I say the wine is really good and cheap!!!
Dreaming of the perfect beach holiday? You need not look any further. After one week in paradise, we immediately booked this incredible villa for our next vacation. Kosta and his wife strive for excellence in everything they do, making your holiday unforgettable. This house is a hidden treasure! The garden and house is beautifully maintained. With direct beach access, the ocean is on your doorstep. You can enjoy a high level of privacy as the entire garden is fenced in and protected from outside glares. The convenience of free beach chairs and umbrellas is perfect. The water is crystal clear and safe swimming and snorkeling is guaranteed, even for small children. We never felt the need to go anywhere else.
The villa easily accommodates 6 adults with ample space for everybody. The outside porch is the perfect place for eating breakfast and late evening card games. You will enjoy an ocean view from every bedroom. The main bedroom opens up to a huge veranda. The airconditioner makes the very hot summer days bearable. The villa is serviced every day and clean linen and towels provided as needed. Wifi connection is good, even in the garden.
The kitchen is well equipped, but we hardly cooked. Directly across the road there is a wonderful restaurant serving fresh seafood and local specialities at a very affordable price. Next door there is another restaurant, great for quick lunch takeaways. Paleochora, a buzzing little town, is only 5min away by car with restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, a bakery, wine bar etc. Walk towards the back of town and discover the harbor side, truly beautiful.
Spoiled with true Greek hospitality, we enjoyed the free olive oil, Grappa, wine and other treats offered by the host. The home made carrot cake was just another way in which the hosts displayed their warm heartedness, genuine interest and passion for what they do best!
We cannot thank you enough Kosta and we are already looking forward to our next stay with you.
A beautiful,luxurious and cosy villa with a perfect seaview, located directly at the beach. The seawater is very clean and full of fishes and crabs, perfect for snorkeling and other water activities. The beach is clean and not crowdy. The villa is 5km away from the next village- Paleohora, a place with restaurants, shops and boat connection to other locations on the south side of the island. Next to the villa there are also small family restaurants. The villa is easy to reach.We came by car from Chania through a beautiful mountainway. Our hosts are friendly, nice and warm people, very supportive and open for any matter. We had a nice and pleasant stay and we felt like home.