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“The stunning photos don't do this place justice”
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18 reviews
Sophia's House in the evening
Villa and Patio
Patio with a view
patio evening
infinity pool view evening
solar heated infinity pool
solar heated infinity pool
fully equipped kitchen
lounge wifi broadband and sat tv
lounge with patio doors to the solar heated pool
double bedroom
twin bedroom
twin bedroom
bathroom
shaded patio area with sea views
upper sun terrace
shaded patio area with views over Almyrida to sea
shaded patio view to the right
Almyrida Beach
Rethymno old harbour in the evening
sunset from the heated infinity pool
Balos Lagoon
Elafonissi beach
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Almyrida, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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jessicaho...
Beijing, China
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The stunning photos don't do this place justice”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

I wintered at Sophia's house for three months and couldn't have had a nicer time. Though the resort town of Almyrida was mostly deserted, the quiet and slow pace was nice and much needed. I enjoyed some r&r in a beautiful setting and, as this was a working holiday for me, the sometimes rainy winter weather was not a problem. I didn't rent a car and was fine walking everywhere, whether to the great little shop, Pear Tree, in downtown Almyrida to pick up groceries, or to nearby Kalyves and Gavalochori for a change of scenery. There are lovely hiking trails along the coastline, so no need to venture into the sometimes scary traffic if you're looking to have a nice walk. I also caught the bus into Chania to spend some of my days sketching alongside the stunning Venetian harbor.

However, my favorite thing about the visit was definitely the house and its surroundings. Beautiful full kitchen and bathroom, and a comfortable living room and bedrooms. I daringly tried to use the pool twice, but the water was freezing, which is understandable, it being winter and all. My favorite place of all was the roof, where I spent most sunny afternoons working until the spectacular sunset fell over the sea. I even enjoyed spending some of the warmer evenings star-gazing. It was simply a wonderful place to be.

I highly recommend Sophia's House to anyone looking to visit an idyllic Cretian village. Ruth was an absolute delight to deal with, and even had WIFI installed for me once I'd arrived. I hope to visit again in the summer, as I'm sure the beaches come alive. Although it is nice in the winter to have them all to yourself.

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Liked best: The experience as a whole
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 25-34
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Irmi P
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“Fabulous views, nice pool and great standard”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Sophia's House! The view over the Almyrida bay and the valley was wonderful - many mornings and evenings were spent outside on the terrace. We all enjoyed the infinity pool, but it was especially appreciated by our two children. The house itself is cozy, clean and has everything a family could possibly ask for. Good location not far from the beautiful beach in Almyrida, but still quiet and in rural settings.

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Liked best: The stunning views and the pool.
Liked least: Nothing, all was very good.
Traveling group: Young Children
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TheDonega...
Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab first family holiday”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2013
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We stayed at the villa the last two weeks of June along with some friends and our two 3yr old boys and we all extremely enjoyed it, This was the first holiday abroad for both boys so was worried about finding some where that was suitable, the villa was child friendly and well equipped. All I would say is be careful when outside and the floor is wet as it gets slippery sometimes. What can I say about the place "stunning views" and every evening with the children in bed we sat back with a glass of wine or beer taking in the view.

The local town is only a few minutes away in the car but is walkable and you can find everything you need. There are plenty of places to eat and we didn't find one that we would not recommend all of them served great food.
There is a grey stray cat around that was hanging around during our stay and he was nicknamed "Tom" so please look out for him as we got quite attached to him.

What else can I say, all of us agreed that we will return.
A big thank you to Ruth who was very helpful before and during our stay.
Thank You from he Donegan family& the Hillman family

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Rosie_Lyn...
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Villa”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

Sophia's villa was great.
Very clean and well looked after. The surrounding area was lovely and the views were amazing. The villa was very well equipped with little extras which made a real difference. The owners where great to deal with and we definitely hope to return in the future.

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Liked best: The views from the Villa
Liked least: The temperature of the swimming pool as solar heated!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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hamid h
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Would Highly recommend”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 for a stay in March 2012

I can echo views of all reviews here. Great Villa great location, lovely owners. The pool was warm enough to swim in too at Easter utilising Solar heating. Also try 3 excellent restaurants in Plaka , 1 minute beyond Almyrida. Best beach we liked was at Plantanos. Rethimnon quaint and worth a visit.

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: Coming home
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Sphia
Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet and beautiful views”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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person found this review helpful

We were in the house in two families for a total of 6 people 10 days in July. Modern living room and kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Private and absolutly clean swimming pool. House is situated in a small village (Aspro) where many foreigners live. Greek people very friendly and helpful. Quiet and beautiful views. For Almirida about a 20 minute walk. There are clean sandy beach, a few taverns and restaurants with good food. Everything you need can be bought in the supermarket Inka in Almirida or 5 miles away. Chania close to public transport possible from Almirida. An interesting area, you can visit Duliana, Gavalochori very nice small towns. We have been in many places on Crete but Sophia House and Almirida are and will remain in our memories for a long long time

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Bronwen G
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful views”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

The house is in a marvellous position. You can walk to the beach although a car is preferable. The house itself is comfortable and well equipped; the small swimming pool a real bonus in hot weather (although you need to take care of wet tiles after swimming). There are lovely walks from the house and if you have transport, there is a huge amount to see in the vicinity. Altogether excellent.

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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