The villa is beautiful, spacious and well equipped. It has views on the sea and a very well maintained outside space including a small garden and a decent size pool. The owners have been really helpful and everything worked perfectly.
It is very well located but you really need to have a car to fully enjoy your stay there. It is only a 10 minute drive to beautiful Rethymno and still you are outside of the mass tourism areas of Platanes and the likes. So really easy to go for an evening walk in Rethymno old town enjoy its great and busy atmosphere then come back for a peaceful night at villa Anissa.
It is also close to many attractions such as Margarites, Arkadiou Monastery, Eleftherna and even Knossos is 1h15 mins away. Sfakaki itself is uneventful but there are still 2-3 nice tavernas and small shops to do grocery shopping.
There is a beach in Sfakaki but it is not very well equipped nor taking care of. However, 5 minutes by car in direction of Rethymno there...