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Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
1 Queen2 Twins
2 Full baths
Meet the host
Hosting since June 2017
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guests: Die Familie:
Babis, ein ehemaliger Seekapitän und seine junge Tochter Voula werden sich all Ihre Bedürfnisse zuwenden. Die Familie besitzt und betreibt Landwirtschaft (Paprika, Trauben) und es ist möglich, diese mit kurzen Ausflügen zu besichtigen. Gerne gibt die Familie Tipps für Ausflüge in der Umgebung und ist telefonisch immer erreichbar.
Voula studierte in Athen Philosophie aber ihre Liebe zu Kreta führte sie wieder zu der schönen Insel zurück. Ihr Vater hat die Villen und die neuen Luxus-Appartements mit allem Respekt auf die Architektur der Insel gebaut. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt auf das, wofür Kreta berühmt ist: die „kretische Gastfreundschaft“.
We were leaving in a small house with private pool. Excellent for a family of 4 persons. Quiet, big terrasse with table, swimming pool and transats. We had access to the common pool but we didn’t go.
Beautiful area with amazing view on the valley and the sea. Sunset is beautiful.
Voula and her sister are sympa and always providing advise.
Excellent stay. If we come back to this area we will re-book here for sure
Visited July 2020
Written August 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
London, United Kingdom9 contributions
Stunning holiday location
The villas and apartments all have stunning views, with amazing sunsets every night. The villas are modern, clean and well stocked with all the basics for self catering. The hosts are really friendly and accomodating, and go out of their way to ensure your holiday is perfect. Highly recommend.
Visited August 2019
Written August 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
Stunning Orelia apartment
Wow - and I really do mean wow.
This beautiful, select group of apartments and villas have a wonderful location over the charming resort of Kalamaki with breathtaking views across the bay to Ag Galini.
Our two bed, two bath apartment was furnished to a high standard and was kept spotlessly clean by the housekeeping staff who visited every second day of our stay.
Any minor problems were dealt with immediately and efficiently and I really cannot find fault with the place.
Thanks to the lovely sisters Voula and Despina who took such good care of us and were always on hand with friendly tips and advice. We will be back.
Visited August 2019
Written August 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brescia, Italy3 contributions
Holiday with family
Is simple wonderful place! Special thanks to Vauda that always take care of us. Location is perfect to discover the place, the apartment is very clean, big space with a wonderful sea view
Visited August 2019
Written August 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wir wohnten für 12 Tage in einem Steinhaus. Die Anlage ist auf einen Berg gebaut daraus ergibt sich ein wunderschöner Ausblick auf das Meer. Unser Häuschen war
top gepflegt und sehr sauber. Schöner Aussenbereich mit grosser Terrasse und wunderschöner Dachterrasse mit atemberaubendem Ausblick. Besonders zu erwähnen sind Voula und ihr Team, die immer alle unsere Wünsche erfüllen konnten und sehr gastfreundlich waren, wirklich top. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und die Ruhe auf der Anlage sehr genossen.
Visited August 2018
Written August 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bergamo, Italy49 contributions
Peace in the real Crete
A perfect place to relax, enjoy a wonderful view from the pool and to start a series of amazing visits to some of the nicest spots in Crete.
The host is always available for suggestions and to facilitate your stay; do not miss a little pearl represented by the village of Kamilari.
Not intended for the particularly sensitive to the wind... no mosquitoes and no bees but quite strong air during the Meltemi season.
Overall, very highly recommend!!
Visited August 2018
Written August 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Perfect villa for family vacation
Beautiful mountain-side villa with outstanding views of the ocean, olive groves and perfect sunsets. Villa is located approx. 1.2 miles from the ocean (2 – 3 mins from sea-side town of Kamilari) and is close to many great restaurants (casual but with good food and service). Villa has everything you need and is furnished / finished to a high standard. Pool and sun deck offer showers, lounge chairs, umbrellas and privacy. This is a perfect spot to relax and decompress and is a peaceful location enabling day trips to the local beaches, restaurants / bars and numerous small towns that offer higher energy. Our favourite beach was Malata (10 min drive) - an enclosed bay with a 300m long beach, with fine gravel and crystal clear deep water perfect for swimming and snorkeling (lots of colourful fish to observe and interesting underwater features near the cave walls). Teenagers liked the carved caves which you can explore on dry land and jump into the water from.
The property is managed by Viola – who is very friendly and will go out of her way to make your stay perfect. Upon check-in there was bottled water in the fridge, fresh fruit and grappa awaiting us. You can collect all necessary supplies at local grocery(s) at very reasonable prices.
I highly recommend this location for couples seeking a private get-away (consider renting one of the stand-alone villas) and families with children / teenagers as your home base for relaxation and exploration. It offers a great balance of high quality furnishings, location and amenities that pair well with the relaxed beach-front offerings.
Visited July 2018
Written July 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We had a wonderful stay at Orelia cretan villas. Very clean, comfortable and well organised appartment. We loved the swimming pool, the view from there is absolutely stunnjng! Voula and her family were very friendly hosts, also for our kids (4 and 2 years old).
On this site of the island you can still experience authentic cretan lifestyle. I would highly recommend this place to others!
Visited May 2018
Written May 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Chantal, we kindly thank you for your time to share your impressions and experience with our Orelia Cretan Villas & Deluxe Apartments. Your support gives us the strength to follow our efforts with the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction and also an incentive for new creative ideas. We look forward to welcoming you to our apartments once more to offer you our Cretan authentic hospitality. Sunny regards from Crete, Yours Orelia Cretan deluxe Apartments Voula & Dimitrios
Written May 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
A very nice flat : modern and very clean.
A wonderful seaview.
A very good hospitality from Voula always helpful.
A bit windy.
Visited August 2017
Written August 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
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