We really enjoyed our two weeks stay at Villa Elisa and would highly recommend it.
We were welcomed by the owners who were extremely friendly and keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay and provided us with local food on arrival.
The huge garden is a dream, which has been created with a lot of love. There are so many paths and seating areas. The plants and trees are a splendor and it had so many different fruits and vegetables which we could enjoy every day. We enjoyed every day watching the sun set from our balconies or pool.
The facilities in the villa were fantastic and overall the accommodation was presented excellently, everything was very clean and tidy. All bedrooms and living room have air conditioning which worked very well. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a large fridge.
Our children (ages 16 & 18) were with us, the villa was perfect for them, they spent a lot of time in the pool and played with the house cats. We found the area was very quiet and safe.
It is only a short drive to Perama or Panormos to buy foods or visit the nice tavernas. There are so many beaches in the region where you can easy go to swim.
I can only say good things about this villa and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you to Natasa and Yiannis for everything you did for us and will hopefully be back there soon.
Location is very good, it is in the middle of the island. We have spent a week in villa with 3 children without any accident what means its safe even with children :)) Villa has lemon tree, mint, grapes, etc.. growing around whole green garden. We had a greek cookery courses and we loved it a lot! Food was fantastic and olive oil (villa made) just WOW! Owners are just amazing, they brought us Raki to taste, cookies when we came and the last day they brought us home made very tasty pies (her mom made it). VERY RECOMMENDED!!!
A superb holiday in this lovely villa. Very attentive owners with lots of helpful advice. A wonderful place for a relaxing break. Lots of places to visit locally. Hope to return in the future.
If you are looking for a truly amazing adventure with your other half and children, surrounded by a beautiful paradisaical environment, this is for you. The villa itself is lovely, furnished in traditional fashion. It has all the facilities you would require, coffee machine, strong shower, dishwasher, washing machine , BBQ and solar heating (which means you have hot water throughout). We went with our 2 girls, age 8 &12. They were enchanted by the gardens that were abundant with we have to say the most beautiful plants/ vegetation we've ever seen in a garden. There were palm, olive, fig ,lemon, orange & grapefruit trees to name but a few, and the flowers were sublime, nothing like we've seen in Enland. The garden was big and full of character, with fairytale like hidden spots, for the kids (and us!) to retreat to. The pool was a very good size, and Yannis the owner would come and clean it every day. Yannis was superb and we truly felt secure knowing he was just a phone call away. Villa Elisa is secure and safe and the gardens are big but a good size to know your children are safe. You will need a car to pop to surrounding areas such as Panormo where we bought our food and beaches. There's also a supermarket down the road (10/15 minute drive) that's great with everything you need, with a cafe/ bakery next door that sells extremely good cakes, biscuits & bread. If you want to venture out, we recommend a car.Crete is mountainous so our advise would be to bring a SatNav and keep to the main roads. We drove around Crete and came back to our gorgeous Villa Elisa often enjoying our BBQ food! The meat, vegetables & fruit in the area is incomparable to food in England, so we relished every moment. There was so much to do, we had to cherry a few visits including Palace of Knossos, Rethymnon, Sfendoni Cave, Panormo (excellent taverna called Porto Parasiris), Agia Galini, Matala, Kourlalioticko Canyon to name just a few- We also took a boat to Santorini Island. We liaised with Kostas & Sophia @ eTouri who were really efficient and helpful, and provided us with excellent service and quick communication flow. We truly had an adventure in Crete and embraced the Cretan people and environment. We felt that Villa Elisa was our home and sanctuary, and when the time came, we didn't want to leave.
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