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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chania Prefecture, Crete

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garstella
Crediton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful family friendly villa set in glorious location”
Reviewed September 18, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Wonderfully peaceful location, the villa is very well equipped and comfortable with the added bonus of your own private pool and stunning views of the coast and surrounding countryside. The host Dimitri is very welcoming and available for any questions you might have. The villa is near all amenities, although a car is recommended for getting out and about. This was our second visit to Villa Papoura and hopefully won't be out last.

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Christine...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely wonderful house and setting”
Reviewed September 5, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The villa is in a fantastic location, set on a hillside with olive groves all around. There are wonderful views of the sea, hillsides, and mountains in the distance. It is so calm and peaceful, yet there are beaches for swimming and snorkelling a short drive away. There are lots of local tavernas to try - the food is delicious - and supermarket and petrol station in the nearest town on the coast - again only a few minutes away by car. The villa is beautifully clean, well equipped and maintained, the pool perfect for a dip any time of the day or evening. We ate outside all the time, under the mulberry tree or poolside in the morning, on the balcony in the evening. Dimitri is very welcoming and very kind; his dogs are firm favourites with all of us. We would love to visit again - this was the best holiday we've had for ages.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Andy A
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27 reviews
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“Ideally placed villa in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed April 7, 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Large villa set in its own, large grounds with stunning views of the sea to the north and the mountains to the south. Ideally located, beaches, shops and restaurants only 5 - 10 minute drive away, yet villa is far enough from the main strip to be extremely peaceful and private. Owner Dimitris and his two dogs live on-site in a small apartment behind the villa. He welcomed us with a glass of homemade raki (a Cretan tradition), and was on and to fix the occasional small issue we had with the heating, and cleaned the pool daily. The Villa is a really good size for a family, and is decorated in traditional Cretan style. Only reason we didn't give it 5 stars is there are one or two areas that could do with repairs, like the rope around the pool, air-con in the living room leaks - all minor issues that didn't really impact our stay there, and as mentioned Dimitris is on hand to repair what he can.
Lots to do locally; some really good restaurants (Nemo's is well worth finding!) and good beaches. Plenty of day-trips locally, boat rides and small museums ato name but a few.
On departure, Dimitris very kindly gave us parting gifts of olive oil from the garden and more homemade raki! Would definitely recommend.

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angelligh...
Fivizzano, Italy
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“Villa Papoura - simply wonderful”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Villa Papoura is a beautiful villa in an excellent position just a few minutes drive from the beaches, shops and restaurants of Gerani and Platanias. From the villa you have stunning views of the sea, mountains and surrounding olive groves. Dimitris, the owner is a really delightful, helpful and generous man who will make your stay as welcome and comfortable as you could possibly hope. The villa is ideally situated for exploring the whole of the western end of Crete.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Udi123
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Great place for a relaxing vacation”
Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We went for a 1 week vacation, a couple with 2 daughters and their boyfriends. We all needed some rest from busy daily work. The villa is about 3 km from seashore on the hills watching the Xania bay villages. It is out of the main village of xirocampi, and has a nice view of the sea and western hills. Three seperate bedrooms allow privacy, 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is a bit simple. The balcony is the best place, next to the pool, shady, gets good wind during the evening. You better have a car, so you can reach the main road where you can find shops, busses, taverns, fule etc. We injoied the pool. The house is very clean. We cooked every evening so some more kitchenware could be used. The owner lives nearby (with 2 cute dogs) and is very helpful, friendly nad not intrusive. Reaching the villa for the first time mit be tricky, read the guidelines carefully. Location is good for daily rides to seashores, Xania (bus is easier) , gorges, etc. we liked it very much

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Liked best: Pool, terrace, location
Travelling group: Extended Family
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16Licht
Ahlen, Germany
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“beautiful place - wonderful view to the sea - away from tourist bustle”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a wonderful holiday . The house is great ; away from the tourist bustle . From the pool and the terrace you can look down to the sea . The pool is well maintained and the owner very nice and relaxed . We would like to come back!

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Liked best: pool and view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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