We have spent a fabulous week at Villa Kokkinos. It is located in a small village but is very close to Platanes and Rethymno. We had trips to Preveli beach, Imbros Gorge, horse-riding and Rethymno - all of which were easy drives from the villa.
The accommodation is kitted out with everything you will need and more. There was an extremely generous welcome food pack with BBQ'd meats, salads and vegetables provided on arrival. The fridges were stocked with essentials - and some non-essentials.... including beer! Deliveries of breads and pastries for breakfast arrived every couple of days. The pool is lovely and kept spotlessly clean by the owner. There are also lots of games and toys to keep kids (and big kids) entertained including a little football area, basketball and table tennis. There is a beach area and local tavernas about 5 minutes walk from the villa.
The service from Kostas and the team at Etouri both before we arrived and during our stay was fantastic.
We, my wife and I, booked this villa to celebrate our 25th wedding day. We invited our children and their partners and also my wife's mother (totally 8 adults).
Upon arrival (late saturday evening) we were welcomed by the owner's daughter, and had a tour of the 2 houses. Also there was a “welcoming package” with foods, drinks, water, fruit, salad, bread etc, i.e. all you need to get a perfect start of your holiday.
The location is perfect in quite surroundings overlooking the sea. The villa(s) contains everything you need in case you would like to prepare your own food. If not, you have a couple of tavernas within walking distance, and the city of Rethymno 10 minutes away by car.
Beaches and supermarket is within walking distance.
Service is within minutes, in case you need any support (the owner lives across the street. The pool was cleaned every day and cleaning of the villas was performed every 3rd day. Extra “silverlining” was the breakfast bread delivered on the door handle by the owner a couple of times during our stay.
Also the service from the agency, Etouri, is always within the distance of a telephone call, in case you need help with anything (thank you Kostas & Sophia).
I/we can strongly recommend the Villa Kokkinos for families and parties of friends that wants a nice holiday in Crete.
Really great accommodation and owners who go out of their way to make you welcome and ensure that your stay is perfect.
The area is beautiful, just a short walk from the beach and restaurants and not far from the main road to make exploring easy.
I would thoroughly recommend this villa.
Last week we returned from a week's stay at Villa Kokkinos and I couldn't fault it. The villa was immaculate with the pool maintained every day. Mr George (the owner) and family were very welcoming and kind enough to provide us with food from their restaurant on the first evening and some mornings. Kostas, the holiday adviser, was very helpful with providing recommendations of where to eat and things to do. A highlight for us was visiting Baja Beach Club. The villa is a short walk from a few tavernas and a small supermarket, but a drive away from anything else. We used the taxi company recommended by Kostas every day who were excellent and a reasonable price. We would definitely return to Villa Kokkinos, thank you!
We have just returned from a lovely week at Villa Kokkinos. The property is as described in the advertisement and is comprehensively equipped and kept in immaculate condition. We have stayed in many properties and this is one of the best equipped we have ever holidayed in.
Our party of 8 included grandparents, parents, aunt and uncle and 2 children aged 3 and 1. There was plenty of room for us all with lots of seating areas and eating facilities inside and out. Located on a rise there are views of the surrounding area and spectacular sunsets over the sea.
Having children ranging in ages would be no problem here as the owner has gone out of his way to provide play areas including basketball hoop and football located in space away from the pool so they can play safely but in view of adults. Our little ones really enjoyed the small house, slide, swings and toys (all of a high standard) located under cover on rubber matting. Adults can sit in the shade and relax whilst keeping an eye on the children enjoying themselves. The pool was a little cold as it was May and the shallow children’s end was still a little deep for our youngsters but nothing that a cheap paddling pool would not solve. The children’s equipment cots, high chairs were all spotless and there was even 2 pushchairs which we really appreciated.
Our flight was delayed and we were very thankful for the lovely hot meal that had been left for us. The welcome pack was of a very high standard and included drinks, milk, butter, jams, ham, cheese wine, beer, orange juice, fresh fruit and salad etc etc. It really was excellent. The owner cleans the pool each morning and often left us fresh bread and local delicacies. The villa was cleaned during our stay and towels and bed linen were changed. Mr George, the owner and his daughter, who speaks English, were very hospitable and go out of their way to make sure the villa and its grounds and contents are kept to a very high standard. The booking agent was efficient and kept in touch with us although we did not need to contact them for anything as everything was as described.
The location is quiet but it is only a short walk to the beach, some local tavernas and shops. There are neighbours but we did not find this a problem. It is about a 10min drive from Rethymno, a lovely little town, buses do pass as the bottom of the road.
We would recommend visitors to eat at the owner’s restaurant which is centrally located in the town. We had a lovely meal there and it was very reasonably priced.
I would highly recommend Villa Kokkinos. Mr George and his daughter have gone to great lengths to provide excellent accommodation and services that make their property stand out.
We booked this villa for 10 days via Etouri who manage the property on behalf of the owners. Firstly thanks to the staff at Etouri for their quick responses and excellent service with regards to our stay.
This villa is fantastic. It is very clean, spacious and has several balconies that offer fantastic views, especially of the sunset over Rethymno. There are 2 BBQ areas, which are great for larger groups.
In the main villa, the bedrooms are spacious and have good air con. There is plenty of wardrobe space in each too. The living room/kitchen area is huge, and the kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to cook.
The annex is the highlight of the villa. Again, this has a fully fitted kitchen and living space, as well as a huge bedroom that is tastefully decorated. The large windows that open up in the annex provide great views for who you wake up!
The owners did a fantastic job at looking after the villa throughout our stay. The gardens are especially well maintained and look fantastic. We thank the owners for providing a meal for us on our first night from their restaurant (that is also worth visiting!). We arrived late, and were really grateful for the food as well as a fully stocked fridge full of fruit, salami, cheese, breads etc. In addition, the Kokkinos family would often leave fresh bread and pastries from the bakery first thing in the morning. This is such a kind gesture and made us feel very welcome.
Overall, I would highly recommend this villa. We couldn't find any faults at all throughout our stay and we had a wonderful relaxing holiday.
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