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“Lovely Villa with Amazing Views”
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Pool showing formed sunbed and seating area with jacuzzi in the pool
The Villa from Sept 2015 showing the mature gardens, which have improved the privacy around the pool
Outside dining with fantastic views towards Kalives
Bedroom Balcony with views towards Kalives and The White Mountains
The views toward the White Mountains from the pool area.
The Pool at night, showing the jacuzzi, seating area and steps
The Pool at night, showing the jacuzzi, seating area and steps
Fully equipped kitchen
Upstairs Double bedroom with doors to front and rear balconies
Upstairs Double bedroom with Balcony
Lounge area
Views from the gated entrance and private driveway leading to private car park and garage.
Lounge area showing sofas and television with satellite and dvd
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kalyves, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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cotonopol...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Villa with Amazing Views”
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We spent a week at The Damythsi Villa the week before Easter. We had a lovely time at Kevin’s Villa, it was so relaxing. The views of the white mountains and sea were amazing. We are glad we hired a 4 x 4 vehicle as the road to the villa was uneven. Although we didn’t do any cooking at the villa, all the facilities were available. The Villa itself was clean. It was a beautiful time to vist as all the spring flowers were out. We were very lucky with the weather, the sun was shining all week, although it was cool in the evenings. Chania is worth a visit around the Venetian Harbour and so too is Vamos which is a pretty place. Georgiopolis is a pretty town with a beach – the food at Mythos restaurant was lovely. We ate out most nights at Harokoos, Fortenay's restaurant in Plaka, she was very welcoming – her home cooked food was delicious. It would be lovely to visit again.

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Management Response
23 Apr 2017
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad everything was in order and you had a great holiday. You are very welcome to visit again.
Regards
Kevin
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Sue L
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“beyond our expectations”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
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Villa Damithsi,was a fantastic base for a relaxed memorable holiday. It was easy to book and Kevin Preston the owener was extremely helpful prior to going with useful information and excellent directions. The villa lived up to and beyond all our expectations ,it was spotlessly clean ,well equipped and maintained during our stay by a helpful English couple.
We loved its location slghtly off the beaten track with breathtaking mountain and sea views.There were resorts ,supermarkets ,and tavernas within in an easy 5- 10 minute drive,I would recommended hiring a car if you stay here. There is good parking both within the grounds and at the top of the drive .
We went with extended family and found the villa ideal ,spacious, the 2 shower rooms with toilets a real bonus.The highlight of this villa for our group was the outside terrace and pool area with the veiw of mountains sea and Cretian villages tucked away in the hills.

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Liked best: outside are and Pool
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay at Villa Damythsi. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you decide to visit again.
Regards
Kevin
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keentotra...
uk
Level 5 Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect Villa,beautiful views, beautiful area”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a wonderful week in this villa in mid June. The photos do not show properly just how lovely the view is from the villa. The beautiful white mountains and the distant sea, wow.
I felt completely safe here - there are other villas nearby but not too close for privacy and the one right next door was empty ( I think it is mostly empty).There is good planting around the villa for privacy.
The welcome pack was very welcome as we arrived late. The villa is very comfortable with all the pots and pans you need, nice sunbeds, beautiful pool.
The great thing is you don't need to go far for your evening meal. We didn't walk down to Plaka, the nearby village we drove,, it's a five minute drive to 4 or 5 nice restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. We also walked on the flat to a restaurant in the next village.
For the beach Kalives and Almrydia are 10 minutes away, the sunbeds are free in some places, sometimes the cost of a drink in the bar,the most we paid was 6 euros.
Driving around here you will see the most beautiful little Greek villages. I would say that this are east of Chania is prettier than the area west of Chania where we went for our 2nd week.
We also took trips to Kournas lake where you can swim and Georgeopolis where there is a massive beach, but you really don't have to go far.
There are 2 double bedrooms upstairs and a twin downstairs and 2 nice bathrooms.We loved to sit on the upstairs balcony with our coffee in the morning listening to the goats nearby.
The last bit of road to the villa is a bit bumpy as others have said but it is absolutely nothing to worry about. We had a Micra and it was fine, 35 minutes from the airport.
We have stayed in many many villas all over Europe and we rarely return to any for one reason or another but this is one that we intend to keep returning to .Kevin, the owner in the UK is genuinely concerned that his guests have a great holiday and nothing is too much trouble.He introduced my husband to some local british cyclists so he had some great bike rides and quite a few stops for coffee and cake! We are booking again for next year.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Thank you for your kind words Jackie. I'm really pleased you had a great time and I hope to hear from you soon regarding 2017.
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markwinp2...
Vaals, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The perfect hyde away on Crete”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We just spend a relaxing week at Villa Damythsi in Almyrida/ Kampia on the western part of the Greek island Crete. The villa provides everything a family or group of 4 to 6 persons can possibly wish for. We started our day with a breakfast in the morning sun on the roof terrace, only surrounded by the sound of birds and goats. In the evenings we enjoyed BBQ and the sunset over the beautiful views from the pool terrace. Chania (airport) and Rethymno are about 45 minutes by car and western Crete offers lots of beautiful beaches and natural areas you can visit when you choose not to spend a lazy day at the pool. Shops, banks etc. can be found in the nearby villages Almyrida and Kalyves

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Liked best: Views at Lefka Ori (White Mountains) and Souda bay from pool terrace
Liked least: Leaving this beautiful place
Travelling group: Tieners
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay,I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Damythsi
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BorisK_10...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We (2 adults and 2 young teenage children) stayed in this amazing villa during Easter holidays and had everything you need from a holiday - comfortable accommodation, great food nearby and excellent beaches. The owner Kevin and caretaker Chris make every effort to ensure everything is in order fr you. The villa has killer views, I have never stayed anywhere like it. The village of Plaka has at least 3 good restaurants, Takis probably being the best for our liking. Our favourite sandy beach was in Almyrida only 7 minutes drive away. Sand is very good, and it's great for kids because it starts quite shallow, but if you are Ian Thorpe or Rebecca Adlington then only about 70 metres away it becomes quite deep, we saw people swimming across the harbour. The beach in Kalyves is bigger but is stony in places and the sand is a bit coarser.
You definitely need a car to get about, we went to a lovely botanic garden about an hour drive away, ancient Aptera with remains of Roman theatre and glass-blowing works in Kokkino Horio. There are lots of activities in Vamos but it's strongly recommended to phone the tourist information office in advance and book - just turning up may not work if they don't have enough people in the group.
Oh, and don't ask for pudding/dessert in restaurants - they always bring it to you anyway when you ask for the bill! :o)

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Liked best: Views, beach, food
Liked least: In early April the nights are cold
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
2 May 2016
Thank you for your kind words, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at our Villa.
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Janice L
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent villa with spectacular views”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We hadn’t planned to go away during the Easter holidays and didn’t book the villa until March. What a great decision – just back from a wonderful week in the sun. The villa is stunning with the most spectacular views. Waking up each morning to the white mountains and the sea was the perfect start to each day. Relaxing on the terrace to watch the sun go down – the perfect ending.
The villa had everything we needed and was very comfortable and clean. Our teenagers appreciated the wifi….The terraces, pool area and gardens are very well cared for. We hired a car and the location made for a great base to explore unspoilt Western Crete. If you don’t mind a few winding mountain roads then the Theriso Gorge is worth a visit providing some spectacular views and a glimpse of traditional village life. We lunched at an excellent taverna in Zourva near the church.
We enjoyed several walks from the villa to Plaka and to Alymrida. Plenty of places to eat, good food and everyone extremely welcoming and friendly. The walk back to the villa helped with the overeating….one evening we got a taxi back which the restaurant booked for us.
The owner was extremely helpful, answering any questions before we went as well as being available if needed - plus the management company were also on hand.
We would highly recommend the villa and would certainly visit again.

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Liked best: The location and the views
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2016
Thank you for your kind words Janice. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Villa and had a great time exploring this beautiful island.
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Woll72
1 review
“Perfect Peaceful Holiday.”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stayed 13th - 20th September. Gorgeous clean and tidy Villa with all the amenities you need. If you want a quiet peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle it is perfect. All you can hear are sheep and goats bells as they graze close by.
We would recommend car hire as a little off the beaten track. In a car you are minutes away from the nearest shops tavernas and beach. Driving around the Island was fine with stunning views. Car hire no issues at all. Locals were very friendly.
The views from the Villa across to the white mountains made me smile every morning and evening sunset was stunning!
This villa comes highly recommend!

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