My partner and I decided to go to Crete for a two-week holiday over Easter this year, along with our 6 month old baby. We chose St George's Retreat in Kokkino Chorio, as we wanted to be close to the beaches and have easy access to Chania.
Our trip, unfortunately, was a bit of a disaster, with the weather being less-than-spectacular, and my partner coming down with tonsillitis, which meant that we couldn't really do the beachy/active/adventurous holiday we had in mind.
It was a good thing we were staying at St George's Villa. The owners, Stefanos and Roula, made us feel immediately welcome, providing us with milk, fruit, and bread upon our arrival. The day after we arrived was Easter Monday and the local St George's holiday, so nothing was open. They kindly invited us to a barbeque with them, and were excellent hosts. They were also incredibly accommodating for anything we needed for our baby, and had even made up a travel cot for our arrival.
It was a lovely location, the villa was brilliant, the pool was amazing, and the views were spectacular, but it was all made 1000 times better by the friendly owners. I can't recommend it enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About the Retreat: The Retreat Village is situated just below the famous St. George's Retreat cave. The complex benefits from extensive cultivated gardens, olive trees, a vineyard with its own wine press, and a large number of fruit trees, which the guests are free to taste. They are ideal for families and friends who would like to holiday together, but still maintain their private space. There are discounts available for groups who wish to book 3 or more villas. Contact the owner for details. There are two shared pools and a large BBQ area containing both a BBQ spit and traditional baking oven, while the tavern situated high up above the villas will take care of any appetite desire. The village of Kokkino Chorio is 5 minutes drive away while Plaka and Almyrida villages are a further 5 minutes drive each. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. George's Retreat Village Crete/Chania