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

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Christine...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Absolutely wonderful house and setting”
Reviewed 5 September 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.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Date of stay: July 2017
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423andya
Lowton
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Ideally placed villa in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 7 April 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.

Date of stay: August 2016
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angelligh...
Fivizzano, Italy
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Villa Papoura - simply wonderful”
Reviewed 19 September 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.

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

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: Pool, terrace, location
Travelling group: Extended Family
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16Licht
Ahlen, Germany
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16 reviews
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“beautiful place - wonderful view to the sea - away from tourist bustle”
Reviewed 23 August 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!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: pool and view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Kai M
1 review
“Beautiful and Peaceful”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The house and pool are a little run down but everything works as it should do and the location of this villa and it's pool are perfect. With incredible views its the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and cool off in the pool. The veranda and balcony above are great for breakfast and lunch then you can retire to the shade of the giant mulberry tree for a BBQ while watching the beautiful sunset over the hills to the west. Their are two lovely dogs that live on site and that our kids fell in love with. The beach is a 10 - 15 minute drive. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The pool and the views
Liked least: The house needs a little TLC.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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