We stayed in this villa at the end of September 2009. We travelled through Plora Travel (George Aretakis - owner of company and villas with his beautiful wife Despina). www.eloudavillascrete.com or [--].
We were met at the airport and taken to our hire car and then followed him all the way to the villa (good hours drive but well worth it!!) - wonderful service!
On arrival we walked into the entrance to be greeted by the smell of lemon chicken wafting through the kitchen, we were really hungry and this was great to find, along with wine and various other bits in the fridge. We unpacked and settled in and Despina arrived with maps and full of fantastic local knowledge, restaurant ideas, where to go etc - her cousin has a gt taverna on the sea overlooking Spinalonga and the food was to a good standard and lovely waiters.
The villa itself was absolutely perfect for myself and my husband and 20 year old son. We slept upstairs with large bedroom, ensuite shower room and HUGE balcony overlooking the sea. Our son slept in an equally nice double room downstairs with full windows onto the terrace with chairs and table resting by the sky blue swimming pool (complete with shower) - his bathroom was great as well. They provided lovely fluffy white towels, gowns, pool towels, delicious soaps, shower jell etc (Korres - one of my favourite brands!!).
The outside of the villa was for this villa (grass areas with the other 2 villas) was around the pool area with a covered area with tables and chairs and BBQ (make sure you check this is clean before you start cooking - our new neighbours nearly set fire to a tree when they lit theirs because off all the unwashed fat on it!!).
Fatima, the maid, came every day to clean and did a superb job and she came in with various Greek delicacies as the week progressed and was always happy and smiling and very helpful (even with my minimal knowledge of Greek!!).
So, yes - I would absolutely recommend this villa or one of the two either side, which looked equally as inviting. You do need a car. We ventured to Plaka and Elounda for meals out, Agios for more action!! oh! and for self catering their is a Lidl in Agios, which saved us a lot of money on supermarket shopping.
After some more adventures this year we hope to return there one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dreaming of thoroughly relaxing vacations in privacy and supreme comfort? Select one of the luxury private villas in Elounda ensuring exclusivity and seclusion combined with exceptional amenities. The Anemos Villas complex is located in the world famous vacation resort of Elounda, in Lassithi, Crete, selected by thousands of discerning travellers who wish to experience a recharging holiday in a rejuvenating and serene setting. Built in a spectacular spot on a verdant hillside, those luxury villas reward you with unobstructed panoramic views of Mirabello Bay and Spinalonga Island, making it the ideal backdrop for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Crete. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anemos Elounda Luxury Villas Crete