Eight adults and two children under three does not always make for a good holiday but this villa’s layout made it all so easy. Both upstairs and downstairs have their own independent kitchen and living room so early rising children could be breakfasted whilst the others slept on without disturbance. The pool and grounds were very well attended and the location perfect. We used a taxi every evening to sample the restaurants in Rethymnon - all of them very good. Rethymnon itself is a delight - full of locals and visitors wi5 plenty to do but not too “touristy”. All in all a fantastic holiday and villa.
10 of us came to stay here for 10 days for my 50th birthday. Stunning views, location excellent - just 7 euro cab ride into Rethymno Town (if you actually want to leave the villa!). The villa is beautiful, modern, well kept, clean and the amenities are superb. We didn't have any young children with us - but the teenagers loved the ping pong table. So did the adults! Dimitri popped by, making sure everything was OK. If you stay, you must have the chefs come in and cook - the food was stunning, very reasonable. The villa was cleaned at least twice whilst we were there. I really cannot fault this place. It's well known that the Cretan people are hospitable, kind, helpful and Dimitri and his team were this to the letter. The pool was beautiful but not heated, so in March we didn't use it much, but in warmer weather, I would have spent a lot of time in there. There are plenty of loungers and chairs for everyone and umbrellas and tables.
Bottom line - a truly fantastic stay. We will most definitely return. In fact, we didn't want to leave! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We arrived late at night to be greeted by a smiling Dimitri. He cooked a delicious meal for us the first night which saved us having to rush to the supermarket. He was there every day and always available for assistance.What a lovely villa and gardens, so much space and well maintained. There is a wonderful BBQ area with superb views out to sea and a play area for younger children. It was even more attractive than the photos on the web site. We were a party of 13 from 70 down to 6 and we couldn't have had a better place for our celebration. Our flight home was at 9.00 at night and we were allowed to stay on past the normal check out time which made a huge difference. We loved our holiday in Villa Pasifai and would happily return and we will certainly recommend it to our friends.
The villa was very spacious ,absolutely spotless and well looked after. The staff was friendly, extremely helpful and Maria spoke excellent English. Recycling and rubbish was cleared every morning for us as if by magic. The pool is fantastic - really warm and kept exceptionally clean. It's a good size and the children had so much fun they didn't want to go to the beach! Lidl is an easy drive away ( recommend one hires a car) but the little supermarket and cafe is 5 mins walk for emergency items like milk, bread and ice cream. Beaches are within easy reach by car and one has great water slides.The villa had good wheelchair access as do the beaches.I am the grandma doing the review!
I recently had the priviledge of travelling to Crete and staying at the Knossos Estate Villa. As the title suggests, the property looks just like the pictures. It was clean, presented well and was very spacious. I say this with credibility, as we were a group of 16 (10 adults, 4 kids and 2 babies). The rooms were clean and all equipped with storage space and AC. Both floors were each equipped with a fully functional kitchen with enough dishes and kitchen tools to allow us all to eat and cook.
The outside provided a wonderful view of Rethymno and a gorge below. The pool was large and had both a shallow and deep end along with a sectioned off area for little ones that can't swim. Outdoor seating was ample and provided enough space to facilitate a couple of outdoor meals that were cooked on the outdoor charcoal grill. The play areas were also great for the kids.
The location was great as it was only a 10-15 minute ride into Rethymno and a minute from the major highway (can't hear any cars when you're in the villa).
This place and the comforts definitely contributed to the amazing experience we had. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it for anyone that wants to stay away from resorts and have a comfortable and private place to sleep.
AMAZING!!! Just returned from a week break at Knossos Estate! 3 families consisting of 6 adults and 6 children. Had an amazing amount of space so we were never on top of each other! Pool and pool area were perfect and always spotlessly clean!
Maria manages the estate soooo well, she is always available to help and nothing is ever too much trouble!! Thank you Maria!
We had a Greek feast on the first night as catered by the villa chef! Would highly recommend!! Was lovely to have food there when we checked in too!
We also had a few take away deliveries from restaurants as recommended by Maria!! Again food was v good and great portions. Made life very easy.
Bedrooms all good sizes and kitchen and lounge areas are well equipped with everything you need.
Would really love a return visit as soon as we can.
Our family of 16 spent an incredible week in this town near to beautiful beaches and historic sites including Maroulas Village and Preveli Beach and Monastary in the hills above Rethymno. All of us from age 10 months to 60 years enjoyed the scenic mountains and flowering bushes along roadsides everywhere. The Cretan people are very friendly and welcoming and made a very heartfelt impression on all of us.!