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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Vicky G
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Green Paradise for two weeks in September 2015.
The property is just perfect, in fact the pictures don't do it justice as they cannot convey just how tranquil and beautiful the place is.
The villa is finished to a very high standard and Elias is a wonderful host. He could not do enough for us. He collected us from the airport and left us a lovely welcome basket.
During our stay, we did not hire a car as we just wanted to rest and relax and Elias kindly took us to the large supermarket in the next village in his car.
His wife sent a tasty home cooked meal for us which made for a very relaxing evening and allowed us to sample some authentic Cretan food.
If you want peace and quiet combined with a high quality property, then this is the place for you.
Can't recommend this highly enough!

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Liked best: Peaceful and beautiful
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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starsOxfo...
Oxfordshire
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have hired many villas and this one is easily the best. From the ease of booking, to the warm welcome that we got from Elias the owner when we arrived. The villa was perfect, the view was amazing and the villa is really clean and well looked after. It is really well furnished with everything you need, the wifi is a bit hit and miss but works well enough for holiday surfing. The seaside village of Panaramo is a 10 minute drive and has many tavernas to try, the village of magarites is small and has a couple of tavernas. You do need a car but everything is only a few minutes drive away,
We will definitely stay here again if we come to Crete again and would highly recommend this property without hesitation.

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Liked best: The owners pride in his villa
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Murfsvill...
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic villa in quiet rural setting!”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Green Paradise was superb. The villa was of a high standard with all the facilities one would expect from a luxury villa. The setting was perfect, rural crete but near enough to the lovely village of Margarites so you could walk there for a meal and drinks at one of the tavernas. This is away from the tourist areas which we absolutely loved but if you have a car then everywhere is easily accessible. Elias ( the owner) was very welcoming as was the Greek people who were so warm and friendly. Will definitely be going back next year... A real find which you won't be disappointed in!!!!!!

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Liked best: The pool and quality of the villa
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
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cathnola8...
London, UK
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17 reviews
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“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The villa
This villa is exactly as advertised. We were all very happy with our stay. Elias and family were great, but not intrusive.They went above and beyond, even arranging a chef to come and cook us a 7 course meal one night and making us dinner another night. Elias contacted us several times in advance of our booking and met us on arrival.
We only realised upon arrival that the villa is semi detached, not detached. On the side is a smaller villa also with a garden area and pool. However our neighbours were fairly quiet so this didn't prove an issue for us.
It looks from the pictures as though there is only one shower, however there is a shower attachment in the bath which works well. The water pressure in the showers was amazing and we had no problems with hot water.
The kitchen was well stocked with fruit, wine, oil, coffee, herbs, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets etc. the bathrooms also had toilet rolls, shower gels and shampoos. I get the impression beyond our welcome basket this is pot luck though, with remainders of previous tenants being left for the next occupants use.
Wifi worked well downstairs but wasn't generally accessible from upstairs / the balcony.
TVs were in most rooms but we didn't use them so I am not sure what channels they pick up.
The villa was finished to a high standard throughout.

The area
Going in Sept meant we went in off season so there were only a couple a tavernas to choose from in Margarites, however they were all good quality and well priced.
The area was super quiet (even with building work going on) which made for a good night sleep.
A car is essential.
In nearby town has some good beaches and tavernas. However it is more of a tourist area so it is more expensive than Margarites.

Overall
We would definitely recommend. The price is great for what you get. I couldn't have asked for more.

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Liked best: The glass balcony upstairs meant an uninterrupted view.
Liked least: The kitchen could do with a few more knives.
Your age range 25-34
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Peggypom
Castlewellan
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“Cretan Paradise”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We have just returned from staying at the Green Paradise villa in Margarites, Crete. The villa is amazing. Full of all the luxuries you need for a relaxing holiday. The views are amazing and the hospitality of the owner Elias is first class. His wife provided two outstanding g Cretan meals for us which further demonstrates the quality of service and hospitality. The views from the villa are breathtaking. A stay at this villa is to be totally recommended. We travelled as a family with a baby and could not have enjoyed a better holiday. The small village of Margarites with its excellent tavernas make this a superb holiday destination? A hire car is a must. Book this villa, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to make a booking for a return visit.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Dalal179
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 review
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“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We stayed at the Green Paradise villa for one week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa is newly renovated and quite lovely. I particularly appreciated having a well-equipped kitchen to make breakfast. We all enjoyed the garden area (surrounded by olive trees) with swimming pool and barbecue. The owners of the villa were very helpful and accommodating and even brought us home cooked food on two different occasions! The villa is about a half hour drive from Rethymnon and one hour from Chania-- renting a car is a must. The nearby village is quaint with two very good, affordable tavernas. Overall, I highly recommend the Green Paradise Villa, especially for families.

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Liked best: good Kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Matthias...
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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