Georgios is a funny and nice guy. He made a wonderful paradise. The view, the pool, the property, the sweet dogg and not to forget the house which is made with great art, passion and love were absolutely great. The list of pros is far to long while the list of cons is empty. We had an unforgetable experience at the house and are absolutely grateful for it.
Excellent location within half an hour drive from the north as well as the south coast beaches. Geroge is a wonderful host, we met at the Vasilli's Taverna of Kastellos and we were invited for a lunch and some glasses of nice local wine. Then we drove to the Villa it is amazing. Our children immediately jumped into the pool. George gave us advise every day which beaches or other interests to be visited.
2nd trip to this beautiful villa , completely secluded with a rustic feel throughout. Addition of the pool makes it an even better experience for any couple looking for a getaway. Home as a whole was exceptionally clean,the host Georgios was his usual charming Greek self and helpful with all the local tips and romantic hotspots to visit! Love this secret escape, whether you stay in the home and enjoy the serenity or ask Georgios to let you in on the secret places in Crete that are equally beautiful. Would recommend a visit . Will be back soon
Nice location and quiet place. I can only recommend, if you want to have rest, then this is the best place. Georgios is kind, helpful and friendly person. He also has humor and has a great heart. He has a loving dog and we love Aris the dog. Best, I want to take Aris the dog to Germany. Georgios, I just want to thank you for all the things you have given us. Please take care of Aris well and please give our warmth regards to Vasili...he is a good person and also kind. Thank you very much Georgios for your hospitality.
MAY THE LOVE OF GOD REIGNS IN YOUR HEART!
Best Place in Crete to relax AND as start point to explore this beautiful island, having a great view! Thanks Georgos for your kind hospitality!
Location is tucked away on a hillside, not overlooked by anyone so perfect for a peaceful, relaxing holiday away from it all yet, jump in a car and in 10 minutes you can be in the busy town of Rethymno. We found quite a few great places to eat, the Venetian harbour is worth a stroll around especially in the evening and Zefyros is the best place to eat there, the old town has some really picturesque streets and tiny shops selling all manner of olive oil products! Take a trip across the island as we did to see the pink beach of Elafonassi, every day our villa host Georgios had great ideas for us to go visit places and see the really hidden uniqueness of the island - nothing was too much trouble for him. Be sure to pat Artis the dog who comes with the villa, he's a real sweetie too, whether you are a couple taking some precious time together or want a villa big enough for the family this is your place - there is plenty of room and also a great BBQ area. We loved our time there and will return again.
What can I say? When our host, Giorgios, met us at the Taverna Kastello en route to the Villa he welcomed us to ‘Paradise’. Little did we know how true that would prove to be. Our week at the Villa was a true delight in every detail. From the wonderful welcoming meal we shared at the Taverna (where we met the irrepressible Vasilis) to the enthusiastic greeting from Aris, the canine master of the Villa, we were charmed and welcomed like never before.
The villa has everything one could want or need—the kitchen is extremely well-equipped, the bedrooms with private balconies were restful. The outdoor spaces were comfortable and where we spent most of our time. From the upper level, we could enjoy the sun setting over the mountains as we sipped delicious local wine.
The village of Kastello is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, but located a short drive from Rethymnon where you can find plenty of entertainment, shops, restaurants. However, just a short walk down the hill will bring you to Taverna Kastellos—a farm to table tavern that serves the most wonderful Cretan cuisine along with the entertaining chats with the owner—Vasilis.
We made several day trips to Chania, Rethymnon, and to the southern beaches where we took a day trip on a fishing boat. Giorgios was always helpful with suggestions about where to visit and we greatly enjoyed his company. Needless to say, we were extremely reluctant to leave! Giorgios has created a private paradise in a small village in Crete that exceeds all expectations—go visit and experience the magic!
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