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

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lll0llla
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Living with the Gods”
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Excellent villa with stunning and simply unique views. One of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen with also a great view on the white mountains. A culinary discovery with very healthy food around the small villages. Lots of stuff to do and discover in this beautiful area of Crete with also its 2 major Cities Chania and Rethymno.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sun_Ski_T...
Columbia, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Spectacular Sunset Views in this Beautiful and Functional Villa”
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for a week at Villa Daedalus and considered this villa to be one of the best we have experienced in our travels. It has beautiful gardens, several lovely outdoor dining and seating areas and a great pool for cooling off in the heat of the day. The mountain and sea views are fantastic and it felt like a secret hideaway perched at the top of the hill - very private. We were very happy to be near the small villages of Plaka and Almyrida with convenient tavernas, groceries and shopping. We had two lovely lunches at Thalimas on the water with the best octopus we have ever tried. But we really enjoyed just being able to cook in each night and watch the sunset from the front deck. We were able to travel to Chania and Rethymon very easily by car for day trips and we also were able to take a convenient and well-organized tour to the Samaria Gorge from Alymirida.

The villa was well equipped for cooking and appliances all worked well. The whole house was air conditioned and it was much appreciated in midday heat. Alex was great to work with.

We watched our last sunset in silence as we knew that this villa was a very special place that we will never forget.

If you choose this place, you will not be disappointed!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Thank you so much Laura for your nice words. You and your lovely family were great guests, very good and easy in communication and thank you very much for taking care the villa so well and left it clean and tidy.
Totally recommend you to other hosts.!
Best wishes and regards from all of us!
Bolarakis family
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ljnorris
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We've just returned home after a week in Villa Daedalos and I must say, what a fantastic villa! The views were amazing and the gardens well tended with an abundance of colour. The villa had everything we needed and the owners were very accommodating. Plaka itself is a lovely quiet village, but with plenty of places to eat. Our favourite was Taki's Taverna, with it's vast menu and very friendly staff. I would definitely return to Villa Daedalos and would definitely recommend both the villa and this area of Crete.

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Liked best: definately the views from the villa
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Sally M
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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I travelled here for a week of relaxation with my wife and two teenaged daughters, during a European trip last year. The villa is just as it looks in the pictures. The view is breathtaking and ever changing - as evidenced by the many photos I took at different times of the day and lighting conditions.

Everything was just as we hoped: Convenient location with a number of good walks in the vicinity; beautifully appointed villa; a choice of local eateries within walking distance; and a friendly local taxi service at good rates for trips further afield if we did not want to drive.

I recommend using the pizza oven at least once. We had one perfect evening making and cooking pizza and eating outdoors at the villa.

The owners were very helpful and although we did not need to contact them much (because we had everything we wanted) we were sure they would provide any help we wanted if we had asked.

Really, nothing negative to say - except I agree with the earler comment that the pool is very cold! No doubt that is great in mid-summer, but in autumn it was a bit too chilly.

We would love to return if we ever find ourselves in Crete again!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The pool was very cold!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Keith D
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
4
people found this review helpful

The view alone was worth it all! The owners were most accommodating and made sure we had everything needed to truly appreciate this immaculate villa. Our two young children enjoyed the play set, running around the property and of course the beautiful pool. If we never left the villa our vacation would have been wonderful. Nonetheless, the village (Plaka) was only 1 kilometer away and has some greater places for dinner. The beach was only an 8 minute drive and has great places for lunch and dinner that are right on the water. Villa Daedalos is truly paradise found in Crete!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Pool was a bit chilly
Travelling group: Young Children
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themoores...
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Private luxury villa with stunning outlook”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We spent as week of total relaxation at this fabulous very private villa. A short walk able distance from the village square of Plaka where there is a small shop, cafe's and tavernas. You will need a car unless you are content not to leave the villa or the village - which is possible as the villa is beautiful, well appointed and has a stunning outlook from its perch on the top of a hill overlooking Almairida. Cannot recommend this Villa enough - it is the best we have ever stayed in in this price bracket. The Bolarakis family were lovely and saw to all out needs.

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Liked best: Location Location Location and the villa was stunning with a great infinity pool
Liked least: Local town was a little touristy
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ortenzio
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I hardly know where to begin to write about how much we enjoyed staying at Villa Daedalos! First of all, the Bolarakis family, who own the villa, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The villa itself was in a spectacular location which offered complete privacy and wonderful views in all directions. The outdoor gardens were absolutely stunning along with the rest of the outdoor facilities. The villa itself was well-appointed and had everything one needed. We were especially pleased that the Wi-Fi connection worked flawlessly along with everything else in the villa. We were also impressed with how comfortable the beds were. We have stayed in other very nice villas in the Almirida/Plaka area, but Villa Daedalos is the one to which we hope to return time and again.

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Liked best: The gardens and outdoor facilities
Liked least: We had no complaints. We loved everything!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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