Excellent, comfortable villa with wonderful views. Ideal for beach, countryside, or just sitting on the pool steps reading and listening to the birds. Comfortable, well equipped villa with an excellent pool and lovely planting all round. Local staff are also excellent. Tavernas in Almyrida and Gavalochori are really good. What more could you want?
Excellent villa with all possible requirements taken into consideration even down to a potty for our grandson. Spotlessly clean and would recommend to anyone. Nearest village is a good 20 minute walk especially on the return trip however worth it as the restaurants are all good, Monica's is especially worth a visit. Almyrida is a pleasant 30 minute walk down to the beach etc. but a car is needed for the return journey.
Following our superb holiday to Villa Angelos at roughly the same time of year 12 months ago i am very pleased to report that once again my wife and i were not disappointed ,if anything the Villa had slightly improved with the interior having a new flat screen TV and refrigerator,the external dining/sitting and pool areas all as good as they were last year.The surrounding beach and inland towns and villages just as charming and friendly as we found them last year.The scenery still captivated us both particularly in the rugged mountain areas,each time you turn a corner the views are magnificent and occasionally quite scary.The food and drink in Almyrida/ Gavalachori and Plaka was fantastic with exceptional hospItality particularly Takis taverna in Plaka who we found to be very generous with there house wine.The one thing that wasn't as good as last year was the weather (we do not hold anyone responsible for this ) we actually had 3 or 4 days of rain but only one day was so bad that it stopped us from going out,at least until we had to eat that evening. This was another fantastic holiday/
Villa Angelos is now our favourite of the villas in this delightful, private, peaceful and scenic location. The owners and their local team ensure that the villas are clean and well maintained, and every year there's evidence of their commitment to maintaining high standards and making improvements.
This year it was foam mattress toppers, a new fridge and a flat screen TV. Last year it was modifications to make a very good pool into an excellent one.
Just over 2km from the sea, and close to the charming village of Gavolochori, the villas at St Basil Olive Grove are an ideal base for enjoying and exploring NW Crete.
The villas have been sensibly designed to suit the needs of holiday makers, and for Brits, the facility of having UK style plumbing is a major plus.
Fans and air con ensure comfort; we've found that the inevitable evening breeze lowers the temperatures to a very pleasant 19 -21, so night times are not impossible. the balconies outside each of the upstairs bedrooms ensure that sun worshippers can follow the sun, and those who prefer the shade can nevertheless sit outdoors.
Family friendly, the villas are furnished and equipped sensibly and practically, (Unlike the French gite where grandmere's prize possessions were still all about us!)
There's a good relationship with the local AutoClub car rentals which is another plus.
And it's possible to stay for a fortnight and eat out at a different restaurant or tavern every night, and be delighted at the choice and standard of the food.
Just returned from the fantastic Villa Angelos in Almyrida. All we can say is it is Home from home providing all amenities. There is a great pool with spacious surrounding area. A 20-25 minutes stroll to Almyrida. Lots of lovely restaurants on sea front. Few cafes where can get lunch. There is also 10-15 mins walk to village Gavalochori where you will find handful tavernas serving great food. There is also a bakery and small supermarket in Gavalochori. Taxi available back to villa from Almyrida is between 6-8 euros so no point in walking back home.
Almyrida is lovely with plenty of places to eat & drink and few shops. There is a bus to Chania which takes around 20 mins costing 6 euros return.
Can't fault villa and would recommend to anyone.
We previously stayed at the neighbouring Villa Helios as a couple in September/October 2014. We enjoyed ourselves so much that this time we brought six friends to stay at Angelos next door. The views from the upper rooms of the mountains are spectacular. The villa is situated between the sea and the village of Gavalachori which is picturesque and has at least two great restaurants we have eaten in. The swimming pool at Angelos has been refurbished and is very inviting. The villa is simple but comfortable and offers extremely good value. Look forward to returning to Crete and Gavalachori!
This was our second stay at this lovely villa. It's in a beautiful setting, quiet and private, but very close to amenities at the beach resort of Almirida and the lovely old inland village of Gavalachori. The owners respond well to comments and suggestions, the place is kept very clean, the pool is super and all in all we had a relaxing and comfortable stay. Would definitely book again, prices are reasonable, (we took advantage of an offer), and the plumbing is British!!