The Villa is beautiful in many aspects. Located next to an olive plantation (some olive trees in the garden, too) one immediately gives feels, he has arrived in Greece. The garden gives you several good possibilities to lay on the grass, play beach-ball, relax by the pool or spend your day in any other relaxing way at home. The big stone grill is perfect even for bigger groups (we were 9 ). We really loved sitting outside on the balcony until late at night and enjoying the awesome view over Rethymnon and the sea. The villa has 3 floors, but the bottom and top one (top has the most amazing view ) are for sleeping, more than living. The middle floor consists of a big kitchen, the living room and a big balcony. The whole facility was very clean and well maintained. During our 10-day stay, it has been cleaned professionally, twice!
The villa is a bit outside of Rethymnon, which means, you need a car or you have to take a taxi. A taxi to the inner city costs about 20€ when you call it, if you take one from the city up it is about 12€. Since we are all about 25 years old, we really liked the fact that it has a student touch (Rethymnon has a university campus) and while celebrating we got together with not only tourists but also local students.
The tourist attractions in Crete, we experienced are the palace of Knossos (worth a visit, bring water and a hat) , the samaria gorge (exhausting day-trip, but definitely a _must_, solid shoes and a certain degree of fitness provided, inform early about bus routes, about 40€ entrace fees and transport costs p.p.) and some beaches on the south side of the island.
Last, but not least the service:
As i wrote before, the cleaning lady came twice. The owner and his wife live next door, are very friendly and helpful at any time, seem to have a great interest in making your stay as pleasant as possible, but are totally invisible if you don't need them and are enjoying your holiday.
Oh the first day they helped us to find the villa and welcomed us with a cake and a bottle of Raki.
In a nutshell, we had a great time and would definitely recommend Villa Milli to our closest friends.