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November

“Excellent - wonderful Villa, that catered for all!”

 

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We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Lefka Ori. We have a large family with our childrens ages ranging from 21 down to 6, and this villa was a superb find, that catered for us all, and we could not have wished for better. This is a new villa on the market, and it is clear that the owners have spent time, money and consideration as to what people look for whilst on holiday. The villa is between the mountains and coast, and does require you to have transport, but they do supply a Fiat Panda, which meant that we only need to rent 1 other small car rather than 2. There are beaches that can be found as close as a 10 minute drive, there is also Lake Kournas not too far for swimming or pedalos. It is all accessible. The villa is set up as 2 separate apartments, which suited our family structure very well, with the older children having privacy downstairs, while we had the larger upstairs and balconies. There is also a gym, with table football, which was enjoyed too. The pool is salt water, which was different but in truth we felt better than chlorination. There are a lot of steps going down to the pool, but given the terrain, is quite normal for Crete. We enjoyed the French Boules outside in the evening - but for me, my favourite time was watching the sunset over the mountains in the evening - WOW! What a view! Being close to the mountains meant there was more of a breeze at times, but it lowered the temperatures by about 3 degrees, which meant it was more pleasant to be in, and not unbearable during the day (given that the coastal temperature was around 38 degreees) There is a small local shop in the town, which like you find in the UK a bit more expensive than bigger ones, but good in case you run out of essentials. We did most of the shopping at either the Lidls in Kalyves or Chania, as we were out and about in the cars anyway. We did find there were core essentials at the villa when we arrived - coffee, tea, salt, pepper etc, along with washing powder, liquid. We assumed there'd be nothing when we arrived so bought it en-route. We did leave behind goods for the next guests, and which I think the previous guests did too, so maybe check first before doing that big shop. A special mention has to be made for Sandra was around to welcome us, who was a delight to meet, and very informative to local amenities. We would also see her and her partner out walking their dog, and so very pleasant. Walter and Isabel come in to clean the pool and house, they were unintrusive and again informative of local area and attractions. There is so many positives on this villa, I am sure I haven't covered half of them. We like to travel to different countries each year, but being quite honest this is one area we would love to come back to, and I believe that this beautiful villa and it's spectacular setting is one of the main reasons for that. There is wifi in the villa, which was great, though in the summer months this can be a bit up and down at peak times, but certainly not problematic. Vamos is the closest big town, where a post office can be found, along with Jon the English Butcher shop. It's less that a 5 minute drive away and they have a lovely square where their local "pubs" are - at the end of our holiday we found it great to stop there for a mythos beer on the way home and watch the world go by with the locals, or to stop on the way out for dinner again to watch the world go by! There is a slower pace to life there which we found good for the soul for 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Date of arrival 

 

August 2016 

 

 

 

 

Lovely villa in beautiful location. 

 

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Really fabulous villa and apartment. Recently modernised and beautifully designed this was one of the nicest villas we have ever stayed in. Sleeping 8 with two upstairs bedrooms and two further bedrooms in the separate apartment downstairs, it would suit two families or, as in our case provide teenagers with their own apartment. The owners really have thought of everything, from wifi, use of a laptop and printer, well equipped kitchen and a car! Wine on arrival was a nice touch. Communication with the owners prior to our stay was easy and straightforward, airport transfers were arranged for us making everything effortless. 

We spent most of our time by the beautiful pool. There's a bbq and lovely outside eating area, also boules and a hammock, so plenty to occupy us during lazy days. The views were stunning, mountains (and sunsets) on one side, views to the sea on the other.

The village shop was open every day til 10 and really is in walking distance, though the car was useful. The next nearest village of Vamos had a wider selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants and was about 5 minutes in the car. Beaches a bit further - 15 mins. 

All in all a really lovely villa in a great location. Would love to go back! 

 

 

 

Date of arrival 

 

07 August 2016 

 
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Villa Lefka Ori
TK 73008
Xirosterni
Kreta / Crete
Griekenland / Greece
Email Villa Lefka Ori Crete info@vlok.eu
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€1600 / €2200 p/w