I rented Villa Georgioupolis to celebrate my birthday together with friends and it simply could not have been better. We all adored the house and spent 5 glorious days enjoying the gorgeous pool area and exploring the surroundings. Mano and Gaby were always quick to respond to any questions while we were there. An awesome stay.
Villa Georgioupolis is a lovely well positioned villa set between two areas of Kavros and Georgioupolis (about 5 mins apart) and close to the picturesque Lake Kournas. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and enough space for large groups holidaying together (there was ten of us). The furniture is all new and of good quality and the beds are large, comfortable with essential air con in every room (38oc in August!). Our host Mano, was on hand when we needed him and really helpful and accommodating to our needs.
Must visits include the lake (we rented a pedalo) and the old town of Rethymno (sea food heaven and great for little lanes of pretty shops). Car hire is a must and once you get used to the hair raising driving it opens up the island to wider exploration. The beach is within walking distance from the villa (about 10 -15 minutes) and has a beautiful white sanded bay with shallow warm waters and gentle surf. A few beach side restaurants and cafes line the edge and ample sun loungers which are often free if you purchase food/drink from the bar behind.
We loved Crete and will definately be visiting the Greek Isles again.
Within easy walking distance of a huge sandy beach and near Crete's only lake, with pedalos, this villa is ideally situated. There are excellent tavernas on the beach and in the nearby villages of Georgioupolis and Kavos. It is rural and quiet with lovely views of the hills.
The villa itself has excellent facilities: a good sized pool, barbecue, patio with dining table, children's play equipment and plenty of indoor lounging space.
The property is clean and well-serviced and the owner is helpful and friendly.
Fantastic place, perfect for our stay !
We were 3 families, 6 adults and 7 children, no problem getting room, airconditioned beds and barbeque facilities for all. 10 minutes walk to the beach and restaurants,would recommend at least one car for morning shopping etc, two supermarkets 5 minutes (car) away.
Gaby is very responsive, polite and full trustworthy. So is Mano, lives close and is the perfect host, without being intrusive.
If you want the safe, private yet still full supported Cretan stay - go for this place! All thumbs up!
A beautiful Villa with enough space for everybody. Everything was clean and the hosts are super friendly! We already miss the house with its great pool and awesome view.
We´ll come back!