The villa was excellent in every way and Yanni the host went way beyond and helped us with everything
We spent fantastic time at this modern brand new villa. The location is very good: just 100 meters from the sea and 10 minutes drive from Chania. The villa is new and cosy, very well equipped with nice territory and swimming pool we use quite often. There is small garden with greens and herbs you can use. Yanni&Georgia was very welcoming and did their best to make us feel like at home.
Yanni and his wife are the most wonderful hosts: attentive, discrete and very hospitable. Little treats were waiting for us in the fridge: fruits, eggs, cheese, beer, wine….. Yanni was extremely helpful when it came both to suggest places/ restaurants, but also with other help (finding out museum times during holiday, printing, etc.).
The house and surroundinga are wonderful and in a great location.
The house is spacious and equipped with everything one might need. Add to that the tasteful, simple and clean, decoration.
The pool is very large, 10x4m, hence a great place to relax – many times you won’t feel like leaving the house. The pictures on the website are a truthful (no long lenses used), if anything, they understate the beautiful place.
There is a minimart 3 minutes away, walking, and the beach part where one can sunbath and swim is 10 – 15 minutes away. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance.
We had a most wonderful holiday, thank you Yanni!
We spent 10 unforgettable days on the wonderful island of Crete in July 2016.
And we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and more wonderful people to have as owners. The little villa in Kalamaki is truly a heaven on earth: tastefully decorated, with a lot of love and incredible attention to details, with all of the amenities one could think of, surrounded by a beautiful garden and a perfect sized pool.
And the owners are the most amazing people we have met in years, which explains why the villa is so cozy and radiates this wonderful calming energy. :) It is a real home and Yanni and Georgia have really done an outstanding job with it.
So a little bit about our experience: we arrived late in the evening from Santorini after driving through Crete for couple of hours. Both Yanni and his wonderful wife Georgia welcomed us at the villa and we felt immediately at home. They had everything prepared to the smallest detail. They showed us around the house and explained how to use things and appliances. There was hot water, the fridge was full with food and refreshments and even fresh oranges, there were towels for the bathroom and for the pool, fast WiFi and just everything one could think of.
Yanni is very tech savvy and had great recommendations for useful applications to help our stay on Crete. He immediately sent us a document with links and coordinates to the places they recommend as locals. Georgia was ready with a magazine she bought with the most recommended places in Chania. We were ready for our stay on Crete!
Both of them were at our disposal for anything we needed, but were very respectful of our privacy as well. As perfect hosts, they have invited us one night for a dinner at their home where we tried some of the delicious Cretan specialties prepared by the wonderful cook - Georgia.
We truly felt that we were with good friends and not just owners of the place we stayed in.
We wholeheartedly recommend this place and the wonderful owners to all travelers.
And we hope that we will come back soon and visit again our friends Yanni and Georgia. This is the only place we would stay at while on Crete.