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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Richard F
Lydney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Absolutely First Rate !”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

First time in Crete and a wonderful experience all round - we will return !

Elias offers a superbly appointed villa - Green Paradise it certainly is - with stunning views towards the mountains - sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking either from the balcony or the immaculate garden.

Both helpful and attentive, Elias made our stay a success - and the stuffed peppers were a very nice surprise.

Visitors will find the village of Margarites a delight with the numerous pottery shops and tavernas; the immediate vicinity is quiet and peaceful (if you dont count the noise from the Cicadas !). Further afield we were fortunate to have a hire car that enabled us to visit Chania - beautiful old town and harbour; rethymonon and Panormos (the tavernas each on either side of the small harbour are very much worth a visit - great food and drink with a super backdrop)

Overall a very special holiday for all my family group - I'd very much recommend Green Paradise and Crete for anyone looking for a peaceful enchanting break.

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Liked best: Sympathetically modernised villa - stunning location and a host that works hard to please guests
Liked least: Bed mattress was a bit hard for my personal preference (purple double bedroom)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Thank you very much Richard.
My priority always is the visitor to have the best holiday possible.
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RMF_11
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Miss ”
Reviewed 14 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Five of us stayed for a week and had a lovely time. Elias was SO helpful with all our issues and very responsive. We would highly recommend him. The villa is great with beautiful mountain and countryside views. We had some lovely meals in Margarites which is very pretty - the monastery looked gorgeous with all the spring flowers. And it was easy to go for nice evening walks from the doorstep of the villa. There are shops in Margarites but bigger supermarkets if you need them about 15 minutes drive away in Panormo. Thank you for having us, Elias - we hope to come back! It was a very relaxing place to stay and not particularly touristy which was nice.

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Vicky G
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Green Paradise for two weeks in September 2015.
The property is just perfect, in fact the pictures don't do it justice as they cannot convey just how tranquil and beautiful the place is.
The villa is finished to a very high standard and Elias is a wonderful host. He could not do enough for us. He collected us from the airport and left us a lovely welcome basket.
During our stay, we did not hire a car as we just wanted to rest and relax and Elias kindly took us to the large supermarket in the next village in his car.
His wife sent a tasty home cooked meal for us which made for a very relaxing evening and allowed us to sample some authentic Cretan food.
If you want peace and quiet combined with a high quality property, then this is the place for you.
Can't recommend this highly enough!

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Liked best: Peaceful and beautiful
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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starsOxfo...
Oxfordshire
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have hired many villas and this one is easily the best. From the ease of booking, to the warm welcome that we got from Elias the owner when we arrived. The villa was perfect, the view was amazing and the villa is really clean and well looked after. It is really well furnished with everything you need, the wifi is a bit hit and miss but works well enough for holiday surfing. The seaside village of Panaramo is a 10 minute drive and has many tavernas to try, the village of magarites is small and has a couple of tavernas. You do need a car but everything is only a few minutes drive away,
We will definitely stay here again if we come to Crete again and would highly recommend this property without hesitation.

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Liked best: The owners pride in his villa
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Murfsvill...
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic villa in quiet rural setting!”
Reviewed 29 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Green Paradise was superb. The villa was of a high standard with all the facilities one would expect from a luxury villa. The setting was perfect, rural crete but near enough to the lovely village of Margarites so you could walk there for a meal and drinks at one of the tavernas. This is away from the tourist areas which we absolutely loved but if you have a car then everywhere is easily accessible. Elias ( the owner) was very welcoming as was the Greek people who were so warm and friendly. Will definitely be going back next year... A real find which you won't be disappointed in!!!!!!

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Liked best: The pool and quality of the villa
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
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