We stayed at Dotira for one week from the 18th July 2015, and the villa completely exceeded our expectations. Not only is Dotira very big, traditional and tasefully decorated, but Maria the owner made us feel very welcome, (and even provided us with Dakos and Raki when we arrived).
My daughters loved their bedrooms which are all air conditioned, and the pool is just the right size to cool off and relax during the day and in the evenings. The garden area is also wonderful and gets the sun all day long! The villa has everything you could need during your stay and we will definatley return at some point in the future.
Mesi is a beautiful little village that is located near to Rethymon (which is a fascinating place), and many other other villages, beaches etc. A car is a must and also a SATNAV as it is a little difficult to negotiate on and off the National Road, and generally get around, (road signs are sparse and a little confusing).