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Villa Emilia and private poolside patio and garden
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Villa Emilia and private poolside patio and garden
Watch the boats and the sunsets from the balcony
Relax on the sunbeds at the private poolside patio
Spacious living area with Sattelite TV,DVD,Radio,Wi-Fi etc
The spacious well equipped kitchen and dining area
Enjoy the views from the pool whilst keeping cool
Awake to stunning views from the twin bedroom
Large double bedroom with  the same stunning views
Looking towards Plaka Village Square
Enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony
Sunbathe in the privacy of the Poolside Patio
Enjoy and evening meal at one of the excellent restaurants in Plaka Square
Drapanos hill viewed from the East from the balcony
Villa Entrance and covered patio
Visit Lake Kournas and see the Turtles on a pedalo
Visit the natural springs and dine at Argyroupolis
Plaka Square by night
An Almyrida beach side taverna and Souda bay
The prety fishing harbour at nearby Kalives
The White Mountains in Spring and the Sunset Restaurant Plaka
The View from the Sunset Restaurant Plaka
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Plaka, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Chris H
1 review
“Amazing amazing amazing”
Reviewed 17 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A huge thank you to Dawn and Norman for the stay at Emilia. We really couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful villa in such a wonderful area of Crete. The long relaxing days and nights mixed with adventures to lake kournas, elafonissi, kalyves and georgiouplois (not to mention others) were an ideal way to spend our holiday. Plaka square was always alive and friendly, definitely recommend Takis and Harokopas, the foods to die for. All in all we cannot explain in enough words how much we have enjoyed our stay at Villa Emilia, all we can say is we will see you again 15th-25th September 2018.
Thank you again for so many great memories.
Chris & Sarah (Sheffield)

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Robert M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Stunning Villa, perfect location”
Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

What can we say?

The villa was exactly as described and shown in the images. We were a family of 5, which the villa slept comfortably. The villa and its enclosed terrace/ gardens were well kept, and secure for our two children.

The pool is shared by the Villa Emilia and four other villas, however, it was never busy and a great spot to cool off.

The property is clean and well maintained, and suitable for all our needs.

We had correspondence with the owners (Mr & Mrs Kettlewell), who were absolutely brilliant throughout our booking and stay. Thank you both for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

This property is truly something to be experienced , offering stunning views over the bay and surrounding hills/mountains. Situated at the top of a rather steep hill (not for the faint hearted- although the old man tackled it everyday!), there is a "Donkey track" which makes the journey to and from on foot a little easier.

The local square, located a 10 minute walk away has 3 restaurants, bars and a couple of mini markets for all your basic goods/needs. Of the 3 restaurants available, we visited Harokopos Tavern & Elpis. Both offered very good food, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere. Harokopos offered the cheaper menu and Elpis a little more expensive but still amazing value. The other restaurant (Takis) we didn't try as it was the more expensive on offer, and the quality on offer from the other restaurants was fantastic.

Almyrida Beach is a short trip down the road in a car (around a 20 minute walk) and had one of the nicest beaches I have been on in a number of years. The Sea was calm, clear and like a warm bath. Get the snorkelling gear out by the harbour for some Fish spotting.

I would have no concerns about booking the villa again, especially as the contact we had with the owners was truly amazing. Suitable for all, it truly is a stunning place to be. We are already missing sitting on the balcony watching the world go by in the mornings!

Your age range 25-34
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Danbillo
Wassenberg, Germany
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12 reviews
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“Wonderful Vacation!!!”
Reviewed 1 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Wonderful property, location and hospitality! What more could you ask from a holiday. The villa was clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchen, barbeque outside and a fabulous pool to relax in. The view while eating outside was fantastic and one that you never tired of.Really, we could not have had a better villa then this one.The villa has a gorgeous overview of the Souda Bay, with two spacious bedrooms with beautiful floor-to-ceiling doors provide access to the balcony where you can chill. Upon our arrival, we received little complimentary package, the towels were changed every 5 days. Should you want to do your laundry, there is a washing machine in the villa.The partially covered patio terrace is cool and breezy on hot days and wonderful for eating, relaxing, and just enjoying the beautiful scenery at any time of day. The villa is absolutely lovely - very comfortable and relaxing to stay in. The pool is beautiful and great to cool off in in the July heat! The crystal clear swimming pool has sunbeds and seating areas was well used after full days of sight-seeing and late into the evening as the sun set over the bay.We stayed a for 2 weeks - the villa had information that provided us with basic instructions for operating the air conditioning, places of interest, dining suggestions, and other sugge stions to visit the most beautiful areas of Crete. There are maps, and books, along with a guest book with recommendations for sight-seeing, shopping, and dining. Wi-fi perfect (for FaceTime/Skype) even when everyone was using their technology at the same time. Our favorite dining areas were in Platanias especially Me Gusta (towards Chania) an Don Rosario (this was our favourite, also towards Chania). Definitely take advantage of the tourist bus in Chania with many options for visiting and tasting beer, wine, and olive oil, while admiring the gorgeous scenery. The villa is also really well located for exploring the western part of Crete and you will certainly not run out of things to do (including visiting the various stunning beaches). We recommend the hop-on hop-off bus in Chania and Herklion to see the sites in a nutshell. Be sure to visit Balos and Gramvousa, Falasarna and Elafonisi beaches which will remain in your heart forever. Truly, athough the sites and ruins are beautiful, the most beautiful are the people of Crete with their amazing hospitality! I highly recommend this villa and would return here!

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Management Response
1 Aug 2017
Hi Danny.
Thank you very much for your excellent review, as you saw we do all we can to make your stay wonderful and the Villa pristine.
We are really pleased you enjoyed our Villa and western Crete as much as we do
We hope to welcome you back some day.

Best Regards
Norman and Dawn
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rwatts727
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great villa!”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What an incredible villa, located in a beautiful location. It has everything a home away from home needs and is very relaxing, especially the balcony and patio area where we spent most of our time when at the villa. The kitchen is well equipped along with the living area where books, beach supplies, music facilities and even games were provided which all came in useful. During our stay we walked to all the local areas including bars, restaurants and the beach although a rental car is recommended if you wish to view more of the beautiful island.
Overall we had a brilliant holiday and cannot wait to return.

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Jomo4
Windermere
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2 reviews
“Excellent 2 week holiday in Villa Emilia”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Fantastic Villa - had everything you could possibly want or need! 3 different seating areas guaranteed sun all day! The villa was very clean, comfortable and well kept
Very close by was a shared beautiful clean,warm pool. Though it was shared, we very rarely saw anyone else in it.
The other villas are close by, however, very private.
6 minute walk to Plaka Square (down the Donkey track) to 4/5 gorgeous restaurants. Our favourites were Takis and Harokopos! Beware of free Raki! Goes down too well!
It is about a 30 minute walk to Almyrida beach but well worth it! I would suggest a taxi back though as it is uphill and in 36deg heat we only walked it once!! Not for the fainthearted!
Norman and Dawn (the owners) have been brilliant, before, during and after our stay, and answered all of our questions virtually before we asked them.
All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely stay in Villa Emilia again.

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Liked best: The whole experience was excellent
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Recommended for:
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