Villa Staride stands high above typical Cretan countryside, up a tortuous winding narrow road frequented by goats and unchanged for centuries. Here is the perfect setting for the most fabulous villa with outstanding views and superb accommodation. We could not have wished for more, three beautiful shaded areas for breakfast, lunch or pool use. So many excellent options to eat out in the villages and beaches not too far away. The side roads are OK while the main roads are very good, no problem driving, we relied on a satnav. Well done the villa staff - superb.
The villa had lots of space. Comfortable living area. Lots of English Channels on the t.v. Not that we watched it much. Lots of different levels to get the sun and shade. The village of Paidohori has a very good mini market. The taverna on the way to Vamos ? Paraisa is excellent. Stella from Holiways was brilliant. We lost our passports on the day of our flight home. ( long story!!) Stella couldn't do enough to help us. It was a happy ending!
The villa itself is modern and beautiful designed, the photos are not able to show the real beauty of the area and the house. The villa offers an amazing view! The pool is designed in a way that you can enjoy the nice view and we loved the natural shadow of the trees, the lounging area of the yards is really nice, it was an awelcome shelter from the sun, with fabulous sea views and a lovely cooling breeze . Jennie, Stella and all the team of Holiways could not have been more attentive and helpful before and after our arrival and the villa was cleaned everyday - Service they provided was as good as any 5 star hotel.
Can't think of anything negative to say - other than go to villa Staride, let holiways to plan your holidays, relax and enjoy!
We had a really lovely time at the villa. It was well equipped, clean and spacious. This property is off the beaten track and brilliant for those who want to get away from it all. There is a supermarket a 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk that was cover all your needs. It's never far away from the places to visit but a car is a must. However on nights out there is a lovely taxi driver that is happy to drop and collect at a very reasonable rate. The hosts and cleanliness were really good. I would recommend.
If you want peace, quiet, beautiful views and contemporary living then this is the villa for you.
Very comfortable and well equipped, but when you do want to venture out the villa is well placed to explore Western Crete and less than 30 minutes to Chania and, our favourite, Rythymno Old Town a great place to wander with a great choice of bars and restaurants.