if you want a perfectly located, spacious villa with the most gracious, generous hosts, look no further. i rented this lovely, modern villa on the outskirts of chania town for two weeks with my husband and friends and it was definitely one of the best trips i ever made. the villa was even more beautiful than the online photos which do not show the kindness of the owners, who made us feel like family. the house was very clean, the property well maintained, and surrounded by fruits and vegetables in the garden.
the location made it easy to get to the incredible beaches (hard to find, but well worth the search) on the akrotiri, with easy access to the national highway for longer day trips to knossos, southern crete, and the hinterlands.
the neighborhood was peaceful and made us feel like we were locals. there is a delicious gyro shop on the way to the beach, which is just a 8 minute walk down the hill.