3 bedroom Villa to sleep 6 persons, unique idyllic atmosphere close to nature
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About Stella Sofoulaki
I am an English teacher and the manager of two villas - Villa Artemis and Villa Aphrodite- in Prines village (Rethymno). Me and my family have run this business since 2003. We do our best to make our guests feel at home and satisfy their needs. All of us try hard to make our guests' holidays unforgettable!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Paradise in Prines
We had a wonderful time in Crete and truly enjoyed our stay at Villa Aphrodite! We have rented many houses but Stella and her family were by far the best hosts we have encountered! Their gracious giving of Cretan food which were delicious the house was well equipped with food to get us started and the house itself was comfortable and immaculate! We can’t say enough good things about our stay . It was truly paradise!!
Wonderful Villa, even better hosts!
My wife, daughter and I have just returned from a fabulous stay at Villa Aphrodite. Our flight from Dublin to Chania arrived late meaning we didn’t get to the Villa until midnight. Waiting for us on the kitchen table was home made moussaka, fresh bread and Easter treats. The fridge was also stocked with wine, beer, water and milk. Throughout the stay Stella and her family were the most wonderful of hosts. On a rare cloudy day our daughter was brought a new cuddly toy and doll to play with. On Easter Sunday one of the most important days in the Greek Family calendar the family came out of their way to bring some of their traditional roast lamb. They could not do more to make our stay anymore memorable.
The Villa itself is a sanctuary. Located high in the village of Prines, you feel a world away from the hustle of day to day life.
We had the most relaxing stay and since our return we having been telling all our family and friends about are most relaxing and enjoyable family holiday. We will be back in the near future!
Many Thanks to Stella and her family
Dear Conor and family,
It was our pleasure to meet you. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments concerning our hospitality. It was the least we could do for you. We feel very happy and satisfied that you appreciated what we did for you during your stay. You were wonderful guets too! We hope to meet you again in the near future!
Stella and family xxx
A fantastic and amazing villa
I would recommend this villa to anyone thinking of booking it! We arrived to a wonderful homemade Moussaka which was delicious and was looked after so well by Stella and her family. They were never intrusive but on hand to make sure anything that was required was there for us.
The villa itself is beautiful, spotlessly clean and set out in such fantastic grounds.
We were looking forward to a well deserved break and I feel like we got more than we expected from booking Villa Aphrodite.
Thank you Stella & Family
A Fantastic Week in the Sun!
What a lovely villa! We had a very enjoyable week in this beautiful villa which really is a home away from home as its so perfectly equipped with everthing that you could possibly need for your stay!
Our hosts, Stella and her wonderful family were extremely hospitable during our stay and the lovely welcome treats of mousakka, fruit, veg, milk etc were extremely helpful when we arrived at the villa after midnight!!
The outside space is just fantastic and I dont think we cooked inside once the whole week making full use of the bbq area.
The gardens are great and as we had young children they did lots of exploring! The pool area was the gem for us, as we spent all of our time there! All day sunshine, gazing up at the blue skies with the occassional fly by of the many eagles that live nearby. Stunning views from the villa and we enjoyed many sunsets out in the garden.
We were quite sad to leave our little bit of paradise at the end of the stay. I would highly recommend this villa and would love to return again in the future!
What a beautiful and relaxing holiday!
We took our 15 month old on his first holiday and stayed in this wonderful, spacious, elegant villa. It has everything you could possibly need; large living area with tv and access to back balcony for those lazy evenings, large comfortable bedrooms, private areas, large clean pool and children's pool - which our son loved! Amazing views from both front facing patios (which made a lovely background in the evening for food and drinks!), large garden area and we made use of the BBQs on a couple of nights too!
The villa is situated close to amenities including a number of lovely bakeries, coffee shops and a wonderful restaurant (Giannikos Taverna) and its only a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the town (Rethymno)
We definitely couldn't recommend this villa and the owners more - what a wonderful family - they are so tentative (even down to the ice creams in the freezer and lovely toilertries) We can't wait to stay here again next summer!!
The region of Rethymno in Crete offers some of the most interesting and beautiful landscapes in Greece. Our villa Aphrodite is located in Prines, a picturesque village close to Rethymno. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the countryside lends itself to fascinating walks and mountain biking. The traditional village of Prines is just a few minutes stroll from our villa to find a local tavern and a mini-market. There are also local shops, bakery, butcher, cafes and chemist close to our villa. Within a 10 minute drive from Prines there are sandy beaches which offer good facilities. Situated in the middle of Crete, our villa provides an ideal base to explore Crete. Some interesting sights close to Rethymno are the monasteries of Arkadi and Preveli, Plakias, Lake Kournas, the natural springs of Argiroupolis, Episkopi and Georgioupolis beaches for beach lovers.