Ground floor villa, ideal for children! Lawn terrace & BBQ, bicycles available!
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About Valia Kokkinou
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno. I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests! The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings! Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay! Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask! Welcome to Crete!
Valia Kokkinou purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Valia Kokkinou chose Mylopotamos
Lilium Villa is conveniently located just 1 Km away from the town of Perama, where our guests can find all necessary amenities like ATM machines, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, bakery, super markets and cafes.
What makes this Villa unique
Lilium Villa is a unique holiday Villa, ideal for families with children as it's a ground floor Villa! It's vast lawn covered terrace boasts an outdoor jacuzzi, swimming pool, BBQ facilities and outdoor areas! Also, it's totally private, located in a picturesque village, among olive trees.
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Absolutely beautiful villa!
The standard of this villa is exceptional - I can’t praise it highly enough, and the same goes for Valia, the property manager, and Elena and her family who keep the villa spotless.
When my parents and I arrived at the villa late at night, Elena was there to greet us and show us around. We were amazed at how clean and modern the villa was, and it had a lovely fresh, clean smell.
There was a very substantial welcome pack left, which included fresh orange juice, bottled water, wine, raki, bread, crisps, biscuits, and more! A particular favourite was Elena’s home made olive oil.
The villa itself also has everything you could ever need for the stay, including loads of kitchen equipment and utensils, bath and beach towels, toilet rolls and crisp, white bedding.
The huge garden is also immaculate, lovely pool and jacuzzi, and very comfortable loungers. It is very private, not overlooked at all, and can’t be seen by anyone from outside.
Elena and her family do an absolutely brilliant job of keeping the villa so clean. She came round during our week’s stay and replaced the bedding and towels, and brought some treats from the local bakery. Another day she brought round some homemade Moussaka, which was absolutely delicious!
I must also give a mention to the property manager, Valia. She is extremely helpful, and is always very quick to respond to any correspondence. She made the whole booking process so easy, and gave us some good recommendations of places to visit during our stay. She also gave us details of a car hire company, which we used to collect a car from the airport.
Again, I must highly recommend this company (Best Cars). Manolos met us at the airport, and was really friendly and helpful, making the handover very quick so we could get on our way. It was nice to see him again at the drop off, which was also quick and easy.
In relation to the nearby village of Perama, there are 3 supermarkets which we used during our stay, but there wasn’t much else there. If you want to eat out or wander round, I would go to Panormo, which is only a 10 minute drive away, and has a nice beach, lovely restaurants and shops, and plenty of parking.
Thank you very much to Valia, Elena and family, and Manolos for making this a perfect holiday!
Dear Lara , thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
My family and I have just returned from a fantastic week at villa Lilium, what can I say... We've stayed in villas before but this one is just wow. Being an outdoor loving family, this villa didn't disappoint, the garden is huge and immaculate, the outdoor kitchen was used daily for all meals and the pool was used from the minute the children were awake until bedtime, being a perfect size and very clean. The villa is very private not overlooked by anyone, there was a property across the road where we could hear a dog barking in the evenings other than that the villa is set on a fairly quiet road.
The villa itself was also spotless and had everything you could need, including a lovely hamper for our arrival. Helena met us there even tho it was 12.30am (delayed flight!) to show us around and how everything worked, nothing was too much trouble, she even brought us a delicious moussaka one day!
The village is a 15 minute walk away and has everything you could need, supermarkets, bakery, butchers, petrol station, pharmacy and a few cafes/restaurants, some lovely beaches only a 10 minute drive away.
Overall I would recommend villa Lilum to everyone, we had an amazing time and really didn't want to come home... Thank you
Lovely villa - perfect Crete holiday
We had a fabulous holiday at Villa Lilium in August 2018. First thing to say is how welcoming the owner, Eleni, is. She greeted us at the property even though we didn’t arrive until late, and filled the fridge with essentials. She was so helpful and attentive.. and even brought us a lovely home-cooked Moussaka one day. She and her daughter came every four days to change the beds and towels and the place was always spotless.
The villa itself is great, air con being a very welcome addition. There are lots of places to sit outside and enjoy the sun or the shade, and the outdoor kitchen is brilliant for BBQing. We loved the pool area and the grounds in general.. it really is a lovely, enclosed spot but with amazing views of the mountains and even the sea (if you stand in the right place). Having a veg patch and grapevine on site was great too.. the peppers and tomatoes made a truly epic pasta sauce.
Perama itself is easy to walk to (out of the gate, turn right and then left next to the horse’s field) – although it’s quite a hill to come back up in the heat! Still, it’s 15 mins and good exercise. Perama itself is surprisingly bustling, with no tourists really. There are several supermarkets and various grocers, butchers, bakers etc. On Sunday only the supermarket at the bottom of town is open.
We didn’t bother hiring a car and did most of our food shopping in Perama. When we wanted to go up to Panormos for an evening we just called Kostas the taxi driver.. Eleni gave us his number. It’s 10 euro each way. Panormos is lovely, and we had many a cocktail and meal overlooking the sea. Lots of nice bars & restaurants and some good shopping too… but it’s all understated and not touristy. The beaches are nice too. The Melidoni cave is also worth a visit (15 mins drive from villa) – we had a great lunch in the village and kids enjoyed the reptile centre… where you ‘enjoy’ close contact with some big snakes (they are put around your neck when you walk in!).
On our last day we spent the day at Water City before catching our late flight… a good way to eke out another day. It’s brilliant, has great slides, lots of pools and plenty of food choice. We stopped at Heraklion airport on the way, put our suitcases in the left luggage then just got a cab back when the park closed at 18:30.
We had a great holiday and would highly recommend Villa Lilium… it has everything you want and we felt very much at home there. Thank you Eleni for everything.
Dear Richard, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Villa Lillium, a perfect piece of paradise that our family of four-2 children aged 11 and 15 did not want to leave.
The villa is spotlessly clean and comfortable with so much space both inside and outside-we absolutely loved the outdoor kitchen, cooking most of our meals outdoors-even spit-roasting a chicken. The considerable amount of outside space is beautiful and so well maintained, we sat to out at all times of the day and night to enjoy it with the kids making good use of the space, along with the pool, jacuzzi, table tennis and inflatables. The WiFi is also excellent (important when traveling with a teenager!)
The villa is located in such a beautiful, peaceful location it felt very safe and was a great base for exploring Island.
Elina, the owner is lovely and was very accommodating-even when our flight was delayed until the early hours of the morning. She was always on hand to help when required, offering special touches but was never intrusive.
We would highly recommend Villa Lillium to anyone-i miss waking up to the gorgeous view from the living area window each day.
Also, thanks to Valia from Think Villa who is super efficient in dealing with queries prior to travelling.
Dear Kerrie , we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
This is a really lovely property; we spent most of our time outside. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Eleni, the owner, was so kind, thoughtful and generous, providing home cooked meals and treats; asking if she could help in anyway but without being intrusive. Thank you so much Eleni. Valia, from Think Villa, provided excellent customer service too. Would definitely use Think Villa again.
Dear Julie , thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Beautiful family-friendly villa
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in Villa Lillium and would highly recommend it.
From the time of booking, the agency was very helpful and from when we arrived the owners were on hand to welcome us and then help with anything we needed during the stay. They had also left us a generous welcome pack of food and water to get us started.
The villa itself is beautiful, and much more spacious than the photos suggest, and is also well equipped for young children with a high chair and cot etc. However the outdoor space is just spectacular so we barely spent any time indoors. The pool area is lovely, and has a separate shallow end for children (and lots of inflatables in a storage cupboard). There is a table tennis table and lots of grassy areas for kids (or adults) to play. The outside dining area is a wonderful place to spend an evening, BBQ-ing, relaxing, playing games etc.
You have access to a vegetable patch which the owners encourage you to use, and make sure you try the lemons off the tree in the garden, they are so good.
The villa is quite secluded, but very safe with a security gate, and is set in what seems to be the grounds of an olive grove. You do really need a car to get there and explore the local area but you can walk into the local town of Perama for coffee, and there are a few restaurants and supermarkets. A ten minute drive away there is a very quaint beach town called Panormos with lots more choice of restaurants and gift shops.
Make sure you visit the Klados winery and do their tasting and also Kournas freshwater lake which is beautiful.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Eleni for her kindness and generosity during our stay. We had a brilliant holiday and would highly recommend this Villa.
Dear Laura , thank you for this amazing review and we would really love to host you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Lilium Villa is located in Perama town which is within 5 minutes driving to everything that you might need like shops, bakery, grocery store, butcher’s, taverns, cafes, supermarkets, ATM machines, pharmacies, gas stations and post office.
Also Panormo, is a friendly sea side village, 10 minutes away by car and well know for its sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds & umbrellas. Water sports are also available. The harbour beach in front of the village is the port of the area, where the boats tie up, this beach is unorganised.
The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.
Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.
Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.
Out & About
Super Market & Restaurants: Perama town, 1 Km
Panormos Beach: 6 Km
Rethymno Port & Town: 25 Km
Heraklion International Airport: 67,8 Km
Chania International Airport: 96,6 Km
Renting a car is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!