Olive Grove Villas
Pool / Spa
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Claire and Tom were fantastic hosts. The property was clean and very well equipped. Car hire is a must, especially with small children. The recommendations for local tavernas and beaches are spot on. We’ll be back!
We stayed in Villa Maria for the last 2 weeks of August 2018 and had a wonderful time. Our friends stayed in the next door villa (Eleni). I can only think of positives for the villas and the owners. Tom and Claire really have thought of everything in their design of the villas and outside spaces. The villas are identical is size/layout (or they appear to be) and are well proportioned and equipped. The swimming pool is of a good size with a really useful shallow area that is sectioned off from the main pool (but still part of it) - this was great for the younger children in our group. Everywhere is kept clean and tidy and it felt like an oasis. Below I summarise some of the key strengths:
-Tom meeting us at the airport, helping with car hire paper work and then leading us back to the villa. This was so helpful after an early (and delayed) flight when were tired and not familiar with the area
-Tom providing us with a tour of the area to assist in us getting our bearings
-Knowing Tom and Claire were on hand if we needed them. An electrical storm caused a power cut during our stay. We were out at the time. They called to tell us and also confirmed that the back up generator had kicked in.
-Beautiful swimming pool with plenty of space and sun loungers for all guests
-2 lovely BBQ/outdoor seating areas
-well equipped villa with air-con, a large fridge freezer, full size dishwasher, washing machine, cooker/oven, microwave, plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. a DVD player, digital TV, comfortable beds
-close to the local village with a decent supermarket and restuarants
-near to several lovely beaches
-close to the airport, but not too close for plane noise
-close to the stunning town of Chania
In summary a really great place to stay. We would definitely return
We really enjoyed our stay. Tom and Clare have created a beautiful oasis and were both incredibly helpful throughout our visit. The villa is very well appointed and comfortable, and the pool and outside space is a joy. We will definitely return.
Many thanks Tom and Clare.
The Carr family
Villa Irini is a lovely place, we had wonderful holiday
We would highly recommend villa irini, a very well equipped villa had everything we needed and more . The pool and gardens were fantastic and we had a memorable holiday. Tom and Clare were both very helpful and a pleasure to meet . I hope to return again in the future . Highly recommend.
Wonderful location and accommodation
We have just returned from Crete after staying in one of Tom and Claire's lovely properties. 5 star accomodation with friendly hosts. The welcome pack made a great start to our holiday too. The pool is lovely and surrounded by a beautifully kept garden. The pictures do not do it justice. The Akrotiri peninsula is lovely with great restaurants and lovely beaches. Thank you Tom and Claire we hope to return in the future.
Beautiful and quiet
We feel totally refreshed after our break at Olive Grove Villas. Tom and Clare were very welcoming and helpful hosts.
The ground are very beautiful and well maintained. The pool is a generous size for 3 villas. We swam in the pool in April and it was fairly cold - our eight year old son didn’t care though and went in every day.
Everything we needed in the villas.
Hiring a car is essential for this rural location. There are so many places to eat and visit. The local monastries are beautiful. We recommend the Topolia gorge for a child friendly walk.
We would love to return and don’t hesitate to recommend the villas.
The Olive Grove Villas, Akrotiri, Chania, Crete are a perfect family holiday location, offering modern 2 bedroom villa rentals with superb facilities.
Chorafakia is a small traditional village with good Greek tavernas, an internet cafe, garage, two small supermarkets, hairdressing salon and a pharmacy.
The lovely golden sandy beaches of Tersanas, Stavros and Kalathas are a few minutes drive away and the old Venetian town of Chania is a mere 20 minutes away.
Chania has a great selection of restaurants and tavernas and wonderful little shops can be found in the Venetian alleys of the old harbour.
There are many interesting historic sites to visit in Crete, the Ancient City of Aptera is less than 30 minutes drive. The palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum of Crete make for a very interesting day out.
Fabulous beaches, mountain scenery, great food, water park and water sports can be found close by.
Chania, Western Crete is a perfect choice for a fabulous villa holiday
Other Activities: Clay pigeon shooting can be organised
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