Villa with 3 bedrooms (6+1)
- english, greek
About Marianna Androulidaki
We are Nikos and Marianna. We have 2 great kids and we live in a small beautiful village named GONIA, ( 8km from Rethymno town), with friendly people. We are also the owners of a traditional tavern ANDROULIDAKIS, which is 150m far from our Villa. We love to travel and meet new cultures!!! It would be our pleasure if you decide to explore CRETE. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
Marianna Androulidaki purchased this Villa in 2011
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing relaxing gorgeous villa
We had a fantastic week here (not long enough)
We arrived very late and were met by Marianna and her daughter Mary, who bought us food and beer from their taverna (just around the corner 5 min walk and again highly recommend!) they were so warm and welcoming. We chilled be the pool and walked to the taverna in the evening. Marianna would give us advice on where to go and cook us the most delicious food, we only wish we’d booked 10 days instead of 7!
Beautifully designed house and relaxing holiday
Stunning modern design house with top-end appliances and fittings. Clean and well maintained. Local taverna and supermarket very convenient. Good sized private pool - a little cold but with snow on the hilltops, that is to be expected. Good communication from the thoughtful owners. All made for a very relaxing stay.
Superb villa, wonderful hosts
This villa was spacious and very comfortable. It was well equipped and maintained and was perfect for a relaxing weeks holiday. It was spotlessly clean plus we had a mid stay clean and change of towels & linen which was very welcome.
The village of Gonia was remarkably well serviced – as well as Marianna & Nikos’ wonderful taverna, it had a café, petrol station and mini market. We used all of these facilities several times, great to be able to walk rather than have to get in a car.
The hospitality of the Greek people in general was excellent and Marianna & Nikos were in particular very hospitable. Plus their taverna was fantastic value with great food, we will review that separately on Trip Advisor as it was so good!
Thank you for a great holiday. Would happily recommend this villa to friends and family.
Beautiful immaculate house - perfect in every way
My family loved our stay at Villa-Gonia. We wanted to stay somewhere quiet and peaceful so we could relax but also stay in a location where we could access all the places we planned to visit in Crete. Villa-Gonia ticked all those boxes and even more!!
To start, the owners, Marianna and Nikos are the most kind, helpful, generous and friendly people you could ever hope to meet. We were treated like family and we felt so genuinely welcomed and looked after. We loved eating at the fantastic taverna they own down the road, and the food was delicious.
Next, the house is absolutely immaculate and has everything you could possibly need on holiday. The house is spacious and it works well for a small family or a larger family. The pool was beautiful and our children had a great time mucking about in the water.
We hired a car and had planned to travel to lots of different places in Crete. The house is about 15 minutes away from Rethymno - a great old town to explore and it is about an hour and a half from Heraklion airport. We went to some beautiful beaches in the south of Crete and they took about 45 minutes to get to. We loved basing ourselves here and driving around Crete through lovely little villages and through truly amazing landscapes. We saw so many amazing things on our adventure around Crete. And at the end of the day, we returned to our lovely house, where the sky was full of stars and we could rest our tired bodies in absolute peace and quiet.
We loved staying here and I highly recommend it as a great base for your adventure in Crete. Thanks Marianna and Nikos for making our stay so wonderful and memorable. We had a wonderful time in Crete and it has a special place in our hearts.
Rachel, David, Xavier and Olivia
A perfect villa for a great family vacation
We had an excellent vacation thanks to this beautiful village house in Gonia, newly built, white, wide, clean, modern, tranquil and Well equipped. The friendly and welcoming owners are also run a charming tavern in the village. The villa is surrounded by olive trees, pomegranate, lemon, raspberry bushes, and figs. An excellent base for trips on the island. Wish we could stay more. Crete at its best.
I think everything has already been said about the villa so I will keep it short.
Absolutely lovely villa, incredibly well maintained and spotless.
Thank you to Marianna, Nikos and their children for their generous hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you all and sample the many dishes at your restaurant just around the corner from the villa.
Thank you very much for your kind words.
I hope to see you again in the future.
' LOCATION-EXCURSIONS Katikia Gonia is located just 8km from Rethymno, in the village of Gonia. The Green landscape surrounds the house and the view towards the mountains of southern and western Crete is superb. The surroundings are perfect for hiking in gorges of wild beauty, green paths and along charming streams. The fertile olive groves and vineyards provide a great track for your running, your cycling and your short hikes. In the surrounding area, there are hospitable small villages where you will be able to taste the famous Cretan hospitality of the friendly people of this place. A cup of coffee under a mulberry tree together with the people of the village, or reading your book will be images return to you after your holidays. The northern beaches are just a fifteen-minute drive away, and the exotic southern beaches are a thirty-minute drive, so guests are spoilt for choice! At our traditional taverna, just a few metres from the villa, you will have the chance to taste the original traditional Cretan cuisine in the way that only ‘our mother’ knows how to cook. '