Stone built villa, private pool, lawn covered terrace, BBQ facilities!
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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 2017
Why Valia Kokkinou chose Mylopotamos
A stone built villa, that can accommodate up to 7 guests, making it ideal for big families or group of friends. Moreover the garden, private pool and BBQ facilities complete the elements for a memorable vacation.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Ani features a great position as it is located in the heart of the village of Aggeliana, where guests can find within walking distance all kind of amenities such as a taverna, a super market, several traditional cafes and a butcher's.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Little piece of paradise
We would very much recommend this villa. Roland couldn’t do enough to ensure that our stay was perfect for our two week holiday, providing us with a wonderful welcome meal and cleaning items that we wouldn’t have expected throughout our stay. Perfect pool, beautiful location, clean and well looked after modern villa and amazing views. A car is very useful as the local tavernas and restaurants are driving distance. However, the village has a lovely little supermarket and a fantastic modern bar which serves cheap drinks, ice cream and lovely food (limited selection but great all the same). The lovely town of Panormo has great restaurants and we would highly recommended the Captains House seaside restaurant with excellent food and stunning views across the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to the villa.
Fantastic, relaxing stay!
Villa Ani was perfect, and just what we needed for our vacation get together. We were a party of 6 and celebrating our 35th anniversary, son's 30th birthday, and son-in-law getting his PhD. The villa itself was gorgeous in its details, and Roland, the host, was accessible and caring of the details. The weather was cool, but we were still able to sit by the pool for a couple of days. We used the villa as our home base, touring near by sites, and loved its central locality to them. We hope to get back!
Dear Marthe, 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 were completely overwhelmed by this Villa, and by the welcome we received from Mr Roland. We only stayed for 7 nights... I wish we’d stayed for much longer.
We arrived late on a Sunday night, at the end of the season, and were greeted personally by Mr.Roland.. He gave us a detailed tour of the villa, and explained all of the equipment / switches etc..
To cap it all, Roland had thoughtfully prepared a huge dish of pasticcio and kept it warm in the oven for our arrival.. We had been worried that we might not be able to get any food that late at night. The fridge & cupboards were stocked with some essentials - Milk, beer, wine, coffee, tea, bread etc.
The Villa itself is extremely well furnished. It’s luxurious, with modern facilities, while still retaining the rustic charm of the original Venetian architecture. There’s air-conditioning & heating in every room. The WiFi’s good. Even in October, the pool was warm enough to use (the kids were in it everyday).
Our visit was late in October, effectively the last week of the Season, so many of the facilities in the nearby towns of Panormas and Perama were closing for the season. The whole area had a wonderful “winding-down” feel.
The actual village of Anggeliana has a small supermarket, but you need to go (drive) further afield to find Restaurants and bars etc.
It’s a few kilometres in-land in a very agricultural area - Watch out for the local farmers driving their pick-up trucks like Formula-1 race cars :-)
The main “National” road is only about 10kms from the Villa, so day-trips further afield were easy. We visited Knossos, and Kournas Lake (twice - highly recommended).
In summary, this Villa was perfect for us (party of 5) - It’s furnished to a very high-standard... I just wish we’d stayed longer.
Dear Lee, thank you for this amazing review and we would really love to host you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Fantastic Villa in lovely Cretan village
Just spent 10 days in this lovely villa on our Cretan holiday. The villa is finished to a high standard and has everything you need. The owner, Roland, was charming and so very helpful. We felt nothing was too much trouble - including rescuing us when we locked ourselves out!
The local supermarket had most things we needed and the staff and all the village people were very friendly. We found a small beach, Spillies, nearby which was great for us,
We would highly recommend this villa.
Dear Jeff , 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.
Fantastically equipped and very beautifully kept.
This was our second visit to Villa Ani and it was every bit as good as the first. Beautifully appointed, well stocked and a fantastic pool for the kids. The beach is a 10 minute drive and the mountains are 5. There is a good local shop who are super friendly and the village itself is very welcoming. it is surrounded by great tavernas and very decent places to visit including the villages of Margarites and Eleutherna. The first is the village where almost every house creates artisan pottery and the second is an amazing site of ancient antiquity both have fantastic tavernas.
Roland, the owner of the villa could not be more hospitable, he and his family are at hand to do as much or as little as you require and their attention to detail is evident in everything that they do. Roland re-built the Villa which is part Venetian and part Ottoman and every element has been masterfully crafted. The outside areas are so picturesque and really the pictures don’t do it justice. The stone courtyard area has a wood fired pizza oven and a stone built BBQ with outside sink and very well illuminated, but moreover is a beautiful setting where a few steps onwards will take you to the garden and pool.
The Villa is pretty much equidistant from either Heraklion or Chania airports and the journey is about 40 minutes.
We never return to a place but this was a different matter altogether. A definite pearl of a find.
Dear Jonny, 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.
Villa Ani is located right in the heart of Aggeliana village and offers proximity to several daily amenities, including cafes, a local tavern, super market, butcher, hairdresser, library, all within walking distance, just 100 meters away.
Additionally, in the nearby town of Perama, just 5 minutes by car, you can find a selection of various shops for your every day needs... health center, butcher, fresh fish, bakery, super markets, restaurants and cafes! Also, petrol stations, banks, pharmacy, hair dresser and post office are available!
Furthermore, Panormo a tranquil resort, which has met a fast development in recent years, without however losing its traditional face, is just a short drive away from the Villa, just 15 minutes away. Panormo provides a variety of restaurants, cafes, super markets and gift shops! In Panormo there are actually two main beaches and a few smaller ones. As the name implies, Panormos is a natural harbour with calm waters.
Out & About
Super market, Cafe, Taverna & Shops: 100 meters
Panormos Sandy Beach: 9 Km
Heraklion International Airport: 69,5 Km
Chania International Airport: 90 Km
Rethymno Port & Town: 22,3 Km