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About Argiri Vasilaki
The "Harkia Villas Experience" is about the ultimate holiday sensation. For more than 9 years, we are offering a truly relaxing environment to families from all around the world. Hidden amidst vegetation and with no neighbors around, they enjoy absolute privacy and serenity. Together with my family, we make sure that, every day and night, all expectations are met, while pro-actively suggesting activities and services that will enhance their overall experience. Our goal is to give our guests the chance to experience the island of Crete intimately. Away from your worries and the crowds, solely with your loving family and friends. Harkia Villas is a great place to spend quality time with your family and friends creating memories for a lifetime.
Why Argiri Vasilaki chose Rethimno
Our Villas is the best place if you are looking for a place for calm and relaxation. Far from the hubbub of the city, near a tranquil village Charkia. As soon as you arrive at Harkia Villas you will be greeted by the tranquility of the area with the magnificent view of the mountains and the sea in the background.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
smoking is allowed only on the outside
Take care of the house.
The pool towels are only for the pool area.
If it breaks anything or if it breaks something in the house inform us immediately, if the damage is at your side can be burdene
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
VillaThimari Beautiful !
We have recently returned from three weeks at the wonderful Villa Thimari .We usually rent a villa for our summer break and we have stayed in some lovely places . However this was far and away the best experience we have had. .Irini and her lovely parents did everything they possibly could to make us welcome providing a delicious home cooked meal on our arrival and bringing us wine olive oil cakes and scrumpy cakes. The villa was stylish but comfortable with everything you could possibly need .The roof terrace was perfect for stargazing and watching the buzzards circle and the swallows diving for a drink .The peace and quiet was a wonderful gift for us (Living in Central London) and the views were spectacular. We havent visited Crete for many years and had forgotten how hospitable generous and kind the Cretan people are, Wewill not leave it so long next time. Thank you for making our stay so memorable .Would recommend Crete and your beautiful villa every time.
Excellent villa holiday
Our holiday at Thimari Villa was absolutely perfect. We were met on our arrival by Irini and her mother who explained everything and left a delicious pork meal which was just what we needed after a long day travelling. In addition to this were their own eggs, olive oil, wine, fruit and a cake halfway through our week which was again delicious.
I Highly reccommend this villa.
Great location with fabulous views; immaculate accommodation, and the best hospitality.
Sometimes you think some reviews can be 'over the top', but this property deserves the 5 star rating. The friendly Vasilaki family really do make sure that everything you need is just right; delicious food on arrival with welcome pack, and regular towel and bed changes, pool cleaning etc, but also immediate responses to requests e.g. they bought a new DVD player because we found the existing one faulty, and prepared another delicious meal for us upon request (big tasty portions too). A car trip / hike to get there, but you are rewarded with beautiful views, and a real sense of splendid isolation in luxurious accommodation. A good base for touring too. Lidl supermarket is convenient and not too far away, and has everything you might need. There are 2 villas on the site, but both are completely separate, and private. We loved it, and think that you will too.
We had a wonderfull stay in Villa Thimari. We came to Crete for more than 20 times, but this was one of the best vacations ever. Many thanks to the Vasilaki family(especially to mammy Vasso) for their hospitality - we never had such a good service ! Eventhough the villa is situated in a very quiet environment, there are many good restaurants in less than 20 minutes drive - try Thavma in Maroulas and also Kastro Mesi !
We hope to come back !
Fam. Van den Broeck - Belgium
Villa Thimari is in the most beautiful location up in the hills behind Rethymno.
We have just returned from a wonderful fortnight in Villa Thimari. The location of the villa and magnificent view, along with the peace and tranquility made for a really relaxing holiday. The Vasilaki family were so helpful, we have never had such a good service. The house was cleaned and towels changed every 2nd day and all the linen changed every 4th day. After a long journey from Scotland and a battle with our SatNav, we arrived very late (having given up any hope of food) to find a delicious meal waiting for us along with wine and olive oil produced by the family. The villa and pool are both beautiful. Apart from enjoying a relaxing time at the house we would recommend a visit to nearby Arkadi Monastry - a beautiful site. We enjoyed the beaches on the south coast; crystal clear water and not busy, but loved (particularly our son) the beaches on the north side for the great surf, nice ones out west of Rethymno a bit. We had lovely meals in To Pigadi restaurant, 31 Xanthoudidou, Old Town Rethmyno, 'modern take on Cretan cuisine' as they put it.
Thankyou again to the Vasilaki family for a wonderful fortnight, would thoroughly recommend Villa Thimari.
We spent three weeks at the villa and wish we could have stayed longer. The property is beautiful and Irini and her family couldn't have made us feel more welcome. They brought us delicious food, cakes, vegetables from their garden, and eggs from their chickens during our stay. They came every two days to clean and quickly came to our rescue when we managed to lock ourselves out of the villa.
The property had everything we could need and we found the peace and quiet and amazing views very relaxing. We had two small kids and really enjoyed Bali Beach with them.
Also, check out The View Restaurant just a 10 minute walk down the road.
Hope we can go back.