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Yannis and Mary met us with keys and made sure that we were very comfortable. Gave us eggs and cake and more. Checked on our comfort each day by phone. The old house was beautifully renovated by Yannis and furnished in antique manner.
Very warm welcome and farewell by the owners. The old house has been beautifully renovated by the owners and is traditionally furnished. The property consists of two units (family home and apartment) that share a common courtyard. The larger house was very suitable for our family with two children and has a nice private terrace. From the terrace you have a good view of the road and the village life of Vasiliki. Good location in relation to the archaeological sights such as Phaestos, Gortys and Agia Triada. Wonderful beaches not too far away. Thank you Maria and Yiannis and see you next time!
Zdeněk Vermouzek , (CZ)
We can fully recommend to everyone looking for a calm and homely accomodation
Extraordinarily friendly owners, excellent calm location, sensitively renovated old building, fully equipped kitchen, magnificent surrounding Asterousia Mountains.
It was a very nice week, where everything was just right. The house has history, has been lovingly restored and everything fits together. An open fireplace creates atmosphere, firewood was naturally present. The rooms are rustic and comfortably furnished with lots of wood, stone and things from the old days. Everything worked perfectly and there were no problems with the equipment. The house is spread over 2 floors. Upstairs you will find a bathroom with shower, children's room and bedroom. Downstairs is the spacious lounge with adjoining open kitchen and pantry. In the courtyard you can comfortably barbecue, eat or sometimes enjoy the sun. The house is in a small village. Nothing is going on here, although we were here in early March. It is just the thing for those seeking peace away from the tourist strongholds. Beautiful beaches and shops can be found within 5km radius. For exploring the wild landscape of the south coast of Crete an all-terrain vehicle is recommended. In the village is the small tavern Maria`s specialties about 100m up the road, inconspicuous and almost undetectable. You should not miss the culinary arts of Maria's Cretan cuisine. A pre-order is an advantage, then you can cook to your heart's content. We have been to Greece several times, including Crete. We thought, there is no increase at the landlord / host. But! Yiannis and Mary are like a family. Very friendly, nice, informal and not too pushy. If you want, you can also spend time with them, what we did. We have never felt so comfortable and easy. From the hosts there is much information about the country, people and places of interest. Too bad that the week was so fast. We can recommend this holiday home and its hosts unreservedly!
just perfect the location and the accommodation were just perfect, of all stays of the last 2 years this was by far the best very friendly host and no effort was too much to make it as pleasant as possible for me
Very nice, rural, quiet, a great place to sortie from, and with particularly helpful, friendly, and accommodating hosts.
Left on Oct 28, 2018 for a stay in Sep 2018
Vasiliki is an old village, today populated by an older generation as its younger generation have left for the cities. The "Amazing Stone Villa" is a delightful old mansion from the 20's originally owned by one of the current owner's grandmother. It has been completely renovated and is (particularly for the price) a very cozy and comfortable place to stay. The whole village knows the owners and all take more than a little pride in the villa. If you stay there, you will be well away from the population centers of Crete but you will not be alone, the locals all seem to watch over the villa and are ready to help if you have any problems. I was brought eggs, pomegranates, bread and good will on almost a daily basis. The owners are very helpful with anything you need from getting to/from the airport to helping (in my case) with getting my motorcycle fixed after a small bump I received in a nearby city. If you're visiting Crete for a leisurely stay or for a good "look around", you will find Vasiliki centrally located and the Amazing Stone Villa, a great place to come home to every evening.
Welcome by the hosts on arrival. Got intro to the area and introduced to local restaurant. No breakfast included. The beds as other facilities excellent. The hosts friendly and very helpful. Hard to exaggerate the welcome and the amazingly beautifully restored old house. The location at the very top for people who want a stay outside the tourist areas and who would like close to nature, small isolated beaches etc
Cathrin K, (DE)
Authentisches Kreta bei Freunden
Sehr schön renoviertes und liebevoll restauriertes Haus mit ansprechend gestaltetem Aussenbereich. Im Haus sind zwei getrennte Wohnungen vorhanden, wir bewohnten die kleinere Einheit. Diese ist mit Wohn-und Schlafzimmer für zwei Personen sehr geräumig und gemütlich eingerichtet, insbesondere sieht man, dass sich die Gastgeber mit vielen typischen kretischen Details viel Mühe gegeben haben. Sie hießen uns darüber hinaus mit kretischenSpezialitäten, wie Wein, Raki, Kuchen, Öl und landestypischen Produkten besonders willkommen und gaben uns zahlreiche ausgezeichnete Tipps für die Highlights der traumhaften Umgebung. Yiannis und seine Frau waren perfekte Gastgeber!
It is even better than the name, images and description !!! Despite our late arrival - 23:00 o'clock - we were greeted warmly by Yiannis. He explained the various features of the house - TV, landline phone, ceiling fan, ..... and showed us a fridge filled with orange juice, beer, wine and brandy! Breakfast was also provided - with croissants filled with chocolate cream, coffee, etc. After a pleasant night - the house is climatically excellent due to its design! - came Mary and Yiannis. Both welcomed us once again, explained us the different shopping possibilities, what we should look at places of interest, where is the village restaurant of Maria (real Cretan cuisine, lamb and rabbit highly recommended!), ... Mary cooks happy and excellent and brought us a prepared meal! To the house: Very good layout, tastefully decorated, in front of the windows mosquito screens, beautiful, covered terrace, a walled, sheltered courtyard with patio, table with umbrella, barbecue, outdoor shower, planting - everything as seen in the pictures! Just really well thought out and executed excellently. Area information: Vasiliki is a small village surrounded by olive trees (of which there are millions in Crete). The drive to the sea (15min - 30min) over the Asterousia mountains is spectacular! The view from above, both back to the valley, as well as to the sea coast is simply awesome. Tripitti - Kapetaniana (Agios Ioannis) - Lendas and in between many other partly deserted bays invite you to swim. Matala in the west (about 40 minutes) is located in a beautiful bay, has a beautiful beach and in the northern rock wall burial chambers from Roman times. For those who like us are interested in archaeological sites, the excavations of Festos and Gortys are recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our 12 days here in the south of Crete and will come back whenever possible and thank Mary and Yiannis again for the dinner the evening before we leave. Ulla and Walter A.
Giorgio , (IT)
Really just restored Cretan villa with a strong attention to details. It’s not in Kapetaniana, but in Vassiliki , much better position both for access and for reaching Asterousia remote beaches. Villa is full equipped , washer,dishwasher, everything is new and good quality. Yannis the owner is clearly a lover of nice, well made things.
Very cozy and clean home. New plumbing. Friendly hosts. Always help and prompt. Thank you for the food left in the refrigerator for our arrival, it was nice and we did not have to go to the store at night. Thank.
VASSILIKI in Crete, Greece (Holiday with a Difference - The real Greek feeling!!!)
VASSILIKI in Crete, Greece (Holiday with a Difference - The real Greek feeling!!!) VASSILIKI is situated on the outskirts of HERAKLION,CRETE. This is a Traditional GREEK Region that offers a (stressless) Holiday Experience for Families with Children or Couples. The Hosts of this Villa give a feeling of friendly hospitality and support right from the beginning. The AMAZING STONE VILLA here in VASILIKI has a touch of Greek Tradition and is well situated over this Countryside. The different Rooms in the Villa have got a beautiful touch of Vintage Look (but WiFi and TV with Greek programs is also included) The Living Room Corner itself looks cosy and inviting! The Bigger Bedroom on the first Floor is very well furnished and has an additional Small Balcony which views into the street uphill. The Smaller Bedroom also on the same Floor has an adjacent and spacious TERRACE VERY suitable for Breakfasts and early Evening Relax Hours From the left Side Corner of the TERRACE you can have a beautiful lighted up View of HERAKLION in the Late Evenings. CRETE has many Churches and Little Chapels around, so also here in VASILIKI itself there is a Church a few steps away from the Villa In General, one definitely needs an own Rental Car to get there and to move around here in the Region. Maybe to drive to the Beaches located closeby OR to be on a well-planned Day Trip to the Sight-Seeing Spots in the North and South Ends of CRETE. A Day Trip or an overnight Stay in SANTORINI is a must!!! This Island is simply beautiful!!!! Back in VASILIKI..... The TRIPITI BEACH (3km away) from the Villa is very inviting because One has to drive through a very narrow Valley just a few minutes before you reach the Car Parking Area at TRPITI This Drive is exciting too as one drives through curvy Roads around the Mountains Not to forget the Panaromic Point of View on One of the Corners of the curvy Road It's okay to step out and make a break here filming or taking Snapshots of the different Mountains and Abysses around. Besides all this.... One shouldn't forget to visit the Traditional Greek Restaurants nearby and try out the Traditional Greek Food. TABERNA is translated to Restaurant in Greek Language....just like the Local People say it! If one really needs a Warm Summer Holiday then it's a lovely Experience here in CRETE, combined with a memorable Stay in the AMAZING STONE VILLA in VASiLIKI. Family Gerber (Germany)
Beautiful and comfortable house We were looking for a quiet place in Crete and found this house - and everything was as described. All newly renovated, large rooms and picobello groomed. In the kitchen is everything you need, the mattresses are great and the terrace of the larger house is huge. The landlords are very friendly, helpful and give many tips, what you can do in the vicinity. Good support. Thanks again for everything !! You definitely need a rental car, because in the village there is only a very simple little tavern and no shop. However, you get a place further (4km) everything you need. We enjoyed our stay at the foot of the Asterousias mountains and on the edge of the Messara plain and recovered well. To the next beaches you drive by car about 30 minutes, z.T. on slopes, but everything went well. It is a good starting point for hikes, the connection to the larger roads is very good. We enjoyed it very much and it was certainly not our last Crete holiday.
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