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“Calm, lovely and rejuvenating”
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Panoramic view of Lake Kournas. Swim, canoe, hike, walk, cycle, relax, enjoy.
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Panoramic view of Lake Kournas. Swim, canoe, hike, walk, cycle, relax, enjoy.
House front view with parking. Swimming pool and lounge area and beach umbrellas.
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Panoramic view of Lake Kournas. Swim, canoe, hike, walk, cycle, relax, enjoy.
House front view with parking.
Swimming pool and lounge area and beach umbrellas.
Relax or play at our private pool
House entrance overseeing the stone layered porch.
House Entrance
Large Venetian Arc reveals Cottage Architecture
Dining room area view from a loft
Living room area with wooden staircase leading to the lofts.
Kitchen area reveals signs of the house architecture
House exit view stone arcs.
Bathroom mirrors.
Make room for our road travelling visitors. They are returning from lunch.
Lake Kournas near the house where you can rent canoes and pedalos.
Walk down the road to Lake Kournas from Exit 2 you can dine, have cold coffee, swim, relax
Sit and relax and near the Lake Kournas streams
Have a cold drink  from the hillside lakeview cafe
Visit old Port of Chania where you can spent a whole day doing a variety of things
Guests often visit the golden sand beaches located near the property.
Boating is available for guests throughout the island. Excursions are also available.
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Arthur N
Brussels
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3 reviews
“Calm, lovely and rejuvenating”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Villa Christiana is a lovely, atmospheric period cottage in a quiet and semi-rustic neighbourhood near the stunning Lake Kournas. It is great for kids with lots of rooms, stairs and outside alleys to explore. Plus a fabulous swimming pool and a 'sheep train' that is shepherded by each evening. A car is crucial for visiting the many beautiful beaches in the vicinity. Stratos arranged this for us before we arrived and was the perfect villa owner, even buying us a new mattress when the existing upstairs orthopaedic bed proved too exacting. He and his partner Marta went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, and could scarcely have been more helpful. Downsides? It does get a little warm in the upper rooms, but there are fans. And some ants do come with the territory in the summer. But they were easily manageable, We had a wonderful stay and heartily recommend this villa for a calm and rejuvenating hol.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Jul 2016
Dear Arthur, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Villa Christiana, and extremely glad that you enjoyed your holiday with your wonderful family. We wish you the best and hope that we can accommodate your needs again in a future holiday.

Stratos and Martha
Villa Christiana Crete
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Mr Mrs J
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10 reviews
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“Roomy, comfortable and friendly.”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stratos and his wife were excellent hosts and even though we arrived late at night were there to greet us and provided much needed bottled water and fruit. The villa was emaculate and being open plan was roomy and comfortable for us and our three teenage children. However, three of the rooms are up in the roof space making them hot and stuffy, they also have no walls just curtains so not very private. There was air conditioning but it took a long time (all night) to reach these up stairs rooms. Our teenagers were not bothered by this and loved the rooms but small children might struggle, they are also so up steep stairs so not ideal for toddlers.

The kitchen area was satisfactory but could have more items such as tea towels, bigger chopping board, more bowls/serving dishes. Though we only ate in twice as the local tavernas are within walking distance and very welcoming and reasonably priced ( it is a holiday after all!)

There is not much of an outdoor space, the pool is in the front garden/drive area. The area around the pool was cramped and there were only four plastic chairs. The patio area was cleaned every morning. The pool is also quite small with one end shallow and one a medium depth. They advised no diving and only 6 allowed in as maximum. They did clean the pool with chemicals every morning which meant it was not available until 10. We found the pool to be not completely clear and clean, though the pool was sufficient for our needs it may not be satisfactory for others.

The area is up at the foot of the mountains but only five minutes drive from the main beach town of Georgioupolis. The lake is a 5 minute walk but is not suitable for swimming. The villa is on a quiet small road but it can get busy with hikers cars and the odd lost tourist, not ideal when bathing by the pool. There are also residents with dogs which barked constantly at night. Though when you've had a few Rakis you don't seem to notice and sleep well.

Overall the property was clean with new fittings and the bedding, beds and bathrooms immaculate, Stratos and his wife live in the small building next door so always available. We had a lovely holiday in a beautiful location, the locals are very friendly and we would go again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The pool
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
8 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review. We had a pleasure having your family stay at our property. I understand your concern about the staircase steepness however it is within the building code requirement standards and safe for all families. We are looking forward to seeing you or your friends in the future.
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“An oasis in Krete!!!!”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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The best place of family,couple or friends vacation!! Rest next to the lake and explore the place with my husband.The nature is amazing here like paradise:))We go swimming to the amazing beach just few minutes of the house.Its magical!!! Finally,we can't forget the nightlife of Rethimno!!!Its perfect!!Thank you Strato!!!

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16 Apr 2015
Thank you for your kind response. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our property. Looking forward to be your host again in the future where you could further explore the island.
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Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased that you had a satisfactory stay at our property. We hope to see you again someday in the future.
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