As soon as we arrived at Villa Citrea we knew it was going to be perfect. Its location in a huge orange grove, the inviting driveway, the BBQ area, the pool... And, on top, a more than fully equipped house (all the way to washing machine and dishwasher), an endless supply of oranges for juicing, wine/olive oil/raki all from the family's production and a great orange cake freshly made by Stella, the landlady.
The family who own the villa have done a fantastic job of restoring the old house, look after it as though they lived there and are justly proud of it. We almost regretted leaving in the mornings and were always excited on our return to see the gate open in front of us onto this little paradise.
Though all the places we stayed in around Crete were great, this was certainly exceptional!
A perfect place for a quiet vacation. Not that we were "that" quiet. Set in the middle of orange groves (freshly picked oranges to juice in the morning), this villa is perfect. Well furnished, great pool, sumptuous views, etc, etc. The only negative part of our stay was we had only booked for 3 days. Once we were there we wanted to stay longer. Lazy days spent swimming, sunbathing and reading were delightful. A couple of trips out, one to the botanical gardens (15 minutes away) and one up the mountains (for coffee) were enough time away from this haven. Great BBQ area for evenings in and plenty of interesting places to eat locally. We'll defiantly be returning next year.
This villa is an absolute treasure. The owners look after it as if they were living in it themselves. You do not want for anything. The kitchen is extremely well equipped,- dishwasher included. The bedrooms are spacious, two bathrooms ( One with shower, one with bath with shower attached), excellent lounge area with TV, lovely pool and fantastic orange and lemon groves. There is a bbq area, outside eating area around the pool, sun loungers and even an outside shower. Air con is also available at no extra visit. Bed linen and towels are changed twice a week along with the pool towels. The villa is spotless.
The owners are lovely people who make you feel so welcome and are always available if needed.
The villa is situated about 30 mins from Chania in an idyllic spot, surrounded by mountains and citrus groves.
Would I stay here again? Yes definitely and I would recommend it to all.
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