When booking a villa for a large group of people you are always concerned the photos are not a true representation and you may let people down. However, from the moment we booked the villa I knew we were in good hands. Every single detail was taken care of.
We requested balloons on arrival to mark a special occasion. Instantly this was arranged and set the tone for the most amazing holiday.
Everybody from Kostas, Penelope and the team and Etouri- to Mr Petros and Mrs Effi.(the owners) we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The villa is truly spectacular, the sea view was breathtaking and the facilities really were second to none.
Mr Petros, your infectious spirit put such a smile on all our faces and we were so appreciative of all the gifts and you would turn up with and that amazing feast you treated us to at Maria's
We have sung the praises to all our friends back in the U.K of how special this accommodation is and we have all said we will return in the next couple of years.
Again, thank you so so much. You all left such a lasting impression.
The location of the villa is in a quite place in the hill of Gerani. You have to have a car if You rent this villa though. There is a great view on the sea, especially during sunset. The garden and pool area is very spacious and nice! The pool is large and great for both children and adults. There are lots to do in this villa - tennis, basketball, billiard, table tennis, gym, hot tub.
The owner was great. They brought us fresh eggs from their chicken and vegetables every morning before breakfast. If we had any questions or problems they were solved quickly and effectively.
Perfect villa for holidays with your famly!
Where to start.....First I guess by saying a huge thank you to Mr Petros and Ms Effi, you are amazingly kind, friendly and such generous owners - thank you for helping make our holiday so special. Your luxury villa is certainly one of the best equipped and most beautiful places we have stayed in. The villa, as well as the views are truly stunning. Very family friendly and extremely well equipped, whether its chilling by the pool, playing ping pong or billiards, making pizza in the bbq area or working off the excess calories in the gym, everything worked and was of top quality - including the egg laying chickens and the vegetable garden!. In all we were 12 staying and never once felt crowded. Organisation and guest relations by Mr Kostas and his team were second to none. The local village (3 mins by car) offered several great Taverna's and supermarkets, the people were welcoming and friendly. The local beach (2 mins away) is small but nice. Recommend trying Kalivaki Beach around 15 mins away, a great spot with excellent Taverna to boot. We will definitely return to this stunning villa.
OHHHO,,, We were ( 7 old friends meeting after 40 years) so so lucky to spend an amazing week in this magical Geranihill VILLA, perched on top of the hill soaring above the ocean, with a wonderful large pool and jacuzzi and a soft sea breeze stroking.
the villa seats on few thousands square meters on its own plateau, overlooking the ocean with no neighbor in front, a 100-meter driveway through an orchard of fruit trees and vegetable garden leads you to this magnificent home. 4 bedrooms out of 7 have a huge veranda facing the ocean. there are various entertaining areas for different occasions and modes that the photos cannot display the true nature of the place. it is truly beyond our words.
although we had many plans and programs to follow we have found it very difficult to leave the magical villa.
we collected eggs from the chickens and veggies from the garden for breakfast than a dip in the pool, followed by fruit from the mulberry tree another coffee and lazy conversation than played games followed by lunch, a snooze in the afternoon with a soft breeze, than wine by the jacuzzi followed by seafood dinner on the fire and on it rolled into the nights.
ohhh,,, we had a great time.
Now all this said, the owners of the villa are the most genuine, warm and hospitable family you will ever meet, one could not wish for a better host. we were lucky that we had a very special connection with the father Petros who has opened his heart to us and spoiled us with seafood and dessert. we had tears in our eyes on departure.
it is not every day that we meet people that in such short time enter our hearts.
these moments are rare.
Needless to say that all this was not possible without the seamless and professional approach ETOURI and Kostas the owner and his dedicated team have displayed.
As i have worked in tourism many years ago, I can appreciate the manner in which this company operates, they set the bar for themselves very high, they are very fluid and fluent in their operation and have created a very helpful software and support system for all customers needs and beyond. they are the real deal, simply put they are smooth operators. i don't say it lightly as I have been traveling for years.
all 7 of us felt so honored and privileged. the Villa, the family owners, and Etouri created a dream reality for us. we are humbled and truly grateful for this incredible experience and hospitality we received.
Incredible Crete thank you from our hearts
We had a wonderful time staying at the Gerani Hill villa. The family were incredibly welcoming and generous. The villa and terraced area was beautifully clean, with clean linen and towels every day. Each morning the gardener brought in fresh produce including eggs from their own chicken. The sunset was stunning with the views over the sea, The separate bbq area was incredibly equipped. For a family the facilities were amazing with tennis, gym, table tennis and pool there was always something to entertain everyone. The images in the pictures are exactly what you get. We would definitely like to visit again.