“Perfect little home from home for those familiar with the area” We really liked that this apartment was owned by an English couple, as this made it feel like much more of a "home from home" than staying somewhere more Cretan or traditional. Great size for two adults or a couple with one/two children. The villa is a good 10-15 mins outside of Rethymno (the main town) but Adelianos Kampos and Platanes, two suburb-like areas of Rethymno, are only 5 mins away and have a great variety of supermarkets, bakeries, etc to keep the kitchen well stocked. The bathroom drain can be a little aromatic, shall we say - but a regular spot of bleach sorted that out! All in all a great little pad for our two week stay, and we would definitely book again.
We were 2 families staying at the Kokkinos in August, it really is an excellent property with a lot of thought gone into the property. Excellent views and a lovely breeze made it very comfortable even in August. Small village with a few restaurants within a 20 min walk. Good bus sevice nearby so no need for car hire and owners put us in touch with Cretan travel service for transfers and they were also excellent and used hem frequently during our stay.
The family that own the villa are so friendly and brought us some food on our arrival and George the owner open left us bread and pastries in the morning
Would like to thank everyone for making it a great holiday and especially George the owner.. …
VILLA SEAVIEW. Rethymnon . Sfakaki
Great villa, great location
Great little villa with 2 bedrooms and private pool for a small family, and an unrestricted view of the sea. Air-con was a bonus and was nice to have on those muggy evenings whilst trying to sleep. Open plan Living room / kitchen was large enough so that we did not feel cramped. The owner, Carsten, was always responsive and helpful. Took his recommendation for a local car rental company and that turned out to be first class too.
The location of the villa was very good as it was close enough to the main E75 arterial road that can get you quickly to Rethimno (10mins), Heraklion (1hr), and Chania (1hr). It was also located at the end of a bunch of similar style villas, but with Carsten's property being at the end, you get the privacy with no-one walking past whilst you relax outside.
A supermarket / corner shop is a short walk down the hill as well as a fair number of local Tavernas (Tarverna Eleven being our favourite as it is literally a restaurant right beside the beach). For the bigger shop, a Lidl is located about 10mins drive towards Rethimno. …
Enjoy the Cretan nature at Villa Athina!
The vacation we did not want to be ended.
We do not travel much, but this was our best vacation so far. Very nice, quiet place just in 10 minutes of driving to the center of Rethimno (we definately recommend to you to rent a car), so you can spend a lovely time in the town and if you are tired, you can have a rest at the villa at any time of the day without disturbing and noise.
If you need internet connection, you can use wifi at many bars and cafes in the town.
We allways rent a car when we travel and there are really many beautiful places to visit on the island. The villa situation is very convenient, so you can travel the half of Crete in any direction from Chania to Heraklion and even more. Allways take the swimsuits with you!!
The house is of a very good quality and even more beautiful and cosy than it appears on the photos- we were pleasantly surprised. There are 3 similar houses, so you can enjoy your stay with your friends, especially families with children.
Having fun at the swimming pool, drinking morning coffe under the cosy olive trees- I am going to remember these moments during the whole dark northern winter!!
Special thanks to the lovely owners Nick, Maria and Elia for the warmest welcome we have ever experienced, the warm evening on the veranda with a very tasty Greek dinner. Very nice people and are allways helpful in any situation. You can also buy the genuine home made olive oil from the very same olive trees around the villa, so you can take a little part of this stay with you. We have already made an original traditional Greek salad with this oil for our friends at home- very tasty )))) …
Fab villa- a home from home!
We stayed here at the very beginning of October. The villa was lovely, really well equipped and clean. The pool was clean and the roof terrace and BBQ well used!
It was a lovely and quiet, a bit away from shops/pubs etc so not right in the middle of things , however near enough that you can walk to the nearest pub and shop in about ten minutes... and there were always taxis to get you home if needed!
We were very sad to leave. …