A marvelous place to relax. Very well furnished with lots of space and a great view. We felt in love with the bath tub and the veranda facing the sea. Great for a retreat from busy city live. Guy was a friendly host and every evening we were happy to return to his beautiful villa where we felt sort of at home.
A lovely , unusual little house in a stunning location. The large west-facing terrace is a great place to sit for meals or just to relax and enjoy the sea view and watch the sun go down.
The house is modern inside, with a good bathroom with powerful shower and plenty of hot water. The beds were rather firm, but comfortable enough. We slept well.
Sfinari is a charming, quiet village about 20 minutes drive from Kissamos and is delightfully unspoilt. However, it's by no means untouched by tourism and has a good selection of small tavernas all within easy reach of the villa (many within easy walking distance). The three tavernas on Sfinari beach are especially lovely, in particular the one at the far end of the beach, the Sunset Taverna.
The villa makes a great base for exploring this unspoilt corner of western Crete. We had some memorable walking around the eco-village of Malia, in the gorges of Topolia, Sirikari and Agia Irini and around the huge beach at Elafonisi.
There is a good mobile data signal in Sfinari so, it's easy to stay in touch by email. All our emailed queries were very quickly answered by the friendly owner during our stay.
If you are looking for peace and quiet in a rural location near the sea and hills then this is the villa. Sfinari is on the West coast. A small fishermen's village with a few tavernas a world away from the crowded resort-riddled Northern coast. Great location for some of the best beaches in Crete and for walking/trekking.
The villa is a 25 minute drive to Falassarna beach, 45 minutes to Balos Lagoon, 45 minutes to Elafonisi beach, 1hour 20 minutes to Palechora and about 30 minutes to Kissamoss (nearest big supermarket). Sfinari beach is a five minute drive away.
The Villa was excellent and has rustic charm. It has a large 30 by 10 foot terrace facing West with an outdoor table and benches to seat ten overlooking the ocean. Amazing sunsets. And a second large terrace facing East. The kitchen is well equipped. We cooked a lot. It has a large fridge and freezer. Comfortable beds. Bathroom with bath and a good shower. Plenty of living space both inside and out. Clean. The owner was great to deal with and responded promptly to any communication.
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