Villa Piedra, sits on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. It is very private, with a lovely pool, plenty of outdoor seating and a perfect place to relax. The local town of Platanias is only a 20 minute drive away with all the usual tavernas, restaurants and shops that can be expected in a seaside town. The villa is well appointed with lovely furnishings, plenty of space and very comfortable beds. There are lots of lovely touches in the property, that make it very special. I loved the headboards in the bedrooms and open plan living downstairs. We had a very warm welcome from Christina and her husband, and they were easily contactable by mobile phone if we had any queries. We loved spending peaceful afternoons around the pool but managed to take in some of the sites and spectacular scenery of the mountains. Crete is a lovely island with plenty of site seeing activities as well as great beaches, food and wine. We can't wait to go back and would love to stay at Villa Piedra again. The pictures of the Villa posted by the villa management company are a good representation of the property.