We were excited to spend our holiday in this villa but upon arrival it exceeded all of our expectations. Everything about the villa was even more impressive than one can appreciate from the pictures. The villa was nicely decorated, comfortable, well cared for and clean. The views of the mountains and the sea are absolutely breathtaking! It had more amenities than we had expected. The pool area was expansive with plenty of seating, lounge chairs, etc. There are multiple terraces that can provide plenty options throughout your stay. Other amenities that added to our positive experience were the pool table and steam room on the ground floor, kids playground just outside their bedroom and the windscreens which were useful when the pleasant seabreeze picked up.
Most of all we appreciated the hospitality from the owners Anastasia and Antonis. They provided us with a very personalized experience meeting us at the house for check-in and having some food and drinks to get us started, including a cake and decorations for our daughter's 7th birthday. They provided us with useful recommendations for our stay and were readily available throughout the week to answer any questions that we had. They also went out of their way to help us when our daughter required medical attention by making an appointment with their physician and accompanying us on the visit.
Some other information that you might find useful about the villa: it's an easy drive from airport and the city of Heraklion (approx. 25 min), it provides plenty of privacy as it sits on top of a hill with no other villas in the immediate vicinity and is conveniently located to the town of Agia Pelagia, several beaches and the Palace of Knossos. Although there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill, we would strongly recommend having a car as nothing is within walking distance and there is plenty to explore on the island.
We truly enjoyed our week at the Blue Key Villa and would recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to Crete. Should we return to Crete we would definitely stay here again.
Essence of thyme from the moment you get off the car combined with a view that can not be included in a photo. Warm and generous welcome from the owners, clean and elegantly decorated interiors with attention to detail. As we were introduced to the property ( 6 adults, 2 children) we could not keep our mouth closed. The top surprise was the private hammam room although the kids (6 and 8years old) went crazy with the kids room with the slide and their private veranda with a tower playground with swings and slides. We opted for daily breakfast in the villa (by the chef) which was delicious. There were tons of information, for day trips and activities as well as recommendations from the owners (very good ones). We opted for the sailing at Dias island, with launch on board (great experience). The villa is very wisely designed, and we were feeling very comfortable all the time. We all concluded that in this villa, the owners have gone above and beyond. Personalized services, privacy, excellent construction, view, view, view (!), great recommendations, close to Heraklion airport and most importantly it is in the middle of the island of Crete which served greatly as a “the perfect base” for our excursions to both east and west. We had a great week, all of us.
We all had a wonderful week in the villa my friends and I. The villa is incredible inside and outside, the view over the sea is amazing. I have done few villa all around the world and it’s my TOP 1.
Our host were so kind and thought of everything so we don’t miss of anything while being in the villa. Try 1 week there and you can’t go anywhere else for your next vacation!
I was amazed by this luxuruous villa since i entered. The view is crazy. All the equipments are just perfect. Hosts are So kind. The villa is huge and was just perfect for my group of Friends. We spend 3 amazing days there and were all very sad to leave. This house is for people looking for quiet, peaceful and relaxing moments. The Hammam works so well and is just amazingly decorated. I would go back to this villa 100% for sure!
Thank you so much for your warm welcome!
This house is the just perfect and the view is amazing. We will come back.