Beautiful villa

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2023

Beautiful setting in a small village. Sea views, beach about a 10 min car journey. Fabulous pool and good quality sun loungers. Well equipped villa with everything you need to cook or BBQ. Great local, friendly taverna 2 mins walk away. Host Manolis was so helpful, responding to any query very quickly and providing us with lots of Cretan specialties and treats. We had a great stay – wish we had booked for longer !

Kerrie C.

Perfect Holiday and Host

Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2023

Lovely Villa in a great semi-remote location, beautiful grounds, garden furniture and pool which we all hugely appreciated and enjoyed We had everything we needed already there, but host Manos ensured we had an amazing stay, by leaving a welcome hamper of food and drink, bringing more lovely homemade treats during our stay and was there if we needed anything else in super fast time There are 2 Tavernas within walking distance and a shop not too far by car, as well as the lovely Kolymvari just over 5 minutes away with its shops, restaurants and harbour Would happily stay here again without hesitation

Heather E. Lancashire

Unexpectable experience!!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 11, 2023

We booked this Villa for 10 days during the wintertime!!! We saw the photos firstly and the reviews which were unbelievable and that’s it!! When we arrived we saw many differences at the villa. The Villa is more beautiful than the photos!!! New fence, new doors, new garage area, what a surprise!!! The pool of course as every guest mentioned is fantastic! Manolis informed us that he also changed all the mattresses. We had such a nice sleep!! 10 days resting, eating, and drinking local wine. We also had the opportunity to meet Manolis who gave us many ideas for things to do during this no-tourist period. Manolis was (as all the reviews mention) very generous and he make as feel like home! We will be back!!

Jason H.

A wonderful place to relax – a great base for exploring Crete

Rated 5 out of 5
November 16, 2022

The villa looked great in the photos – and lived up to all our expectations. The pool is delightful and the en suite bathrooms for all three rooms plus the huge beds are all great. Manos is an excellent host – quick to communicate, eager to help, full of useful advice about the area and generous with his gifts!

Paul H.

A garden cottage with a pool

Rated 5 out of 5
October 15, 2022

A small, unpretentious property with all the basics you need for a short stay.

Stephen J.

What a cosy place!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 8, 2022

This was my third time at this region of Crete which is my favorite in Greece!!I choosed this villa based from the reviews and I was right!!! The villa is exactly what a couple needs for relaxing and more!!! The villa has everything you may need. 1)Privacy!Nobody can bother you.The entrance of the house is near a pricate family road. 2)You can feel isolated but a few steps away there are 2 grate tradisional taverns for foodbor drink. 3) The pool is very Big for 2 people,is salted and it is heated!!!!!!When we booked we didn’t know it!!! 4) Manolis…He didn’t charve anything more for the amenity of the heated pool and he did…Everything we could ask from an owner..Tips,kindness and the feeling you can base on him if anything happens.We travel.a lot and all these things are what you search! The welcome pack was also unexpected. We have never seen anything similar. Thank you much Manolis.We will be back!!

Paul E.

One of the best – fantastic stay

Rated 5 out of 5
August 27, 2022

Having stayed on Crete 3 times now, can definitely say this is our favourite – Villa Katerina is a fantastic place to stay with the family – if you want seclusion but also being within a v.short drive to beaches and restaurants ( there are 3 within walking distance as well) – one of the best pools we have had and great bedrooms, air conditioning that works very well – finally, the owner, Manos is great to work with – very nice welcome gifts and then brought further gifts during our stay – all local produce – thanks to Manos for being such a great host – will hope to return

Paul H.

Response from Spilia Villas

Thank you soo much!!! I tried to improve your stay, i hope i could do more. It was my pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Amazing Holiday!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 12, 2022

Just a fantastic holiday! Beautiful villa which has everything you could possibly need. The pool is beautiful and so relaxing. Manos we can’t thank you enough for all your help and generosity. We hired a car and got to see the Mose beautiful sunsets and beaches. Stunning food at the local restaurants. Can’t fault this holiday and will be back! We have older kids ages 14 and 17 and they just loved it! Thank you xx

Bernadette H.

Response from Spilia Villas

Thank you so much for your nice comments!! I am really happy to hear that you had a good time!!! You have a lovely family and I hope to meet you again!!

More than expected!!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 6, 2021

We had the most wonderful stay at Yiannis Cottage. The house is beautiful & in a perfect location at the traditional village of Spilia close to lots of lovely beaches and taverns.. The pool is salted and we really enjoyed it, we have never stayed into the pool so much.Manolis was so lovely – we have never stayed with such fantastic host before.I would recommend this villa to every couple or small family for relaxing. We can’t wait to return!

Josef P.

Fantastic 2 Person Villa in Crete

Rated 5 out of 5
August 11, 2021

This was the second time we had stayed in this villa after our first trip in 2018. The villa is perfect for 2 people, with a fabulous garden, encompassing a large pool and 2 seating areas. It is very difficult to find something this good for 2 people, it is almost unique. The villa is in a great location on the Western side of Crete, and is within driving distance of many beaches, including some of Crete’s most famous ones. It is situated in the charming village of Spilia and is within walking distance of two good tavernas. The city of Chania with its picturesque harbour is only 30 minutes drive away with Chania airport being another 10 minutes on. The best thing about this villa is the owner, Manolis. He goes out of his way to ensure you have a great holiday, and is there to meet all your needs. He is extremely kind and helpful, without being intrusive. We have travelled to many places across the world and this is the only villa we have stayed in twice which reflects just how much we like it. I know you will too. We hope to return in the future.

Tom C.