What can I say ? Brilliant right from the start, booked with confidence after Contacting George( The owner). Welcomed and met by George who took time out to show us every Modern feature of this bang up to date brand new Villa .
The location was perfect with a quiet rural feel but two minutes away from Rethymno and it`s bars, restaurants and Beaches.
Everything worked as it should in the Villa and my wife and 3 daughters loved the grounds and many terraces for sunbathing. In short a perfect place to stay and would love to come back. Thank you George for making our 2017 Holiday perfect
We stayed in Villa Ianthos for 1 week with our family (8 adults) and we really enjoyed it. The villa is very modern and beautiful and also outside the garden and swimming pool are great! Service is very good: Each day a man who cleans the pool and after 3 days cleaning and towel change. The owner, George, is very kind and helpful. He gave us great tips for restaurants and activities. The villa is located near to Rethimnon and also to a smaller village which has supermarket and a few restaurants. We visited Rethimnon, did a boat toar on sea, buggy/quad tour, walked the Imbrus gorge and visited some beaches and lakes. We had a great time and special thanks to George for all of his help and service.
There were 9 friends who went on this holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Ianthos. Not only was the villa pristine, the views stunning and the facilities fabulous, but also the owner (George) and agency staff were so helpful in the lead up and during the stay. They emailed me regularly showing details of the villa and answering any questions I may have had. There were several people I could contact in case of any problems during the stay. On arrival, George met us at the nearby supermarket in order to drive in convoy to the villa itself. He then lead us into the town and was so helpful as we were unfamiliar with Cretan roads and driving. The surroundings were so peaceful and secluded, with relatively easy access into nearby Astipopolou and Rethmyno. I would recommend this villa to anyone who fancies a brilliant group holiday or family stay.
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Absolutely everything was just perfect about Villa Ianthos and our stay there. For the architect's design, to the builders finish, to the furnishings, the support from the agent and their recommendations, to the cleaners every three days and the pool guy who came EVERY day.
Living in Cornwall England in the summer can be hectic with visitors to the county, so the secluded elevated position of Villa Ianthos was just bliss. And the back or the villa where the pool and BBQ are are TOTALLY hidden from the view of the road and the neighbouring house across the road. The Villa is just 5 minutes drive from old town Rethymnon (I counted about 5 spellings for the city) which is absolutely enchanting. And we didn't have a bad meal throughout the whole of our stay. One word of warning, we got 8 SOFT drinks at an Italian restaurant in Chania on the sea front and they charged us €33. This was the only time we felt we had been taken advantage of, other than that, we found EVERYONE on the Island of Crete REALLY welcoming and wouldn't hesitate recommending a holiday there. And if you can do that at Villa Ianthos you're going to have an AMAZING time!!! :0)
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We spend almost 2 weeks at Villa Ianthos and were absolutely delighted with the villa and location. It is set in a most idyllic location within the Crete countryside, but literally only few minutes drive from both the villages of Gallou & Atsipopoulo with their shops and restaurants. The views from the villa were stunning and it was a pleasure to wake up to each morning. About 10 to 15 minutes away is Rethimno, a large but beautiful town with so much to see and do. The old town is so beautiful and with a huge array of restaurants and very pretty narrow streets lined with shops . We were extremely impressed by the town and delighted we had picked this area of Crete.
The quality of the villa is extremely high - all the fixtures and fitting were very high-end and very new. I could not find any fault with the villa and indeed can't wait to return for my next vacation. There is a huge garden with swimming pool and wonderful BBQ area. The villa had two huge outdoor terraces to sit and eat; one downstairs directly off the kitchen and one upstairs (which we didn't use). The sitting room had huge comfortable sofa and flat screen TV...not that we spend anytime indoors watching TV! Three bedrooms were large doubles and one was probably what i would call a 3/4 size double, but probably really suited to one person. Both bathrooms were large and modern. The Kitchen was extremely modern and well equipped, in fact it was certainly better than the one i had at home!
Kostas and the team whom we booked the villa through were excellent and really looked after us, both before and during our stay. It was certainly a holiday to remember and we certainly intend to return to Villa Ianthos and Crete again very soon.
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