I booked Villa Ellie for our family holiday although we had visited Crete before we had never stayed in or near Elounda. Villa Ellie sits in the hills above the town of Elounda it's no more than a ten minute drive from the town but a car is essential.
Elounda has great bars and restaurants to suit all. I'd recommend the trip to Spinalonga and we also liked Plaka Beach
On Arrival we were greeted by Mandy who welcomed us and showed us around the villa. Mandy was very helpful and made us feel nothing was to much trouble she also has a lot of information about the local area and places of interest. An unexpected touch was the welcome pack which contained some essentials which was great as we did not have to rush out to the shops immediately after a long journey
Villa Ellie is in a peaceful and private location it really offered my family a home from home experience with a touch of luxury the grounds it sits in and the gardens are beautiful !! The pool area is perfect with enough sun loungers for all and very private. Inside is spacious and light and very well equipped we wanted for nothing during our stay The bedrooms have air conditioning which was lovely in the evening. The villa is immaculate very well maintained and spotlessly clean.
My favourite thing about Villa Ellie is the view I never got bored of it during my stay from reading a book on the top terrace or just sitting with a glass of wine it is simply stunning in my opinion a piece of paradise. We had an amazing holiday experience and will definitely be returning in the future
We had a great family holiday at Villa Ellie. Wonderful welcome pack on arrival. This villa is the best fitted out villa we have ever stayed at. Everything you need is supplied and no need to buy anything apart from food. Mandy & Tony were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make our holiday wonderful. The Taverna in the village has closed so nothing within walking distance but some lovely restaurants within a short drive.
The only slight downside is the number of steps down to the Villa from the parking area which obviously have to be climbed when you go out which is tricky with shopping and luggage.
We stayed at villa Ellie and have to say it was one of the best villas we have ever visited, and we have stayed in many over the years. The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect, everything you need is there, plus more and the villa itself is beautiful. When we arrived, Mandy had provided a Welcome Basket (free of charge) full of snacks, beer, wine, milk, water and wine. This was extra special as we arrived late and were all hungry! The villa inside and out is spotless and it was cleaned halfway through our stay, with clean towels and beach towels provided. We would thoroughly recommend this vlla and hope to return the next time we stay on Crete. Thank you to the owners for sharing their beautiful home.
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