What our guests say

We had a lovely stay in the villa over the past weeks,  The villa was lovely and clean and well equipped.  Monica's in the village was our favourite restuarant- for pudding the custard pie is delicious!  Elafonsisi our favourite beach and well worth the drive.  Balos bay was nice but perhaps the boat is preferable to the walk!  Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely villa.  Hope to see you again

Date  August 2017        Caroline Chris and Niamh

We are sadly approaching the end of our  stay in this delightful villa- comfortable and clean, light and airy with superb views.  Have whiled away many an hour on the balcony capturing the scenery and taking in the sounds of the cicadas sheep bells and owls hooting.  So tranquil, just the right place for getting away from London.   Also plenty to do without driving long distances.  Having Gavalochori just down the road is a real plus, great to be able to walk to the village.

A perfect holiday!  Thank you Penny

Date July 2016   Liz and Shane

The Luxury of your own Private Pool

Villa Ariadne is very private with wonderful views of the White Mountains. We have known Gavalachori for over 20 years and it is a perfect central location for Georgeopolis, Kalives, Almerida and Chania market on a Saturday morning. Visit Kissamos for a traditional fish restaurant and up to Falassarna for honey raki and wonderful swimming. You need a car!

Ariadne has a good kitchen and a BBQ in the garden - get your meat from the brilliant butcher in Kalives.

 Good tavernas with friendly staff in Gavalochori and only 10 minutes walk .

Overall, a good place to stay, clean, well-maintained and very private.

We may well return at some future date.

Date of Stay: August 2015



We have stayed in many a villa on the beautiful island of Crete and Villa Ariadne is up there with the best of them.

Situated in a quiet country location so stunning views, yet within a 10 minute stroll along a dusty track to the village of Gavalochori which has a couple of superb tavernas. We found this a really enjoyable bonus with this villa.

The villa itself was very clean and equipped with all that was needed plus, the beds and pillows were really comfy so took no getting used to which must be a first !!

Penny the owner also did a very thorough clean of the villa during our stay.

We all enjoyed the large pool and was particularly impressed with the wide, non slip steps into it. No dodgy metal ladders to negotiate plus there was a shallow ledge even in the deeper end. The pool is surrounded by pretty gardens which attracts lots of butterflies.

The beach at Almyrida is just a 10 minute drive away and so to is the village of Douliana which also has a great taverna.

Penny was on hand if we needed her but otherwise we were completely left to enjoy our holiday. We have no hesitation in recommending.

The Freeman family & The Buzwells.

Date of Stay: June 2015

Relaxing, stunning location, lovely villa

We had an amazing stay. The photos just do not do it justice! Immaculately clean with lots of thoughtful touches - especially things like bread, milk, wine and loo rolls! Great rural location within walking distance (with a torch at night) of a couple of fantastic tavernas in the beautiful picturesque village of Gavalochori.

  • Date of Stay: April 2015


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