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Vacationing with the entire family 08/19/2014 – 08/29/2014. Wanted a quiet holiday in a beautiful location, in a nice house near the sea – and we found it at the villa Ambrose. Very nice house !!! with a beautiful view of the sea and the mountains! Convenient! With excellent design inside: Local have very good taste! The sea is a 5-minute walk away. met us from the airport with a smile, all the show and tell.Family Sfiraki very friendly people. Welcome basket was full fridge of food))) that was very useful for us after the flight. Anna served us delicious unrealistic !!! My mom still regrets that he did not ask the recipe! Less than 10 minutes from the villa a good tavern Ahlya, food at home tasty. But without a car there is not enough. To have fun, we must go at least 20 minutes in the neighboring villages. I would recommend this villa to all my friends! Thanks Sfaraki family for a great vacation. We’ll miss you! Best wishes, Oksana
When I first saw the villa on the website I thought it looked lovely, it was even more amazing when we arrived there. It is based in Galini and sits looking out over the Libyan sea. It is a five minute walk down to a little beach set in a cove. The villa is very spacious, clean and very cool with marble floors throughout, and very tastefully decorated. It has all the facilities you would find in your own home and more. A cleaner came by to change bedclothes and clean the villa with no intrusion on our time. There is a great outdoor pool and seating area with complete privacy. There are plenty of balconies in the villa to sit out in the warm evening air and enjoy a glass of Greek wine, before going out to dinner in one of the many local restaurants.
The owners George and Ana are the epitome of the warmest Greek hospitality you could ever receive and I cannot thank them enough for this, it makes for a great holiday. Many thanks too for the their wonderful BBQ lamb and potatoes, along with the fresh BBQ fish that George caught on an early morning fishing trip.
This was our first visit to Crete. We visited other parts of the island on day trips and really enjoyed the friendliness of the Greek people. I would highly recommend Galini as a destination and in particular this villa, it is one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure of staying in.
There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity and surrounding villages and the town of Irepetra is a short drive away, with a lovely promenade along the seafront, with cafes bars and restaurants. The town has lots of twisting little streets with interesting shops to explore. I would love to return to Crete again in the near future and would definitely return to this villa as my base. Thanks again George and Ana for a wonderful holiday and all your kindness, from Adrienne, Emma and Marie.
South East Crete is a perfect place for having relaxing holidays and that perfection could be even more “perfect” if you stay at Villa Amvrosia (property n° 479788). That because the property itself is very well kept with a very nice garden, a lovely swimming pool and the house is spacious and elegantly furnished; already all that would be enough to justify a positive comment and it is becoming even, extremely, positive if we considered the very good hospitality given by the villa’s owner which has gone very much above what has been contractually agreed. Therefore, I do strongly recommend those willing to visit that part of Crete to catch this fantastic opportunity.
I rented this Villa from August, 19 till September, 2. There were 5 adults and 4 children – quite a company! First I’d like to mention that the property description was good, but in reality the Villa is much better! The owners of the Villa are very kind people, they were very helpful to satisfy our requests. The villa is amazing, with an incredible sea view. The overall service is good – house cleanig and pool cleaning is in place, no disturbance. Our chilren liked swimming in the pool very much. I would certaily recommend the villa to a friend, because the location is excellent, interior is amazing and the owners are kind-hearted.By the way i would like to return there next summer
Wir waren mit 2 Familien dort. Die Villa ist genauso schön, wie auf den Bildern, es fehlt an gar nichts.
Super sauber und gepflegt.
Kurzer Weg zu einer schönen kleinen Bucht mit sehr gutem Restaurant. Viele schöne Restaurants und Kl. Supermärte in der Umgebung, man benötigt aber ein Auto.
Die Vermieter verwöhnen einen, wo es nur geht, einen tollen Barbecue Abend, eine Angeltur am Tage, Nachtangeln, tolle Gastgeber ohne aufdringlich zu sein.
Wir sind nachts angekommen, Anna und George haben uns begrüßt , der Kühlschrank war sogar gefüllt, dass wir nächsten Morgen alles für das Frühstück hatten .. Und noch viel mehr.
Wir würden die Unterkunft immer wieder buchen.
Vielen, vielen Dank an Anna und George für den Traumurlaub
We spent a month at Villa Amvrosia in July We thought we might be bored towards the end but not a bit, we had a great time. This part of Crete is far less touristy and there are some lovely tavernas, villages and clean, shallow beaches, plus more special places like the Kapsas Gorge and Monastery – well worth a visit – with some monstrous drives into the mountains and East Coast, also search out Paradise Beach at the end of Carefree St, you won’t be disappointed . Agios Nicolaos and Sitia, are about an hour’s drive away.
The villa is really lovely, the pool/pool area is great, specially in the evenings for BBQ’s and generally whiling away the summer evenings. Anna and George brought us lots of treats – more apricots than we could possibly eat, the best sea bass, beautifully cooked, seafood pasta and much more. The villa is extremely well appointed and kept meticulously clean inside and out. The rose garden was particularly beautiful while we were there in full bloom. We had a great time and everyone (up to seven of us at times were comfortably accomodated with all but one bedroom having a sea view). If you get the use of the 4×4 there are almost no limits to where you can venture. Definitely the place to stay if you are heading toward Eastern Crete.
Being a regular visitor to this quiet region of Crete I can honestly say I have finally found the perfect villa. From first enquiry to departure the owners could not be more friendly and helpful. The owners are the perfect hosts and their villa has everything you could need during your stay. They cooked us an amazing fish lunch, so kind and totally unexpected! Their welcome package included a full fridge of everything you would need for the first few days, bread, fruit and veg, beer wine etc. There are a two tavernas and a lovely quiet beach a short walk from the villa. If you take advantage of the use of the owners hire car you can explore a part of Crete which less frequently asked visited by other tourists. I can not recommend this villa more and will be staying again on future trips. Thank you Anna and George!
Sometime we need a little bit more than just hotel.
We’d like to avoid a reception queue, coldness and indifference of the waiters.
We’d to avoid booking beach bed near swimming pool and we don’t want to get additional
anxiety, and, of course we don’t like to run somewhere during our vacation.
It was our the first experience to rent a villa for 2 months. Of course, we stressed as to travel big family with small
children and to unknown place… But we met a nice combination of top hotel facilities and family comfort. It is important, isn’t it?
You know, Greek’s island cuisine will never been haute cuisine. It is just very healthy and fantastic tasted.
Ask owner, who is real gentleman, to tinker with his oven in the yard and you will get delicious dishes from the simple foods.
In any case and any time you will be backed right advices and necessary assistance.
But if you hire a maid you’ll be freed from daily kitchen issues. Enjoy breakfast with a terrace’s sea view, squinting at the sun and feel free from the
business. Good luck!
I was introduced to Villa Amvrosia by a friend and I was more than impressed with the villa and location in Galini. The photos do not do it justice. When I arrived I was met by the owner, Giorgos, and he was very welcoming and friendly which was a great start.
We were 4 adults and 2 children, and because we stayed more than 15 days, Giorgos provided us for free a Jeep which we picked up at the airport and used it during our stay, and dropped it back at the airport afterwards. Apart from that the owner provided a maid who cleans the villa as normal, but for an extra charge she can organise and cook traditional dishes for you, something that I highly recommend.
The place is immaculately clean; all the rooms were spacious. Everything worked perfectly. There is a lovely pool outside which is quite the not normal everywhere in Crete, and the beach is 5 minutes walk away.
There is a major town centre, Ierapetra, with loads of shops 15 minutes away, with every type of store that you could ask for.
If you want to try the local Cretan food, which by the way differentiates from your regular Greek cuisine, I suggest going to Koutsouras which 10 minutes away by car, or Monstastiraki, which is a traditional village just off the main city of Ierapetra.
One day we went to Chryssi island which has crystal clear water like on a tropical island, and is worth a visit. There are plenty of things for the kids to do, it safe and secure, and ticks all my boxes for an ideal place to go to. I’ll be back.
Cette villa est parfaite pour passer ses vacances en famille. Coin piscine idéal (petite cuisine d’été). Rien à dire sur la propreté du lieu, la situation géographique (super plage à proximité) et surtout je mettrai en avant la gentillesse de cette famille. Merci encore à Stella pour son implication durant notre séjour ainsi qu’à ses parents ( les plats “maison” de la maman sont excellents). Je conseille fortement cette propriété !