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Choose to stay with us in our Villa Ariadne. Combine unique and high quality services, modern facilities and luxurious accommodation. We are most honoured to share with you the testimonials received from our exceptional clients.

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We had an amazing time. The villa was fabulous - even more than we’d thought from the photos and description. Thank you so much George and Stella!
Great Place - will be back!
We can’t say enough about our hosts George and Anna. From the well stocked refrigerator upon our arrival to Anna‘s fantastic home made apple pie and of course the Cretan “refreshment” raki, well it made the trip from Heraklion airport worth it.The home was beautiful, well outfitted and sparkling clean. Amazing view of the Agean sunrise from the pool deck. Short 5-10 minute walk to beach below. The pool was clean and refreshing! The biggest compliment we can give is that we are recommending this VRBO to our children and grandchildren so they may enjoy some Cretan hospitality as well.
Absolutely the very best!
I have nothing but praise and adoration for Ana and George, sweet Abigailia and the entire property. The house was exquisite. So well appointed, clean, comfortable, and beautiful we literally never left. We walked down to the beach twice and at dinner at the local taverna twice but that was it. The property was too amazing to leave! And that’s saying something because Crete is beautiful and even the local beach was beautiful! The views from the pool are spectacular and can be seen from all over the property. The pool area is amazing. The game room is great. Plenty of space. Plenty of bathrooms. Fabulous showers with lots of good hot water. Ice maker in the fridge. And the fridge. ... fully stocked with beautiful fruit, milk, eggs, etc. the very best hospitality and the very place run by the very best people. We will definitely be back next year. We never wanted to leave and I wanted to make George and Ana and Abigailia part of my own family. Best people ever. Please book this place. You will love every inch and every second of it.
Superb villa and great hospitality
Our feedback for this holiday was five star....from initial queries, through booking, paying, arriving and leaving. Stella, Anna and George made everything easy and nothing was too much trouble. George and Anna's hospitality was outstanding, not only being there to welcome us and bid us farewell, but bringing us a wonderful homemade Greek meal on Sunday and then a delicious apple cake later in the week. We took their recommendations for Airport Transfers and Car Hire and everything went very smoothly. The villa lived up to our expectations, it was every bit as stunning as the pictures show. The kitchen was very well equipped up and had been stocked up with everything that we could need for the first few days of our holiday. The villa was immaculate and was kept so with the pool area being cleaned daily and the beds and linens changed every few days. All four bedrooms were even sized and had en-suite, so there were no arguments as to who got which room. We spent most of our time around the pool - really appreciating the comfortable loungers and also the large shaded area. We also enjoyed the fitness equipment in the cellar and especially the pool table. Although there are a beach and a couple of tavernas within walking distance we would definitely recommend having a car - for visits to the Supermarket and a wider variety of restaurants. We would definitely recommend Villa Ariadne for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with top quality accommodation!
Perfect villa for a great family vacation
Everything was perfect! The villa is brand new, very clean and superbly equiped. It features 4 bedrooms with en suites bathroom, a large living room and kitchen, and a great basement with a billiard table, treadmill and weightlifting gear. The pool, jacuzzi and terrace are perfect and we hardly left the space. The kids haf such a great time it was difficult to convince them to ever leave the house. Stella took care of everything, she is very communicative and responsive. The fridge was full with goods to welcome us when we arrived. All is and was perfect!
Fabulous Villa with outstanding sea views
The Villa was amazing! The views were breathtaking and overall comfort was really great. George and Anna were so hospitable providing us with a lovely welcome box of goodies and bringing us an amazing homemade apple cake! Couldn’t fault the accommodation, it’s perfect for a peaceful family holiday! Good beach nearby with a great taverna, local shop 10 mins walk away! Definitely recommend this fabulous villa!!
Fantastic Villa Walking Distance From Superb Beach
Our family of four including two teenage boys spent a fun-filled week at the well appointed and conveniently located Villa Ariadne in July 2017. Set up on a hill overlooking one of the nicest beaches in Greece, the Villa is about a 15 minute drive to the east of Ierapetra on the southern coast of Crete. The views overlooking the beach and the sea are spectacular at all times of the day, from dawn to sunset. The Villa is contemporary in style, and is well appointed with modern appliances and amenities, with the fastest Wi Fi I have experienced in Crete. There are several outdoor terraces, with the main covered terrace adjacent to the large salt water swimming pool. Here there are BBQ facilities along with a real brick oven, and a large dining table. The air conditioning units are quiet and efficient when needed, and all the bedrooms and baths are comfortable and spacious. The basement features a game room, a hammam sauna, and most impressively, it has two windows looking directly into the outdoor swimming pool! The nearby Achlia beach is a five minute walk down the hill, and has covered sunbeds and a taverna. The water is crystal clear and we experienced some of the best snorkeling in Greece here, discovering lots of sea life, including an octopus, Moray eel, and many different types of fish. There are several very good restaurants and tavernas within a 15 minute drive, with large supermarkets located in nearby Ierapetra. Other activities include a nearby hike to a waterfall in the mountains, and the opportunity to spend take a boat ride to an offshore island for a day trip. The added bonus of this Villa are the owners, George and Anna. Their gracious hospitality, warmth, conversation, and gifts of fruit and food made our stay even more delightful. Villa Ariadne makes for a perfect family vacation spot, and we look forward to returning again one day.
Stunning villa and outstanding service and attention to detail
I can thoroughly recommend this villa. It's absolutely beautiful and extremely well equipped. A great deal of thought has been put into providing everything you may need and more. We were given a lovely welcome and the owners had left us a completely packed fridge on arrival including wine. It was very thoughtful. Anna even bought over a delicious cheese pie which we all loved. Nothing was too much trouble. They helped us with car hire at short notice and additional sunbeds. We felt looked after and they insisted if you need anything just ask. The villa is in a very secluded spot. You do really need a car. The beach and setting for the villa are stunning. There are two small tavernas near by. The beach one had live music and dancing and when we visited the one on the road we were made very welcome. It was family run and the owner joined us for raki and told us all about the area. That was lovely. The pool area of the villa is amazing and we had many lovely evenings watching the spectacular sunsets and barbecuing in the outside kitchen. We were a family group of eight. There is a lovely games room in the basement with a pool table,TV and exercise machines. The villa was cleaned literally from top to bottom every three days including changing all the bed linen and towels. Every morning the pool area is swept and tidied before you get up. Definitely the most beautiful villa we have stayed in and the best customer service we have experienced. A big thank you to Anna and Stella.
Jo O.
5/5 Stayed Jun 2017