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Holidays in Crete

My holidays in Crete

The warm Cretan sun is now setting and I am in a romantic mood. I blame this villa with its strong stone walls and its colourful clay pots amidst ...

Spring in Crete

Spring in Crete, through her eyes ...

After 42 years of living in Crete, it is like a miracle to rediscover the world around me through the curiosity and joy for life of ...

El Greco

El Greco

A visit to Fodele, the birthplace of Domenikos Theotokopoulos also known as El Greco.

Rethymnon flea market

Rethymnon flea market

Just a five minute drive from the village of Prines, the flea market in the central square of the town, wakes up all your senses. The aromas and colours of the fruits and ...

Rethymnon Town cafe

An out of the ordinary coffee in Rethymnon Town

Sometimes, a sesame cookie is far too delicious to enjoy it all by yourself. You need to share it with someone ...

Prepare for 2017 summer holidays in Crete

Summer in Crete is almost here

You do not need to check the room temperature to know. You can feel it, you can smell it. The change is everywhere. Nature has transformed as spring has arrived in full force ...

Crete, the sunniest side of Greece

Crete, the sunniest side of Greece

At the southernmost tip of Europe lays Crete, the largest island in Greece and the 12th largest in Europe. Its position on the world map has granted it temperate climate. Winter is usually mild, with only a few exceptions. However, ...

Crete, a world class destination

Crete, a world class destination

Crete has been widely accepted for decades not just as one of the top Greek islands but also as a world class travel destination. There are many reasons to support this claim ...

Letter of introduction

Letter of introduction

My name is Gina and I am a close friend of Anastasia and her daughter Elena. I have travelled to Crete on several occasions and have been privileged enough to have stayed at Villa Anastasia a few years back. It was a holiday with ...

Testimonials

Here is what our customers say about us in TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Testimonials for Villa Anastasia

  • “Another reason why we like Crete so much!”
    If you're looking for an experience of the original and famous hospitable cretan mentality, you're in best hands in Villa Anastasia. But: you mustn't worry about your body weight! Because every day you will be delighted by cretan delicacies, homemade by Anastasia herself: "tiropita" (greek cheese pies)...
    gk394, Geilenkirchen, Germany
  • “Paradise in Prines”
    Having looked endlessly at the pictures on the website for the last 8 months and re-reading the reviews there is always that little apprehension that it won't be what you expect it to be. As soon as we walked through the gate we knew instantly that it was even better than ...
    emmamadden, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
  • “This is THE place”
    We have been spending our holidays in Crete for years and we can say this is the best accomodation ever. The villa is amazing: just beautiful, decorated with taste and love. You have anything you could ever need: a perfect pool and an idyllic garden with a lovely playground ...
    Vania D
The villa in Rethymnon, Crete
The villa
Made of stone and wood, among olive trees, this villa comes out of a fairy tale.
The outdoor space
The outdoor space
Ample outdoor space by the house, the barbecue and the swimming pool for all its guests.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
Cooling down and relaxing is no issue at Villa Anastasia's large swimming pool.