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 the lush green vegetation that has turned this plot into a hidden paradise. From all the villas in Crete, this is the one we love the most.

The children are busy in the playground enjoying their dinner while playing; this is the perfect time for me to take a plunge and cool off. The water is so refreshing and everything around me smells so nice! All I can hear is the laughter of my children and the cicadas’ choir from the surrounding forest.

I see John coming out of the kitchen holding a bottle of white wine and 2 glasses. It’s time for me to get out of the pool. The wine is cold, as it should be during a hot summer day. Now he comes again with a platter with Cretan cheese, olives and some crispy rusks...

By now, the sky has taken orange and purple colours; it is pure magic. The swimming pool lights are on. Holidays in Crete are better than I ever imagined they would be. The children are tired, they must go to bed. But for us, the night is still young ...

- A hopelessly romantic client

Holidays in Crete


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 space with a naturally shaded children's playground, BBQ & swimming pool.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
Cooling down and relaxing is no issue at Villa Anastasia's large swimming pool.