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1/7/2017, Villa Jasmine

Great 2 weeks at Villa Jasmine in Kalamaki!!!

We just returned after 2 weeks at Villa Jasmine. We absolutely loved it!!! The villa is huge and highly equipped with anything we could think of. The outdoor area is massive and very well mantained. The beach at the end of the road is small but very cosy and children friendly. Some of the restaurants by the beach are great.
We were 14 people staying at the villa and we all enjoyed it very much. The hosts Ester and Dimitri are extremly service minded and helped us with everything. When one of us needed medical help they made sure we got the best treatment and followed up closely.
Since 2 of us celebrated an annaversary Ester arranged a Greek dinner at the Villa and some musicians that came and played for us in the garden - is was magic:-) We paid for this separatly of course.
We hope to come back some day!
Torhild W.
24 / 8 / 2016, Villa Jasmine


We are a family of 6, with children aged 5-15. This was a fantastic base to explore Chania and the rest of Crete. The villa is a tad dated, but spotlessly clean and extemely comfortable. The owners take a lot of pride in the property and its grounds. The pool and gardens are maintained every day. Esther and her husband are the perfect hosts. On hand when needed, but not in interrupting your privacy. Their hospitality was at a level we have never experienced before at other villas and Esther's tips on days out, restaurants and other local knowledge were priceless. We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend villa Jasmine.
Michael H.
17 / 7/ 2016, Villa Jasmine

Villa Jazmine is magical!!!

My family and I have been on holiday over the past 6 years with two other families. We've been on 2 cruises, and stayed in several Villas. Two in Greece, one in Italy & Croatia. All of the locations have been exquisite, but this year our stay at Villa Jazmine was beyond perfect.

We now love the island of Crete and the town of Chania. The local beaches & restaurants down the street from the villa are great. The same goes for Chania old town with its beautiful beaches and some amazing restaurants and fun bars & night clubs for dancing.

I think the best part of our trip to Crete had to have been the owner of our villa, the wonderful Esther. There were so many things she did to make our visit perfect. Beginning with arranging our transport to and from the airport. We arrived quite late and it was so nice to be able to hop on a coach and be taken straight to the villa. When we arrived Esther had prepared the most beautiful meal with wine & beer as well. Talk about spoiled! The next day Esther popped by the house to talk over our plans for the week. She advised us on several trips and booked them for us, each time organising every detail.

One of our group had a horrible pain in her tooth during our stay and Esther arranged an appointment at the dentist for her to get treated. Without it she would have had to go home early.

The Villa Jazmine is the most beautiful house. The rooms are all stylishly decorated and very big. Esther includes everything to make your stay the best, from lovey coffee in the morning to a full bar.

Everyone in our group loved the amazing swimming pool. The water was absolutely beautiful and clean. Speaking of clean Esther also provides a cleaning service 3 times in the week. Such fabulous treatment.

We love to visit different places each year with our family, but I can tell you Villa Jazmine will definitely be on our list of places to visit a second time in the future. When a trip is so perfect it's crazy not to return for a second time.

Thank you Esther so much for making our Summer holiday 2016 one we will never forget.
Kristin B.
23/7/2013, Villa Jasmine

Villa Jasmine, an exquisite marble palace

Villa Jasmine is a perfect paradise for a large group of people, comfortably sleeps 14. Esther, the owner with her husband Dimitri, is the most thoughtful, charming and gracious host, and there was no detail unattended to and no effort spared to make our vacation unforgettable.Three stories of flawless white marble, a uniquely well equipped kitchen, the perfect turquoise pool, doves cooing in the morning, an occasional rooster in the distance for early breakfast al fresco. Esther directed us to unusual beaches to discover and led us to the friendly beach, white sand, within walking distance in direct line from the house, where there also is a wonderful local restaurant. Ask Esther.

We are eager to return and could not recommend Villa Jasmine more enthusiastically. Thank you Gittan.

Etan Merrick

New York
Etan M.
23 /7 / 2013, Villa Jasmine

A heaven for family vacation

Jasmine Villa exceeded our expectation, this property has everything a family need. Big bedrooms for everyone, nice open space inside, a kitchen that has everything you need to make a dinner for the family. I can go on and on when it comes to the house, but it is truly the outside space that will come to its right place for the family.

Our family consisting of ages between 6 and 60 years, 11 altogether, loved the large outside space. It is truly as private as it says, you feel alone with your family in this garden. There are several activities that you can enjoy there, but its the pool that is the center of everything here. Our kids loved it, they used it all day, and you have a great overview of the pool from the porch when you need just a little silence from the noice from the kids. The porch is a large open space with a huge dinner table where we ate breakfast and dinner, and it also has a very nice couch where you can relax. We only went to the beach 3 out of 10 days, beacuse we loved Villa Jasmine so much that we did'nt want spend our time anywhere else. So for a family vacation or anyone else, this is something you really should consider if you are considering going on a holiday with many people and you want privacy.

The hospitality of Esther and Dimitris is beyond what you expect, they are truly there for you and make sure you have everything you need. To them I would like to say thank you for making this vacation a dream come true. It is often the small things that matter, like very good coffee, very good oranges, high quality oliveoil and a memorable trip to Karavitakis Winery. This winery have some of the best wines in Crete, it is worth trying if you like red wine.

Thx for everything

Best regards from the family from Norway.
12 / 8 / 2017, Villa Jasmine

Fabulous family get together.

Perfect villa for our family get together. Fabulous location close to a lovely beach and lots of tavernas. Plenty of space for the children and a brilliant swimming pool for the children and adults to enjoy (probably the best villa pool we've had for size and a very useful toddler pool). The owners were very welcoming and generous making sure we had everything we needed and helped make our stay that bit more special. It was great to arrive to lots of lovely local treats and we all felt very relaxed enjoying the comforts of a well equipped and very clean villa. In fact we found it difficult to leave and didn't feel like we needed to venture far as everything we needed was so close. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Stephanie M.
20 / 9/ 2017, Villa Asteri

wonderful time

We had such a wonderful time at Esther's place. Esther was very nice and helpful, arranged a taxi from and to the airport and there were even some groceries when we arrived (so we didn't have to go shopping the first thing upon arrival). We were a group of two families with four little children and this place was just perfect for us. On the rare occasions we were successful fishing the kids out of the marvelous pool, the beach was pretty and within a comfortable walking distance even for a two-year-old. Chania is about 15 mins by public bus and is definitely worth seeing. I would totally recommend the house; in fact, I want to go back this very moment.
8 / 1 0/ 2016, Villa Asteri

Fantastic host

A fantastic host from start to finish. Even before arriving in Crete, Esther had organised airport transfers, booked a dinner for my fathers birthday and even organised a cake at the restaurant. When we arrived at the villa Esther was waiting with an assortment of pastries and a well stocked fridge including plenty of alcohol! Esther and her husband are lovely charming people who are happy to help and ensure that your holiday goes as well as possible. Esther helped us plan our time there and suggested excursions that would suit our group of varied ages - really helpful and took away the stress of planning. The Villa is clean, spacious and very comfortable with a kitted out kitchen, good bathrooms and fast wifi. It has a nice outside dining area and a well maintained clean swimming pool. The garden is full of trees bursting with fruit - the pomegranates were particularly good. The villa is close to 2 supermarkets and 5-7 min cab journey from the main Chania Old Town which is very beautiful. I would highly recommended if visiting Crete! . Thank you!
4 / 4 / 2016, Villa Asteri

Brilliant time

We had an absolutely brilliant time staying at the villa - it really was a prefect experience from start to finish. The apartment is fully kitted out with everything you might need and the pool area is beautiful - we had some delicious BBQs sat by the pool. The location is just a few minutes walk from the beach / restaurants / bars. Esther is a fantastic host and was able to accommodate us with everything we needed. It really was a sensational stay and I can't fault it in any way. We'll definitely be going back!
23 / 4 / 2016, Villa Asteri

Family trip

My relatives and I rented this place for a family trip and I can positively say we couldn't have stayed in a better Villa, not have had a better host. Esther and Dimitri made us feel immensely welcomed! They not only provided us with a beautiful house with all the facilities we could hoped for but also helped us all the way - from arranging transportation, to helping us to choose places and activities suitable for a family of 10, including a child, a baby and a grandmother with mobility dificulties. We were all looked after extremely well, and because of that, we managed to relax and enjoy every single moment of the trip. We are grateful to Esther and Dimitri's dedication to their home and guests; we really did felt at home. My in laws asked me to publish their review as well; here it is: Esther and Dimitris Agorastakis are ideal hosts. She’s Swiss/German, so very efficient, and he’s a marine engineer, so very practical. Esther organised pick-ups at the airport, a couple of great trips, and even lent us a wheel chair, when one of our family suddenly needed one. Eight adults and two small children fitted into the ground floor of the villa very nicely. In May, the pool was a bit cold for the Brazilian part of our family, but great for the British ‒ swimming before breakfast was heaven! The kitchen water filter meant we didn’t have to keep buying bottled water, and there was a ‘welcome pack’ of breakfast essentials. We could also pick the fruit in the garden, which was delicious. There’s a couple of food shops, and beach-side tavernas within a few minutes walk of the villa, and the local area is quiet, because it’s mainly residential rather than touristy. Buses cost €1.70 to go to Hania, via other pretty beaches, but a taxi only costs €9 for four people. I was worried about possible aircraft noise, but the airport is 25 km away and we heard nothing
6 / 8 / 2016, Villa Asteri

Great people, great villa, and a great island!

Really nice villa with all the "home comforts"
lovely villa with all the necessary mod cons and home comforts, Esther & Dimitri (owners) could not have been any more helpful!! Ideally located to nearby bars (The Bamboo was our favourite) and the beach, 2 good supermarkets very close by. Chania is a lovely town abd not to far in a cab approx. 5km costing approx. 10 euros Would definetly visit again
Mark L.
, Villa Asteri

A special birthday holiday

The holiday was more than we could have hoped for when my wife first had the idea, a special treat to celebrate her birthday. Three generations of the family (12 of us) from 3 to 70 years old. The villa was spacious and extremely well equipped, it was spotlessly clean when we arrived, it is well maintained and a credit to the owners. The pool was enjoyed by all of us - sufficient sunbeds and inflatables for the children to play with. We cannot thank Esther and Demetris enough for the generosity shown to us throughout the week, starting on arrival at 00.30 in the morning after a 3 hour flight delay to find hot food in the oven. The hospitality shown to us was absolutely first class. They were very thoughtful and made sure that our every need was catered for. So much kindness shown to us to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and we did, so much so, we will return. Would recommend this villa to anybody without reservation. Thank you Esther and Demetris.
18 / 7 / 2017, Villa Asteri

Incredable holiday

This has been an incredable holiday at Ester's beautiful home. We felt really welcomed from day one and received more personal help than expected. Her house was amazing and the combination with the swimmingpool and the beach neareby made the vacation even better. We are a family with 4 teenages and this house was perfect for us. We highly recommend Esther and her husband! Best regards from Thale and Torry
Thale and Torry
30 /6 / 2016, Villa Asteri

Very spacious place

We rented the bottom floor of the house for our family of 4 (with kids aged 11 & 13) plus 2 grandparents! The place is very spacious and bright and the kitchen is equipped with everything you can think of. The pool was clean, the fruits from the trees delicious, and our stay very relaxing! Communication with Esther was easy & quick and she gave us useful advice and recommendations. She even bought food for breakfast so we didn’t need to go shopping right when we got there. The neighborhood is quiet and walking distance from several restaurants and 2 super markets. There’s also a nice beach walking distance from the house. We spent 2 weeks in various locations in Greece and this was by far our favorite spot! It is the PERFECT house for a family. Thank you Esther and Dimitri for being such great hosts! We hope to visit the island again!
9 / 1 / 2016, Villa Asteri

Wonderful Villa Asteri

Our extended family had a wonderful week at your villa Asteri, spacious, clean and modern villa with all the facilities one could hope for (the water purifier was a pleasant surprise as it meant we didn't have to carry water from the supermarket!). A very large pool, with a smaller pool/jaccuzi which was great for the children. Four tavernas as well as shops, supermarkets, beaches, all within easy walking distance of the villa, meant that the villa was ideally located. The centre of Chania was just a short bus ride away so no car was needed. Esther and her husband were wonderful hosts; the regular supply of apricots, oranges, grapefruits as well as jams and honey, were a most welcome bonus! A truly memorable week.
John and Jan
13 / 5 / 2017, Villa Asteri

Splendid garden

Dear Esther and Dimitris, we want to thank you for your hospitality and for your super service you have given us. We have enjoyed every minute of our two weeks stay. Villa Asteri and your garden is just splendid - it was far beyond what we had expected, We have made jokes about being part of the Dynasti family (if you remember the TV series). We also thank you for your recommendations for trips and things to do here in Crete. three of us went to beautiful Elafonisi on a day trip. We have spent a lot of time at Kalamaki beach and the "Irida" restaurant is as good as you told us. We want to thank the cleaning personal - twice a week everything has been so tidy and nice! Hope to come back. Thanks from Norway
3 /9 / 2016, LITTLE TREASURE

staying at Deliana

Our staying at Deliana was great. We were two families with 2 children each. Albeit remote from Heraklion airport, the village is nice and quiet, and the taverna "To Faragi" was a great place to eat. Good places to hike, and great beaches are located at reasonable driving distance. The house was beautiful and well kept, and we certainly recommend it.
30 / 6 / 2016, LITTLE TREASURE

fantastic time at Esther and Demitri's place in Deliana

We had a fantastic time at Esther and Demitri's place in Deliana. The villa itself is lovely and very spacious and was perfect for our needs. The villa is steeped in history, but has all the modern requirements you might need. The pool is lovely and quite secluded so you don't feel at all overlooked, and kitchen is fully equipped for your needs. There is even an outdoor BBQ area which we used. The taverna in Deliana is lovely! We went to To Feraggi most evenings and enjoyed it very time. Family run and great food. Plenty of Greek customers so it must be good! There's also a local shop which has all the basics. Chania is around 45 mins away and we explored the gorge in the village as well as visiting beaches near Kissamos, as well as Falasarna (40 mins or so) and Elifonisi (an hour - but fascinating cross country drive!) We hope to be back! Thanks Esther & Demitri!
11 / 9 / 2015, LITTLE TREASURE

extremely welcoming

Esther was extremely welcoming and thoughtful. She even made us a delicious traditional dinner that was ready upon our very late arrival. When a little issue with the AC came up, she responded immediately. The pool was gorgeous and the house immaculate.
12 /8/ 2015, LITTLE TREASURE

This beautiful detached house in the gorgeous mountains full of olive trees has stolen our hearts. Here time stands still. The wooden floors in the dining room, carefully selected furniture, black and white family photographs depicting parts of the history of Crete and Greece, the renovated modern bathrooms and kitchen, make it all a home away from home. The pool and the terrace are everything you dream for. Deliana, 200 meters up the road, is a sweet calm village. There is a great tavern (open till late) and a small neat supermarket. The beach and fishingvillage of Kolimbary is just a 15 minutes drive down the (easy to drive) road. So thank you to the owners Dimitri and Esther; we would love to come again!
4 / 9 / 2017, LITTLE TREASURE

beauty of the villa

We stayed at little treasure as a couple in August 2015. We were blown away by the beauty of the villa - decorated in classic Cretan style with beautiful gardens. The pool is fantastic and totally private. The local village is really friendly and you can get ideal Greek food, home cooked and delicious. Esther and Dimitris were gracious and friendly hosts - they made sure we had everything we needed and were looked after properly. We hired a car and suggest you do too. We cannot wait to return!

Das Haus, die Landschaft, der Pool perfekt

Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Das Haus, die Landschaft, der Pool perfekt. Beim Haus handelt es sich u.E. um eines der schönsten auf Kreta. Licht, hohe Decken, ruhige Lage, freundlich, offen - sehr gute Atmosphäre.
30 / 7 / 2017, LITTLE TREASURE

Lovely house in a beautiful location slightly off the beaten track. The swimming pool is amazing.

We had a lovely week in Deliana. The property is very comfortable and spacious. We spent several days around the pool and had a few day trips out to Chania, Elafonissi and Fallasarna. Aside from the main road which goes along the north coast other roads are very mountainous and narrow. The village of Deliana is very picturesque with very good food at the local taverna. The only downside about the house is the location of the kitchen which is at the ground floor of the house and only accessable by an outside staircase. All the rooms in the house were were very light and spacious. The swimming pool is very big and cleaned every day. A lovely week in western Crete.
Rachael R

holiday of our life

In June my finance Zeljka and I, with 6 of our friends couples; stayed in Anagnaotis house for one week. Two weeks would have been better, as there are many things to see in western Crete. As only great, old houses can be, ot seems as part of surroundings nature. From the road it can hardly be seen, giving the great sense of privacy and tranquility. Sents of nature are beautiful, so far me one of the most memorable things was me driving alone to the bakery in a near village while everybody were sleeping. That few minutes on a curvy road trough olive tree and fields with open window and radio playing mellow greek morning tues I still reminisce. The car is essential not for the village but for the other sites in Western Crete worth visiting. The village is nice, but the greatest thing in it is Georges taverna in the center. It is a place to have a drink, chill out in the shade and of course to eat. The food is great, excellent and cheap - usual meal with local wine costs around 10.- euros per person and even you pay morefor a few dishes, it;s great value for money. The owners of the house, Esther and Dimitrios are warm, nice people, always on hand. As we come from touristic country we can say that they are not usual renters. For us they did fantastic things - arrange our wedding in a local orthodox church in a few days time. It was something special. Trying not to be patetic, we did holiday of our life!
Stevo & Zeljka
20/ 7/ 2017, LITTLE TREASURE

Deliana house surrounded by olive orchards

The house in Deliana is a great off the beaten trail location surrounded by olive orchards, Cretan wineries and within close proximity to amazing beaches. The pool was a nice respite from a day exploring what the region has to offer.
Esther and Dimitri were gracious hosts
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