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Aloni Villas in Crete

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Had an enjoyable stay in villa ....... everything is modern and brand new and very clean! lots of useful appliances in the kitchen area too, great views, you do need a car to stay there but that wasn't a problem, Villa Aloni helped me hire one at a reasonable rate, would stay here again!



Bonsoir Godfrey,

Nous venons de rentrer de Santorin et je souhaitais vous faire un retour plus complet sur la location.

Je suis désolée d’écrire en français mais mon vocabulaire est trop limité pour m’exprimer. J’espère que vous pourrez traduire mon texte.

Au niveau de l’extérieur, la vue est magnifique. La piscine est très agréable. Le mobilier est confortable.

C’est la première fois que nous louons une maison partagée et nous avions peur d’être dérangé par les voisins mais la maison est très bien faite car nous n’avons pas de vis-à-vis avec les autres locataires. Nous avions donc l’impression d’être seuls.

L’intérieur de la maison est également très confortable. Il ne manque rien. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le panier de bienvenu ainsi que tous les produits d’entretien mis à notre disposition. C’est très rare d’avoir cette prestation dans les autres locations. Nous aimons beaucoup faire la cuisine et nous avons trouvé tout ce dont nous avions besoin. Le linge de maison est en quantité très suffisante. Il est agréable d’avoir également les serviettes de piscine.

Dans les prochains jours, je laisserai un avis sur Trip Advisor pour encourager les autres personnes à louer votre maison.

J’espère que nous pourrons louer une nouvelle fois votre maison dans quelques temps.

Bien cordialement,


We has a two centre holiday and this villa and location beat the other one by a mile.


I shall be telling my friends in Sligo about this holiday for a long time. Great villa (I wish my house was like this), excellent beaches close by and we just loved Agios Nikolaos.


I'm saving up now for a return visit.


Thanks for a lovely holiday.



Actually found this place through Facebook!


Customer service was good when booking, stayed a 2 bedroom villa(think it was called Poppy)


There were 3 villas altogether, 1 next to me and another above, we all had our own pool and sunbathing terrace with sun beds, table and chairs, they are set up a steep drive, so the views were great, accomodation was clean open planned which made it spacious, light and airy and I was really impressed with the kitchen equipment, even a coffee cafatiere was supplied!


Lots of nice beaches and restaurants around the area, I would recommend a car if staying here as you a bit far from everything, not walking distance, but that wasn't a problem.


I'm planning on coming back with two other families and booking all three villas together next year, would totally recommend.


Lynn B

Excellent quality villa and pool/ outdoor areas. Fantastic location with great views over the valley to the sea. very peaceful and tranquil location. Very well-equipped villa and very near beaches, small towns and tavernas - 5 mins from Agios Nikolaius in the car. The owner was very flexible and accommodating to dates etc. A very relaxing peaceful holiday in a great location. Would recommend to anyone wanting a similar experience!


I cannot recommend this villa enough and to put it into one word superb springs to mind. It was a lovely surprise on arrival, both outside and inside. Beautifully positioned with an incredible infinity pool (never been in one before) looking down the valley to the sea. There is nothing this villa does not provide. Very well maintained with a high level of luxury throughout. British plumbing (excellent) air conditioning in every room and the furnishings are top notch. Nice touch on arrival, welcome basket with bread,jam,milk,juice and water etc so that you do not have to immediately go shopping. There is a very large outdoor area with plenty of sun loungers and chairs plus a shaded area all with wonderful views to the sea and the surrounding mountainside. There is even a barbecue for your use. Cannot fault Villa Poppy in any way. This is unusual for there is always something to pick on. Not this time. A car is essential! Absolutely marvellous, would I go back there? Definitely! Wish I was back there now.

Nigel G

Villa Poppy was perfect for our stay. The infinity pool and the beautiful views were the reason we booked this holiday, and they certainly did not disappoint. In fact, on many days we were reluctant to leave the villa because the whole family loved the pool so much. The listing is accurate, although the photos probably do not do the setting justice because the views of the sea and mountains are breathtaking. Communication with the owner was excellent and detailed information was provided in advance, as well as in the villa. We visited some of the recommended restaurants and were very glad we did so. I have never previously left a review for any holiday property, but this one is deserving of the praise.

David M

Séjour absolument parfait! Pas de surprises par rapport à l'annonce, tout était comme décrit, voir même mieux...! La villa est irréprochable, au calme, propre, parfaitement équipée, il y avait absolument tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin! Rien a dire non plus pour la communication, réponses claires, rapides, toujours agréable. Nous reviendrons et recommandons sans hésitations!

Julien D

Booking at the last minute due to work and health commitments we did not do out usual meticulous search for our holiday villa but attracted by the pics of Hibiscus, the pool and the location (we are very anti-social on hols, the more off the beaten track the better) we contacted Godfrey late Friday who promptly contacted us Saturday morning and the following Thursday we were flying to Crete!! 


The said work and health commitments meant this was a very important holiday to us and from the moment we arrived, in cloud and drizzle, once we stood on the terrace looking out at the view over the pool (and we hadn’t been inside at this point) we felt one of our best holiday decisions.  And with the warm and friendly welcome we received from Ian and ‘lovely Linda’ things just got better and better. Even on the 2 dull days we still felt comfortable and at home.


I work with ‘Visit Britain' in the UK and am involved with the grading of UK holidays.


We are planning to come back next May and bring our son and future daughter-in-law and are contacting Godfrey as I write this.

I shall be sending a ‘Visit Britain” 4*Gold Sign to Godfrey in the hope he will put it on the villa wall to show how great the property is!  I have only ever done that once before for a villa in Cyprus.


Thank you so much Godfrey, Linda and Ian we had a great time and are ready to face work and ‘operations’ when we get home.


See you next year

Warm Regards

Maggie and David

We can highly recommend Aloni Villas to anyone looking for an escape on the lovely island of Crete.


Description and photos only fail by not really doing it justice. Spotlessly clean inside and out with a very high quality modern finish it would compare well with an excellent hotel.


Well situated for exploring that side of Crete with a lovely town less than 10 minutes drive and good shops and Taverna's 5 minutes the other way.


Some really nice touches such as barbecuing equipment and the supplies on arrival.


Car would be essential but the best way to see Crete anyway - very easy to find and around an hours drive from the airport. Highly recommend the gorgeous drive to Via from the Villa and crossing over to the other coast.


Very easy and swift communication with all concerned and thanks for Ian & Linda's patience when Hertz made us over an hour late arriving.


Very much recommended from a regular traveller who rarely is impressed enough to submit a review.


Many thanks to Godfrey and his team.


Andy T



Everything we wished for.


We just loved being in the infinity pool and looking at those amazing views.


Great Greek hospitality in the tavernas and bars and beautiful beaches close by.


Our first time in Crete but Villa Poppy has made us want to come back again!


Pierre B


Myself and my wife booked this villa for our honeymoon. We wanted to go on holiday for a peaceful and relaxing break and this villa and location suited us perfectly. The views from the villa are some of the best we have seen and the pool is lovely to be in whilst admiring the views. The villa has everything you could possibly need for your stay so you can easily eat in if you decide or go to one of the local restaurants. We enjoyed the two restaurants at Faedra beach which is only a few minutes drive away. Agios Nikolaius is also very close being a 5 minute or so drive away with shops and different restaurants to eat in also. There is also an AB supermarket on the left after you first drive into Agios Nikolaius which will sell everything you should need. We had the pleasure of meeting Godfrey, the owner, during our stay and he kindly gave us ideas and directions of places to go that we would otherwise not have known about. On arrival you are also provided with essentials like bread, jam and water which means you do not have to go out shopping immediately. The pool also lights up at night time and it is lovely to sit outside after coming back from an evening meal. It is nice and peaceful. This villa is an ideal location if you want a bit of peace and quiet but then not be too far by car to a more busier environment in Agios Nikolaius. This villa's location offers the best of both worlds.

Peter I

Un lieu magnifique avec une vue exceptionnelle.La maison est très agréable et très bien agencée. Linda est très sympathique,le linge est changé au milieu du séjour  et le ménage de la maison fait.

Sophie F

Très belle maison récente et spacieuse, climatisée , bien équipée. Vue splendide. Belle piscine . Beaucoup d'accessoires pour la cuisine, laver son linge et quelques produits d'épicerie pour ne pas avoir à tout acheter à la sortie de l'avion c'est un détail très appréciable, on se sent chez soi! Bonne literie . A quelques minutes de la plage mais voiture indispensable. Tout le brief (info sur la maison et l'environnement) d'avant départ donné par les propriétaires est super bien fait.Merci à eux!

Laure S


Die Unterkunft war sehr schön, es wurde nach 3 Tagen geputzt und Handtücher gewechselt. Tolles Haus mit Pool. Nette Tavernen in Istron und schöne Strände. Man braucht allerdings ein Auto. Würden jederzeit wieder buchen.

Claudia F-N

This was our first Crete as a family, and we will definitely be going again. The area has lovely beaches and the town of Aghious Nikolaos has several restaurants all serving reasonably priced quality food. Our Villa was at the top of a road that has a steep incline of which car hire is essential. The Villa was very clean and there was more than enough room for all of us. The view was stunning of the sea and the surrounding mountains. Wake up early enough and you can watch the sun rise. The Villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday. Car hire is essential not only to get to the Villa but to also explore the surrounding area.


Das Haus liegt fantastisch mit Blick auf Kretas Berge und das Meer.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Die Ausstattung lässt keine Wünsche offen, wir haben z. B. sehr geschätzt, dass es eine Waschmaschine und einen Geschirrpüler gibt.

Ein Highlight ist natürlich der private Pool.

Zum Einkaufen sowie zum nächgelegenen Strand muss man ca. 10 Minuten mit dem Auto fahren.

Die Abwicklung hat hervorragend funktioniert. Es gab trotz sehr später Anreise kein Problem.



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