Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Planning a Crete Getaway


2017 is already off to a rather incredible start, over the past few months my family and I (when I say family, I mean the entire extended family!) have been planning a very exciting holiday to Crete. Crete is a beautiful part of the world, and we are all very much looking forward to a well deserved break away from the typical day to day life routines. Leo and his younger cousin are like children at Christmas as they count down the sleep's until they take off on their jet plane to warmer skies. 

We have been looking at the Crete Villas on clickstay and have been trying to narrow down what we need out of a villa, as we will be travelling with such a large group we need at least 10 beds, and of course space for everyone to spread out of the week that we will be staying there. There are some truly stunning villas and it has been a lot of fun looking through all of the different styles that are on the website. 

We had a list of things that we wanted/needed out of a villa:

- Sleeps 10+ people
- Swimming Pool
- Close Proximity to the beach
- Air Con
- Short walk to restaurants

The clickstay Kouvohori superior 5 bedroom Villa ticked all of these boxes, and was just so visually stunning that it drew us in for a closer look.


It's about 15 minutes walk away from restaurants and shops, which is not to far at all. We like to get some cardio in on our holidays as it's the best way to have a look around and discover what is nearby. The children aren't to bothered about a walk either, especially if it means a jaunt along the beach front. 

You only have to look out of the window to see the sea, what more could you possibly want or need?


The villa is incredibly spacious which means that our party of 10 people will be able to live in harmony for the time we are there. I love these big family holiday's that we have been taking together over the last few years, it's a fantastic time to get my parents, siblings and our partners/children all together for a week.

 Last year we visited Crete and loved it so much that we just had to return this year, we spent our time relaxing by the pool and looking for shells on the stoney sea front, and we forged some incredible memories that still bring a smile to my face almost 12 months on. 

I feel incredibly lucky to have a family who want to go away and spend this quality time together, and it is so great for the children to see and have that special time with their grandparents. 


The villa has all the amenities of a home from home, but we will more than likely be trying out some of the Greek delicacies and making use of the restaurants that are a stones throw away from us. I remember as a child visiting Corfu with my parents, and they found the most incredibly Greek Tavern high up in the hills. How they found it I will never know, but to this day I still recall it as being the best Greek food I have ever eaten in my entire life. I would love to find a hidden gem like this while we are away this year!

Family holiday's really are a privilege and it's so nice to have people to make these memories with.

Crete 2017 is going to be really special.




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