Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Due to the good climate, both Greeks and foreigners visit it to enjoy the Cretan hospitality and its countless beauties. Personally, I have very good friends who deal with the field of tourism and try to take off the accommodation of their customers by offering them the best services. So one of them is Stelios Petroulakis where his family owns AALuxury Villas. The two villas, Ariadne and Aphrodite, named after the owner’s two grandmothers’s children since the summer of 2017, welcome visitors from all over the world, as well as Greeks, seeking a quiet holiday with security and privacy in Daratso Chania, a breath away from the city center. So where you hear the roar of the crowds, at a distance of 5 km are the two villas with a unique view, and you enjoy the peace you need.
AA Luxury Villas, which I visited in the first summer they opened their doors to guests, is not a common accommodation. Their owners, as a welcome, offer you rakomelo or tsikoudia to welcome you to their homeland which, among other things, is famous for its hospitality. The family of Stelios Petroulakis is there and their phone is open at any time of the day for their customers in order to guide them on how to spend their holidays better. After all, the place is so idyllic that they prefer it from families to groups of friends or couples.
AA Luxury Villas: The philosophy behind the luxury villas in Daratso Chania
By entering the area, you will feel wonderful since the landscape will amaze you over from the very first minutes. Its main elements: trees, sea view and of course tranquility. What better way than to enjoy your vacation in an environment that will provide you with what you want and need. It is no coincidence that although the villas have been operating since the summer of 2017, their owners already have repeat customers with whom they even communicate throughout the year and renew their appointment every year. The best advertising is done ‘’mouth to mouth’’ and it seems that they have succeeded with the above. In fact, even this year, when due to Covid19 it was difficult to travel mainly from abroad, it was one of the few accommodations that had reservations.
“We want the people who come and stay in the villas, to feel at home. We are next to our guests and we take care of everything that will please them. We propose them beaches to visit, places to eat but we also inform them about the popular attractions of the area and of the island for day trips “.
AA Luxury Villas: Unique accommodation at Villa Ariadne and Villa Aphrodite
Two villas that can accommodate up to eight people, are designed by the same architect, but their appearance is different, as well as some points within their premises. “They have a very nice view of the sea, they are close to each other and ensure your privacy and of course safety. Each has its own pool, they are differently decorated inside and out, while what attracts attention is the stone that is a basic decorative element “.
Villa Ariadne is located a little higher on the hill. Outside, in the courtyard, there is the barbecue with the table and six sunbeds around the pool.
It has four bedrooms, with three king-size beds, a double bed, two large bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower, a wc and a medium bathroom with a shower.
In the living room there is the dining room, the kitchen is fully equipped with electrical appliances, such as dishwasher, French coffee maker and espresso, toaster, toaster while the TVs in each room and in the living room, catch satellite channels from all countries. Also in one of the bathrooms there is a washing machine and a dryer.
All rooms have air conditioning, while for those who do not want it, there is an alternative way of cooling, a fan on the ceiling. In fact, for those who want to take a vacation in winter, the energy fireplace heats the whole space. In the attic there is a bedroom with a middle bathroom, while the basement is the joy of the visitors!
“Here you can play billiards with your friends, while video game lovers will have the pleasure of playing playstation on a big TV where you can later watch your favorite movie or series on Netflix! Personally, I think that in this area “The coolest room of the villa has its own bathroom. In a room a little further there is a small gym for those customers who want to continue the daily exercise program, with a multi-machine, a treadmill, dumbbells and a mattress.”
Villa Aphrodite has the same amenities built with the same materials, but has different decoration inside and outside. “In villa’s Aphrodite basement we have the playroom with the playstation but instead of billiard, we have table tennis while there is no attic. On the first floor we have two bedrooms and the other two are on the ground floor.”
Entering the villas, as a welcome you will drink a glass of rakomelo or tsikoudia, while the fridge contains fruit, toast bread, turkey or ham, cheese and water. Those who love to make barbecues, the charcoals are provided by the owners as well as any other utensil. What better way than to cook for your friends and enjoy your meal at the big table outside in the garden. In the afternoon, when the sun goes down, after sunbathing or swimming, you can do a hot tub and feel the absolute well-being in a place that only tranquility can offer you.
So because the best advertising is done by the reviews, AA Luxury Villas have won the bet. Despite the competition, they have managed to come first in the preferences of customers who have already made their reservation for September 2021. “We have several repeat customers, who in turn, advertise our accommodation to the rest of their company “We receive thank-you mails almost every day and what they write in our reviews is moving since we have built AA Luxury Villas with a lot of love.“
Sights in the surrounding area
AA Luxury Villas are located just 5 km from the center of Chania, a minimum distance for those with transportation. One of the famous beaches is located at 2.5 km and is none other than the beach of Agioi Apostoloi. “There are many wonderful beaches there, next to each other that are quiet and ideal for families. Of course, in less than an hour and a half, one can visit some of the world-famous beaches, such as Balos, Elafonissi, and Kedrodasos located in the western and southern part of the island.
For those who love gymnastics and sports, at 2 km there is a multipurpose area with tennis courts and a big gym. Do not forget that foreign guests, especially, want to exercise during their vacation. In addition to the beach of Agioi Apostoloi, you can enjoy your dives in Chrysi Akti, Kalamaki, Agia Marina and Platanias where there are also the famous beach bars of the surrounding area and do water sports. “In Agioi Apostoloi there is a small forest area where people go either for running or for a picnic, while they can do many outdoor activities including cycling, or playing beach-volleyball. Ideal for nature lovers. In fact in a wonderful place there is a small church with a unique view” .
In three minutes from the accommodation, there are two large supermarkets to get everything you need for your vacation! In addition due to covid19, AA Luxury Villas adhere to all protection measures to ensure your complete health. “Our goal is for our guests’ vacations to be not only unforgettable but also safe. Upon arrival, we will provide you with detailed information of the Protocol we follow, to live a safe stay experience in our Villas.”
AA Luxury Villas are an ideal proposal for those of you who want to relax on your vacation, enjoying the warmth of a home and at the same time enjoying the luxurious services and facilities of a hotel. So what better than a trip to Chania to live this unique experience?
I promised Stelios that after 3 years, that this year I will visit him again to live the ultimate luxury accommodation in his villas.