Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday at the studio apartment in Aptera recently. All arrangements worked well and we loved the accommodation which is very well looked after by Anna and her team.
We hope to return to Aptera in 2014 and will be in touch again to make our booking.
Julia and David Rhodes
Dear Kyria Ariadne,
Many of the visitors we spoke to during our recent holiday in Crete were upset by the unhelpful comments
that the foreign press were making about what tourists must expect to find in Greece at present.
So we encouraged them to write to the press in their home countries on their return and we are sure
many of them have done so. We attach a copy of some letters that appeared in The Independent newspaper
last Saturday(30 June). We hope they will help to encourage more tourists to stay in Crete this summer.
Best wishes for a very good season.
Ruth and Peter Davies
Dear Ariadne and Sandra
Just a note to thank you for your efforts in making our holiday special and in particular the help
that Sandra gave us while we were there.
We had a great relaxed time and hopefully looking forward to seeing you again next year.
Regards Bryan and Mary
We had a wonderful stay in villa Clio and your beautiful Island - and we did not have any trouble
with the money or banks :)
The house was just perfect for our two families and Kostas took very good care of us.
We really hope to come back for next summer and hopefully we can stay for more than two weeks :)
We better start the savings now!!
We are very satisfied with our contact with you and Sandra. We really appreciated that Sandra
came to villa Clio and told us about the Island and could anwear our questions and give us some
advice what to see and how to Get there. And we also felt very safe to know that we could contact you
if there was something we needed. We wont hesitate to contact you again and hopefully you can help us to
Get a perfect stay in Crete next summer as well!
Thank you so much and take good care of you and your firm!
Just a note to say what a fantastic holiday we had at the Villa Dimitris in Kalives and how sorry we were
to leave on Monday. The villa was exactly as you described on your web site, beautifully kept
and in an even more stunning location than we anticipated.
Thank you and your team for the smoothness and efficiency of the arrangements including the car hire
and for organising for the additional linen etc for our friends when they arrived and also for Sandra's tips
on where to go and what to see. It would also be appreciated if you could pass on our thanks to the owner
for the service they provided and to express how very impressed we were with their villa.
As for Kalives, a lovely working village and a perfect location for a quiet and relaxed holiday and indeed
so perfect was our experience that I strongly believe that Crete could well be our holiday destination next year
only for longer! Expect my call!
I would certainly recommend to anbody looking for a relaxed holiday in Crete to make Authentic Crete their first point of enquiry.
Very many thanks and with best wishes
Dr Stuart Ashenden
Well, our vacation has ended and we have returned to reality. This is just a note to thank you so much
for all your help planning our vacation. We had a fantastic time and were very impressed with the villa (outstanding!)
and the attention given to us by yourself, Helena and Lidia. We look forward to working with you in the future and
will recommend you to anyone planning a vacation to Crete! Kali nichta! Lisa Chehade.
Stone Villa, July-August 2010
Ariadne, thank you for your hospitality, our stay was very pleasant and the villa is very nice.
Villa Erato, July 2010
We had a lovely vacation in Greece, particularly on Crete!
The villa was clean, modern and very well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed
the generously sized bathrooms.
We were pleased with everything. Angelica was very helpful, delivering the gas grill and the cot and giving us
restaurant suggestions (The Sunset restaurant down the road was terrific!)
We really appreciated your concierge suggestions for local sights and beaches. And most of all we appreciated
your trip to Rethymnon to deliver the ferry ticket - thank you very much!
Although we enjoyed Santorini (who would not love the views?!) and thought that Athens was very impressive,
we are most fond of Crete and hope to return someday!
Best to you and we hope you have a great summer! Melorie Noble
PODISON Luxury Villa, May-June 2010
We just had the most wonderful day with Nikos sailing yacht. Thank you so much for the referral.
He was absolutely charming and showed us a delightful day.
Athena Luxury Villa, July 2010
Kalimera Ariadne and Sandra,
I know it's been nearly two weeks since we left the beautiful island of Crete and things have been very hectic since we got home,
but at last I have a couple of spare minutes.
I wanted to email you to thank you for one of the most relaxing holidays I have had for a VERY long time. We were looking over
some of the photo's today and it's so clear from all our smiles that we had the most wonderful time. As you know we were
very blessed with the weather, I don't think it could have been any better, but aside from that the location and especially the accomodation
were just perfect.
I work for an American Law firm and we have a 'Raving Fan' scheme where when someone goes above and beyond
what is expected of them you essentially rave about them and tell everyone you know. Well, Soula's name has been
just about shouted from the rooftops - what an amazing person. She looked after us so well and just added special touches,
like posing the boys teddy bears differently each day, absolutely made their day! So please pass on our thanks again.
We really look forward to coming back to Crete again very soon!
Thanks and love from
All of the Hayes' and Beer family
xx Gianna apartments
Dear Ariadne and Sandra,
It was a dream of mine to celebrate our Golden Wedding with our family in Kalives. The Kalives Apartments were
absolutely superb, the family pronounced them perfect. Authentic Crete are extremely efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable.
Thanks to you both for helping to make my dream come true.At all times you kept in touch by email and as I was organising
a party of ten plus two cousins I was sometimes a little anxious but I need not have worried everything went according to plan.
Unfortunately I developed Tendonitis and Sandra introduced me to a local very good physic who was a great help.
We decided not to hire cars as the family were able to walk to the tavernas. I was finding this difficult but George taxis
took me around making everything possible, again introduced by you.So once again thank you, we will be recommending you
to all our friends
Regards Vanessa and Roger Sparrowhawk July 2010, Kalives Beach apartments
PS thank you for the Card, fruit and sparkling wine for our anniversary in our apartment
We have arrived home in Glasgow having had a wonderful holiday in Crete. Thank you so much for all your help
in organising it. We shall certainly be recommending both Authentic Crete and our villa and its location to friends.
It was truly a lovely part of the island in which to be based. We thoroughly enjoyed all the places we visited, especially Loutro and Chania,
and we had a great day with Nicos on 'Notos'. Thank you for all your help and advice.
Anne, Alasdair and Eilidh
Well, back home all safe and sound and back at work! We wish we were still in Crete!
We had an absolutely lovely holiday. We would like to thank you for your help in arranging everything -
you have been amazing and very patient given all the 'back and forth' .
With everything possible nowadays via the internet the service of what was a traditional travel agent is becoming defunct.
However, having someone like you to bring the value you do is extremely beneficial - so I'm sure you are very successful.
Keep doing what you are doing! Sandra was super too. She gave us alot of information/tips. We appreciated our time with her.
Please send our special thanks and good wishes.
Having 2 cars worked out better for us and it turned out we wanted to split and go our separate ways some days -
so this worked out perfectly. The car hire guy was very efficient - came when said he would - very pleasant.
The cars were all great. The Peugeot was fun - really liked this - would recommend it.
The apartment in Oia was splendid. Great location - not too far in that transportation with luggage was problematic.
Just a great spot near the bus terminal etc. Very basic - but very Greek and a nice opposite to the villa.
Always good to have a kitchenette. Panus was just super. What a lovely man and such a wonderful daughter.
We had a very long, tiring journey from Amsterdam. I am a world traveller for biz and also personal.
I've been all over the world and am usually on a plane every week going somewhere in the world for work but Shawn
has not travelled that much so he found our delays/dodgy connections and lost luggage very, very stressful - but when we arrived
at our apartment in Santorini Panus took all the stress away. He is a really genuine person with a big heart and great at what he does.
We would stay there again if we re-visited Santorini and would highly recommend it.
I went to Santorini some 10 years ago - Fira but didn't like it too much (not very Greek and many tourists).
However, i wanted Shawn to see it. Oia is so much nicer and we had a fabulous time. We could have easily
stayed there an extra night or two to visit the Volcano /Springs and hire a boat. It was rather busy though with tourist buses!
So, better time to go would be earlier in the year or later. We went to a great family taverna served gyros...which was the best food we had there.
As for Crete, well, we loved it. My family found the drive a bit long from Heraklion but again they are not used to traveling.
It was fine for Shawn and I. Chania is easier but not possible from where they live.
We would have loved more time in Crete. We did as much as we could given we had the family there
and they just wanted to rest / be by the pool / go to local beaches whereas Shawn and i wanted to explore. But it all worked out well.
Greetings Ariadne and Santra
It seems so long ago!! This is just a short note to thank you for all your help last month. Jonathan and I had a terrific holiday.
It was extremely relaxing and de-stressing which was what we wanted. ………Have a good winter and we look forward to seeing you again next year, sometime.
Again, many thanks.
Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful holiday in Crete, only problem was that it wasn't long enough.
The accommodation was excellent, probably the best we have had in Greece. Villa was lovely and
in a wonderful setting away from all the hustle. Many thanks to you all, the directions to get to the villa were excellent
and the help and advice from Sandra was good. The car hire went really well and we had no problems with either vehicle.
I hope that we will return at some point to Crete in the near future and we would certainly use your company again.
Do you only cover Crete with providing holiday accommodation, or are you involved with any of the other smaller islands in Greece?
Many thanks for our lovely restful break
We had a wonderful holiday in Aghia Marina. Thanks to your efficient administration there were no hitches
We even arrived back in the UK 10 minutes early.
See you next year
John and marieke
Thanks for a lovely holiday last week @ the Artemis. Back in the rain, and at work now,
seems like a life time ago!! We will see you again, Nia , Dyfrig and Lewys
I just wanted to say thank you for sending us to Loutro beach on our last days. we really enjoyed it.
The beach and the food was great.
We are back now in Toronto and the weather is cooler than expected.
We miss the sun and the sea of Crete, especially Kalives.
We are back home in Uk now and getting used to the cold again! We just wanted to let you know
how much we enjoyed our stay at the Pegasus Maisonettes. Although we have our own house in Kefalas
it was very nice to stay in Almirida with Maria, she made us feel very welcome and I'm sure we will return!
Alison & Phil
Thank you very much for your help in organising our holiday to Artemis next year.
We always enjoy our holiday in Crete & it is reassuring that our arrangements will be
in your capable hands next year.
Yannis & Maria's welcome & friendliness during our holiday would be hard to beat, also the beautiful setting
of the apartments is something special. The wonderful views & the peacefulness ensures you have a relaxing holiday.
If you would like to use this testimonal on your website we would be quite happy for you to do so.
Looking forward to seeing you all next year.
Rosemary & Alan
Dear Mrs. Ariadne,
I want to thank you for the arrangements that you did for us. I really appreciated it.
Stella has asked me to email and ask you "what clothes" she should bring.....ie what's the weather likely to be next week...
..I didn't realise that travel agencies offered this sort of sartorial fashion advice.......
Thank-you for your warm welcome to villa Ammos. We had such a lovely holiday,
the Villa is truely magnificent, beautifully designed in such a stunning location.
We really could not have wanted for anything more.
We had a meal brought to us one evening from the local restaurant as you recommended
and dinned on the terrace enjoying a candle- lit evening with all the family it could not have been more perfect.
The ladies that came in in the morning were so sweet too, would not have known they were there
apart from how beautifully clean and tidy it suddenly was.
Thank-you again for all your help and organization.
We would definately love to come and stay again,
Kind regards and best wishes,
Tracey, Richard, Joe Georgia, David and Isabelle, xx