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Villa del Mare
Crete, Chania, Stavros
out of 5 from 25  reviews


Located in Stavros area, 14km away from the city of Chania, this beautiful, spacious villa offers a breathtaking view of the glittering waters of the Cretan sea, the islet of Thodorou, the north coastline of Chania Prefecture and the imposing Lefka Ori (White Mountains). The villa is built on a 50000sq.m. field covered with trees, a vineyard, melon patches, over than 600 palm trees and flowers.

A small private downhill road leads to the sea, where a smooth boat ramp is fount. The access to the sea is very easy from this ramp and if you are not afraid of the deep sea, the place is perfect for swimming. Otherwise, you may swim in the 70sq.m. private pool and relax in the jacuzzi. For the sport fans there is a basket court in the garden. In the sunset, when the sun goes down, the sky and the water are painted red offering a breathtaking view from the pool and all the balconies.

Villa del Mare is 350sq.m. and built on three floors. The main entrance is on the middle floor. This floor consists of a big open area, where a comfortable sitting area and a cosy dining area are found and a kitchen separated from the dining area by a bar. A French door opens to a huge veranda with wonderful view. On the same floor there is a wc. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are found on the first floor. The master bedroom has a double bed, an en suite bathroom and two French doors that open to two different balconies with view. The second bedroom has a small double bed and a private balcony and the third bedroom has two single beds and a loft with a small double bed. This bedroom has a private balcony too.

The lower floor may also be used as an independent apartment as it has its own entrance door and a fully equipped open plan kitchen. The view from the dining/sitting area is amazing. A French door leads to the lawned garden where a barbecue is found. At this floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The one bedroom has two single beds and the other a double bed and a French door leading to the garden. Stairs lead from the garden to the pool.


Floor area
  • 350 sq. m
Kitchen (middle floor)
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
Kitchen (lower floor)
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 persons
  • bedroom 1: upper floor, 1 double bed (1.60m x 2.00m), AC, closet, ensuite bathroom, 2 balconies with sea view
  • bedroom 2: upper floor, 1 double bed (1.40m x 2.00m), closet, AC, balcony with sea view
  • bedroom 3: upper floor, 2 single beds (0.90m x 2.00m), 1 small double bed on the loft (1.20m x 2.00m), AC, closet, balcony with sea view
  • bedroom 4: lower floor, 1 double bed (1.60m x 2.00m), AC, closet, access to the garden and the pool
  • bedroom 5: lower floor, 2 single beds (0.90m x 2.00m), AC, closet
  • 3 bathrooms, 1 wc
  • bathroom 1: upper floor, toilet, two sinks, shower room with hydro massage column, ensuited to bedroom 1
  • bathroom 2: upper floor, toilet, two sinks, hydro massage bathtub
  • bathroom 3: lower floor, toilet, bathtub
  • wc: middle floor, toilet
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
  • ✓ basketball court
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ clothes dryer
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ full air-conditioning
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ 2 living areas
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 10
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 70 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 0.8 m - 2.4 m
  • ✓ hydro massage
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 5bedrooms: 5
  • sleeps: 10sleeps: 10
  • bathrooms: 4bathrooms: 4
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • Perfect spot

    The view from every room and every balcony cannot be described by words. You feel like you are in a boat sailing away from everything and everyone.

  • Luxury

    The villa is equipped with all the modern amenities and furnished with taste and fine pieces. The jacuzzi area in the pool is ideal for relaxation admiring the blue, clear Cretan Sea.

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  • chania: 15 kmchania: 15 km
  • chania airport: 10 kmchania airport: 10 km
  • heraklion airport: 152 kmheraklion airport: 152 km
  • restaurant: 1.9 kmrestaurant: 1.9 km
  • shops: 2.5 kmshops: 2.5 km
  • beach: 1.9 km (Tersanas beach)beach: 1.9 km (Tersanas beach)
EOT License: 1042K123K2947901
Weekly rates
  • 09 Nov 20 - 20 Mar 21
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  • 21 Mar 21 - 16 Apr 21
  • 17 Apr 21 - 14 May 21
  • 15 May 21 - 18 Jun 21
  • 19 Jun 21 - 16 Jul 21
  • 17 Jul 21 - 20 Aug 21
  • 21 Aug 21 - 03 Sep 21
  • 04 Sep 21 - 17 Sep 21
  • 18 Sep 21 - 07 Nov 21
1500€ - 4500€
Booking conditions
  • 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
  • The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled up to 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 25% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled 59 - 30 days before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • • Payments are accepted only in euros.
  • • The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.
  • • The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.
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5 out of 5 from 25 reviews
  • Fantasic

    Period of Stay: Sep 2020
    We were 2 couples and had a lot of space. The villa is equipped with everything you could wish for. Everything is very clean. The pool is the big highlight, just great. We enjoyed the sunsets every evening. We had a great time in the Villa del mare!
    We would come back any time!!
  • Can only say Wow!!

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    Well the pictures are indeed accurate... this place is absolutely beautiful.

    We were just 2 couples, so we obviously had tons of room. Very clean, large, modern and comfortable. The pool is as nice as it looks. Great views from the main deck. Property is gated for safety. We had a rental car and easily travelled around the island such as Chania, Falassarna beach and Rethymno. And always had this slice of heaven to return to. Check out Kovos hotel just a few minutes north of the villa for a sunset dinner!

    Suggestion... enhance property information sheet for what to do with garbage & what to do with the gate when leaving. Thanks!!!
  • Exceeded our high expactions

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    We stayed at Villa del mare from 1-11 September 2019 and celebrated the 18th Birthday of our son Elias. It was for sure the best holiday ever. Our two adult kids with their partner and my parents ( Grandma,Grandpa) were joining us... 9 Persons in one house and it worked.... the reason for that was that everything was perfect. from an absolutely warm welcome of the landlord two the facilitie services, pool cleaning, fridge, bathrooms and above all the unique view and the private infinity pool... Actually we didnt want to leave the location for any sightseeings but we did 3 times to visit the balos beach, walking through the imbros gorge and monestary katoliki... all together it was an amazing holiday.... and realy nothing to complain.... if we ant to search the fly in the ointment it would be perfect if there were bigger parasols at the pool area... thats it.... a visit is highly recommended by all of us :-)
  • Couldn't have asked for anything better

    Period of Stay: May 2019
    This was one of the best family vacations we have had. The place was perfect for what we needed. It is was an easy drive into Old Town and so close to Stavros Beach. We did go to Heraklion and Rethymno and Imbros Gorge - easy day trips from the house.

    Each morning and evening I savored the view. The house and grounds had everything we needed - an extra hairdryer for the upstairs would make a nice touch - but nothing to complain about! The peacocks scared us at first with their noises, but once we figured out what the awful noise was - we grew to enjoy hearing them! I would stay again if we ever go back to Crete. It really was a fantastic holiday. Thank you so much.
  • Fantastic!

    Period of Stay: Sep 2018
    We stayed at Villa del Mare from 7-21 September 2018 with a family of 8 persons (between 17 and 47 years old). We had a great time, the villa is fantastic and the view is perfect. The villa is very spacious and almost all bedrooms have sea view. You can walk down the path near the villa to the sea and go snorkling, it is very beautiful! The lovely city of Chania is less than 30 minuts away. You can walk in just 10 minutes to beautiful, tiny beaches.

    The owner of the villa and the staff of Chania Rentals are very helpful, the service is great!

    We will recommend the owner to create more shadow places near the pool, the only litte umbrella is not enough for a 10-persons villa! ;-)
  • Great view

    Period of Stay: Aug 2018
    Very nice house to share with friends and family

    Great swimming pool and great view
    Nice and quiet area

    Shaded dining area overlooking the sea with a very nice big table

    Could do with a bit more sun umbrellas (a tiny one by the swimming pool with the Cretan sun isn't enough)

    The bedrooms upstairs are very nice and airy, they each have a balcony which is valuable (could be nice to put some deckchairs ...)
    The bedrooms downstairs being next to the pool machinery, it"s a bit noisy (fortunately it comes back on at 9.30 in the morning)

    Access to the sea not recommended with children (but they really enjoyed the pool)

    We spent a very nice week in this house
  • Stunning!

    Period of Stay: May 2018
    This was our second visit to Villa Del Mare - we first visited in 2012 and were determined to return. Stunning villa set in a great rural/coastal location with amazing views. Very quiet. Big pool and lots of space both inside and out. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The owner is friendly and helpful.
  • Stunning

    Period of Stay: Sep 2017
    Amazing, amazing, amazing. Perfect service by Mr. Artemis - very helpful, very nice. We were 8 adults and had the best vacation ever. The house ist amazing, the view stunning. Everything was very clean und well organized. The infinity-pool has the perfect size and we enjoyed every second. The house-owner was very helpful and nice and we had a warm welcome by his mother. Just 5 minutes by car there were supermarkets and taverns with nice greek food.

    We fell in love with the greek people and culture, everyone was very nice and generous.

    Down the hill we were snorkeling and swiming and enjoying the beautiful agean sea. Next year we're coming back - for sure.
  • Just what we wanted!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    Our stay at Villa del Mare was outstanding! The villa is bright and spacious and is exactly as listed. There was ample room for six adults both inside and outside the villa. The kitchen was well stocked for those that enjoy cooking. The pool was delightful with outstanding views and a relaxing seating area for basking in the sun or reading a book in the shade.

    As listed a car is a must as it is a bit isolated. There is not much within walking distance other than the pool and the sea (perfect for us)! However, there are several stores and restaurants within a few minutes drive and Chania is only a 30-minute drive for more those who want to head into town.

    Both the owner of the villa and Chania Rentals were available whenever we had any questions or concerns. When we had an issue with the car we had arranged for through the rental agency Mr. Artemis made sure it was handled very quickly and with no effort on our part. We would have absolute confidence renting Villa del Mare, or any other villa listed through Chania Rentals.

  • Fabulous house

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    To sum it up, we can't wait to go back. The next time, I'm bringing my snorkel gear. There were earlier reviews that indicated it was difficult to get down to the water due to the boat ramp being washed out. Apparently that has all been repaired. You can walk all the way down the path behind the house and into the ocean. The children had a great time swimming and there is beautiful water and fish.
  • Beautiful views

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    A neat villa. The enjoyment was landscapes. Swimming pool is wonderfully big. We really enjoyed it. The only woman I would like to have is that some of the kitchenware would be rewritten. I recommend the item.
  • amazing views/stunning villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2016
    we were two famillies staying for two weeks in July. we were concerned that two weeks would be too much,as it was quite remote. But not at all. The villa is stunning and the view of the ocean from the pool and the villa is out of this world..we did not want to leave it ! the infinity pool is wonderful and private. If you want to explore the area,there are a few small local beaches a short drive away. Stavros has a beautiful small cove beach with a few restaurants nearby. Try the Windmill for lunch or dinner,but it does get busy. further afield you can drive to Chania about 30/40 minutes away.Its pretty with many restaurants situated around a harbour. There is plenty to do in the area with a car,but every morning it was difficult to drag ourselves away from this amazing place. You can walk down to the sea from the villa (quite steep ramp) and snorkel/swim which is perfect to cool down. The villa itself was spotless,modern and had everything you could possibly need.
  • WOW Factor

    Period of Stay: Jun 2016
    WOW, A very small word with a massive impact can sum up this Villa. My partner and I booked the villa due to the location and whilst it was only the two of us we were very surprised at just how big the villa was and could accommodate large groups with ease. The views are just amazing, we celebrated my Birthday here and it was perfect to sit out on a summer evening just watching the sea, lights, and listening to the peace and quiet....pure heaven. The villa was well equipped, cleaners in during the week with pool cleaner/ nothing to complain about other than we had to come home!...perfect Villa.
  • Family vaccation at Villa del Mare, May 2016

    Period of Stay: May 2016
    Together with my family (two adults, three children) we just spent a wonderful week at Villa del Mare. The place is nothing but outstanding: It sits right by the sea on a cliff, offers plenty of space in- and outside the house, is equipped with high quality furniture / electronics / kitchen etc. and comes with a modern, rather minimalistic interior design, offers incredibly scenic views from almost any room and provides for a fantastic pool - what more can you ask for? I would therefore recommend this place to anybody seeking a somewhat isolated but otherwise generous and perfectly positioned retreat in the Chania / Akrotiri region.

    Some further, more practical, comments: The basketball court is real, huge and offers fantastic space for any kind of outdoor sports with the kids. Just be mindful that it is also a bit rough (all concrete, the iron basketball basket's being rusty, no net around the place etc.); that said, we used this vast open space many times to play football, Frisbee, etc.

    A rental car is a must have. Within a 5-10min drive you can find several small, but well equipped, supermarkets - and there is no shortage of nice restaurants in Akrotiri and Chania area. Due to the prevailing strong winds (usually from north-west) you may want to prefer going to wind protected beaches if you are travelling with children (for the same reason the house's drive way down to the water is now closed as the lowest section of the concrete path got destroyed by strong waves). On the Akrotiri peninsula such calm and sandy beaches can be found in the bay of Stavros (10min drive) and Marathi (25min drive). Both beaches have also some very nice little restaurants on offer. The old town of Chania and the historic port area are nothing but wonderful and also just a 25min drive away from the house.
  • superbes vacances

    Period of Stay: Aug 2015
    nous sommes partis 1 semaine entre amis dans la villa del Mare, c'était parfait. La maison est magnifique et très bien équipée , la vue est à couper le souffle et la piscine est très agréable. Nous avons passé d'excellents soirées sur la terrasse principale, on a pu profiter du BBQ tous les jours.

    Semaine de rêve, nous conseillons tous la villa del mare aux futurs voyageurs!
  • Beautiful villa

    Period of Stay: Jun 2015
    We have been to Villa del Mare at the beginning of July 2015, the house, built 4 years ago, is very nice and its position is absolutely amazing. Lovely sunsets. The pictures and the description of the house reflect what we have seen.
    The cleaning service, including bed lines and towels change, is made twice a week. We only had few inconveniences at our arrival (one fridge, hair dryer and one conditioner not working), but everything has been fixed promptly. The house was clean, with a modern look and the kitchen has everything you need to cook properly.
    We would like to thank 'Angelo' who has been taking care of the property, he speaks very well Italian and has been very kind and helpful with us.
    The swimming pool is beautiful and clean. A car is a must to reach the beaches and the shops nearby. In Stavros there isn't that much to do, only some small supermarkets on the contrary Chania, which is about 20-25 min by car, is a more lively city. The prices in the restaurants are cheap; the cost for a dinner can vary between € 12 a € 24 (except once in Chania where we spent € 30 per person). The only negative aspect was the air conditioning not working in the car we rented.

    La casa è molto bella, costruita quattro anni fa, e la posizione è fantastica. Tramonti stupendi. La pulizia della casa, compreso cambio lenzuola e asciugamani, viene fatta due volte a settimana. Abbiamo avuto solo qualche inconveniente al nostro arrivo (frigo, asciugacapelli e condizionatore in una camera non funzionanti), ma tutto è stato risolto rapidamente. Ringraziamo 'Angelo', che si occupa della proprietà e parla benissimo italiano ed è stato molto gentile con noi. La piscina è veramente bella e pulita. L'auto è indispensabile sia per raggiungere le spiagge che per fare acquisti. A Stavros non c'è praticamente niente, tranne qualche piccolo 'market' di generi alimentari, mentre Chania, che si trova a 20-25 minuti di auto, è molto movimentata. Costo di una cena al ristorante: da € 12 a € 24.

    Period of Stay: Apr 2015
    Paradise! No other words to explain this beautiful Villa. Thought it was too good to be true but it most certainly wasn't. Our first time to Greece and we were not disappointed. The Villa has everything you could possibly need - and more. (Except for a heated pool but it's nice once you're in)

    My husband and I (34&38) traveled with our 3 children (14, 11 & 3) and mother in law (60) w/c 14th April for 1 week. Weather was glorious despite the forecast predicting rain. There was none.

    Suitable for all ages, the only snag would be the depth of the pool with not very confident swimmers.

    We shopped at INKA & Lidl, filled the cupboards and fridge and had BBQ's a couple of nights. We also ate at The Roadhouse Pub & Grill which served excellent American food and fantastic steaks.

    A car is very necessary, it's quite a distance away on foot to the nearest beach or shop.

    The owner stayed in the next villa so any problems we could go over and tell him, he was over right away.

    I have only been back in the UK 12hrs and I'm looking to book again. You have to literally see it to believe it. I've never been so sad to leave such a beautiful place.

    Just have to add, if you dread returning to mounds of washing then threat no more, all my washing done before I left so the whole holiday was stress free from start to finish ;-)

    Go on, get it booked. You won't be disappointed X

    Period of Stay: May 2014
    We stayed at this villa for two weeks in May 2014 and we were wowed by the fantastic views and spacious, modern living accommodation. The villa seemed bigger and better than the pictures suggested and the area is quiet, green and beautiful. This is truly a special place. There was plenty of room for all the family. The cleaner came twice a week with a bed change and clean towels.

    The pool is a good size and 2.5 meters at the deep end. The pool is not heated so the water was cool as early in the season, so not yet warmed up but we expected this. The weather was very warm so it was well used but the local beaches are so beautiful we made good use of these too. Ample pool towels were provided. There is a very good BBQ on the lower garden level.

    We were disappointed by the weather in the first week as although sunny and warm it was extremely windy for 4/5 days and thought that this may just be a very windy spot. It’s not. Just unusual weather for the time of year.

    A car is essential. Close by there are at least five beaches, all with beach bars/tavernas/sunbeds. The food is typically Greek and very reasonably priced. Food is more expensive at the Marina in Chania but expected. There is a small friendly supermarket in Stavros and Kounoupidiana is a 10 minute drive and has a selection of shops and a large Spar and Carrefour. Another 5 minute drive and you are into Chania. Our best meal was at the windmill on Stavros main beach, great food with a little more selection than usual and the setting was beautiful but we didn’t really have a bad meal anywhere. English was widely spoken and everyone was friendly and relaxed.

    If you are thinking of booking this Villa, don’t hesitate, you will not be disappointed.
  • Perfect holiday!

    Period of Stay: Apr 2014
    We stayed at Villa del Mare for almost 2 weeks. It was amazing! The host was very helpful and kind! The villa, the beach, the sea, everything was great! Planning our next holiday there.
  • A fantastic break

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    When we first saw the pictures from the website we were sceptical that the villa would be as impressive as it appeared but we were pleasantly surprised, it was better. From the impressively cleaned rooms to the luxury pool and modern furishings Villa del Mare is a fantastic experience for a group of friends looking to get away from the city. The two separated apartments make it very appropriate for two families also. Supermarkets are not far by car to fill up the villa with supplies for many good nights looking out at the great sunsets. Would seriously recommend to all.
  • My holiday of a lifetime

    Period of Stay: Oct 2013
    The Villa Del Mar was like being in paradise. Surrounded by shimmering sea and the added advantage of having an infinity pool. The villa was extremely well equipped with everything that was needed to cook and to have a good time for the children in the pool. There were seven of us in the group. One grandmother, four adults and two children ages 12 and 11 all of whom found everything to be just great. I would definitely go back again. A car is a must
  • A dream villa in a dream location

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    Over the past eight years we have stayed in villas all over Europe. However, not one of those villas compares with the pure luxury that is the Villa Del Mar. On our arrival on the first night the villa was staged beautifully with lots of candles and lovely lighting. The food that we ordered was stocked in the kitchen and we received an extremely warm welcome. The location on a cliff overlooking the lights of Chania and the Mediterranean was a joy to wake up to each day and most of our time was spent on the verandah or in the exquisite infinity pool. There is also plenty of room inside: the kitchen provides every amenity including oven, hob, large fridge/freezer with ice maker as well as a toasted sandwich maker, toaster and juicer. The spacious living areas and bedrooms gave us all the chance to get away from each other and the wi-fi allowed the children to keep in contact with friends from home! All the rooms are decorated beautifully, with fabulous, modern furniture and bright bedding. A car is essential for this villa but the 20 minute drive to Chania is picturesque and interesting. There are many lovely beaches on the peninsula including Kalathas (our favourite) and Marathi with great beach bars and restaurants. We were very sad to leave the villa and truly hope to return again one day.
  • Nice hollidays

    Period of Stay: Apr 2013
    Our family, we, our childeren and grandchildern, (6 adults, 3 childern and a baby) had a very nice stay in the villa Del la Mare. It is wonderfull to swim in the pool and you see on one side the sea and on the other side the white mountains and the snow on the tops. The villa isvery nice and when you sit on the balcony you have a beautyfull sight over the sea till Chania. The surroundings are very nice, beautifull beaches, and Chania is very nice to walk around and eat. You can make a trip (walking) from the monestry till Stavros and further on you have the Imbress Gorge. We made also a trip in the white mountains near Amalos Plateau. There you have also the entrance to the Samaria Gorge. Recommanded is a boattrip to Balos Beach. So there is a lot for every one that part of Creta for everyone.
  • Thank you Crete

    Period of Stay: Aug 2012
    Our family party of seven adults and two children experience high class accommodation and breathtaking surroundings. The villa's appointments catered to our every need. This set us up to open our hearts to Crete and we were rewarded by the people of Crete with bountiful blessings.
  • Period of Stay: Sep 2012
    In the whole we had a wonderfull time during this short week on the island but we didn't have enough time to explore all good spots on the island. After a long search, well in advance, we finally decided to take Villa del mare which was an excellent choice. Firstly, the villas location was excellent and offered us the privacy we needed as a big family and the property was big enough. Right from the first moment we knew that it was a good choice due to the stunning views, the great pool, the big house and the modern infrastructure. Another advantage was that walking down the path next to the villa, you could immediately have access to the sea and have a nice swim. The different beaches on the island and the nature were lovely, unfortunately we couldn't visit them all. An important issue was that even when the weather was really warm outside , the temperature inside the villa remained cool enough which was very nice (important also since we had young children with us). The infrastructure was what we expected for the price we paid and the rooms were big enough to host a big family. The only inconvenience we noticed in Crete were sometimes very small roads and bad rental cars. But as mentionned above, we had one of our greatest holidays and we were excited byt the hospitality of the greek people.