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Is a complex of three fully eqipped Luxury Villas located in Elounda at the beautifull Island of Crete.
Each Villa has a private pool and stuning sea view of Mirabello Gulf. Offering the best scenery for your Holidays in Crete.
Dreaming of thoroughly relaxing vacations in privacy and supreme comfort?
Select one of the private luxury Crete villas in Elounda ensuring exclusivity and seclusion combined with exceptional amenities.
The Anemos Luxury Crete Villas complex is located in the world famous vacation resort of Elounda, in Lassithi, Crete, selected by thousands of discerning travellers who wish to experience a recharging holiday in a rejuvenating and serene setting. Built in a spectacular spot on a verdant hillside, those luxury villas in Crete reward you with unobstructed panoramic views of Mirabello Bay and Spinalonga Island, making it the ideal backdrop for a peaceful and relaxing villa holiday in Crete.
With ultimate care and undiminished devotion we have created 3 independent luxury villas in Crete. Each residence is situated 5 meters apart from each other, guaranteeing the privacy you are seeking of during your VILLA holiday in Crete. With so many distinct amenities, such as outdoor swimming pools and luxury interiors, selecting among Notos Villa Crete, Meltemi Villa Crete and Avra Villa Crete can be a real challenge!
All Crete villas in Elounda are delightfully spacious and feature elegant decor and unique design seamlessly blending with the natural environment. Their fine furniture, high quality linens and carefully selected objet d’ art add class and make them the ideal haven for you and your beloved ones.
We will be glad to welcome you to the Anemos Elounda Villas for rent in Crete all year round.
Elounda is a very popular seaside resort on the northern coast of the Lassithi Prefecture, boasting some of the loveliest beaches in Crete. It has retained much of its traditional features, which have not been ruined by the settlement’s excellent tourist infrastructure. Nightlife and dining venues can be found in abundance along the beachfront, while many historical sites are scattered in and around the village. Elounda is situated approximately 10 km from Agios Nikolaos, the capital and the main port of the prefecture.
George & Despoina,
We would like to thank you for a fantastic holiday experience at Villa Meltemi, for the lovely treats, advice where to eat and that wonderful Chicken dinner, I am definitely going to try to cook that one evening soon. The Kanali restaurant was a real experience with the salted bream and the beautiful view, lovely. So back to work now... but I have copied the DVD's, Who Pays The Ferryman and The Lotus Eaters for you and will send these soon, we also forgot to leave something for the housekeeper so I will put something in there for her if you wouldn't mind giving it to her, she was brilliant. We are hoping to be able to come back next year maybe with the larger villa if we can organise the dates and all goes well.
Thank you again for a lovely time.
Brian, Liz, Claire and James.
Well after weeks of travelling we are all finally back in Bahrain.
I just wanted to write a quick email to thank you for letting us stay in your fabulous villa!! We had a really really lovely time - despite all of us being ill at some point during the holiday - the view was spectacular!!
Will definitely put a good word on Trip Advisor.
Thanks again and looking forward to staying again.
Really great to meet you tonite in Ag Nik. As discussed if we can leave by 3pm latest on Friday that would be great, we've had a fab holiday and its not been the easiest with The diversities of a 16 year old a 20 yr old ( the best of friends!!) and two grannies aged 81 and 87 !!! ideally we should be shipping them all home and staying for another week just the two us!!
However we have to go home for work but hope to be back soon. The villas are amazing and te people unbelievable. We love Crete but particularly love Elounda and Anemos Villas. We will write you a great review. You deserve to do well, Part of us wants to keep this special place a secret!! We already have friends at home asking us about our holes and will have no hesitation of recommenipng... Provided we have looked first!!!!
We are planning to hire a boat tomorrow am ...ish and then will be her in the afternoon before our last supper :(( I always luv Hols but are usually ready to go home home when the time comes... Not this year... That says it all!!
Love for the Fentons xx
Dear George and Despina
our sincere thanks again for a wonderful ten days in Villa Meltemi. As always everything was immaculate and the chicken delicious and thank you also for all the other 'treats' during our stay. Tamara always looks after us so well and it is such luxury not to have to make ones bed most mornings, as well as clean the floors and bathrooms! Mark was thrilled with the car too, thank you so much George - excellent air conditioning as well, thank heavens.
We have come back to rain, rain and more rain at the moment!! As I mentioned to you Despina we are moving in three weeks time now, I will send you a change of address card when I get them printed, we are still waiting to sign the first document in the purchasing process and then will go on to completion on the 1 August.
Our thanks again and if not this year (because of the move - although I will definitely need a break!!) we will see you again next year.
Very best wishes
Mark and Kim
“Manna from heaven”
If you want to do nothing in beautiful surroundings with a to die-for view in a luxurious, supremely well-equipped villa then Meltemi villa is for you. The villa had every amenity we could ask for and more, the sun terrace is idealic, the hire car was suitable and the location great.
Can't wait to go back!!
“fab villa fab views fab holiday”
We were a party of 6 ladies, who have visited elounda several times , we opted for the villa as we like freedom to eat out and come and go as we pleased. My sister booked it (good choice) as usual. We found the villa lovely with georgeous views over the bay, you could sit here all day and watch over the sun rise and fall. Despina appeared with goodies that we all loved, she was very entertaining with her stories. The villa had everything you could have wanted . It would be helpful to have brochures of things to do and takeaway menus if you need to stay in and chill. The villa is only 5 mins from elounda by taxi so is very handy. We hired cars to come and go, there is an Lidl supermarket about 10mins away so you can stock up on wine and fresh fruit. All in ala a lovely peaceful holiday in a lovely setting, ps a hot tub overlooking the bay would be really special.
We just wanted to email you to say thank you for all your help.
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in your lovely villa!
And please pass our thanks on to Despina for the amazing meal and Cretan treats - and for making us feel so welcome!
We wish you both the best for a lovely summer.
Kate and Luke
Dear George & Despina
We will be leaving shortly & will leave the key under the mat.
The villa and hospality have been first class. We couldn't have come to a nicer villa and Despina was so kind.
We have had a wonderful time and look forward to returning.
When you have the 2015 prices available let me know.
Thank you again for helping make the the perfect week.
Hello George and Despina,
Now we are back in England I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful welcome we received from you at Meltemi Villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Crete although it's been a shock coming back to frost and very much lower temperatures! We hope you are still enjoying sunshine and thank you again for providing such wonderful accommodation. We feel we certainly struck lucky with our choice.
With kind regards,
Clive and Janet Middlebrook
Hi George and Despina,
We just wanted to thank you for a lovely holiday in August. The villa is delightful, the view is stunning and the hospitality is second to none. The lemon chicken dinner awaiting our arrival was delicious. We hope we will be able to visit again one day.
The Park family, Nottingham
Dear George and Despina,
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the amazing holiday that we had at your villas in August. We miss the villa very much and want to come back soon. Thank you to Despina for looking after us so well, we all miss her!
I promised Despina and Joanna I would let you have my contact details as I work at London South Bank University and I have done for 15 years. If you ever need my help and need something doing for Joanna, please do contact me.
I shall be sending over home baked treats to Joanna when she gets back to London!
Hello George & Despina! We've had the pleasure of meeting Despina and already enjoying the Villa. The hospitality is truly remarkable and the villa is simply amazing. If possible, we would like to extend our stay here for another 2 nights. Please let us know if this can be arranged. Thank you.
Dear George and Despina,
Thank you so much for yet another amazing stay in Villa Meltemi - we had such a wonderful time and all the amazing food Despina dropped off for us. I have to mention the morning we were leaving - the most delicious nibbles were dropped off by Despina, just what we needed before we left for the airport, thank you. It is just such luxury waking up each morning seeing that the pool has been 'refreshed' , tables and chairs made tidy and then later on the beds made, towels replaced - your staff are just amazing. I couldnt believe it when a baking tin was dropped off to me in order for me to make a rather large spinach and chicken greek pie arrived at the door - how many people renting villas get that sort of service!? As always the ease of picking up our car and dropping off makes all the difference to a holiday and knowing that you are always there for us if we have any problems - needless to say so far, five years on we have not had any problems but I know you helped neighbours last year who had a medical problem. We totally recommend Anemos Villas to anyone who, if prepared to drive into Elounda/Agios, although of course, one can try and catch the bus, will benefit from such an amazing experience!! The real joy is the villas are above Mirabello Bay with a lovely breeze so sitting outside in the sun makes all the difference throughout the day and into the evening - there are large areas on the top floor to have drinks and relax even in the evening.
Our thanks again to you both and we just cant wait for our return to your relaxing villa if not this year definitaly next.
We love you all and thank you again.
Malcolm, Jane and Kim and Mark
Somerset and London!
Dear George and Despina,
Hello George & Despina! I’m sorry it has taken me this long to write but I wanted to thank your for a great holiday in Villa Notos in June. We had a wonderful time and we really appreciated all the extra efforts you went to which made the holiday extra special. The welcoming meal was delicious and all the other treats that Despina kindly brought round were lovely. We also really appreciated the extra toys for our boys to play with – they were delighted with them, particularly the pool rhino!
The villa is gorgeous and your hospitality was wonderful. Thank you again, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you (I actually already have) and hope to come back myself soon.
Clare, Rob, Ollie & funny Sam!
Dear George and Despina,
I just want to thank you both for our stay last week.
I'm sorry we didn't meet you George, but your lovely wife made up for that !!!
Thank you, Despina, for all the gorgeous food you left us - nearly lasted us the whole week.
Hope you found the car OK at the Airport and hope to see you - both - at some time in the future.
Very best wishes,
Maggie and Rob Cottrell
Hello George & Despina,
Just a quick email to say how much we all enjoyed staying at your beautiful villas in September, and to thank particularly you Despina for your great hospitality;
we especially enjoyed the delicious meal you prepared for us and all the sweets you brought to us on different occasions.
Hope your daughter has settled well at her College in the UK.
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your villa these last two weeks and your hospitality.
Despina could you give me the recipe for your beautiful milk pudding !!
Thank you agaIn
Terry & Gail bayis
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday in Meltemi.
We had a great time and much appreciated all you did for us while we were there.
We were very impressed with Elounda and how friendly everyone was.
We spent a lot of time by the pool soaking in all the views and even got up early to watch the sunrise a couple of times.
Despoina was amazing very helpful and we loved all the treats she brought us.
Thank you once more ,and hopefully we will return one day soon.
Enjoy naming day today
"Elounda's best kept secret"
George and Despina were extremely hospitable and accommodating.
For starters, they arranged to have our rental car delivered to the airport for us at 1:30 am and provided a guide for us back to the villa.
Despina and her daughter Ioannis greeted us with a delicious welcome meal. On several occasions she titillated our palates with local baked items.
She is also a plethora of information as far as where to go, what to do and must hit restaurants.
The villa was ideal for families. We all enjoyed swimming and relaxing poolside, as well as dining al fresco. A visit to the Six Senses Spa is a must!
We had a mishap and had to go to the ER. Despina and Ioannis met us at the hospital to translate and provide assistance.
They went above and beyond to ensure that we had a good time. We look forward to returning and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
Joleen Mantas USA
"Fantastic week at Villa Notos"
We stayed for one week at the end of June in Villa Notos and had a fantastic time.
George and his wife Despina were very welcoming and incredibly helpful recommending restaurants, beaches and places to visit, nothing was too much trouble.
We were met at the airport and then upon arrival at the villa we were greeted with a lovely home made meal, wine and water which was just what we needed after our journey.
The villa itself was perfect with everything you needed and amazing views.
Elounda is a great place to stay with plenty of tavernas and nearby things to do.
We will definitely be recommending to our friends and hope to visit again soon.
Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
Stunning is just one of many words I would describe of this villa.
Everything was 1st Class, from the wonderful welcome meal (Chicken, Greek salad, pitta, tzatziki, wine, water and freshly picked nectarines), the stunning views, the beautiful, modern and spotlessly clean accommodation and the wonderful Despina, who made us feel so welcome and was always happy to give recommendations of local tavernas etc.
We will definitely be back next year, possibly taking over the 3 villas! We could not fault this villa 10/10.
Kerry, Kevin & Hannah, Hertfordshire.
We have recently returned from Villa Meltemi (owned by George Aretakis - www.eloundavillascrete.com) - our third visit.
The villa was yet again perfect, clean, fresh, wonderful pool overlooking the Mirabello Bay - you cant wish for more.
A car is needed but we are more than happy to drive backwards and forwards to this 'haven'.
The villa is cleaned every day by a lovely lady, pool cleaned and there are many treats popped into the villa by George's beautiful wife - Despina.
This part of Crete is so beautiful and the people on Crete are so incredibly friendly and helpful we just cant wait to return.
Chatham24 - London, United Kingdom
Dear George and Despina,
Thank you again for a wonderful time in Villa Meltemi - we are definitely coming back next year. My cousin and her husband were so happy with everything and we hope you can offer us a week in June next year.
George - Mark and I are looking into another holiday in September and hoping that James can join us - could you let me know any dates that Meltemi might me free between 14 - 30 September.
Sadly our airlines seem to be very greedy at the moment but I would consider Aegean via Athens (I was on their first flight from the UK to Athens many moons ago with the shower of water over the plane and they are just magic).
In the meantime if you need any help/advice with regard to your daughter coming to London we will always be here for her and have many Greek friends in London with children within our universities.
Our love and thanks to you both - tell Despina I can not beat her stuffed vegetables and her moussaka was just magic!!!
Best wishes to you and your family.
I just wanted to write to let you know what a wonderful time we had staying at Villa Notos.
The booking process was so straight forward and you were so helpful throughout, especially the package of information on the area that you had send just after booking.
Arrival could not have been easier, we met Mike easily at the airport and followed him back to the Villa in the hire car. On arrival we were blown away by the amazing view and the sheer luxury of the villa. The pictures you sent had not done it justice! We could not fault the villa, everything we needed was available for our party of 4 adults and one child… in fact it was difficult for us to go out and explore as we loved hanging out at the villa so much!
The delicious welcome meal and daily treats delivered by Despoina were much appreciated, as was both the local information you provided in advance and Despoinas advice once we were there.
We look forward to visiting again sometime.
Dear George and Despina,
I wanted to write on behalf of my friends and I who had the pleasure of staying in your Villas leading up to our friends wedding at the beginning of June 2012.
You and Despina have created the most beautiful and welcoming homes and it would have been impossible not to have a great time while staying there.
Your co-operation leading up to the holiday was so gratefully received and your hospitality during our stay was very touching.
We couldn't have asked or found a more idyllic or relaxing setting if we tried.
We will never ever forget the beautiful panoramic view from the gardens, the sunsets, the welcome dinner when we arrived and those delicious greek treats that Despina used to bring us throughout the week.
We will be back, no doubt about it, see we'll be in touch soon!
Hello Georges/ Despoina
We would like to thank you again for this nice stay and your kindness during those 9 days.
We have enjoyed our stay very much and will definitly recommend your nice villa.
Also thanks for the little present, it will remind us of you and Crete.
see attached a few pictures
Francis, Benedicte, Simon, Ian and Matthias
Apologies again for disturbing you on a weekend.
We have managed to connect to the Internet, thanks for your assistance, We also want to let you know that we LOVE it here: the villa is gorgeous, we love the decoration style and all the colours - very stylish. The bed is very comfortable, a big plus!
Your wife is the most charming and generous hostess, we are very grateful for all the assistance. The lemon chicken and the milk pie are to die for, just spectacular!
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that everything is fine and that we are very happy to be here
Thanks for all your help,
Maja and Cam Bannenberg
we're back in Manchester with 16 Cο and rain!
Many thanks to you, Despoina and all your staff who made our holiday really enjoyable and relaxing. The villa and service was excellent.
Simon, Karen, Jack and Phoebe
Dear George and Despina,
Apologies for not writing sooner - we have been so busy since our trip to Crete!
I wanted to write to say Thank you for such a wonderful holiday. The villa was great, the views spectacular and your hospitality and advice made all the difference.
From the moment we arrived everything was so smooth - from the car at the airport to the delicious dinner on arrival at the villa. You made us all feel so welcome. The children had a great time and the restaurants you suggested were some of the best food we've had in Crete - so thank you once again.
We hope to be back sometime soon in the future.
Lizzie and Chris Westlake
Dear George and Despina,
A huge thank you for all your help in rescueing us the week before last. It was such a relief to find ourselves back in Villa Meltemi after our somewhat disastrous arrival elsewhere. Thank you both for all your help and patience and your daughter also, please tell her we loved the Meze restaurant in Agios, the food was amazing - even had a bite of celebrity viewing among us!!! Despina the chicken dish you popped into the oven was delicious, and at such short notice, well there was no notice was there!!!? as were the other treats you dropped off for us. We had a good journey back and arrived on time back to London and then had to wait an hour for our luggage!!! oh to be back in Crete in your amazing villa. So now my project is to get some people together to enjoy the experience with us next year, unless we are able to come back later this year. I am popping over to Rhodes next week to stay with friends and I know I will look down on Crete, if we fly over, with a longing to return. Anyone who reads this review would be mad not to book their holiday with George. Also a thank you for another relaxing afternoon down at Sixth Senses along with the 20% discount just added a new dimension to the holiday.
With our thanks and very best wishes
The Anderson Family, London
We had a lovely holiday and the villa was great.
We all loved the treats your wife and daughter turned up with and they made us feel very welcome.
Q.P.R foodball player
We want to thank you and Despina about your hospitality during our holiday in Crete.
Will be back in the villa again...
Päivi, Kirsti and Leif
We stayed in this villa at the end of September 2009.
We travelled through Plora Travel (George Aretakis - owner of company and villas with his beautiful wife Despina). www.eloudavillascrete.com
We were met at the airport and taken to our hire car and then followed him all the way to the villa (good hours drive but well worth it!!) - wonderful service!
On arrival we walked into the entrance to be greeted by the smell of lemon chicken wafting through the kitchen, we were really hungry and this was great to find, along with wine and various other bits in the fridge. We unpacked and settled in and Despina arrived with maps and full of fantastic local knowledge, restaurant ideas, where to go etc - her cousin has a gt taverna on the sea overlooking Spinalonga and the food was to a good standard and lovely waiters.
The villa itself was absolutely perfect for myself and my husband and 20 year old son. We slept upstairs with large bedroom, ensuite shower room and HUGE balcony overlooking the sea. Our son slept in an equally nice double room downstairs with full windows onto the terrace with chairs and table resting by the sky blue swimming pool (complete with shower) - his bathroom was great as well. They provided lovely fluffy white towels, gowns, pool towels, delicious soaps, shower jell etc (Korres - one of my favourite brands!!).
The outside of the villa was for this villa (grass areas with the other 2 villas) was around the pool area with a covered area with tables and chairs and BBQ.
Fatima, the maid, came every day to clean and did a superb job and she came in with various Greek delicacies as the week progressed and was always happy and smiling and very helpful (even with my minimal knowledge of Greek!!).
So, yes - I would absolutely recommend this villa or one of the two either side, which looked equally as inviting. You do need a car. We ventured to Plaka and Elounda for meals out, Agios for more action!! oh! and for self catering their is a Lidl in Agios, which saved us a lot of money on supermarket shopping.
After some more adventures this year we hope to return there one day.
CHATHMAN FAMILY - LONDON
Could you please thank your wife for the terrific traditional greek pie! We loved it!!
Kind regards, Femke
Ps. the massage and the spa was great. Thank you for the information.
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Hi George & Debie
Many thanks for yours high level hospitality! House and housekeeping was top quality!
Terveisin Markku Kumpeli
Back home now in grey and cloudy England! Just wanted to let you know that we all had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Crete. Thanks so much also to Despoina for her fantastic hospitality. It was lovely to meet her. We are definitely planning a return trip and just need to establish the school term times for next year.
Hope the tanker driver strike is over by now.....
Very best wishes to you both
Dear George and Despina,
We just wanted to write and tell you how much we loved staying in your beautiful villa. We have rented villas in the USA and Europe. This, because of many factors, was one of the finest we have stayed in. The hospitality we were shown was wonderful and the bay of Mirabello just took our breath away. Despina was the most wonderful host and cook and really helped to make our holiday.
Especially with her helpful information, ideas and breakfast treats. So thank you for your wonderful Greek hospitality. We hope to return very soon.
Sending kind regards to you and your family.
Fiona and Neil Thompson
Your Villa is absolute fantastic and we enjoy our holidays very much. As we would like to go to the Spa this afternoon, what do we have to tell the people at the reception? Please tell your wife all recommendations for food have been excellent.
Rastal GmbH & Co. KG Rastal-Str.1 56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen
Good Afternoon George
Well I have been at my desk for a few days now and I can definitely say I miss Crete already. Our stay in the Meltami was one of the best times we have had in Crete in many many years. We will return next year.
Please would you thank Despina for all the delicious food she kept bringing to us in the villa it was greatly appreciated.
Again many thanks
“Beautiful villa, with very friendly host”
We stayed at Villa Avra for a week in June, and loved it - the villa itself is really pretty with a lovely garden and pool, and great views. With the added bonus of regular deliveries of food from Despina, the villa owner!
It's about 20 minutes walk from Elounda village, so best to have a car, although taxis are pretty easy.
London, England, United Kingdom
“Still cant keep away”
We returned again this year in June for 10 nights and everything was the same, welcoming meal, villa immaculate and Tamara to greet us.
As soon as we return home I start to plan when our next visit will be - there are so many beautiful places to visit during the early summer months but for us it feels like a second home and we relax as soon as the car slips down the driveway, we just cant keep away.
I would still recommend Villa Meltemi very strongly, the other two villas are equally as beautiful and well situated and accommodate higher numbers.
Our thanks to George and Despina and the wonderful Tamara for all hard work to keep everything immaculate for us with minimal disruption, nothing is too much trouble. Of course a mention for the gentleman who cleans the pool each morning as well.
We found the friendliness in Elounda, despite their worries, was as genuine as always and we had some delicious meals as well as buying meat from the butcher (he does fantastic lamp chops for BBQ and also sells English bacon and sausages - the last two not for us but good to know they are available). The Friday market is a must for anyone who enjoys cooking on holiday and you can buy the most delicious feta from a van there, it is gorgeous. Fresh and plump vegetables, best juicy oranges for squeezing for breakfast and much more.
English newspapers are now available from the shop on the corner nearest to the beach. I still buy and exchange all my reading from the English book shop, they will even order anything special one would like to read on arrival if given a few weeks notice.
We would recommend the villas and the area to anyone looking for peace and tranquility with many optional fun experiences.
London, United Kingdom
We actually visited in June but I am a little late with my review! This was our second visit to Anemos Villas and if anything it was better than the first visit! The villas are immaculately clean and very well decorated with everything you need for your staff. George and Despina are the most perfect hosts as the owners and nothing is too much trouble to them. The maid comes in daily to clean inside and out and the man comes to check on the pool. If you are visiting Elounda look no further that Anemos Villas. The first year we stayed in Meltemi which was ideal for my husband and I (and you could take a small family), but this year we "upgraded" and stayed in Notos (which is a larger villa with spectacular views) because we had our very "grown up children" with us! Can't wait to go back again next year.
Crewe, United Kingdom
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