"In June 2008 my fiance Zeljka and I, with 6 of our friends (3 couples) stayed in Anagnostis house for one week. Two weeks would have been better, as there are many things to see in western Crete. As only great, old houses can be, it seems as part of surroundings nature. From the road it can hardly be seen, giving the great sense of privacy and tranquility. Sents of nature are beautiful, so far me one of the most memorable things was me driving alone to the bakery in a near village while everybody were sleeping. that few minutes drives on curvy road trough olive tree's fields with open window and radion paying mellow greek morning tunes I still reminisce.
The car is essential not for the village but for other site's in Western Crete worth visiting. The village is nice, but the greatest thing in it is George's taverna in the centre. It's a place to have a drink, chill out in the shade and of course to eat.
The food is great, excellent, cheap-usual meal with local wine costs around 10.- Euro per person and even if you pay more for a few dishes, it's great value for money.
The owners of the house, Esther and Dimitrios are warm, nice people, always on hand (actualy living near Chania). as we come from touristic country we can say thet they are not usual renters. The house has emotional value for them. They are educated people who speak English excelent. For us they did fantastic things - arrange traditional wedding in a local orthodox church in a few days time. It was something special.
Trying not to be patetic, we did holiday of our life."

Stevo Vojnovic

"We have really enjoyed spending a week here in this amazing house, villa Asteri, on an island full of rich culture, warmth and good food. The way you have treated us has been exeptional, the delicious olives, the box with treats, the fruits and last but not least your tips on what to see and where to eat during our stay. The walk trough the Samaria gorge was something we will never forget! Thank you for making our family vacation perfect."

Family Jan Petter Opedal


"Excellent stay at Villa Asteri: My family and our friends (4 adults 2 children) stayed at Villa Asteri (ground floor apartment) one week in the middle of May 2009. This was a fanstastic stay. The villa was perfect for us with two children of three years old; they loved the pool. We were lucky as the upper apartment was empty so we could have the whole yard and pool area for our selves. The Villa was in excellent standard, and we were pleased to see that the pictures didn’t lie. Kalamaki was just the perfect little village with some nice restaurants and bars and a good beach (sun chairs free of charge if you bought something from the beach bar). Esther was the perfect host and especially when giving us tips of trips – especially the mountain village restaurant she recommended (Picasa) was wonderful. We would definitely recommend a stay at Villa Asteri and we hope we could come back some day."

Ulrika with family from Sweden


"We came to Chania October 8th 2008 and was welcomed by you personally, late in the evening. All sixteen of us instandly fell for you, your smile, and the good service you provided and continued to provide during our stay. Not to mention the luxurious apartments and beautiful estate, villa Asteri. We have been able to really relax here with 7 children from 8 month to 11 years because it was so suitable for children here. A special thanks to you personally from Lennart and Ellinor who got married here October 16th 2008. You have been very helpful both in the months prior to our arrival and at the wedding ceremony at the majors office you had a beautiful translation. We will not hesitate to recommend villa Asteri to other familys. It has been great using both floors and spending time together here in Crete. Thanks from Norway."

Mr. Lennart Simonsen from Norway