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Reviews from our Customers

test “Great hosts & beautiful house”
Reviewed October 10, 2011 1person found this review helpful
Thanks Marianna & Nikos for your warm welcome, we felt like being part of your family. Your villa is just amazing, beautiful with all modern equipment, We really enjoy our holidays in Crete, you have been always present & reply to all our questions. It was a real pleasure to eat several times at your taverna where we discover the real traditional cretan food, it was the best place from all the other places we went. The villa is really like the pictures and we haven't been disappointed at all by the villa and the services you provided during our 3 weeks stay. A big THANK YOU for all your hospitality.
Karine, Eric, Massimo, Celia, Anne-Laure, Maxime & Valentine”

test “Feel at home in a superb property away from the crowds in beautiful Crete”
Reviewed August 18, 2011. 1person found this review helpful
We loved the modern design of the house, which is like something that would be featured in Architectural Digest. Superb quality construction and luxurious furnishings, including COCO-MAT linens and furniture. Fully equipped with large and small appliances. Great natural and artificial lighting. Impeccably clean inside and out. The owners live in a nearby village and they also own a restaurant (the "Taverna Androulidakis") which is a 5-minute walk from the villa. They are a local family who work hard cultivating their own fresh produce and livestock to supply the restaurant. They made us feel perfectly at home both in the villa and on Crete. The linens were changed and the villa was cleaned every three days (we stayed for 11 nights). The pool water was sampled daily for testing. The villa is located in a tiny village about a 15-minute drive up the hills from Rethymno. To stock the kitchen there are several options within a 10-minute drive: supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, etc. Meanwhile, the Taverna Androulidakis, which has been there since 1911, serves exquisite Cretan food, with a broad variety of items on their menu including something for all tastes. We dined there several times and were always extremely happy with the quality of the ingredients, the perfect cooking, the friendly service and the reasonable prices. We generally alternated one day just relaxing at the villa and the next day on an excursion (historic sites, beaches, etc.) elsewhere on the island. All in all the trip was unforgettable, in large part thanks to the quality of the villa and the friendliness of the owners.”

Reviewed August 1, 2011
beautifull house, in a beautifull place, with wonderfull people. The hospitality was incredible. thank you very much marianna and all your family, we've got a wonderfull staying. And your food at your taverna was so good and typical. Merci beaucoup.
Karine Pascal Clément.”

test “Amazing house with excellent hosts”
Reviewed July 13, 2011
We have decided to rent this villa because of it's contemporary , minimalistic design - and we were not disappointed. The house is impeccably clean, design very modern, yet comfortable , the pool is great, kitchen fully equipped (Miele throughout), if civilisation contact is needed, broadband, TV is also there. I had some doubts before coming about lack of A/C in this climate, but the house is greatly designed to provide natural cool, so no problem. Hospitality of the owners is difficult to match. I rarely felt as comfortable and welcome in any restaurant as in their tavern in the village (5 minutes walk). They were also helping us in locating places in rethymno and around and when we got into self - inflicted trouble - did not hesitate to come and help at the local police station. The villge is located some 10 kms from the beach, but it does not tae long when you have a car. I am a keen cyclist and profited also from the roads in the vicinity. In about one hour one can reach the southern coast of Crete which is something completely different than sometimes built-up and crowded north.
Come over and check yourself.”

test “Our Crete getaway”
Reviewed May 25, 2011. 1person found this review helpful
The house was absolutely beautiful, with a simple modern design. It was very neat and clean, the house is practically brand new. It has almost everything that you need, washer and dryer, dishwasher fully stocked kitchen, hairdryer, towels etc... The refrigerator and cupboards had some food, cereal, milk, coffee, cookies, butter, cream, sugar, fruits, which was nice. We did not have to run out and go grocery shopping right away. Marianna and Nickos, the owners even had a bottle of homemade wine for us! All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. The bedrooms are all a nice size with a lot of drawer and closet space. There is a big patio off of the master bedroom, from there you have a nice view of the mountains. The outdoor pool is very nice, unfortunately it was a little bit too chilly to use it, although my husband did jump in once! The house and pool were kept clean, and towels and bed sheets were replaced. There is internet access, but no phone. We found a pay phone a bit down the road, but you have to buy a phone card to use the phone and another phone card to make international calls.
Marianna and Nickos are very friendly and they helped us by suggesting where to go. Make sure to rent a car and have a map handy at all times, the house is up into the mountains a little bit and everything is really spread out. There are a lot of things to see on Crete and the sights are all over the island. The house is about a 15 minute drive to the big, busy city of Rethymno.”

Luxury Villa in Rethymno Crete

The Villa Katikia-Gonia is one of the most exclusive villas in Crete, Rethymno. The architectural design, the professional service and its comfort size contribute to a rare blend of hospitality service in an environment of natural beauty and discreet luxury. The Private villa Gonia offers one of the most beautiful vacation home in Crete and may easily compare to other hotels, luxury villas, cottages and holiday home in Crete.

The architectural style, elegant furnishings and modern amenities create a truly enchanting atmosphere, meeting the expectations of the most demanding visitor.


Accommodation in Crete

If you plan to visit Crete for holidays or thinking about staying in Rethymno, then Villa Katikia-Gonia is a good choice. Villa located in Prines-Gonia area in the Village “Gonia” just 8 km from Rethymno surrounded by olive trees and aromatic plants of Cretan Nature.

Enjoy all the benefits of quality Cretan hospitality, along with privacy and discretion offered by the Villa Katikia-Gonia as a holiday experience .

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Customer Testimonials

test “My family and I had a wonderful stay in Crete, Villa-Gonia. Good location just outside the buzz of Rethymno town. The villa is very well designed and nicely furnished. Elegant decoration, a large garden, pool, etc. The most important, the owners. The contribution of Nick & the Mariana was crucial during our stay at Villa.

Also in the Tavern-Gonia we tasted great recipes from the Cretan cuisine. Truly a great holiday experience with memories, because everything was perfect.”

Jonh & Mary