Together with our four children we stayed for 11 days at Villa Thymari. It is a beautiful house with everything you may need. The pool is great too. Thiseas, the owner is very friendly and gave good advice. There was a cleaning team who came twice to clean the house, more or less after every four days. Which is very good, obviously.
The house itself was perfect but the location is very good too. The south coast of Crete is wild, rugged and unspoiled. No package tourism, but instead small hotels, guest houses, taverns and truly stunning surroundings. From Lefkogia you can make easy day trips to archealogical sites such as Phaestos, Gortyna or Knossos. We hiked the Imbros Gorge, we went to Rethymnon (30 min's drive). But really close by (5-10 min's) there are beautiful beaches such as Preveli (palm beach) and Ammoudi. With help from the guys from Dive2gether in Plakias we spent a day snorkeling at Skinaria beach, also just 5 min's from our villa. Recommended eating: try Iliomanolis in Kanevos, Stelios in Lefkogia, or a bit higher priced the tavern at the Venetian bridge on the road to Preveli. Overall: a very nice vacation for all of us, with a perfect home base: the Villa Thymari. Thanks Thiseas for your hospitality. Roelof, Bianca, Nathalie, Juliette, Sebastian and Lars.