Perfection in Crete. Living the dream! I can’t say enough about our wonderful stay at Villa Koukouvayia!! Everything was perfection. The house was spotless, and our hosts, Heidi and Richard, were incredibly thoughtful and attentive about even the smallest details. When you rent a home for 2 months (like we did in Crete), even a minor, unsavory surprise with your rental can ruin your trip, but everything here was even better than it looks in the pictures. It was such a relief to arrive and find everything better than we expected. Additionally, my background is in microbiology, and I have very high standards for the homes we rent. We have rented all over the world and Villa Koukouvayia is now by far our favorite vacation home rental. There are spectacular views from all seven terraces. It is the ultimate retreat. We were able to have the slow, lazy days by the pool or at a local beach, fabulous dining experiences, and amazing outdoor adventures. Both my husband and I worked part of the time we were in Crete, and the internet was very good. We could not have been more delighted with our stay and our time in Crete. The home had plenty of space for our family. The villa has both great gathering areas and plenty of room to spread out for privacy or for working. Richard and Heidi are ideal hosts. They provided invaluable advice that enhanced our trip in a hundred different ways. We are fortunate to have rented their home and now to be their friends. This was literally a dream vacation.