Guestbook 2013

Reproduced below are extracts from The Mill's Guestbook.  If you do not want your comments included below, then please let me know.


We had a lovely rest in your beautiful Olive Mill. We loved the bird and insects and the stray animals. We visited many places but the top three were Chania (at night), the square at Georgioupolis and the local family run Karavitakis Winery, only 10mins walk away, where the wines and cheese were lovely, and the tour very informative.

In terms of beaches we visited Elafonissi, which was very busy, but a beautiful beach and well worth the visit, but it is a long drive from The Mill, and the sea was cold! Balos is also a beautiful beach, but a long hard walk down, and a much harder walk back up.

Lisa, thank you for the Welcome Hamper, and all your local knowledge, and for keeping The Mill clean during our stay.

Our only tips to improve The Mill would be mosquito nets at the windows and plastic cups and tables for use by the pool side, such small things compared to the fabulous time we've had. Thank you for everything!

The Perry Family
June 2013

What beautiful scenery and such a lovely place to stay for two weeks. The Mill is more for people who want to rest and get away from the busy life. There are many interesting places to visit, some a couple of hours drive, and others only a few minutes away. Thank you Lisa for being our personal tour guide! A great holiday, thank you!

The Hassan Party
July 2013

We have enjoyed our stay. The Mill has such wonderful views and so much to offer. Our only comment is the sunbeds around the Pool could do with replacing. Thank you for everything.

The Kellys
July 2013

What wonderful views and surroundings! The pool wasn't cold and the filtration system worked really well, there were hardly any bugs! The two local stray cats we called Swiper (because he would always try and swipe our hands to see if there was any food in them!), and the other pretty cat we called Olivia. We enjoyed our stay very much, thank you.

The Elledge Family
July 2013

What a lovely house with such fantastic views! A superb pool, lovely and clean and a perfect size. Had a couple of lovely day trips to Almyrida, great beach, and we recommend the Erotikrita Taverna. One of our highlights was meeting your neighbour as he was pressing his grapes, we tasted some, delicious! Our only recommendation would be a dishwasher for larger parties of guest?

Thank you for everything.

The Littlechilds and Westows
August 2013

We have spent three glorious weeks at The Old Olive Mill which we have all thoroughly enjoyed. The superb views and its location make this villa the perfect place to unwind and relax. Lovely walks through the surrounding olive groves in the evenings, swimming in the lovely pool and the trips to Falasarna beach will be remembered by us all.

Congratulations to Steve for an imaginative renovation and conversion, and very many thanks to Lisa and Tracy for making our stay so comfortable.

The Pyke Family
August/September 2013

A lovely Villa in a beautiful setting. As always, the locals could not have been more friendly. Karavitakis Winery round the corner is well worth a visit, Nikos is very informative, and the wine is excellent! If you need a taxi, Graham (recommended to us by Tracy ), is great Liverpudlian and has a good local knowledge, is witty and reasonably priced.

Thank you Steve, what a great holiday.

Georgia, Emily and Lesley Burt
September 2013