Guestbook - Samonas Traditional Houses in Chania, Crete, Greece
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  • The Ultimate Week Vacation

    A week in February was definitely off season, as we had Samonas to ourselves. The views from the top floor were amazing, roast chicken on the outdoor BBQ pit was delicious, and the hikes around Crete were gorgeous (and not crowded). We loved coming back to our suite in the evening, to have supper in our cozy suite with an evening fire. Constantinos was an amazing host- surpased our expectations with the most incredible breakfast (You MUST include at least 1 breakfast in your stay-otherwise you have cheated yourselves of the tastest local fare!!). We arrived late in the evening in the dark, Constantinos greeted us with wine and small bites so that we did not have to leave to find dinner. Throughout the week he surprised us with little treats- avacados or oranges left at our door. Constantinos we admire your hard work to restore this beautiful location-THANK YOU.

    jUDY AND mIKE BC - Canada
  • Wonderful stay

    Thanks to you both for such a wonderful stay. The views spectacular, the villa just beautiful and the breakfast incredible, what more could we have wanted? We appreciate all the use of local products too.

    Thanks again.

    Nicolas & Loretta

  • Amazing breakfast and smiles


  • Zucchero Fornaciari Adelmo


    To Constantinos, con affetto a le sue ospitalite!!

    Thank you for your hospitality, beauty and soul.

    With love.

    Zucchero e Francesca.

  • Calm and relaxing


    Dear Konstantinos

    Thank you for a calm and relaxing week at your beautiful villas. We enjoyed the breathtaking views, gorgeous breakfasts, watching the little kittens and the private tour to the cave and the old olive tree. It’s been a great holidays and we’d love to come back.

    Sarah, Bianca, Christian, Hannab

    Friedberg / Bavaria / Germany

  • Most wonderful holiday

    Thank you so much for the most wonderful holiday surrounded by the beautiful nature of Crete and your amazing hospitality. Great memorable time for us and the children. We will be back soon!

    Tasos , Maria, Georgio, Christiane

  • Delicious breakfast


    Thank you for the delicious breakfast.

    Lucile, Adrian

  • The best of our wedding trip.


    Thank you so much for your magnificent building. It was the best time of our “wedding trip” in Crete.

    We will make lots of advertising for you in France and are very curious to come again in a few years to see your complete settlement!

    Thanks again

    Catherine + Reraud

  • See you again soon.


  • Amazing time


    Thank you very much for your hospitality, kind service and looking after us!

    We had an amazing time and hope to be back!

  • It’s really a nice place


    Thank you very much for everything! We had a very nice stay at Samonas. It’s really a nice place where we wish to come back some day. Our little boy really enjoy the swimming pool.


    Sven, Laureen and Eloman…

  • We will come back soon.


    We will come back soon.

    Family from Belarus, Minsk

  • We have reasons to come back


    This was a great experience, a lovely place, a perfect service, a fantastic breakfast!

    We have reasons to come back… Thanks.


  • A superb place to get engaged


    Such a sophisticated place in a beautiful setting.

    A great place to hich back and relax…  And also a superb place to get engaged (which we did)

    All the best

    Elizabeth &  Sinole

  • Like paradise



    Here is like paradise!! I’d like to stay permanent.


  • A wonderful place to stay


    Konstantinos, thank you for a wonderful place to stay. It was lovely here.  I bought this wine on Santorini and then realised I can’t fly with it. Please enjoy!


  • We enjoy every part of it


    Dear K.

    thanks for the lovely stay. We enjoyed every part of it, including your hospitality and fantastic breakfast!

    Nael, Mirre, Zahia

  • Pleasant, hospitable stay.


  • Absolutely perfect


    A wonderful, relaxing experience. Absolutely perfect!

    Hope to see you again.

    Daug + Rosemarie


  • Congratulation


    With a lot of big thank you and  congratulations. See you later I hope.

  • Great time.



    Do not want to go!

    See you again I hope. Thank you for a great time.

    Liz + Jan

  • Like princesses


    Thank you for everything.

    We felt like princesses. It’s normal in the house of an imperator!

    We bought some mizythra and we couldn’t finish it and don’t dare to carry it: we left it in the fridge. Thank you also for the beautiful music.

    Say thank you to Nico for the wonderful coffee.


  • So quiet and fine.



    Thank you, our holidays in Crete where so quiet and fine, in large part due to the Samonas.

    Each evening we find tranquility for the night. Each morning we have so surprising and good breakfast.

    You are, Katherina and you, charming persons and quite nice. Yesterday we try to see you before going to the so good taverna of the village. After, we are surprise to see your packet.

    Thank you!

    Nadia, Yoam, Eric and Mateo

  • Home away from home


    Konstantinos, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. A very lovely “home away from home”. We’re impressed by your various talents and will definitely recommend Samonas to others.

    Katerine thank you for your clean up efforts and the cake in the morning.

    Sue + Chris

  • Like a dream


    wow. This villa is like a dream come true for our whole family. Every detail is thought out to make our stay unbelievable. The bikes and pool were so fun and everything is very well kept. Thank you Konstantinos for  your hospitality. Our stay was amazing and we hope to return someday!


    The Staroselsky’s

    Colorado, USA

  • We hope to come back


  • A lovely fantastic place.


    A lovely fantastic place.

    We had a great stay, great raki, food and interesting conversation.

    Many thanks

    Mark &  Maria

    Queenstown – New Zealand

  • Great rooms

    It was one of the most beautiful weekends we spent in our lives. Kostas thank you for everything. The rooms are great and the weather is snowy. Thanks.

    Nikos and Ioanna

    and the little Rulitsa ….


  • The best place to relax

    Blue Sea, Fresh  Air, High Mountains, Many little ExOs, Wonderful Nature, ThAnk you, KonStantinos!

    is the best place to relax!!!

    Susie & Klaus


  • Doesn’t get better.

    It really doesn’t;t get better than this! Enjoy every minute.



  • Congratulation.

    As  sudden was our decision to pass here the weekend, so unexpectedly beneficial and pleasant was our stay.

    I will not just say thanks, but congratulations on your interest in deeper things than a simple stay of your visitors.

    For all these … thank you and we’ll be back!

    E. Volanakis


  • Tremendously impressed

    Konstantinos, we wish you the success you deserve with your project here in Samonas. Your hospitality has been deeply appreciates and we have been tremendously impressed by your re-creation of traditional craft and style, with modern comforts.

    Many many Thanks.

    John and Veron  Wilson


  • A unique experience

    Konstantinos, we have loved our time here. Your hospitality, the personal touches in the apartment and the seclusion of Samonas, made for a unique + special experience.

    We wish you the success that you deserve and we hope very much to come back.

    Susan + Jonathan



  • So much heart and soul

    Dear Konstantinos

    we have loved staying at Samonas, of all the places in Crete we loved your villa best of all. You have put so much of your heart and soul into this place, with so many extra “touches” of good taste and craftsmanship. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and we hope your business does really well.

    Alice & Dave Bruce


  • Unforgettable experience


  • Magical


  • Thank you for everything


  • Fantastic scenery


  • Everything was perfect


  • We will come back


  • What a find!

    Just wanted to say thanks and what a great place you have here. You’re the perfect host and we will be back next year. What a find!

    R + K


  • We loved Samonas

    Dear Konstantinos, you are the perfect host!

    We loved Samonas – the beauty of the mountains, the sea view, the quiet (and the dogs + goats + chickens too!)

    A very special place – when we return we’ll bring more sunshine! With love and peace.

    Penelope + John Parkin



  • Beautiful villa

    It was only for one night, but it was a fantastic stay and a beautiful villa. Hope to come again!

    M + M + Zoeteke



  • So welcome

    Fantastic accommodation  and a very relaxing holiday.

    Thanks for making us so welcome.

    Best wishes

    Alex + Mike


  • A little chunk of paradise

    Fantastic host, fantastic place, brilliant country.

    Thanks for making our 25th wedding anniversary that little bit more special. Samonas retreat is a little chunk of Paradise.  Thank you.

    Martin + Susanne


  • Cretan hospitality

    Thank you for NOT only allowing us to experience cretan hospitality, but for providing us with a memory we will treasure all our days.

    Thank you

    Savvas + Nilda


  • Perfect for us

    This traditional settlement is just we imagined – perfect for us.

    Thanks for having this wonderful week here. Hope we can come back some day.

    Marita Raimo


  • The perfect place


  • Best place we ever stayed

    Probably the best place we ever stayed… Our room is truly a dream, a paradise on earth.

    We really hope to come back again, maybe for more days. Thanks again to you and to the ladies of the taverna for your kindness.


    Paole e Giorgio Pazano




  • A fantastic 2 weeks

    A truly beautiful place – every detail carefully thought through. We have had a fantastic two weeks – due in large measure to staying here. Thank you!

    Karen + Maurice Wicker


  • A truly lovely place.

    This has been such a wonderful experience. We have felt like guests and friends – not customers.

    Everything here has been created with such skill and sensitivity – a truly lovely place.

    We hope very much to see you again. Best wishes,

    Richard + Brenda  Lauren


  • Stunning views

    Fabulous place, stunning views. Well worth the drive up the mountain (even though you have to drive with your eyes shut at times!!)

    Thanks for making us feel special. See you soon

    Vince + Carolyne


  • Thank you and see you again

    Grazie e arrivederci.

    Real, great, Cretan hospitality. Thank you. Εφχαριστο

    Erica e Silvio



  • Best place on Crete

    Great place. The best on Crete.

    We hope to see it again.

    Thanks for everything!

    Marta  & Agnes


  • The most beautiful holidays


  • Samonas is fabulous

    Konstantinos, thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Samonas retreat is fabulous – we hope to return one day and will certainly recommend to others in England!

    With very best wishes.

    PS: A very special thank you to Elatho too!

    Teresa and Aidan


  • Stunning


    Thank you so much. Very best wishes.

    Teresa + Aiden O’Kelly


  • Loved it

    Loved it.

    Many thanks.

    Liz + Jan Grzywarz


  • Amazing stay


  • Amazing stay


  • Congratulations


  • Thank you


  • Lovely traditional home


  • As I would like to be my home.


  • Lovely home


  • Everything was amazing


  • Everything was wonderful


  • Fantastic job


  • Fantastic and imaginative


  • We will come back


  • Exquisite idea.