If you are looking for a truly amazing adventure with your other half and children, surrounded by a beautiful paradisaical environment, this is for you. The villa itself is lovely, furnished in traditional fashion. It has all the facilities you would require, coffee machine, strong shower, dishwasher, washing machine , BBQ and solar heating (which means you have hot water throughout). We went with our 2 girls, age 8 &12. They were enchanted by the gardens that were abundant with we have to say the most beautiful plants/ vegetation we've ever seen in a garden. There were palm, olive, fig ,lemon, orange & grapefruit trees to name but a few, and the flowers were sublime, nothing like we've seen in Enland. The garden was big and full of character, with fairytale like hidden spots, for the kids (and us!) to retreat to. The pool was a very good size, and Yannis the owner would come and clean it every day. Yannis was superb and we truly felt secure knowing he was just a phone call away. Villa Elisa is secure and safe and the gardens are big but a good size to know your children are safe. You will need a car to pop to surrounding areas such as Panormo where we bought our food and beaches. There's also a supermarket down the road (10/15 minute drive) that's great with everything you need, with a cafe/ bakery next door that sells extremely good cakes, biscuits & bread. If you want to venture out, we recommend a car.Crete is mountainous so our advise would be to bring a SatNav and keep to the main roads. We drove around Crete and came back to our gorgeous Villa Elisa often enjoying our BBQ food! The meat, vegetables & fruit in the area is incomparable to food in England, so we relished every moment. There was so much to do, we had to cherry a few visits including Palace of Knossos, Rethymnon, Sfendoni Cave, Panormo (excellent taverna called Porto Parasiris), Agia Galini, Matala, Kourlalioticko Canyon to name just a few- We also took a boat to Santorini Island. We liaised with Kostas & Sophia @ eTouri who were really efficient and helpful, and provided us with excellent service and quick communication flow. We truly had an adventure in Crete and embraced the Cretan people and environment. We felt that Villa Elisa was our home and sanctuary, and when the time came, we didn't want to leave.