Guests’ Reviews

Blue Horizon Villa & Suites has received many awards but our best and greatest distinction has been our guests’ encouraging reviews!

We are really thankful for that and we will keep doing our best to make our guests feel Blue Horizon like “Their Home in Crete”!

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Gerhart, (DE) May 2021

Traumhafte Villa mit super netten Gastgebern!

Einfach alles!! Sehr sehr nette und überaus freundliche Gastgeber! Die Unterkunft ist einfach nur superschön es passt alles die Gastgeber sind sehr herzlich die Einrichtung sehr hochwertig sauber und mehr als vollständig! Das Bad, die Küche, der Wohn und Schlafraum alles was man benötigt vorhanden und liebevoll! Bei der Ankunft war sogar Brot, Butter, Milch, Marmelade, Honig, Obst, Kaffee, Tee und natürlich Raki vorhanden! Man merkt sofort das hier alles, jedes detail mit liebe gemacht wurde! Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen bestimmt wieder!“

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Jens, (DE) Aug 2021

Perfect view of the Mediterranean, cozy and quiet location with the BEST HOSTS you can think of!

Staying at Blue Horizon was absolutely fantastic! The location overlooks the Mediterranean and you can walk right to the beach. The beach is very cosy and as there are no large properties around, you can comfortably find space. If you snorkel, there is a huge wreck that you can explore (only 60 meters from the shore and in 5-10 meters depth, hence everyone can go see it). The apartment itself was immaculate and very quiet, it was so clean, we felt like we were the first guests. But as if this was not enough yet, the hosts Despina and Konstantinos are the sweetest hosts we have ever met. They provided basic groceries so we could have our first breakfast (incl. the provision of ground coffee beans). It was the best stay of our vacation and we stayed in many 5*-hotels. If we come back to Greece, we will plan the trip on the basis of this place having availabilities. Additionally, they have Kayaks and snorkeling gear available for you to enjoy the sea just in front of the apartment.”

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Raluca, (DE) Sep 2021

We finally found the perfect place!

“I have been booking accommodation on this website for about 14 years and never before had I given a 10. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed in. The apartment was very clean, as if we were the first guests to have booked it. A wonderful lady came to clean it every couple of days so it was always impeccable (Thank you, Anna!) The apartment was wonderfully decorated and well equipped with everything one might need for a short or long stay. There was also a very generous welcoming package with delicious food, fruit and drinks. The bedding was comfortable, it was always very quiet, so we really slept very well. The pool was amazing, always very clean. A guy came every morning to clean it. The garden and the apartments are well designed and maintained, there is privacy for the guests and everyone can enjoy the peace and quiet. A nice beach is just across the street, the center of Sitia is within walking distance so everything is very convenient. The washing machine on the premises was a great advantage. And here we come to the most wonderful thing about this place: the hosts, Despina and Kostas. They are truly amazing people, very friendly, open and generous. Kostas ordered pizza for us upon our arrival as it was late and he imagined we would be hungry. He and Despina were very eager to help and always very attentive to our needs (Kostas even bought a brand new high chair for our baby when he realized we would need one and he gave our son lots of toys to play with at the beach). We really enjoyed their company and so did our kids. Kostas was like a grandfather to them. We loved everything about them! We are sure to come back next year and then every year. We really found our home in Crete. Thank you so much Despina and Kostas!”

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Viktors, (LV) Aug 2021

A perfect stay in excellent accommodation provided by friendly hosts.

“Family 2 adults and 2 kids stayed in Blue Horizon Villa & Suites for 5 nights. We liked everything. Suites are even more fantastic comparing with pictures. Villa is situated in quite place, but in a short walking distance (1 min) to the nearest Sitia beach and restaurants. Kitchen is well equipped, has everything you need for cooking. Apartments are very clean and stylish designed. We used pool when we feel tired after travelling and salt water. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. It was a good surprise for us to have bottle of wine, fruits and some breakfast products in check in. Definitely recommend this place, a small paradise in Crete.”

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Julie, (FR) Aug 2021

Accueil incomparable, localisation parfaite!

Tout est parfait ! L’accueil chaleureux et attentionné de Despina et Kostas est digne d un 5 étoiles. La cuisine « équipée » de fruits, pain, céréales, lait, jus de fruits… et d’une bouteille de vin bio. Les pâtisseries toutes fraîches offertes au départ. La piscine. L agencement de l’appartement, fonctionnel, confortable (literie parfaite), décoré avec goût. Cette maison divisée en 3 appartements parfaitement insonorisés a été réalisée avec amour. Nous avons eu la chance d’être up gradés et avons bénéficié du plus grand appartement sur 3 niveaux (le dernier étant une terrasse solarium). La villa est située à 10 mn à pied de Sitia, en longeant la plage, nul besoin d’utiliser la voiture. Mille mercis ! »

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Simone, (ZH) Jul 2020

Paradiesische Ferien!

Die Unterkunft ist grossartig, blitzsauber, grosszugig, hochwertig in der Ausstattung, der Pool ist toll, die Aussenanlagen sehr gepflegt, Tauchutensilien und Kanus stehen zur Verfügung, Grill und Gartensitzplatz sind vorhanden, bequeme Sonnenliegen und ein traumhafter Blick aufs blaue Meer von mehreren Terassen – einfach herrlich! Die klimatisierten Räume enthalten alles, was es für einen entspannten perfekten Urlaub braucht. Zu Fuss erreicht man das Städtchen mit vielen Tavernen in 10 Minuten am Strand entlang. Direkt nebenan hat es zwei schöne Cafes für Kleinigkeiten zwischendurch oder einen kühlen Drink am Strand. Der Strand verfügt über Liegen und Sonnenschirme. Auch kann man viele tolle Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung machen, wo es kulturell und kulinarisch, sportlich oder in Bezug auf wunderschöne Strände und Buchten Vieles zu entdecken gibt. Rundum ein tolles Domizil für entspannte Kretaferien!“

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William, (GR) Oct 2019

We cannot speak highly enough about blue horizon. A fantastic and memorable stay!

“Our flight to Crete was delayed by a few hours and we arrived at blue horizon at 2am. Kostas was waiting to meet us and the warmth of his welcome picked us right up despite being exhausted. He and his wife, Despina, are the best hosts you could wish for. So warm and generous of spirit. Despina took us to Vai beach 24km away on her way to school (she is a teacher) and picked us up later and gave us a guided tour. Honestly amazing hospitality. The place itself is so well thought out and well equipped. You could lay by the pool all day, go to the beach right next to the villa or wander into town 10 mins away.The fully equipped kitchen has everything you could need and everything is so well cared for. The bed is very comfortable and the shower excellent. We cannot speak highly enough about this place and will be back for sure.”

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Peter, (AU) Jul 2019


“Costa the owner of this property would have to be one of the nicest accommodation hosts we have encountered in our fifteen odd years of travel, nothing is a problem, not that we had any problems. The property is very well built, with a lot of thought gone in the architecture and the construction, no expense spared in the build of the property and nothing left out. The location of the apartment is perfect a small walk from the main town / restaurants etc. The ocean across the road is perfect for a quick swim or lay on the sun beds all day. Being on edge of town we found it very quiet at night which is also a bonus for a good nights sleep. The apartment is very spacious and very comfortable. We found the pool a bonus as well, on the days we didn’t feel like going to the ocean for a swim. Very good value for the money.”

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Christy, (GR) Sep 2018

A home away from home absolutely stunning stay at Blue Horizon!!!

“This place was absolutely spectacular. No detail was left unfinished. Everything from the décor, the property, the luxury fixtures & furnishings, the stunning view, and most importantly our incredible hosts who made us feel like family! They truly lived up to Greek Hospitality! Looking forward to our next visit to Crete to return there. We highly recommend Blue Horizon Villa & Suites to anyone looking for a luxury and exclusive vacation in East Crete and definitely book early to ensure space!”

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Tadeja, (SI) Sep 2018

Blue Horizon is the most comfortable place to stay in Sitia.

“If you like individual treatment this is something for you. The suite is luxurious, the interior and exterior are very carefully chosen, beautiful and practical as well. It is a walking distance from the city center. The suite has a pool and also a beach just across the street. The owners are very pleasant, kind and they do everything possible that the guests have everything they need and enjoy the holidays.”

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Gareth, (GB) Jun 2018

Beautiful apartments in a great location!

“New apartments of the highest standards in a great location. Each apartment beautifully decorated and fitted out with a real eye for detail. The kitchen had a large fridge, a full cooker, microwave and even a fresh coffee machine. On arrival we were provided us with a lovely selection of local products including wine from the local monastery and fresh fruit. They couple that run the apartment are there to help with questions or requests. On the first they noticed my daughters birthday cards and the next day they brought a beautiful cake with her name on it and candles my daughter was thrilled. The outside area has a beautiful garden (see pictures), a great pool and a fantastic outdoor dinning area including a BBQ and pizza oven. There are 3 apartments available 2 ideal for small families (3/4) and 1 for a larger family (4/6). Ideal for a group of families travelling together. The beach is 10 metres from apartments just exit the front gate cross the road and your there. The town of Sitia is a short walk away (5 mins) it has a nice lively atmosphere with a good selection of shops and restaurants. There’s lots of things to do in the area including trips to a selection of beautiful beaches (Vai beach the most famous one in the area), gorge walks and Taplou Monastery. We had a great time in the area and are looking to come back again, soon.”

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Pierfrancesco, (IT) Sep 2018


“Dire tutto FANTASTICO è dire poco. La struttura con standard ELEVATISSIMI a un prezzo ottimo. Lo STAFF eccezionale: abbiamo un bimbo di 1 anno e ci hanno fatto trovare culla nuova e lenzuola SIGILLATE ( a norma, ignifughe ed ipoallergeniche). Addirittura un piccolo regalino al bambino (un cagnolino peluche). La proprietà, inoltre, l’ultima sera, ha organizzato un barbecue per salutarci (noi ed un’altra famiglia)! Roba da non credere, ma è successo davvero. Grazie di cuore al sig. Kostas, alla sua moglie Despina e al figlio Yanis per tutte le attenzioni che ci hanno dedicato. Come sentirsi a casa.”

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Caroline, (GB) Jun 2018

Great Stay!!

We were met as we arrived with welcome pack, and were informed of local attractions restaurants etc. We were there as it was our anniversary and were presented with a cake which was much appreciated. On our departure we had a gift pack given to us with local products. Our hosts were very attentive and were very keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay which we did!”

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Michele, (FR) Oct 2018


« Très belle chambre. Beaucoup de gentilles attentions. Nous avons eu l’impression d’être reçus comme des amis. Allez les voir ils sont exceptionnels! Tout était parfait! »

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Rachael, (GB) Aug 2018

A beautiful place to stay!!

We loved this beautiful Villa which was luxurious but with a lovely homely feel. It really is as wonderful as the pictures. We stayed in the maisonette. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped they really had thought of everything and if they hadn’t thought of it then it appeared within a few hours of you mentioning it! Despina and Kostas were extremely welcoming and helpful with recommendations for restaurants, beaches and helping organize car hire. There is a wonderful outdoor kitchen area where we had a barbeque one evening, charcoal and fire lighters provided by Kostas within a few hours of mentioning using the barbeque😁 The Villa is situated perfectly, only 5-10 minutes walk from the little harbour town of Sitia and literally a stone’s throw from the beach. There is a large choice of restaurants, all thriving and the atmosphere is lovely. This is not a big tourist area. Not once did we get hassled outside a bar or restaurant. There is a good size supermarket 10 minutes walk away called Ariadne which we used a lot as we only hired a car for three days. There was also a large Lidl just on the outskirts of Sitia if you have a car. This is a bit cheaper and has more international brands. We hired a car for a few days which I advise you do if like us you don’t drive from the airport. The scenery around Sitia is very mountainous and dramatic and there are some beautiful beaches to explore. As other guests have mentioned, it is quite a long drive from the airport, just over two hours but don’t let that put you off. As a result Sitia is not a touristy place, we only saw one other English family. We would like to thank Despina and Kostas for making our stay at Blue Horizon so wonderful. The little touches of gifts at the end of our stay and delivery of hot doughnuts and local delicacies during our stay were really appreciated. We would definitely like to visit again sometime.”

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Andra, (CH) Oct 2017


“Most friendly and helpful owners, so lovely and great first impression of the villa. Everything about the Villa was exceptional. It was clean, stylish, well equipped and with excellent facilities. We were also given a coffee pot for our Greek coffee. The beach across the street is also very nice and the Villa is located 10 min walking from the city center of Sitia. I could go on but suffice it to say I was very pleased with my stay, and although short (6 nights) and sweet this time, I hope to be back for a longer visit in the future.”

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Daniel & Yvonne, (CH) Sep 2017

Kleines Paradies

“alles Top, schöne saubere Anlage mit viel Liebe gepflegt, gute ruhige Lage, direkt am Meer, sehr nette Besitzer, alles ist Neu und in Topzustand

es gibt einfach nichts was wir beanstanden könnten”

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Alice (AU) Sep 2017

A magnificent stay in Sitia!

“Blue Horizon was the perfect place to stay to explore eastern Crete. The apartment was beautiful and modern and very well equipped. The location was great, just across the road from the beach and close to all the tavernas. Our hosts were wonderful and so welcoming. We especially loved the bottle of wine from the local monastry that we received on our arrival (and the raki, and the fruit)”

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Gregory, (CH) Aug 2017

Excellent séjour!

“Blue horizon villa your home in Crete” un slogan qui illustre parfaitement notre séjour. Magnifique villa et appartement de standing face à la mer, conçus avec soin, esthétisme et attention aux détails. Tout est très propre et bien pensé. Les hôtes extrêmement chaleureux et généreux dans leurs attentions et leurs conseils ont tout fait pour rendre notre séjour inoubliable. Produits locaux de bienvenue à notre arrivée sur la table. Situation calme aux abords d’une ville (10 min à pieds) où il fait bon se fondre aux milieux des locaux. Plage en accès direct en traversant une petite route. Transat accessibles contre consommation à des prix raisonnables. Plusieurs lieux d’intérêts sont à découvrir dans les environs. La question n’est pas de savoir si l’on reviendra mais quand on reviendra!”

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Agnes, (FR Jun 2017

La perfection!

Cet hébergement est exceptionnel en tous points: qualité des équipements exceptionnelle, rien ne manque La suite est très spacieuse, très bien décorée Les propriétaires sont aux petits soins et très discrets à la fois, il y a des denrées alimentaires lors de notre arrivée. La terrasse très agréable, sans parler des transats et de la piscine, tout est parfait. La mer est juste de l’autre coté de la route avec une très belle plage peu fréquentée. La meilleure adresse en Grèce pour nous qui y allons chaque année établissement à choisir les yeux fermés!

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Pryia (CA) Nov 2023


 We had a wonderful stay at Blue Horizon. Never have we been so warmly welcomed by our hosts. Their hospitality is exceptional. I feels like I’ve known them for years! The property itself is impeccable. We had everything we needed for a perfect holiday. Thank you, Despina and Konstantinos. Until we meet again!”

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 Vladislav (ΙΕ) Oct 2023


  “Super great villa with fantastic owners Konstantinos and Despina who met us in the middle of the night with a freshly made pizza and huge bowl of fruits when we arrived from the airport. That was an amazing surprise for us. Comfort, cleanliness, location – 10/10 and even more. Our stay was luxurious in Blue Horizon Villa with such attentive owners, what else can you ask for? Highly recommended. We would like to come back.”

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 Véronique (FR) Sep 2023


 “A notre arrivée, nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Konstantinos et Despina. De délicieuses attentions nous ont été offertes.. tout pour le petit-déjeuner du lendemain, la corbeille de fruits,la bouteille de rosé, le raki…. Nous avons vraiment apprécié. La suite est magnifique et que dire de la villa… elle a un excellent emplacement. Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour, reposant et relaxant…. Nous aimons beaucoup Sitia avec le port et ses tavernes et surtout la gentillesse des crétois. Merci beaucoup Despina et Konstantinos pour votre accueil, votre sourire, votre gentillesse et votre disponibilité , vous êtes des hôtes formidables .😊 Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.”

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 Denise(GB) Sep 2023

 “A truly outstanding property and highly recommended. Sitia is a hidden gem and I’m sure we will be returning.”

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 Lisa – Maria (DE) Aug 2023

 Raumhaft familiär geführte Unterkunft – ideal für entspannte Tage am Rande der Stadt

 Wir sind als Familie mit 3 kleinen Kindern angereist. Der herzlich familiäre und persönliche Empfang hat unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen. Wir haben einen liebvoll gefüllten Kühlschrank -bereit zum Frühstücken – vorgefunden und einen leckeren leichten Wein am Abend genossen. Die Anlage ist wunderbar gepflegt mit einem herrlichen Pool, nah (durch eine Straße getrennt) am Sandstrand gelegen und ideal, um fußläufig die Stadt Sitia zu erkunden. Despina & Konstantinos haben unsere Wünsche von den Augen abgelesen. Unsere Kinder durften sich Schnorchelausrüstung sowie Kajaks ausleihen und so das Schiffswrack unweit des Strandes erkunden. Wir haben private Liegen zu unserer Ferienwohnung am Gemeinschaftspool bekommen – dies war sehr angenehm. Zur Abreise wurden wir persönlich verabschiedet und freuen uns Despina & Konstantinos vielleicht wiederzusehen.“

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 Dan, (RO) Sep 2022


 “This is your perfect spot to stay during your East Crete (Lasithi – Siteia) vacation. The hosts are very friendly,you feel them like your family. They expected us with the fridge full of a lot of gifts, sweets and fruits. Konstantinos and Despina are doing everything to make you feel loved and welcome. And they do it in the most natural way. As we learned this is the Cretan way of welcoming and making you feel special. The villa has a lot of facilities. Swimming pool, private parking and a beach right in front of the house. 5 minutes walking distance from the city center and tavernas. Pros: View, facilities, lovely owners, private parking, swimming pool, close to everything. The only consolation when you leave is the plan to come back again on the next year!”

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Andreas,(GM) Sep 2022

 Best place to relax and to feel at home!

  “One of the best holidays we have ever had. Konstantinos and Despina made our holiday unforgettable. Our already high expectations, based on the descriptions, were exceeded. It was not just “a rented flat” – it was a holiday with friends. The flat was lovingly furnished to a high standard and really lovingly decorated, the whole complex was designed with a lot of heart. When we arrived, the fridge was filled and everything was prepared for breakfast for the next few days. Thanks also to Anna and Vladimir for room service and maintenance of the outdoor area.”

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 Walid (FR) Aug 2022

 “Emplacement idéale à Sitia Villa, équipements et piscine au top et une plage avec eau cristaline en face de la villa Konstantinos et Despina des hôtes remarquables, gentils et de bon conseil.”

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 Julie, (FR) Aug 2022

 Un paradis à ne pas rater!

 “ Second séjour à Blue Horizo, ce n’est pas par hasard. Des hôtes très accueillants ; une suite parfaitement conçue, décorée et très bien équipée ; terrasse. Tout est prévu pour le breakfast. La piscine, la mer en face. La voiture rangée dans le parking sécurisé, la ville de Sitia est à 10 mn à pied, en longeant le bord de mer. »

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 Yamit, (IL) July 2022

 “The villa is gorgeous. It is beautiful and so clean. The bed is very comfortable, the kitchen is fully supplied. Costas and Despina are super host they came to welcome us on check in and also on check out. We got fresh fruit, jam, honey, bread and raki! It has a beautiful pool area. just across from the gate its the beach. Sitia restaurants and shops are 7 minutes walk. Our stay in Sitia was wonderful don’t miss this villa! We will be back for sure”.

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  Heleen,(NL) June 2022 

 Fantastische accommodatie alles wat je je maar kunt wensen!

 “ In dit appartement heb je alles wat je maar kan wensen: volledig inventaris, superschoon, heel kleinschalig met veel rust, fantastische bedden, geweldige hosts, heerlijk zwembad met genoeg ligstoelen, het strand aan de overkant met verderop een bar om iets te drinken en op loopafstand een leuke boulevard met genoeg winkeltjes en restaurants. Tot onze verrassing waren er fietsen, die we konden gebruiken. Op advies van de hosts vonden we de meest prachtige stranden en dorpjes en bijzondere restaurantjes. Heerlijke vakantie gehad!”