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Ambiance leaves the rest behind
In the beautiful village of Pigi, very close to Rethymno, Aria Villas, overlook the cretan country side and offer easy access to the closest sandy beaches, which are just 8 minutes away. In this magical environment, Aria Villas offer you hospitality and high standard services to make your stay, one to remember. Aria Villas were created in harmony with the island’s natural environment, as well as offering all contemporary facilities and modern design. Aria Villas welcome you in Crete and invite you to discover it!
Shopping before your arrival
You can take advantage of our “Pre-Arrival Shopping List” opportunity and request essential items and you will find your order in the villa at your arrival day. This will enable you to enjoy your first day without worrying about shopping or dinner reservations!
Days Before arrival
Meet & greet service
Finally! The so longed day has arrived. You’ve just landed in Crete and heading to your dream Villa Rental! It’s time to relax, swim, dine, shop, explore. At your arrival, your host will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you, show you around and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the local area. A representative of Think Villa may also stop by the Villa after a few days to check on you and offer a small gift! :-)
Welcome to your Villa! Please do not hesitate to help yourself to some complimentary drinks and snacks, provided curtesy of the owner, which typically contain a bottle of local wine, fruit, traditional cretan treats, sweets and some essentials for the first days of your stay!
Quality housekeeping services of the highest standards are provided to all our Villas. We will make sure that the Villa will be in immaculate condition at your arrival and for stays of 7 nights housekeeping is provided once during your stay. For longer-stay reservations, this service is provided every 3-4 days. The final cleaning of the Villa after your departure, is also included in the accommodation cost.
Towel & linen change
Bathroom towels, bed linen and covers are provided at your Villa! When you've had a trying day exploring bits and squares, there's nothing quite so restorative as slipping into a freshly made bed. Sinking into crisp sheets and soft pillows soothes the spirit and encourages a restful night's sleep. Sparkling clean and fluffed-up towels are also a small luxury you should treat yourselves to, during your holiday! For stays of 7 nights bed linen and towel change is provided once during your stay. For longer-stay reservations, this service is provided every 3-4 days. Pool towels are also provided in your Villa for your outmost comfort and convenience! Please feel free to take these towels to the beach as well, if you wish.
Proper pool maintenance is really important and can do more than just prolong your fun in the sun and that’s why we keep your pool's water sparkling clean, always inviting, refreshing and ready for use every day. Enjoy the revitalising feeling of your private pool with your loved ones and leave the rest to us!
Groundskeeping is really important for us, as having a healthy, clean and attractive terrace and surrounding area will give you the best possible finish after a long day. Furthermore, freshly cut and well maintained lawn covered areas are ideal for your kids to play and a well kept garden is unique for relaxation moments!
We can also assist you in getting items for your toddler while you are on vacation. Items include but are not limited to: Baby cot, high chair and upon request we can provide anything else you may need! Just ask us!
Concierge service, dinner & suggestions in local area
What’s the toughest decision you need to make? It’s which fabulous restaurant to dine at each evening. Should you make it an early evening or dance on the tabletops into the wee hours? How to choose? Not to worry, we know the restaurants intimately and dine there often. Our team is ready to guide you to the best spot depending on your desires and cravings and, of course, they will make each and every reservation for you.
Shopping before your arrival
Days Before arrival
Transfer from and to the airport or the port
On request we can book your transfer from the airport to the villa and vice versa, by taxi or mini van in case your group consists of more than 4 people. Travel at the comfort of your own private car and relax after your flight!
Days Before arrival
Whether you are staying in a villa in the country side or closer to the city, a car rental is a necessity, since public transportation is available only in some villages but not well organised. Taxi service is available only on call, so driving around gives you the freedom to do what you want when you want to do it, as the island is quite big (the biggest in Grece). Your rental car allows you to explore the many beautiful beaches (all are public), discover breathtaking vistas and places of natural beauty, as well as visit the nearby picturesque villages and dine at small traditional tavernas. Upon exiting the baggage area, you will see our associate with a welcoming smile holding a sign with your name on it and the car will be at the airport ready for pickup upon your arrival. The employee will escort you to the rental area, help you with your luggage, set your GPS and take care of the whole process!
Hop on the bike and start exploring! Either you are a sports fun and you wish to exercise during your holidays or you are just curious to wander around the area surrounding your Villa, bike rental can be arranged and bikes can be delivered at your Villa! Just ask us!
Private boat / yacht rental & daily trips
The options here are numerous and include everything from crewed yachts and sailing boats, fishing and snorkelling excursions, sunset cruises, a daily trip to Santorini island, a visit to Spinaloga island, trips to remote beaches such as Balos and Gramvousa…private or public, day long or just for a few hours, we can provide the best option for your needs! Make the most of enjoying the fabulous blue, clear crystal waters of the Aegean and Libyan sea and world famous sandy beaches!
Professional chef in the villa
Private dinner in your villa, prepared and served by professional chefs can be arranged. You will choose the menu of your preference and on your scheduled cook day, chef will grocery shop and arrive at your Villa with all the fresh, hand-selected ingredients, to prepare your wonderful meal! Eating well never tasted this good!
Delivery of traditional Cretan food
In case you are looking to taste the traditional flavours of the Mediterranean cuisine, cooked from local restaurants, that can also be arranged and have a meal delivered at your Villa!
Doctor on call
In the odd case, you feel seek or nauseous, have a sun burn or a sunstroke, experience a bee or jelly fish bite, for small or more concerns simply contact us and we will help you contact a doctor, who will make a visit to your Villa to examine you and provide guidance. Should you require further medical attention, we will arrange an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital or health center.
For the duration of your stay or for special occasions, our Concierge Team can assist you in booking a babysitter for your children.
Daily housekeeping & towel / linen changes
Daily housekeeping and change of bed linen and towels can be arranged upon request!
Daily excursions arrangements
You are thinking about. a Jeep Safari, a Hiking trip or a daily trip to Samaria Gorge? A daily excursion to Elafonisi or Falasarna beaches? Our team can help you arrange and book various tours for you whether by sea or by land!
Cooking lessons, visits to wineries and wine tastings, visitation to olive oil press, lessons of traditional dances, are all available. Have fun while exploring the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine and local customs! Our concierge team will organise any kind of experience in which you want to participate.
Sports, recreation & leisure
Water sports & water parks, scuba diving, horse riding, tennis, golf, snorkelling, fishing…you name it and we will arrange it for you! The magnificent coastline, beaches and landscapes of Crete are ideal for all these kinds of activities and provide an excellent opportunity for family bonding experiences!
Your holiday is a time to relax and unwind, and what better way to do that than with our selection of bespoke ThinkVilla wellness experiences? Reach a state of true inner peace and absolute serenity that will have you returning from your villa holiday in Crete feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. Our wellness holiday experiences include a Massage Therapies, Body Treatments, bow tech and more, all designed to soothe the body and soul and our team is always ready on hand to customise your wellness holiday activity to suit the needs or ability of you or your group. A trained expert will arrive direct to your door, at your villa, ready to make you feel vibrant and special!
Beauty treatments & hair styling
Getting ready for a special night out or attending an event? You can rely on our experienced therapists to arrive at your Villa and to help you to unwind . In their expert hands you will be able to ease into your holiday feeling vibrant and healthy. Treatments that can be arranged include facials, manicures, pedicures, make up services and hair dresser! Indulge to these small treats and spoil yourself!
Fitness & personal trainer
Just because you are on holidays, this doesn’t mean that you should forget about your good habits and stop exercising! Especially, when it’s really simple for us to arrange for a personal trainer to come to your Villa! Please contact us in order to find an instructor that will cover your needs!
Yoga / Pilates sessions
In addition, yoga and pilates classes can be arranged with a professional instructor at the beautiful outdoor facilities of your Villa! Keep in touch with your body and retain your balance!
Special moments & parties
Are you planning to pop the question? Celebrating an anniversary? Having a renewal of vows? Organising a birthday party? Or just want to have a party with your friends? Whatever it is, just thin about how would you like to mark your special day! We can make all arrangements, from birthday cakes, flower delivery, have a DJ come to your Villa, arrange a romantic private dinner and more! Just let us know what you have in mind!
Wedding bells have been really chiming on Crete due to the dramatic relaxation of the scenery, the endless sandy beaches, enchanting old churches and warm summer weather… If Crete is dreamy enough for the most romantic and sophisticated wedding you have in mind, or special enough for a gathering honouring milestone anniversaries, we can get you in touch with a professional wedding planner who will help you arrange all the details of your special day in a lovely beach location or a villa overlooking the sea!
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