- Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Terra Minoika is as close to paradise as I have ever come. The villas are as comfortable as they are beautiful, and Stella is an extraordinarily thoughtful host providing the best advice on hiking and day trips as well as delightful breakfasts to be enjoyed in one's own perfectly appointed dining area or on one's very private patio overlooking the Aegean. She and her husband (a remarkable sculpture) have transformed the place into a work of art. And it is nestled at the foot of the Gorge of the Dead which ends at the ruins of a Minoan palace on the edge of the sea. This was my second visit, and I hope to be back in a year or two for an even longer stay.