Meet ZEKE, a beautiful young Cretan Hunting Hound we fostered and then sent on to a new home in Denmark, with the help of the Souda Shelter Project.

We are proud supporters of the Souda Shelter Project.

Please click on the link for more information.

Meet your Hosts!

Hi!  We’re Nancy Reid and Bob McDowell, your hosts at Villa Calista! 

We hope you enjoy your stay at our home in Crete and come to love the island as much as we do.

 We live on the east coast of Canada, but spend most of the winter in our beloved Crete.  We are both avid history buffs (Nancy is a retired Greco-Roman archaeologist), travelers, and animal lovers. 

 We are having the time of our lives exploring all Crete has to offer and as we discover new and intriguing places we’ll share them with you here or on Bob’s blog at

In the spirit of Greek philoxenia, we welcome you to our home!