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IRIDA VILLA, Luxury With Private Heated Pool, Incredible View, Next to the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Greece, Heraklion, Hersonissos , Private Heated Pool, next to the sea

Private luxury Villa in quiet location, big private and heated pool (against extra charge) with Jacuzzi corner, BBQ area with dining table, big sun terrace and garden

Irida Villa with private heated pool in Hersonissos, Crete.

Built in 2013 with particular attention to detail, villa IRIDA is a luxurious villa of 160m2 with a beautiful view of the sea that will offer memorable moments for up to 8 quests all the year round.

Spacious Interiors

Brand new, the villa consists of 2 floors. On the ground floor there is the living room where you can relax next to the fire place or enjoy your movie on the 40 inches screen HD flat TV. There is also an open plan fully equipped kitchen and a dining table for you to prepare and taste the best Greek recipes.

Stairs lead to the first floor where there are 3 light and spacious bedrooms overlooking the sea. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower. The second room also has a king size bed and an en suite terrace whilst the third room has 2 single beds and a balcony. The lavish decoration of the rooms combined with the finest linen offer a total sense of relaxation and tranquility.

External Spaces

Access to the villa is through a private entrance. In the 1500 m2 of land, and is surrounded by a beautiful blooming garden with multicolor flowers and a children’s playground. The centerpiece of the exterior is the private swimming pool and a terrace that is furnished with seating and sun loungers. The view of the blue Aegean Sea from this area is quite spectacular, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade, dining or holding a party.

IRIDA villa promises nothing other than a pleasant and comfortable stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Mihalis & Irini Lasithiotakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Mihalis & Irini Lasithiotakis

My name is Mihalis and together with my wife Irini we are owners of Irida villa. I was born in Heraklion, Crete and all my life I'm living in this wonderful place. I have very big and friendly greek family.

I'm working with tourist more than 20 years in jewelry shop in Hersonissos.

I was built my property in 2013 with much attention to detail and design, and care a lot my villa.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hersonissos in Heraklion Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Single bed may be joined together as a double bed
    3rd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • At the 2nd and 3rd bedroom, extra singles bed may be fitted.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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IRIDA VILLA, Luxury With Private Heated Pool, Incredible View, Next to the sea
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect place for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe how truly amazing our stay at this house was. We had a last minute change of houses, and owners was so accommodating and helpful in transferring us and helping us to get settled. The pictures of the house truly do not do it justice. The views are beyond stunning and the outside space is so beautiful and serene, we never wanted to leave the house because it was so relaxing to be there. We will miss our morning breakfasts out on the terrace overlooking the sea, and of course the amazing pool that was heated for us till 30 degrees(it was one of reason to chose this villa because of small kids). The house is a very clean and really perfect for using. Kitchen it was favorite place for my wife. It's have everything as in our home and even when we didn't know where we can find some devices for cooking Irina always came in 10 minutes and help us with any issues. Irina is the perfect host. She is welcoming available and accommodating. Everything is easy and works out perfectly with her. During our holiday she was eight months pregnant with another child of 1.5 years, but despite this she was reacts really quickly to our requests. Since we rested in November it was already the end of the season and most of the places were closed, Irina has made a great program for us, where we can get all necessary goods for children and wich places we could visit that time.I recommend staying with her for anyone.

Do not hesitate in booking this house, we made so many unforgettable memories with our family here!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slightly disappointing

  • 3 of 5

We have only given this villa a 3 star rating for various reasons. First of all the villa itself is clean with ample crockery/utensils. It is decorated to a high standard with quality fixtures and fittings. Large BBQ area and nice shady seating area. We have 3 negative comments.

1. Most afternoons /evenings we experienced very loud music reverberating from the apartment complex/hotels that surround the villa. Hardly peaceful.

2. The villa pool lights did not work making the pool area very dark. The owners were informed but it was not rectified until quite late into our holiday.

3. At the level of rental price paid we did expect a welcome pack & toiletries to be provided. In comparison to our previous weeks rental villa in Chania which provided a welcome pack,fruit, biscuits, raki & toiletries for less rental price, This villa was sadly lacking and poor value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer time at Irida Villa

  • 5 of 5

Irida Villa is the perfect place where to spend the summer vacation.

It's in a fantastic place, whit a beautiful view on the bay.

Irida villa is very clean and luxury with all comfort.

The hospitality of Mihalis and his wife was very warm. They are the perfect owners of a such amazing properties.

We are planning to spend more vacations there.


  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maurizio, thank you very much for your kind words. It was pleasure for us to meet you and to have you as a guests in our villa. And of course will be happy to see you again in Crete. Mihalis and Irini
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

This Villa was an absolute dream of a place.

gorgeous style and beautiful decor.

the villa was very clean, and had all the amenities available.

it was spacious, luxurious and had a great heated pool along with a brilliant BBQ area which for me being a South African was the best feature!!

they have a brilliant and professional masseuse who comes to the villa on request and we had the best back massage ever! she brought along a variety of essential Oil blends for sale for all types of problems for which i bought one for my back as i suffer from lower back pain and it did wonders!

I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great relaxing holiday.

I thank the owners Michael and Irine for being wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Cette année nous avons choisi la Crète pour nos vacances. Nous avons décidé de rester à la Villa Irida, parce qu'elle était assez grande pour toute la famille (mon mari, mes parents, mes deux petits enfants et moi). Nous avons trouvé cette location à très bon prix.

Elle n'était pas loin non plus du village principal d’ Hersonissos.La villa Irida se trouve au coeur de la montagne crétoise à côté du joli village traditionnel de Koutouloufari.

Quand nous sommes arrivés nous avons eu un accueil très chaleureux par les propriétaires Michael et Irini qui nous ont dit de les contacter pour tout ce dont nous pourrions avoir besoin.

Nous avons eu la véritable surprise de voir que la villa était encore plus belle et plus grande que sur les photos. Nous avons trouvé un barbecue dans le jardin privé ce qui a ravit mon mari grand amateur de barbecue !

Le Villa étais très propre et avec toutes les commodités.

Tous les soirs, pendant que mon mari nous faisait un délicieux BBQ, mes parents appréciaient la piscine chauffée (ma mère ayant de l'arthrite). Les enfants s'amusaient aussi à jouer sur la pelouse de la villa

Pendant la journée nous avons visité les endroits qu’Irini, notre guide improvisée, nous a recommandés.

La villa a également un catalogue avec différents massages et soins du visage que nous avons testés au bord de la piscine. Ces massages ont été faits par un thérapeute qualifié et très sympa, parlant français ! Il nous a donné un vaste choix d'huiles essentielles. Quel bonheur pour les vacances !

Malheureusement, le 3ième jour, ma mère se sentait un peu malade à cause du soleil et nous avons appelé Irini pour nous indiquer le centre médical. Vraiment, je ne peux pas y croire : elle nous a amené chez le médecin.

Quelle hospitalité crétoise !

Nous avons eu nos meilleures vacances grâce à Irini et Michael !

Vraiment une adresse à recommander sans hésitation !

We will be back...😊.

Angeline Benoit

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Отличный отпуск на средиземном море!!!

  • 5 of 5

Мы отдыхали на Крите в мае 2016 года . Наш выбор пал на Ириду виллу так как были все удобства для отдыха с ребёнком и что ещё не мало важно это наличие услуги подогрева бассейна .

Забронировав эту виллу мы связались с владельцем Михалисом и были приятно уделены так как его супруга Ирина говорит на русском языке. С этого момента Ирина сделала наш отпуск максимально комфортным. Нас встретил трансфер в аэропорту, который она же организовала , предоставила нам все необходимое для нашего 10-ти месячного ребёнка , даже написала списки магазинов где покупать продукты питания для нашего малыша. Любая наша просьба выполнялась в кратчайшие сроки. Мы очень благодарны за столь теплый приём и мгновенную реакцию на все наши просьбы это была колоссальная помощь, а особенно учитывая то, что Ирине нужно было заботиться о своём 3-х месячном малыше.

Что касается виллы то можем сказать, что дом ещё лучше чем на фото. Он намного больше и очень чистый, что для нас было важно. Так же владельцы построили огромную обеденную зону с барбекю, где мы проводили все наши вечера, это был для нас так же приятный сюрприз так как на момент нашего бронирования у них не было фото с барбекю зоной.

Мы наслаждались тишиной и покоем находясь на вилле , это был просто Рай после шумного города.

Мы обязательно вернёмся в это место ещё раз как только запланируем наш отпуск в Грецию.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Heraklion Port
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Cretan Golf Club
Car: not necessary

IRIDA villa

is located on the outskirts of the famous tourist resort of Hersonissos in the north of Crete. Bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea, Hersonissos is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbor.

The lonely planet travel guide writes:

“Crete is more like a small country than any another Greek island. It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably it’s most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo; from old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus…

Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. Spectacular mountain ranges dotted with caves are sliced by dramatic gorges that spill out to sea. The rugged interior is interspersed with vast plateaus and fertile plains. The east boasts Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach and the south coast has some of the most stunning beaches and isolated coves…

An abundance of fresh produce and the distinct Cretan cuisine – renowned for its life-prolonging qualities – adds an interesting culinary dimension.”

Once you arrive in Hersonissos, villa IRIDA will become your home away from home. Whether it’s for a week or a month, you can’t help but become immersed in the local culture, history and enjoy the warm, welcoming hospitality of the local Greek people.

Stay at IRIDA VILLA and immerse yourself in the captivating charm of the island…

Relax on the sandy beaches (http://www.hersonissos.gr/en/hersonisos/beach/beach-at-xersonissos.html) that are heavenly for children and sunbathers, and swim in the blue Aegean sea.

Enjoy the unique sunset at the port of Hersonissos.

Revel in the vivid nightlife of Hersonissos in the cafes, bars, traditional taverns, discos and night clubs, most of them located just a few meters far from the beach.

Walk to the three traditional villages Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos, next to the villa and feel the unique atmosphere. In their picturesque streets you can buy your souvenirs, drink your coffee and try the best Greek dishes. In Piscopiano, you will also find the Agricultural Folk Museum. (http://www.webcrete.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=54:museums&id=1501:agricultural-folk&Itemid=53)

Visit the Aquaworld Aquarium (http://www.aquaworld-crete.com/indexen.html) , to see the local sea life and reptiles from everywhere.

Visit Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (http://www.lychnostatis.gr/index.php?page=home&hl=en_US) where you will find an Ethnographic Collection, with a presentation of Cretan traditional life.

Practice your skills at the Crete Golf Club (http://www.crete-golf.com/)

Get wet and discover the water attractions in the acquaplus water park (http://www.acquaplus.gr/index.php)

Spend a day at the famous seaside fun park Star Beach Water Park (http://www.star-beach.gr/index.php) , the kingdom of fun and entertainment. There you will find water sports, bungy jumping, spa centre, children activities, bars and restaurants, and many more. The entrance to the park is free.

Visit the Minoan Palace of Malia, the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete. (http://www.ancient-greece.org/archaeology/malia.html)

Within one hour travelling time by car, are the following well known attractions:

Visit Knossos (http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2369) , the famous Minoan palace in Heraklion (http://www.heraklion.gr/en) , and the archeological museum.(http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=3327)

Visit Ideon Adron Cave (http://www.explorecrete.com/archaeology/ideon-andron-cave.html), the greatest cave sanctuaries in Crete and Zeus’ birthplace

Explore the Mediterranean Sea life in Cretaquarium. (http://www.cretaquarium.gr/indexen.php )

Feel the hippy era in Matala (http://www.visitmatala.com/aboutmatala.php?lang=en ), a safe natural harbor in the south of crete with many caves where the laid-back lifestyle of the hippies of the 60’s and 70′s lives on

Visit the city of Agios Nikolaos (http://www.agiosnikolaos.gr/) and walk around the beautiful lake.

Next to Agios Nikolaos is Elounda (http://www.explorecrete.com/crete-east/elounda.html) , a resort with the picturesque village of Plaka (http://www.east-crete.com/plaka.htm) and the island of Spinalonga (http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/crete/spinalonga) . The famous novelist Victoria Hislop refers to this historic island that used to be a leper colony in her best seller “The Island” (http://www.victoriahislop.com/the-island/)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Hersonissos, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November-December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
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for 2 nights
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1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
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26 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 5 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
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6 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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