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

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Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Mihalis & Irini Lasithiotakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
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23 March, 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.

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


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: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eine Woche im Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Wir reisen gerne und sind schon viel rum gekommen, wichtig war uns ein Haus in dem man gerne wohnt und ungestört sich erholen kann, Vorliebe mit privatem Pool und genau das haben wir mit der Villa gefunden. Man kann sagen, es war eine Woche im Paradies. Es fehlte an gar nichts. Die Einrichtung ist so schön dass ich am liebsten dort bleiben wollte. Super! Empfangen wurden wir ganz herzlich, typisch griechisch eben. Die Inhaber dieser Villa gaben uns sofort ein Gefühl von Geborgenheit und Wohl sein. Der Inhaber Mihalis (bzw. dessen Ehefrau Irini) hat uns stets herzlich unterstützt und war immer erreichbar, wenn wir eine Frage hatten. Der nächste Urlaub ist gebucht, wir sind stolz diese Familie kennen gelernt zu haben. Es stimmte einfach Alles, die Besitzer haben sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Wir sind dankbar für die tolle Zeit, bis nächstes Jahr.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our absolutely perfect Greek holidays!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Irida villa in July 2016. It was really fantastic holidays special for my kids. The villa is very clean, comfortable and luxurious looked really even better than in photos. Villa located close to nice traditional village Kutulufari with a good restourants, small shops and friendly people. We completely fell in love with this place.

Also I would like to thank owner Mihalis and Irini. They was really the best hosts. They are very friendly and helpfull of any of our wishes. Even at night when my child was sick they found for us doctor and bring him in the villa.

This holidays we will keep in our hearts for many years. And the first place where we would be back will be this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Star, superb

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful villa for two weeks over the Easter holidays. The photos do not do it justice, it is very beautifully finished ,lovely view , the pool was heated which was essential at this time of year. The owner was 100 % attentive even though he had his first baby during our stay, nothing was too much trouble. We very rarely travel to the same place twice but we are strongly thinking of coming back. The town was only just beginning to wake from the winter but that suited us and we loved the three villages that are on the hillside as your turn left out of the drive. Thanks Mikalis, we have fallen in love with your house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé 15 j dans cette merveilleuse maison et absolument tout "tait parfait.

les photos ne reflètent que partiellement la vérité , la maison est bien plus belle .

la localisation est superbe , le niveau de prestations (équipements ) est de très haut de gamme et je peux que remercier encore et encore les propriétaires pour leur gentillesse leur disponibilité.

en tout point parfait

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolument fabuleux. Villa tres propre et tres luxueuse , idealement situee au calme mais non loin du centre ville. Cette villa est tres confortable pour 6 personnes et les propriétaires sont des gens adorables , tres serviables , disponibles et sympathiques. Grace à eux vous vous sentirez rapidement comme à la maison.

Nous avons adoré notre séjour et recommendons vivement la villa pour de bonnes vacances en Crête

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion Port at 26 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cretan Golf Club at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres 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 and Availability

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March 2017
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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July- August 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Ensuite bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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