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Villa Orianna with Private Pool + Jacuzzi with Fantastic Sea and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Orianna in Milatos, Lassithi, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Peaceful Location, Set In Its Own Grounds Overlooking The Harbor And Bay of Milatos

Villa Orianna has been built to the highest specification with no expense spared. On the ground floor the open plan Kitchen and Lounge have patio doors that fully open out to a further covered terrace overlooking the pool and sea. The 3 Bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms are all on the ground floor. Stairs leading to 1st floor mezzine, offering further dining areas, internet access with more terraces and spectacular views. Many of the outside areas offer BBQ and alfresco dining. If you would like to experience a little bit of heaven, stay at Villa Orianna (Golden Dawn) where you can watch the Sunrise & Sunset from around the pool. Easy access airport 40 minutes. Beach and tavernas 5 minutes. Agios Nickolas 25 minutes. Malia 15 minutes. Elounda 35 minutes. Sisi is only 10 minutes away. It is part of our service to meet you at the airport and show you the way to Villa Orianna, this should make your journey a little more relaxing. Government Licence (E.T.O number) MHTE 1040K10003038801

Terry Lacey
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Terry Lacey

Terry & Joanne Lacey. Why did we chose Crete? 300+ days of sunshine! Crete is the biggest of the Greek Islands, so plenty of places to see and things to do, or just chill out around the pool.

Terry Lacey purchased this villa in 2007

Why Terry Lacey chose Agios Nikolaos Municipality

A beautiful location with stunning views. Villa was built to our design.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow ! it’s the sort of place that a film star would live. Stuart & Margaret UK

It was great accommodation with fantastic views, the food, raki and hospitality at the tavernas was superb. Hope to get back again for this summer. Steve & Pam USA.

A special villa in a special place. We have had an extra special holiday. Thank you, it has been wonderful. Lesley, Pete and family

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We all have had a great time in Crete, and thanks for letting us share this lovely village. Pete, Sandy & Kids

Many thanks for your kind hospitality. We enjoyed your villa very much. Crete is beautiful. Helen & David P.

Had a lovely relaxing week in your wonderful villa. The views are fantastic Great hospitality and good food at 'No Stress' . 'The Well' was also very good and we enjoyed our meal and evening there. Mike & Cora

We have been coming to Crete for 27 years, this time, it's the best place we've ever been Gilles & Betty (France)
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower, wash basin and wc. Luxury bathroom with bath, shower, vanity unit and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) + first floor mezzine Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, outside terrace overlooking pool, with sea view. Bedroom 2 with double bed, outside terrace overlooking pool, with sea view Bedroom 3 with twin beds with double aspect.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have air-conditioning and a fan (for those who prefer a fan). Children need to be supervised near the pool and outside areas at all times. Use of the pool, this is for your use only. The electric gate is controlled by a remote control with a colour TV monitor. Hairdryer, computer, DVD's, Cd's, games, books, maps, a welcome starter pack is provided. Outside: Outside fenced and walled garden 6000sq mtrs.with access via an electric gate with video security monitor. Large paved terraces around the house affording several seating areas, overlooking the sea, with outside dining tables and chairs for alfresco dining. Sun loungers with umbrellas and pool beds are provided. Gardens with private pool 5m x 10m plus integrated Jacuzzi, both maintained to a high standard. Outside speakers to enjoy your music! Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board also a range of cleaning utensils. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly, towels and linen together with pool towels are included and changed weekly. Should you require additional cleaning and linen this can be arranged at a small cost. Other: Mezzine 1st floor. Further dining and office area with internet connection, full size table football game. Also access to upper terraces. If the two dining tables are pushed together then up to 12 people can dine.


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Villa Orianna with Private Pool + Jacuzzi with Fantastic Sea and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It is a fantastic villa owned by a fantastic couple Terry and Jo. There is everything you need in there and they even left us a very nice welcome pack. Terry and jo made us feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for us, we very much hope that we could meet up again some time.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa with its own pool and views of the sea beyond

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two weeks in North East Crete at this well appointed villa just up the hill from Milatos for our family holiday. We found a hire car essential to visit more of the surrounding area being an active family. However the villa with its lovely pool had everything we needed when we didn't want to be out and about. We loved using the outside BBQ area for cooking and eating alfresco.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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FABULOUS Villa / Location - Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular location overlooking Milatos bay with great sea views out over the pool. Idyllic little Greek church on hillside in the distance. A proper villa / room with a view !

Villa has plenty of parking, good size pool (nice and clean), pretty little garden with BBQ area. Plenty of nice cool shade on the large terrace with comfy cane / wicker patio set (ideal for dining al fresco) as well as sun loungers around the pool for the sun lovers. The interior is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean, with a large airy open plan main living area leading on to large terrace and pool.

Fully equipped, the villa provided everything we could need with lots of extra touches from the owners Terry and Jo who were discreetly on hand in the village if needed but otherwise we were left to enjoy our stay – which we did. Loved it so much we are looking to go back this summer.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Orianna a couple of times and we had a fabulous time on both occasions. The villa is amazing. The interior decor is very good and makes the house lovely and cool in the hot summer. There is everything you could possibly want and need all supplied from BBQ and loungers to washing machine. Jo and Terry Lacey are lovely people who were so very helpful. They left leaflets and brochures for the local area and were more than happy to answer any other questions we had.

The views from every aspect of the garden and balconies were just to die for. We have some amazing pictures of the sunset from the infinity pool

All in all we had brilliant holidays in Crete and are planning another return trip this year. I can't praise the house, the area, the welcoming locals and the Lacey's enough. Thank you so much for letting us live your lives for just two weeks a year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed this top villa a second time

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the plants surrounding it, the quiet area. Jo and Terry were very friedly and take very good care, the plants are in good shape and the pool water is excellent. The garden has plenty of solar colour leds and looks like a fairy tale in the evenings. Very spacious, and a game room with a nice table football. Music&speakers everywhere. The view is spectacular, the Milatos village visible below (10 min walk down), good sight on gorge and the sea. Nice restaurants at the seafront. Supermarkets are nearby in Sisi and Malia. The baker delivers a bread at the gate in the morning when payed upfront (in Milatos village in the street below "The Well" tavern). Liked walking to Sissi, to the cave and a long walk nearby (around the green area on google maps, via Tsampi and Latsida), and the Lassithi plane was worth a visit, as well as the Dikti mountains just South of it (visited 2 of the 3 peaks). This was our second visit and we hope to re-visit in the future (been to Crete 8 times so far).

Many thanks to Jo&Terry for their hopitality.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
national road
Nearest Restaurant
1200 Metres
Nikos & Elene
Nearest Beach
3000 Metres
Car: recommended


5 minutes by car brings you to the small sandy beach of Milatos and its famous fish tavernas. The large sandy beach at Malia is a 5km drive where all beaches have sun beds/parasols, toilets, showers, first aid, restaurants and bars.


Heraklion airport is about 40 minutes drive from the villa where car hire is available and is recommended.

Your party will be met at the airport by the owner and shown the way to Villa Orianna, this hopefully makes your journey more enjoyable and less stressful.


The villa is situated 5 minutes drive from Milatos fishing village with a harbor, tavernas and small supermarkets. The pretty town of Agios Nickolaos is 20 km away and is a great place to have lunch and visit the market. Elounda and the island of Spinalonga are 45 minutes away. Beach & tavernas 5 minutes

Travel Times - Agios Nickolas 25 minutes. Malia 15 minutes. Elounda 35 minutes. Sisi 10 minutes.

Further Details:

There is a Minoan palace between Sissi and Malia which is still being excavated. The Palace of Knossos 7000-3000 BC is in Heraklion (55 minutes drive). Island of Spinalonga, and Milatos Cave. These are just some of the many historical sites to visit.

Two large water parks are about 30 minutes drive away from the villa.

Go karting is also available about 20 minutes away, Horse riding around 30 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 25 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
26 Jun 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the total price is required to reserve the accommodation and is non refundable. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to the date of arrival. A security/damage deposit of £100 or 150 Euros will be required upon arrival and will be returned at the end of the booking period provided no damage or breakages have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Guests must vacate by 11.30 am and new Guests can only enter after 3pm. This is flexible if no continuation of stay by previous guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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