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Villa Helidona 5* Luxury Villa Crete - Peaceful Location - Large Pool

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stone built Villa with 3 bedrooms, 1 sleeping gallery, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-8

The right location makes the difference when you rent a vacation villa.Just 20 minutes from Heraklion airport, tucked away on the hillsides of the northern coast of Crete, you will find the village Episkopi. Come step into another world and discover Crete the way it was - the way it is meant to be.

In Episkopi people with great warmth and generosity will welcome you to Crete. Villa Helidona is just the right place to spend a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Your vacation villa is a beautifully renovated 19th century traditional Cretan stone house with a large private pool and garden. Let the atmosphere enchant you. Antique furniture, Cretan traditional furniture, original artwork and hand-woven carpets create a unique environment. This stunning and spacious home provides all the comfort you need for a great vacation.

Pool Area and Garden: Large private pool; the pool area offers complete privacy for sunbathing and swimming. Garden with fruit trees and vegetable garden (all organic); you can help yourself to any ripe fruits or vegetables.

Additional Services: We offer Greek Cooking Lessons, Shiatsu Massage, Ayurveda Massage, Yoga Lessons and guided Nature Tours. Please inquire for costs.

Nearby Amenities: Olive groves and vineyards surround the village. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. Minoan finds from the 2nd millennium B.C. have been discovered around Episkopi. Heraklion Summer Festival: July - September.

Houdetsi Labyrinth Concerts: June - August. During the month of October, we offer a special treat to our clients: Kazani - see how the Cretans brew their Schnapps 'Raki' - this is almost like moon shining!

More Details

Property Manager
Dimitris Roumeliotakis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Greek
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

Why Dimitris Roumeliotakis chose Episkopi

Let the atmosphere enchant you. Swim in your very own large private pool. Indulge into the privacy of the home and the pool area. Relax rest and heal during your stay at this truly peaceful holiday home. All the comfort you need you will find right here in this beautiful and spacious luxury villa in Crete.

Spend quality time with your family or friends... and share precious memories with your loved ones. Isn't it time you take your well-deserved easygoing holiday in a wonderful luxury villa in Crete?... Villa Helidona is just the right place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday retreat.

The villa has been featured in the Travel Section of the following newspapers: Daily Telegraph 2001 - The Times 2001 - Daily Express 2005, 2007 - Sunday Express 2007

What makes this villa unique

The villa's pool size is 13 m x 6 m. The pool’s depth is 1,35m on the shallow end and 2,20 m on the deep end. One of the largest pools you can find in a private villa holiday rental in Crete.

Hours of fun await you. Children just love the pool. It is really beautiful and ideal for lap swimming. You can dive into this pool without any hesitation. Even enjoy swimming in the evening hours for the pool is automatically lit at night.

One of the favorite spots for all guests is the villa's large terrace. The large dining table is just right for poolside breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bamboo garden chairs and table sitting arrangement is a quiet niche in the shade overlooking the beautiful pool. The barbeque is ready for "souvlaki" and lamb chops or whatever you decide to grill.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Episkopi in Nikos Kazantzakis

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Two Bathrooms Main House - right next to the Master Bedroom with bathtub/shower, built-in washbasin with large mirror and WC. West Wing - entrance from inner courtyard with shower, built-in washbasin/mirror, WC, and washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: A large bedroom overlooking the pool/ terrace area. Sleeping Gallery - Main House - A wooden stairs leads up to gallery from the dining room (two lovely twin beds), Two Inter-Connected Bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Secluded Villa Let the atmosphere enchant you. Swim in your very own large private pool. Indulge into the privacy of the home and the pool area. Relax rest and heal during your stay at this truly peaceful holiday home. All the comfort you need you will find right here in this beautiful and spacious luxury villa in Crete. Spend quality time with your family or friends... and share precious memories with your loved ones. Isn't it time you take your well-deserved easygoing holiday in a wonderful luxury villa in Crete.. Villa Helidona is just the right place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday retreat. The villa has been featured in the Travel Section of the following newspapers: Daily Telegraph 2001 - The Times 2001 - Daily Express 2005, 2007 - Sunday Express 2007 Outside: Garden - Orchard Area A few stone steps lead up from the pool area to the garden and orchard. There are different fruit trees; e.g. orange, lemon, pear just to mention a few. You can also pick ripe tomatoes from the small vegetable garden or any ripe fruits on the trees (all organic). From the back of the garden, you overlook the rolling hills of the countryside. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Lasithi mountain range rising up into the sky in a distance. Private Swimming Pool The villa's pool size is 13 m x 6 m. The pool’s depth is 1,35m on the shallow end and 2,20 m on the deep end. One of the largest pools you can find in a private villa holiday rental in Crete.

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A wonderful holiday at Helidona Villa

  • 5 of 5

It is an excellent stay at the Villa Helidona. The villa is very well equipped, spacious, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the clean swimming pool and the surrounding garden. The owner is very friendly and helpful all the time and makes us feel home. The neighbours are very kind. The village, Episkopi, is well centred near the beach and Heraklion city centre. The nearby shops and local traditional restaurants made our live easy.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with huge pool

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently had a week here. The villa has been beautifully restored and has some amazing art work.

The pool is a real feature being 13m X 6m. We enjoyed swimming and chilling around the pool.

The villa was spotlessly clean and well presented.

Dimitris is a charming host and made us feel welcome from the start. There was a welcome pack with essentials like coffee and bread. He also provided a meal on our first night which was delivered to the villa from a local taverna. The food was delicious.

The villa sleeps 8 with a large master bedroom & a mezzanine floor above the dining room with twin beds. There are an additional double and twin beds accessed via the courtyard.

I would definitely recommend staying here. We had a very relaxing holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Welcoming Villa equipped with everything one would need!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples who very much enjoyed our stay in the Villa. Dimitris's instructions as to how to find the vIlla were very good - my husband and I managed it without sat nav at a very late arrival time. The villa is equipped with everything you could need and is very comfortable and spacious with lots of rooms for everyone to spread out. The pool is just beautiful and several of our party braved the slightly cooler weather we experienced to enjoy a few dips. We cannot say enough as to how welcome we were all made by all the local villagers - we enjoyed our coffees in the local cafes and the men embraced the local bar culture with a lovely invitation by one of the older gentleman - all done in sign language as we had limited Greek and he, no English. Buying our leg of lamb to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, in one of the village butchers was made easy when someone rushed out to find a young man who could speak English. Dimitris was on hand if we needed him and supplied us with a very nice local meal on our second night which was a welcome treat. We would love to return and idle away the days enjoying the various courtyards, the pool and the spacious rooms.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback. I am more than happy to read that you fully enjoyed your holidays in Villa Helidona and had a great time in Episkopi village! I look forward to accommodating you again in the near future and offer you once again a memorable holidays’ experience! Best regards, Dimitris
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Vacances de rêve !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé des vacances superbes, en pleine tranquillité ! Il s’agit d’un merveilleux site, idéalement placé, à deux pas d’Héraklion, à deux pas de l’aéroport, à deux pas de belles plages et de toutes les curiosités de l’île ! La Crète est un paradis, où, même au mois d’août on peut se baigner. Et villa Helidona est une merveilleuse villa traditionnelle toute en pierre, parfaitement propre et maintenue, avec un jardin et une piscine qui nous emmènent à des temps lointains de rêve ! On était en pleine intimité et Dimitri, parfaitement discret mais toujours présent chaque fois que nous avions besoin de quelque chose, nous a chaleureusement accueillis et il a tout fait pour que nous ayons des vacances inoubliables !!! Nous y reviendrons Dimitri !!! C’est sûr !!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fofi Thank you very much I wish to see you again Dimitris
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What a fantastic holiday in villa Helidona

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Helidona with our children and we had a faboulous time. We were greeted by Dimitris-owner of the property.He provided us with key to the villa and gave us a little tour of the pool area, private garden and villa before being left to settle in.The villa Hellidona itself was lovely, all stylish fittings, beautiful decor, comfortable sofas , fully equipped kitchen ,free wifi,spacious rooms and fantastic terrace with a view of the private pool.We enjoyed en evening at a tavern just a few steps of the village center.A short drive away and you are in Heraklion where we spent one day visiting the Archaeologic museum and the Knossos palace.There is so much more we could say.This was our second visit on Crete and we loved every minute of it. Alena

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alena Thanks so much for your review.Thanks for your attention in villa It is very helpful for me. I hope to see you and your family in my house sometimes again. All the best, Dimitris
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Beautiful villa for location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed Staying in this villa for our location. We went with our 2 daughters who spent hours in the large swimming pool. It was relaxing, in the middle of an authentik village , thanks so much Dimitris for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. It is very helpful for me. I hope to see you and your friends in my house sometimes again. All the best, Dimitris
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport.
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Heraklion port.
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
The Crete Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Ε75
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Traditional Restaurant in a walking distance
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Amnissos sandy beach.
Car: recommended

Olive groves and vineyards surround the village. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. Minoan finds from the 2nd millennium B.C. have been discovered around Episkopi.

Heraklion Summer Festival: July - September.

Houdetsi Labyrinth Concerts: June - August.

During the month of October, we offer a special treat to our clients: Kazani - see how the Cretans brew their Schnapps 'Raki' - this is almost like moon shining!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Episkopi, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
April-May 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£744
£3,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
£4,307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
July-August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 7 nights
£1,675
£7,178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
£4,307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£744
£3,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£744
£3,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 24.0%

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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