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Villa Helidona - Luxury Villa With Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Villa Helidona in Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

The name Episkopi dates back to the second Byzantine period on Crete. During this time the bishop seat of the coastal village Hersonissos was moved further inland. Episkopi means bishop seat. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. Nearest airport Heraklion - 20 minutes by car to villa. Episkopi lies 18 km to the southeast of Heraklion. Nearest beach Amnissos-Karteros 10 minutes by car from villa. For your food shopping you will find a baker, pastry shop, butcher, supermarkets and green grocer. There is also a barber shop, post office, bank (ATM), chemist/pharmacy, medical centre, card phone, 2 taxis, bus service to/from Heraklion 3x daily, gas/petrol and a police station.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Greek

6 Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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5

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: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach Amnissos-Karteros 10 minutes by car from villa.

Travel:

Nearest airport Heraklion - 20 minutes by car to villa. Episkopi lies 18 km to the south-east of Heraklion.

Further Details:

For your food shopping you will find a baker, pastry shop, butcher, supermarkets and green grocer.

There is also a barber shop, post office, bank (ATM), chemist/pharmacy, medical centre, card phone, 2 taxis, bus service to/from Heraklion 3x daily, gas/petrol and a police station.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April-May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
July-August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,704
for 7 nights
£1,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£586
for 7 nights
From
£84
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

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.

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

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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid Service twice a week New towels and bed linens

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