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Villa Helidona

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Villa Helidonia is a converted and updated 19th century house, located in Episkopi: a quiet and peaceful Cretan village, nestling up in the hills, some 20 minutes from Heraklion. The Villa has been tastefully furnished with antiques by its owner Dimitris, who also installed the amazing swimming pool. We spent many happy hours swimming and lounging by the pool, as...

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My previous review tells all you need to know about the Villa, but this year we spent more time in the village and really enjoyed the local Tavernas and the friendliness of the people. Greece is having a hard time at present but the resilience and welcoming attitude of the residents in this village was truly heart warming. Dimitris remains...

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A week at Helidona was not enough. A beautiful place to stay in a proper Cretan village largely away from the tourist bustle, but close enough to visit any. The village is wonderfully friendly with enough in the way of shops, bars and small restaurants within walking distance to meet most peoples everyday need. Only 25 minutes’ drive from a...

Thank Peter T
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Villa helidona is situated near an old church in the middle of the village Episkopi a quiet and authentic place. The villa is a world inside a world. From the moment you enter there is absolute privacy and you feel at home. You can stay for days without feeling the need to go out, there are many "corners" in the...

1Thank Anatlevy
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 October 2012

This villa offers some of the most beautiful architecture, antiques and experiences. The building itself is a real Greek (I should say Cretan) structure. Nothing faux about it. The old stone work, the wooden beams and tile floors combine to make the home an authentic work of art. Living about this structure, your senses are excited by the rare antiques...

1Thank John U
Reviewed 15 October 2012

The villa is delightful and Demitris is a great host . The village isn't the prettiest in Greece but the friendliness and generosity of the locals more than made up for this, harking back to a byegone era. The village has 15 churches ( we found 11) which were very pretty and definately worth exploring The house is very comfortable...

Thank thewarefamily
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We just came back from 2 fantastic weeks at villa helidona in Episkopi. The house is very typical stuck in the small village : you really experience Cretian life. The house is very clean, convenient and we were spoiled by the landlord during our entire stay. The children enjoyed the pool (ans so do we as it was very hot)....

Thank Valerie C
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Wonderful time, and breathtaking views of the mountains. I recommend the short video on "You Tube", it really captures the feel of the property. We'll be back!

Thank Booski155019
Tampa FL
Reviewed 1 July 2011

We chose Villa Helidona because of its location (in the Cretan hills about 20 minutes south of the Heraklion airport and free of tourist distractions) and its Cretan-style construction and intriguing furnishings. We found even more good things about it after we arrived: an immaculate and well-supplied house, a friendly, helpful host, a relaxing patio/pool area with wonderful views of...

2Thank Pippilin
St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2010

If you want to experience day to day life in a Crete village this is the place for you. We spent two weeks at this Villa with another couple and it was just wonderful. The small town of Espiskopi is charming and a very easy drive from the airport. There are Tavernas, a bank machine, butchers, and a grocery store...

3Thank wanderlust012

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Right Location for your Holiday Villa in Crete. Just 20 minutes from Heraklion airport, tucked away on the hillsides of the northern coast of Crete, you will find your beautiful holiday home in Episkopi. Come step into another world and discover Crete the way it was - the way it's meant to be. In Episkopi people with warmth and kindness will welcome you to Crete. Your secret holiday retreat is just minutes from the village square. Hidden behind a wall you will find your luxury holiday villa in Crete. Open the gate and live your holiday in a beautifully restored and furnished 19th century traditional Cretan stone house. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Helidona

Address: Episkopi, Crete 700 08, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Episkopi
Price Range: $113 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“There is no air conditioning, but the fans are really effective in the thick stone building, make sure you use them.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterT148, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I loved the mezzanine with its cool nightly breeze”
  • Pool, patio, and garden area
  • Lower sitting room
  • From courtyard to villa's kitchen
  • View from kitchen to courtyard
  • The villa's quaint kitchen
 of 5 bubbles Pippilin, 30 Jun 2011 | Read review
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