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“Great location, lovely owners!”
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Comfortable privacy villa,enchanting sea and village view, several terraces, large pool, bbq area.
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Comfortable privacy villa,enchanting sea and village view, several terraces, large pool, bbq area.
villa in Milatos Crete , up to 14 persons !!!!!
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Comfortable privacy villa,enchanting sea and village view, several terraces, large pool, bbq area.
villa in Milatos Crete , up to 14 persons !!!!!
The absolute space comfort, privacy in a large fully equipped villa up to 15 people, incredible view
looking and relaxing
Large swimming pool
Overlooking Milatos from the villa ,unlimited enjoyment of the village and the bay.
Large terraces
Around the pool
relaxation !!
villa Iliothea 3 levels 285 sq.m
accommodation up to 15 plus 2 people, on plot of 2500 sqm.
bbq
Waiting for the sunset
bbq
bbq
'Iliothea' mean 'view in the sun'   !!
Sunset from villa Iliothea
View from above
To the first floor
Traditional decoration
Main Entrance
Dining place
enjoy lunch or dinner
kitchen
Iliothea garden !
Another living room for privacy and comfort
Second kitchen for comfortable accommodation many people
bathroom shower
double bedroom
large bathroom
handmade bath
double bedroom
twin bedroom
bathroom shower
double bedroom
twin bedroom
twin bedroom
bathroom shower
double bedroom
twin bedroom
bathroom with handmade bath
Milatos village from villa Iliothea !!
panorama from the balcony of villa
Milatos  harbor and beach.
nature flowers everywere
Olives and flowers
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8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Milatos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Kerry L
Landrake, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely owners!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a fantastic two week stay in Villa Iliothea in August 2015. It is in a stunning location - the villa sits on the mountain and overlooks Milatos, down to Milatos Beach, the harbour and the sea beyond. Every night, we sat and watched a beautiful sunset.
The accommodation is very spacious and would suit two/three families. There are two self-contained villas. The smaller one has three bedrooms with its own large kitchen and patio with a sea view. The larger villa has three floors. The bottom floor has two bedrooms with a bathroom, small kitchen unit, a sink and a fridge freezer. The middle floor has the large main kitchen, a double bedroom and a large bathroom with a fantastic sunken bath with shower over. On the top floor there is a double room with a balcony, a twin room and a toilet and shower. Note that the bottom and top shower rooms are wet room type showers rather than enclosed showers. There is air-conditioning in the main kitchen area and fans in the bedrooms. There is a nice breeze up the mountain and there are mosquito blinds in the large villa.
The villa is well equipped with crockery, cooking utensils and even herbs and spices. There was plenty of bedding and loads of spare towels for the two weeks. Other essentials such as hand wash and washing detergent were also provided. Villa Iliothea is not a modern villa, it is extremely homely and shows the character of Crete and the owners, with family ornaments decorating it. The outside area is fantastic with a BBQ with spit, a large wood oven, a large table and a sink. The pool is large, very deep and was really warm.
The owners, Rozana and Thanasis, are extremely friendly and did everything they could to make our stay great. They were easily contactable with any issue that occurred and tried to solve any problems as soon as possible. For instance. there are two friendly dogs who ‘guard’ the villas who did bark at night which disturbed us so they took the noisiest one away. Also, as the previous guests said, the pool was a bit murky. However, as soon as we told Rozana she fixed it and it was then beautifully clear.
The best night we had was the night that Rozana and Thanasis came to cook for us. We went to the supermarket with them to buy the food. On returning, Thanasis made the fire in the oven while Rozana taught our girls how to make tzatsiki. We then ate the most amazing slow cooked lamb with greek salad and tzatsiki and enjoyed chatting to Rozana and Thanasis about the villa and their lives.
The food in the local area was great. There was a lovely taverna in the village which had a music night. The owners couldn’t have been more friendly and the food delicious. We also went to two great fish restaurants at Milatos beach. The villa is close to a number of beaches. Some are a bit stony but the sea was beautiful and clear. We also had a trip to Spinalonga which was a great day out.
Overall, we would definitely recommend this villa. It is great value for money, the owners are the loveliest people you could meet and it has the best location you could hope for.

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Liked best: View and the owners...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
We will feel very lucky if always come to the villa so wonderful people like Kerry,Karen and whole family.
Thank you for the kind words. We will do our best to keep the villa as you describe and even more.
Will always available to you and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Never forget you !!
Rozana-Thanasis
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Seaniz
Aston Cantlow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A lovely villa with stunning views.”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed with my sister and family as per the previous review. We completely agree with everything they say and the owners, Rozanna and Thanasis, were so keen to make sure we enjoyed our holiday. We were in the adjoining Villa Thea with our two children. The Villa is smaller but there is plenty of space and still has the same views and some extra ones too! We had a hot week and there were some nights we would have liked air conditioning. The 5 children loved the pool, which is big and deep, so great for jumping and diving. There is so much space and the BBQ area is amazing; I want Thanasis, who built the whole Villa, to come to the UK and build me one, complete with wood fired oven!

The kids were so busy all day we barely moved, which is not usual for our holidays. I would also recommend the traditional Milatos village taverna, En Milato, for food and welcome. We went three times!

It really is a great house for friends and family to share long evenings with plenty of music, food and Raki.

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Liked best: Greek Night with the Owners
Liked least: No air con in Thea the smaller villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
I have no words to describe the emotion for the wonderful words written by Karen and her sister Kerry in reviews. All I can say is a big "THANKS" for choosing to come to villa "Iliothea". You are a lovely family with adorable children!!. I am glad enjoyed , even children , the home and the pool.
Truly, the villa is large enough and suitable for large families. We also tried to give the villa character of Cretan and feel all guests homely. The position of villa as everyone describes and I thank them for, it allows to enjoy the endless sea and the wonderful Cretan nature.We are happy that all guests leave with the best impressions.
We always trying to do our best to have all guests an unforgettable holiday.
Karen, Kerry and the whole family I wish you are always well and see you again in the future.
PS...Thanasis has the suitcases ready to come in England and build the villa, the pool and of course the oven with wood, like you said. Are you ready ???
I am joking !!!!
But...... who knows !!!
Many kisses
Rozana
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Philip111...
Cheddar, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great large villa”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Excellent location in mountains and sea view.
Lovely large villa in two parts .
Great pool although a little merky

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Liked best: Large pool
Liked least: Merky pool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Hello Philip and Gillian,
Thanks for choice to come to villa "Iliothea" all the family for holidays. Also thank you for your kind words in regards villa and location. I hope to have a good time during of stay.
Regarding the pool is always one of the most beloved parts of the villa from all guests until now because it is very popular place and very prim.
Because the villa is private accommodation and guests are alone throughout the holiday, small damages are not immediately noticed by their owners.
For this reason a "little mersy" as you mentioned on review ,concerns the machinery of the pool which damaged. The damage of course restored as soon as we saw and the pool is again lovely. I will be happy to see you again and enjoy the villa and the pool as it is now.
We are always with you to make our best. !!!
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Michael L
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful villa perfect for the large family”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We enjoyed the wonderful villa for 2 fantastic weeks. The view is amazing and the sunset was spectacular every evening. The pool is great. We also very much enjoyed the great hospitality and warm welcome by the owners. Great beaches and local restaurant nearby in Milatos Beach.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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768Nichol...
Redruth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely villa in a superb setting.”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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people found this review helpful

A group of eleven adults, we arrived at 22.00 collected our cars and were met at the airport by Rozana who escorted us to the villa. The drive there was a bit daunting, but in the morning, in daylight, we all felt it was well worth the effort. The facilities in the villa are very good. although it being early in the season there were a few things that needed sorting out - achieved quickly by Rozana.
We can thoroughly recommend the restaurant in the village. It is only small and on two occasions we had the inside to ourselves. The food was great and the atmosphere and welcome were even better. The bar at the bottom of the hill was very friendly.
We found the villa to be well situated for exploring the eastern end of the island and would recommend it without hesitation.

Travelling group: Large Group
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