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“Wonderful for cozy and relaxing holiday!”
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Review of Villa HELIOS

Villa HELIOS romance by night
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Villa HELIOS romance by night
The villa and the pool
Spacious garden
Relaxing at the pool
Relaxing in the garden
Dining outside at the pool
Living room
Dining place and the kitchen
Main bedroom
Wooden roof
Out to the veranda
Enjoying the veranda
Bedroom 1st floor
Out to the balcony
Sea view from the balcony
Bathroom 1st floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bathroom groundfloor
Villa HELIOS near the beach
Tavern on the beach
The beach of Maleme
The Maleme beach and the island of Thodorou
The beach of Falasarna
The famous lighthouse of Chania
A part of Chania harbour
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Maleme, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Сергей Е
1 review
“Wonderful for cozy and relaxing holiday!”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Superb villa! Very hospitable hosts! An unforgettable holiday!
Our family of 6 people (4 adults and 2 children) had a rest at the villa №2 (left) at the end of August 2 weeks. Upon arrival at the villa we were met by the owner Maria, who kindly conducted tour of the house, and answered all our questions for amusement. Maria knows the area and can accurately tell and show on the map where and how to travel. The villa has plenty of brochures on attractions of the area. And yet, we were surprised by the owners in the form of a welcome "hamper": chilled watermelon, oranges, and for our men - beer! We were all very satisfied!
The villa has all great! It feels that the owners love this house and imbue it with home comfort and peace of mind. Everything is very well thought out, there is nothing superfluous. There are a sufficient number of dishes, coffee maker, toaster, juicer orange, dishwasher, washing machine, ironing board, plenty of towels and bed linen in the villa. Special thanks must be said for the purity of not only houses, but also the pool. The house was cleaned with fresh linen and towels every three days, and the swimming pool was cared almost every day! Loved the manicured green lawn where you can just lie down, listening to crickets trilling, or play ball or beach tennis. By the way, the owners kindly provided for beach tennis rackets, rubber rings and balls.
The location of the villa is extremely successful. To the beach - 200 meters, to the taverns - 200-400 meters, to the supermarket - 200 meters. Mixed gravel and sand beach, so maybe for somebody it will be better to bring special slippers.
Our stay at the villa was perfect! Thank you Maria and Michael for warmth, comfort and traditional crete gifts, which were kindly provided to us on the day of departure! You are the best!

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Management Response
17 Sep 2014
Hi Sergii,
we are happy to know that you and your family spent a relaxed and cosy time in our villa! So, our goal is achieved to have satisfied and happy guests. You were also distinguish guests and we will be happy to welcome you to Maleme again soon! All the Best! Mary and Michael
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Dieter_Vi...
Vienna, Austria
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“One of our best holidays ever”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

From the very beginning to the last moment of our vacancies, the Villa Helios with its hosts Mary and Michael was our "better" home for two weeks! The spacious and perfectly located house placed 50m from the sea does have all necessary characteristics for a perfect holiday - a very lagre and clean pool, a wonderful and quiet garden with a cosy terrace and an airconditioned 3-bedroom/2-bathroom Villa. We also enjoyed the own grill as well as the nearby (5 min. walk) to the best, family-owned taverne of Maleme, directly on the beach. We highly can recommend the Villa to all of you - best for families up to 6 people.

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Liked best: Location, pool, hosts
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
Lieber Dieter and Familie, vielen Dank, dass Ihr Eure Ferien bei uns verbracht habt! Ganz besonders freuen wir uns, dass Ihr Eure Ferien bei uns genoßen habt. Auch Ihr wart für uns ganz liebe Gäste! Wir hoffen Euch wieder mal begrüßen zu dürfen!!! Alles GUTE! Mary und Michael
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Ellen B
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Perfection”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I cannot recommend this villa and location highly enough - for us husband, and teenagers (+ partners) returned from uni it was a perfect holiday. We booked for 10 days and would like to have stayed longer. Maria and Michael the owners were very attentive and arranged airport pickups and filled the fridge on our first night due to the late arrival. They also provided lots of advice and recommendations for activities.The villa itself has everything you would need including dishwasher and washing machine, dvd player etc for a longer stay.

The location is very close to the sea so you can go to sleep listening to the sound of the waves gently rolling onto the shore. You should find everything you need in Maleme.

Local restaurants are very good and you can get a table actually on the beach and watch the sunset which is beautiful. If you want something livelier there is the resort of Platanius a short hop away in a taxi or local bus. Chania is also easily accessed via the very good local transport. We did not feel the need to hire a car. If you like walking would recommend you take walking boots because, although we didn't I wish we had, the gorge walks look really interesting.

The villa and pool were regularly cleaned and the grounds maintained in wonderful condition.

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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
Dear Ellen and Ian, thank you very much for your review and for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your holidays with us! This is exactly what our goal is and we do always our best for this! We trust we'll see you again or your friends sometime! You are always wellcome! All the best! Mary and Michael
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guenter_b...
Essen, Germany
1 review
“Exellent Stay”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We spent a beautiful time in one of the two HELIOS-villas in Maleme. The villa is located only 100 meters from a clean and not crowded sandy beach. The villa itself is modern and in an excellent shape. It is large enough to accommodate a group of persons since it has several rooms to sleep and to live. The kitchen is very well equipped and modern. The house is protected against insects by special windows. Even it is not too warm in the night the villa is well air conditioned. The garden is very nice and the pool is large enough and extremely clean. You can relax in the garden in lounge chairs, swing in a Hollywood sway or sit down on a large table and enjoy your barbecue.
We would like to thank the very nice owners for their hospitality and considerable help.
In summary, an extremely good place to recover and to enjoy the nice Cretan spring and summer. We will surely come back again!!!
Maria, Ernst and Günter

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
18 Oct 2013
Dear Maria, Gunter and Ernst,
greetings from the sunny and beautiful Crete! Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear, that you are satisfied with your stay in our villa and that you could relax in your holidays! We are looking forward to welcome you again to Crete! You are always welcome!!! Mary and Michael
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Romayskas
Moscow, Russia
1 review
“A nice house to live.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We had perfectly a rest May-June 2013.
The Villa Helios is in a quiet place, within walking distance from numerous restaurants. All conditions for our accommodation were created: well-groomed lawns, plank beds, sun-protection umbrellas, grill, set of household appliances, ware, convenient bedrooms, air conditioner, etc.
A nice house to live.
From the airport we were met by Mary, the hostess of a villa. Having arrived into place, we found food in the refrigerator (a gift from the hostess), than were pleasantly surprised. Cleaning of rooms and pool cleaning was regularly carried out. The personnel very friendly and Russian-speaking that allowed further us will quickly accustom to the city. At a personal request, owners of a villa helped to rent the car and advised, what sights we are obliged to visit. We recommend to rent the car on all the time. Though it is possible and to reach Chania on public transport. Only that wasn't pleasant, so it is noise from the construction of the building near a villa, but it we hope temporary.
There are no complaints on the villa. Recommended to all.
Mary and Michael's many thanks for wonderfully spent time!

Roman from Moscow, Russia

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Liked best: Friendliness of the owners villa
Liked least: construction noise from the house, which was built near.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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