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 beach or Heraklion. Demitris the owner is a delightful host and cannot do enough to be helpful and ensure your stay is perfect. A wonderful house with a fabulous pool and lots of delightful personalised fixtures and fittings, you just know you are staying in a home and not just a holiday villa. The driving in the narrow lanes in the village can be amusing, but we managed in a minibus, so don't let that put you off. A wonderful place to stay and highly recommended. We would love to stay again.
- 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