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Villa Helidona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely villa situated quite close to the airport. The villa is set in a beautiful village with a small number of shops and restaurants. The owner is a lovely host and very welcoming. The villa has a lot of history and a wonderful collection of antiques and objects d'art. A car is required to visit other parts of the island.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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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 well as exploring the delightful village and meeting the friendly locals. There is lots to see in the area and Villa Heladonia is the perfect base.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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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 a implacable host and it was a delight to be able to stay in his wonderful villa again.

If you are looking for a peaceful, traditional villa with an amazing pool and easy access to the area surrounding Heraklion you need look no further.

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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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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 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.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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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 house to sit and relax in them so you can move around different areas during the day. There is a beautiful front court yard facing the kitchen and a huge back yard with a wonderful huge swimming pool, with view to the mountains.
The house itself is beautifully arranged with antique furniture and special art works. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. The house was clean organized and very well maintained. The owner was more than helpful for every request or question we had.
The village itself is small and populated with very nice and friendly people. It is quiet yet you can find there everything you need from supermarket to pharmacy to tavern.
It's a very special and unique house, yet also very comfortable, a chance to get a taste of the true and authentic "village life" in Greece and of course the swimming pool which was unforgettable. a very good value for money.
We enjoyed it a lot !

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Helidona

Address: Episkopi, Crete 700 08, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Episkopi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Episkopi
Price Range: ₹ 5,237 - ₹ 10,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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