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“Stunning pool & views”
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Villa and pool
View from patio area out to sea over olive groves
Rear of  Villa and Pool
Relaxing by the  large  pool
Front of villa
View across pool out to sea
View to Almyryda
View to White Mountains from front balcony
Part of Lounge and outdoor dining
Kitchen
One of 2 double bedrooms
Rear balcony
View of the White Mountains
View from the patio area
Walk through the lower garden area
Lower garden area
Lower garden area
Almyrida beach
Almyrida beach
Chania harbour
View of Souda Bay from Aptera Fort
Almyrida Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Almyrida, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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sussex
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stunning pool & views”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Helia. The big plus is the large pool with beautiful views over the olive groves to Almyrida. The villa is well equipped with everything you may need and the welcome pack left in the fridge was very much appreciated, especially when arriving late. On several mornings we ran on the mountain paths to Gavlochori and Doulina which are both pretty villages. Days were spent swimming at Kalyves and we also drove to Frankocastello, which was about 1.5 hours away on the Libyan sea, which had crystal clear waters and great snorkelling.
We will miss listening to the gentle sheep bells,the smell of the herbs and the swallows dipping at dusk. The sunsets here are stunning and the white moutains turn pink.
Thank you Graham for all the information provided and for our late check-out, which was very handy for our late flight. We hope to return one day.

Travelling group: Friends
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Tim O
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Top notch villa with a super pool and marvellous view over the bay”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Four of us stayed at Villa Helia and had a marvellous week. Perched up on the hill above the village it's near enough to be handy (and only 10 minutes from the main road) while still feeling very private. The Villa is well equipped and lovely to stay in, but the really big plus is the marvellous pool, which is ideal for both swimming and play. The pool and the house (and one of the two balconies) look out over Souda Bay. Soak in the sun, jump in the pool, swim and play with the kids, get out and take in the view; and repeat. At the end of a hard day, jump in the car and pop to one of the local villages for dinner and sunset over the bay.

Only minor point for us was no WiFi but we picked it up every evening in the Tavernas and the owner tells me it's going in for next year anyway.

Big plus point was towels for pool and beach, and also bath and hand towels, all provided, saving loads of room and weight.

Excellent info from the owner who I'm sure would have done more for us if we'd asked.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Beata B
1 review
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“I would definitely recommend this villa!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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people found this review helpful

It is a really lovely place. We've rented several villas in the past, but this one was the nicest so far. Great views and really big pool, perfect for a family!

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Liked best: Beautiful views and big pool.
Liked least: Quality of the road that leads to the villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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