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“A little Piece of Heaven”
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23 reviews
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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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Almyrida, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Em_Em65
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little Piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We have just spent an idyllic 2 weeks in Villa Helia, we booked for our honeymoon, and we weren't disappointed, even though we had a later flight and arrived in the dark, we found the villa with the excellent directions we had been given, the villa is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, every bedroom has air conditioning and a balcony with stunning views, we chose a different balcony every evening!! the area is incredibly quiet, except for jingle of sheep bells, and of course the chicadas, we sat out on the balconys in the evening watching for shooting stars and we were lucky enough to see a few, the villa is far enough away from everything for peace and quiet but close enough to Almyrida if you want a romantic meal, the village of Gavalohori is approximately 10 minutes by car and has a few wonderful tavernas, the beach of Almyrida is also very pretty and a few evenings were spent watching the surfers and the sunsets, the villa has a huge pool and with the temperature in the 90's it was perfect to cool down, the Villa is of very high standard, and Graham has certainly thought of everything you might need, and even a few things you might not, we loved it so much that we are looking to book again next year, I cannot rate this villa and Graham high enough, as it truly is a little piece of heaven!!

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Management Response
11 Sep 2017
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you really enjoyed your honeymoon at our villa. We are also happy that you love the area as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back next year for your stay in September. Best wishes
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Aug 2017
Thank you for your review of your recent holiday at our villa. We are really pleased that you and your family had such a great time. The peaceful, beautiful, location , yet so close to the amenities in Almyrida is what attracted us to have the villa built there and are glad that you appreciated this.
We hope that you and your family will make a return visit in the very near future.
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CazzaPlac...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely spectacular!”
Reviewed 24 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The lovely online photos don't actually do this property justice. The villa is large, airy and well looked after and the pool is nothing short of spectacular! We had a wonderful stay with our two young children at the start of June. The villa was well equipped, and the large private grounds perfect for days lazing around the pool. It's just a short drive into Almyrida to a long, safe, sandy beach and a good selection of restaurants. Graham (the owner) was very helpful pre-trip will lots of information and guides to the local area. We couldn't ask for more from a holiday, we would love to return!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2017
I am really pleased that you and your young family had a great holiday at our villa. Thank you for your positive comments about the villa and the pool. We also love the amenities that Almyrida offers.
We hope that you and your family will return soon. Best wishes.
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JoJoTouri...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Lovely, quiet villa”
Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

My heart was in my mouth when we turned off the main road on to the dirt track leading to the villa - over 1 mile later and some real twists and turns we arrived to this lovely private villa perched high at the top of the track.
That was the only time I queried booking here, the villa itself is spacious and well equipped, with ample storage in all bedrooms.
The pool is large enough to have a really decent swim and by the evening the water has warmed up to bathwater level - wonderful. There are large private gardens and although there are other villas around we never felt overlooked nor did we have any problems with noise, despite there being a young family next door.
Despite original reservations we actually found the walk down the track to Almyrida (1.7 miles downhill) was just what we needed after a lazy day around the pool. It set us up for a cheeky G&T for our efforts whilst we sat overlooking the beach and enjoying the sunset before deciding which of the many restaurants to try that evening. It was easy to get a taxi back - prices ranged from 5 - 10 Euros.
For us the week went far too quickly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Aug 2017
I am really pleased that you enjoyed our villa and pool so much and endorse the positive comments of other guests.
For the benefit of others it is worth clarifying that the access road is part asphalt and part loose surface. In Crete this is normal , particularly for new properties.
I know you enjoyed your walk to Almyrida, where you enjoyed the amenities , but there is a much quicker route which I would be happy to share with you if you have a return stay.
Thank you again for your booking.
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 for a stay in September 2016
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