About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Stone built Villa with 3 bedrooms, 1 sleeping gallery, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-8
The right location makes the difference when you rent a vacation villa. Just 20 minutes from Heraklion airport, tucked away on the hillsides of the northern coast of Crete, you will find the village Episkopi. Come step into another world and discover Crete the way it was - the way it is meant to be.
In Episkopi people with great warmth and generosity will welcome you to Crete. Villa Helidona is just the right place to spend a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Your vacation villa is a beautifully renovated 19th century traditional Cretan stone house with a large private pool and garden. Let the atmosphere enchant you. Antique furniture, Cretan traditional furniture, original artwork and hand-woven carpets create a unique environment. This stunning and spacious home provides all the comfort you need for a great vacation.
Pool Area and Garden: Large private pool; the pool area offers complete privacy for sunbathing and swimming. Garden with fruit trees and vegetable garden (all organic); you can help yourself to any ripe fruits or vegetables.
Additional Services: We offer Greek Cooking Lessons, Shiatsu Massage, Ayurveda Massage, Yoga Lessons and guided Nature Tours. Please inquire for costs.
Nearby Amenities: Olive groves and vineyards surround the village. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. Minoan finds from the 2nd millennium B.C. have been discovered around Episkopi. Heraklion Summer Festival: July - September.
Houdetsi Labyrinth Concerts: June - August. During the month of October, we offer a special treat to our clients: Kazani - see how the Cretans brew their Schnapps 'Raki' - this is almost like moon shining!
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- english, french, greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Dimitris Roumeliotakis chose Minoa Pediada
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. The villa has been featured in the Travel Section of the following newspapers: Daily Telegraph 2001 - The Times 2001 - Daily Express 2005, 2007 - Sunday Express 2007
What makes this Villa unique
The villa's pool size is 13 m x 6 m. The pool’s depth is 1,35m on the shallow end and 2,20 m on the deep end. One of the largest pools you can find in a private villa holiday rental in Crete. Hours of fun await you. Children just love the pool. It is really beautiful and ideal for lap swimming. You can dive into this pool without any hesitation. Even enjoy swimming in the evening hours for the pool is automatically lit at night. One of the favorite spots for all guests is the villa's large terrace. The large dining table is just right for poolside breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bamboo garden chairs and table sitting arrangement is a quiet niche in the shade overlooking the beautiful pool. The barbeque is ready for "souvlaki" and lamb chops or whatever you decide to grill.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic holiday August 2016
We generally rent isolated properties but with the children getting older we wanted a location that would allow us to go out for a drink/meal in the evening. The location of Villa Helidona was absolutely perfect. Situated on the edge of a small town it has the benefit of having bars, restaurants, butchers, bakers, small supermarkets, greengrocer etc a few minutes, literally, from the front door but when you enter through the fantastic courtyard and move to the back of the property and the pool area you could be miles from anywhere. It is secluded and beautifully quiet.
The nearest beach, mainly populated by Greek families, is only 15 minutes away by car. Here you can watch aeroplanes approaching the airport. That may sound unappealing but I thought it was quite dramatic. Kastri, on the south coast, is approx. 1hr 15mins and Matala approx. 1hr 30mins.
The house itself was everything we could have wanted. I loved the courtyard. What a way to enter a property. I want one. The bedrooms were cool and well ventilated. The pool area with its seating and dining areas was excellent.
Mr Roumeliotakis was the perfect host, very welcoming and available but only when required.
I sincerely hope we get the opportunity to visit again and I would wholeheartedly recommend Villa Helidona.
Olive groves and vineyards surround the village. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. Minoan finds from the 2nd millennium B.C. have been discovered around Episkopi.
Heraklion Summer Festival: July - September.
Houdetsi Labyrinth Concerts: June - August.
During the month of October, we offer a special treat to our clients: Kazani - see how the Cretans brew their Schnapps 'Raki' - this is almost like moon shining!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Children under 2 years freePersons = adults + children from 2 years old Taxes, utilities, maid service twice a week (new towels/bed linens) and welcome basket are included in above prices. We rent the villa as one unit - no sharing. Arrival: any day after 16:00 hours– owner will welcome you on your arrival at Villa Helidona. Departure: 11:00 hours on day of departure