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!