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Pandora Villas : In The Peaceful Village Piskopiano With Private Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Hersonissos Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villas in Piskopiano, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Peaceful Location Close To The Traditional Cretan Village at The Sea

3 bedroom villa with a beautiful Mediterranean garden. Comfortable build and modernly equipped villa which provides all of the facilities that guest will need to enjoy, 'a home away from home' holiday. It's all enhanced of course by the wonderfully warm, sunny Mediterranean climate and the fantastic views surrounding the villa. The village of Hersonissos itself can cater for all of your needs. The villa will be rented in tourism for the first time this year. The village centre offers supermarkets along with many local tavernas and romantic bars which again, are all within walking distance. The golf court is 5 minutes drive by car, horseback riding, diving and many other facilities are close by.


Owner
Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki

The Kraniotakis Family runs a car hire company since 1985.

we love our work but we only see the clients when they arrve and when they leave -

As many of our clients are coming back every year we started to built the Villas to be even closer to them.

Our target is to do everthing to make ours guests holidays unforgetable nice . We try to provide every comfort possible.

Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki chose Iraklio

This stunning holiday villa is located only a short walking distance from the picturesque towns of Hersonissos and Piskopiano on the island of Crete. Built with style and luxury in mind, the villa is set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Harakas. Surrounding by beautiful countryside, swaying palm trees and quaint, Greek settlements, this villa is the ideal base for your next holiday in Greece, and it provides all of the modern trappings of life you would expect from such a well-appointed, luxury home. Once you see this property lit up at night, you won't want to spend your Greek holiday anywhere else!

Until very recently, this gorgeous villa was a family home, and it still provides an ambience of homeliness that other villas in the area simply can't compete with.

What makes this villa unique

Three tasteful bedrooms are perfect for cosy nights in after a day at the beach, and up to six people can enjoy a very spacious and living experience in the villa. Two luxurious bathrooms mean there will never be a queue for the shower, and fresh towels are provided once a week by a professional cleaning service. If all that isn't tempting enough, a modern and functional living area features a spacious dining area, soft-furnishings, two state-of-the-art TVs and even a Sony Playstation! The fully appointed kitchen is equipped with every appliance imaginable, so entertaining is always a pleasurable experience in this incredible villa.

Everything about this stunning residence is designed to make your stay on the island of Crete as comfortable and luxurious as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having read other reviews before booking, I was confident the villa would be great, but on arrival, this completely exceeded my expectations. I have never stayed in a Villa where so much has been provided, from toiletries in the bathroom, to an amazingly well stocked fridge including beers and wine, and if that wasn't enough, a home made Moussaka cooking...
Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Pandora Villas : In The Peaceful Village Piskopiano With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A wonderful holiday made easier by a great host!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, this was a truly relaxing week from the moment it began. The villa itself was beautiful and the nice home cooked Moussaka from Gabriele when we first arrived was a welcome way to begin our holiday! We were assured by Gabriele that if we needed anything we had only to ask and she would provide it to us. We spent the days relaxing by the wonderful pool and nights eating all the Greek cuisine we could handle in the old village of hersonissos.

I would highly recommend staying here and would definitely come back in the future! So thankyou Gabriele for such a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect holiday location and setting

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four, Ron, Moira, Joe (20) and Jenny (18). We thought this would be most likely our last holiday for a while with our kids. We could not have wished for more! The owners of the villas are lovely people and made us feel so welcome. The villas are so stylish and authentic, with comfy beds, Egyptian cotton sheets. The location was perfect, with a lovely pool. If you are looking for a tranquil holiday and wish to unwind, then this is the place for you. We can not thank you enough for your genuine hospitality and kindness. Gaby and Mano, thank you so much.......we loved the friendliness of the locals in the Tavernas in Old Hersonissos, which is a special place and just a little walk from the villas......thank you so much, it was perfect....we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa was everything we had hoped for and more. We booked it last minute (a week before) for myself, my wife and our 9 month old daughter.

It is perfectly located only a short walk from the traditional local village (where there are several excellent tavernas) and only a short drive to the sea.

The property itself was immaculately presented, with stunning views and came equipped with everything that you could possibly require.

The customer service provided by the owner Gaby was simply amazing. From the moment we initially enquired about this beautiful villa to dropping us off at the airport Gaby could not have been more helpful. She even prepared us a hot meal for when we arrived at the villa and kindly picked us up some nappies so we didn't need to bulk out our suitcase. She helped to make it the perfect family holiday.

We will definitely be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Excellent Property and Host with great location.

  • 5 of 5

A great place for a family stay (3 young kids). Fantastic location, view, pool and house. We were made to feel very welcome by Gabby and Manolis. The fully stocked fridge and homemade Mousaka in the oven allowed us to relax from the moment we arrived. The villa had everything we would want and Gabby provided extra little touches throughout to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Recommendations on where to go and what to see were greatly received too. The ability to walk to two lovely villages with the kids meant we were spoiled for choice if we wanted to eat and drink out. We have already given our strongest recommendation to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Truly a 5 star experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I booked this villa for a very special birthday, and from the moment we were collected from the airport to the very last day, Gaby made sure that it was the best birthday and holiday I have ever had! Her customer care has no limits, she is truly a very special lady. Nothing is too much trouble for her, the special touches mean so much when on holiday. As previous clients have already said - the amount of drink, food and luxuries left for you is phenomenal; you really don't need to shop for much at all, everything has been thought of. The pictures don't do the villa justice, everything is of very high quality and immaculately clean. The garden is beautiful and very well maintained. The location is perfect, inbetween two very pretty villages, but if, like us you have teenagers looking for something a bit livelier then Star Beach is fantastic for the young ones or the young at heart! and is only a very short taxi ride away. Its not often I don't want to come home, but I was very sorry to leave Pandora Villas, but hopefully we will be able to return soon. All in all we had a truly memorable holiday. Many thanks to Gaby and her family

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much. I am happy if my guests are happy. You and your family are wonderful people and I tried to give my best to make you happy. It is a wonderful feeling to read that I might have reached my aim. Thank you so much, I feel you like my family and it would be wonderful to welcome you back at Pandora Villas
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5

Absolutely wonderful villa, great location, fantastic owner/manager.......

  • 5 of 5

We agree with all of the other glowing reviews! Firstly, the villa itself is every bit as beautiful as it looks in the photos. Inside it is very well equipped and immaculately clean. Even the wifi is respectably fast! Great views over the port and out to sea.

We cannot praise Gaby, the owner/manager, highly enough. She was kind enough to personally collect us from the airport on arrival and arrange for our transfer back. When we got to the villa we were astonished to find how well stocked it was. There was a home-cooked mousaka waiting for us, the fridge was virtually full with all sorts of things from the basics up to a cooked lobster! There was lots of bottled water provided, plus beer, wine and even ouzo. A full fruit bowl, nuts, chocolate, bread, all sorts of toiletries and cleaning products - the list is endless and we barely had to do any shopping ourselves. She was enormously generous and helpful with every request we had.

Location-wise, the villa is a short walk to 2 villages, each with a good selection of bars and tavernas plus some small shops and a small but well stocked supermarket. The locals are extremely friendly and generous hosts - most visits to tavernas, even if just for a single drink or snack, resulted in free shots of raki or desert appearing (and often both) after asking for the bill. The walk back up the hill from the port/beach might be a bit much for most, but taxis are available.

Overall, we loved it and fully intend to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your words. Until now I only hosted wonderful guest like you were , that is why I love my job. I hope you will be back soon !!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Irakleio
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Old Hersoniisos traditional Village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Irakleio
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Crete Golf court
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Old Hersoniisos traditional Village
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Port Chersonissos
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

At your Villa :

greek lessons,

massage,

cookery courses

Private Yoga

We arrange for you :

Diving courses

Painting lessons

Horse back riding

Tennis

Windsurfing

Jeep Safari

Guided Excursions

Extra service at the villa :

Babysitter

Extra cleaning service

Butler

Cook

Massage.

Coast/Beach:

1500 km by foot 15 minutes

On the base of the Cape Sarandaris, you'll find the amazing beach of Sarandaris Cape, maybe the nicest and mostly protected (from winds) beach in Hersonissos area. It is a sandy beach with shallow water and vivid blue colors. The beach is not too crowded plus Swimming along the rocks is a great experience, as this place is a very good choice for snorkeling. However, it surely deserves a visit. This is our favorite beach in Hersonissos area.

Travel:

Heraklion airport 25 km

Heraklion Port 28 km

Distances:

Hersonissos Village 300 m.

Beach 1,5 km

Port of Hersonissos 1300 m.

Piskopiano 400 m.

Aquarium 8 km.

Lychnostatis Museum 2.5 km.

Aqua Park 1.6 km.

Heraklion 25 km.

Agios Nikolaos 38 km.

Rethymnon 100 km.

Further Details:

Old Hersonissos is located 2km away from the coastal town of Hersonissos. It is a small village that impresses the visitor due to the careful maintenance of local colors and traditions; opposite from the coastal part, it is not popular among the youngsters, because the rhythms of life and the entire atmosphere here is more traditional and somewhat reminiscent of older times.

Founded in the 5th century AD, since the locals wanted to protect themselves from pirates and other sea related dangers and threats. Hersonissos was flourishing until the 50s, when Crete became a popular tourist destination both for Greeks and foreigners. Then, Hersonissos, the coastal harbor became the epicenter of tourist and commercial interest. The two places are vastly different; Hersonissos is bustling and wild, while Old Hersonissos still follows the same quiet and calming pace of the older times.

Old Hersonissos does not have clubs and bars; there are some local taverns and stores with traditional products. It retains its traditional architecture and boasts the small and narrow alleys – the trademark of island architecture in Greece – wells and wood burning ovens, only 5 minutes walk from your Villa take some time to enjoy a glass of raki in one of the café – taverns and grasp the feeling of old Crete.

Piskopiano is a nearby village of 450 residents, almost intertwined with Koutouloufari located at the feet of Pyrgia Heights. Piskopiano was mentioned in books for the first time in 1379 as part of the Great Episcope of Hersonissos.

It is one of the surrounding villages that also features lovely cobblestone paths and narrow alleys, traditional houses with little pots with flowers on their windows, a place reflecting the traditions and beauties of old Crete, ideal for those who are not that much into the bustling nightlife of Hersonissos.

Piskopiano features an Agricultural Museum, where visitors can admire a nicely appointed collection of traditional items and products.

Rates & Availability

Hersonissos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
July August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$236
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$378
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
air condition and wireless Internet included in the price



Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible
arrival from 15:00o'clock
departure until 11:00 o'clock

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Hersonissos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
General:
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower washing machine wc in first floor Bathroom with shower wc ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 in the first floor with double bed , bedroom 3 with two single beds all with aircondition and ceiling fans in basement 1 extra double bed . Fire alarm, safe.
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This stunning holiday villa is located only a short walking distance from the picturesque towns of Hersonissos and Piskopiano on the island of Crete. Built with style and luxury in mind, the villa is set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Harakas. Surrounding by beautiful countryside, swaying palm trees and quaint, Greek settlements, this villa is the ideal base for your next holiday in Greece, and it provides all of the modern trappings of life you would expect from such a well-appointed, luxury home. Once you see this property lit up at night, you won't want to spend your Greek holiday anywhere else! Everything about this stunning residence is designed to make your stay on the island of Crete as comfortable and luxurious as possible. From the beautiful outdoor pool to the landscaped garden, you can be certain of a trip of a lifetime in this wonderful property. Outside: Garden, Out door dining chairs and table, 6 sunbeds ,barbeque/grill station Pool 10 m X 5 m ,grass , Parking,Balconys Utility Room: Iron, hoover, hairdryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and beach towels. The property will be cleaned once a week and the towels and linens are changed once a week. Extra cleaning available upon request. Other: Basement : sleeping aerea- Double Bed, Play station III Game and , Books toys, guitar, games

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