The Villa Minos offers a high level of service and comfort with sea views.
Andrew & Gaetane
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely villa, wonderful views
Our family of four have just returned from a two week stay at Villa Minos in Elounda. The villa is in an elevated position which gives amazing views of the bay and surrounding areas. The only down side to this is the steep hill to get to the villa. The villa itself is well looked after by Rose and has everything you need for your stay. There is a good selection of TV channels and a good quality radio. There is plenty of room outside with a variety of seating. The main resort and beach is around a 15 minute walk, there is a variety of bars and restaurants. We found the staff in all the restaurants very friendly and welcoming. We visited Plaka, the next resort, about an hours walk or 8 euros in a cab, which is a lovely little resort. We also visited Spinalonga which was nice. We all had a wonderful time, thank you.
We stayed 5 nights- a family of 4 adults - and loved the villa, the view and the location. The place is modern and really well laid out with a great pool and terrace, big enough for 4 and quite private. There are some lovely tavernas within a few minutes walk, we tried 2 of them (Hope and Despina) and they were both excellent.
The hill climb to get to the villa is really steep and tricky to drive up, at least the first time, but worth it for spectacular views over the bay. All in all highly recommended.
Lovely apartment with a fabulous setting, the views are amazing. Apartment had everything you can think of, a lot of room and the pool is to die for.
Looking forward to returning
Thanks for the stay
Lovely villa - even better than we expected
The villa itself exceeded our expectations - really spacious, very comfortable beds, lovely pool and garden. Really liked the location - close enough to the town to walk in but great restaurants close to the villa too.
All the logistics worked smoothly and we had a lovely week - thank you very much.
Terrific villa and location
We had high expectations for Villa Minos having looked at the pictures and read the reviews. We were not disappointed! We are a family of four, with two children aged 14 and 12, and we all had a fabulous holiday. The view from the villa is simply stunning day and night. The pool is a good size and got very well used. The villa is modern and very clean and was just the right size for us. It is well equipped and had everything we needed. The location is superb. Very quiet and away from it all yet easily accessible on foot to Elounda. Loads of fantastic places to eat pretty much on the doorstep. The villa and pool were both cleaned and bedding changed regularly throughout our stay. Really lovely and interesting area. Plenty to do and see - we didn’t do as much as we had intended to do however because we were enjoying chilling out in the lovely villa! Organisation via Andrew was very straightforward and Rose greeted us on arrival and was very helpful throughout our stay. All in all a great holiday - we didn’t want to leave! We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Minos.
Thank you for your kind review, and for letting us know that you had such a great holiday. Rose, Fred and Richard, who look after our villa, take great pride in making sure that everything is clean and ready for when our guests arrive and continue to do during their stay. In reiterating your comments, we believe that our Villa is ideally placed for views, solitude, beach, and a number of bars and restaurants either close by or with a short walk into Elounda. Thank you once again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back as one of our many returning guests.
Kind regards Andrew
Fantastic villa, stunning scenery, overall experience 10/10
Our trip to villa Minos was one we’ll never forget. My girlfriend and I (she’s now my fiancé but more on that shortly) went away with another couple (we are all 26-28yrs old) and we had the best holiday and stay at villa Minos.
The first thing to mention is the pictuares on this site absolutely do not do this villa justice. There’s more space than we imagined. The kitchen is practical and useful. The bedrooms are very comfy with plenty of space, but most of all the bathrooms are very modern, marble, and importantly... clean. We weren’t 100% sure what to expect from seeing the villa online, but knew it had a pool, was close to a small sandy beach and walking distance to Elounda which was good enough for us.
But honestly, the villa is amazing. Greatly exceeded our expectations. There’s a lovely space down the bottom of the garden for BBQs and drinks under a pergula. The pool is a fine size for cooling down and dipping, but isn’t massive if you’re looking to play games in, but suited us just fine.
The scenery and views from the villa are truly stunning. To wake up, spend the day, watch the sun go down looking out over the sea, the mountains beyond, and the town of elounda hustling and bustling below we really loved.
Elounda also had far more going for it than we oringally expected. Plenty of restaurants (we tried many of them and not one bad meal), quite a few bars and places for drinks. Again a very pretty scenic little marina but plenty big enough to keep us entertained for two weeks.
We also hired a boat from Minos boats nearby for the day which was a highlight of the holiday. We visited the water park which is only 45 mins away. So plenty to keep you entertained.
Andrew and his team, (Rose,Janet) did everything they could to make our stay pleasant, enjoyable and smooth so a massive thanks to you all!
It really was the perfect holiday and as much as I’d like to not recommend the villa (so we can return easily without it being booked up) I Simply cannot say a bad word.
You will see some reviews mention “the hill”, the villa is up a very steep hill at the top of Mavrikiano. The hill is walkable and we enjoyed as a bit of exercise each day, but it is steep.
Elounda will always hold special memories as I proposed to my girlfriend out there. We will certainly be returning to this place at some point in the future.
Thanks once again from 4 very happy holidaymakers.
Hi, firstly congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for finding time to write about your holiday in our Villa.
As you found, Rose, Fred and the team are fastidious in making sure that everything is working and spotless for our guests and are happy to do so.
Reading your very kind review, it seems that I had better get my camera out so as to let any future guests know what a lovely place Elounda is and how well the Villa is placed for the town and the beach, together with many Restaurants and Bars close by, but still quiet and safe.
We hope to welcome you back one day so that you can become one of our many guests who like to return to visit us and the hill !!
Situated on the exclusive Gulf of Mirabello - approximately an hour from Heraklion airport - the Villa is in an elevated position overlooking the Mirabello bay. It is set in its own quiet grounds with a 300 metre walk to a choice of Tavernas, supermarket and the blue flag beaches and sea. On your doorstep are the two best known resorts on Crete - Agios Nikolaos, a lively harbour town with an excellent variety of sophisticated shops and waterside cafes, together with Elounda - a 10 minute walk away along the front,- a pretty fishing village and harbour, boasting some of the world's most famous five star hotels, alongside romantic waterside tavernas and restaurants. Beyond Elounda is the unspolt fishing village and beaches of Plaka, from where you can take a boat trip to the famous fortress island of Spinalonga, once inhabited by the Venetians in the 15th century and later used as a leper colony up to 1957. For Golfers there is a championship course about 40 minutes away at Hersonissos