- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
Just 20 minutes from Heraklion airport, tucked away on the hillsides of the northern coast of Crete, you will find the village of Episkopi. Discover Crete the way it was - the way it's meant to be. Your secret holiday retreat is just minutes from the village square. Hidden behind a wall you will find your luxury holiday villa.
Open the gate and live your holiday in a beautifully restored and furnished 19th century traditional Cretan stone house. 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 home. All the comfort you need you will find right here in this beautiful and spacious luxury villa. 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.
Crete is a beautiful island and the landscape is quite breathtaking; the blue Mediterranean sea, the high mountain ranges, the scents from orange blossoms in early spring to wild mountain herbs in late summer. Wonderful for hiking – the European Trekking route E4 passes just 3km from the village. There are riding stables 10 mins away. For golfers, there’s an 18 hole PGA design course 20 minutes away. For the children, a water park 10 minutes from the villa and a fabulous aquarium 15 minutes away. Mountain biking and paragliding are both also on offer a 20 minute drive away. If it’s history and culture you’re after, head for the Minoan Palaces, the Venetian fortress of Spinalonga or the various archaeological museums. During Summer there are often music festivals. You can even try your hand at Greek cooking lessons at the villa, or we can organise for a therapist to come to the villa to give you a massage or yoga session.
Nearest airport Heraklion - 20 minutes by car to villa. Episkopi lies 18 km to the southeast of Heraklion. Nearest beach Amnissos-Karteros 10 minutes by car from villa. Nearest port Heraklion – 30 minutes by car to villa.
Heraklion 20 mins
Heraklion 30 mins
Amnissos-Karteros (10 mins)
There are three bedrooms and a sleeping gallery. The master bedroom (in the main house) overlooks the pool. Wooden stairs lead up to the sleeping gallery from the dining room – there’s a metre high partition to provide privacy for the twin beds up here. There are two interconnected bedrooms in the west wing upper level (separate annex). Both rooms overlook the inner courtyard – one is a twin and one a queen size. There are two bathrooms, one in the main house and one in the west wing. The living room is large with comfortable seating, large French windows to terrace, fireplace, TV, CD etc. The traditional high ceilinged dining room is accessed via the lower courtyard. The kitchen is also accessed from the inner courtyard (or the dining room) and is decorated in traditional Cretan style and well equipped.
The pool is 13m x 6m (1.35m deep in the shallow end and 2.2 m in the deep end.) Lit at night, it’s also perfect for a midnight dip! Trees, bushes and flowers surround the pool area – it’s a wonderfully private spot for sunbathing on the sunbeds or in the hammock, and swimming. There is a shaded terrace with a dining table, perfect for dining alfresco, a BBQ ready for your