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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Galini in Crete is built at the foot of a hill just outside Heraklion; it is situated at a privileged location on a central road outside Heraklion towards the village of Episkopi.
Villa Galini offers a magnificent view to the lush hills with trees and vines and the Cretan Sea. Our villa occupies a land of 1,100 sqm and offers spacious and comfortable areas both indoors and outdoors for your vacation in Crete.The interior area of the villa is 220sqm and consists of two levels with two separate entrances, connected with the pool.
At the ground floor there is a large and cozy sitting area, connected with the kitchen.The decoration is simple with antique pieces of furniture combined with modern elements, making the atmosphere very friendly.At the sitting area there is a library with a desk, a TV and Hi-Fi sound system.The kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances, such as stove, fridge and microwave. The ground floor has two main bedrooms with double beds and separate WCs.
In each bedroom there is a TV and A/C, as well as a small dressing room; both rooms exit to the main balcony with the panoramic view. Climbing the wooden stairs, you will find the single bedrooms.
Overall, Villa Galini can accommodate 2-10 people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kokkini chani 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nikos Kazantzakis(HER) 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
In the exterior area there are:
* Private pool 45sqm, 2,2 m deep.
* Garden furniture
* Table tennis
* Wind breaks
--Welcome pack provided on arrival.
--English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Crete region
If you're really into sightseeing, ancient civilizations and archeological findings then you simply must visit Crete! This large island, also known as centre of the Minoan civilization is very popular among tourists for its museums, as well as archeological sites such as Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys. Breathtaking landscape, rich history and amazingly friendly people definitely make this island of the best places to visit in Greece.
The largest and most densely populated region on the island of Crete is Heraklion (Iráklion). Nestling picturesquely among two imposing mountain ranges – Ídi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiótika mountains) to the east– Iráklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures, significant coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. A unique combination of urban scenery and natural wealth makes the region of Iráklion an appealing all-year-round destination.
--Cretaquarium (15 minutes)
--Historical museum of Crete(20 minutes)
--Watercity (5 minutes) http://www.watercity.gr/en/index.php
--Very nice beaches http://www.explorecrete.com/travel/heraklion-beaches.html#1_34
Download link for Crete maps : http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/downloads/maps/crete
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4 Sep 2013
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Galini as a group of 8, two families, the villa had everything we could possibly want.On arrival we were met at the airport by Michael who showed us … More
6 Aug 2013
"What a great place ideal for any group"
We stayed here at the end of July. The owners were friendly and very helpful. The villa was in excellent order with lovely Pool, great views, nice veranda's and excellent indoor and outdoor BBQ c… More
30 May 2013
"Near and Far"
We have just stayed at Villa Galini for a holiday break with family. Overall the property and facilities are really good and the experience of setting the holiday up was very straight forward. The own… More
24 May 2013
"Perfectly placed & spacious with magnificent 90 degree views"
We stayed at Villa Galini for 2 weeks in May 2013. The villa is very spacious with panoramic beautiful views for 90 degrees, with mountains on either side of the sea view it really is very picturesque… More
6 May 2013
About 10 minutes drive from the beach, Villa Gallini is a good location if you want to enjoy both the seaside and the life of a typical Cretan village.The place is always very clean and has a wonderfu… More
19 Apr 2013
"Villa awesome, wonderful owners, big and confortable home"
I was there with my partner for 10 days and we had a wonderful holidays. The Villa is wonderful, in a calm place close to Herakleio (20 min by car) and airport (15 min by car). Well connected with Kno… More
10 Jul 2012
"Villa Lovely, Owners Lovely, Crete Lovely!"
Villa Galini is a gem; comfortable, spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean and in a quiet area that is still close to a variety of amenities. The owners cannot do enough for you and we were spoiled with gifts of home cooking, fruit and vegetables. Cleaning was regular and thorough. The pool had a good depth though out which was great as we enjoy swimming rather than having a 'leisure' or 'fun' pool, however you would need to closely supervise children who might use the pool and pool area. The gardens are lovely and there is a well planned outside area with translucent wind breaks which ensured that you could sit out at any time of the day and evening. You must visit the taverna in the next village (turn right at the T junction just down the road from the villa on the way into Espikopi itself (landmark is a church at the T junction - turn right there). The taverna is on the right not far down the road. The menu does not have fish, however the the meat dishes are superb and the daily 'specials' excellent, plus the owners are really welcoming. The villa is located only a 15 minute drive from Heraklion airport, but without being on any plane route - so no noise. This is a big bonus. We have been visiting Crete for 9 years now and have stayed mostly much further from the airport and had more driving to do. We found the villa to be excellent value for money and more comfortable than some for which we have paid a lot more money. The only suggestion we would make is perhaps to consider the 2 upstairs twin bedrooms as being for adults as well as children and providing wardrobe space (the two doubles downstairs have great walk in wardrobes) and some air conditioning. Although it is very safe to leave the windows open upstairs and there are good fly screens, some nights are very hot and with little air circulating. The owners immediately supplied a large fan when we asked, which was very helpful. The downstairs bedrooms have air conditioning of course. This area is historical and you will have to travel a bit if you want typical tourist attractions such as water parks, nightclubs, etc however the immediate locality has supermarkets, tavernas, an internet cafe, (the villa has wi fi itself) petrol stations etc and it is very close to Heraklion, which is worth a visit for museums, shops and markets and for a variety of boat trips. We would most certainly return to Villa Galini. Love to Demi who made sure that our stay was great - don't forget to put up a villa sign outside! We wish you and Michael a fantastic wedding in 2013 and a happy, healthy life together. From the family Shynn
15 Sep 2011
"A beautiful villa in a quiet and peaceful location with stunning views."
Villa Galini exceeded all our expectations - a beautiful and very spacious villa, meticulously maintained by the very welcoming owners. Sitting on the terrace next to our own pool while taking in the amazing view was bliss. The villa is close to the village of Episkopi, up in the hills from Heraklion, a very quiet and 'away-from-it all' location. The village has a couple of small tavernas - one of them also delivers meals to your door which we found very useful - but if you want somewhere more lively then the seaside resorts of Hani Kokkini and Gouves are just a ten minute drive away or you can get into Heraklion in less than half an hour. We were staying with our two children, who loved Water City, just a few minutes' drive away in Anopoli. The Palace of Knossos is about half an hour away and the drive through the villages is very picturesque. The villa is exceptionally well maintained by the owners, who cleaned the pool every other day and cleaned the house and changed the sheets and towels every two to three days. There's enough room for two families if you want to take friends - two double bedrooms, two twin rooms and a single room, plus a large garden and two seating areas on the terrace. We can thoroughly recommend it - you'll love it.
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