Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This stunning holiday villas are 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 complex is set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Harakas. Surrounding by beautiful countryside, swaying palm trees and quaint, Greek settlements, these villas are the ideal base for your next holiday in Greece, and they provide 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 villas were family homes, and still provide an ambience of homeliness that other villas in the area simply can't compete with. 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 for those who love romantic music evenings we offer a guitar and keyboard !
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. From the beautiful outdoor pool to the landscaped garden, you can be certain of a trip of a lifetime in this wonderful property. If you like pleasant strolls around authentic Greek villages, the village of Ano Hersonissos is a welcoming environment to explore. You can take a quick refreshment break in one of the quaint pubs and bars, or you may just want to grab a few groceries in the village's supermarket. If you are looking for a more active break, there is a breathtaking golf course within a five-minute drive, and nearby stables give you the opportunity to explore the gorgeous surrounding countryside on horseback.
The smaller village of Piskopiano really does give visitors an authentic sense of what traditional Greek living looks like - and it is within walking distance of the villa. Quaint restaurants specialise in a wide range of locally-caught fresh fish, and a number of small tavernas are perfect for a relaxing night out with friends. If you feel like stretching your legs, the beautiful beaches of Hersonissos are only two kilometres away, and they provide a great location for a range of water-sports, or for simply soaking up the sun. Whatever you want out of your stay in Crete, this area has it all!
If you are looking for a luxurious villa on Crete, there is no better property on the island. Perfectly located between the rural countryside and the vibrant coastline, this villa is the ideal base for several types of holiday. Whether you want an action-packed adventure or a sedate retreat from modern living, there is no better villa on the island!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hersonisos 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Crete region
Crete is one of the 13 regions into which Greece is divided. It forms the largest island in Greece and the second largest in the East Mediterranean, with a population of 650,000 (2005). The island has an elongated shape : it spans 260 km from east to west and 60 km at its widest, although the island is narrower at certain points, such as in the region close to Ierapetra , where it reaches a width of only 12 km. Crete covers an area of 8,336 km², with a coastline of 1046 km ; to the north it broaches the Sea of Crete (Greek: ??????? ???????) ; to the south the Libyan Sea ; in the west the Myrtoan Sea, and toward the east the Karpathion Sea. It lies approximately 160 km south of the Greek mainland.
Crete is extremely mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from West to East, formed by three different groups of mountains. These are:
The White Mountains or Lefka Ori (2,452 m)
The Idi range (Psiloritis (35.18° N 24.82° E) 2,456 m)
The Dikti mountains (2,148 m)
Kedros (1,777 m)
Thripti (1,489 m)
The island of Crete is a periphery of Greece, consisting of four prefectures (Greek: ?????):
Chania - Heraklion -Rethymnon - Lassithi
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.
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18 Sep 2013
"A lovely Villa in a beautiful position, fully equipped beyond expectations."
This Villa is positioned with a sea view to the front and a mountain that is floodlit at night to the rear, myself and my family found this beautiful. The Villa was equipped well beyond our expectation with far to many extra,s to list, wine,fresh fruit,many food items,fully equipped kitchen and barbecue, bathroom hygiene products. The Vlila has every mod com and is tastefully furnished, a beautiful well established lovely garden area with a lovely pool.Nearby five minutes walk up the hill is the delightfull village of Old Hersonissos a real taste of Cretan life, within twenty minutes are two more villages well worth a visit. There is a lively area near the seafront about tweny minutes walk, this is Hersonissos. The Villa owner Gaby and husband could not be more helpful picking us up and dropping us off at the Airportport giving every support.This without doubt is the best holiday myself and my family have experienced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pandora Villa to anyone. Regards Ian Tuffin.
23 Jul 2013
The villa itself and especially the service we experienced surpassed all our expectations. Thanks to Gabriele, the kind and very attentive hostess, we had everything we needed even before we started to think about it. :)
I will certainly recommend Pandora to all my friends.
5 Apr 2013
"A dream holiday in Pandora Villa"
We loved Pandora Villa and had a wonderful relaxing and luxurious holiday. The villa is beautifully maintained and tastefully furnished, as are the gardens and private pool.
Villages, Tavernas, Golf, Beach etc., are all within easy reach, but the villa is secluded enough to guarantee peace and tranquility.
5 Apr 2013
"Traumurlaub im Februar auf Kreta"
Es stimmte einfach Alles, die Besitzer haben sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Die Einrichtung ist so schön dass ich am liebsten dort bleiben wollte.
Ich werde alles tun um so schnell wie möglich dorthin zurückzukehren – ich denke das sagt Alles! Prima ! Vielen Dank
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