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Villa Saffia's kitchen balcony looks onto the sparkling pool

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Saffia enjoys a perfect setting for a carefree family or couple holiday close to local waterside cafes, restaurants and tavernas, offering traditional Cretan cuisine.The villa commands spectacular mountain and sea views.

Recently built, luxury, 2 bedroom villa on a gated site set around a private courtyard with a large floodlit swimming pool. It has all the amenities needed for a relaxing self catering holiday in tranquil, spacious surroundings. Two double or twin bedded bedrooms, modern kitchen, bathroom and shower room, secluded wrap-around balconies and private roof sun terrace, and garden. A glorious blue flag beach and harbour promenade are only a five minute walk away.

The property is furnished to a very high, very comfortable standard. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and have wardrobe facilities, and safety deposit box . The first floor open plan style is complimented with a balcony to the front and large wrap around balcony to the rear. There is a spacious roof terrace with sun beds and pergola. There is also a bathroom on this third floor.

Access to all levels is via a contemporary spiral staircase which has child safety gates. Air conditioning features throughout, but for the cooler winter months, air con heating can be supplemented by an efficient log burning stove.

The villa benefits from a corner plot with access to a beautiful large pool set within superb landscaped gardens. The villa has use of private site parking which is sheltered from the sun.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Diaskari or Makrigialos Beach 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Crete region

Makrigialos, sometimes called Makry Gialos, is on the south east coast of Crete. The peaceful and unhurried atmosphere of Makrigialos make it the perfect holiday to escape from the tourist crowds. The village is lively but still unspoiled, its friendly hospitality means you will be assured of a warm welcome wherever you go!

Makry Gialos means "long beach" and here you will find glorious stretches of sandy beach with shallow crystal clear waters that are perfect for children. Its central area near the small harbour is compact and very friendly, an ideal place to experience the culture and enjoy the climate.

The location of our villas at Grapevines, in Makrigialos, means that you can enjoy the fabulous panoramic views from our private roof top terraces, or watch the sunset sipping a glass of wine prior to dining at one of the many traditional restaurants that are on your doorstep.


Many activities are available locally. These include tennis, mini-golf, mini quad bikes and soft play area, a range of beach sports, banana boats, water skiing, sailboat hire, adult quad bikes for road and track use, mountain bikes, motor boats, horse-riding (Ierapetra) and aqua parks (Heraklion). Wine-tasting at the Kaspa monastery is a popular outing and many of our guests have enjoyed the day boat trip from Makrigialos harbour to nearby Koufonissi island.

There are many breathtakingly beautiful walks in the area. One of our favourites is simply to stroll along the promenade past the harbour and up to the headland for amazing views over the bay.


Excursion boats leave every hour from the harbour in Agios Nikolaos and you can also go from Elounda. There is a small entrance fee to Spinalonga and guides are available for hire. If you've read 'The Island' this is definitely worthwhile.


From Sitia take a drive to the thick palm tree-lined beach at Vai. This is the stunning beach which featured in a 'Bounty' commercial substituting for the Caribbean.


Ierapetra is about a half hour drive west from Makrigialos, is the fourth largest town in Crete, and is the only major town on the south coast. Its ancient harbour, which goes back to Roman times, is still a working port. It has a traffic free promenade with seafront cafes, plenty of shops and a covered market. The local Summer festival, Kirvia, has many events focused on music, dance, theatre and art. There are boat trips to Chrissi island, a tiny picturesque uninhabited island of cedar forest with an old chapel of St. Nicholas and white sandy beaches, just 8 miles off the port of Ierapetra.


We would recommend a trip to Sitia. A typical small Mediterranean port, built around a semicircular bay with a sandy town beach. In the evening the harbour area bustles with tourists and the locals out for a stroll or heading for the many cafes and tavernas which provide mainly Greek cuisine.

Gorge walks

A walk of about 3 miles or 5km either starting at the Koutsouras Community Park or a gate off the main road to Orino (about 6 miles or 10 km from Koutsouras. Some scrambling involved but otherwise reasonably well signposted. It is not a circular walk).

Pervolakia Gorge

The Kapsa or Pervolakia Gorge is about 9kms from Makrigialos. Access the Gorge either by the Moni Kapsa Monestary or from the coast road. There is a small beach on the other side of the road allowing you to cool off after the heat of the gorge.

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28 Jun 2014


"Lovely Villa and Complex"

The villa was everything as advertised in a lovely clean, modern complex with a beautiful large pool. Jack and Christine were a pleasure to deal with as they were very helpful, and Rosemary was always… More

Thank you for your review of our Villa Saffia. It's great to receive your confirmation that what we advertise is what you actually experienced and enjoyed, i.e. an ideal villa for your holiday in friendly Makrigialos!
Many thanks, Jack and Christine

2 Nov 2013


"Everything you could ask for and more - a perfect end of season break"

We wanted something a little different to our last couple of all-inclusive breaks . Through a personal recommendation, we came across this absolute gem of a modern complex in an authentic picture pos… More

Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to read your enthusiastic comments about Villa Saffia and the local village. We are delighted you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

7 Apr 2013


"I would recommend you stay at Villa Saffia"

We had a wonderful holiday in Makrigialos.The villa was perfect, comfortable, spacious, well equipped with extremely efficient air conditioning. The villa is in an excellent location and both the pool… More

Many thanks for your wonderful review, we appreciate your recommendation

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