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view from the balcony....
View from the balcony..
Fabulous view from the pool at dawn
The pool entices you to take a late night swim
The lure of the lounge balcony
All you require in the modern kitchen
Twin bedded rooms share a bathroom
Evening draws in over Elounda
Aerial view of Pano Elounda from the Villa
Running repairs in the harbour
Tranquility in Elounda Harbour
A stroll along the causeway is worthwhile
Take a trip to find welcoming  beach side restaurants
The shops and restaurants hardly ever close
Reflective moods
The Spinalonga boats rest at night
Spinalonga is 'The Island'
Plaka and beyond from high up
Old windmills protect the Lassithi plateau
Feeling fit? Then walk the Samaria Gorge
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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jsm1275
Bristol uk
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Photos don't do this beautiful place justice!”
Reviewed 26 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What an amazing villa! Perched high above Elounda with stunning views, yet only a few minutes drive away from the town - a perfect holiday location for our group of 5 adults a toddler and a baby. The villa was spotlessly clean and furnished to a high standard while still feeling comfortable and homely. The owner was very patient with my endless questions and more help was available from the property next door manager, including recommendations for restaurants and one of the most beautiful beaches we have visited - Almyros beach.
We even tested the goat path down to Elounda which was much quicker than expected but not for the fainthearted!
Definitely recommended for a family holiday.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
Delighted that the villa gave you and your family so much pleasure!
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wat568
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Villa”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
4
people found this review helpful

We visited this property in August for two weeks. We were 5 adults and two children,aged 8 and 9.
What can i say?? Absolutely fantastic Villa with every amenity that you could hope for.
Four bedrooms, two on the ground floor with a bathroom to share and another two at the top of the villa with ensuites to both and with absolutely stunning views of the mountains and Elounda town. Beautiful balconies from living area and bedrooms.
Location of the villa is in the mountains and we were told that previous occupiers did manage the walk into town but we were far to lazy and hired taxis. Best idea would be to hire a car. If you are a large group and need to hire a 7 seater vehicle then do this before you go.John the next door neighbour settled us in and was a mine of information as to where to eat and placed to see.Booking process was great, Jeff was very helpful and process was smoothe and easy. Would highly recommend this villa and hope to return.

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Liked best: stunning views from the villa and beautiful pool area.
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
22 Aug 2016
Thank you, I am very happy that you had a great holiday please visit again sometime!
Jeff
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Peter S
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A villa that was even better than advertised”
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic villa with breath-taking views over Elounda. The accommodation was spacious very clean and well equipped. Our extended family joined us for the second week (including a 4 month old baby) - the sound proofing was impressive!
Easy access to Elounda - about 10 mins in the car with plenty of restaurants etc.

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Liked best: The view and the quiet location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Marshtast...
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great family holiday”
Reviewed 6 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great base for people who want some privacy and tranquility away from it all. The local towns of Elounda and Plakas have some great bars and restaurants. The villa was beautifully laid out with space for all three generations that enjoyed the holiday together. Elounda is a perfect place to explore Eastern Crete - just beautiful.

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Liked best: Location - quiet, private and fab views
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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911prento...
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
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Stayed here for the first week of a two week visit to Crete. Owner was pleasant and communicative and very flexible when I realised I'd double booked us into two villas in the same week.

Arrived late at night but instructions were perfect and we appreciated the view of the towns below by night. Morning arrived and we saw just how perfect the location of this villa really was. The views are breathtaking. Met with Alison next day and she was very helpful in terms of the features of the villa and the surrounding area. The villa was amazingly clean and comfortable - can't think of a single thing we needed that wasn't provided with the possible exception of wifi. A car is probably a must but there is plenty to explore within a reasonable drive away.

Elouanda is nice but was a bit more "touristy " than I imagined. Plenty of Brits around which I usually avoid. The villa was well away from all of this and a real oasis. There is only one bar/restaurant within reasonable walking distance in Pines. It's a bit basic but the owners are very friendly. Best bet is to BBQ your own or arrange for the local taxi driver (who lives next door and drives a black Mercedes S Class limo!) to take you somewhere nice and collect later after a few glasses of wine. It is possible to walk to Elounda I guess but it's quite a climb up and down (and we were on holiday!!)

Other obvious tip is to visit Spinalonga which was beautiful. The village immediately below the villa is also worth exploring. The TV version if the Island was apparently filmed there and it's very unspoilt with a few bars and restaurants and some very friendly locals

We would love to return and would definitely book this villa again.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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linda m
northumberland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lovely villa with amazing views”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

when we arrived the villa was perfectly clean as was the pool
it had everything we needed for a perfect holiday
the views are even better than the photos
although not in the centre of elounda we found walking into town at night pleasant even with 2 children, the taxi back cost 7-8 euros
this is one of the nicest villas we have stayed in,it has a great location and i hope we are able to return in the future

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Liked best: amazing views
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
12 Nov 2013
Thank you we are happy you enjoyed your stay.
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