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Villa HELIOS romance by night
The villa and the pool
Spacious garden
Relaxing at the pool
Relaxing in the garden
Dining outside at the pool
Living room
Dining place and the kitchen
Main bedroom
Wooden roof
Out to the veranda
Enjoying the veranda
Bedroom 1st floor
Out to the balcony
Sea view from the balcony
Bathroom 1st floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bathroom groundfloor
Villa HELIOS near the beach
Tavern on the beach
The beach of Maleme
The Maleme beach and the island of Thodorou
The beach of Falasarna
The famous lighthouse of Chania
A part of Chania harbour
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Maleme, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Ellen B
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I cannot recommend this villa and location highly enough - for us husband, and teenagers (+ partners) returned from uni it was a perfect holiday. We booked for 10 days and would like to have stayed longer. Maria and Michael the owners were very attentive and arranged airport pickups and filled the fridge on our first night due to the late arrival. They also provided lots of advice and recommendations for activities.The villa itself has everything you would need including dishwasher and washing machine, dvd player etc for a longer stay.

The location is very close to the sea so you can go to sleep listening to the sound of the waves gently rolling onto the shore. You should find everything you need in Maleme.

Local restaurants are very good and you can get a table actually on the beach and watch the sunset which is beautiful. If you want something livelier there is the resort of Platanius a short hop away in a taxi or local bus. Chania is also easily accessed via the very good local transport. We did not feel the need to hire a car. If you like walking would recommend you take walking boots because, although we didn't I wish we had, the gorge walks look really interesting.

The villa and pool were regularly cleaned and the grounds maintained in wonderful condition.

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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
Dear Ellen and Ian, thank you very much for your review and for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your holidays with us! This is exactly what our goal is and we do always our best for this! We trust we'll see you again or your friends sometime! You are always wellcome! All the best! Mary and Michael
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guenter_b...
Essen, Germany
1 review
“Exellent Stay”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We spent a beautiful time in one of the two HELIOS-villas in Maleme. The villa is located only 100 meters from a clean and not crowded sandy beach. The villa itself is modern and in an excellent shape. It is large enough to accommodate a group of persons since it has several rooms to sleep and to live. The kitchen is very well equipped and modern. The house is protected against insects by special windows. Even it is not too warm in the night the villa is well air conditioned. The garden is very nice and the pool is large enough and extremely clean. You can relax in the garden in lounge chairs, swing in a Hollywood sway or sit down on a large table and enjoy your barbecue.
We would like to thank the very nice owners for their hospitality and considerable help.
In summary, an extremely good place to recover and to enjoy the nice Cretan spring and summer. We will surely come back again!!!
Maria, Ernst and Günter

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Liked best: see text
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
18 Oct 2013
Dear Maria, Gunter and Ernst,
greetings from the sunny and beautiful Crete! Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear, that you are satisfied with your stay in our villa and that you could relax in your holidays! We are looking forward to welcome you again to Crete! You are always welcome!!! Mary and Michael
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Romayskas
Moscow, Russia
1 review
“A nice house to live.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We had perfectly a rest May-June 2013.
The Villa Helios is in a quiet place, within walking distance from numerous restaurants. All conditions for our accommodation were created: well-groomed lawns, plank beds, sun-protection umbrellas, grill, set of household appliances, ware, convenient bedrooms, air conditioner, etc.
A nice house to live.
From the airport we were met by Mary, the hostess of a villa. Having arrived into place, we found food in the refrigerator (a gift from the hostess), than were pleasantly surprised. Cleaning of rooms and pool cleaning was regularly carried out. The personnel very friendly and Russian-speaking that allowed further us will quickly accustom to the city. At a personal request, owners of a villa helped to rent the car and advised, what sights we are obliged to visit. We recommend to rent the car on all the time. Though it is possible and to reach Chania on public transport. Only that wasn't pleasant, so it is noise from the construction of the building near a villa, but it we hope temporary.
There are no complaints on the villa. Recommended to all.
Mary and Michael's many thanks for wonderfully spent time!

Roman from Moscow, Russia

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Liked best: Friendliness of the owners villa
Liked least: construction noise from the house, which was built near.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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jaygoldie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Ideal for a family break”
Reviewed 8 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed here for 1 week and were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation. The villa was clean, comfortable and had all the necessary comforts we desired....especially the swimming pool, bbq area and a much needed dishwasher.

Location was perfect, a short walking distance to the beach, supermarket and restaurants as well as a shortish drive to the beautiful old town of Chania.

Our host Maria was very friendly and helpful and we would not hesitate to return to this Villa in the future.

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Liked best: The swimming pool
Liked least: The television channnels
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Alexander...
Vechta, Germany
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“As expected - we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the warm hospitality !”
Reviewed 31 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We have been traveling to crete for many years and we know the island and the people quite well. When we come to crete its always a bit like coming home. We love the landscape, the ocean, the beautiful places and especially the wonderful and friendly people ! In all the years nothing has changed and therefore we enjoy coming back every time.
Our stay at villa helios was an extraordinary experience ! The villa is perfectly equipped and you don't have to miss anything. It is beautifully located and the pool was very welcome during the hot afternoons. Our special thanks go to Mary and Michael who were wonderful und very caring "landlords" !! We enjoyed our stay very very much and are sure to come back !!

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John L
South Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
“The perfect villa for the perfect island”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The entire experience from beginning to end was absolutly outstanding - the owners Michael and Mary clearly understand how to make you feel very welcome and very comfortable!

We were looking for a villa for our family of five (including two teenagers and an 11 year old) that was near the beach, near Chania (the beautiful western port city of Crete) and that would act as a good central location for several outings during our stay. The accessibility of the villa to the Chania and the Old Road and the New Highway (less than 10 minutes to either road) made this the perfect spot.

Booking was easy, and Michael and Mary were both very responsive to any questions we had both via text and email messages. We arrange a time to meet at the villa upon our arrival to Chania and Mary was there waiting for us right on time.

Mary gave us a tour of the villa including the pool, the living area, the kitchen (that Mary and Michael had kindly stocked with fruit, local cheeses, bread and wine) and the bedrooms. Mary also spent time with us to understand how to get places we wanted to go and to suggest other off the beaten path options for us. Since this is a villa and we intended to prepare meals here too, she explained where the markets are and where to find the wonderful local wines.

We felt at home right away - the villa was immaculate and every detail was accounted for - clearly Mary and Michael have experience in this. There were plenty of towels for the pool, plenty of extra linens, a kitchen with all cutlery and dishware. The beds were very comfortable so everyone slept well, and the sound of the surf from the beach less than 100 meters away helped as well!

The staff checked and cleaned the pool daily, came in and cleaned the villa, and Mary checked in with us in the middle of our stay to make sure all was well. She also helped us book a local boat excursion to Gramvousa and Balos - Balos was without question the most beautiful beach we had ever seen!

On the last day, Mary and Michael stopped by to bid us farewell and send us off with a bottle of Cretan olive oil to help us remember our trip once we were back at home in Boston. I have to say that we felt more like Mary and Michael were our hosts and went out of their way to let us feel comfortable and at ease, just the way we would with a guest in our own home...truly and outstanding experience!

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Liked best: Privacy and clean, comfortable surroundings
Liked least: A very minor issue - the lighting in the bathrooms could be better
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Reviewed 22 January 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: house, pool and garden
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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