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Secluded Perfect 4* Family Villa, Private Pool , BEST VIEW !

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A simple villa with good vibes ,large pool, great scenery , friendly village.

On the picturesque hills of Knossos Crete, in the quiet but lively village of Skalani the perfect all year vacation Villa welcomes your family.

The easy access from Port and Airport, its proximity to Heraklion (capital of the prefecture) and its central location on Crete’s north axes makes this Villa an ideal base for exploring the many faced Island.

A private entrance leads to the walled half acre of the villas plot. The two level arrangement offers discrete privacy. The upper level with its two bedrooms comfortably accommodates a family of four. Two more separate studios each with w/c and shower are ideal for friends or independent youth. The large piscine (65m2) surrounded by flowers and citrus trees shade fragrantly hot summer noon.

On the upper floor in the spacious and well equipped kitchen family breakfast and diner can be prepared and served on the veranda with its unobstructed view of the Cretan mountains.

In Skalani’s traditional market (Grocer, Baker, Butcher) ingredients of Cretan cuisine are available in affordable prices. The tree shaded central square offers a choice of gourmet taverns.

Densly scheduled public transport connects skalani with the entire Island.

The Palace of Knossos, cradle of European civilization is a 10 minute drive , so is Archanes on the foothill of Giouhta which offer wonderful choices for countryside walks. One can visit several local winery and try out wines produced from local vineyards which compose the wonderful countryside.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


My wife and I will make sure our guest truly enjoy the excellent setting of the villa and have a relaxing holiday .

ARISTEIDES PAPADAKIS purchased this villa in 2005


Located in the quiet traditional village of Skalani, with easy access to Heraklion , its an ideal vacation spot for relaxation, nature and culture seeking holiday makers.

What makes this villa unique

Its large private pool and secluded surrounding plot provides the needed space and privacy for a joyful holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Heraklion in Heraklion Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 09:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Seperate from main bathroom with wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Studio's WC
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Studio's WC
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , main bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with veranda and pool view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , It is the second bedroom of the upper floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Seperate studio with veranda and pool access, wc and shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Seperate studio with veranda and pool access, wc and shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Studio with Kitchenette . No bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Secluded Perfect 4* Family Villa, Private Pool , BEST VIEW !
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Modern, well-equipped villa in Crete

  • 4 of 5

Aris and Marina made us very welcome in their home. The villa is obviously lived in as a family home and we were encouraged to use it as such. We visited in the first week of July and it was quite windy which helped with the very warm weather during the day although the nights were quite uncomfortable - we ended up buying a cheap fan for the main bedroom as it was the only one without one.

The views from the house are beautiful and the pool was a welcome addition. Aris came over a few times to clean it and check we were happy and he was always on the end of a whatsapp to help with any queries.

Skalani is a small village close to Heraklion and definitely not a tourist area which was great for us. The local taverna, a short walk from the villa, served amazing barbecues at an equally amazing price!

We hired a large people carrier but, in retrospect, it might have been wiser to get two smaller cars as the roads are very narrow, steep and windy. That being said, it was quite easy to find our way around - once we had worked out how to leave the village - ignore the one way cut through! Knossos and Heraklion are a few minutes drive and there are numerous vineyards in the area. The aquarium is also worth a visit and the boys went to the waterpark which was pricey but they enjoyed it.

Overall a relaxing holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minoan Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
CretAquarium Thalassokosmos
Mount Ida
Ideon Andron
Agios Nikolaos
Kastri Vianno: villas - 3 rooms - 5 persons
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
BOA 90
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

http://www.boutari.gr/en/main.php BUTARI IS AN EXCELLENT WINERY 3Km FROM THE VILLAGE

http://www.cyclingcreta.gr/routes/per-state/irakleio/item/68-irakleio-ksirolia-dafnes NICE CYCLING N TRECKING SITE


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Heraklion, Crete

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £43.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £259.66

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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