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Private Paradise with heated Pool & breathtaking panoramic Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom Villa, family friendly, quiet location, big pool and garden area, BBQ

Erato villa is a double-decked luxurious villa, all built with natural stones, wooden roof and floor decorated by our professional designer team. The whole facility can easily accommodate up to 7 people.

The ground floor

The private entrance of the villa leads into a well-equipped, open plan kitchen with a fridge, a freezer, an oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a coffee-machine and a toaster.

The sitting/dining room is perfect for entertaining or just lounging around, while the latest modern appliances mean you won't miss anything from home. It is furnished with a comfortable corner sofa and fireplace and is equipped with a Sat Flatscreen TV, a DVD player and Hi-Fi and WIFI.

On the ground floor there is also a small guest toilet and a storage room.

More spacious beds and rooms

Wooden stairs lead the way to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom contains an iron double bed with Deco-curtain, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers with mirror, TV, an en-suite bathroom with shower and WC and a balcony with a direct view of the sea and the pool.

Next to the master bedroom there are other two other bedrooms with 2 single iron beds which can also be used as a double bed. The room is equipped with a wardrobe, Sat TV, a small chest of drawers with a mirror and a balcony with a direct view of the sea and the pool. Opposite the bedrooms you will find the master bathroom with a double washtable, Jacuzzi bathtub and WC.

More Details

Property Manager
Stefani Lasithiotaki
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Stefani Lasithiotaki

Owner is Antonis Lasithiotakis from Hersonissos / Crete. Married with 3 children.

We rent our Villa Erato allready 10 years and since May 2014 also two more new Villas, as well in Koutouloufari. We are happy to welcome customers from all over world at our properties and give our best to offer you a pleasent stay.

Stefani Lasithiotaki purchased this villa in 2005

Why Stefani Lasithiotaki chose Malia

The property is totally private and quiet located, perfect for families with children or couples who need a relaxing vacation.

The house is stone built with an atmosphere of a small castle, a big spacious garden and lawn area around and of course with your own private pool (heated pool agains extracharge)and large sun terrace.

What makes this villa unique

The fantastic panoramic sea view and the relaxed atmosphere will offer you a wonderful vacation time here on Crete.

The beautiful Village Koutouloufari is easy to reach, where you can enjoy the typical cretan meals and for more activities you find the small City Hersonissos in 1 km distance.

Koutouloufari is a village of roughly 600 inhabitants on the slope of Mt Pyrgias at an altitude of 100 metres. It is 29 kilometres east of Heraklion and less than 1,000 metres from coastal Hersonissos.

Koutouloufari with its narrow paved streets and old Cretan houses attracts those who want to spend their holidays in the busiest tourist area in Crete - which stretches from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos, offering many beaches, attractions, sights and activities and is near archaeological sites such as Knossos and Malia - but who prefer to stay in a quiet environment with a traditional flavour and a lovely view of the Sea of Crete.

In Koutouloufari you will find old stone houses with arches,


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Malia in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Extra charge for heated pool
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest toilet - Toilet
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be used as a double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be used as a double bed
  • All Bedrooms are at the first floor with AC, a big balcony and direct seaview and pool view. Two of the three bedrooms have also Sat TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Chef Service, Massages and private excursions against extra charge and on request


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Private Paradise with heated Pool & breathtaking panoramic Sea View
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Wokingham, Berkshire

Lovely villa in great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, situated perfectly for both Koutouloufari and Hersonissos. Koutouloufari is a traditional charming village with amazing restaurants, and Hersonissos is bigger and more lively, the best of both worlds! You can walk to Koutouloufari easily from the villa, and you can also walk to the nearest part of Hersonissos. For the main strip in town it’s best to get a cab as although you could walk, it’s a little far in the heat.

We loved the pool terrace and garden area, and one section of the pool has a jacuzzi which was very nice. The villa is well equipped and has everything you could need. It was cleaned twice a week which we’ve not experienced before with other villa rentals.

Stefani was lovely and did everything she could to make us welcome and help us.

Only negative is there’s only 1 shower despite the 2 bathrooms, which for a family of 5 meant we had to take turns. But a small point overall.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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a lovely time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

villa was very clean and in a good location for shops and restaurants. Our grandson slept very well at night and was full of beans next day for new adventures. The pool was not very warm but we were in a few times, the beaches were more tempting at this time of year.

Stefani was very attentive and we were very grateful of the late checkout on last day as our flight home was 11.00pm

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The villa itself was brilliant, but the location let it down.

  • 4 of 5

The villa and the service from Stefani was brilliant. Very clean inside and out, all new and up to date appliances, good AC system.

Unfortunately for us, we were looking for somewhere very family friendly as we have a 2 year old. For us, the local town of Koutouloufari wasn't suitable as it seemed like the nearest 'fall out' town from Malia (i.e. extremely busy with your 18-30 type crowds). Therefore we had to drive out every night to places to go somewhere more suitable with a pushchair.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, England

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

After 30 years of holidays I would say this is the best villa we have stayed in. Really tastefully decorated. Wonderful pool and garden. Great location - just a short walk from the village with its cobble stone streets and family run tavernas. One of the best holidays we have had.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


Nice view, heated pool and even nicer then the picture. The Villegas close to the villa are small but nice with a lot of resturants. Stagnant the owner was very kind and helpfull. For sure we will come back

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yuval, thanks for your nice review, very kind of you! Hope you had a nice stay and enjoyed your short trip. Maybe we see you again ! All the best for you and your lovely family!
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Wonderful and relaxing place with all you need.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in villa Erato. The property was clean and well maintained and the listing description regarding the location very accurate. The owners of the villa were most helpful in every respect. Although we have had couple of bad dinners we also had some outstanding meals in restaurant Rouga tou mpaola and Oniro in Koufouloufari and in Akrogiali by the seafront in Hersonissos. Also check out David's restaurant in Piskoeiano cheap and great food. Overall we have no hesitation in highly recommending stay in villa Erato.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! It was really nice to meet you and to have you as our guests. Hope you and your friends had a nice stay and maybe we see you again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Star Beach
Car: not necessary

Erato Villa is just 25 km from Heraklion, 2 km from the port of Hersonissos and only 700 m from the sandy beach of Hersonissos. Koutouloufari is a picturesque, traditional village which overlooks the Gulf of Hersonissos and Malia. The Villa is located at the edge of the village by the olive groves. You will be overwhelmed by the fantastic panoramic view.

All necessary goods and services can be found in the village, such as traditional coffee shops and very good taverns offering genuine Cretan food. For banks and an extensive choice of shops or restaurants, guests can simply walk or drive to the centre of Hersonissos. Please note that the famous water-park 'Star Beach' is located no more than 5 minutes away.

Hersonissos is located just 26km east of Heraklion and, nowadays, is considered to be the most developed tourist resort in Crete, due to the high range of quality services and attractions available. The sandy beaches, warm clear waters and guaranteed sunshine combine to draw thousands of visitors to Hersonissos every year.. It keeps the name of the ancient city that was located in the place where the harbour of Hersonissos is today.

Erato Villa is located in the nearby village of Koutouloufari, which has barely been touched by tourism. The narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, window boxes overflowing with vibrant blossoms and the slow pace of life are a pleasant reminder of bygone days.

The natural routes in the municipality of Hersonissos also offer a journey through time, to the rich history of a blessed place. From its southern extremity until its northern border, the wider region of Hersonissos will reward visitors with beautiful images, forgotten flavours and traditional Cretan hospitality. Hersonissos of Crete...Leave your mark in the most visited tourist destination.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Heated pool on extra charge with 70 Euro / day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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