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Grapevines is a stunning complex. Quiet and peaceful, to relax and chill out

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, ensuite main bedroom, with stunning sea views.

Stunning luxury european-style townhouse The property comprises of 1 double bedroom, with patio doors to private garden with sea views and 1 twin bedroom with views toward the swimming pool and mountains. 2 bathrooms, en suite to master bedroom. A fully fitted open plan kitchen with balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped gardens Relax in your own sun lounges on the roof terrace with spectacular sea and mountain views, or wine and dine on the large wrap around bacony leading from the lounge.

The lounge has a large sofa which can be used as a sofa bed if required. You will have your own car parking space within the complex and a site manager who can assist with all your needs from car hire to places to eat and visit. Air conditioned with bed linen and towels included. The spiral staircase has childs locks on all levels. Then there is the lovely 20 metre swimming pool. All the amenities needed for a relaxing holiday in tranquil surroundings for families and for those who want a quite or romantic break.

The property is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Open plan kitchen/ lounge. Air conditioning through out.

The lounge gives wonderful sea views, from the kitchen, views of the mountains.

i-pod docking station is provided and Sony Mini stero system

Selection of DVDs for the family, assorted music CDs, books for children and adults and games, all to help you have a relaxing holiday.

wi-fi available cost €10 per week

Our English speaking site manager will meet and greet all arrivals and will be on hand to help with all your needs, including car rental, sightseeing, where to eat or any thing else you may require. You will always be assured of a warm friendly welcome.

This houses has a excellent location, with wonderful sea and mountain views, all on a gated site, with off street parking and only minutes from a number of excellent beaches. Your own sunbeds on the roof terrace

Patio table and chairs on kitchen balcony,lounge balcony and main bedroom patio area.

From Heraklion or Sitia airport we can arrange a taxi transfer or a rental car.

Makrigialos, is a lovely seaside village, away from the main tourist spots,where you can relax and unwind.

Prices include a weekly cleaning service.

Additional villas are available to rent, so if our one is booked out or if you have a large group that may want to rent more than 1 villa please contact us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Crete – the southernmost island in Europe has “everything”! Its bountiful variety of features includes mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie & nightlife. There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and clean swimmable seas. Bathed in clear sunlight much of the year, the climate is one of the best in Europe. The largest island in Greece, it is understandably a most popular travel and vacation destination.

Crete also has a magic radiance – truly! There is the supreme quality of the light here, the sharp rugged mountains meeting openly with clear seas. There is an abundance of wildlife, plants & flowers that are unique to the island. Breath in the ever-present scents of wild herbs, taste fresh fruit, the best of the world's olive oil and healthy, delicious cheeses. Enjoy the delight of sipping a Greek coffee at the roadside in a mountain village, the excitement and spillover of weddings and occasions, the history, the people and the world-sourced visitors. It is also a historian's and archaeologist's paradise.

Crete has a people noted for and conspicuous in their hospitality and tradition of welcoming visitors. The traditions and culture offered in music, art, food and crafts play a large part in this picture. It combines European ways with the uniquely local.

Because Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, it offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages and plateaus that reward the discerning world traveller. Wondrous moments, those memorable combinations of time & place that provide you with enriching experiences, are yours - here - if you explore the island.


A traditional Cretan village on the coast of the southeastern Crete. The village is built across the beach, and there are many wonderful and quiet beaches around it. The main beach is full of people in summer time and there are watersports, bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets & souvenir shops.

The nature around is beautiful with the southern Cretan Sea, the mountainsite, and the natural forest on the north. You can also have the possibility to visit three traditional Cretan villages, and two archeological places in the village (the Minoan and the Greek Roman villa).

Beaches: There are five separate beaches in the immediate Makri Gialos area.The main beach, which is blue flag accredited and which stretches eastwards from the harbour for half a mile, provides golden sand and safe shallow bathing. There is on offer a range of water sports facilities in the summer season.

Nightlife: Makri Gialos is one of the quieter, less developed destinations in Crete, more suited to couples and families. The walk down from the complex at the eastern end of town is dotted with bars, restaurants, tavernas and most establishments also front onto the beach. Soon after passing the Gecko Bar you reach the harbour area, a pleasant place to stroll around, with its own patch of sandy beach and collection of waterfront bars, tavernas and restaurants standing side by side.

Culture: Makri Gialos itself is a small town of around 1000 inhabitants who originate mostly from the surrounding villages. It wasn't all that long ago that the town was just a scattering of store houses and fishermen's cottages, and even today the local economy is based as much, if not more, on agriculture as it is on tourism. The area has been inhabited for centuries and is home to Minoan and Roman ruins, the former dating as far back as 1400 B.C. More 'recent' evidence of habitation can be found at the Kapsa Monastery, perched on the hill side four miles east of town, and believed to have been founded in the 15th century. Contemporary culture is represented by timeless traditional Cretan villages, such as Pefki and Agios Stefanos, which dot the mountain sides.

Walking: With coastline to the south and mountains to the north, there are plenty of opportunities to explore. Coastal walks over sand, shingle and rock are possible east and west from Makri Gialos itself. About 11 miles from Makri Gialos, and at 4500 feet the highest peak in the area, Afendis Stavromenos affords stunning views of eastern Crete and can only be reached on foot or by 4x4. For the only slightly less adventurous, gorge walks can be found at Pefki and Pervolakia, both around four miles from Makri Gialos.

Scenic Drives: Every road out of town is a scenic drive, either along the coast or up into the mountains. Our site manager can give you detailed route schedules, including where to go, where to stop for the best views, and where to visit.

More Details

Robbie & Jules Burnett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Robbie & Jules Burnett

My wife and I are both from New Zealand, having moved to England 15 years ago. We live in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and have 2 girls.

We have tried to make our house like a home away from home.

Robbie & Jules Burnett purchased this villa in 2008

Why Robbie & Jules Burnett chose Lasithi

We have always loved the Greek islands and when the chance came along to purchase a property in Makrigialos both of us agreed it would be a good idea. Having grown up in New Zealand by the beach, this was a great attraction for us as the house has wonderful views of the sea and you are so close to a number of good safe beaches

We enjoy the greek way of life, which is very relaxing and once we arrive at the house always chill out. The taverna's are excellent and there is a great coffee shop down in the village.

What makes this villa unique

Wonderful views from all our balconies of the sea and the mountains. In a safe and quite area, on a gated site.The house is like our home away from home and our reviews speak for themselves.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Lasithi on Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite of main bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Taverna's close by
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Taverna's close by
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Opposite Grapevines

The villa has easy access to all amenities, including the local markets, banks and doctors. Behind the village lie beautiful Cretan hills and mountains with out of the way tavernas serving traditional Cretan cuisine. All along the coast are wonderful beaches and secluded coves.

There are many excellent taverna's all with in walking distance, along with a number of shops, including a excellent coffee/cake shop down in the village,less than 10 minute easy walk.

Visit the hilltop village of Pefki and walk up to the church perched on the hill top with outstanding views.

Our tips and bits guide in the house will give you lots of ideas of where to visit and what to do.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Lasithi, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 May 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer Sun
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn Sun
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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