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Pandora Villas Crete - Luxury Villa with Mediterranean garden & private pool

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Hersonissos - Pandora Villas

3 bedrooms max. 6 pers with pool and sea view, golf course just 5 min away

Certainly, travellers can spend a magnificent holiday in Crete in less posh holiday accommodation. Our offer of outstanding holiday villas also does not apply to the masses, but rather to guests, for whom comfort and well-being during holiday is highly valuable. In two-storey design with basement, our Pandora Villas offer (there are only four of them) the discerning holidaymaker a fairly spacious holiday accommodation.

Each of this villa includes a landscaped, 500-700 m² large garden with a private pool, a well-designed and private lawn, as well as a barbecue station. The villa itself is designed intelligently for the Mediterranean climate. Upstairs there are three bedroom apartments, two of which are equipped with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. A bathroom with bath tub completes the top floor. The ground floor features a large living room with open kitchen (of course fully equipped) and its built-in fireplace, additionally there is also another bathroom with shower located here. TV, DVD player are also provided for your entertainment at home.

The spacious basement offers an additional flat screen which is used for the playstation and a sleeping corner because even in summer it is still cool there. All rooms have air-conditioning and for the winter months a heating system is available. An internet option and your own parking space are part of services offered. Staff can be booked on request, that includes a butler or a cook. Even massages can be offered in your Pandora villa.

The location of the villa is in the picturesque village of Piskopiano directly near the coast, where the bay of Hersonissos is the dream setting. Far away from the destinations of mass tourism, individuals can rent a stylish and suitable residence here for holiday with family. More about our wonderful Pandora Villas on request.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki

Since 1985 we operate the car rental auto Kreta auto travel in Hersonissos on Crete. We, Manolis and Helena (picture), Spyros and myself, my name is Gaby. Born in Ruhr, I was very well allowed to do casual work during the holidays on such a beautiful island. And yes, as destiny wanted (and I did too) I stayed at home and I founded a car rental with my husband..... After at least 60 % of our customers

became our regular customers, we have always wished to offer a home for you in Crete. We wanted them to stick around us for longer time because many were already among our circle of friends.

The plan for the villas was born. But all this has to be financed - 2008 the villas were finished but in order to avoid any risk we first rented out for a fixed contract for the whole year. The golf course and Village heights resort located near us have fixed all the villas for higher officials.

The first villa (Aphrodite) is now available in 2013 for Crete visitors

Furnished with much love!

Many Crete fans turn up their noses when they hear of Hersonissos, since so many package tourists travel to this place - but we'll show you the other side of Hersonissos – Like some other places in the world Hersonissos also has 2 sides, the vibrant or the traditional and quiet. Here we (and our guests) make advantage of this diversity exactly. Enjoy whichever you feel like at each moment and that’s what we do.

Since 1992, we live on the neighbouring property. Gradually, we then repeatedly bought small plots of land and put together a large plot to finally realize our dream and to build the four small villas. Here our guests should feel at home, just like us :-) we invite you !

Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki chose Heraklion

The name Pandora was not chosen without reason for this villa in Crete, because in Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus, was rewarded by the gods with beauty, charm, grace, and a magical being. Pandora was bestowed with a box by Zeus in which there is all the evils in the world, but also all hopes. When Pandora Epimetheus married the brother of Prometheus, she opens the box and all evil comes upon the world. Even before the hopes can leave the box, Pandora closes it again and the world became a sad place. But when Pandora opened the box again, she lets open the hopes in the world and then the Golden Age begins. Pandora brought to humanity a world without disease, misery and war, she is the one that brings hope, and is therefore one of the most popular figures in Greek mythology.

Each of the villas at Pandora Village in Crete is a tribute to the beauty of Pandora. This is especially true on the Aphrodite Villa, the villa in Crete, which is reminiscent of the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty, and when you see your holiday home in Crete, then you know why it got the name ‘Villa Aphrodite’. What can you expect in this villa in Crete, which makes the villa in Crete so unique?

Each of the villas in Pandora Village, as well as the Aphrodite Villa, offers a generous space of 150 m2 and 600 m2 large garden. Your holiday home in Crete has an open kitchen with all comfort, including dishwasher and microwave, and this gives you the opportunity to cook for yourself and then maybe eat on the large terrace. The villa has a living room with a fireplace, because if for once the weather in Crete is not perfect, then you can burn wood in the fireplace and spend a cosy evening by the fire.

What makes this villa unique

The villa in Crete is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, and even if you want to spend a holiday with the whole family, then this home is ideal. The children play in the garden of the villa and you can sunbathe and relax. The villa is optimally a holiday home but then it is also suitable when you are planning a holiday with good friends, because the villa in Crete offers enough space for everyone. If you are interested in the rich culture of Greece, then the house is a good starting point for expeditions, and even if you are planning a hiking holiday, then the Aphrodite Villa in Crete is a good idea to relax after a long day of hiking. Whether hiking, swimming or simply letting your mind wander, you can simply enjoy your holiday in one of Greece's largest and perhaps the most beautiful island.

Holiday is the most important time of the year, and you should use this time to spend in a beautiful villa in Crete. Couple, with family or with friends - your Villa Aphrodite on the sunny island of Crete is always a very special holiday home in Crete.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Pandora Villas Crete - Luxury Villa with Mediterranean garden & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Unbelievable August Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pandora villas in mid-August for 10 days and had the most amazing time.

The villa itself is superbly appointed both inside and out, clean and very welcoming - it really did feel like a home from home. Far and away the best villa we have stayed in.

Location-wise it is situated between two small towns which are only a 15 minute walk away (Chersonisos and Piskopiano). Both having wonderful tavernas to eat in as well as the usual accompaniment of shops. Chersonisou a larger more touristy town is a half hour walk downhill has some great restaurants and beaches. With the included car it is a breeze to get to and there are plenty of taxis to get you back in the evening.

I really must give special mention to our host Gaby, she immediately made us feel very welcome and bent over backwards to ensure we had the perfect holiday. The welcome pack that she laid on was breathtaking - a fully stocked fridge met us on arrival along with a home cooked mousaka in the oven and lobster in the fridge. There were even two large bowls of sweets for the children.

In short I cannot recommend Pandora Villas highly enough - superb location, amazingly maintained and with a host who is unbelieveably helpful and generous. You DO need to stay here....honest!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words we hope to see you soon again at Pandora Villas !
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Amazingly perfect-cannot fault Pandora Villas.

  • 5 of 5

Pandora Villas was without a doubt the most beautiful place I've stayed. The villa is beyond perfect, the grounds and pool were amazing, clean at all times and kept impeccable.

Gabby (villa owner) is the nicest lady ever, nothing was too much trouble and she helped us with so much, no questions asked. Her and her husband were so kind and polite-beautiful people.

I also have to mention the 'welcome pack'....WOW, not only was out fridge literally full of everything we needed, Gabby had also cooked us lunch-amazing.

I cannot recommend these villas more highly, we will defiantly be coming back...perhaps longer next time as it was excellent.

Thank you Gabby xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice words. It was a big honour for us to count you to one of our guests and we would be more than happy to welcome you back home at Pnadora Villas hugs and kisses Gaby
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 teenagers. This was the best villa we have ever stayed in and the outside space and size of the pool was fantastic. We really did not want to go home.

We were relaxed and our every need was met by Gaby, who is really the perfect host. You do need cabs to go to beaches, but they are very cheap.

The food in this area was excellent. We ate at the beach front and the surrounding villages. so there is plenty of choice.

We intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best villa EVER

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect ! Nothing is Missing !!!!! We stayed A week and loved every minute ! Everything clean and Nice .. Pool area beautiful with perfect expensive proper sunbeds !! First Night ón arrival the sweet Owner had made us moussaka and salat , plus she filled up the fridge !!!! The decor inside is beautiful with tv's and everything ! Outside its lush and tranquil ..... Nothing was Missing ! If we could , we would give 6 Stars !!! We are coming back next year !!!!! We loved it !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Hier stimmt einfach Alles

  • 5 of 5

Superschoene Villa auf Kreta =wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefuehlt und werden sicherlich auch in diesem Jahr kommen

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Paradiesisch und ein Zuhause für den Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Liebe Gaby,

wir danken dir für einen traumhaften Urlaub, bei dem es an nichts gefehlt hat. Über den persönlichen und regelrecht familiären Empfang am Flughafen zu den individuell bereit gestellten Dingen des Alltags, nach denen wir gefragt hatten, bis hin zu einer unglaublichen Spielzeugauswahl für unsere Tochter - es gab nichts, das es nicht gab. Wir fühlten uns wie daheim bei lieben alten Freunden, völlig natürlich ohne jede Aufdringlichkeit.

Das Haus ist wunderbar gepflegt, gleiches gilt für den herrlichen Garten und den Pool.

Wir kommen wieder und freuen uns, dich und dein Team kennengelernt zu haben.

Vielen Dank!

Vivien & Sebastian mit Collien und Angi und René aus Deutschland

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Piskopiana and Old Hersonissos
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Hersonissos Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Piskopiano & Hersonissos
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Water ski
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The complex consists of 4 completely independent villas named: Pandora Village

Its location between the mountain villages Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos is ideal as you reach both the villages on foot in 3 - maybe 5 minutes from the villa. Both villages offer nice little restaurants and bars, romantic and traditional (supermarket, chemist,) and are idyllic thereby. From everywhere you have wonderful sea view.

Exactly opposite to the Port of Hersonissos (which lies at our feet) here is full of life with bars, shops etc. The best thing is that you can enjoy hustle and bustle (15 min) whenever you feel like it without being disturbed by it.

It is the same for beaches; there is a lively beach beneath the bars and romantic bays of Sarandari (1.5 km / 25 minutes by walk) where you are almost all by yourself and nudity is also allowed in a bay

The only golf course is only 1.5 km away inland

Next to the golf course there is a big water park

In Hersonissos there is a Starbeach with bungee jumping, all kinds of watersports and go-carting track

A riding stable (with beach ride) is in 2km distance

Heritage Museum in Piskopiano and Lychnostatis Museum in Hersonissos

Palace of Malia is located 7 km away

Caves (many - Irini , Skotiono , Milatos)

At the port of Hersonissos : Boat rides to DIA, Sissi and rides in a glass bottom boat

Tennis court (1 km)

Hiking in the mountains behind the house

Last but not the least: The location is ideal for excursions over the entire island, as the site is located approximately in the middle of the island


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Hersonissos, Heraklion

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oktober 2016
17 Oct 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fruehling 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mai 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Juni 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £268
Pet Fee £89

Bei Stornierungen bis zu 4 Wochen vor Anreise wird 50 % des gesamtpreises berechnet.
Stornierungen nach 10 Tagen vor Anreise oder Nichterscheinen verpflichten sich zur Zahlung des vollen Mietpreises

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hersonissos in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath tub on the first floor (with shower screen) Shower bath on the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With sea view balcony and a large built-in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With balcony and built-in wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With balcony and built in wardrobe
  • + Sleeping corner in the basement with a large double bed (preferred especially in the summer)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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