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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

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 Hersonissos

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.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • 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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Pandora Villas Crete - Luxury Villa with Mediterranean garden & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Manchester UK

Fantastic Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Pandora Villas. Rarely have I met a more genuine host ! Gaby was so welcoming and generous with her time we felt at home from the very start. We arrived late Saturday night and she was there to meet us with a fridge full of supplies and a great home made Mousakka.

The Pool and gardens are fantastic. We loved the fact that you could walk with the family to the excellent Tavernas in the neighbouring village.

Strongly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, Its easy to be a good host to a wonderful family like you are. Thank you for beeing our guest ♥♥♥
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Amazing Villa with Amazing Service

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday to Pandora Villas was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we arrived Gaby was amazing. She greeted us at the airport with drinks & snacks for the children.

When we arrived the villa was beautiful with wonderful views and immaculate gardens. Inside we were very impressed with the high quality standard of the furniture and interior design. Gaby had fully stocked the fridge for us and had even cooked us a traditional Greek moussaka.

It is very rare you get such good service as well as a great location. I can't recommend Pandora Villas enough and I have already recommended it to several friends and colleagues.

Thank you so much Gaby for making our holiday so special.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a great , calming location . Cannot beat the friendliness of the locals and of course the warm and kind Gaby

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 11-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: 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 Restaurant
300 Metres
Piskopiano & Hersonissos
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Water ski
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mai 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Juni 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Okt / Nov
1 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £262.22
Pet Fee £87.41

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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