Villa Orianna has been built to the highest specification with no expense spared. On the ground floor the open plan Kitchen and Lounge have patio doors that fully open out to a further covered terrace overlooking the pool and sea. The 3 Bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms are all on the ground floor. Stairs leading to 1st floor mezzine, offering further dining areas, internet access with more terraces and spectacular views. Many of the outside areas offer BBQ and alfresco dining. If you would like to experience a little bit of heaven, stay at Villa Orianna (Golden Dawn) where you can watch the Sunrise & Sunset from around the pool. Easy access airport 40 minutes. Beach and tavernas 5 minutes. Agios Nickolas 25 minutes. Malia 15 minutes. Elounda 35 minutes. Sisi is only 10 minutes away. It is part of our service to meet you at the airport and show you the way to Villa Orianna, this should make your journey a little more relaxing. Government Licence (E.T.O number) MHTE 1040K10003038801
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Villa Orianna in Milatos, Lassithi, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Peaceful Location, Set In Its Own Grounds Overlooking The Harbor And Bay of Milatos
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- 14 Oct 2018
About Terry Lacey
Terry & Joanne Lacey. Why did we chose Crete? 300+ days of sunshine! Crete is the biggest of the Greek Islands, so plenty of places to see and things to do, or just chill out around the pool.
Terry Lacey purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Terry Lacey chose Agios Nikolaos Municipality
A beautiful location with stunning views. Villa was built to our design.
Pool / Spa
This is a beautiful villa, in a fantastic location, up in the hills, looking down on the village below with superb wide ranging views of the sea and the hills and mountains behind
There fantastic viewing and seating areas located all around the villa for everytime of day
I'd refer to the pool as an infinity pool, once you're in, you look out to the sea beyond
When you're sun bathing, yes it gets hot, but as you're up in the hills, you get a cooling breeze at times which is welcome
There's loads of space all around, a fantastic music system, where you can hook up your music through a laptop which is provided, so you have your favourite music whilst your outside in the pool
There's also UK TV, with every channel you can think of and want, table football upstairs
Brilliant seating areas inside
Brilliant kitchen with every gadget, untensil you'll ever need
The owners are also fantastic, firstly in communication before we got there, arranging to meet us, so that we could follow them to the villa without getting lost, then they'd left us enough supplies, (milk, cereal, tea, coffee, orange juice, beers, wine, fruit) for us to not have to bother to go out shopping on the night we got there. There were enough supplied for a good day, meaning we could enjoy the pool the next day and then shop on the night. Plus the kitchen is fully stocked with herbs, spices, sugar, etc, the sort of things you need to cook, but never think of when you're out shopping (didn't need to it was there) There was also enough washing liquid, detergent, etc, to wash the clothes for an army, again something we didn't need to buy (we've stayed in lots of villas and never had this provided before)
They also gave us great tips on where to shop, places to go, eat and drink
Basically lovely people, who couldn't do enough for us - nothing was any trouble for them
Milatos itself is a quiet village, there's a shop for basic supplies, but plenty of tavernas, for food and drink, and we found them all reasonably priced. The people running the tavernas were lovely,, talkative, again, couldn't do enough for us
Then you have Malia a short drive away for supermarkets
Milatos cave is worth a look for a couple of hours out
All in all a brilliant holiday in a brilliant location. We would love to return
No doubt I've missed off loads on this review, just take it that this place is brilliant (i like that word) and relax!!!
Hi Chris, Thank you for staying at our villa, and for giving us a glowing review, you and your family were excellent guests and would always be welcome back to Milatos.
Terry & Joanne Lacey
Great villa with wonderful views and fantastic pool
A lovely villa with a great pool and wonderful views. Excellent local tavernas and seafront within 5 minute drive. Well placed for trips to Minoan sites, beaches , water parks etc.Hosts Terry and Jo could not be more helpful and great meet and greet service from the airport.
It is a fantastic villa owned by a fantastic couple Terry and Jo. There is everything you need in there and they even left us a very nice welcome pack. Terry and jo made us feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for us, we very much hope that we could meet up again some time.
Great villa with its own pool and views of the sea beyond
We had a great two weeks in North East Crete at this well appointed villa just up the hill from Milatos for our family holiday. We found a hire car essential to visit more of the surrounding area being an active family. However the villa with its lovely pool had everything we needed when we didn't want to be out and about. We loved using the outside BBQ area for cooking and eating alfresco.
FABULOUS Villa / Location - Great Rental
Spectacular location overlooking Milatos bay with great sea views out over the pool. Idyllic little Greek church on hillside in the distance. A proper villa / room with a view !
Villa has plenty of parking, good size pool (nice and clean), pretty little garden with BBQ area. Plenty of nice cool shade on the large terrace with comfy cane / wicker patio set (ideal for dining al fresco) as well as sun loungers around the pool for the sun lovers. The interior is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean, with a large airy open plan main living area leading on to large terrace and pool.
Fully equipped, the villa provided everything we could need with lots of extra touches from the owners Terry and Jo who were discreetly on hand in the village if needed but otherwise we were left to enjoy our stay – which we did. Loved it so much we are looking to go back this summer.
We have stayed at Villa Orianna a couple of times and we had a fabulous time on both occasions. The villa is amazing. The interior decor is very good and makes the house lovely and cool in the hot summer. There is everything you could possibly want and need all supplied from BBQ and loungers to washing machine. Jo and Terry Lacey are lovely people who were so very helpful. They left leaflets and brochures for the local area and were more than happy to answer any other questions we had.
The views from every aspect of the garden and balconies were just to die for. We have some amazing pictures of the sunset from the infinity pool
All in all we had brilliant holidays in Crete and are planning another return trip this year. I can't praise the house, the area, the welcoming locals and the Lacey's enough. Thank you so much for letting us live your lives for just two weeks a year.
5 minutes by car brings you to the small sandy beach of Milatos and its famous fish tavernas. The large sandy beach at Malia is a 5km drive where all beaches have sun beds/parasols, toilets, showers, first aid, restaurants and bars.
Heraklion airport is about 40 minutes drive from the villa where car hire is available and is recommended.
Your party will be met at the airport by the owner and shown the way to Villa Orianna, this hopefully makes your journey more enjoyable and less stressful.
The villa is situated 5 minutes drive from Milatos fishing village with a harbor, tavernas and small supermarkets. The pretty town of Agios Nickolaos is 20 km away and is a great place to have lunch and visit the market. Elounda and the island of Spinalonga are 45 minutes away. Beach & tavernas 5 minutes
Travel Times - Agios Nickolas 25 minutes. Malia 15 minutes. Elounda 35 minutes. Sisi 10 minutes.
There is a Minoan palace between Sissi and Malia which is still being excavated. The Palace of Knossos 7000-3000 BC is in Heraklion (55 minutes drive). Island of Spinalonga, and Milatos Cave. These are just some of the many historical sites to visit.
Two large water parks are about 30 minutes drive away from the villa.
Go karting is also available about 20 minutes away, Horse riding around 30 minutes away.
Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% of the total price is required to reserve the accommodation and is non refundable. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to the date of arrival. A security/damage deposit of £100 or 150 Euros will be required upon arrival and will be returned at the end of the booking period provided no damage or breakages have occurred. Changeover Day: Guests must vacate by 11.30 am and new Guests can only enter after 3pm. This is flexible if no continuation of stay by previous guests.