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  • 10 guests

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

    +1 extra toilet

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Out in the peace of Crete’s countryside, this grand-looking villa offers a deluxe base from which to explore the ancient archaeological sites and beautiful beaches along the coast near Heraklion. The mountain villa of Rodia is within walking distance and Heraklion itself a twenty-five-minute drive away. Beautifully landscaped gardens and terraces are home to a private swimming pool and a full outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven. Each level of the home has a balcony with a glorious sea view and plenty of windows in the open living area on the first floor show off that endless blue. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the coast around Heraklion and discover ancient ruins

Explore the coast around Heraklion and discover ancient ruins

Embrace rustic Cretian cooking with the wood-fired grill and pizza oven outside

Embrace rustic Cretian cooking with the wood-fired grill and pizza oven outside

Spend days by the poolside in the grand, terraced gardens

Spend days by the poolside in the grand, terraced gardens

Enjoy plenty of bottle storage in the gourmet kitchen

Enjoy plenty of bottle storage in the gourmet kitchen

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Home truths

    While not all of the bedrooms and bathrooms are photographed, expect the style and quality to be consistent with the rest of the home.

    The entire living space is upstairs on the first floor and there are a few steps between the living room and kitchen. This place may not suit those with limited mobility.

    The swimming pool isn't fenced. If you're bringing little ones, they'll need to be supervised at all times.

    Your host can provide a travel cot for infants on request.

    Having a car is recommended to make the most of the area. There is private parking for up to four cars.

About this stay


Amenities

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private pool

Bedrooms & bathrooms

5 bedrooms, 5 beds

2 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of extra services during your stay, including massages and beauty treatments, wine tours, laundry and dry cleaning, fridge fills, restaurant reservations, private chefs, airport transfers, and car hire.

  • If you’re travelling with children, your host can organise babysitting services – alternatively, a live-in nanny can be arranged at a cost of £475-£670 per week.

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Heraklion Town

Affectionately dubbed ‘small Athens’, Heraklion is Crete’s largest and most populated city. What started out as a fortified harbour town has grown into a bona fide tourist hotspot, popular for its year-round warm weather and palm-tree-lined seaside promenade. You only have to glance at a photo of its glistening port to understand why this place attracts so many visitors each year, but Heraklion has much more to offer than just...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at Taverna Alonaki

Dine at Taverna Alonaki

Enjoy delicious Greek food with a breathtaking view of Heraklion at this family taverna. The friendly staff and complimentary desserts make it a must-visit restaurant.

2 min
Dine at Taverna HARILAOS

Dine at Taverna HARILAOS

Experience the warm and genuine Greek ambiance at Taverna HARILAOS. With delicious food, bilingual staff, and stunning views of Hrakleio, this restaurant is a gem for international travelers.

3 min
Dine at To Rodi Tavern

Dine at To Rodi Tavern

Indulge in authentic Cretan cuisine at this family traditional taverna with amazing views. Try the grilled lamb and homemade dishes like dolmadakia and kokoretsi for a truly memorable dining experience.

3 min
Dine at Meteoro Traditional Tavern

Dine at Meteoro Traditional Tavern

Indulge in the most authentic Greek gastronomy experience at this family-owned restaurant. Enjoy delicious food, amazing views, and warm hospitality in a scenic bay. Worth the long ride from Heraklion!

8 min
Dine at Papadakis Taverna

Dine at Papadakis Taverna

Enjoy magnificent Greek cuisine and a breathtaking view of Iraklio at this friendly and affordable restaurant. Highly recommended for delicious food, great service, and an incredible atmosphere.

9 min
Dine at Taverna i Remvi

Dine at Taverna i Remvi

Enjoy traditional Greek food with a fantastic view. The owner speaks English and makes great recommendations.

10 min
Catch a film at Technópolis

Catch a film at Technópolis

Technópolis offers a good selection with five screens showing recent releases in their original language with Greek subtitles. Grab a snack at the café or restaurant, and browse the stores before your show.

16 min
Enjoy Watercity Waterpark Crete

Enjoy Watercity Waterpark Crete

A fun water park with slides, a wave pool, children's pools, and a Jacuzzi. A great getaway spot for all ages.

32 min
Explore the mythical Knossos Palace

Explore the mythical Knossos Palace

Step into the reconstructed royal palace, linked to the myth of the Minotaur. Marvel at its beauty and historical significance. Take time to fully appreciate this impressive archaeological site.

27 min
Explore ancient Minoan culture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Explore ancient Minoan culture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful exhibition showcasing artefacts from the Minoan age, Cretan art, sculptures, and archaeological finds. Discover the rich history and exquisite artwork that will transport you back in time.

27 min

Get around

Airport

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

26 min

Chania International Ioannis Daskalogiannis

2 hr 6 min

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

2 hr 14 min

Train station

Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta

16 min

Bus stop

Palaiokastro

29 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

11 min

Cafe

12 min

Pharmacy

13 min

Points of interest

Beach

Paralia Paleokastro

9 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No smoking

No parties or events

No pets

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

Registration or licence number: 1039K92003272901.

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