Become a host

Island Eyes

  • 4 guests

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • sq/ft

Add dates for price

Ask the host anything

Do you have a question about this home or the local area?

Magnificent views over Mirabello Bay and the famous island of Spinalonga are the first things guaranteed to catch your eye from this villa in Plaka. Just as stunning from the pool as they are from the terrace's alfresco dining set, the far-reaching vistas certainly steal the show here. Once inside the home, you’ll find a comfortable two-floor living space with everything needed for a fuss-free stay. The beige and brown colour scheme of the decor isn’t half as exciting as the blues and greens of the scenery outside. But given the home’s location just 600 metres from plenty of ​​Greek restaurants and bars – not to mention the seaside with its many boat trip opportunities – this home ticks a lot of boxes.


The Plum Promise

  • No time for average – We reject thousands of homes worldwide, so you don't have to.
  • Hosts we know – With track records of high-quality hosting.
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot – Exceptional service before, during and after your stay.

Ask the host anything

Do you have a question about this home or the local area?

What to expect


Highlights

Dine at the local Greek restaurants and take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island

Dine at the local Greek restaurants and take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island

While away sunny afternoons taking dips in the pool

While away sunny afternoons taking dips in the pool

Feast on views of Spinalonga and Mirabello Bay over an alfresco meal

Feast on views of Spinalonga and Mirabello Bay over an alfresco meal

Like what you see? Explore more of this home

Home truths

    This home is laid out over two floors with internal stairs between them – one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor but both bathrooms are on the upper floor

    The villa is set on a hillside with a series of steps leading up to its entrance, so it may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility

    Your host can provide a complimentary cot and high chair – this must be requested at the time of booking, and you’ll need to bring your own cot linen

    There's no desk here, but the dining table can double up as a laptop-friendly workspace

    The villa's balconies and terraces have horizontal style railings with large gaps of 14cm – children should be supervised at all times

    On-site parking is available

    The nearest airport is Heraklion

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private outdoor pool

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Luggage storage

Additional fees

  • There will only be a few essential items at your villa when you arrive – speak with your host to arrange a welcome pack

  • While you can request one cot and high chair for free, an additional fee will apply to any further cots or high chairs you require – other items such as pushchairs, car seats, bed guards, monitors, baby walkers and sterilisers may also be available to rent

  • Cleaning and maid services may be available for an additional fee – please discuss this with your host

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

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

Local guide


About Plaka

The seaside fishing village of Plaka has a beautiful setting on Elounda Bay. The beach here is gorgeous, with its crystal clear waters and smooth white pebbles. At the northern end, you'll find a water sports centre. There are lovely views of the island of Spinalonga from here too. Its name derives from the Italian word for 'long spine' – Plaka and the island were the subject of a best-selling...

Explore the area

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

Explore the underwater world on a semi-submarine

Explore the underwater world on a semi-submarine

Embark on a thrilling 1h30 tour in Agios Nikolaos and discover amazing sea life. Friendly crew, great captain, and breathtaking scenery make this a must-experience attraction for adults and kids alike.

31 min
Learn about olive oil production at Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Learn about olive oil production at Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of olive oil production at this family-owned farm. Take a guided tour, taste delicious local products, and browse the shop for unique souvenirs.

22 min
Enjoy the relaxing Almiros Beach

Enjoy the relaxing Almiros Beach

A beautiful, unspoilt beach with soft sandy shores, clear waters, and stunning mountain views. Perfect for swimming, diving, and snorkelling.

29 min
Explore the serene Areti Monastery

Explore the serene Areti Monastery

Discover a historic place of worship with a breathtaking view. Welcoming monks, animals, and peacefulness make this spot a peaceful haven for visitors.

29 min

Get around

Airport

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

1 hr 8 min

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

1 hr 35 min

Train station

lti Meli Palace

44 min

Bus stop

Central Bus St. Nicholas

29 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

13 min

Cafe

13 min

Pharmacy

10 min

Points of interest

Beach

Agia Marina

3 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 30 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Julie

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Julie is an experienced and passionate host, willing to do whatever it takes to ensure you have a memorable trip. From rentals to recommendations, Julie and her team are here to help.

Registration or licence number: 1058301.

This home is nominated for the Plum Guide Award.

  • Great hosts, not just great homes – We reject homes managed by hosts who don’t meet our standards of excellence.

The Plum Promise

  • Every home scrutinised by experts, they have to meet our standards.
  • Hosts we knowHigh-quality hosting, with track records of high-quality hosting.
  • Impeccably clean, well maintained homes.
  • Peace of mind in the rare event your host cancels.
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot, delivering exceptional service before, during and after your stay.