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Vlahiana | Iraklio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Villa Kerasia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside of Iraklion in one of the major wine producing districts of Crete is this beautifully restored country inn set up on a hill with views of the surrounding countryside. The proprietor Babis is extremely kind and hospitable and welcomes his guests with courtesy and helpfulness. The Villa consists of upper and lower level rooms, we were lucky to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy 40 minute drive from airport, beautiful location, excellent ambience, excellent rooms, nice pool, interesting guests, good food, and in Babis (and the team) a perfect host. Oh, and their own delicious wine at 5 euros a bottle! Highly recommended.

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Floro, Norway
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been to Villa Kerasia several times. It is my Crete. If you need to relax and to learn about the real Crete - This is a place to include in your journey. I have allways experienced what we call " the spirit if Babis"

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What an impressive place. Tucked out in the middle of the amazing wine country, we parked our car and pretty much said 'wow' all the way into the villa. Everything was so tastefully executed, retaining traditional elements like the stone olive press. Although we were privileged enough to have the place pretty much to ourselves, we did miss out on... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This hotel is just amazing. The surrounding, the view, the building.. just everything. When you arrive you are just amazed about the location and the lovely building and the garden. Important information for travelers.. just inform the owner about your approx. arrival time. They are not in the hotel all the time. The rooms are huge and lovely decorated. The... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Babis, who owns villa Kerasia, is a wonderfully welcoming and friendly host for whom nothing is too much trouble. I was in touch with him before we arrived as one of us has issues with dairy and wheat and he confirmed this would not be a problem at breakfast, and he was right, there was plenty of gluten free bread... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Close enough to the port and airport (about 30 mins drive) to make this a good choice at the start or end of a Crete adventure. Charming and welcoming. Babis wants to care for you. We were fortunate to be there for dinner -there has to be a minimum number of guests for this. It was a fabulous night -delicious... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This villa in wine country has great views but if the proprietor is not cooking you end up searching the scruffy taverna offerings a few miles away. Walls were so thin that we were kept awake by snoring next door, and the furnishings were funky but offered no comfortable place to read and inadequate light. No screens on the windows... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We spend 3 nights in the Villa as part of our honeymoon. Due to a flight delay we didnt arrive until 2 in the morning and had to wake Babis up but he was more than happy to welcome us. The pool is lovely and the breakfast amazing! It was great to be able to pop into the nearby village... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

we just got back from 5 days in the villa, where we celebrated my father's 70th b-day. we were 3 families, with 5 kids, and it has been prefect. the host is amazing, the villa, the rooms, the pool, everything is so quiet and peaceful, breakfast and dinner were great. the host took care of all the small things that... More

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Address: Vlahiana | Iraklio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Villa Kerasia Crete/Heraklion

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Villa Kerasia, an old traditional family house, is located in Vlahiana 16km southwest of Heraklion, at the foot of Psiloritis Mountain. The listed farmhouse has been restored with great respect to the environment and architecture. There are 5 bedrooms and 2 suites including breakfast and potential choice of dinner, pool with Jacuzzi and parking. All rooms have private bathroom with bath or shower, AC, heating, satellite TV and radio, telephone, hairdryer and safe. ... more   less 
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