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Villa Kerasia

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Vlahiana | Iraklio, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Villa Kerasia
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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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JessicaK43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother, sister, and I loved the 3 days we spent at Villa Kerasia recently, a perfectly restored farmhouse peacefully located in the mountains, about a 20 minute drive from Heraklion. Babis, the owner, welcomed us warmly and made our stay absolutely comfortable. He provided us with personalized recommendations for the region that enhanced our stay (including a great nearby... More 

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old building, restored to be modern and comfortable. Good breakfast, pool, location, but chiefly memorable for the warm hospitality and friendly help of owner Babis. Well placed for Heraklion / Knossos - 20 minutes, but also pretty much all of central Crete within 75 minutes. We stayed a week and ate there twice - good value and excellent red wine,... More 

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The location of Villa Kerasia is perfect for exploring this region of Crete. We had booked one particular room, received an e mail a day before arrival that there was a problem....could we take the suite instead; of course we could! (The problem was another person was in the reserved room and wanted to stay a few more days...in that... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had to decide quickly for a spur of the moment escape to sunshine for just a few days. we could not have chose better. The villa is beautiful. Our host, Babsi, was friendly and helpful. From this lovely location we were easily able to tour to Knossos, Phaistos etc and get to the long and unspoilt beach at Kommos.... More 

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Los Angeles area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Pros: beautiful area, lovely room with a beautiful bed. The home is traditional Cretan with smart modernization. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a balcony room with great view. Very quiet. Nice breakfast with eggs, fresh orange juice and whole fruit. Babis gave us wonderful advice for seeing Phaestos and other great ruins and beaches. Con: the room... More 

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Woodland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restored rock farm house just 30 minutes from Iraklion was the perfect base for our six days in Crete. Our host, Babis, has created a wonderful luxury location at reasonable prices that any traveler would be happy with. He is constantly looking out for his guests with great travel advice, wonderful service and lovely evening meals when he has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in Oct 14. The villa is in a fantastic setting - tastefully renovated by Babis, the owner. Babis could not have been more helpful which suggestions and recommendations for local restaurants and activities. He even got our car started when we had a flat battery. We had a fantastic stay and would not hesitate to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Villa Kerasia is a beautifully restored house with 7 guest rooms about half an hour's drive from the airport. We stayed here in August and loved every moment. Away from the beaches and package deal tourists, it is the perfect place for a relaxed stay. It is also less then an hour away from several destinations worthy of a short... More 

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Guipuzcoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Charming house, spacious bedroom, very nice owner Babis who makes you feel very comfortable. The re-biulding has been done perfect and the result is the house of my dreams. Well managed garden, beutiful pool and peaceful enviroment. Possibly the prettiest place I visited ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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