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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 6 day trip around Crete, we've choosed to stay for 2 nights at Villa Kerasia as a point to get to knossos without the chaos of heraklion. The best choice we've made so far. Babis had restored this farmhouse with taste and we're sorry for not staying there another 2 nights... With a simple map and some lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it can be a bit challenging to find Village Kerasia (thankful we did it during daylight), it is well worth the effort. The setting for this lovingly restored home is exquisite, the outdoor space is great to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Our room (a junior suite) was very large, nicely decorated,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful place, we will keep going back. A peaceful location but a good base to see the Island. The owner, Babis, is one in a million and cannot do enough to make your stay unforgettable. Breakfasts are terrific - try the fried eggs! We had no problem with getting cash, there are queues, but somebody told... More 

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JessicaK43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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 June 3, 2015

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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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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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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