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Elounda Island Villas
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Brno, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
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“Wonderful villas near Elounda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Just returned from a week and half at Elounda Island Villas and thoroughly enjoyed our time and the stay. If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet the villas are ideally located on the island and away from the main town of Elounda.

Leda and her parents take great care in their establishment and it shows, whether it's the excellent breakfasts, local advice or the garden. Local restaurants are an easy walk into Elounda, or even better stop at Kanali which is located on the canal in between the villas and the town.

The villas were well kitted out, the kitchen is small but it is listed as a kitchenette which makes it ideal for putting together breakfast or easy lunches. The villas are very clean and comfortable; the only down side is the beds are a bit small and quite hard compared to what we are used to.

If you are looking for a Cretan getaway either with friends, family or children this is a great place to stay and experience a small piece of Crete.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed only 2 days and enjoyed every minute. Its very nice located on the peninsula. On the balcony you have the best spot to see the sunset. The owners are very nice and welcoming. We will return for sure!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quebec
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

After spending 5 weeks at the Villas in 1985, with my daugther aged 2, I always returned (4-5 times) with great pleasure to EIV, mostly for the owners who are so nice and welcoming, for the enchanting charm and quietness of the environment and for the simplicity of the life "à la grecque" in our nice apartment. I was there again last year and I look forward to my next stay to meet again Leda and her nice family.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The perfect spot for a week away for sun, sea, food and relaxation. We've never been to Elounda before and I wouldn't want to stay in any other place.

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere and a lovely host then this is the place. Lida is really welcoming and it quickly starts to feel like home especially with Lida's mothers great cooking.

Elounda Island Villas are set away on the island with only one other taverna so you feel you have the best spot especially as the places to swim are walking distance away. The village is across the little bridge so you're there in minutes but can retreat back 'home' for a beer and the best cheese pies with honey in Elounda!

I would recommend to stay here if you like a no fuss, chilled place with a great host and good authentic food.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

As family spending 7 days at the place (2+2 kids at the ages of 2.5 and 5.5) we loved the quiet, the nature all around, the beach and the simplicity.
Its an island and there is only this one villas hotel on it! and there are only 10 rooms! and it a walking distance to the center of the village.
The village has nice beaches as well and contains all u will need as tourist: super market, stores, tavernas, bank, car rental, transportation, post office, and so on....

the sea is at your door step and the villas are fronting to the beach and the view from every window and from the balconies is great.
the family that own and run the place are kind and very helpful for consulting about where to go,where to eat and what is around the place, the island and all over the area.
the place is clean, nurtured and has a simple traditional caricature.

The villa`s taverna has mostly fresh home made local traditional food, but have also the daily dish which was excellent every time we tried it.
the rooms are equipped with dining table, kitchen contains some dishes stove top, oven and fridge so fixing some meals is an option as well.
There is also ceiling ventilation and small TV set which we didn't use at all.

The island it self is nice for short and easy walk and have some beautiful beaches of its own
There is also nice quite sandy beach at the front of the villas
We had great time and we can only wait patiently for the next time to come.....

Room Tip: All the rooms are greate and facing the sea
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

A sunny, light breeze wafts through the balcony into our bright open bedroom, I pad down the wooden stairs and make coffee, returning to watch the morning sea with some fresh watermelon. That or a morning dip in front of our villa, I have neighbours but I don't feel them, the beach is quiet and I say hello to one other dipper. Sometimes we go to the other beach 5 mins away, watch the under water world with our snorkels and forget about our otherwise urban existence. Little fish of luminous green and blue swim by, the sea is so beautiful. Plopping on the rocks to cool off, the sun licks our skin and my book awaits. We could go into Elouda town for lunch but why, the food is so good here and the shade on the terrace welcoming, goat bells tinkle. Watch the orange moon rise over Elouda Island Villas from a restaurant in the town and smile proudly when you return 'home' away from the hustle and bustle, past the salt mines and ancient sunken city of 'Olous'. The service is warm and discreet, discover the true talent of Lida in her art work, she can also tell you where to snorkel to find Olous and other treasures, or simply soak up their gentle hospitality and admire the well-tendered gardens.
Exceptional and incredible value. We fell in love again and with Elouda Island Villas.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

It is the perfect place for the most relaxing vacation. Being there already three times I recommend the place for those who seek to relax from the everyday hassle. The food offered is home cooked and very tasty. If you happen to see that they offer dolmades do order them, they are perfect. The family is very welcoming and helpful. Lida's mother is the typical greek mother and Lida is really artistic and knows where to send you in the area to have a nice time.
Thanks for the very nice vacation we had!!!!!!

Odysseas-Natasa

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Elounda Island Villas
Address: Kolokytha Island, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elounda Island Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elounda Island Villas is located only meters from the sea, in one of the most cosmopolitan places, the famous village of Elounda, situated on the Spinalonga Peninsula. Offering a beautiful view to the bay of Elounda, Elounda Island Villas is a cluster of 10 interconnected apartments with verandas with a direct view to the sea.All of the neatly furnished villas, with plain pine furniture and built-in beds, consist of a living room, a well equipped kitchen and one or two bathrooms. ... more   less 
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