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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Heraklion, Crete

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London
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Near and Far”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We have just stayed at Villa Galini for a holiday break with family. Overall the property and facilities are really good and the experience of setting the holiday up was very straight forward. The owner met us at the airport and escorted us to the villa; on arrival we were shown around and then left to get on with our holiday.

The property is located a short distance from Heraklion Airport but is away from the touristic area, up in the surrounding hills. The village - Episkopi - is an example of an unspoilt and friendly Cretan community. You can buy most provisions or alternatively shop in branded supermarkets in Heraklion. Cretan people love children and our kids enjoyed the whole holiday.

There is an attention to detail that marks out this holiday rental. A cot was provided with a decent mattress and linen for a small child, the outside seating area has windbreak blinds and the wi-fi offers a 2mb connection (good enough to skype home etc).

The unheated swimming pool is a delight in the afternoon, bathed in direct sunlight and there are plenty of sun-loungers for adults and inflatable hoops for children. If you're into barbeques or pizzas, there are dedicated facilities in an outhouse. Air-conditioning is provided in the downstairs bedrooms and the bed linen is good quality.

The garden areas are well looked after with roses, herbs and jasmine. The lawn area is suitable for kids to play and the automatic gates make a secure area away from the main road.

Booking this was easy and the communication with the owner was excellent. We would like to thank the other reviewers above, as our decision was based on their feedback. We would definitely come back for another visit.

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Liked best: Attention to detail
Liked least: The Cretan Winds
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfectly placed & spacious with magnificent 90 degree views”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We stayed at Villa Galini for 2 weeks in May 2013. The villa is very spacious with panoramic beautiful views for 90 degrees, with mountains on either side of the sea view it really is very picturesque. We arrived very late in the evening & was met at the airport by the lovely Faye who drove us to the villa. We were then greeted by her father with the most amazing freshly cooked pizzas which was very much needed as we were travelling with small children. The villa is well equipped & we especially enjoyed the outside space with the most wonderful outdoor kitchen area. Its location is perfect for anyone who loves the peace & quiet but within minutes to the nearest village of Episkopi which is very quaint & pretty, providing a supermarket, cash point, a great bakery & a few nice little cafe's. We visited many local beaches which were all within 15-20minutes & the sea was crystal clear. The owners & their family were always on hand should they be needed & extremely welcoming & friendly. We would highly recommend this holiday to anyone & it is perfect for large groups/families wishing to holiday together. Many thanks to Michael & his team for a very special holiday!

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Liked best: The outside space
Liked least: Windy at times
Traveling group: Large Group
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Colonia, Germania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dreamlike experience”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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About 10 minutes drive from the beach, Villa Gallini is a good location if you want to enjoy both the seaside and the life of a typical Cretan village.
The place is always very clean and has a wonderful view over the olive trees around. Owners very guest-friendly. Food divine.
I strongly recommend it.

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Traveling group: Da solo
Your age range 25-34
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JuanMadri...
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Villa awesome, wonderful owners, big and confortable home”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 for a stay in September 2011
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I was there with my partner for 10 days and we had a wonderful holidays.
The Villa is wonderful, in a calm place close to Herakleio (20 min by car) and airport (15 min by car). Well connected with Knossos famouse ruins.

We rented a car to visit all the islands and the perfect location of the Villa on Crete gave us possibility to visit the whole island.

It has a perfect and big swimming pool and place to rest and take sun in sunny days with beautiful views of the mountains from the big terrace.
The home has a big barbecue outside and beautiful gardens in front part of the home that gives u a beautiful views on morning with the grass and trees smell.
The home inside is confortable and lovely, ideal for family because it has several bedrooms. The kitchen is big with everything neccessary.
We are thankful to the owners to give us so special days and hope to visit again.

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Liked best: Big home inside and views of the mountains
Liked least: Everything was perfect!!!
Your age range 35-49
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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Liked best: The comfort and cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed September 15, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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806thomas
Appenzell, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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