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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Heraklion, Crete

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thanasis8...
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“BRILLIANT..”
Reviewed April 9, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed for 5 nights in April at this wonderful villa.The property is very spacious and with breathtaking views towards surrounding mountains and Aegean sea.The airport and heraklion city is 15 minutes distance while touristic places and beaches approx. 7 min away.Water city (must visit especially for kids) the biggest water park of Crete is 5 minutes away.Thanks to Michael for this special holiday....will certainly visit again in near future...

Date of stay: April 2015
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ozlemseyi...
Izmir Province, Turkey
1 review
“Brilliant choice with good price.”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you are looking for a peaceful, clean, comfortable and romantic place just go for it. Customer service was great too. Thanks to my boyfriend for this great choice.

Date of stay: August 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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DimitraK2...
1 review
“Stanning villa!!!”
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

we really enjoyed the stay in Villa Galini. The house is great and perfect for two families. with the big pool, the beautiful viewsand the excellent service of the family (clean towels and sheets every view days and tastefull home grown vegetables like grapes, melon and tomatoes we had a superb holiday. Also we where amazed by the friendliness of the local people of Episkopi. A small town where people greet each other and it is normal to help if somebody needs help.So thank you for this. we can only recommend the villa and you should really consider holiday on beautiful and friendly Crete

Date of stay: August 2014
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kellster1...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic villa”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Galini as a group of 8, two families, the villa had everything we could possibly want.
On arrival we were met at the airport by Michael who showed us the way to get to the villa, this was useful as we arrived in the dark and although the villa is easy to find not having to worry about it with 4 kids made the whole experience less stressful. Micheal had arranged for a pizza to be delivered for us which was very welcome.
The villa itself is ideal for larger groups and multiple families as the accomodation is very flexible depending on numbers.
Kitchen was equipped quite well, only things we were missing was a corkscrew but that was easily rectified at the local shop.
Pool and outside space was clean, spacious and plenty of sun loungers, covered area was ideal for eating during the day as it provided some shade, wind breaks prevented the sea breeze from being too strong but kept the temperature to a managable level. PIzza oven and BBQ were fantastic, we used these on most days.
Accomodation was emaculate, clean bedding and towels every few days and the villa was cleaned throughout every few days.
AC in the downstairs bedrooms was great, only downside was that the upstairs rooms had no AC, fans were provided but the rooms were still very warm at night which caused a few tired children.

We found a local taverna within walking distance that had a very basic menu but the food was superb, so good we went 3 times in 2 weeks.

In all Micheal, his family and the villa were perfect and we wouldn't hesitate to go back again either as a family or in a bigger group.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: PIzza oven, pool and BBQ
Liked least: No AC in upsatirs rooms
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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186338Jac...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great place ideal for any group”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here at the end of July. The owners were friendly and very helpful. The villa was in excellent order with lovely Pool, great views, nice veranda's and excellent indoor and outdoor BBQ cooking facilities. It is an easy drive to nice beaches of Karteros and amoudara, and the town of Heraklion if want something a little more lively. Or a very short walk to Episkopi where there are a few small shops and places to by groceries or takeaway food. There are also some nice taverna's in the next village 1KM away but i forget what it is called.

It is easier to get there than the map suggests. 15 mins from Heraklion airport all on big easy roads.

Great place, exceptional value, I would highly recommend it.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: Outdoor pool and veranda's with bbq areas and authentic great bbq were great and views wer lovely as well.
Liked least: The mattresses on the beds could have been a little more comfy
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Revenue-a...
London
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Date of stay: May 2013
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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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Lisaconla...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfectly placed & spacious with magnificent 90 degree views”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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!

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: The outside space
Liked least: Windy at times
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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