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“Amazing place to stay, perfect hosts, and a superb base for discovering Crete”
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Vergis Epavlis
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Vergis Epavlis is a truly wonderful escape in the hills above Iraklion. Nestled in the village of Agios Myronas Stella and Stelios have created a fabulous home from home. We stayed in the House of Eros, a beautiful suite with every small detail catered for. We relaxed by the pool for the first couple of days, just drinking in the widespread views of the Cretan countryside down over Iraklion and the sea, and listening to the sound of birdsong.
Stella creates the most gorgeous breakfasts, and has a wealth of knowledge on where to visit on the island. From the time we arrived until the moment that we left, we felt like part of the Vergis family, we ate, drank and laughed together.
Verges Epavlis is perfectly situated for wherever you want to visit. It's a stones throw away from Knossos, and Iraklion city. We also visited Phaestos, Agia Galini and Rethymnon one afternoon. The next day we decide to go east, and we found a gorgeous little village called Sissi, where we had freshly cooked fish and a little more of the local Cretan wine at lunchtime, we went on to Elounda in the afternoon and watched the sun set over the Greek fishing boats, truly amazing.
Other evenings we sampled the traditional and delicious food at the taverna in the village, we had outstanding meals there, which were also superb value for money.
Stella and Stelios are very special people indeed, they embrace you into their home, and
enjoy you being there as much as you enjoy being there. Their dalmation Sara welcomes you with a huge smile at very given opportunity.
One evening I had a fabulous massage by Marina, she drove from Iraklion and gave me one of the best massages ever - the icing on the cake!
Thankyou Stella and Stelios for a truly amazing time, we will be back soon xxx

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
8  Thank HelenaD
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Located away from the city, right in the middle of the countryside, this villa hotel is the perfect paradise. Westayed there for 10 days for our honeymoon and we loved it. The suites are amazing with beautiful views. The owners and manager could not do enough to help us from driving us to town to landing us a DVD player. The food, cooked by a local chef is amazing, the rooms are clean and modern and if you do not want to eat at the hotel, you can walk up the hill to the local village. the local tavern food is also to die for. If you fancy moving around, renting a car is a must but for us who wanted to chill, it was just perfect. I would highlighly

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Temperlilly1
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed in this boutique hotel for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The suit was beautiful (the best we have ever stayed in). It was quite (just 4 suits in the hotel) and relaxing.
The owners think of their guests as part of the family and we received very warm welcome.
The first night in the hotel we got our dinner in hotel's restaurant. The owner went to Heraklion just to buy fresh fish and shrimps for us.

We definitely will come back, but next time will call the hotel to meet us in Agios Myronas :) (it's a little bit difficult to find the hotel by yourself).

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank alex_povereny
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Beautiful location, quiet, relaxing, great views, good food. Stelios and Stella are wonderful and will make sure you have everything you need. This is a place for people who want to get away from the crowded and noisy beach towns, but still be close enough to visit them.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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7  Thank Hirschg
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Beautiful views, gorgeous rooms, pool, fresh breakfast, and top level service. Stelios and Stella will make you feel at home, as you enjoy your time with them. Close to the city, but in lovely countryside.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank jeffro_1
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We read the reviews and felt confident that with all of the positive remarks we wouldn't be disappointed - and we weren't - we traveled as a family of four with 2 children aged 10 and 8 years - the venue is simply breathtaking, the rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable but above all it's the service that exceeds expectations l- the owners are a shining example of generosity of spirit, no request is too much trouble, guests are welcomed as friends and you honestly feel more like old acquaintances than paying guests - we would thoroughly recommend Vergis Epavlis and am sure that we shall revisit sometime. Crete is a marvelous destination with sunshine, great beaches, stunning scenery and copious historical sites to visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank yuf163
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

This was our first trip to Crete and certainly hope to return to Vergis. We travelled with our two girls 4 and 7 years old and had the most relaxing and wonderful trip. Both the girls are looking forward to go back and visit. In their opinion, this has been their favorite holiday and when asked why, they loved the place and the people. We left with a heavy heart but know that we will be back. Thank you Stella and Stelios and all the staff for making our trip unforgetable. You made us feel at home and enjoyed this vacation inmensely.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Vergis Epavlis

Address: Agios Myronas, Heraklion, Crete 70013, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Heraklion
Price Range: $140 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vergis Epavlis 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vergis Epavlis Luxurious Suites with spectacular views, spa, pools & lounge restaurant can be your base for a romantic exploration of the most beautiful island of Mediterranean. Our philosophy and concern does not only include the delivery of reliable services but also the creation for each guest of his own private milieu in which he will relax and enjoy all that Vergis Epavlis offers within its aesthetic environment and incomparable beauty of the surrounding nature. ... more   less 
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