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“Exceptional villa, very well thought out.”
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A stunning view by the pool looking to the sea. A quiet,private and peaceful location.
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A stunning view by the pool looking to the sea. A quiet,private and peaceful location.
Enjoy a relaxed lunch/dinner al fresco by the pool.  Lighting for that romantic evening ambience! Inside the light and comfortable, first floor, master bedroom.Large surround balcony,wonderful views
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A stunning view by the pool looking to the sea. A quiet,private and peaceful location.
Enjoy a relaxed lunch/dinner al fresco by the pool.  Lighting for that romantic evening ambience!
Inside the light and comfortable, first floor, master bedroom.Large surround balcony,wonderful views
Comfortable inside living area with two substantial outside dining areas with lovely views.
Front view, with a beautiful aspect of the mountains behind and full balcony around first floor.
By the gorgeous 12m2 pool looking out to the surrounding mountains, sea and Makrigialos.
Great stone built BBQ and pizza oven by the pool. Lighting for that romantic evening meal.
Another king-size bed in the lower-ground floor bedroom with wardrobes, en-suite with shower facilit
Fabulous view of the pool, Makrigialos and sea beyond from the first floor master bedroom
Views from all the balconies of the traditional Crete countryside
Full size pool table for your use
Another aspect of the living area leading to the kitchen area and the two outside dining balconies.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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“Exceptional villa, very well thought out.”
Reviewed July 24, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The villa is tucked away on a track leading up from the town. The track is a short drive on an unmade road which is not overly demanding. Alternatively the main town road is reached on foot in 15 mins, with another 10 to reach the harbour which is the centre of the town's shops, bars and restaurants.
This distance give you a secluded location with a day-long sunny aspect and only the cicadas to listen to.
The accommodation is furnished to a high standard and provided all that we wanted. 3 good doubles, each with shower/bathroom.
The pool is a good size and immaculate, with a generous paved area.
There are several outdoor seating areas each with shading at different times of the day.
Pretty much the perfect villa from our perspective.
Makri-Gialos is a great place for many people. A good selection of bars and restaurants staffed by very hospitable but not pushy staff. No loud load music or youthful high jinks. 2 hours' drive from airport at a careful speed, but almost all on excellent roads.

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Management Response
Aug 7, 2017
Hi Charles

We have just read your excellent review and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa. We agree with all your comments as we love Makrigialos just as much. Let's keep this great escape between ourselves!!!!! Thank you so much we do appreciate your comments.
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spencer10...
West Richland Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with family”
Reviewed September 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Lyronda is the third villa we have rented in Crete and was equal to the others in convenience, location and quality of the accomodations. It has 3 floors, with the front door opening to the middle floor that has the kitchen, dining and living area, one bedroom, with double bed, and bathroom that included a large tub. The lower floor has another bedroom with double bed, the recreation area with a billiard table and dart board. There is also a single bed and a bathroom with a shower. From this level you walk out to the pool area, barbeque and a laundry room off to the side. This laundry room includes a clothes dryer. The upper top floor has a double bed, bathroom and two sets of doors onto a balcony area that goes around 3 sides of the house. This has a small table and two chairs which is nice in the mornings with coffee and some lounges.
There is a larger outdoor eating area outside the kitchen on the side by the front door and another balcony area off the living space with table and four chairs. Plenty of space for the family to spread out with plenty of room for them to do whatever they chose. The pool is cleaned daily and Christine who is there in the morning is always helpful in answering questions about the house or the area. The kitchen is well equiped with a large fridge, stove top and oven for cooking a a dishwasher.
The place is just out of the main town area. There are two other houses adjacent. The middle one was vacant when we were there and we didn't see or hear the people at the first place very much. There is plenty of extra parking adjacent to the villas. It is a short drive into the town and beaches as well as an easy walk. One can also start off on the road in the other direction to do the hike up the Pefki Gorge to town of Pefki. A lovely hike up of about 3.5 kilometers. My son and I did the hike up and back twice and he did it another two times by himself. Makry-Gialos is a small town with some great beachs and plenty of good places to eat. We especially recommend the Dragon's Cave Taverna a little east out of town with great food but there are also plenty of great tavernas in town as well. The town is also a good jumping off place to other beautiful spots on the southeast coast. It is a great place to take the family and not at all as crowded and overrun as what one finds on the north coast.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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GrubGadge...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A week in September/October”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Located just outside a well provisioned, very friendly town with a great beach. At the head of a lovely valley; behind the villa, up the valley, is a fantastic gorge walk to a great little hill top town ( Pefki). At the other end of the valley is the town and beach; you can see the sea from the balcony. It took me only about 15 mins to walk to the beach but I'm 39 and a frequent hill walker and mountain biker. Those who aren't keen on walking would want a car to go up and down to the beach/ or town, but then it's 5 mins and for the peaceful location of the villa, well worth it. You'd probably want a car anyway as Makrygialos is 1hr 45 mins drive from Heraklion
The villa is very well appointed and homely with nice indoor and outdoor areas. One minor gripe was the slightly intrusive noise from the pool filter machinery when outside. I'd very happily stay in Lyronda again and loved the South East coast of Crete and Makrygialos. I would email Ron about the pool mechanism noise in advance of my stay next time though if I was to go back. A great holiday in a great town and beautiful villa. Highly recommended. Ps Georgia, who comes daily to clean the pool, was lovely and seemed to be trying to be as unobtrusive as possible every day, thanks !

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Liked best: The quiet beautiful location and the quality of the villa
Liked least: The noise from the pool filter mechanism.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2012
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Liked best: Unwinding in the pool and eating in the local authentic restaurants
Liked least: It gets very hot between 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock (time for a siesta!)
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2012
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Liked best: The pool, the location.
Liked least: It rained on one of the days for about 20 mins.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed February 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: The pool and the silent stay on the Mountain
Liked least: The crickets and the hard wind
Traveling group: Extended Family
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