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Phone: +30 697 8206688

5* Villa with large pool in small hillside village of northern coast of Crete.

  • Price from 130 EUR / Day
  • Capacity up to 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 05/30/2006

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Just 20 minutes from Heraklion airport, tucked away on the hillsides of the northern coast of Crete you will find the village Episkopi. Come step into another world and discover Crete the way it was - the way it is meant to be. In Episkopi people with great warmth and generosity will welcome you to Crete.
Away from crowed tourist centers and not far from the village square is your special hideaway. Your holiday villa in Crete is a beautifully renovated 19th century traditional Cretan stone house with large pool and garden. Let the atmosphere enchant you. This stunning and spacious home provides all the comfort you need for a great holiday.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
130 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
340 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
910 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
2380 EUR
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Just the right place to spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Tourism has hardly touched this village and "filoxenia" (Greek for hospitality) is simply the motto of Epikopi. A tradition deeply rooted in the Cretan way of life. So being a guest in this village will show you first hand what Cretan hospitality really means.

The name Episkopi dates back to the second Byzantine period on Crete. During this time the bishop seat of the coastal village of Hersonissos was moved further inland. Episkopi means bishop seat. Many small Byzantine churches with frescos from the Cretan School of Renaissance (14th/15th century) are found in and around the village. The main source of income is from agriculture. Olive groves and vineyards surraound the village. Life moves with a different pace compared to the coastal tourist areas. This is Crete the way it was and the way it is meant to be.

Nearest beach Amnissos-Karteros 10 minutes
For food shopping you will find a baker, pastry shop, butcher, supermarkets and green grocer.

There is also a barber shop, post office, bank (ATM), chemist/pharmacy, mediacal center,gas/petrol and police station
For eating out (lunch/dinner) there are tavernas in Episkopi and area.

Episkopi - Pediados, Heraklion Crete, 700 08, Episkopi, Greece
Accommodation located in:
countryside, mountainside, near biking trails, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near walking trails, near water sports, old town, paragliding, rural, village!

Amenities & services

Private Swimming Pool 13 x 6 m
(depth:shallow end 1,35m - deep end 2,20m)
automatically lit at night, pool maintenance
Pool Side Terrace & Pool Area

dining table & chairs, garden chairs & table, sun beds, hammock, shower, charcoal barbeque. The terrace is partailly covered and along the length of the pool area are walls on both sides. Trees, bushes and flowers surround the pool area providing absolute privacy for sunbathing and swimming.
Garden - Orchard Area

Fenced in area behind pool area with many different fruit trees: e.g. orange,lemon,pear just to mentiona a few. You will also find olive trees and a vegetable garden. You can help yourself to any fruits or vegetables in this garden (organic). You will also enjoy a beautiful view over the rolling hills of the countryside

3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Gallery

Master Bedroom

Main House - French door windows leading to pool/terrace area, double bed(1,60x2,10m), sofa, armchair, dresser/mirror and closet with mirror

Sleeping Gallery

Main House - wooden stairs elading up to gallery from dining room. Wooden partition and gate 1,10m high. The gallery overlooks the dining room: twin beds (1,00x2,03m), closet, wooden floor.

Two Inter-Connected Bedrooms

Westwing upper level - original stone stairs leading up from inner courtyard. First bedroom: twin beds (1,00x2,03m), chairs, closet. Three wooden steps lead up to second bedroom: double bed (1,60x2,03m), closet, armchair.

2 Bathrooms

Main House - next to Master Bedroom

bathtub with shower and WC

Westwing - entrance from inner courtyard shower and WC

Dining Room

Main House - dining table&chairs, buffet with mirror, Cretan style sofa, door leads to kitchen (westwing)

Living Room

Main House - French door windows leading to terrace/pool area, sofa sitting arrangement,TV,stereo, CD-player,VCR and fireplace

Lower Sitting Room

Main House - steps leading down from dining room. This is a quiet corner with large sofa, desk and bookcase with many English books.(Open area dining room-lower sitting room-sleeping gallery)


Westwing - separate entrance from inner courtyard and door leading to dining room: Electric cooking facilities and oven, dishwasher, fridge&freezer, toaster, coffee machine, all necessary kitchen utensils, double sink, kitchen table&chairs and original fireplace.

Inner Courtyard - Cretan style stone oven, a securely covered original well and sitting area built in stone.


Washing Machine

Solar Hot Water System& Electric Hot Water System

Central Heating

Parking in front of property

Maid Service twice a week

new towels and bed linens/sheets

Baby cot on request (free)

Furnishing antiques, Cretan style, artwork and hand woven carpets

Floors wooden or ceramic tiles

Windows all windows have wooden shutters

Fans 2 protable fans

Property 1000 sq m

Garden/Pool Area 800 sq m

Living Area 200 sq m

Shiatsu or Arjuveda Massage

Yoga Lessons

Guided Nature Tours

Greek Cooking Lessons


# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Single beds: 4
  • Double beds: 2
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • Yes Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • Yes Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • Yes House Chef:
  • Yes Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • Yes Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • Yes Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Seasonal fruits, bread, butter, marmelade, fruit juice, bottle water,wine or raki and feta cheese.

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