Greece, Heraklion, Hersonissos , Private Heated Pool, next to the sea
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- ΕΙΔΙΚΟ ΣΗΜΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑΣ ΜΗ ΚΥΡΙΩΝ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΤΑΛΥΜΑΤΩΝ 1039K91003058201
Lovely stay at Villa Irida
We had a wonderful week at Villa Irida. We enjoyed the pool, the outdoor cooking, the general overall convenience to surrounding areas, and the modernized house. Thank you Irina for being so attentive to our needs. Your restaurant recommendations were excellent.
Perfect place for family holiday
Words can't describe how truly amazing our stay at this house was. We had a last minute change of houses, and owners was so accommodating and helpful in transferring us and helping us to get settled. The pictures of the house truly do not do it justice. The views are beyond stunning and the outside space is so beautiful and serene, we never wanted to leave the house because it was so relaxing to be there. We will miss our morning breakfasts out on the terrace overlooking the sea, and of course the amazing pool that was heated for us till 30 degrees(it was one of reason to chose this villa because of small kids). The house is a very clean and really perfect for using. Kitchen it was favorite place for my wife. It's have everything as in our home and even when we didn't know where we can find some devices for cooking Irina always came in 10 minutes and help us with any issues. Irina is the perfect host. She is welcoming available and accommodating. Everything is easy and works out perfectly with her. During our holiday she was eight months pregnant with another child of 1.5 years, but despite this she was reacts really quickly to our requests. Since we rested in November it was already the end of the season and most of the places were closed, Irina has made a great program for us, where we can get all necessary goods for children and wich places we could visit that time.I recommend staying with her for anyone.
Do not hesitate in booking this house, we made so many unforgettable memories with our family here!
We have only given this villa a 3 star rating for various reasons. First of all the villa itself is clean with ample crockery/utensils. It is decorated to a high standard with quality fixtures and fittings. Large BBQ area and nice shady seating area. We have 3 negative comments.
1. Most afternoons /evenings we experienced very loud music reverberating from the apartment complex/hotels that surround the villa. Hardly peaceful.
2. The villa pool lights did not work making the pool area very dark. The owners were informed but it was not rectified until quite late into our holiday.
3. At the level of rental price paid we did expect a welcome pack & toiletries to be provided. In comparison to our previous weeks rental villa in Chania which provided a welcome pack,fruit, biscuits, raki & toiletries for less rental price, This villa was sadly lacking and poor value for money.
Summer time at Irida Villa
Irida Villa is the perfect place where to spend the summer vacation.
It's in a fantastic place, whit a beautiful view on the bay.
Irida villa is very clean and luxury with all comfort.
The hospitality of Mihalis and his wife was very warm. They are the perfect owners of a such amazing properties.
We are planning to spend more vacations there.
Dear Maurizio, thank you very much for your kind words. It was pleasure for us to meet you and to have you as a guests in our villa. And of course will be happy to see you again in Crete.
Mihalis and Irini
Eine Woche im Paradies
Wir reisen gerne und sind schon viel rum gekommen, wichtig war uns ein Haus in dem man gerne wohnt und ungestört sich erholen kann, Vorliebe mit privatem Pool und genau das haben wir mit der Villa gefunden. Man kann sagen, es war eine Woche im Paradies. Es fehlte an gar nichts. Die Einrichtung ist so schön dass ich am liebsten dort bleiben wollte. Super! Empfangen wurden wir ganz herzlich, typisch griechisch eben. Die Inhaber dieser Villa gaben uns sofort ein Gefühl von Geborgenheit und Wohl sein. Der Inhaber Mihalis (bzw. dessen Ehefrau Irini) hat uns stets herzlich unterstützt und war immer erreichbar, wenn wir eine Frage hatten. Der nächste Urlaub ist gebucht, wir sind stolz diese Familie kennen gelernt zu haben. Es stimmte einfach Alles, die Besitzer haben sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Wir sind dankbar für die tolle Zeit, bis nächstes Jahr.
is located on the outskirts of the famous tourist resort of Hersonissos in the north of Crete. Bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea, Hersonissos is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbor.
The lonely planet travel guide writes:
“Crete is more like a small country than any another Greek island. It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably it’s most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo; from old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus…
Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. Spectacular mountain ranges dotted with caves are sliced by dramatic gorges that spill out to sea. The rugged interior is interspersed with vast plateaus and fertile plains. The east boasts Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach and the south coast has some of the most stunning beaches and isolated coves…
An abundance of fresh produce and the distinct Cretan cuisine – renowned for its life-prolonging qualities – adds an interesting culinary dimension.”
Once you arrive in Hersonissos, villa IRIDA will become your home away from home. Whether it’s for a week or a month, you can’t help but become immersed in the local culture, history and enjoy the warm, welcoming hospitality of the local Greek people.
Stay at IRIDA VILLA and immerse yourself in the captivating charm of the island…
Relax on the sandy beaches (http://www.hersonissos.gr/en/hersonisos/beach/beach-at-xersonissos.html) that are heavenly for children and sunbathers, and swim in the blue Aegean sea.
Enjoy the unique sunset at the port of Hersonissos.
Revel in the vivid nightlife of Hersonissos in the cafes, bars, traditional taverns, discos and night clubs, most of them located just a few meters far from the beach.
Walk to the three traditional villages Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos, next to the villa and feel the unique atmosphere. In their picturesque streets you can buy your souvenirs, drink your coffee and try the best Greek dishes. In Piscopiano, you will also find the Agricultural Folk Museum. (http://www.webcrete.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=54:museums&id=1501:agricultural-folk&Itemid=53)
Visit the Aquaworld Aquarium (http://www.aquaworld-crete.com/indexen.html) , to see the local sea life and reptiles from everywhere.
Visit Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (http://www.lychnostatis.gr/index.php?page=home&hl=en_US) where you will find an Ethnographic Collection, with a presentation of Cretan traditional life.
Practice your skills at the Crete Golf Club (http://www.crete-golf.com/)
Get wet and discover the water attractions in the acquaplus water park (http://www.acquaplus.gr/index.php)
Spend a day at the famous seaside fun park Star Beach Water Park (http://www.star-beach.gr/index.php) , the kingdom of fun and entertainment. There you will find water sports, bungy jumping, spa centre, children activities, bars and restaurants, and many more. The entrance to the park is free.
Visit the Minoan Palace of Malia, the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete. (http://www.ancient-greece.org/archaeology/malia.html)
Within one hour travelling time by car, are the following well known attractions:
Visit Knossos (http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2369) , the famous Minoan palace in Heraklion (http://www.heraklion.gr/en) , and the archeological museum.(http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=3327)
Visit Ideon Adron Cave (http://www.explorecrete.com/archaeology/ideon-andron-cave.html), the greatest cave sanctuaries in Crete and Zeus’ birthplace
Explore the Mediterranean Sea life in Cretaquarium. (http://www.cretaquarium.gr/indexen.php )
Feel the hippy era in Matala (http://www.visitmatala.com/aboutmatala.php?lang=en ), a safe natural harbor in the south of crete with many caves where the laid-back lifestyle of the hippies of the 60’s and 70′s lives on
Visit the city of Agios Nikolaos (http://www.agiosnikolaos.gr/) and walk around the beautiful lake.
Next to Agios Nikolaos is Elounda (http://www.explorecrete.com/crete-east/elounda.html) , a resort with the picturesque village of Plaka (http://www.east-crete.com/plaka.htm) and the island of Spinalonga (http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/crete/spinalonga) . The famous novelist Victoria Hislop refers to this historic island that used to be a leper colony in her best seller “The Island” (http://www.victoriahislop.com/the-island/)
Mihalis & Irini Lasithiotakis
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About Mihalis & Irini Lasithiotakis
My name is Mihalis and together with my wife Irini we are owners of Irida villa. I was born in Heraklion, Crete and all my life I'm living in this wonderful place. I have very big and friendly greek family. I'm working with tourist more than 20 years in jewelry shop in Hersonissos. I was built my property in 2013 with much attention to detail and design, and care a lot my villa.