3 bedrooms max. 6 pers with pool and sea view, golf course just 5 min away
Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki
- english, german, greek
About Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki
Since 1985 we operate the car rental auto Kreta auto travel in Hersonissos on Crete. We, Manolis and Helena (picture), Spyros and myself, my name is Gaby. Born in Ruhr, I was very well allowed to do casual work during the holidays on such a beautiful island. And yes, as destiny wanted (and I did too) I stayed at home and I founded a car rental with my husband..... After at least 60 % of our customers became our regular customers, we have always wished to offer a home for you in Crete. We wanted them to stick around us for longer time because many were already among our circle of friends. The plan for the villas was born. But all this has to be financed - 2008 the villas were finished but in order to avoid any risk we first rented out for a fixed contract for the whole year. The golf course and Village heights resort located near us have fixed all the villas for higher officials. The first villa (Aphrodite) is now available in 2013 for Crete visitors Furnished with much love! Many Crete fans turn up their noses when they hear of Hersonissos, since so many package tourists travel to this place - but we'll show you the other side of Hersonissos – Like some other places in the world Hersonissos also has 2 sides, the vibrant or the traditional and quiet. Here we (and our guests) make advantage of this diversity exactly. Enjoy whichever you feel like at each moment and that’s what we do. Since 1992, we live on the neighbouring property. Gradually, we then repeatedly bought small plots of land and put together a large plot to finally realize our dream and to build the four small villas. Here our guests should feel at home, just like us :-) we invite you !
Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Gabriele Guennewig Kraniotaki chose Chersónisos
The name Pandora was not chosen without reason for this villa in Crete, because in Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus, was rewarded by the gods with beauty, charm, grace, and a magical being. Pandora was bestowed with a box by Zeus in which there is all the evils in the world, but also all hopes. When Pandora Epimetheus married the brother of Prometheus, she opens the box and all evil comes upon the world. Even before the hopes can leave the box, Pandora closes it again and the world became a sad place. But when Pandora opened the box again, she lets open the hopes in the world and then the Golden Age begins. Pandora brought to humanity a world without disease, misery and war, she is the one that brings hope, and is therefore one of the most popular figures in Greek mythology. Each of the villas at Pandora Village in Crete is a tribute to the beauty of Pandora. This is especially true on the Aphrodite Villa, the villa in Crete, which is reminiscent of the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty, and when you see your holiday home in Crete, then you know why it got the name ‘Villa Aphrodite’. What can you expect in this villa in Crete, which makes the villa in Crete so unique? Each of the villas in Pandora Village, as well as the Aphrodite Villa, offers a generous space of 150 m2 and 600 m2 large garden. Your holiday home in Crete has an open kitchen with all comfort, including dishwasher and microwave, and this gives you the opportunity to cook for yourself and then maybe eat on the large terrace. The villa has a living room with a fireplace, because if for once the weather in Crete is not perfect, then you can burn wood in the fireplace and spend a cosy evening by the fire.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa in Crete is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, and even if you want to spend a holiday with the whole family, then this home is ideal. The children play in the garden of the villa and you can sunbathe and relax. The villa is optimally a holiday home but then it is also suitable when you are planning a holiday with good friends, because the villa in Crete offers enough space for everyone. If you are interested in the rich culture of Greece, then the house is a good starting point for expeditions, and even if you are planning a hiking holiday, then the Aphrodite Villa in Crete is a good idea to relax after a long day of hiking. Whether hiking, swimming or simply letting your mind wander, you can simply enjoy your holiday in one of Greece's largest and perhaps the most beautiful island. Holiday is the most important time of the year, and you should use this time to spend in a beautiful villa in Crete. Couple, with family or with friends - your Villa Aphrodite on the sunny island of Crete is always a very special holiday home in Crete.
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Amazing - and I don't use that word lightly!
You read reviews before you visit a place and wonder sometimes how accurate they are. I cannot praise Pandora Villas highly enough. Every picture is absolutely genuine and it is a stunning, tranquil, beautiful location. Everything in the villa was absolutely perfect from the oversized "Welcome Pack" in the fridge to the homemade Mousaka for our late night arrival. Gabby.....well what can I say.....from the moment she collected us from the airport to the night out in the hills that she arranged and took us on to the efficient car hire arrangements .........there was nothing that seemed too much to ask. Near tears from my daughter on our way home and she said " the best holiday EVER" high praise indeed from a teenager!!! If you are in doubt book book book.
This is a wonderful villa in a fantastic location and Gabby is such a kind and helpful host.. Thank you for a wonderful holiday....xxx
Amazing Villa with Amazing Service
Our family holiday to Pandora Villas was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we arrived Gaby was amazing. She greeted us at the airport with drinks & snacks for the children.
When we arrived the villa was beautiful with wonderful views and immaculate gardens. Inside we were very impressed with the high quality standard of the furniture and interior design. Gaby had fully stocked the fridge for us and had even cooked us a traditional Greek moussaka.
It is very rare you get such good service as well as a great location. I can't recommend Pandora Villas enough and I have already recommended it to several friends and colleagues.
Thank you so much Gaby for making our holiday so special.
Beautiful villa in a great , calming location . Cannot beat the friendliness of the locals and of course the warm and kind Gaby
Fantastic Family Stay
We had a fantastic week at Pandora Villas. Rarely have I met a more genuine host ! Gaby was so welcoming and generous with her time we felt at home from the very start. We arrived late Saturday night and she was there to meet us with a fridge full of supplies and a great home made Mousakka.
The Pool and gardens are fantastic. We loved the fact that you could walk with the family to the excellent Tavernas in the neighbouring village.
Thank you Kevin,
Its easy to be a good host to a wonderful family like you are. Thank you for beeing our guest ♥♥♥
Unbelievable August Family Holiday
We stayed at Pandora villas in mid-August for 10 days and had the most amazing time.
The villa itself is superbly appointed both inside and out, clean and very welcoming - it really did feel like a home from home. Far and away the best villa we have stayed in.
Location-wise it is situated between two small towns which are only a 15 minute walk away (Chersonisos and Piskopiano). Both having wonderful tavernas to eat in as well as the usual accompaniment of shops. Chersonisou a larger more touristy town is a half hour walk downhill has some great restaurants and beaches. With the included car it is a breeze to get to and there are plenty of taxis to get you back in the evening.
I really must give special mention to our host Gaby, she immediately made us feel very welcome and bent over backwards to ensure we had the perfect holiday. The welcome pack that she laid on was breathtaking - a fully stocked fridge met us on arrival along with a home cooked mousaka in the oven and lobster in the fridge. There were even two large bowls of sweets for the children.
In short I cannot recommend Pandora Villas highly enough - superb location, amazingly maintained and with a host who is unbelieveably helpful and generous. You DO need to stay here....honest!
Thank you very much for your kind words we hope to see you soon again at Pandora Villas !
The complex consists of 4 completely independent villas named: Pandora Village
Its location between the mountain villages Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos is ideal as you reach both the villages on foot in 3 - maybe 5 minutes from the villa. Both villages offer nice little restaurants and bars, romantic and traditional (supermarket, chemist,) and are idyllic thereby. From everywhere you have wonderful sea view.
Exactly opposite to the Port of Hersonissos (which lies at our feet) here is full of life with bars, shops etc. The best thing is that you can enjoy hustle and bustle (15 min) whenever you feel like it without being disturbed by it.
It is the same for beaches; there is a lively beach beneath the bars and romantic bays of Sarandari (1.5 km / 25 minutes by walk) where you are almost all by yourself and nudity is also allowed in a bay
The only golf course is only 1.5 km away inland
Next to the golf course there is a big water park
In Hersonissos there is a Starbeach with bungee jumping, all kinds of watersports and go-carting track
A riding stable (with beach ride) is in 2km distance
Heritage Museum in Piskopiano and Lychnostatis Museum in Hersonissos
Palace of Malia is located 7 km away
Caves (many - Irini , Skotiono , Milatos)
At the port of Hersonissos : Boat rides to DIA, Sissi and rides in a glass bottom boat
Tennis court (1 km)
Hiking in the mountains behind the house
Last but not the least: The location is ideal for excursions over the entire island, as the site is located approximately in the middle of the island