based on 17 reviews
Laura Sherwin (Greater Manchester)

Just returned from the most relaxing, perfect holiday that we have ever taken. The villa is idyllic, spacious, well equipped, and exceptionally clean and well maintained. Michael, the owner couldn't do enough for us, he arranged taxi's to collect us from the airport, laid on pizza's and provisions for our arrival, advised us on places to visit, tavernas etc. The pool was cleaned and maintained daily - and the villa thoroughly cleaned at least twice each week. The children (and adults) spent hours in the pool, and playing on the huge safe patio area - with shady areas which were needed, and plenty of sun bathing space too. We used the pizza oven, and the barbecue - brilliant facilities :-) The locals were friendly welcoming and generous, giving us free fruit each time we visited the shop. We felt 100% relaxed and safe, extremely happy to recommend this to anyone / everyone! I hope we can return very soon. Some of our group hired a car, which was a necessity, the village is small and quite remote. We also used the bus into Heraklion which runs at 7.30am, and returns at 2pm..... Good modern transport, running exactly on time! (Think this was only route from Episkopi)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Nicola (Manchester )

Absolutely amazing villa ran by the friendly Micheal who literally couldn't do enough for us all!! The villa was all we needed and more! Great facilities with plenty of space for all the family!! The pool, outdoor seating, sunloungers, pizza oven, BBQ and lighting made it easy to spend the majority of our holiday outdoors!! Car is recommended but the local town is full of friendly and helpful residents! Thank you Michael and we will definitely be back!!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Roy (Uk)
Villa that is home from home

Have had many great holidays here set up in the hills over looking Heraklion it is the perfect place for a family holiday . The Villa has every thing you need with your own pool and ground to relax in. The owner Michael makes you so welcome that you rely feel part of the family.Would recommend to anyone

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2016

Rene Schoch (Switzerland)
Idealer Aufenthalt zum Abschalten in Flughafennähe

In 15 Minuten ist man am Flughafen oder an schönen, sauberen Stränden, Richtung Chersonnisos. .Die Lage ist ruhig (kein Fluglärm) man kann hier herrlich entspannen und ist doch schnell an belebten Touristenorten

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2015

806thomas (Appenzell, Switzerland)
Die Villa hat Wünsche mehr als erfüllt!

Die Villa hat meine Erwartungen mehr als erfüllt und ich hatte einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt. Die Zimmer, WC`s/Duschen, Aufenthaltsraum und Küche waren sehr sauber und gepflegt eingerichtet. Die Aussenanlage mit Pool und Barbecue Ofen war sogar grösser als erwartet und in einwandfreiem Zustand. Im Kühlschrank fand ich sogar frisches Obst und Gemüse was ich sehr aufmerksam fand. Die Lage der Villa ist sehr schön mit Sicht auf die umliegenden Hügel und entfernt das Meer. Das Haus ist sehr ruhig gelegen und man kann wirklich gut abschalten. Check-In und Check-Out waren schnell erledigt und klappten tadellos. Die Kommunikation mit dem Gastgeber war sehr angenehm und ich schätzte seine unkomplizierte und freundliche Art. Unter der Woche mussten wir noch 2 Räume dazu mieten, was aber überhaupt kein Problem darstellte. Es war es ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt und ich würde die Villa sofort wieder als Unterkunft mieten.

Group  |  stayed in 8/2015

Pablo (Geneva)
Best combination for enjoyment

When looking for family holidays we always put priority on balance between enjoyment frenzy and relax time. We got all this in Villa Galini this summer. The villa is well located, outside noisy Heraklion but not too much as to have quick access to city amenities while having peace of mind enjoying amazing view from the heights with fantastic Taberna just round the corner. The house is ideal for family/friends group looking for relaxed time. Ample spaces, gorgeous barbecue and oven space, great pool size and location but the best asset: owner’s friendliness and patience. Michael and his family answered all our questions, gave fantastic tips and facilitated issues’ solution rapidly and gently.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2015

darsalam (Nantes, France)

Bien qu'annoncée pour recevoir jusqu'à 10 personnes, cette location convient à mon avis pour 8, sinon 2 salles de bain avec WC à l'intérieur c'est un peu juste le matin. De même, la table du séjour est faite pour 8 convives. Il faudrait également ajouter une seconde poêle digne de ce nom et un grand saladier

Group  |  stayed in 4/2015

Ozlem seyirde (Izmir,Turkey)
Brilliant choice with good price

If you are looking for a peaceful, clean, comfortable and romantic place just go for it. Customer service was great too. Thanks to my boyfriend for this great choice.

Young couple  |  stayed in 8/2014

Dimitra K (Greece)
Stunning villa

we really enjoyed the stay in Villa Galini. The house is great and perfect for two families. with the big pool, the beautiful viewsand the excellent service of the family (clean towels and sheets every view days and tastefull home grown vegetables like grapes, melon and tomatoes we had a superb holiday. Also we where amazed by the friendliness of the local people of Episkopi. A small town where people greet each other and it is normal to help if somebody needs help.So thank you for this. we can only recommend the villa and you should really consider holiday on beautiful and friendly Crete

Young couple  |  stayed in 8/2014

Kellster111 (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Fantastic villa

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Galini as a group of 8, two families, the villa had everything we could possibly want. On arrival we were met at the airport by Michael who showed us the way to get to the villa, this was useful as we arrived in the dark and although the villa is easy to find not having to worry about it with 4 kids made the whole experience less stressful. Micheal had arranged for a pizza to be delivered for us which was very welcome. The villa itself is ideal for larger groups and multiple families as the accomodation is very flexible depending on numbers. Kitchen was equipped quite well, only things we were missing was a corkscrew but that was easily rectified at the local shop. Pool and outside space was clean, spacious and plenty of sun loungers, covered area was ideal for eating during the day as it provided some shade, wind breaks prevented the sea breeze from being too strong but kept the temperature to a managable level. PIzza oven and BBQ were fantastic, we used these on most days. Accomodation was emaculate, clean bedding and towels every few days and the villa was cleaned throughout every few days. AC in the downstairs bedrooms was great, only downside was that the upstairs rooms had no AC, fans were provided but the rooms were still very warm at night which caused a few tired children. We found a local taverna within walking distance that had a very basic menu but the food was superb, so good we went 3 times in 2 weeks. In all Micheal, his family and the villa were perfect and we wouldn't hesitate to go back again either as a family or in a bigger group.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2013

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