Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete

Accommodation Type Holiday home
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Capacity 8
Open April - October

Nestled in the picturesque village of Episkopi, just 17 km from Heraklion and live a unique holiday experience in the traditional family house “Villa Helidona”.

This family stone house of the 19th century is fully renovated and can accommodate up to 8 people. Fully equipped, furnished and decorated tastefully in Cretan style, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The house has a large swimming pool, a garden and a shaded terrace to dine and share relaxing moments with family or friends. The view from the house over the surrounding hills and olive groves offers a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Horse Riding Hiking Oenology  History & Archaeology

Guest Inn Opinion

Indulge in the privacy of a holiday home, combining tradition with modern comforts in a green and quiet environment. Enjoy the Cretan hospitality, relax by the large pool and dream with the particular scents of the Cretan countryside. Enthusiasts of authenticity, history and outdoor activities will be delighted as the house is ideally located to discover the hotspots of Heraklion region.


Sitting room
Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Baby cot free of charge
Cleaning service 2 times a week
Firewood for free
Public parking
Vehicle recommended
Towels & sheets included

Spoken Languages

English, French


100 m
100 m
Archaeological Site
13.0 km
100 m
8.0 km
Closest Airport
14.0 km
Closest Port
16.0 km
4.0 km
8.0 km
Horseback Riding
10.0 km
5.0 km

Calculate your itinerary

House up to 8 persons (×1 ) 200 m2

Max Persons: 8
Max Adults: 8
Children : Yes
Minimum stay 7 nights
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2


Fully equipped kitchen
Bathroom with a tub
Toilet with shower
View to Mountain
Ground Floor
1st Floor
Hair dryer
2 double beds
4 single beds
Sitting room
Dining room
Kettle/Water Boiler
Coffee machine
Washing machine
Dish washer

Ride horses by the sea, lakes or in the countryside along with qualified guides. The horse riding centers are located at the guest houses or at a maximum distance of 10 km
Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Explore vineyards and meet passionate producers, while staying at a guesthouse with onsite winery or cellar. The closest "Domaines to visit" are within 10 km
Stay near the major archaeological or historical sites in Greece up to 30 km from your place of stay

From the house:

Organic garden with fruits (oranges & lemons) and seasonal vegetables at guests’ disposal

In the surrounding area:

Traditional cooking classes, at a local tavern 150m from the house

Marked hiking trails (5 km)

Horseback riding, in Karteros (9 km)

The archeological site of Knossos (13 km) and Phaestos (60 km)

Visit at the vineyards and olive groves at Peza Union (9 km) and learn everything about wine and olive production

Wine tasting and guided tour in Boutaris vineyard and winery in Scalani (8 km)

Mediterra Winery in Kounavi (10 km)

The Crete Golf club - 18 holes - in Hersonissos (18 km)

The Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, one of the largest & modern aquariums in Europe

Rakokazano/Kazani Fest- See how the Cretans brew their Schnapps "raki", taking place in October every year

The archeological Museum of Archanes (13 km) and Heraklion (17 km)

Argyrakeio War & Ethnological Museum of Episkopi (100 m)

The Agarathos Monastery (5 km)

Minoan pottery, Thrapsano (12 km)

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