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“Perfect holiday home from home”
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Ready for another day in paradise. Shade and relaxation - but really waiting for sundowners!
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Peace!!!
Ready for another day in paradise.
Shade and relaxation - but really waiting for sundowners!
Waiting for the sun.
Breakfast in the warmth and shade.
Sun up - umbrellas waiting to be used.
Large enough kitchen? Also has every amenity.
Dining and kitchen - must get some wine!
Living and relaxing.
Looking out over the pool. Children in the pool can clearly be seen from the living room.
Sofa-bed area - also looks out over the pool.
Sofa-bed with privacy screens in place.
Master bedroom and balcony.
Master bedroom en-suite
Second bedroom - balcony has mountain views.
Second bedroom en-suite
Twin bedded room.
Twin room balcony.
Front of Villa - looks away from the sea towards the mountains.
Let the men cook supper tonight on the big big BBQ!
Front of House decoration.
Nearby Diaskiri Beach Taverna which also has shaded sunbeds for hire and is only five minutes away.
Makrigialos Beach - Nicely shelved and Blue Flag Bathing - perfect for children
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Caroline...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday home from home”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at Villa Estia. The perfect escape from the UK in October.
The villa is exceptionally well appointed, benefitting from lots of features to keep a 3 and a 5 year old occupied. The pool is a great size, and a TV, Wii and DVD player can be used when it gets too hot. Evening explorations around the villa yielded sneak views of toads, owls, and geckos - VERY exciting for small boys!
The villa is amazingly well supplied with all manner of kitchen equipment and crockery. We didn't need to bring towels, and are going home with clean clothes thanks to the washing machine.
The beach at Makrigialos is one of the best I have been to, with beautiful sand (for digging), a very shallow and warm sea, and excellent tavernas for refreshments.
We will be returning.

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Liked best: the extremely well-stocked kitchen - plenty of crockery; not just the bare minimum
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
2 Sep 2017
Hi Caroline,
Marvellous. Lots of thanks for your review.
So pleased that your boys got to see some of the local wildlife and all in a safe setting. We too like to take our grandchildren around in an evening looking for geckos and other animals.
Glad the villa met your expectations too.
Kind regards,
MARTIN
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Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: Quiet location but easy access to the town
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Reading, UK
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Liked best: The kitchen/dining facilities
Liked least: not much. The fly nets on the doors can be a little fragile but once you know how to put them back on its easy.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Petermac9...
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Don't think twice - book and go!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Seven adults and two children (aged 6 and 4) loved this villa and all want to go back! We loved its internal layout, fabulous standard of furnishings inside and out, and for BBQ lovers this is a real treat. It is exceptiionally well equipped - two dishwashers!! It was immaculate on arrival. We loved the pool area, the loungers and outside furniture great for reading and relaxation and just hanging out together.

The air conditioning was very good and in the August heat much appreciated. Take a trip on to the roof terrace, lie on your back and marvel at the stars.

We loved Diaskari Beach, a short drive (or even walk) away, having a sunshade and a great taverna - bliss. Makri-Gialos has plenty to offer too - it just felt relaxed and very Greek - just as Nigel V described.

Our group having two cars were able to split for trips - thanks for your recommendations Martin. We enjoyed exploring Sitia, Ierapetra. Pefki and the general countryside around, - the scenery is stunning.

If you want total peace, comfort and relaxation away from crowds and noise this is for you.
Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Liked best: Better than home from home
Liked least: Arriving back at Gatwick to 12 degrees at 2.00 a.m.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Travelling group: Friends
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