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Istron Villas
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We arrived to Istron Villas late at night, the reception was closed, but almost immidiately after my call the host of the villas, Andonis, came to receprion and opened a room for us. He was so kind to give us larger villa in the morning, since we wanted a little more privacy. Attitude of the family who own villas is very heartly and pleasant. Beach which is near the villa is great, maybe it;s one of the best beach on crete, little bay and not many people on the beach.
Thank you, dear Panayotopoulos family for a great stay in the end of our trip. Cheers!

Room Tip: be prepared to hear cycades all day long, but its common on create anyway :)
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had the Alkitsa villa for a fortnight and it was absolutely fabulous, made by the weather, the accommodation, the pool and the sea, but more especially by the charm and friendliness of the family that own and run the business. Andonis, Marianna and Dimitris were the ones we saw the most of but Mrs A was there as well and Maria, the housekeeper was all smiles. Everything was clean and comfortable and our holiday was terrific.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Istron Villas has undoubtedly proved to be one of the best locations for a perfect holiday for me.
Not only were the villas very much up to my expectations, but also the friendly hosting by the Panagiatopoulos family was impressively warm and genuine.
The villas were spacious and comfortable, the beach was fantastic and the service was excellent. The location of the Villas is also perfect because it is both close to and far enough from the city. Moreover, the food served at the cozy restaurant of the Villas was delicious and obviously created with love.
In short, after a stay of about a week, I found myself making plans for coming back soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Had the unexpected opportunity to visit Istron Villas in August - Had a great relaxing time with great breakfast prepared by Andonis. The villas are spoacious and kept clean - I would suggest the topmost villa - Artemis because its pool is private - thanks Dimitris and all for your hospitality :)

Will visit again!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent 4 nights in the beginning of August at villa 'pan pan' of the Istron villas. I usually go for 5 star hotels, but this time preferred the privacy of a villa, with own pool. I spent a lot of time on line doing my homework, as this was my first trip to Crete, and it definitely paid off. The villa is very nicely furnished and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen ( down to plastic containers for left overs, and a little blender for baby food etc). It also has black out blinds, and good double glazing. The beds are very comfortable, my only little gripe about the furnishings is that there are only feather pillows. The patio/ pool area is lovely, with a stunning view of the bay and the mountains. The pool is clean, and the outdoor furniture is comfortable. The location is fantastic. It is very tranquil and quiet at night. It shares the bay with the Istron bay hotel, which offers good dining options, a nice pool, and entertainment ( if you're interested in it ) the closest beach is lovely. It doesn't get very crowded, and offers diving lessons and various other water sports fun. Also, the next beach down ( a 3 minute drive from villa ) is absolutely stunning. It has fine white sand and the clearest water I've ever seen. Beautiful! It is more crowded than the hotel/ villa beach though. Dimitri runs the villas, and he is really nice. Very eager to help, or give advice about interesting places to visit. He also has a range of dvds to borrow, english books to take, culinary advice..we rented a car from Istron cars- it's located in the Istron bay hotel, with pick up from the airport. They offered competitive prices, and were very also lovely people and pleasant to do business with. On the subject of cars.. Crete is extremely hilly with some pretty hair raising driving. Unless you're very good at hill starts, I would recommend renting an automatic! We didn't, and damaged the door rolling backwards. I highly recommend these villas and hope to come back!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Istron Villas

Address: Kalo Chorio Ag Nikolaos | Adjacent to Istron Bay Hotel, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range: $234 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Istron Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Istron Villas is project consisting of 9 villas cascading elegantly down the hill on eastern side of Istron bay which they share with the neighboring hotel and 3 more terraced maisonettes in the village of Istron facing the sea over a wide olive grove. A 3 minute drive separates these two establishments All villas and houses own their own private pool and have been built with an eye to providing privacy and comfort to the guests. A dedicated restaurant operates in the bay villas but also caters for the needs of the guests residing in the village ... more   less 
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