Villa Kallisto

Istron, Crete

Villa Summary

Villa Kallisto is a charming 2 bedroom property, centrally located in Istron village. A short downhill walk takes you to the beach, shops and a taverna. What's more you will have glorious panoramic sea views over the resort from your very own private pool and spacious terrace. This is the perfect villa if you don't want to hire a car on your holiday as Istron is on the main bus route from Aghios Nikolaos to Sitia Old Town. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and lounge are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 5
  • Beach 500 yds
  • Pool 22 x 12 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Not Required Information
Centrally located villas
Beach villas
Sea view villas
Couples and small groups
Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper A charming sea view villa with a private pool and plenty of outdoor space. What's more, it's just a downhill stroll to the beaches and several tavernas. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The private swimming pool is great for relaxing and admiring those stunning sea and mountain views. For those who want to soak up the sun, there are sun loungers around the pool and a pergola for cooling off. There is a covered terrace with a relaxed seating area, plus a brick BBQ coupled with a dining table where you can dine alfresco in true Cretan style.


The villa is accessed by a private entrance from the road. The short path leads directly to the front door through the garden and pool terrace. There is off-road parking available if you decide to hire a car.

Living area and kitchen

The bright open plan kitchen, dining and living area is well furnished with a comfortable sofa, 2 armchairs, a flat screen TV, feature fireplace, and a dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances needed to prepare some delicious meals. A door from the kitchen leads to the covered terrace dining area, and patio doors from the living area leads to the outdoor seating and pool.

Bedroom and bathrooms

The double bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the twin bedroom uses the facilities of a separate shower room. Both bedrooms are comfortably decorated and situated at the back of the villa.

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1040K91002890201.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 2 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road not gated)  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Pool Size: 22 x 12 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 5ft, Max. 5ft  
Villa Location
This villa is located a short walk downhill to a selection of bars, mini markets and traditional tavernas. For beach lovers the area has several well-known beaches, Voulisma and Aghios Panteleimonas both within walking distance. Set on the hillside this villa has stunning views of the sea and mountains. Villa Kallisto is located in the middle of three villas, with Villa Melia in front and Villa Akali behind.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

There are several mini markets in the village of Istron, whilst larger supermarkets are located on the outskirts of both Aghios Nikolaos and Ierapetra. The local market in Aghios Nikolaos is on Wednesday morning and there's one on Saturdays in Ierapetra. They sell fresh fruit and vegetables as well as local produce for you to sample. The town of Aghios Nikolaos has a wide choice of shops, ranging from lavishly expensive jewellers to small inexpensive trinkets to take home.

Bars and restaurants

There are 2 main local bars where you can catch up on sports, and many traditional tavernas in the village, serving both local and international cuisine. Aghios Nikolaos, approximately a 20 minutes' drive away, has several restaurants and bars which vary from fine dining to the more rustic traditional Greek dishes.


For beach lovers there are 2 Blue Flag beaches in the area, only a 5 minutes' walk from the villa. The beaches, Voulisma and Aghios Panteleimonas, both provide great opportunities for watersports adventures. Umbrellas and sunbeds can be hired by the day.

Family fun

Horse riding is available in Hersonissos, which is around an hour's drive away, or a trip to Crete Aquarium in Gournes, Heraklion, is great for a fun family day out. Many marine animals here are local to the surrounding seas but there are also more exotic examples of sea life too. What holiday would be complete without a trip to the waterpark? The Acqua Plus Water Park is 45 minute's drive away.

Places of interest

Istron has a pretty old quarter called Kalo Horio, which is set among olive groves and orchards just inland, while most of the restaurants are strung out along the coast. If you're after a variety of shops, the bus stops are close by taking you to Aghios Nikoalos or Sitia.

Spinalonga island is a popular sightseeing choice for the history and stunning views you get from atop the island. Also, on many organised boat trips to the island and you get the chance to jump off the boat at a secluded location and have a BBQ and relax on the beach. The visit focuses on the Victoria Hislops novel 'The Island'. Alternatively, the Palace of Knossos is a must see for those who like archaeology. A guide is strongly recommended to make sure that you get the most out of your visit.


Golf is available at the 18-hole Crete Golf Club just outside Hersonissos around an hour's drive away, or Elounda Porto Hotel has a 9-hole course which is approximately half an hour drive away.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 35.124378

Longitude: 25.738170

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This is a Minoan archaeological site dating back to around 1500BC. It is located near the busy main road from Aghios Nikolaos to Sitia, without any boundary walls which visitors can see unhindered. It has a small palace as well as cobbled streets, houses and cemetery. It would seem that Gournia was a town which produced many everyday household items as well as weaponry and pottery. The coast was much closer and there are signs of a road leading to a harbour.

A trip to Spinalonga should not be missed. This is a very small island near to Elounda which was a Leper colony until the 1950s. It has more recently been brought to our attention as the setting for Victoria Hislops 'The Island'. Take a ferry from either Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda or Plaka and visit the island and the village. Restoration projects have been gong on for some time and shops and houses can be seen in some semblance of their original state.

Knossos, the ruins of the palace said to have been the seat of king Minos dating back to 2000 BC the first excavation bagan by Minos Kalokerinos in 1878 followed by the englishman, Sir Arthur Evans who virtually uncovered the whole palace.
Horse Riding Karteros
Horse riding is available at the Riding Academy of Crete in Karteros in just over 14 miles from Hersonissos.
Aquaplus water park is split into two connected sections,one for adults including the extreme slides and the other beng for children.The slides are set amongst gardens full of cretan trees and exotic flowers.The park offers from 50 slides, games and catering facilities.They use a cashless bracelet scheme and have a system setup to reduce the waiting time for the slides.Sunbeds and umbrellas are included in entry price.
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