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About the owner

My name is Minas Filippakis and I was born and raised in the city of Heraklion in Crete, Greece. I have always loved the culinary arts, and have been a chef for 20+ years. During my career, I have always enjoyed meeting new people and listening to their stories, while offering my guests soul-filling delicious experiences. I am passionate about hospitality and I am looking forward to meeting with you.

About the location

We have built and decorated Villa Fyllosia (pronounced fee-loh-sya) with the Cretan tradition and landscape in mind. Located just 14 km south of the capital city of Heraklion, our villa is nestled in a private olive grove and a small pine forest.

Chose one of our four patios to enjoy unobstructed views of Heraklion and the island of Dia in the north, Psiloritis mountain in the west, and the Dikti mountain range in the east. Whether you are looking for a relaxing and quiet retreat or a home base while you explore the many attractions Crete has to offer, Villa Fyllosia has everything you need!