Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Forest Villas - Ktima Kanakaki
private swimming pools, BBQs, WiFi, breathtaking sea/mountain views, farm
Located in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe, Forest Villas is the ideal destination for nature lovers.
Ktima Kanakakis is a complex of 3 traditional fully equiped villas with private swimming pools each, in Crete, located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, 1.5 km outside of the picturesque village of Atsipopoulo and it is open all year around.
Each villa has its own and absolute privacy!
Here you can enjoy the sounds and fragrancy of nature overlooking a magnificent landscape that combines the lush hills and the Cretan Sea.
During your stay at Forest Villas you can take part in taking care of the farm animals, go for a ride with our horse Pandora, walk along the paths and end your day watching a sunset that will take your breath away.
Details for holiday villa Ellotia, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Sophia Kanakaki
Ktima Kanakakis is a family business, run by myself and my two siblings.
I'm a mathematician and I find interest in the field of eco-tourism, which is an excellent way to spend my summers!
Sophia Kanakaki purchased this villa in 2013
Why Sophia Kanakaki chose Rethymnon
Born and raised in Rethymno, I wouldn't dream living anywhere else in the world! I find the fact that you are up in the mountains in a small village and 10 minutes later you can go to beach truly amazing! And of course, it is sunny all year around!
Our property was passed down to us through our father and is of great sentimental value, since he was the one who undertook most of the work building the units. Consequently, all of us have put our heart and soul into it, making it what it is today.
What makes this villa unique
I love the villa's architecture, stone built with a roof terrace in which you can watch the sun setting in the distance, exposed beamed ceilings..
Part of the attraction is the wildlife, a herd of mountain goats occupy the surrounding area outside the boundary fence. They have a daily routine stolling past, calling to one another with their bells ringing, each with their own personality!
Take a moment to watch for the swallows and swifts swooping down each evening/late afternoon to the pool - they even fly alongside you if you are swimming - very special!
Oh and.. unique sunset! The colors of the sky, the sea, the mountains.. This unique combination will take your breath away!
The villa is a superb place to unwind, quite central to visit other areas on the island , a truly memorable place you just want to return again and again!
Here you will meet the cretan hospitality and truly realize what eco-tourism means, enjoying fresh eggs from the hens, freshly-harvested vegetables and fruit as well as getting in touch with farm animals by feeding and taking care of them.
You will enjoy the best of both worlds!