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Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, great view, pool, fruits and vegetable gardens!

Villa Dimitra is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002986201

The villa can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people.

Villa Dimitra is a two-story country house of 200 sqm which has been restored and renovated with respect for tradition. The building was originally constructed in 1800. In 1998, the owner renovated the house with respect to its history and transformed it into a traditional villa, where you can relax and enjoy the Cretan country side.

Outdoors you can find a 70 sqm large garden with a large wooden table, the 25 sqm swimming pool, a barbecue, a traditional wood oven, a marble sink, facilities for cooking outside, sun beds with tables, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the magnificent view and private parking space for 2 cars.

There is also a large fruits garden next to the villa with many varieties of fruit trees such as orange, fig, lemon, medlar, pear, apple, peach, apricot, and mandarin. Moreover in the yard and garden of the villa you will find 10 to 15 different varieties of organic grapes which are grown from June to October. You can enjoy all of our fruits and vegetables with your meal!

Indoor living room area that has furniture with traditional Cretan textiles, offers entertaining equipment such as DVD and CD player, cable TV and wireless internet. It is worth noting that there is even a traditional fireplace in the kitchen and air conditioning in all bedrooms and heating in all rooms, in order for the house to be used as a travel destination during the winter in a transformation of the landscape of nature is particularly enjoyable. Three double bed bedrooms, two bathrooms and a modern fully equipped kitchen which has all the necessary appliances (such as retro-style electric oven, microwave, retro-style fridge and freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, etc..)

Villa Dimitra can accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms which have double beds. Furthermore, there is a possibility to accommodate 2 more people (total 8), as the 2 comfortable couches can easily be converted into beds. There are also 2 bathrooms with shower and laundry for convenience.

Entering the house, there is an open-plan area of 33 sqm which includes a dining table for 6 people, a sofa-bed, the living room area with the TV and DVD player, a small room where you can find the washing machine and a bathroom. Right next to the living room area is the fully-equipped separate kitchen.

On the ground floor there is also a dining table for 8 people and one more living room area with 3 sofa-beds. Finally the first double-bedded bedroom is located at the end of the ground floor, offering direct access to a veranda its own sitting area and to the garden of the house.

Going up the wooden staircase, you will find the remaining 2 double-bedded bedrooms and a beautiful terrace with great view, which also has direct access to the garden. One of the two bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

What makes this villa unique

Villa Dimitra is a traditional country house, originally built more than 2 centuries ago. The house is located in the beautiful village of Amnatos but it provides its guests with absolute privacy within its grounds. The villa offers magnificent mountain views and numerous sitting places where you can relax and enjoy the sound of the singing birds. Moreover, you can enjoy all of our fruits and vegetables with your meal! Finally, the house is full of antique furniture and utilities which will travel you back in centuries.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from Tripadvisor:

A truly magical place to stay - comfortable, well equipped and with beautiful garden, terraces, pool & views! The family could not have been more welcoming even when we arrived at 2am - they were there with raki to welcome us. The whole house was so thoughtfully made up with a load of food in fridges and cupboards and lovely fresh fruit etc from their home. A wonderful outside kitchen& dining area with bbq& bread oven too! The village taverna 100 yards away serves delicious local food and is just as friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommend as a place to stay with a young family or without.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Amnatos in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3 sqm en-suite bathroom on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3 sqm bathroom on the ground floor
  • There is one bathroom on the ground floor and one en-suite bathroom in one of the two bedrooms on the first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor, 15 sqm, en-suite bathroom, access to terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , First floor, 15 sqm, 2 windows with garden-pool view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor, 19 sqm, private veranda with mountain view
    living room area - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 sofa bed and one single bed in living room area
  • All the bedrooms have air condition and closet. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Ein wunderschönes Haus im Bergdorf Amnatos

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben zehn Tage im Oktober das schöne Haus bewohnen dürfen. Die Bilder zeigen genau das, was man vor Ort vorfindet! Man fühlt sich "mittendrin", statt nur dabei, denn die vielen liebevollen Details und persönlichen Bilder geben dem Haus einen ganz besondern Charme und wir fühlten uns wirklich wie zuhause! Nicht so steril wie in manch anderen Häusern.

Der Besitzer Herr Vangelis war sehr freundlich und kommunikativ, unser Kontakt Sophia, den wir von der Agentur genannt bekamen, war ebenso immer für uns da. Die Kaffeemaschine war defekt - einige Stunden später hatten wir eine nagelneue bekommen. Das Wetter wurde zunehmends kühler - wir bekamen dicke Decken gebracht! Von Raki, Weintrauben, Gebäck und Brot gar nicht zu reden.

Lediglich die Betten haben uns enttäuscht - die waren echt zu hart! Aber wenn ich Herrn Vangelis richtig verstanden habe, soll dieser Umstand evtl. geändert werden!

Die Taverne im Dorf war auch grandios! Da Saisonende war gab es verständlicherweise keine große Auswahl an Essen. Aber wir konnten uns etwas aussuchen, was dann extra für uns gekocht wurde! Mehr geht nicht! :-D

Die Fahrten zum Meer Richtung Rethymnon sind in ca 20 min getan, in den Süden fährt man, je nach Route 1 -1,5 Stunden!

Wir können das Haus an alle weiterempfehlen die den Massentourismus nicht möchten, das Einheimische lieben und gerne ihre Ruhe haben! Denn das hat man dort in jedem Fall!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical retreat from the world

  • 5 of 5

The warmest welcome from Joanna and Vangelis and a privilege to stay in their beautiful house. The pictures do not do the house justice as it is really something - supremely tasteful, comfortable with every small detail considered. The bed linen alone was exquisite! We loved our time here and explored far and wide - finding the house perfectly positioned for us. We fell in love with the magical garden. A huge thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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35 Lanark Road, Carluke ML8 4 HE, Scotland, United Kingdom

Amnatos Way of Life

  • 5 of 5

Delightful property. So many quiet corners in the garden, the butterflies, the bunches of ripening grapes, the views across the valley and the hills, the clanking of the cow-belled sheep - a chill-out experience, only interrupted by the church bells across the road on Sundays. Well-equipped house and an easy walk up to the taverna in the village square.

Rethymno only 20 minutes away by car (although there is an occasional bus service) and Chania and Plakias within an hour's drive. Some spectacular journeys and views driving through the Cretan countryside. Memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brest, France

wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week in Villa Dimitra.We received a very warm welcome, and we found everything we needed in the house.Many many thanks to Vangelis, Ioanna and Maria who where always very friendly and helpful. No hesitation, you must book Villa Dimitra!

Claude and Jocelyne.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Μονή Αρκαδίου (Arkadi Monastery)
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (Μουσείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ελεύθερνας)
Melidoni Cave (Σπήλαιο Μελιδονίου)
Sfendoni Cave in Zoniana
Ideon Andron
Klados Winery
Kapilio tavern
Taverna Faraggi
Poliou House
Rethimno Kart
Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Souda Port, Chania
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Traditional taverna 'Kapilio' in Amnatos Village
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The village of Amnatos is 17km from the centre of Rethymno and it is the last village on the way to the historical Monastery of Arkadi. The village is built on a rocky and high location having superb views across the valley of Rethymno.

The village was inhabited by the Venetians and the Turks and testify that the imposing buildings - towers of the village that survived until today. Houses Venetian notables (houses benezi), glass chimney style sebastiano serlio, mansions from the 17th and 18th century, imposing towers (the sanguinazzo) beautiful and lovely squares dominate and create a frame of a bygone era.

Due to the location of the village and the terrain in the area, there are many beautiful hiking and biking trails as to the nearby village of Kapsaliana where you can find the Museum of Olive. We will provide you for free 3 mountain bikes and light equipment for hiking (baton). Finally, the location enables visitors to explore the archaeological site and new built museum of ancient Eleftherna and caves of Melidoni and Zoniana which are some of the most famous tourist destinations in central Crete.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Amnatos, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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