|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Villa Ioanna is a luxurious, stone-built villa of 120 m², that enjoys absolute privacy, set in an olive grove, filled with trees and fragrant flowers, an ideal place of calmness and relaxation. The entire property covers 1.000 m² and all of this is offered in a green clad environment. The great sandy beach and picturesque village of Panormo are only 2,5 km away, where you can find everything you need from shops, restaurants, taverns, supermarkets and bars!
In front of the house there is huge lawn covered garden, where kids can play safely, with the toys and swing provided. The terrace is complemented by a magnificent, 40 m² private swimming pool, with a special children’s compartment, equipped with sun beds and parasols, where the whole family can enjoy the games, sun and fresh village air! Additionally, in a covered, shaded area, there are a barbecue facilities available and a big dining table, where you can enjoy your meals all together! Each point of the garden and pool terrace offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and hills. The pool and garden are beautifully lit at night, creating a magical, romantic ambience!
The interior of Villa Ioanna is very carefully decorated and furnished with a sense where comfort meets tradition. The villa consists of two totally equal designed floors and it can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, which makes it perfect for big families or group of friends.
The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two bedrooms(one double and one twin).
Stone stairs lead to the first floor, which also features a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two more bedrooms (one double and one twin). This floor also provides access to a balcony, equipped with patio furniture, under a pergola, overviewing the pool terrace and garden, as well as offering wide, uninterrupted mountain views. Sun or shade, terrace or gardens, indoors or outdoors, the choice of where to have that relaxing drink is going to be a difficult one!
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.
- Towels, fine cotton linens, covers and blankets provided.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.
- Pool and garden attendance twice per week.
- Baby cot and high chair available.
- Low noise, built- in air conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.
- Free Parking space inside the villa area. Remote controlled entrance gate.
- All in-house electronics are available, including a flat-screen TV with satellite reception, Music system (CD/radio) with individual room controls, DVD player, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, french coffee maker and frape machine, iron and iron board.
- Automatic night lighting.
- First aid kit and a Security/Fire alarm also available.
- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ10002997301.
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.
I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!
The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!
At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.
Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!
Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!
Welcome to Crete!
Unique outside area, full of green! Luxury villa, totally private with private swimming pool!
Totally private, unique mountain views, ideally located, really close to the beach. A unique family friendly & group of friends villa!
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2014 NEW
Have you booked your holiday at Villa Ioanna? Well if so, what I can tell you now is that you will have an amazing time!
To start, we as a family booked this villa through Trip Advisor after looking at the photos and reading the previous 2 reviews.Having never done anything like this before we were slightly apprehensive but we need not have worried it was everything that we had read about. Valia the agent was brilliant, answered all our emails and questions and provided us with information on whatever queries we had, nothing was too much trouble.
This holiday was the first time our family had all been together in over a year and we had traveled from Devon, Wales and South Africa to be there, we range in ages from us the Grandparents down to 2 Grandchildren both under 5years old so we all had our own individual needs to be catered for.
When we finally arrived at Villa Ioanna (after getting badly lost, our fault,do remember to take your Sat Nav! ) Wow, what first impressions! The surrounding location and outside garden/pool areas were breathtaking. Going around inside the villa was all that the photos on Trip Advisor had promised, beautiful and spotlessly clean everywhere. We had met the villa owners on the road when we got lost (its a long story) and likewise immediate impressions were that they were so welcoming and friendly. Knowing that there were young children in our party they had even gone to the trouble of getting some garden toys for the boys to play on. The children, who at this point had been tired and upset after a long journey were now in their element in the garden and settled into their new environment straight away. There was also food, drinks, fresh fruit,homemade wine and raki all waiting for us after our journey. What ever we wanted was no trouble.
For a large family the villa layout is brilliant, my son and his wife and the 2 young children were downstairs which meant if the boys awoke early, (as children do!) they could just run outside and play safely in the walled and gated garden with parents watching on without disturbing us upstairs. Upstairs is exactly the same large layout as below accessed by an outside steps.This gave the 4 other adults some 'grownup' time and some extra sleep if required after the long flights from South Africa. Most of the time though we were all together and the whole property and garden is spacious enough that we never felt crowd
We had a fantastic stay in the villa in Oct, enjoying the surrounding scenery each day.
The villa is well appointed and is split into two units (upstairs and downstairs) that could easily accommodate two families on their holiday. Each unit is equipped well.
Directions were useful (googlemap directions from either airport) and we were met by a smile and welcome pack, which made arrival even better than expected.
We chose this area, so that we could easily reach most of the central area of Crete, and it is perfectly positioned for that. It's also near to some excellent shops, restaurants and beaches.
On our last evening, the villa owner cooked a fabulous roast meal for us, and gave us a sample of some locally made wine.
We hope to return to Crete again to explore more of the fantastic island and life there, and this villa will remain on our list of places to return to if we set up base in that area again.
Wow! What can we say about this villa!?!
It was quite simply, everything we had hoped for and more. We were looking for the perfect getaway retreat and we certainly found it here. From the very start, the booking process was dealt with efficiently and professionally, and we can't thank Valia enough for her friendliness and dedication to making this process a smooth one. From timely emails to just generally keeping us updated, we couldn't have wished to deal with someone more helpful than Valia - thank you!
In terms of the villa, it is in such a stunning location, surrounded by wonderfully scenic mountain views, with a calm and tranquility in the air. The road leading up to the villa was certainly different, but it all added to the charm of the place! We have to thank Dimitris also for his friendly welcome, and his continual assistance throughout our stay. A really lovely guy who always had a smile on his face. It was also a really nice touch to have a home cooked meal made for us by the owner Manolis towards the end of stay - wonderful hospitality!
All in all, our stay at this villa was perfect! If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, and relax in a peaceful and secluded location, Villa Ioanna is the one! Our holiday in Crete 2016 will long stay in our memory! :)
Thank you once again Valia, Dimitris and Manolis!
Christos (and all the Nicoli's)
We had an amazing holiday in this lovely villa back in 2014, but haven't got round to reviewing it until now due to family reasons.
But even 2 years on and we remember vividly the wonderful holiday we had in this lovely villa. It's off the beaten track a bit, with access via a not so pretty road, but worth it once you get there. There was ample room for 2 families (4 adults, 4 kids) with so much outside space, the kids were in heaven.
Well equipped and very clean inside. What really made the trip was the excellent service offered by the owner and manager Manolis and Dimitris who made us feel incredibly welcome and did everything they could to ensure we were happy and settled. This was topped off with them cooking an amazing meal for us with enough food to feed a small army. Fabulous villa, great holiday, would thoroughly recommend it.
Une magnifique maison, une très belle région, Manolis le propriétaire et Dimitri son manager sont des personnes toujours disponibles et souriantes!!
Valia est une personne très sérieuse et a un réseau de contact très utiles (location de voiture, organisation de réception etc..)
Nous n'avons pas été déçu et la Crète est définitivement gravée dans nos cœurs!!
L'accueil Crétois nous a beaucoup touché!!
Que du bonheur, je vous conseille cette location proche de la mer et idéalement située pour visiter différents lieux du pays.
Merci pour cet inoubliable séjour!!
A great place to stay for families or large groups. The property manger was fantastic, and a good location to explore the island. We would definately rent the villa again.
During our stay on the island of Crete we had the pleasure of staying at Villa Ioanna. After picking up our car at the airport we made way to the house where the owner, mr. Manolis was waiting with his companion and manager Dimitri. The drive way towards the house was a very rough path and we were all thinking where in heavens name are we?...but just around the corner was the house situated. A lovely house with a beautiful garden and with not one other house in a 200m radius.
During our week we had no problems what so ever and everything was easy to reach by car. Supermarket, beaches etc.
We had the awesome experience of baking and cooking in the outside kitchen with wood-oven for homemade pizzas. One day mr Manolis even brought over a huge plate of Mousaka for us to enjoy and some traditional homemade Cretan treats...oh what a feast it was.
I can definitely without hesitation recommend anyone to stay in this house. Thank you for everything mr. Manolis and Dimitri for making our stay even more memorable.
The Wirtz family.
Panormo is a friendly, seaside village on the north coast of Crete. It has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and is an ideal holiday base for people wanting to stay in Crete. Panormo is located about 20 Kms east of Rethymno. It is a quiet touristic resort, which has developed strongly in recent years, without nevertheless losing its traditional form, which is based on the wild beauty of the Cretan landscape, the picturesque villages and narrow streets to explore, beautiful beaches in the village and easy access. It’s the perfect place for those who want to escape a little and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cretan life.
The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9am!), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices. There is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food as well as international dishes.
Panormo lies above the harbour and overlooks the beautiful little coves with lovely sandy beaches. In Panormo there are essentially two large beaches, with calm waters, since, as its name suggests, is a natural harbour. Limanaki beach lies in front of the village and is the port of Panormo. It is sandy and has clear waters. It is ideal for children, as it is shallow and protected on the east by a pier, where boats tie up. It is organised with umbrellas, sun beds and showers. The west beach, Lake, located just 200m from the village, is also a sandy beach with crystal waters.
From Panormo port frequent boat trips to the nearest coasts are organised and there is a variety of other activities one can do : sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Panormama Seafront Homes II complex it is situated very close to Creta Marine five star hotel, where within a 3 minute walk, you could benefit from its five star services such us spa, massage, tennis court, diving courses, scuba diving etc! It is also possible to rent fishing boats by the hour or day. Panormo offers a perfect holiday and safe environment for you and your children.
As far as sight seeing is concerned, the existence of an ancient city is confirmed in Panormo, based on the finding of the basilica church of Hagia Sophia, 500m southwest of the village. The 6th century B.C. basilica is regarded as one of the largest Paleochristian churches in Greece and the largest in Crete.
Also, traces of a fortress can be seen by the port.
The village hosts a folklore celebration on the 24th of June.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.