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A House Built in 1900 but Fully Rebuilt in 2012.

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

550 Sqm, 3 Flats, 5 Bedrooms,4 Bathrooms & Private Pool In A 3 Acres Land

In 1900 it was first built but been fully rebuilt and operated in 2012. This historical building can accommodate up to 15 people since it’s a 500 sqm building with a 100 sqm private pool. It’s excellent for big groups that want to be situated in the middle of Crete, giving you the chance to visit the entire island.

This building is divided in three different houses/apartments along with a breakfast/dinner area, a communal kitchen and that’s because in two of the small apartments there is no kitchenette. Only in the big house (130sqm), where its name came from the owner that first build the house ‘Spanos’, there is a fully equipped kitchen along with a living room, a dining area, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms. It can take up to 7 people and it’s situated on the top of the building. In the lower level the other apartment ‘Fournos’ can take up to 5 people since there is one double bedroom, one bedroom with two single beds, one living area along with a dining table and one bathroom. Next to ‘Fournos’ our last apartment is named ‘Axeronas’ and can sleep 3 people since there is only on double bed and one sofa bed in the living room. All of them have Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, Satellite TV & LCD TV with USB input, fireplace, living room and refrigerators. There is a communal area where you can find a large flat screen TV, DVD, Stereo system, play cards, some other games like backgammon, a PC with printer and fax machine. Next to this area the dining area for the entire group and a communal kitchen is there for you to prepare your dinner or breakfast. For a small fee the owners can prepare your breakfast or dinner if you wish to relax and do nothing at all.

On the outside and within the 20 acres of land, there is ‘Dafni’ the owner’s horse where guests can take her for a ride. By the pool there is a BBQ area and a small bar where you can sit and enjoy the panoramic views of the landscape. The pool is 100 square metres, with a depth of 1.60 metres, children’s pool 40cm deep, with overflow system providing sodium chloride electrolysis. The seawater has emollient properties so that the skin and hair retain their smooth texture and do not become dry and brittle as happens when using chlorine. Another very important factor is that when the water passes through the electrodes, chloramines (‘dead chlorine’ which causes the chlorine smell and stinging eyes) are destroyed, leaving the water fresh and healthy, and ideal for children.


-Welcome Basket

-Cleaning Twice per week (1 week stay means 1 time cleaning/linen change, 2 weeks stay means 3 times cleaning)

-Concierge Service

-Chef Services in Villa

-Transfer Service

-Car Rental Service with additional discount for our guests

-Wine Tasting in Villa

-Sailing Service

-Wedding Service

More Details

Property Manager
Manos Dafermos
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Manos Dafermos

Hello there,

I am Manos, owner and manager of CreteVillas4U. I have been in the hospitality sector long before CreteVillas4U, however. I was actually born, grew up, and spent most of my life in a hotel owned by my family. So, I guess it came as no surprise when I expressed my wish to study in Rhodes’ Tourism School and, later on, when I decided to start my own business in the sector.

One thing I learned growing up in a family-run hotel is that hospitality is more than hotel management, logistics and operations. It is a culture, passing down from one generation to the next. You can study to be a hotel manager but you cannot study to be hospitable.

I apply this philosophy in my business as well. The rule is simple: the guests of the villas I manage are my guests. As an active traveller, I expect nothing less myself.

The fourth generation of Dafermos hoteliers has already been born. I know now that my two beautiful children will probably follow my steps, like I did before them. There is a small difference though: they are smarter, more educated, better (big smile).

All the best,

Manos Dafermos

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our 10 day stay. Nicely located away from the crowds. There is a lot to see nearby and great food choices. We really liked driving to beautiful and non-touristy beaches on the south coast. Great pool, rooms, and very hospitable and personable hosts. Highly recommend!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zouridi in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , This bathroom is located in Fournos Apartment
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This Wc/Shower is located in Axeronas Studio
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room in Fournos Apartment - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Living Room in Axeronas Studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Living Room in Spanos House - 3 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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(4 traveller reviews)

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A House Built in 1900 but Fully Rebuilt in 2012.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful villa in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Zourdini in may this year. The villa was beautiful and worked well for our two families as one family had an upstairs apartment and we had the ground floor one. The pool is enormous and private witha stunning view of the hills.

Mr and Mrs Yannis were perfect hosts but it should be noted they reside at the villa whilst they have guests. Initially I was unsure how I felt about this however it didnt really impact on our holiday and we were only occasionally aware of their comings and goings.

The villa is quite remote but there is a good shop in the village, a butcher and bakery and the restaurant up the serves amazing home cooked food and a bar (all within walking distance). It took approx 20 mins to drive to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house with perfect Despina and Yiannis

  • 5 of 5

We've spent two wunderful weeks in a wonderful house.

Despina and Yiannis are perfect hosts and really take care that the guests feel good and enjoy their holidays.

The communication (in elglish) with Manos and Yiannis was always very friendly and helpful.

The house and the pool are in excellent condition.

Those who are booking this villa should know, that the next beach (near Rethymnon) is approx. 25-30 min away (by car).

The more beautiful beaches like Triopetra, Plakias or Souda are approx. 45min - 1h away.

A car is mandatory, but this is always highly recommanded for Creta.

In Zouridi village there is also a Taverna which offers typical Cretan dishes at anexcellent value for money.

All in all, we can highly recommand Zouridi Villa for those, who are seeking a nice and quiet place to relax :-)

(we've been 10 persons - 5 adults and 5 children and it was more than enough spacious at Zouridi Villa)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully renovated and restored! Thanks Yiannis!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sejour superbe

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes partis à 5 couples nous avions donc réservé toute la propriété.Propreté impeccable ,propriétaires présents sans être invasifs .Très bel accueil .Piscine et chambres spacieuses .Nous avons tous apprécié le cadre où nous étions tout de suite dépayses .Gite à recommander sans hésitation .Nous avons aussi dégusté un petit -déjeuner crétois (un vrai régal) et le Raki d'accueil était très bon aussi .Vraiment que de bons souvenirs .Merci au couple de la propriété et aux Crétois pour cette très belle semaine .

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thierry, It was our pleasure having you as a guest. Thank you for your choice. We hope to see you again in one of our properties.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Chania, Souda
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
in Zouridi village
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The position of the property is excellent: centrally located in the heart of Crete, only 18 kilometres from the historic and vibrant city of Rethymno, the hotel offers a variety of activities of historical, cultural or simply recreational interest.

If you are interested in hiking it is possible to visit the Temple of the Five Maidens, a marvellous ramble, and also the Island, a fossilized village on the mountain which takes its name from the rivers that surround it. Christian churches are everywhere in this area, and you can visit and admire them. The natural beauty of the area is an added bonus for those who love outdoor activities. We can arrange other hikes and rambles for you in the surrounding countryside filled with wild flowers and herbs. In nearby Argiroupolis, you will find the springs of the Holy Power, with their stone arches with streams and waterfalls, also traditional tavernas, ancient mills and the chapel of Our Lady. This charming village is a about 10 minutes drive away. Thanks to the location of our hotel, you have easy access to both the North and South coasts. In 15 you can be on the beach at Episkopi, and in another 25 you arrive in the beautiful southern resort of Plakias.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We require a 25% deposit. Here you can cancel up to 60 days before the arrival day without any cancellation fee. The rest you can pay upon arrival at the villa or if you do not want to carry with you so much money, you can pay 2 weeks before your arrival day.
The above prices has no hidden costs and include all taxes, maid service twice per week, air-conditions......

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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