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Spacious villa with private pool & garden! Absolute peace among nature!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Great views, BBQ facilities, a lot of group activities, ideal for families!

Welcome to Rethymno and Villa Krios, a wonderful villa, built with traditional materials, in a place of absolute peace, among oaks and olive trees, in a harmonious relationship of natural and living conditions. A spacious and comfortable Villa, with incredible views and a feeling of total freedom! Just relax, enjoy the quiet, the chirping of birds, the private pool, read the books that you missed, reunite with distant friends, cook, play music, have fun.

Located in a prime location, in Mesonisia area, the villa is oriented east and south, with two large terraces overlooking mount Psiloreitis and Kendros, with dense vegetation and thousands of songbirds, this villa is the absolute destination for both a relaxing and energetic holiday close to nature!

Also, they will show you the famous Cretan hospitality by offering you a very warn welcome with a traditional homemade specialty! To make things even better, a small taverna, just for the guests of Villa, will operate inside the property fields, so you can have fresh, homemade meals every day, if you wish!


First Floor

Villa Krios is a two storey building, with 5 bedrooms which can accommodate 10 people. On the first floor there are the other three bedrooms, opening to a balcony and a patio with mountain, garden and pool views. Each room has its own private bathroom and terrace.

Ground Floor

On the ground floor there are two of the bedrooms, living room area with an open fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with a large countertop and the dining area.

Outdoor Area

Doors lead to the private 45 m2 swimming pool 1.5 meters deep, which has a special children's section 0.5 meters deep, sun beds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. Sheltered BBQ facilities with bench seating, wood oven, charcoal and gas grill barbecue. Comfortable parking with natural shading. A spacious garden with grassy areas and natural shading (holly, olives).

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.

- Pool and garden cleaning daily.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, flat-screen TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, juice maker iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.


The owners of Villa Krios have created this ecotourism unit based on the value of the place and the philosophy of its people, in modern facilities, which will offer you a unique experience and help you discover the natural advantages and beauty of the mountainous Rethymnon, through a wide variety of activities!

Hiking: Choose among many pathways in the mountains and go hiking or walking (alone or with a guide). Right next to the villa, there is a path leading to Zeus mountain shelter, which is located at an altitude of 940 meters. Built entirely of local stone in a magical point breathtaking. Designed for your support in mountaineering activities and tours, the shelter offers acquaintance with the flora and fauna of the area and a great resting place. By your staying in this beautiful villa and by making alternative use of the magnificent mountain shelter, you can feel the magic offered by the mountainous Crete and live an indelible experience as those to who you always return.

Horse riding and bikes are available in Villa Krios for you and your kids, giving you the chance to better explore the area!

Further activities upon request and depending on the season :

- Observation of the local flora and fauna. Don’t miss the chance to see the unique plateau of Ious.

- Cooking and baking classes: Learn to cook any Cretan recipe and make bread in the wood oven.

- Visit or participate in the making process of local traditional products such as wine, Raki and cheese and various Organic Agriculture processes.

Weaving Lessons : Learn how to use a traditional loom and create your own piece.

- Cretan dancing lessons : Learn Cretan traditional dances upon request.

Please, do not hesitate to ask us about any details you may need or about any other activities you may be interested in!

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041K91002905801.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

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, 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 remember the mystical secrets of nature. 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!

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Amari

This is an amazing, comfortable and spacious villa, which can accommodate up to 10 people and offers a 50 sp. m. private pool and a wonderful garden!

What makes this villa unique

This Villa is the perfect destination for those who seek a holiday as closer to nature as it gets! Many activities available for your big group and friends!Enjoy crete nature at its best!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Amari in Sivritos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite bathroom, Ground Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, Ground Floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, First Floor.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, First Floor.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, First Floor.
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with! All are brand new and in agreat condition!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor, en suite bathroom with bathtub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor, en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor, en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor, en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , First Floor, en suite bathroom.
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Spacious villa with private pool & garden! Absolute peace among nature!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Secluded villa with superb mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Situated on a south facing hillside above the village, in a rural area surrounded by beautiful countryside. The villa is not overlooked and has private sunbathing areas either by the pool or on the terraces above. There is also wifi and an undercover barbecue area.

If your idea of a holiday is to lie on a beach all day and walk into town, you should look elsewhere, because you need a car to do anything. It took us about 1 hour to reach either the north or south coasts, exploring, and it is about 25 minutes to Spili which is a town of any size. There is a good taverna in Meronas village about 10 minutes away. The distances are not great but the roads are mountainous. We normally go cheap and cheerful with a hire car on holiday and were quite lucky to be given by chance an automatic. A bigger engine or diesel would also be beneficial as nothing will prepare you for the steepness of the drive from village to villa. Initially it is daunting, especially fully laden with suitcases and shopping, but subsequent ascents were easier and we no longer felt the need to burst into spontaneous applause on reaching the top. Just keep the car moving in a low gear.

The villa is well built and well equipped, and stayed cool in the hot weather, we did not need the air conditioning. There are insect screens over some windows and doors, but no mosquito nets over beds so take a plug in repellent.

We stayed the first night in Heraklion (lato boutique hotel, harbour view and handy restaurant) so that we could explore the town and visit Knossos, thereby avoiding a 2 hour drive back once at the villa. We also picked up a big supermarket shop (Lydl) on the way, the nearest being in an urban area one junction east of Rethimno. It is then easy to continue to Rethimno and take the main road to Spili and then over the mountain. Sat navs will offer other routes but they are very twisty, and do not be tempted to leave the tarmac, there is always a proper road. The locals drive 4x4 utes/pickup trucks and you can see why.

This is very much a get away from it all location, and whilst remote, you are not alone, as the family who look after the villa are in the village and just a text message away. For us the main attractions were the privacy and mountain scenery, and the villa ticked all our boxes.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Timothy, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Gepflegte VILLA in ursprünglicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schön gelegenes Feriendomizil für Ruhe suchende. Supermarkt und Gaststätten im Nachbarort. Wer das ursprüngliche Griechenland sucht, ist hier genau richtig! Wer Partys und Nightlife sucht, sollte weiter suchen. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel , we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 3 of 5

La maison a beaucoup de charme.Par contre l'interieur est un peu sombre.Les télévisions ne fonctionne pas toute,il faut penser à metttre des pièges à fourmis il y en a beaucoup sur les plans de travail impossible de laisser de la nourriture même dans le grille pain ce n'est pas agrèable de manger des fourmis grillées !! Mettre un vrai grille pain et non pas un croque monsieur un vrai tir bouchon cela peut-être utile.Mettre également le nécessaire pour faire un barbecue (une pince)car retourner la viande avec une petite fourchette ce n'est pas très simple ! rapport qualité prix nous trouvons qu'elle reste un peu élevé il manque trop de petits détails,nous tenons comme même à dire que la propriètaire reste très gentille et commerciale même si nous sommes mal compris.La maison reste comme même très jolie et la piscine aussi ainsi que la vue.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline, thank you very much for choosing our Villa for your stay in Crete and for taking the time to share your recent experience. We greatly appreciate feedback from our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I would like to apologise sincerely for the mentioned inconveniences you have experienced and assure you that our team is reviewing your comments and will take all the necessary actions with to improve our guests' overall satisfaction. We thank you once again for letting us know and look forward to welcoming you to our property again in the near future. Sincerely, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40.5 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Krios is located in the settlement Mesonisia. The settlement was named so because it is in the middle of the island, at the north - south highway.

Several cafes, restaurants and mini markets can be found at a distance of 2 Kms, in Gerakari village, by car.

Shopping facilities for your everyday needs can be found in Spili Village, as well as a great selection of tavernas, cafes and bars, bakeries, a bank all 15 minutes drive away. In Dariviana village, which is approximately 20 minutes away by car you will also find a petrol station.

The distance from the sea is divided approximately around 33-40 Kms. You can visit the beaches of South such us Preveli, Damnoni, Amoudi, Skinaria, Plakias and North beaches of the Municipality of Rethymno. Settlements Helenes, Kardaki , Vrises, Meronas, Amari are also over short distances.

You can also visit the famous unit support elderly “Agkali homes”. The archaeological site Syvritos . Ancient city of the Minoan settlement Throne (10 Kms). There is the Byzantine church of Saint John fire with frescoes from 1100 AD. The village produces cherries, apples, pears, plums and the old wine selection Liatiko.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Amari, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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.

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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