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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 Zinovia, 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 Zinovia 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 Zinnia 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 Zinovia 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
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

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 Rethymnon area

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 Rethimno in Rethymno

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 ...
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!



Spili Health Centre
"There is a health centre in Spili. Tel: 0030 28323 40011"
"The settlement of Mesonisia, was named so because it is in the middle of the island, at the ..."
Taverna Gerakari village
"A taverna, where you can taste traditional dishes, can be found in Gerakari Village. Tel: 0..."
To Sideradiko
"A traditional taverna, where you can taste the local cuisine can be found in Spili. Tel: 00..."
Yannis Restaurant
"Traditional taverna in Spili village, where you can taste mediterranean dishes. Tel: 0030 2..."
Super Market Gerakari
"A well stocked super market can be found in Gerakari village."
Super Market Spili
"A well stocked super market can be found in Spili."
Cafe Platia
"a cafe where you can have your morning coffee can be found in Spili. Tel: 0030 6979226668"
Papadakis Bakery
"A traditional bakery with a variety of freshly baked breads, rusks, cookies, sweets and othe..."
Pireus Bank Spili
"Opening hours for banks are from 08:00 to 14.30 hours, Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to ..."
Plakias Horse Riding
"Plakias Horse Riding Center (also known as Alianthos Crete Horse Riding) welcomes you to Pla..."
Massage From Agapi
"Please find below the contact details for a massage therapist located in Plakias. Indulge in..."
Seadream Divers International
"Scuba diving... fun and adventure for the whole family! For many years diving has become one..."
Spili Lion Fountain
"Spili is mountainous village, located 30 km south-southeast from the city of Rethymnon. In t..."
Taverna Plateia
"A stop to Myrthios village, near Plakias is worth making and you will enjoy the traditional ..."
Preveli Monastery
"Preveli Monastery is home to a remote religious community which was involved in partisan act..."
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
"The Gorge of Kourtaliotis is located 22km south of Rethymno and has a length of 3 km. It is ..."
Elin Petrol Station Dariviana
"Two kinds of petrol can be found in the local petrol stations: unleaded and diesel. Please a..."
Christoforaki El
"Medicine prescriptions can be bayed from the Pharmacies situated in Spili. Pharmacies in Gre..."
Post Office Spili
"Correspondence can be handed out to the central post office of Spili village, and it’s open ..."
"A butcher shop where you can find fresh meat"
Butcher shop Gerakari
"A butcher shop where you can buy fresh meat"
"This is a magnificent beach where you can admire the wonderful sunset. The beach is named af..."
Agios Pavlos
"The magnificent sandy beach of Aghios Pavlos is located 58 Kms south of Rethymno. Follow the..."
Schinaria Beach
"Sxinaria beach is located 33 Kms south of Rethymno and 3 Kms south of the village Lefkogia, ..."
"Damnoni sandy beach is located 35 Kms south of Rethymno and 5 Kms east of Plakias. It is a p..."
"Accessed by the magnificent Kotsifou and Kourtaliotiko Gorges, the village of Plakias is set..."
"Spili is a picturesque village located at an altitude of 430 metres and 28 km south-east of ..."
Preveli Beach and Palm Forest
"10 Kms east of Plakias, located at the exit of the Kourtaliotikos Gorge, Preveli Beach is on..."
"Small sandy beach near Damnoni, not organised and fairly isolated. Next to Kleisidi, you wil..."
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 Zinovia 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 Rethimno, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low min stay
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low Min Stay
20 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low min stay
1 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low season
8 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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 2017 - 31 Mar 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 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
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.
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