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Spacious Villa-Pool, BBQ, Traditional Cretan House!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymno

4 bedroom villa with spacious outdoor area, private pool and BBQ!

Main Description

Dryades villa is a two storey traditional stone house, the floor of which was built in 1930, extended in height in 1993 and was reconstructed. We have recently renovated the whole place. The total property of the villa covers 205 sqm and 1000 sqm of land.

The villa has perfect functionality in its premises, furniture and decoration includes traditional Cretan furniture, antiques, textiles, embroidery, handmade white linen with ‘’atrantedes’’ knitted by hand, all made by the ancestors of the owner and will take you back in time, giving you the feeling of luxury that you get when living in a mansion, full of authentic beautiful things to live with and enjoy.

The thick stone walls and tiles on the roof of the house, during the summer months, help to maintain the freshness inside, to such an extent so as to make the use of air condition unnecessary. However, if you need more freshness, you are provided with conventional fans for each bedroom. The house is suitable for all seasons, as it has central heating with radiators and modern fireplace. You will definitely be fascinated by the wild beauty of winter nature of the village and by the smell of burning fireplaces.


In the outdor area there are lounges to relax all day long and dining tables, in every beautiful corner of the house, in the barbecue, in the courtyard of the kitchen and in the terrace above the pool area.

The house has two large patios, in one of which there is a built oven, barbecue (BBQ) with a dining table and a lounge with retractable awning over it for extra shade. On the same side of the house, overlooking the courtyard, a stone staircase leads to two levels of stone, which are formed into gardens. In the first garden there are beautiful roses, two palm trees and a rock garden filled with herbs of Crete, which is available for guests to make beverages, the famous tea with the healing herbs of Crete.

In the second garden you will find orange and lemon trees, cypress trees and a small vegetable garden with Cretan seasonal vegetables. The second patio in front of the entrance to the house is surrounded by a variety of flowers, and in one corner there is a traditional wine press to press grapes with a pergola over it.

In the western part of the villa, on the ground floor, there is a large terrace overlooking the pool of the house, in which you will find a dining area and sofas to enjoy breakfast or lunch under the shade offered by the wooden pergola across the terrace. Below this, there is a green garden with the pool, offered for moments of joy and relaxation.


The villa intensely reflects the feeling of love and care of the owners for anything authentic that gives joy and makes you dream. It can accommodate 8 to 10 guests in its rooms. It has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 WC, 1 kitchen and 3 living-rooms in a single room with the dining area (with neoclassical furnishing and an authentic Cretan living room).

On the ground floor there is a large area where there are 3 living rooms, a fireplace and dining area. It is also equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player, hi-fi system, a large bookcase with a collection of books for the fans of literature and a small collection of movies and music CDs.

Next to the kitchen there is a fully equipped fridge, oven, hob, microwave, etc., as well as the accessories and utensils needed to cook and eat. Finally, there is a double bedroom and a WC with a shower.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 of them with double bed and the other one with singles beds. Two of them have access to a large terrace overlooking the stone structures. The third one has windows with the view of the beautiful village. The bathroom on this floor has a large bathtub and a washing machine. Upstairs there is also a large covered terrace Southwest, with a living room to enjoy the unique view of the village, of ‘’Armenokampos’’ and the mountains in the distance. In the hallway in front of the terrace, a small office space with functional PC has been formed.

It also has parking for 3 cars, free internet access, satellite TV and a computer you can use. Bicycles will be provided upon request free of charge. House maintenance is provided twice a week.

The villa is liscensed from the National Tourism Organization.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

About Us

Elizabeth Kardasi
Tzagkaraki E. Kardasi E. OE
Samou 17
74100 Rethymno
Muses Travel, 1041E60000077401
Muses Travel is an independent company based in the city of Rethymno. As a tourist agent specializing in incoming tourism we provide a whole range of activities such as car or yacht hire, safari, excursions, diving or private chef! Moreover our expert team is available 24/7 to assist you with anything you need; from suggesting and booking an activity that matches to you, up to informing you for any local events that take place and reserve for you. We also are there for you to support you on any kind of issues that may arise during your stay. What we offer? Luxurious accommodation to our cooperative Villas which are located at magnificent places around Crete. We offer unspeakable Wedding services attending to each important detail with tender loving care. Our Wedding Consultants helps you work out the budget and make a plan for everything! We are here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge.
VAT Reg NoEL800557406

Property Manager
Elizabeth Kardasi
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2016

About Elizabeth Kardasi

Having managed two family villas, in 2014 I started managing friends' villas in local areas, most of them rural areas. So, taking into account that being in touch with the visitors is a must in order to help them in upcoming inquiries or give them advice, where to go or what to do, I will do my best to please each one of you. Furthermore, any kind of arrangement (e.g car hire, excursions, diving, cruises, private chef) can be made so that you will be troubled as less as possible prior or during your stay! Bicycles and a tablet are provided upon request for free!

I am here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge. I will responsible for you from the moment you first contact me sending a request form to book your stay in one of our Villas, up to the moment you get on board to return back home.

Whether you are a family with a baby or a kid, we provide you with special equipment, such as toys, highchair, sterilizer, baby stroller, special equipment for outside activities. Alternatively, you can get our bicycles for a ride in the city of Rethymno. Moreover, we offer you upon arrival our application (with or without a tablet) in which you can find all the information you need (places to visit, beaches, historical monuments, shopping, restaurants, bars etc) in the specialized application we have created for Androids and IOS!

Elizabeth Kardasi purchased this villa in 2013

Why Elizabeth Kardasi chose Crete

Every corner of this house is a different memory to us and hopefully to you. Every part of it is carefully mainained with the prespective to enjoy your stay the most and to have the best experience in a traditional way!

What makes this villa unique

-Cretan cuisine lessons, upon request, with an additional charge.

-For our guests with up to 7 days booking, there will be a dinner in the yard (on Saturday afternoon or on some other day by choice), with Cretan dishes, with no extra charge.

-Explore the world of herbs of Crete in the garden of the villa.

-Take care and taste seasonal vegetables in the vegetable garden of the villa with the guidance of owner, who is agriculturist.

-Create your own designs on white porcelain plates and cups, which are provided to you free, and will be given to you as a souvenir after your departure.


1 holidaymaker review

Spacious Villa-Pool, BBQ, Traditional Cretan House!
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

1 week in Crete

  • 4 of 5

We are a group of fine guys and we spent our holidays at Dryades Villa last week. The house is wonderful with a lot of space outside (garden, swimming pool, barbecue area).

The position is not very comfortable but in ten minutes you can go to Rethymno by car. On the main street, which is a five-minute walk from the house, you can reach some Tavernas where you can eat good typical food.

The hospitalty was excellent and the staff very kind and helpful.

We recommend it to you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres

Armeni is a traditional village of the municipality of Rethymno, in the Prefecture of Rethymno, which owes its name to the Armenian soldiers, settled here in the year 961 AD, by the General Nikiforos Fokas, when he liberated Crete from the Saracens. In fact, the two neighboring villages, Somatas and Fotinos, were named after two of his generals. Yet, today there is no resident of Armenian origin living in the village, since residents from Sfakia and Rodakino moved here. In the village, there used to be an industrial city in the Minoan period, as indicated by the Late Minoan Cemetery (1350-1200 BC), in Prinokefalo position, 1 km from Somatas Village with 300 chambered tombs. The village is situated in the center of Armenokampos at an altitude of 380 meters, has a population of 379 residents according to the National Registration Company in 2011, belongs to the Municipality of Rethymno and along with the community of Somatas which has 161 inhabitants, St. Georgios with 87 residents and Fotinou with 79 residents, the local community of Armeni has a total population of 706 residents.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethymno, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival. The total number of guests staying at the property may not exceed the number of sleeping places specified.
Cleaning service is provided twice a week!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Rethymno, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 205 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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