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Brand new high quality Villa with full privacy next to the city and the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Brand new high quality 4 bedroom Villa next to Rethymno city and the beach!

Villa Ianthos is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041Κ91003022101.

Villa Ianthos is a 200 sqm luxurious residence with superior design and construction quality, offering both sea and mountain views! It is located in a private plot of 1,700 sqm on the outskirts of Rethymno town, just next to the villages of Gallou and Atsipopoulo.

It is literally a hidden gem around the beauty and tranquility of a uniquely green landscape of oak trees, olive trees and vineyards, only 5 km away from the long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno town.

Totally secluded and the same time close to everything, our villa offers full privacy to our guests and a variety of facilities for the entire family.

The two-storey villa is furnished in a combination of romantic and minimalist touches and can accommodate 8 people in beds and up to 10 people if it is necessary.

Entering the villa on the ground floor there is a spacious open plan area consisting of the living room with fireplace and home cinema with a 43” HDTV, the indoor dining area and a modular fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances, gas hob, ceramic tiled walls and entirely granite counter and sinks. The living room area has direct access to the main veranda, the pool area and the garden.
 There are two bedrooms with private balconies on the ground floor, one with a king bed and the other one with a semi-double bed. On the same floor there is also a laundry room with washing machine with spin semi-drying and one bathroom with bath.

A marble staircase leads to the first floor where you can find a hall with a small kitchenette and a sitting area with a sofa which can be used as a playroom for children since it is equipped with a 40” HDTV, video and board games.
 Two more bedrooms with king beds and private balconies plus the main bathroom with bath are located on the same floor. Also, on this floor, there is a very large furnished veranda where you can relax and enjoy the sea views.

The landscaped outdoor area of 1,600 square meters is entirely gated and has a variety of facilities and spots for relaxing including the unique aromatic herb garden and spacious terraces with flower beds and trees.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 35 sqm swimming pool with 6 sun-beds and a separated smaller pool specially designed for young children.

- Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area with a sink.

- An outdoor dining table in a superb shaded veranda next to the kitchen with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape.

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, outdoor sofas and armchairs) for relaxing in the balconies, the veranda and the gardens around the villa.

- Safe areas for children to play.

- Gated parking for many cars.

The villa is designed to provide maximum comfort in both summer and winter temperatures together with high levels of energy efficiency. This is due to the optimised orientation and massing of the building, the sizing and placing of the building’s openings, the high-resistant thermal insulation of all surfaces (including windows) and the top quality external blocking elements (doors and shutters).

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2015

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of Villa Ianthos are:

- Outstanding panoramic sea and mountain views.

- The location, as the villa is situated a few minutes away from the town of Rethymno and the beach while being between two villages where you can go by foot and you can find super markets, restaurants and a variety of other amenities. It is also an ideal base for those wishing to make excursions as it is close to the national road in the centre of Crete.

- Very near to the numerous sandy beaches on the North coast.

- Quiet area with no noise from cars or neighbouring houses.

- Spacious indoor and outdoor areas with high design and construction quality and energy efficiency.

- Huge gated private outdoor area with many spots to relax and full privacy.

- Many beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs and flower gardens.

- Designed for both families and big groups of friends.

- Intercom with camera to main gate and adjustable indoor lighting switches and recessed/accent lighting.

- Modular kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances, gas hob, ceramic tiled walls and entirely granite counter and sinks.

- High-speed structured wiring network for Internet and Cable TV, covering all areas/rooms.

- Central heating system of combined oil furnace with energy efficient wood burning fireplace.

- The hospitality of the owner and his family who will be on hand for advice and information if need be.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
  • The villa has two main bathrooms, one in each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located on the first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on the first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located on the ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , The bed is semi-double bed.Bedroom is on the ground floor
  • All the bedrooms have air condition, closet, orthopaedic mattresses and balcony with sea or mountain views. Also the villa has a double sofa bed and a Baby cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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Brand new high quality Villa with full privacy next to the city and the beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful villa in idyllic rural spot, supported by very attentive, friendly & knowledgable team.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7, including a lively 3 year old, stayed at Villa Ianthos at the end of May. We were all overwhelmed by the quality, comfort and spaciousness of this beautiful modern property, tucked away in a picture perfect rural village near Rethimno.

The facilities were 1st class with stunning views of the surrounding hills on one side and the sea to the other. We all enjoyed the 2 unheated but perfectly bearable pools over the course of our 10-day stay.

In addition to the facilities, we can’t say enough about the quality of service we received from the owner and his property support team. From the detailed advice given before our holiday which included a no fuss, no hidden cost car hire recommendation, to the cleaning service, a range of round the clock support during our stay (including meet & greet, and the best welcome pack of any holiday we’ve ever had which saved us a tonne of stress on our late evening arrival), and hints / tips of things to see and do during our stay - it was all superb and made our holiday all the more enjoyable. An absolute must for anyone wanting to experience the real Crete.

I couldn’t complete a review without mentioning Christo’s taverna in the nearby village of Gallos! Do not miss this off your itinerary if staying at Ianthos! Amazing family-run business offering the very best in hospitality, authentic Greek food, drink and surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday. Villa was amazing and very modern. Was exactly what we wanted and more. Local restaurants and shops were excellent. Only downside was a/c in one room couldn’t be fixed during our stay but the property manager and owner were great. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We (2 families with each 4 persons)stayed in the last two weeks of July 2017 in the Villa Ianthos. We were very warmly received by the owner's assistant, Mrs. Xanthi. At the table stood a large basket with fresh fruit and also in the fridge were some very delicious things.

The villa is very modern and well equipped. The bedrooms and bathroom for each family are spatially well separated, so that one could move freely. In the kitchen you can find everything you need. The terrace is very generous and best suited for breakfast and dinner. The friendly pool man came every day to clean the pool. Also every few days the cleaning woman came to clean. On the last day, the owner also graced us with his visit. This was very nice and interesting evening. It takes only a few minutes to visit the beautiful city of Rethymnon. Also to be mentioned are the extremely helpful mediators of the villa. Mr. Kostas and his assistant Sophia. Thank you very much for your great support. The location of the villa is really perfect. We can highly recommend Villa Ianthos.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in the villa. It's very spacious and in a peaceful location with great views of the surrounding hills.

The owner was brilliant - our flight was delayed by a few hours but he was good enough to meet us at 2 am at a supermarket off the main road to take us to the villa which would have been tricky to find at night. He also provided a lovely welcome package with Greek treats & wine.

Rethymnon which is about a 10 minute drive away is a lovely town with a decent beach with plenty of great places to eat. We also drove south to Preveli & Damnoni beaches, which are both fantastic beaches and the 40 minute drive takes you through some amazing gorges with breathtaking views.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great week in this villa. Everything looks brand new, and the interior of the house is outstanding for a rental villa. We enjoyed the sea view, and quiet location.

Driving to rethymnon will only take like 10 minutes, a city with a good night life and a lot of beaches.

The staff was very friendly, also there was a big welcoming package with whine, food and other drinks.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant stay in Villa Ianthos

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, luxury, exclusive, very good location, quality furniture, perfect place to enjoy holidays in Creta

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Rethymno city
Nearest Ferry
52 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
National road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Gallos village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Rethymno sandy beach
Car: necessary

The whole surrounding area is in a quiet natural environment and even though the city is close, you can feel “away from it all”! The villa is located on the outskirts of Rethymno town in a large private plot, between the small village of Gallou and the village of Atsipopoulo which nowadays is actually a suburb of Rethymno town. There is nothing that you cannot find in Atsipopoulo nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, many restaurants and services. In Gallou village where you can go on foot, you will find a mini market and a great traditional tavern. Also an organised tennis court is located 1.5 km away from the villa! More shops, seafront restaurants and supermarkets are only a couple of minutes away by car (3 km) in the entrance of Rethymno town, called Koumpes area. Furthermore it is a great base for making excursions around Crete as the main national road is only 2 minutes away.

The closest beaches to the villa that we suggest you visit are:

The long sandy organised beach of Rethymno with its numerous water sports only 5 km away  The sandy beach of Episkopi which is 14 km away on your way to Chania. In the same direction Georgiopoulis is 22 km away with its shallow waters which are ideal for families with small children and the sandy beach of Panormo village on your way to Heraklion which is 29 km away.

Staying in our villa will offer you not only the advantage of relaxing in a quiet private area but also the proximity to everything!

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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
high season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
22 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
August 2018
27 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

**Special Offer in April 2018 is Now Available!**
Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

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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