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Spacious luxury villa located "away from it all" - Full privacy, Unique views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,852 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury private villa located between North and South coast! Explore real Crete!

Villa Kleanthi is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003048501.

Villa Kleanthi is a 265 sqm luxurious residence of superior design and construction quality!

It is located in a private land of 5,000 sqm in a quiet village called Kare, offering full privacy and mountain views.

It is literally a hidden gem around the beauty and tranquility of a uniquely green landscape of olive trees and vineyards only 15 km away from the long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno city on the North coast and 30 km away from the famous natural beaches of South Crete.

Totally isolated but close to everything, our villa offers full privacy to our guests and a variety of facilities for the whole family.

Furnished in a combination of traditional and luxury touches, the two-storey villa can accommodate up to 7 people in beds and up to 9 people if it is necessary.

Entering the villa from the first floor there is a hall with an office and a library overlooking the open plan living room area which is on the ground floor.

On the same floor you will find the two main double bed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

One of the en-suite bathroom has a Hydro-massage shower cabin and the other has Jacuzzi bath, Hydro-massage shower cabin and hammam.

In addition, one of the bedroom on the first floor has attic with HDTV and double bed mattress.

Both bedrooms on the first floor have balcony with amazing views!

Reaching the ground floor from the stairs, there is a spacious open plan area which consisting of the living room with a fireplace and a home cinema, the indoor dining area and a separated fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances.

From the living room area and the kitchen there is direct access to the main veranda, the pool area and the garden.

On the same floor there is a laundry room with washing machine, one full bathroom with shower and two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other one with one single bed.

Outdoors there is a 1,000 square meters organised fenced area with many facilities and spots for relaxing, many unique beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs gardens, flower gardens and trees!

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 35 sqm swimming pool with 6 sun-beds and 2 umbrellas

- Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area plus a wood oven and a sink under a pergola.

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

- Many organised furnished spots (sun beds, outdoor sofas and beds, hammock) for relaxing in the balconies, the veranda and the gardens around the villa

- Safe areas for children to play

- Fenced parking for many cars

The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 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

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of Villa Kleanthi are:

- Panoramic mountain views.

- The location which is “away from it all” but close to everything! The villa is situated 15 minutes away from the city of Rethymno and the beach and about 30 minutes away from the famous natural beaches of south coast. It is also an ideal base for making excursions around the island as it is close to the national road in the centre of Crete.

- Very close to Armeni village where you can find supermarkets and grocery stores.

- A few minutes away from two well known taverns. One in the nearby village of Goulediana and the other one in Armeni village.

- Quiet Village with no noises from cars or neighbouring houses and full privacy in all outdoor areas.

- Spacious indoor and outdoor areas with high construction quality.

- Huge fenced private area with many spots to relax.

- Many unique beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs and flower gardens.

- Designed for both families or big groups of friends.

- High-speed structured wiring network for Internet 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 help you for everything and he will be there whenever you might need him!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the first floor, en-suite bathroom (Hydro-massage shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , On the first floor, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On the first floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First floor with bathroom & attic with double bed mattress
  • All the bedrooms have air condition, closet, orthopaedic mattresses and balcony with mountain views. Baby cot is also available.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautifully designed, modern and spacious "home".

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many places in Greece through our travels and Villa Kleanthi is clearly one of the best! The Villa has everything one would need for a very comfortable and restful stay. It is impeccably and thoughtfully designed.

The location itself is very quiet with beautiful views of the countryside - 20 minutes from Rethymno and 35 minutes from the gorgeous southern beaches. Couple all of this with the wonderful Greek hospitality of Marina and Takis the owners and you will be very happy you've chosen this Villa. We will be back.

I also want to thank Kostas from the management company for his excellent service, a level of which I have not experienced in my decades of travel.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculately kept property in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Kleanthi is a beautiful & spacious villa in a very peaceful setting. Everything you could possibly need is there for you, including a lovely warm welcome from the owners Marina & her husband who will greet you with local treats! The bedrooms are all gorgeous & the main lounge huge, wth a wrap around terrace.

Booking could not have been easier & the help we received from Kostas at Etouri during the booking process & then from Sophia whilst we were there was the best I've experienced in 30 plus years of travel. I should point out that I work in the travel industry myself so to get such excellent service & such a warm welcome by the owners made a fantastic impression on me - as well as the rest of my party. The owners, who discovered it was my sisters 70th birthday, even left a beautiful gift on the doorstep for her on our return from the beach one day!

The Villa is approximately 1 hour 20 mins from Heraklion, 15-20 mins from Rethymno & 35-40 mins from the south coast beaches. If you don't mind the initial drive from the airport then your are perfectly positioned for both the North & South coasts of the island. We loved the beaches on the south coast visiting three different ones on three days. Plakias being one of them, which is a great place for lunch on the water. We particularly liked Sofia's. Try the smaller beaches & bays a couple of miles to the east & west of Plakias. All have sun loungers & food/toilet facilities.

We also visited Rethymno & loved our two evenings out there. The old town is lovely & the meal we had for my sisters 70th birthday at Prima Ploma was outstanding. If you ask Sophia to book for you they will give you the best table in the house - with spectacular views along Rethymno bay. Be warned though, the dessert trilogy will feed 6! I'm not kidding. I have a sweet tooth but 5 of us could not get through everything, delicious as it all was. Another great meal in Rethymno was at a restaurant called Petite Fleure, which is right across the road from the main beach & just a short 6 or 7 minute walk from the old town, where we started the evening off with cocktails in a bar/cafe. The tastiest thing I had all week though was at the local Taverna, Goules. A starter of goats cheese parcels & plum jam. Yum. It's a small taverna & it was quiet when we were there, but the owner was lovely recommending different dishes for us to try.

All round, a great holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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All you could need villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Kleanthi was perfectly maintained. The owners were very friendly and we were given so much information before we arrived about beaches, restaurants, shops, etc., that we were fully prepared for our holiday. The villa is set on a hill above a very small village, very close to the next village which has a small supermarket and bakery. It is only 15/20 mins from Rethymnon, where there is much nightlife if you are interested in this - we were not. We enjoyed the quiet (except for the cicadas) and had a completely stressfree holiday. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Outstanding villa with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at villa Kleanthi!

Our first impression was dominated by the beautiful house and the warm welcome of the owners. We arrived in the evening and the owners had prepared some typical Greek pastries for us. After giving us a tour through the villa and showing all facilities we even had a raki all together. Besides this pleasant hospitality, we like to stress the owner's and tourist service team's offering of information. There was plenty of tourist brochures about Crete and local places. Furthermore, we got a book, that provides all required information about the villa. Moreover there was even an application for mobile phones, telling all you need to know about the villa, restaurants, attractions...

Of course the onwer and tourist service team could be contacted at any time (although there was no need to for us). Cleaning of the villa was operated every 3 days.

Talking about the villa itself, there was really nothing to complain about. Every room was well-kept, spacious and fully equiped. At this point we want to point out the equipment of the kitchen, which provides devices we do not even have at home. Excellent kitchen!

The garden and pool area was another highligt, that was even better than shown on any pictures. In the evening we used the barbecue several times (there was even a package of charcoal, provided by the owners). The sunset over the mountains is great.

Finally the pictures give a good impression of how the property is like (and being there is even better).

Crete is a beautiful island. We visited several beaches and cities. But due to the size of the island and mountained countyside (which is impressive) it might take some time to reach different places when starting from the villa. Rethymno was about 25 minutes away by car and to the next supermarket it takes you about 10 minutes.

There is a tavern (Goules) close to the villa (20 minute walk) which is really awesome. As recommended by the villas owner, we had dinner at ther taverna for 3 times. Food and Kosta (runs the taverna) should not be missed!!!

To sum up: come here and enjoy the villa and Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely complete villa for relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

On a quiet place, in a little village Kare, you will find this very lovely complete villa. Everything you need is there. We visited the villa with 2 adults and 3 teenagers. All the rooms has nice beds and a bathroom. With the "master" bedroom comes a bathroom with bubblebath and a complete shower... The views are beautiful!.

The swimming pool is (not warmed) nice and in the veranda you will sit and drink your pre-dinner drink or play some cards (we did!)... It's a lovely place.

In the area there is a very lovely restaurant Goules. About 1.5 kilometers from the villa in Goulediana you will find this no nonsense taverna where Kostas, the owner, really makes you feel welcome. We have visited this taverna many times!

In Rethymnon, you will find many shops and taverna's. It is a very various, nice place with a lot of tavernas. We also visited the Beach club BajaBeach in Rethymnon a view times.

The rest of Kreta, you have to explore. For everyone there is something to do!!!

We will come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Great Vacation in Crete

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Kleanthi is a great place to live. the Villa is very spacious , built by an architect and you can feel it immediately when you arrive. every détails in the design, in the material used and in the different room dispatch are really well thought .

The villa is also ideally located in Crete allowing you to easily visit the center and the west part of the island . you're never far from the big cities ( Rethymnon and Chania) , but also only 20mn from the beaches from North and South.

if you prefer to stay in the villa , you can enjoy the pool, the Olive trees all around and all the accomodation within the villa like the Sauna shower or the bath with bubbles . you have few taverns close , i especially recommend the Goules one based in Goulediana and owned by Kostas , definetely the best cooker from Crete !

the village of Armenoi , close to the villa is offering a lot of commodities like supermarkets, gas stations, bakery and also several taverns .

i really recommend the villa Kleanthi for your next vacations.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Chania international Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Rethymno city
Nearest Ferry
62 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
National road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kare Village
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Long sandy beach of Rethymno
Car: necessary

The villa is located in a totally private area, in the small village of Kare which is 14 km away from Rethymno town and the beach! The whole surrounding area is in a quiet natural environment and even though the small village of Kare is close, you can feel “away from it all”! Close to Kare village and only 4 km away you will find the village of Armeni. There is nothing that you cannot find in Armeni village nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, and many taverns!

Being located in central Crete is giving you the advantage of exploring the real Crete easily! You will be able to explore the North coast with well known tourist areas, the central Crete where you can interact with the locals and you will be able to feel how life is in a small village and the South coast of Crete where you can visit some of the best natural beaches with crystal waters in Crete! Staying in our villa will give you not only the advantage of relaxing in a quiet private area but also be close 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
July Offer
14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
high season 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
August Offer
14 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
high season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

**Special Offer in July & August 2018 is Now Available!**
Each additional guest from 8th person is charged 35€ extra per day.
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 20 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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