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Private pool, walking distance to taverna,picturesque village, close to Rethymno

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious villa with BBQ facilities, peaceful location!

Nestled in the traditional village of Chromonastiri, close to Rethymno town, lies Sokaki Villa I, a unique Villa for those seeking an authentic summer experience in a picturesque village. This amazing Villa keeps alive the Cretan building style and takes you to another era, with its beautifully restored iron beds, wooden furniture and ceilings, while providing all modern comforts at the same time. Within walking distance to tavernas, makes your holiday as easy as it gets and you will only have to leave the village when you wish to visit other villages or go to the beach!


Outdoor Area

The exterior of Sokaki Villa I boasts a fabulous, private swimming pool of 4X3 meters and 1.50 m depth, equipped with sun beds, parasols and an outdoor shower, so that you can relax all day long and sunbathe under the clear summer sky. Following the lawn covered narrow corridor by the pool, next to the trees, you will arrive at the stone-paved terrace, where the BBQ facilities and an outdoor dining area are located, ideal for alfresco dining. Share some unforgettable moments with your friends and family and have fun!


Sokaki Villa I is a two-storey, 130 sq. m Villa, setting an excellent example of traditional cretan architecture and offering comfortable accommodation for up to 7 people in its 3 beautifully appointed bedrooms.

Ground Floor

Entering the Villa guests will find the open-plan area, featuring the living room and kitchen. The living room has a comfortable corner sofa and an open fireplace, where you could enjoy watching your favourite movie, or pick a film or a book from the ones available there. Across the sitting area, under a lovely stone arch, you’ll find the fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Furthermore, one double bedroom and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi shower cabin can also be found on this level. The living room and bedroom open up to the pool area.

First Floor

Some stairs above, are located the remaining two bedrooms, one with a double bed (a semi-double and a single bed, joined together) and one with two single ones, both offering balcony access, to a pergola covered, shaded large veranda with siting area. Finally, a family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub is available on this floor.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket upon arrival, courtesy of the owner, including a bottle of wine, as well as raki and olive oil, produced by the owners.

Cocomat mattresses.

Bath and pool towels, bed linen, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available. Stroller, stair gate and and kids toys available upon request.

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

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

- Free public parking space 50 meters from the Villa.

- Exercise bike available.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a dishwasher, flat-screen TV with with USB and satellite reception, TVs in the bedrooms, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, espresso coffee machine, food processor, juice maker, washing machine, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041K91002975801.

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 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 return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 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 have a chance to live locally. 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!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!

At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!

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 Chromonastiri

Chromonastiri is a picturesque cretan village, classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value, located just 9 Kms away from the city of Rethymnon. Two traditional tavernas and cafe are within walking distance and it's well located near the city of Rethymno! Convenient location for reaching the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion cities.

What makes this villa unique

Sokaki Villa I is a beautiful 3 bedroom Villa, with a private swimming pool, jacuzzi bathtub and shower cabin, lawn covered terrace, BBQ facilities and outdoor dining and relaxing areas! Walking distance to tavernas! It is difficult to find a villa which can provide you so many options in a great location with amazing views,close to the beach and the city of Rethymno. We believe that our villa has all the advantages for unforgettable moments!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chromonastiri in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi shower cabin, Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi bathtub, 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!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , First Floor
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • 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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Private pool, walking distance to taverna,picturesque village, close to Rethymno
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Awesome from Dion Goodridge 👍🏽

  • 5 of 5

The villa was lovely and was well kept!!The village was beautiful and the people were friendly.It was in an ideal area for kids too,not to close to built up areas.I would recommend this villa to anyone and would definitely come again.5stars👍🏽

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dion, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
76.7 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Kilometres
Rethymno Town
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Rethymno sandy beach
Car: necessary

Sokaki Villa is located in the picturesque village of Chromonastiri and is within walking distance from many taverna’s options, as wells as traditional cafes. It has been classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value and it’s considered as one of the most important historic settlements of Rethymno. Chromonastiri means 'Colour Monastery' after the Byzantine church dating from the 11th century.

Within this pretty village there are numerous stone paths, historic alleys, buildings with Venetian architectural elements are scattered in the village, but the most imposing building is the so-called Villa Claudio, a magnificent mansion, which has been restored and now houses an Army museum.

Furthermore, a 5X5 football field and a children’s playground exist in the village. Additionally, its location and surrounding area makes it a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday close to nature!

Rethymno town, which is 15 minutes away by car, offers all the amenities guests will need, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and ATM machines, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office.

Chromonastiri is also ideally located 10 minutes away by car from the beautiful sandy beach of Rethymno and it’s offered as a great base for exploring the nearby villages! The Mili Gorge, a wonderful leafy area, can be found 5 minutes away by car, along the Amari Road. There are also a several small ponds and a picnic area. Additionally, Roussospiti village, next to Chromonastiri, also a a preserved and traditional settlement, offers two traditional tavernas, playground, a cafe and mini market.

Furthermore, in the nearby village of Saint Irene (Agia Irini) there is the homonymous old Monastery, which is considered to date back to the 14th century.

Additionally, from the village you can easily reach the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion cities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chromonastiri, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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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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