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Villa Kallergi Athena: private pool, garden and sea view,near the beach in Crete

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 13 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 12

600 m² holiday villa in Crete, with private pool and sea view, on the central square of a traditional village just 2km from the beach. A perfect startpoint for discovering Crete, offering complete relaxation and privacy, close to everything but away from crowds.

We advertise on many websites homeaway being one of them so you can find lots of more reviews online .

Villa Athena Kallergi is designed over 4 levels in simple, austere lines and subtle luxury in harmony with the natural landscape and the olive groves surrounding the village. This property can host 10+guests.

It is located next to the village square where there is spacious parking area.

We have provided lots of photographs to give you a clear idea of what the property looks like but below are some further details.

What does the villa have to offer you?

Villa Kallergi - Athena is a 600 m² holiday villa in Crete. The interior layout of the living spaces ensures full isolation of each space so that guests can enjoy their holidays in true relaxation and regeneration, whilst at the same time they feel like home. Book Villa Kallergi and let us initiate you to cretan food and culture.

The villa is located in the traditional village of Loutra.

Villa Athena Kallergi has 4 spacious, outdoor common areas at 4 different levels. At level 1, the thick vegetation offers great relaxation in the terrace and the swimming pool of this villa in Crete.

At level 2, there is another terrace with a large white table while indoors, there is the villa’s lounge and a concert piano for those who would like to rent a villa with a piano. Right next, there is the main kitchen fully equipped.

On the 1st floor there is a veranda with cretan olive trees under the shadow of a 200-year old vine wrapped around a trellis. The entrances for the Pershephone, Demetra and Elia suites are found in this veranda.

On level 4, in a terrace surrounded with thick vegetation and offering a clear view to the olive groves and the sea, guests can sunbathe. At a slightly higher level, there is a dining room with a trellis.

The 6 suites of Villa Athena Kallergi

• Poseidon : double bed, bathroom with bathtub & toilet, range & fridge.

• Pluto: Double bed, bathroom with a shower & toilet.

• Athena: two single beds, electric range, fridge, bathroom with a shower & toilet.

• Elia: two-levels (maisonette) suite. Double bed, lounge & dining room. Range, fridge, bathroom with bathtub & toilet.

• Demetra: double bed, convertible sofa double bed (2 extra people) living room; Range, fridge & bathroom with shower & toilet.

• Persephone: double bed, bathroom with bathtub & toilet, range & fridge.

More Details

Andreas or Dimitrios
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Andreas or Dimitrios

Hi! My name is Dimitrios,

My Father and I along with my Mother and Brother have been renting our two luxury villas out to worldwide holidaymakers for the last 15 years. The two villas are located actually next to each other which were formerly 5 medieval houses of the village of Loutra. They have great history and beautiful features. The villas are completely separate but we do have guests that rent both of them if they are large groups of people for family holidays/ wedding events or corporate company team events. We can accommodate you all.

We love welcoming guests to the town and actually use several holiday websites for reservations, Homeaway being one of them.

If you have any questions organizing your holidays my family and I will be happy to assist you at all times.

Why Andreas or Dimitrios chose Loutra

Some more reviews from other sites:

Airbnb ::::::::::

“…charming, comfortable and tastefully decorated. It definitely contributed to our amazing holiday in Crete!” Zdravka, Bulgaria

"best customer service we've experienced. Nishant, San Francisco"

“Dimitros and his father were absolutely fantastic! From the first email to checkout, everything was over-the-top in the best of ways.” Tristan, Canada.

“Fantastic stay in a fantastic place”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 23 July 2014


“Gorgeous villa, beautiful village, great value!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 May 2014


“A truely great travel experience”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 September 2010

Brainbridge Island

“Everything we wanted for our group accommodation”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015



5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 June 2010 for a stay in May 2008


Homelidays- homeaway :::::::::::::

Le havre de paix

5 sur 5


Très agréable villa pour groupe !

5 sur 5


Excellente résidence de vacances.

5 sur 5


Guestbook comments from the owner

5 sur 5

Villa très agréable, agréablement aménagée, bien équipée, convient parfaitement pour une grande famille ou un groupe d'amis. Accueil particulièrement chaleureux du propriétaire. Nous avons été très sensibles aux nombreuses petites attentions de sa part. Lieu de villégiature à recommander absolument.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Loutra in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Independent bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Poseidon ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Athena ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Elia ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Dememter ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Pluto ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Persephone ensuite barhroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Pluto suite - 1 Double Bed
    Persephone suite - 1 Double Bed , Persephone suite
    Athena suite - 2 Single Bed
    Elia mezzanine suite - 1 Double Bed
    Poseidon suite - 1 Double Bed
    Demeter suite - 1 Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please safely use the swimming pool and contact us at any time should you need any help. >You are kindly asked to leave the property in the condition you found it upon arrival . >The prices include : 5 % off for 3 weeks bookings in July-August 10% off for 3 weeks bookings in April, May, June, Sept., Oct./ 15% off for 3 weeks bookings in winter. >Offers can not be combined. >Fees And Taxes All eventual taxes are included in the price. >Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. >Prices are for 10 guests. For every extra person, add 40 euros/night Included in the price: -Welcome basket with local goodies -Air-Condition -Wi-Fi broadband internet use -Garden/Swimming Pool maintenance - Linen-towels provided -Baby cot use -Final clean-up Upon agreement: Heating costs - personnel’s presence (cooking chefs etc)


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Villa Kallergi Athena: private pool, garden and sea view,near the beach in Crete
average rating of 4.857143 based on 20 reviews

a fantastic villa-complex with total privacy

  • 5 of 5

In the beginning of june 2016 we spent 8 wonderful days in Villa Athina.

We were three generations: father with his three grown up children and five grandchildren between 10 and 17 years. Alltogether 12 persons!

The Villa is situated in the heart of a little historical Cretan village Loutra and is beautifully framed by arcaic olive groves. The villa is surrounded on two sides by a whitewashed wall and there in the gate stood Mr. Costas Kallergi himself, friendly welcomimg us and showing us around in the gardenlike and beautifully renovated villa-complex. Very impressing were the many terraces, embedded in lush greenery, on different levels with access to the suite-like bedrooms, all equipped with bathroom and kitchinette with fridge. From the garden-level with a little pool (highly appreciated by the youngest) a few steps lead up to the large dining terrace next to the new stonewalled grill, nestled in wineleafs. In the same level, via a little charming tree-shadowed patio, you come to the kitchen with a very high standard of equipments. It was in open connection with the large inside area for leisure with sofas, piano, fireplace, TV etc. In the kitchen was a generous fruit-basqet welcoming us, in the fridge a lot of juices, cheeses, wine etc. This generous gesture was very appriciated.

Villa Athina was perfect for us, it never felt crowded though we were so many people. In the evening we all had dinner on the terrace, our Chef des Rotisseurs was handling the grill, preparing lamb, fish or vedgetables while tasting the local wine. Fresh fish and lambsmeat we found in Rethymnon market in 15 min distance. After dinner we could just relax with a nice mixture of leisure activities in groups or together. From the comfortable easychairs on the upper terrace we could have a drink while enjoying the sunset over the sea.

The last evening we had an unforgettable supper in the neighbourhood in a paradise-like taverna where we could follow the preparing of all kind of Cretan dishes. All herbs, vedgetables, fruits were from their garden. The lamb was rosted in the outdoor kitchen, the magic smell of rosemary and garlic made us euforic and we enjoyed the dinner under the pergola while the sun set over the sea of King Minos.

Finally, we all are very greatful to Costas, Dimitrios and Andreas for their hostility during our stay. For us all it has become a memory for lifetime.

Illar Meikop, architect from Finland with family

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa for a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a 4 generation family vacation in Kallergi villa. It was the perfect place for 10 adults (including my 86 year old grandfather) and 2 babies. The location made touring the island very comfortable, the villa itself was beautiful, quiet and spacious. Every room had a private en-suite bathroom (of the 5 we used) and Costas was a wonderful host- even brought a birthday cake!!!

We found the villa well equipped, including a big jar of olive oil, wine and milk. it was the perfect family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house

  • 4 of 5

We all had a very good vacation in Villa Athena. The house - whow! Just perfect for us. To be able to be private and at the same time have theese marvellous spaces together. This labyrinth-like house has a great charm. The kids (12, 5, 5, 3 years old) loved the pool, of course. The house was very clean and everything functioned well. The landlord´s kindness and thoughtfullness warmed us. He also succeded in getting some french words out of us. I belive we understood eachother to a sufficient extent.

We had some meals at the taverna, some distance away. Very good and nice. Several times we ordered food from delivery-service which was surprisingly good, fast and cheap. And we had very nice meals together at the lovely terrace.

My wife and I walked around in the area and later in the afternoons joined the others at the beach. Much more left to see, of course, but we experienced much. So my wife and I, the two daughters with husband/boyfriend and the children had a wonderful time. Efcharisto poly (or however you would spell that).

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 American college students studying abroad looking for a spring break plan. The house was wonderful - roomy, comfortable, good internet. The house has great outdoor spaces too - a roof deck and a terrace perfect for breakfast or lunch. The owners were very kind; they checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. They even let us use the pool of the house next door that they also own. We enjoyed our stay immensely. One recommendation would be to rent a car, as the house is a 10 or 15 minute drive from Rethymno. There is, however, a public bus.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brussels, Belgium

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of eight stayed for the Christmas holidays. We are finding it very hard to leave. The villa is spotlessly clean, comfortable, and provides ample privacy for everyone. Every bedroom has a bath and most have a kitchenette. Of course, there is room for family gatherings in the dining and living rooms and outside terraces. The owners are very generous. When we arrived, the villa was decorated for Christmas, the kitchen stocked with bread, cheese, fruit and wine, as well as delicious home made cake and cookies. The washing machine broke while we were here, and the owners had a brand new one installed the same day! We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2010
  • Date of Stay: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in a fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Villa Athena is a great place to stay. It is a villa with all comfort you could ask for. Spacious enough to host 13 adults and two (very small) kids even. It is decorated inside and outside with so much attention to detail. We enjoyed our stay tremendously and will definitely stay in the villa again, should we come back to Crete. Thank you again for the lovely, warm and overwelming hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will be more than happy to have you staying at villas Kallergis — villa Athena Thomas! Greetings from sunny Crete! Best regards, The Kallergis family
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Mini Golf Rethymnon
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

GPS location: 35.354440, 24.585998?

+35° 21' 15.98', +24° 35' 9.59'

Villa Athena and the four levels in which the villa is split makes sure you keep your privacy in a relaxing setting. The area is generally very safe and cars rarely pass from the centre of the village if their destination isn't the village square where your villa is.

(on the map we appear as "Villa Kallergi" and are pinned exactly in the middle of the one and only village square of Loutra(Λούτρα).)

The village of Loutra is a medieval village and so the first place for you to explore.The streets are more like village alleys and you can see two groups of tourists that arrive in Loutra every day to see the remnants of an old "Fabrika" ( oil factory) built inside the house of Louis Tikas which is located a few meters away from Villa Kallergi .

There is a free parking space on the village’s central square.

If you walk down the hilly road you drove to get to the village square where the villa is you will find the local bakery where you can buy bread pastries and milk every day as well as refreshments and even beer .

Right next to the bakery there is the bus stop that takes you either to the city of Rethymnon or towards the other hilly villages driving closer to Psiloritis mountain. On that road and only 2minute drive from the villa there is a greek tavern where you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay and the olive groves while tasting casual Cretan cuisine.

One of the places you could visit around Loutra is the Agreco farm a 40.000sq estate. It's an ideal choice for dinner and pretty close to our village .

You can witness unique events organized where seasonal crops are harvested and processed traditionally .Unfortunately the olive oil collection starts in autumn and until January you could be able to witness the process of oil production. At this time of the year you could only visit the facility to buy fresh olive oil of 2014's production or dine there and explore the farm after 7pm .Other choices are Avli restaurant in the old town or as I have already mentioned Loutra's local tavern named Chovoli "Xovoli" where the whole Cretan cuisine is offered while enjoying panoramic views of the bay of Rethymno and the olive groves. An ideal choice for quality food just a 2 minute drive by car .

The village is small quiet and safe . The nearest supermarket is at Pigi village (1 km also) and a 24/7 grocery store at the village after Pigi, named Adele( / Άδελε ).It is on the way to Rethymno on the left side of the road named "Manos".

For larger (big supermarkets, Lidl etc) you need to get to Platanias (4 km), which is also an area with cafes, bars, tavernas by the sea .

The closest beach is called Chrisi Ammos ( Golden Sand (Xrisi Ammos) ) named after the sandy beach that extends from the Pigianos Kampos where our village

is until the center of Rethymno town for 12km . Being one of the longest , this sandy beach offers more than 20 km in total and many spots to choose from either organized or free . Most places have a beach bar or a tavern where you could possibly have something after your swim . However, being in Crete we recommend that you explore a different beach every day may that be close or further to the south wild sea shores of Crete. please advise the weather forecast since beaches to the south of Rethymno sometimes should be avoided. Preveli beach , a beach of the south Rethymno for instance is a natural park protected by the Νatura 2000 law and is a stunning palm forest set inside a gorge with a river running its length and reaching the sea where Preveli Beach is . Preveli Monastery and a number of other monasteries and historical sites will be waiting for you to explore on your drives through the island of Crete dating as early as 3400BC

The distance to the closest beach is between 2-3 km but we consider car or scooter hire essential.

For a beach just about a 10 min ride from your house you can choose from the area of Sfakaki or Stavromenos or Adelianos Kampos. Our neighboring beaches are either of sand or small pebbles, so you have the choice.

Other beaches of south are Damnoni, Schinaria or Ammoudi.

Another 5-10 minute drive from your villa and you can be either in the historic monastery of Arkadi,

or explore Patsos gorge with its lush green trees and the stream running deep in its heart. At the entrance of the gorge there is also a great place for greek food.

Kids favorite choice on our island could easily be the Thalassokosmos aquarium of Crete


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267.16

Prices are for 10 guests. For every extra person, add 40 euros/night to the price.

Included in the price:
-Welcome basket with local goodies
-Wi-Fi broadband internet use
-Garden/Swimming Pool maintenance
- Linen-towels provided
-Baby cot use
-Final clean-up

Upon agreement:
- Heating costs
- personnel’s presence (cooking chefs etc.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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