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In the top 10 Villas of Crete -Relaxation, Privacy, Cretan Hospitality-Rethymnon

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Villa accommodation in Rethymno Crete - Family holidays in Rethimno Crete Greece

'Stratos Villas' ( Villa Stratos, Villa Fouli and Villa Maria) are 3 independent, traditional, luxury and fully equipped villas, of which 'Villa Stratos' and 'Villa Fouli' have each a private swimming pool.

'Stratos Villas' can provide accommodation to families and couples who want to be private, be in the nature, breathe fresh air, listen to rare birds' songs combined with the sound of a small river's waters, get rest away from the noise of a town, want to learn about the Cretan traditions, taste the famous Cretan Cousine and drink Stratos' own red Wine + Tsikoudia - Raki!

Would you like to make excursions and explore the whole island of Crete?

'Stratos Villas' are located in Central Crete, just 12 km from the town of Rethymnon - Crete, 7 km from the North coast 'the Sea of Crete' and 25 km from the South coast 'the Libyan Sea'. There are many places you can visit with just a short drive, not only in the prefecture of Rethymnon, but also in Heraklion and in Chania. Contact us!

You are welcomed in Villa STRATOS!

"Villa Stratos" has been rated as one of the best 10 Villas in Crete!


Villa Stratos is a private and fully equipped villa with a private swimming pool + children's pool + Jacuzzi!

Villa Stratos has a fully equipped kitchen!

There are big verandas and big gardens around Villa Stratos!

Villa Stratos has nice view to the opposite green hills and a small river!

Villa STRATOS has 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and can accommodate 2-6 people ( maximum 8 people ).

On the 1st floor of Villa Stratos there are 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and is suitable for 6 people!

Bedroom No1 - 2 Single Beds ( connected as 1 double bed )

Bedroom No2 - 2 Single Beds

Bedroom No3 - 1 Double Bed

On the ground floor of Villa Stratos, there is 1 bathroom and 2 sofa beds for 2 more people.


Situated 1 km away from Kaloniktis village in the Prefecture of Rethymno, Villa Stratos is a traditional residence built with stone, wood and tile, and extended in 10.000m2 in a green clad olive grove on the hillside.

The breathtaking view from Villa Stratos to green hills and a small river, the big yards and the impressive gardens with various sorts of palm trees, vine arbours, flowers and local herbs, as well as the private swimming pool with hydro massage and fountain, the wooden oven, the traditional fireplace and the plain design, make Stratos residence an ideal place to stay, in order to enjoy unforgettable holidays every season of the year!

Crete villa Villa Stratos is 140m2, settled with luxurious Cretan marbles and built in two levels. In the unified area of the ground floor there is a living room with traditional fireplace and satellite TV, dining-room, a full-equipped kitchen, and a bath.

The inner marble ladder leads to the first floor of Villa Stratos, with three wooden-ceiling- and air conditioned bedrooms (one room with double bed and two rooms with two single beds) and a marble bathroom with bath tub. All bedrooms have balconies, which lead to the spacious private place with the swimming pool.

Villa Stratos’s private swimming pool (4,5 x 9 m) and children pool (2,3 x 2,3 m) are 1,30-1,50m and 70cm deep. In the area around the pool, you can find many sorts of palm trees, fruit-bearing trees and flowers, as well as umbrellas, deck-chairs, towels and a shower.

Villa Stratos’s garden has a private kiosk with two stands and a table surrounded by vine arbours and a variety of flowers. This relaxing part of the Villa has also a barbeque place and a wooden oven where fresh bread and traditional dishes can be baked.

Villa Stratos is a private area, with an individual parking place, enclosed by rare-stoned fence and an automatic door. The bedrooms include air condition and central heating, and can accommodate up to 8 people.

Stratos Villas - Rethymno - Crete - Greece:

'Villa Stratos' has been rated by TravelDk, a Travel guide, as one of the top 10 Villas of all over Crete!

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GNTO : 1041K112K2794401

GNTO: 1041K91002899101

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on the Ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom on the 1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , On the ground floor there are 2 sofa beds ---> if needed
  • --- Villa STRATOS --- On the first floor of the private 'Villa Stratos', there are 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people! On the ground floor there are 2 sofa beds, for 2 more people! Villa STRATOS can accommodate in total 8 people! Baby cot is provided free of charge!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Villa Stratos' is a private villa and has been rated from Travel Dk as one of the best Top 10 villas of Crete! Licensed by GNTO ( GREEK NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATION ) GNTO : 1041K112K2794401 GNTO: 1041K91002899101


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In the top 10 Villas of Crete -Relaxation, Privacy, Cretan Hospitality-Rethymnon
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderfully clean and excellently maintained villa with the most friendly people we have met.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start. Our first impressions of the villa were 'outstanding'. The gardens, patios, swimming pool and interior were all first class. We were greeted by the very friendly Eva, the villa owner, who walked us round the premises and described how things work. She was extremely friendly and said that we could call over the road where she lived if there was anything we needed. Eva provided us with some useful items for the first day and then a delicious cake arrived for my partner Rita's birthday that evening. Over the week we also received potatoes, eggs, wine, raki and an invite to dinner with her lovely family. Eva's daughter Maria was our first contact for our needs and provided a very thorough briefing of what Crete had to offer and told us that if there was anything we wanted to do she would take care of it for us - so helpful. Our social evening with Eva's family which included her husband Stratos, her sister and her husband, her father and her other daughter, Foulli (plus a lively Jack Russell), was a delight and we enjoyed true Cretan hospitality, food (so much excellent food) and conversation with this truly friendly family. The villa and pool were cleaned regularly to a high standard and I have no recommendations for improvements. Our sincere thanks go to Eva and her family who went out of their way to ensure our stay at Villa Stratos was peaceful and relaxing and as Maria would impress on us "please, no stress, we will take care of everything", which they truly did. We now feel like friends rather than guests and will keep in touch with in the future. Bob Snow

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic location, Villa, Family

  • 5 of 5

These villas are in a fabulous location in Crete, not far from Rethymon, but "away from it all". The family who live near by are always on hand if you want it for help, advice, and will cook you your first traditional Cretan meal with them, if you want. Their food is wonderful, local produce, much from their own land, and was truly fantastic! Nothing is too much trouble! very friendly too. We took up their offer of cooking more meals for us, which was very tasty and enjoyable. A Real "gem" of a find for us, and hopefully one day we will return. The villa we had (villa Fouli) was clean, spacious, traditionally decorated and well equipped. The pool was fantastic and a much needed cool down in it was great! great BBQ area, lots of space and wonderful views. Truly an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area of Crete. All in all "fantastic"!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect Cretan paradise

  • 5 of 5

We wanted the perfect villa, away from the busy tourist trail and with Villa Stratos this is exactly what we got. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The villa was of the highest order, and beyond expectation. It was cleaned twice a week, the pool cleaned once a day, the welcome from Maria and her family very very warm, and the traditional Cretan meal they provide on the first night is a fantastic touch. This property (and Villas Maria & Fouli) all have the personal touch and the family cannot do enough for you. We consider them now friends.

The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we loved watching the swifts swoop low over the pool in the evening, and the eagles soaring high in the mountains and bathed in the gentle tinkling of the neighbouring mountain sheep bells. It was idyllic.

Anyone wanting a total relaxing holiday this is the place to come. Whether you want to have 'lazy pool days' or travel to the beaches and sample Cretan life.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Eva Kapetanaki
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Eva Kapetanaki

Stratos Villas - Rethymno - Crete - Greece:

'Villa Stratos' was the first Villa which was built on a slope of a hill, just 1 km before the historical village of 'Kaloniktis', in the prefecture of Rethymnon in Crete.

'Villa Stratos' was named because of the boss of the family named Stratos. Then, Stratos built two more villas, the 'Villa Fouli' and the 'Villa Maria'. These names are given because of Stratos' and Eva's two daughters, named Fouli and Maria.

Eva, Stratos, Fouli and Maria always do their best, so everything is perfect during our guests' stay in Stratos Villas ( Villa Stratos, Villa Fouli and Villa Maria )!

We are looking forward to show to you our Cretan hospitality and guarantee for memorable holidays, all year round!

Contact us for more details!


Why Eva Kapetanaki chose Rethimno

Stratos Villas - Rethymno - Crete - Greece:

Taste Eva's cooking and Stratos' own red wine, Tsikoudia - Raki


Stratos Villas - Rethymno - Crete - Greece:

'Villa Stratos' has been rated by TravelDk, a Travel guide, as one of the top 10 Villas of all over Crete!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at Villa Stratos recently - Last week of July and first week of August 2012- and could not fault it.

The Villa has a superb rural, quiet, location on a hillside but within an easy drive of Rethmyno.

The Villa is of a very good size, well equiped, and has an excellent pooL, gardens and views. We could not fault the Villa.

Absolute paradise! However, the accomodation is not the end of it.

Eva and her family are the perfect hosts and could not have done more. Fresh fruit from the garden and Evas lovely cakes made the stay all the more enjoyable.

If you are going to Crete, this is the place to stay.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
66 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kaloniktis (Greek coffee, Cretan tea, Wine, Raki)
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Rethymnon town
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
in Kaloniktis village / in Agios Andreas village
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
'Gerani' beach or 'Episkopi' beach
Car: necessary


Stratos Villas are located in the middlle of CRETE!

Stratos Villas are located :

1 hour and 30 minutes drive by car from HERAKLION AIRPORT

1 hour and 15 minutes drive by car from CHANIA AIRPORT

14 km from the town of Rethymno ---> about 10-15 minutes drive by car!

10 km from the closest beach ( North coast ) ---> about 10-15 minutes drive by car!

23 km from the South coast ---> about 40 minutes drive by car!

Our location is ideal for exploring the near area, within a short drive by car!



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £35.31
--- £ 0.88 per person per night

Please note that each VILLA has a DIFFERENT rate/night. ---> more rates on www.StratosVillas.com

Please inform us which villa you would like to book :

a villa with a private pool ( Villa Stratos ) ?
a villa with a private pool ( Villa Fouli ) ?
without pool ( Villa Maria )?

We look forward to show you our Cretan hospitality and guarantee for memorable holidays here in Rethymno - Crete!

We look forward for your email!

Best regards,
Eva, Stratos, Fouli and Maria



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