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Luxury villas with private swimming pool & garden, perfect place for families. - Villa Faskomilia

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Villa Faskomilia

The villa is suitable for 5 persons and has a private pool. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in total. The upper floor bedroom has a double bed and a sofa-bed. In addition, there is a hydro massage cabin in the bathroom and a large balcony with pergola.

On the ground floor there is a spacious Living/Dining room with sitting sofas, fireplace, satellite TV, and a dining table. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, electric stove, microwave oven, fridge and more.

All rooms are fully air-conditioned. Moreover, all beds are equipped with best in class top-mattresses in order to maximize guests’ comfort and sleep experience. The barbecue along and the dining furniture in the pool area guarantee romantic summer evenings. The nearest traditional food tavern is 500 m away, while the closest beach is 9 km away.

We offer red wine, raki, and olive oil from my family's production to our guests. Bearing in mind you are on holidays, we also prepare traditional meals upon request.

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About the property

Harkia Villas

Harkia Villas is a complex of 2 luxurious villas, designed by its owner Argiri Vasilaki. Both villas offer a unique panoramic view, by hanging over the hill Anemomilos and overlooking the Cretan Sea. The villas are perfectly located: close to sea and mountain, allowing the guests to explore destinations in the western and eastern part of the island.

The villa Thimari and the villa Faskomilia have private swimming pools, livingroom, kitchen for six persons, and one bathroom, one bedroom with one double bed and a private bathroom on the first floor with a big veranda with amazing view and one bedroom on the ground floor with two single big single beds and a balcony with view. Free internet, free parking for 2 cars, satelite TV, aircoditions and fully equipped kitchen. Both Villas are in one style decorated with high standards of accommodation. It's the perfect place for families and couples.

The "Harkia Villas Experience" is about the ultimate holiday sensation. For more than 9 years, we are offering a truly relaxing environment to families from all around the world. Hidden amidst vegetation and with no neighbours around, they enjoy absolute privacy and serenity. Together with my family we make sure that, every day and night, all expectations are met, while pro-actively suggesting activities and services that will enhance their overall experience.

Our goal is to give our guests the chance to experience the island of Crete intimately. Away from your worries and the crowds, solely with your loving family and friends. Harkia Villas is a great place to spend quality time with your family and friends creating memories for a lifetime.

[Register Number of Tourist Businesses (MH.T.E.): 1041K91002892801]

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About Us

Argiri Vasilaki
Tsesmes Rethymno
74100 Rethymno
VAT Reg NoEL124498090

Argiri Vasilaki
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Argiri Vasilaki


My name is Argiri and I am the owner of Harkia Villas.

Since 2009, me and my family (Vaso, Nikos, Eirini, and Valantis) have met and hosted families from all around the world at the villa Thimari and the villa Faskomilia. You can find their feedback under the "Reviews" tab.

Every day we are trying our best in order to make your villa stay exceptional.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you have any question.

Best regards from the Vasilakis family :)

Argiri Vasilaki purchased this villa in 2008

Why Argiri Vasilaki chose Rethimno

Our Villas is the best place if you are looking for a place for calm and relaxation. Far from the hubbub of the city, near a tranquil village Charkia. As soon as you arrive at Harkia Villas you will be greeted by the tranquility of the area with the magnificent view of the mountains and the sea in the background.

What makes this villa unique

We are at your service to help you with what you need in order for you and your family or friends or companion to have the ideal holiday. Our services are the distillery of Cretan hospitality and true professionalism.

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- Cleaning service every 2 days. Linen and towels are provided.
- The cost of the central heating during the Winter period is on top of the Winter price.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Rethimno around the Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Take care of the house, if you broke something you have to pay for it and of course you have to inform us.
  • Towels for the pool are only for the pool area.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. All beds are equipped with best in class top-mattresses. Additionally, each bedroom has a balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- Cleaning service every 2 days. Linen and towels are provided. - The cost of the central heating during the Winter period is on top of the Winter price.


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Villa Faskomilia
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
Broadstairs, Kent

Amazing Peace and Views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed Aug 2018. For total peace, seclusion and relaxation this villa is perfect. We had a lovely welcome from Irini and her mother, along with a delicious prepared meal, fruit, wine, eggs, bread and olive oil. We also ordered a home cooked meal one evening which was lovely - the chocolate cake went down very well. If we needed anything at all Irini was very quick to reply via whatsapp or in person. The pool was great, a lot bigger than any other villa I researched and with the surrounding noise of just bees, and birds it was a great place to relax. We spent most evenings around the pool watching bats dip in and around the pool, which was pretty cool. When the sun faded we could sit up on the roof terrace and views. There is a small village just up the road with just a taverna, the owners of which are very welcoming - we had a meal here on our last night and it was more like a banquet, most delicious. Owners gifted us eggs from their hens too. If you want to get out and about it really is a trek down the mountain, we had a lovely taxi driver and also hired a car for a couple of days to go sight seeing. When I booked I thought we’d manage withought a car but it really is essential. We visited Rethymnon, some pottery villages around Margarites, the monastery at Arkadi and a most amazing gorge - Kourtaliotiko with waterfall. This is definitely not for the faint hearted or if you’re not fit - around 1500 steps but if you make it, it really is amazing we navigated over the rocks and went paddling in the fall water. It comes out at Plakias beach but we didn’t venture that far. Our first experience of Crete was great, people very friendly and roads etc not overly busy which helps when driving on the opposite side to what you’re used to. Lovely villa, lovely island.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA USA

Beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week here, and had a great time. The hosts were incredibly hospitable, and they made sure we had everything we needed and then some. We took advantage of their cooking services, and as a result had some delicious Greek dishes brought to the Villa. The pool was great to have also. Overall, it was a very relaxing stay. It was a bit further from the beaches than I anticipated, but that was the results of my not doing my research. However, with that distance comes great views, privacy, and relaxation. I highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at Villa Faskomilia. The villa is beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need. The beds are comfy, the pool is large, the outside eating area is cool and shady and the views of the mountains and sea are so peaceful. The upstairs balcony has a swing seat which was my favourite spot. Lovely for reading in the early morning sunshine or for playing cards during the evening.

The owners were lovely. There was a meal waiting for us on arrival together with a bottle of wine, water, eggs and other essentials. It was so delicious that we ordered 3 more meals during our holiday - all delicious. For other food, there are lots of supermarkets in Platanes (on the coast) about 15 minutes drive away.

I would thoroughly recommend these lovely villas for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to chill and relax

  • 5 of 5

The villa is ideal for a getaway from it all holiday. It sits some 2000 feet up in the hills above Rethymno. Views are spectacular. The peace and quiet is great and indeed the only noise came from bird song and goat bells. Excellent facilities and very attentive owners made our 9 night stay very enjoyable. Villa Faskomilia sits high above the other villa and behind it are olive groves. We arrived to a lovely meal prepared by mother of the family and indeed we did enjoy the availability of a further 2 meals chosen from a menu provided by the family. Irini (daughter) was our main contact and we simply communicated any questions by WhatsApp and she responded quickly. The villa is very nice and the pool a really good size. The surrounding garden area is well maintained by the owners. I would suggest the owners provide an information folder with local restaurants and places of interest ( we did ask for this information and it was provided). The folder could include information about cleaning schedule, and indeed all the information normally received on arrival etc. Location of emergency services should be included. The villa is very clean and tidy and my only suggestion would be replacing shower tray in main bedroom. Many thanks for the raki, wine, eggs and the meal on arrival and the olive oil on departure.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunbury on Thames, UK

Outstanding location and Exceptional Hosts

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this villa enough - mainly down to the exceptional generosity and attentiveness of the hosts but also to the outstanding location if you are looking for peace and quiet with wonderful views.

We only take villa holidays as we like to get away from it all and I was amazed by the peace and tranquillity of this villa and the awesome view (you are 2,500 metres above sea level, or so my watch told me). The villa has everything you need for a home from home but the thing that really stood out for me and which was a pleasant surprise was the fact the owners offer the service of a 'menu' of home cooked dishes if you don't fancy leaving the villa (which they cook at home and deliver to your villa ready to heat up in the oven). This was a blessing for me as normally we like to stay in and cook for ourselves. We tried several dishes and all were absolutely delicious.

The hosts are not only attentive, responsive and friendly but are also the most generous we have come across. On arrival you are greeted with a free bottle of their own wine, their own olive oil and a delicious meal in the oven to heat up. Not only this, during our stay they gave us a home made walnut cake and on several occasions home made patties.

We will definitely be back as we are already missing the peace and quiet, with only the sound of goat and sheep bells.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Having booked Villa Faskomilia after reading all the reviews I will just repeat what has already been said. From the initial booking with Argiri to being greeted by Irini it was an absolute delight and pleasure to deal with them both. On arrival at the Villa we were met by Irini who was so lovely and showed us around the Villa and had gifted us their own wine and olive oil and had prepared a lovely dinner for us which was so delicious. She was also on hand throughout our time to help with any questions we had and she gave good advice on place to visit. The Villa & the grounds are very well maintained and the view is just amazing no matter what balcony you sit at. If you are after a place that is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas but still close to many things and a view to die for this is your place. we absolutely enjoyed our time and it's a shame it just wasn't longer. We had two lovely Greek traditional meals prepared by the lady from the cafe down the road and both of them were delicious. All in all we had a fabulous holiday and loved staying at these villas and would recommend anyone thinking of staying here you will not be disappointed, we would gladly return again. From all the villas we have stayed in the service was way above what you would ever expect. Thanks once again for a memorable holiday. Hans & Julie-Anne

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Harkia village
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Harkia village
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres

Harkia Villas are perfectly positioned; away from the mass tourism but close to everything. The location allows the guests to explore with the same ease destinations in the western and eastern part of the island. The villas are a few kilometres away from the famous Arkadi monastery, and in east of the highest mountain on Crete, Psiloritis. In addition, the sightseeing of the ancient Eleftherna and Margarites pottery are in a close distance. Finally, the nearest beach is only 9 km away.


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