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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Villa Thimari

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
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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 Villa Thimariin Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 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 ...
  • Tace care of the house, if you brake something you have to inform us and you have to pay for it.
  • Toewls 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
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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. Also each bedroom has a balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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 Thimari
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Excellent villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday at Thimari Villa was absolutely perfect. We were met on our arrival by Irini and her mother who explained everything and left a delicious pork meal which was just what we needed after a long day travelling. In addition to this were their own eggs, olive oil, wine, fruit and a cake halfway through our week which was again delicious.

I Highly reccommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with fabulous views; immaculate accommodation, and the best hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you think some reviews can be 'over the top', but this property deserves the 5 star rating. The friendly Vasilaki family really do make sure that everything you need is just right; delicious food on arrival with welcome pack, and regular towel and bed changes, pool cleaning etc, but also immediate responses to requests e.g. they bought a new DVD player because we found the existing one faulty, and prepared another delicious meal for us upon request (big tasty portions too). A car trip / hike to get there, but you are rewarded with beautiful views, and a real sense of splendid isolation in luxurious accommodation. A good base for touring too. Lidl supermarket is convenient and not too far away, and has everything you might need. There are 2 villas on the site, but both are completely separate, and private. We loved it, and think that you will too.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull stay in Villa Thimari. We came to Crete for more than 20 times, but this was one of the best vacations ever. Many thanks to the Vasilaki family(especially to mammy Vasso) for their hospitality - we never had such a good service ! Eventhough the villa is situated in a very quiet environment, there are many good restaurants in less than 20 minutes drive - try Thavma in Maroulas and also Kastro Mesi !

We hope to come back !

Fam. Van den Broeck - Belgium

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Thimari is in the most beautiful location up in the hills behind Rethymno.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful fortnight in Villa Thimari. The location of the villa and magnificent view, along with the peace and tranquility made for a really relaxing holiday. The Vasilaki family were so helpful, we have never had such a good service. The house was cleaned and towels changed every 2nd day and all the linen changed every 4th day. After a long journey from Scotland and a battle with our SatNav, we arrived very late (having given up any hope of food) to find a delicious meal waiting for us along with wine and olive oil produced by the family. The villa and pool are both beautiful. Apart from enjoying a relaxing time at the house we would recommend a visit to nearby Arkadi Monastry - a beautiful site. We enjoyed the beaches on the south coast; crystal clear water and not busy, but loved (particularly our son) the beaches on the north side for the great surf, nice ones out west of Rethymno a bit. We had lovely meals in To Pigadi restaurant, 31 Xanthoudidou, Old Town Rethmyno, 'modern take on Cretan cuisine' as they put it.

Thankyou again to the Vasilaki family for a wonderful fortnight, would thoroughly recommend Villa Thimari.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks at the villa and wish we could have stayed longer. The property is beautiful and Irini and her family couldn't have made us feel more welcome. They brought us delicious food, cakes, vegetables from their garden, and eggs from their chickens during our stay. They came every two days to clean and quickly came to our rescue when we managed to lock ourselves out of the villa.

The property had everything we could need and we found the peace and quiet and amazing views very relaxing. We had two small kids and really enjoyed Bali Beach with them.

Also, check out The View Restaurant just a 10 minute walk down the road.

Hope we can go back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhafte Ferienvilla in ruhiger Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Noch sitzen wir auf der schönen Terrasse, genießen den lauen Abend und das friedliche Glockeln der Ziegen und Schafe. Morgen jedoch machen wir uns auf die Heimreise und damit ist dann auch das Ende eines traumhaften Kreta-Urlaubs erreicht. Die Unterkunft in dieser wunderbar ruhig gelegenen und geschmackvoll eingerichteten Villa war alles in allem das Beste was wir bisher erlebt haben. Bereits zur Ankunft erwartete uns Agiri und ihre Mutter mit einem wundervoll zubereiteten griechischen Abendessen, einschließlich einer Flasche Wein. Ein solch herzliches Willkommen hatten wir bis dahin noch nie erlebt. Das Haus an sich ist ideal geeignet für eine 2-4 köpfige Familie, die Ruhe abseits des Touristenrummels in schöner Umgebung sucht. Alles Nötige um einen entspannten Urlaub zu verbringen ist vorhanden, einschließlich Internet per Wlan. Die Lage der Villa auf ca. 500m MSL gewährt einen weiten Blick in die Berge und auf das Meer im Norden der Insel. Agiri und ihre Mutter haben sich während der gesamten Urlaubszeit liebevoll um uns gekümmert und uns sogar mit einem Kuchen überrascht. Die Lage der Villa ist relativ zentral, so hatten wir es nicht weit bis Rethymnon und Chania und die Südstrände waren auch in ca. 80 min zu erreichen. Die Zeit verging wie im Fluge, und wir sind betrübt diesen herrlichen Ort morgen verlassen zu müssen. Bei einem weiteren Kreta-Urlaub würden wir auf jeden Fall erneut diese Unterkunft wählen, es gab einfach nicht die geringste Kleinigkeit die wir kritisieren könnten. Alles in allem war rundum perfekt.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: 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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