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SENTER OF CRETE,ZOURIDI VILLA PARK

People16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

In 1900,our Grandfather laid the first foundations of the mansion and had to tra

The position of the hotel is excellent: centrally located in the heart of Crete, only 18 kilometres from the historic and vibrant city of Rethymno, the hotel offers a variety of activities of historical, cultural or simply recreational interest.

If you are interested in hiking it is possible to visit the Temple of the Five Maidens, a marvelous ramble, and also The Island, a fossilized village on the mountain which takes its name from the rivers that surround it. Christian churches are everywhere in this area, and you can visit and admire them. The natural beauty of the area is an added bonus for those who love outdoor activities. We can arrange other hikes and rambles for you in the surrounding countryside filled with wild flowers and herbs.

In nearby Argiroupolis, you will find the springs of the Holy Power, with their stone arches with streams and waterfalls, also traditional tavernas, ancient mills and the chapel of Our Lady. This charming village is a mere 10 minute drive away.

Thanks to the location of our hotel, you have easy access to both the North and South coasts. In 15 you can be on the beach at Episkopi, and in another 25 you arrive in the beautiful southern resort of Plakias.

We will be happy to help you organize your excursions using our own experiences. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact us.In 1900,our Grandfather laid the first foundations of the mansion and had to travel twice to America to work in the mines to be able to complete it 15 years later. The building housed his family, his animals and his crops, which were protected in the 20 large earthenware pots that still decorate the hotel today.

The current owners, Giannis and Despina have transformed it into an opulent hotel, taking care to maintain and take advantage of its captivating beauty and bracing magnetism, which draws from its foundations of charming traditional Cretan stone, while fully respecting the nature and history of the surrounding area.All our rooms are air conditioned with the ecological ‘Funcoil’ system, have fireplaces and mountain views

Capacity: 15 people

Satellite TV LCD-USB, refrigerator and intercom throughout the hotel. Free internet and WiFi. Change of linen 3 times a week. Faxes can be sent from reception where there is also a computer for guests’ use. Breakfast served each day and lunch can be served on request.

In the basement, in winter, we offer complimentary traditional dishes, cooked on the woodstove. You simply buy the raki to go with it!

Our pool is 100 square metres, with a depth of 1.60 metres, children’s pool 40cm deep, with overflow system providing sodium chloride electrolysis.

The seawater has emollient properties so that the skin and hair retain their smooth texture and do not become dry and brittle as happens when using chlorine. Another very important factor is that when the water passes through the electrodes, chloramines (‘dead chlorine’ which causes the chlorine smell and stinging eyes) are destroyed, leaving the water fresh and healthy, and ideal for children.

There is also a lifeguard in attendance.

In the pool bar, enjoy a cool,refreshing drink under the trees, and take in the sun while enjoying the panorama of our beautifully paved swimming pool.

Private parking with CCTV is provided

The hotel’s twenty private acres of natural beauty along with Daphne our loveable filly are there for your enjoyment.With much love and care, but also respecting the environment and local traditions, the Spandidaki family have recently created a modern, well equipped, and traditionally decorated hotel in the village of Zouridi in Rethymno, Crete. With rich traditional building stone, the hotel is a welcoming haven for visitors and holidaymakers in both the cold months of winter and the bight and warm summer days. The Spandidaki family,committed to impeccable service and guest satisfaction, closely follows the tradition of island hospitality, offering top quality service with devotion to its guests. The quaint atmospheric basement of the mansion with its winepress and lighted water repository is today the living room of the hotel, and where breakfast is served.

Handmade Cretan dishes, prepared by the owners with fresh,pure,local ingredients including fresh milk, flavoured jams and bread baked in the wood stove, will ensure a pleasant and nutritious start to the day. While in the evening, with raki and appetizers being served, and in the presence of good company, you will feel yourself being carried back in time!

More Details

Owner
Giannis Spantidakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Giannis Spantidakis

The current owners, Giannis and Despina have transformed it into an opulent hotel, taking care to maintain and take advantage of its captivating beauty and bracing magnetism, which draws from its foundations of charming traditional Cretan stone, while fully respecting the nature and history of the surrounding area.

Giannis Spantidakis purchased this villa in 2013

Why Giannis Spantidakis chose Zouridi

Ecological and familyvacations on Crete

What makes this villa unique

Pool with overflow system providing sodium chloride electrolysis

The seawater has emollient properties so that the skin and hair retain their smooth texture and do not become dry and brittle as happens when using chlorine. Another very important factor is that when the water passes through the electrodes, chloramines (‘dead chlorine’ which causes the chlorine smell and stinging eyes) are destroyed, leaving the water fresh and healthy, and ideal for children.

Heating and cooling with an eco-system

Heat pumps absorb heat energy present in the atmosphere (aerothermal) and produce hot or cold water for cooling or heating buildings and hot water so with much less power consumption protects the environment!

In addition to pecific ecological water unit FUN COIL cooling and heating together offers a pleasant environment during your stay!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All our rooms are air conditioned with the ecological ‘Funcoil’ system, have fireplaces and mountain views Capacity: 15 people Satellite TV LCD-USB, refrigerator and intercom throughout the hotel. Free internet and WiFi. Change of linen 3 times a week. Faxes can be sent from reception where there is also a computer for guests’ use. Breakfast served each day and lunch can be served on request. In the basement, in winter, we offer complimentary traditional dishes, cooked on the woodstove. You simply buy the raki to go with it! Our pool is 100 square metres, with a depth of 1.60 metres, children’s pool 40cm deep, with overflow system providing sodium chloride electrolysis. The seawater has emollient properties so that the skin and hair retain their smooth texture and do not become dry and brittle as happens when using chlorine. Another very important factor is that when the water passes through the electrodes, chloramines (‘dead chlorine’ which causes the chlorine smell and stinging

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Great property, very clean and spacious with a great pool and outside area.

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Our overall experience was fantastic. Giannis and his wife met us upon arrival with warm cheese pastries and homemade lemonade and couldn't have been more helpful throughout our stay. Every member of our group really enjoyed the holiday. It is in a great location, has great facilities and the local taverner is amazing. We are hoping to return every year!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Crete
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
CHANIA
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
RETHIMNO
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
CHANIA
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
EPISKOPI
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
TAVERNA
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
EPASKOPI
Car: necessary

The position of the hotel is excellent: centrally located in the heart of Crete, only 18 kilometres from the historic and vibrant city of Rethymno, the hotel offers a variety of activities of historical, cultural or simply recreational interest.

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A week at Zouridi
1st Day: Welcome

We, Giannis and Despoina, the owners of Zouridi, welcome you with a cool drink or an ice cream as you arrive. We show you around the house and point out how certain things can be adapted to suit your individual needs during your stay.

They will also give you maps with information for driving, walking & cycling as well as brochures with photos of places you should visit while staying at Zouridi.

You can use the pool at any time to relax after your trip and you can order coffee or our special Cretan Mojito from the bar!

If you would like to have lunch or dinner you can walk the 300 metres from the villa to a family taverna where they serve meals until late at night. They will be happy to offer you a 10% discount off the menu prices.

In addition, the closest organised sandy beach is just a short 10 minute drive from us.

2nd Day: Trip

Start your day with a drive to Rethymno city (18km) where you will find street markets every Monday, Thursday & Saturday. After a stroll around the market you can take a pleasant 30km drive to visit the historical Arkadi Monastery , famous for its role in the Cretan resistance of the Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866. Lying just 12km from Arkadi is the charming village of Margarites , well known for its delightful pottery and where you can see a demonstration of the making of the local ceramic art. Make your final stop of the day the picturesque resort of Bali, just 20 km from Margarites, and enjoy a relaxing swim at the beautiful Evita Bay Beach. Returning to Zouridi by the National Highway, you arrive in just 50 minutes.

3rd Day: Trip

A fantastic 40km mountain trip which takes you to the breath taking Preveli beach with its famous palm trees. Before descending the 300 steps down to the beach you can visit Preveli Monastery with its amazing views of the Libyan Sea. After exploring the beach a short 10km drive takes you to the village of Plakias where you can stop for a cool drink at

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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