|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Alkistis is a new building villa surrounded of olive groves and wild plants, about 110 sqm.
On the ground floor there is the living area with fireplace, TV, dining table- chairs and with pretty sofas (one can be used as double bed). There is also a full-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge and oven and there is one wide bedroom with double bed too. In the bathroom of this floor you will also find a douse cabin and the washing machine. The living room and the kitchen have doors leading to the veranda near the swimming pool, where you will enjoy your swimming, the sun and the full of stars evenings.
We will go up to the stairs to the first floor, where you will find two bedrooms with two beds in each of them and a pretty bathroom. Two doors lead to an excellent veranda with a panoramic view to the sea and the mountains.
You will walk into this property and you will see the barbeque and the swimming pool with the surrounding garden.
Crete: Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece; while it retains its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization (circa 2700–1420 BC), the first civilization in Europe and the first European country with a palace (at Knossos).
Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Today, the island's tourism infrastructure caters to all tastes, including a very wide range of accommodation. Popular tourist attractions include the archaeological sites of the Minoan civilisation, the Venetian old city and port of Rethymnon and Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, the gorge of Samaria, the islands of Chrysi, Elafonisi, Gramvousa, and Spinalonga.
Rethymnon: The Prefecture of Rethymno is the heart of the island of Crete and is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Rethymno awaits you with clear blue seas and Mount Psiloritis, there are traces of a civilisation that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, which are pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre. People live here amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behavior found in big cities. No matter where you go be it even to the most isolated village, our people will open their doors to you to treat you to a 'tsikoudia' and befriend you.Rethymno is the homeland of Zeus the god of Hospitality. The visitors who return repeatedly confirms the words of the poet: Rethymno is not a place where you go to but a place where you return
Tours: From our Villa, you can visit by car
- The Old historical town of Rethymno
- The monastery of Arkadi.
- The famous Palace of Knossos in Heraklion.
- The historical city of Heraklion with its medieval walls, the monuments and the archaeological museum.
- The archaeological sites of Faestos, Gorthis & the famous Matala Beach
- The Crete Aquarium - the largest aquarium in the Mediterranean.
- The town of Agios Nikolaos-Elounda-Spinalonga island.
- The town of Chania and the monasteries of the area.
- Elafonisi beach .
- Samaria Gorge.
The house offers a lot of privacy and is fully equipped and clean. With Rethymnon just a few kilometers away a perfect place to stay. Thank you Argiro and Nikos for you warm welcome!
Argyro and Nikos met us by the main coastal road and showed us the way to their villa in the hills - about 5 mins. Villa is large and spacious and very clean. Welcoming bowl of cherries on table and raki in fridge which was a lovely touch. Nikos came every other day around 6pm to clean the pool and tend to the garden. It was not intrusive. Villa was cleaned with new sheets/towels half way through the week. Very quiet and peaceful - just the sound of the bells round the goats in the field below. Small village within walking distance with a taverna. We ate there for 10 euros per head. No menu but it was probably one of the best meals we had all week - all local ingredients freshly cooked and plenty of dishes to share. All in all a lovely stay and we'd love to return. Car necessary.
We have been received like kings, extremely nice and clean place, quiet and close to everything at the same time, plenty of nice attentions, Raki included
Rethymnom is a beautiful city, good size, and lot of activity, beaches and cultural at the same time
We strongly recommend that house and Crete is a great place to go
Nikos met us at Platanias and drove us through the Adelianos olive valley and up the Ag. Paraskevi hill where on the slope hangs magnificently Alkistis, the Villa!
Happy we took a tour. We found it as it’s described and a bit more interesting. Spectacular views from either the ground floor even the living room and the kitchen or the veranda in the first floor; each and every room strategically equipped with 1 or 2 window screens so the sea and mountain breeze come in freely cooling the villa naturally while insects stay out; all rooms equipped with air-conditioning units; the villa is spic-n-span clean.
When friendly Nikos and Argyro went home, we were left with the feeling we had just bought a brand-new villa even for a short period of a week!
The owners were very helpful to recommend close-by beaches for a good swim like Platanias, Gerani; inexpensive restaurants to enjoy good, traditional Cretan cuisine where the locals eat, like Taverna Zisis, which we highly recommend; and Taverna Galera by the sea, where we enjoyed fine, plentiful fresh sea-food next to the water; stores we could buy traditional Cretan food items and pastry like Savoidakis, Nyktaris, etc.
The old city of Rethymnon is only 5 miles close. We visited every evening and stayed out all night having fun, making new friends, enjoying a drink, buying souvenirs. We visited “Meli” for assorted flavors of velvety ice-cream; “Kritika Proionta” for buying Cretan food specialties; “Gaias Gefseis” for enjoying traditional Cretan pastries and delicious Greek coffee to order; “GEM Jewels” for buying watches, jewelry of exquisite taste at bargain prices, and more…
The villa is ideally located in the center of the island. Adventurous people are less than 2 hours drive close to significant places like Knossos and Phaistos for the history buffs, bustling old cities of Rethymnon and Chania for the trinket lovers, Matala for fr. hippies (folks over 60…) and sympathizers, the heroic Arkadi Monastery, the Samaria gorgeous gorge or so many inviting golden sandy or pebble beaches all around the island.
Greece including Crete is still inexpensive. Cretan beaches are inviting and refreshing, Cretan food is healthy, delicious and fair-priced, people are friendly, tsikoudia runs plentiful. Money-wise Alkistis Villa was a bargain for us 2 people having the whole villa to ourselves. For 2-3 couples or a big family is even a bigger one. We’re making plans already for visiting again soon.
The villa has an very nice vieuw. The privacy aroud the villa is good. In the villa you can find everything you need. The owner lives in the city and is very helpfull.. The little village is upon the hill so you need to climb up to the villa. In the surrounding there are many things to visit. We had a very nice week overhere.
The villa is really well located for exploring Crete, being just a few minutes drive from the main national road and also just a short drive to Rethymnon (with many great restaurants). Beautiful views and a peaceful location make it ideal for those days off from exploring too!
The house is well equiped and kept very clean by the truly friendly and helpful owners.
We stayed during August with our two children, though it was a particularly hot summer, the air conditioning and pool kept us all very comfortable. We would definitely recommend a stay here.
Villa “Alkistis” abstains 3,5 km from village “Platanias”, where you can find many shops, bars and traditional restaurants.
The visit to the medieval village “Maroulas”, 2,5 km distance from the villa, and to the historical monastery of Arcadi, 14 km distance from the villa, will offer you unforgettable experience except the wonderful ride.
You can also include to your near tours the villages “Aghia Paraskevi” and “Adele”, abstaining from the villa 400 m and 800 m.
“Alkistis” abstains 8,5 km from Rethymno, a town which successfully combines the old and the new. A walk to the old town makes you never forget the Venetian port, the famous castle – Fortezza - the Turkish minarets, the lanes and the traditional buildings.
During the “Regeneration Festival” you have also the opportunity to watch concerts and qualitative performances.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book accommodation the 30% of the total price is needed. The money will be paid into a bank account or by paypal and the rest of the bill will be paid on the day of arrival.
The accommodation cost includes all taxes and fees, electricity, linen, towels. The change of linen, towels and cleaning the house is twice a week.
Cancellation Charge: Our guests can receive a 50% of deposit refund if they cancel at least two months before check-in.