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Three goddesses in Cretan nature! - Estia, "goddess" of warmth and family!

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights



Estia, "goddess" of warmth and family!

It is 75 square metres and offers accommodation up to 6 persons. The villa has got 2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 twin beds), 2 sofa beds, a fully equipped kitchen, a complete bathroom (massage bathtub and shower), air conditioning, satellite TV, large balconies with tile-covered tops. It’s got view to the swimming pool and garden.

It is close to the nearest beaches of the area (1.5-2km), taverns, supermarket, pharmacy (2km), archaeological sites (Eleftherna) and 10 km far from the centre of Rethymnon.


Size: 75 square metres

Sleeps up to 6 (2 bedrooms)

Nearest beach: Chrysi Ammos (2km)

Access: Car essential, free parking space off the street

Nearest amenities: 1.5km

-View to the garden and pool

General: Air conditioning, Satellite TV, wi-fi access

Utilities: Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, clothes lining Kettle, Coffee machine, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer, cooking utensils, bed linen, towels etc

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About the property

Nature holidays

Athina, Afroditi and Estia are named after the three goddesses of ancient Greece.

All the 3 houses are located in the quiet and peaceful village of Pagkalochori, surrounded by olive trees (the ultimate symbol of Greek myths), lemon, orange, tangerine, fig and many other types of trees. fruits, herbs and flowers. That means real Cretan nature! In a spacious garden that gives the sense of freedom, flowers and traditional and local herbs such as "diktamo". The houses are ideal for relaxing and unforgettable holidays for you, your family or your friends, with a spacious outdoor area for children too. Our family is ready to offer you a warm and hospitable welcome with an experience of Cretan culture, with the best possible quality at affordable prices. We always welcome our guests upon their arrival and help them feel comfortable from the very first day.

VILLAS: The houses are independent, each of them has its own parking space. They have got a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with massage bathtub and shower, air conditioning in all rooms, satellite TV, wi-fi acces, large balconies, verandah with covered tile roof, free parking space.

 The houses are situated in such a location that makes the access to beaches, mini markets, taverns and shops easy (1.5km far) through paved road.

The houses are in the middle of the island so our guests can easily visit the western and eastern part of Crete. The garden is 8.000sq.metres, suitable for children who need large space.


In those months the island is less crowded and noisy, the beaches are cleaner with less tourists, less traffic on the road, the weather is sunny and warm but not too hot in August, the natural environment is at its best during spring and of course, accommodation and food is much cheaper.

NOTE: All villas can be rented as a resort for weddings, parties and group holidays.

You could also visit: www. rethymnovillas.blogspot.gr

* Number of the Greek Tourism Organization (GOT): 1041K91002965401

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Koutelidakis' family
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Koutelidakis' family

We are a family from Crete, Nicos (Dad), Maria (mum) and Elia (daughter) who loves nature and countryside.

We are happy to take care of our guests and offer them our warm hospitality!

Koutelidakis' family purchased this house in 2008

Why Koutelidakis' family chose Rethimno

The houses are just 1.5 km far from the beach and have good access to the nearest shops, mini markets, taverns, pharmacy, etc. They have a beautiful natural and geographical position so you can visit East and West Crete easily. You can combine your stay with a visit to the closest historical monasteries, Arsani and Arkadi, which are open to the public, archeological sites (Eleftherna), the nearest picturesque villages (Loutra, Adele, Pigi, Maroulas, Arkadi, Margarites etc. ) and the town of Rethymno (10 km) with its historic fortress, the archaeological museum, the old town and the longest beach in Crete (18 km long) covering very short distances. You can also go hiking, biking, fishing and swimming.

During your walking tour you will enjoy the scenic route, the memorable and emotional optical experience offered by the landscape.

What makes this house unique

* The location is quiet, green and safe.

* The garden is large , full of flowers, herbs, plants and trees.

* Close to the nearest beach of the area, 20min driving from Rethymno town and about 1 hour far from Heraklion or Chania town.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Sheets and towels are provided by the owners.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The villa has got 2 bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles), 2 sofa beds. All beds have orthopedic mattress.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Villa Estia is surrounded by olive trees and flowers. It offers relaxation in a large garden and easy access to the western and eastern part of Crete. It is independent, with its own parking space, located in the traditional Cretan village, Pagkalohori. The villa is 2km far from the nearest beache of the area and 10 km far from the town center of Rethymnon (20min driving). Estia house is ideal for families, couples and children of all ages!


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Estia, "goddess" of warmth and family!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

To be recommended most enthusiastically and with no hesitation whatsoever!! Nobody could possibly be anything but delighted with the villa, the property, and the hospitality of the wonderful hosts!! The pictures online do not do the place justice at all - it is totally modern, well-lit, and VERY spacious.

We rented a villa for one week as a family (two adults, one grown-up child) and were absolutely thrilled. We have travelled extensively and are very particular, but this accommodation is SPOTLESSLY CLEAN, gorgeous, and very convenient. ALL the appliances, etc. work perfectly (the shower leaves a flood, but this is common all over Greece), the pool is always immaculate, the beds are terrifically comfortable, and there is tons of closet space provided. The kitchen is well-stocked with pans, etc. and you can do proper cooking if you wish. The AC also works perfectly and there are units in every room. Even though we were there in mid-summer, there is a lovely breeze and we never had to use the AC overnight. I can't praise this accommodation enough - the family who runs it is absolutely lovely and I wish them the very best.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"July 2012- I have just a...

  • 5 of 5

"July 2012- I have just arrived back with my wife and 2 daughters aged 7 and 4 from Villa Estia. From the moment we arrived Nicos and Maria made us feel very welcome. The villa and grounds were immaculately clean. We were greeted with a lovely traditional Cretan meal which was a real surprise and treat. This allowed us to relax, unpack and settle into our holiday surroundings. Our children enjoyed the use of the pool which we often had to ourselves. We also enjoyed a lovely evening BBQ cooked by Nicos and Maria. The villa is very well located to local beaches and Rethymnon town which is only 10 kms away. We would highly recommend this villa if you are after a peaceful relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings."

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein Traum

  • 5 of 5

Das Wichtigste zuerst: Elia und ihre Familie sind wundervolle Gastgeber. Hier wird die vielbeschriebene griechische Gastfreundlichkeit gelebt; freundlich, zuvorkommend, immer ein Lächeln im Gesicht und ab und zu steht eine selbstgemachte Köstlichkeit von Maria auf der Terrasse.

Die Villa Estia ist schön, modern und mit Stil eingerichtet. Die Lage ist traumhaft. Inmitten von Oliven-, Zitronen- und Orangenbäumen steht diese neben zwei anderen Villen auf einem 8.000 m² Grundstück mit einem ca. 5 m x 10 m großen Swimmingpool. Es stehen vier Terrassen, für jedes Zimmer und jede Himmelsrichtung eine, zur Verfügung. Das ganze Haus ist auch technisch mit Geschirrspüler, Waschmaschine, Klimaanlagen und Whirlpool sehr gut eingerichtet und das Grundstück wird sehr liebevoll gepflegt und ist mit Liebe zum Detail angelegt.

Das Grundstück liegt ruhig am Ende des Dorfes Pagkalochori und ist für Ausflüge mit dem Auto in alle Richtungen gut gelegen. Zum Strand sind es 3 km und zu den wichtigsten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (Bäcker, Supermarkt in Platanes) sind es mit dem Auto ca. 10 min. Ca. 1 h fährt man nach Chania und zum Flughafen in Iraklion, je ca. 1,5 km sind es nach Matala, Plakias und Chora Sfakion und zur Lasithi-Hochebene ca. 2 h.

Vielen Dank Elia, Maria & Nikos für einen unvergesslichen Urlaub.

Wir kommen wieder!

Schöne Grüße aus Berlin

Claudia & Lilly & Steven

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Claudia, Lilly and Steven, thank you for your kind words and nice comments. Me and my parents wish you all the best! Friendly regards from Crete
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Accueil et location de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Jamais nous n'avons eu pareil accueil dans une location. Elia et sa maman Maria sont d'une gentillesse incroyable et toujours disponibles.

Maria nous avaient même préparé le repas pour notre arrivée, repas crétois d'ailleurs excellent.

La maison, au milieu des oliviers, est grande, confortable et d'une grande propreté.

Quant à la piscine, géniale: vous nagez au milieu des oliviers et n'avez comme bruit que celui des grillons et des oiseaux! Le rêve!

La maison est bien située et permet de faire de remarquables balades.

Pour conclure,vous pouvez louer cette maison les yeux fermés, vous y sentirez vraiment bien !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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rencontre,sourire et calme

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil chaleureux, une collation nous permettant tout de suite de faire connaissance avec la gastronomie crétoise et avec nos hôtes attentionnés. Échanges tout le long du séjour, merci à toute la famille, villa superbe, environnement reposant et très bien situé pour visiter l'île de long en large. Envie de revenir...efkaristo

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Paradise on earth!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Crete and certainly not the last one!

The welcome was warm and friendly, the owners very helpful and hospitable. The location is close to shops and mini markets, large garden full of trees , flowers and local herbs. It is quiet and ideal for those who wish to stay away from the centre of the town. Strongly recommended!

Thank you once again Maria, Elia and Nicos

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Heraklio or Chania
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Heraklio or Chania
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
In Platanias
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Chrysi Ammos
Car: necessary

Pagkalochori in Rethymno is a village near Sfakaki and Stavromenos at an altitude of about 80 metres. The closest villages to Pagkalochori are: Sfakaki, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Loutra, Pigi, Asteri, Arkadi etc. The villas are situated in the middle of the island so you can easily visit the eastern and western part of the island. They are close enough to the beaches of the area (1.5-2km), between two historical monasteries, Arkadi and Arsani monastery, which are open to the public. The villas are close to touristic shops, taverns, pharmacy, supermarkets etc. The resort of Platanes is just a 5-minute drive away from Pagkalochori with more shops etc. The villas are 10km far from the centre of Rethymno town. What you can do in the nearby area is swimming, sunbathing, walking, bicycling and visiting the small traditional villages while enjoying the spectacular countryside view on your way.


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