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Rethymno: Givera Villa - Luxury & Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

When Charm & Luxury meet Cretan Tradition

Villa Givera nestles in a peaceful hillside setting just 5 km far from the town of Rethymnon and 3 km far from the closest sandy beach. This lovely property enjoys full privacy and magnificent views to the clear blue sky, the Cretan countryside with the olive groves and the inviting Aegean sea. The villa boasts a spacious, well appointed interior (130 sq.m.) with wooden ceiling and stone tile details, and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 persons in its 3 airy and sunny bedrooms. The big spaces, the classy decor, the large terrace with its lovely sunsets, the stunning swimming pool as well as the beautiful gardens and the BBQ facilities will give your vacation a special touch of comfort and wellness.


The villa features a 1000 sqm outdoor space with a large tile paved veranda and an even larger pool deck with a private, eco friendly swimming pool (9m long & 1.40m deep). The spectacular views and the breathtaking sunsets will enchant you each day and evening, assuring you a memorable stay. The family size wooden table of the veranda invites you to enjoy your Cretan meals, while the lounge furniture is ideal for a night drink by the pool. At the stone-built BBQ facilities with the extra sink and fridge you can experience homemade al fresco lunches. Additionally, there is a lot of space covered with grass, ornamental trees, rose bushes, geraniums and aromatic plants, whilst the stone paved path leading to the entrance of the villa is the perfect place to safely park your car.


The villa is a one-storey building with a stylishly furnished open-plan living room and a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 4. The spacious sitting area features one triple and one double sofa, an armchair, a dining table for 6, a fireplace, and two double windows opening onto the veranda and the swimming pool. A long corridor connects the living room with the bedrooms and bathrooms. The villa disposes of three bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins) with great views to the garden and pool, and two bathrooms: one with bathtub and another with shower cabin. The house is equipped with a/c in all bedrooms and living room, washing machine, dishwasher, free satellite WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, hairdryer, safe box, iron/iron board, first aid kit and all necessary items and appliances for a comfortable stay.

To make things even better, in Villa Givera we are delighted to offer our guests homemade local specialties upon request. Cooking trays of moussaka, pastitsio, gemista, traditional pies, etc. are brought to you on-demand and give you the opportunity to taste the real Greek cuisine. Last but not least, the hospitality and the helpfulness of the owners and the staff will make you feel like home and will contribute to an unforgettable stay.


- Bath and pool towels, bed linen, bed covers, blankets and extra pillows are provided

- Housekeeping every 3 - 4 days. Pool and garden attendance twice a week.

- Baby travel cot & high chair provided upon request.

- Any other service: airport transfer, daily housekeeping, starter grocery shopping, etc. can be offered at an extra charge.

More Details

Marina Kazila
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Marina Kazila

I work as a translator and as a professor of Spanish language, but at the same time I dedicate a big part of my time and energy in promoting Givera Villas, our family business. I love being in contact with people all over the world and satisfying their desire for exciting and relaxing vacations. My intention is to build a familiar and friendly relationship with guests, contributing to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Why Marina Kazila chose Rethimno

Villa Givera is surely the place you are looking for your dreamy getaway to Crete Island. It’s really your home away from home and offers privacy, peace of mind and complete relaxation thanks to its privileged location and the overwhelming and unobstructed views of the area. A great asset is the fact that the property is located only 2.5km far from the highway connecting the whole island. Thus, it's a crossroad between the two biggest towns of Crete, Heraklion and Chania, and it's the perfect starting point for exploring every corner of the island. An unmissable opportunity for those looking to escape, unwind and relax within idyllic surroundings.

Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business launched by Mr. George Kazilas who wanted to put his own spin on the promotion of Cretan hospitality and top-notch accommodation and service. In 2006 he raised two lovely, private villas with personal commitment and care in order to preserve the Cretan heritage and offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beauties of this land, enjoy the landscape and experience the Cretan way of life. The longtime know-how of Kazilas Family is a guarantee of high quality vacations and a travelling experience you rarely get as a mass tourist. Villa Givera and Villa Metochi stand in two different locations, but they are both just a few-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon.

What makes this house unique

Eco friendly pool

- Amazing views & sunsets

- Idyllic location

- 2,5km far from highway & 5km far from Rethymnon

- Beautiful gardens

- Very calm area

- Ideal for families

- Comfortable for 6 persons

- Kid-friendly villa

- Service-minded family business

- Cleanliness and attention to detail

- BBQ facilities

- Free WiFi

- Homemade meals

- Ideal for families

- Comfortable for 6 persons

- Kid-friendly villa

- Service-minded family business

- Cleanliness and attention to detail

- BBQ facilities

- Free WiFi


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A wonderful villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Villa Givera to a very warm welcome from Marina. The villa was everything we had wanted for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, it was spacious both inside and out, with a wonderful large pool and sunbeds and the outside kitchen was great, it was very clean and comfortable. The villa was in a lovely quiet location, with beautiful view sea views. The location from the Old Town of Rethymon was good with just a 10-15 minute drive. We certainly came away from our holiday feeling totally chilled and would highly recommend Villa Givera.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elaine! A great review from great guests! We would love to have you again.
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Wonderful stay in villa with pool and great vista!

  • 5 of 5

The location was even better than we had expected - well equipped house, regularly and thoroughly cared for by Eliza and Andreas. From here it is not far to Rhethymnon (Taxi 10.-€), in the direct vicinity there is nothing but the wonderful view all over olive trees and the sea. In Rhythmon we recommend "Stavros" for excellent meals and "Zisis" for takeaway Greec food.

We'd indeed recommend Villa Givera to our relatives and best friends!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monika for your feedback. We are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you next summer!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was the best Villa in which we lived! Every detail is thought out, lots of space, light and air. Villa Givera has everything for life, great BBQ area, everything is very clean. But most importantly – it has stunning view! Villa has an excellent location: city and beach - 3 minutes to go by car, but at the same time it is away from hustle and bustle, the birds are singing in the morning and the sunsets are just incredible. The owner always helped us when we asked, she was very welcoming and friendly. Thanks Villa Givera our stay in Crete was unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure having you! Your positive review is much appreciated!
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Fantastic Villa - Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and everything was like in the description. Warm welcome and good service (cleaning of the Villa and the pool area, new linnen and towels, pastizio from Elisa). We can absolutely recommend the clean and well-maintained villa to anybody. We enjoyed the pool, the beach and serverall restaurants in Rethymnon. Hopefully we will come back next year. Thanks to Marina and the whole Givera team.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Looking forward to having you again!
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  • 5 of 5

We have had a lot of fun staying at Villa Givera.

Beautyfull view over the landscape and the sea.

Beauutyfull house very confortable with 3 rooms and a big living room and nice kitchen.

We have had the chance to benefit from a nice weather so that we could swim in the pool and the Méditerranée.

The house is ideally located near Rethymnon, which is a very nice and lively city.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I hope to see you again in the future.
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Comfortable and clean with a nice pool and sea view.

  • 5 of 5

Givera is a comfortable and clean villa with a great pool and sea views from the hill. Close enough to Rethymon for restaurants and beach but when back at the villa it has the country side feel to it. Enough sunbeds and outside furniture and shaded areas to project against the sun if one wishes. Marina the ownet is very helpfull and promptly responding. A great stay and well recommended. We were staying as a family of six.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Motorway Heraklion-Chania
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Taverna Zisis
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Beach of Rethymno
Car: recommended

GPS coordinates and Google maps link will be provided after making a reservation.

Car is needed.

Villa Givera is situated in a peaceful location only 5 km far from the center of Rethymno. Nearest shops, tavernas and beach are located 3km away. There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethimno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbour, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arcadi, the Village of Margarites and the Village of Eleftherna. The beaches of Preveli, Triopetra, Ligres, Agios Pavlos, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Rodakino are of exceptional beauty (southern part of the prefecture of Rethymno). In addition, the small towns of Plakias and Agia Galini are worth visiting and there are many beautiful beaches around.

There are numerous scheduled and charter international flights directly or transit through Athens with regular domestic flights to the airports of Chania or Heraklion. These are quite frequent and run by a lot of companies (British Airways, Excel, First Choice, Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Alitalia, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Cyprus Airways, NordStar Airlines, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Transavia, Airberlin, Ural Airlines, Jetairfly, KLM, Condor, Swiss, Helvetic Airways, Edelweiss Air, Smart Wings, NIKI, SAS, S7 Airlines, TUIfly, CSA, Orenair, Germania, etc)

Chania International Airport can be reached within 60 minutes and Heraklion Airport in 70mins.

Also, there is a regular ferry service from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and Chania. Ships depart every day. The ships are quite modern, cheaper than flying and quite comfortable. Anek Lines, Minoan Lines.

All known car hire companies operate in Crete with competitive prices.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

• Payments online, via wire transfer or in cash. Please ask owner.
•This villa has been inspected by the EOT Greek licensing association.
The license number is: 1041K91002959201

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.