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16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Prines - VILLA PHAEDRA


Villa Phaedra is a traditional stone house 130sqm in a property of 500sqm with private pool and garden, only 10 minutes drive from center of city and 5 minutes drive from beach Situated in a traditional village Prines- in a walking distance from its center ,can accomodate 8 persons .All rooms have AC

Floor Layout:

Ground floor: Living room with fireplace and sofa bed for 2 persons, dining area, full equipped kitchen ,bedroom with 2 single beds , WC/bathroom with bathtub and washing machine ,terrace to swimming pool and garden

First Floor: 2 double bedrooms(two single beds and one king bed) with access to balcony, WC/bathroom with bathtub,balcony

Outside area:Furnished terrace and balcony with sea and forest-oak view

Garden :Βarbecue, sun beds,outside shower ,children games ,private parking for 2 cars and a 30sq.m private pool

Villa can accommodate 6 persons in 3 bedrooms and may extend for 2 more using a twin sofa bed and has a special, on request baby bed.


-Welcome Basket depending your arrival hour

-Changing linen/towel once a week

Car Rental , with additional discount to our quests

Transfer service

Local drinks tasting



Villa Phaedra,decorated by wood with Cretan traditional style with handmade crafts,offers al the amentities of modern house such BBQ, private parking, WFI , etc. It is surrounded by olives, oaks and Cretan herbs and is Ideal for lovers of country ,beach ,children,families and couples .The hosts can enjoy relaxing,peace,safety and privacy as is fenced by high walls .Most of all the feeling of staying in your home.


The traditional village of Prines is 7 kilometres from the vibrant city of Rethymnon and only 2 kilometres from the sea. The village has mini -markets where you can find all the necessary products for basic needs ,3 traditional tavernas and coffees. Also the area lends itself to beautiful excursions and is ideal for those who love nature.You will have also the opportunity to see the traditional style of homes with old arches

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Aleksandra Apostolaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Très belle villa dans un quartier résidentiel, au calme, propre, parfaite pour se ressourcer et passer des vacances en famille. Je recommande vivement cette villa à quiconque, l’accueil des propriétaires est parfait et en plus ils parlent français….Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés pour réussir vos vacances
May 2015
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Eins plus mit jeder Menge Sternchen!

  • 5 of 5

Unser 14-tägiger Urlaub auf Kreta mit fantastischem Wetter ist zu Ende, und nur zu gerne geben wir hier unser persönliches Feedback ab.

Unsere angemietete Unterkunft darf man getrost schon eher als „Domizil“ bezeichnen.

Fantastisch und traumhaft !!! Da blieben aber nun wirklich keine Wünsche offen.

Diese wunderschöne Villa aus kretanischem Steinwerk stilecht ergänzt mit Holzelementen war in tadellosem Zustand und äußerst gepflegt. Die gesamte Haustechnik ( Klimaanlage in jedem Raum, Lichtquellen, Strom, Wasser, Küche, Internet usw.) funktionierte einwandfrei.

Aus den Schlafzimmern im ersten Stock heraus direkt auf einen großzügig ausgelegten Balkon (oder besser „Dachterasse“) mit Sitzgruppe und tollem Ausblick treten zu können hat schon etwas…..

Der Garten (eine Freude für jeden Hobbybotaniker) ist blickdicht eingerahmt von Sträuchern und Bäumen und beinhaltet als zentralen Mittelpunkt den Pool. Es sollte lobend erwähnt werden, dass dieser Pool jeden Tag in den ganz frühen Morgenstunden von“unsichtbaren Geistern“ gepflegt und gewartet wurde. Der Zustand, die Sauberkeit, die Wasserqualität--- Top!!!

Die unter Wasser installierte Poolbeleuchtung, die sich bei Dunkelheit einschaltete, hüllte den gesamten Garten in eine unbeschreibliche Atmosphäre, die einfach nur zum Verweilen und Genießen aufforderte.

Zu erwähnen seien noch die vielen geschmackvollen Accessoires, die man in jedem Raum entdecken konnte und die zum Wohlfühlen beitrugen.

Normalerweise sind wir sehr unternehmungslustig.

Die Tatsache, dass wir es den einen oder anderen Tag vorzogen es uns einfach nur in der Villa mit ihrem Ambiente gut gehen zu lassen und zu entspannen sagt eigentlich alles aus…!!!

Unsere Vermieterin erwies sich als eine überaus herzliche und fürsorgliche Dame.

Bereits ihre Art unseres Empfangs mitten in der Nacht ließ sofort ein Gefühl in uns aufkommen wie: Wir kommen in unser neues „zu Hause“

In der gesamten Zeit unseres Aufenthaltes war sie immer sehr diskret und unaufdringlich darum bemüht, dass es uns an nichts fehlt, und alles zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit ist.


Maria und Stefan schicken Dir auf diesem Wege nochmals einen ganz, ganz lieben Gruß aus Deutschland und sagen nochmals: „Danke für alles !!“ ( und wir meinen für alles ;););)…..)

Abschließend möchten wir für die Bewertung nur sagen, dass wir hier unseren bisher schönsten Urlaub verbracht haben den man sicherlich in die Kategorie „Traumurlaub“ einstufen darf.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Place Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Alexandra's villa was perfect. The house exceeded our expectations. It was spacious for our family of five (three lovely bedrooms, two of them opening up to a lovely balcony patio) and a kitchen where we could easily make and eat leisurely meals. The best part of the villa though is Alexandra. She greeted us with generous hospitality (home-made lemonade, pastry and raki) and we woke up one morning to find a pasta-chicken casserole waiting for us on our doorstep! The house and pool were immaculately clean, and well-maintained. I highly recommend Alexandra's villa, and would return there in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Très jolie maison au calme avec tout le confort nécessaire à disposition. Maison très propre et fonctionnelle.

Alexandra, la propriétaire, est très disponible et prévenante. De gentilles attentions tout au long de notre séjour.

La piscine est très appréciable. En cette fin avril, nous avons pu en profiter tous les jours.

Prines est à quelques kilomètres de Rethymon et à quelques minutes de la route nationale qui permet de rejoindre facilement et rapidement l'ouest de l'ile.

Nous avons passé une agréable semaine.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful countryside - best villa ever

  • 5 of 5

We spent our vacation at Villa Phaedra and enjoyed very much sitting on the nice shady terrace. The house is rather well equipped. Downstairs there is one sleepingroom with two single beds, a living room with tv, the kitchen and a bath. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms. One with two single beds, the other with one doble bed. All beds are very, very comfortable. The house located in the countryside but not too far from nice beaches. The village is in a distance of about 20 minutes by foot. Try both tavernas. We can't decide on which one is better. (Both very good). Aleksandra, the housekeeper, is the most friendly one, we ever met. She baked and cooked for us several times and brought us a very delicious bottle of selfmade lemonade. Her English is very well, so that she could give us good advices for trips and shopping. All in all a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Perfect holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from 3weeks in this lovely villa, its well equipped, clean and spacious and Alexandra is the most welcoming owner you will ever meet. The pool and villa were cleaned regularly and the garden area and patios are very private. Prines is a small village with two lovely restaurants within walking distance, the olive and giannikos both serve delicious local Greek cuisine and are very reasonably priced with great owners. There are a number of supermarkets , bakerys and butchers within a short drive with everything you need. Rethymnon is only a 10/15 minute drive away and has lots of lovely tavernas, restaurants and shops etc, it also has a nice beach where you can find lots of water sports and boat trips. A 25 minute drive back towards chania is a lovely village on the beach called georgioupoli which is definitely worth a visit and also before you get there you will find lots of lovely beaches where you get free sunbeds/umbrellas if you use the tavernas which are reasonably priced. All in all if your looking for a relaxing quiet location but still within easy reach of lovely beaches and things to do this is perfect, we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

Thank you Alexandra for all our little treats of fabulous Greek cuisine xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa (last week Oktober) and had a great holiday. Everything in the villa is of high quality standards, the property was very clean and the service of Alexandra was just excellent. I would highly recommend the villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The architecture, the interior design and the handmade decorative items and paintings create a pleasant atmosphere which will satisfy even the most demanding visitor.

So let yourself enjoy these different vacations, in privacy and descriptiveness Villa Phaedra has to offer. Not to mention the hospitality of its owners

Mythology Break

Phaedra was the daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and sister to Ariadne.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Prines, Rethymnon area

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1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms have hairdryer ,washing machine,hairdryer and washer furniture
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are completely furnished with wardrobs,mirrors,hangs out and AC.The bedrooms in upper floor are conected to balkony from which you may enjoy relaxing and view.Bedroom in ground floor has window to trees. There is sofa -bed for 2 adults in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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