Vederi Estate is a complex of three traditional three bedroom villas (two villas with an attic and one with a ground floor bedroom with en suite jacuzzi) emerged in a environment of lush greenery offering the best of the natural, Cretan way of life. A unique experience in a comfortable, private accommodation in the tranquility of a natural park with animals, orchards, trees and the nearby village offering Cretan cuisine at its best. Set amongst thickly wooded oak and cypress tree forest, the Vederi Estate carries on a history of hospitality and cultural heritage of rural Crete.The place to relax, to contemplate, enjoy the stunning landscape of Crete.Three traditional stone villas welcome you through all out the year, located only 6 km from the City of Rethymno and 1 km from the picturesque village of Prines.For all that come to Vederi Estate becomes their second home, their 'jardin sacre'.
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- 18 Jun 2018
About George Evangelou
We have settled in Rethymno with my wife and son since 2006 after we returned from Manchester UK where I spent many years to complete my training in Dermatology and my Doctorate thesis from the University of Manchester. I love nature, meditation, and music as I am musician myself. Vederi offers me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the stillness with great clarity experienced in the grounds and landscape of Vederi Estate. The flora and horticultural is breathtaking, we also have private gardens with a variety of herbs and spices of Crete. All orchards are to be enjoyed, the organic fruit, vegetables, spices of the Estate.
Why George Evangelou chose Nikiforos Fokas
The land was passed down through our parents and we always wanted to make the best of a place with unique beauty and tranquility.
What makes this Villa unique
Very close to the vibrant city of Rethymno with its amazing medieval architecture, long sandy beach and gourmet restaurants
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Beautiful villa in a stunning setting!
We stayed in one of the Vederi villas for 3 nights in July 2017. The booking process was easy and George answered any of our questions very quickly.
When we arrived I have to say that the villa exceeded our expectations -it really is beautiful with every amenity that you may need. However the best thing about the villa is its location. It is set in an olive grove and we had complete privacy.
There are various seating areas and the balcony affords a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside.
Everything is very clean and the bathrooms and showers were top quality. Beds were very comfortable too.
The villa is in a quiet area however it is only about 15 minutes drive away from Rethymnon. And if you don't want to go out the local tavernas deliver the tasty Greek food!
It is truly a perfect place that we only wish we had booked for longer
Thank you so much for your thorough and kind review. We wish too you had stayed a little longer to give us the opportunity to offer you a little more Cretan hospitality as a token of your kindness.
It's been a pleasure having you in Vederi Estate and hope to see you back one day.
Stunning property in the most beautiful setting
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, spacious villa set on tranquil olive groves. The garden and pool area with stunning views over olives and down to the sea were beautiful and well maintained.
George made us feel very welcome and Fotini and her crew made sure the villa was clean and fresh throughout our stay.
We also highly recommend Maria who is the visiting massage therapist.
Great stay alround!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We have enjoyed very much having you in Vederi Estate and would look forward to having you again any time!
Beautiful villa in peaceful surroundings
This villa surpassed our expectations. It was spacious, and very clean with a beautiful view to the sea and a decent sized pool. The grounds were peaceful and private. Short drive to nearest town where there were good places to eat. We had a superb holiday here, would definitely recommend.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Vederi Estate and for your kind words. It's been a pleasure meeting you and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.
An amazingly wonderful holiday, one never to be forgotten
Everything about our holiday was simply outstanding. From our first contact with George he was most helpful and gracious when booking and throughout the holiday itself. When Irene met us at the estate on arrival she was also very gracious and such a warm person. The whole team were exceptionally helpful and served with excellence throughout, both in cleaning and maintaining the property and pool, and also there if we needed anything at all. A welcome pack was provided on arrival, which was such a help when you first arrive from a long journey.
The accommodation itself was simply outstanding. Beautifully maintained and cared for, excellent facilities, wonderful grounds and set in a peaceful valley of olive groves. Watching buzzards flying overhead, hearing cicadas singing away, soaking up the incredible peace all around, interacting with the dogs and cats/kittens - it was all just amazing.
We had a holiday above and beyond what we could have ever expected, and can only thank George and his team for making it such a memorable stay. We'd have stayed forever if we could. Crete is an amazing island with so much to do, beautiful beaches galore, lots of history to soak up and also wonderful restaurants and dining places. George's recommendations were so helpful, and we are just so grateful to him for providing us with the holiday of a lifetime.
We cannot fault Vederi Estate in any way. We will miss it, already do, and hope to return. I can thoroughly recommend any and all of the properties, anyone going here for a holiday will not be disappointed - exactly the opposite, they will be surprised and overjoyed.
Thank you ever so much for your thorough review and your kindness which makes all the difference in the world for keeping us motivated to provide our best for keeping Vederi Estate at the top. It's been a great honour to have met your adorable family and we ll be delighted to host you again in Vederi Estate.
The villa was exactly as advertised, the setting quiet and rural, the house clean, well-appointed, with a lovely garden and swimming pool. The property is close to Rethymno, and an easy drive to its restaurants and tourist district. It's also centrally located in Crete, with major attractions within an hour or so drive. Our host was quick to respond to messages, helpful when needed, but otherwise left us to enjoy the place on our own. Which we did immensely.
Thank you very much for your kind words. It's been a great pleasure meeting you and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in Vederi Estate in the future.
Highly Recommended: fabulous villa and wonderful hosts
We had a fabulous stay here. The villa was beautifully appointed and in a lovely quiet location. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and was cleaned every few days with fresh towels and bed linen. The village of Prines has a couple of tavernas for when you don't want to venture too far (we loved Gianniko's) and Rethymnon has many fabulous restaurants. A great base to explore the island with George on hand to guide and help whenever needed. Highly recommended!
Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been a privilege meeting you and your lovely family and hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Take the national road to Rethymno city (from any airport in Crete). On the main junction to enter Rethymno turn right (south) to Atsipopoulo. When you reach Prines village follow the sign
to Vederi village. Vederi Estate is at the end of the village.
The area has many natural activities like hiking, horse riding and the Vederi gorge for the adventurous type. Vederi Estate is located below a small forest at 2 km (1.3 miles) from the nearest beach and only 6 km (3.8 miles, 10 minutes drive) from the vibrant city of Rethymno and its sandy beach (all distances have been measured with google earth).