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An exclusive fully staffed private villa-resort overlooking the Cretan sea!

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 5,597 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A unique "paradise" for large groups who are looking for demanding holidays!

Set on a 6,000 sq. m land overlooking the Aegean sea in Amnatos village, Villa Amnalys is an exceptional private escape getaway unspoiled by the likes of the public.

The sizable home follows the topography of its hillside plot to maximize both the views and privacy and spreads its many individual bedrooms across three levels, all located above ground.

The majority of the day is spent on the middle level, where the main living, dining, and kitchen areas open directly onto a veranda which houses the 25 meters long ecological pool.

Perched on the top of Crete, surrounded by the turquoise sea and the vast olive groves, villa Amnalys is a perfect spot from which to explore Crete and its legends!

Enjoy tranquillity, comfort and luxuriousness in this exquisite, fully staffed villa.

Layout of the villa:

- Main House -

Entering the villa on the ground floor there is a spacious open plan area consisting of the living room, dining area and kitchen which are strategically placed to take advantage of the splendid view.

On the right side there is a living room area with a fireplace, a 60” satellite HDTV and hi-end Hi-Fi sound system. On the left side there is an indoor dining area and a fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances.

The space is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors for added light and access to the patio and pool.

A staircase next to the main entrance leads you up to the first floor where you will find a master bedroom with a king size double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. It also contains a closet room, a small refrigerator, a 30” HDTV, an office space with a printer and an exit to a private veranda with an outdoor shower and gazebo bed where excellent views can be enjoyed.

The staircase also leads you down to the lower floor where you will find a bedroom with a king size double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. The bedroom has access to a private veranda where is also connected to the back garden. A laundry room and a wine cellar are also found on the same floor.

- The bungalows -

The other 6 bedrooms, each one with its private entrances, bathrooms and terraces are located in separate bungalows. Five of them are attached to the main building, four of them with a king size double bed and the other one with 4 single beds. The other bungalow is a separate one totally independent from the main building with a king size double bed.

- Outdoor area -

The beautifully landscaped outdoor area of the villa offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 100 sq. m infinity ecological swimming pool

- A pool house with fully equipped charcoal barbecue and dining table offering views to the pool and the surrounding landscape

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, outdoor sofas and gazebo bed) for relaxing in the terrace and the garden around the villa

- Parking space for many cars

- Fully Staffed -

The villa offers daily staff from 8:00 till 15:00. Our staff will be able to do the cleaning, groceries shopping once a day, support the preparation of breakfast and serve you (groceries costs not included). Dinner can be also prepared from our staff with an additional fee. All the visits from our stuff members can be flexible and arranged according to your wishes.

Let your mood guide you and simply pick your preferred spot, our staff will take care of the rest.
 Villa Amnalys aspires to offer much more than a comfortable and luxurious residency for your holidays. It aspires to offer a private, unique experience you will not forget and will definitely want to pursue again.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
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, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2016

What makes this villa unique

What makes villa Amnalys so special:

- Unique view, being located on a hill it provides unique and grand views of the sea and the surrounding mountains that can be enjoyed from many parts of the villa. Sunset from the villa is absolutely breathtaking and promises unforgettable moments!

- Full privacy, the villa is located in an isolated area offering 100% privacy to our guests.

- Luxury design with high standard details throughout. All the appliances, decorations and furniture are branded and high quality ones.

- Perfect layout for big groups. The independent bedrooms with its own entrances and ensuite bathrooms, providing more privacy among your group while all the rooms and areas are connected by extension phones so that you can still communicate easily each other.

- Fully staffed property in order our guests to be relaxed without any other concern in their minds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5597 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom on the first floor in the main building
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom on the lower floor in the main building
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , On the lower floor in the main house
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bathroom
  • All the bedrooms have its own bathroom
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On the first floor in the main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On the lower floor in the main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Independent bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Independent bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Independent bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Independent bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 4 Single Bed , Independent bedroom
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Independent bedroom
  • All the bedrooms have bathroom, air condition, closet, Cocomat mattresses and access to balcony or outdoor with own sitting areas. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Daily maid service - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). - Breakfast preparation (groceries cost not included) Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Beauty treatments - Yoga and/or Pilates mat sessions - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Diving - Car or Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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An exclusive fully staffed private villa-resort overlooking the Cretan sea!
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It was as beautiful as it could be!

  • 5 of 5

We had a special and relaxing holiday. This was a result of the good organisation/communication with Kostas before and during our stay in the Villa Amnalys. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Amnalys

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a short drive from a small village and a car is necessary. The accommodation is extensive with excellent facilities supplemented by very willing support from Adonis and Dora one of whom lives on site.

Terraces are wide and spacious and there is an excellent pool with stunning views towards the sea. Washing up and help with meals, shopping etc was done daily. There is an excellent Cretan restaurant in the next village providing very good food, Cretan dancing and music, .There were 17 of us with varying ages and we had a wonderful stay.

We can thoroughly recommend Villa Amnalys.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place. The house is beautiful, the surrounding area is tranquil and charming and the view of the Cretan coast and snowcapped mountains in the distance is simply breathtaking. If there's a more beautiful place on Earth, I honestly can't imagine it. On top of that, the staff could not be more friendly or helpful. I would come here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone. It just doesn't get any better than this.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW !!!!, "Amazing" doesn't to it justice

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 adults stayed at this amazing villa for a week, so I'll start with the Villa itself. It is "Beautiful" with white stone throughout, and the most amazing pool and outside areas to relax in. There were so many areas to frequent so if you need a bit of piece and quiet on your own, you could very happily hang out quietly. The villa was spotless, with every modern convenience you could imagine, from 3 washing machines, to 2 coffee makers, to a Sonos music system throughout the villa, to the most amazing Hi-Fi in the lounge (Just don't touch the speakers, Very expensive toys).

The 8 bedrooms were all fabulous, with all of them En-Suite, so every person was completely self contained in their own beautiful suite. The beds were extremely comfortable, and each room had glass sliding doors to open up to the outside. 2 of the rooms even had hammocks and an "extra" outside shower. The decor was very plush and modern, and basically no expense has been spared at all. The beautiful thing about the bedrooms, is that there won;t be any arguments who gets which room, as they are all fabulous.

From the moment I booked the villa to the moment we left, the service could not have been better, the management, the maid come chef, Adonis our assistant / security, every person went completely out of their way to make sure we were looked after every step of the way, from washing our clothes, to making the most amazing breakfasts and lunches, to running down to the supermarket because someone forgot their toothbrush. The could not have been kinder, and we could not have been happier.

So to summarise, would I recommend this villa to my friends, well the simple answer is I have already, anyone who will listen to me, I rave about this place and recommend it, would I go back?, In a heartbeat.

So to Kostas, Mr Christos, Elana, Adonis and Sophia, Thank You for making our week so special and everything you did for us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Heraklion airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
69 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Amnalys offers a full privacy with amazing sea view in its luxury settings a little 10-15 minutes drive to several beautiful beaches or to the old town of Rethymno where are the main shops and restaurants.

It is situated in a private land of 6,000 square meters overlooking the Aegean sea.

The surrounding area is a quiet, natural environment ideal for relaxation but also very close to all kinds of supplies shops, restaurants and various services. You can find many grocery shops in Stavromenos village which is 6 km away but also the closest big living areas where you can find a variety of bakeries, supermarkets, nightlife and restaurants are the well known tourist areas of Platanias and Adelianos Kampos which are 10 min drive away.

Next to the villa is Amnatos village, the last village on the way to the historical Monastery of Arkadi. The village is built on a rocky and high location having superb views across the valley of Rethymno. The village was inhabited by the Venetians and the Turks and testify that the imposing buildings - towers of the village that survived until today. Houses Venetian notables (houses Benezi), glass chimney style Sebastiano Serlio, mansions from the 17th and 18th century, imposing towers (the Sanguinazzo) beautiful and lovely squares dominate and create a frame of a bygone era. Finally, the location enables visitors to explore the archaeological site & new built museum of ancient Eleftherna and caves of Melidoni and Zoniana which are some of the most famous tourist destinations in central Crete. Due to the location of the village and the terrain in the area, there are many beautiful hiking and biking trails as to the nearby village of Kapsaliana where you can find the Museum of Olive.

It is beyond any doubt that our villa combines both unique privacy but also easy access to facilities and places, offering a rare luxury to shape your holidays just the way you like.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethimno, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July Offer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,769.32

**Special Offer in July 2018 is Now Available**
Refundable security deposit is required.
Everything else is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance and the security deposit is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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