Villa near Panormos, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - Scenic rural area, all local amenities. Tavernas, cafenions and supermarkets within a 5 minute walk.
About David Addy
Being half Greek myself, with roots in Chania, my wife and I decided it would be great to visit the island and see if we could trace some of my roots. We first visited Crete in 2002, we hired a car and toured the island for 2 weeks. The more we saw of the island, the more we loved it and we both said it was the place we wanted to retire to later in life. Luckily a UK company were building several projects in the Roumeli area and when we first saw the plot we now own, there was no hesitation in making our decision. Even as a bare plot the views were stunning. We were also able to design the internal structure, turning what was our dream into a reality. Once you've visited Roumeli and the nearby resorts, you're hooked, there is a kind of magic about the whole area urging you to return!
David Addy purchased this Villa in 2004
Why David Addy chose Geropotamos
Irinikos Villa is in an elevated position offering fantastic panoramic views of the whole valley, miles of olive groves, vineyards, farms and mountain ranges in the distance. Being high up also affords us total privacy, the villa and pool are not overlooked by any other properties. The village itself has 2 great supermarkets, 3 Taverna's a couple of local sleepy cafenions and a public telephone, everything you may need and all within a 5 minute walk from the villa. A 20 minute walk takes you to the lovely unspoilt seaside resort of Panormos. There are some great sandy beaches, any number of tourist shops and terrific Taverna's catering for everybody’s taste in this village. For the more adventurous there are also beach rides and boat tours running from the small but very quaint harbour.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is a quiet, relaxing retreat and unlike other villas has 3 levels, the top level with the villa itself, a swimming pool and ample patio areas to soak up the sun. Covered pergola areas offer a quick retreat if, as is often the case, the sun gets too hot. At night you may want to stand or sit on the balcony, watch the moon ripple on the Mediterranean across the valley and listen to the chirp of cicadas. A short flight of steps from the top level takes you down to a second and more shaded patio area surrounded by fragrant honeysuckle and bougainvillea bushes where your can still see across the valley but in a more shade and cooler area. Continue down the steps and it takes you into the lower garden where you can just wander around looking at a variety of plants, trees and shrubs. You may even see a local peacock or two as they live wild in the valley but are not shy or dangerous in any way.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Please contact us for further information. Please contact us for further information.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful villa, stunning views
The villa was excellent, had everything one could want, view was outstanding in every direction, lovely pool and in perfect tranquil location, perfect for quiet getaway in a friendly cretan village.
Excellent holiday, the kids loved the pool and local wildlife, great views all around the villa too! We will definitely be coming back again.
Comfortable, well equipped villa with outstanding views and lovely pool.
Local supermarket and taverna an easy walk away. Friendly locals always gave us a wave. Chilled beer in the evening sun at the taverna lovely way to end the day. Villa could do with wi-fi if available and maybe a portable aircon unit for the bedroom. All said excellent
Our 4th year at this property. Absolutely Fabulous
Not even one complaint. Exceptional
Love the location of this villa, it is perfect for us. This has been our second stay. The villa is well equipped and in a lovely quiet village
It's been an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us for a second year. We are finding that more and more of our first time guests love to return the following year or the year after. I'm sure that you benefitted from the newly installed double glazing throughout the property.
Please don't be strangers and do keep in touch with us. I'm updating our website and you you have any special views you would like to share with others then please feel free to drop me a line with a copy of it. Hope to see you again and I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again. Thank you for the review.
Best regards as always
David and Veronica.
Special interest holidays:
We are always willing to try and help you obtain any information you may request about specific interests or hobbies you may want to experience whilst on Crete and have experience with a variety of hobbies and interests.
A 15 or 20 minute walk takes you to the small tourist village of Panormos which has a variety of sandy beaches and pebbled coves. A 10 minute drive down the coastline will take you to the very popular tourist resort of Bali which has some really wonderful sandy beaches. A 25 minute drive takes you to the main town of Rethymnon which literally has miles of sandy beaches between there and Heraklion for you to choose from.
The villa is approximately a 40 minute taxi ride from Heraklion airport and about a 55 minutes taxi ride from Chania airport. Unless you don't wish to leave the villa property during your stay we very much recommend you hire a car as there are so many wonderful sights to see across the island. We would be more than happy to highly recommend the company we have used for the last 10 years on request
The villa is on the boundary of Roumeli. Less than 2km away is the sleepy resort of Panormos with is quaint cobbled streets, fishing harbour and beaches. 6km away from the villa is the small town of Perama. 10km away is the popular tourist resort of Bali. A 13km trip to the interior takes you to the hand crafted pottery and lace producing villages of Anogia and Margerites. Rethymno with all its sights is a 25km drive away and a must visit for all, Knossos palace in Heraklion is about 65km away.
Shops that cater for nearly all of our guest’s needs are within a 5 minute walk from the villa. The nearest medical centre which can easily be found is located at the top end of the village. The nearest cash point can be found in Panormos less than 2km away and the nearest bank is located 6km away in the town of Perama along with plenty of choices for shopping, from DIY to supermarkets, clothes stores, dentists and chemists.
For those seeking a little more fun, Panormos is the local place for beach rides and local sightseeing tours. Rethymno has a lot more to see and do in terms of historical sightseeing, tours and culture. There is also a great open market in the old part of the town where you can buy almost everything. There is also a ferry port in Rethymno that you can use for day trips to several other islands, the beautiful island of Santorini for instance.
The capitol, Heraklion and Chania offer more sights and facilities than can be seen in one day. Guests should perhaps plan a day’s visit in advance. There is a fantastic water park about 1 hours drive away from the villa, a really good day out for the family. Waterworld can be found high in the hills near the islands most popular tourist resort of Malia. The plains of Lasithi and Osmalos plateau, one of the largest plateaus in Europe where most of the islands produce is grown are also fairly close by. The trip up there takes you into the mountains and you will see some stunning views.
An hour and a half in the opposite direction and across the island gets you to the south coast on the Libyan sea. The waters on this side of the island are crystal clear and there are some really great areas for diving and snorkelling. The sea life swims around your ankles as soon as you step into the water. There are several ancient sites, main tourist resorts and beaches to visit along the south coast. At the eastern most tip of the island is the resort of via, the only tropical resort in southern Euro