Converted 200 year old barn, in the mountain village of Pasalites, near Perama and 7km south of Panormo and the beaches, makes a romantic and quiet base for couples, walkers, cyclists or couples wanting to be away from the crowds. Villa Alexander is a studio style one bed villa with enclosed garden and real well. It is in easy reach of Heraklion, Rethymnon and several ancient and historical sites, including Eleftherma, Melidoni, Arkadia and Rethymnon. It has single studio style accommodation, with kitchenette, seating area with TV etc, raised bedroom area and separate bathroom. The stone walls and timber ceilings make this a very warm and relaxing location. The private courtyard garden gives privacy for eating and relaxing. A child cot can be provided on request. Not suitable for wheelchairs, but can be used by restricted mobility. It is incredibly peaceful and relaxing!
200 year old villa in Pasalites, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Mountain Village, Suiting Walkers, Cyclists, or Couples and Newlyweds Wishing A Romantic Getaway
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- 7 Nov 2018
About Martin Fagan
We like Crete....always have ...ever since we were students coming here backpacking. In 2008 we built our first house here, in Ag Galini on the south coast. We have recently bought our second property here at Pasalites. Crete is wonderful .... history, nice beaches, mountains, wildlife. However we prefer the quieter aspects hence both our houses are in isolated locations. Passilites is very suited to couples wishing walking, cycling, quiet holidays.
Martin Fagan purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Martin Fagan chose Rethimno
We saw this on TV in the UK, on a "Property in the Sun - Home or Away' In November 2014 we visited and fell in love with it. The sale was completed in January 2015.
What makes this Villa unique
Peace and quiet! Our daughter says it is 'cute'! Altogether very relaxing. Great romantic getaway, and dry suitable for couples wishing a base to explore Crete, or those interested in nature, seclusion, history, or just looking for a quiet getaway.
The Villa was in a perfect rural place to explore central Crete. There was everything you could need. All very clean.lovely to sit outside .Very peaceful. Had quick responses from Martin and Sally . The neighbour opposite the Villa gave us fresh basil and figs. A car is a must as nearest bakery and supermarket is a 10min drive away .
Beautiful property in fabulous countryside location.
There was ample to see and do within a short drive. Booklets and maps left in property very instructive and useful guides. Local taverna provided good selection of vegetarian food. Property immaculate and charming.
Quiet retreat among the olive trees
You'll need a car for this one, as it is out in the rural countryside south of Perama. But the home was perfect for me and has a lovely patio for enjoying the Creta sunshine. It's a wonderful place to be away from it all and to explore the surrounding countryside on Crete's winding roads.
Yes you do need a car, but it's worth its weight in gold to get out and see the tiny villages and the lovely area around, and perhaps drive up Psiloritis - the highest mountain on Crete.
Modern and clean villa in a stunning mountain setting in a peaceful Cretan village.
Exactly what it said in the description on line and the directions to get here from Sally were spot on. The courtyard was lovely for lounging and the villa is completely self contained with all mod-cons. The power shower and air con came in very useful after a day out sightseeing. Plenty of storage and there were some nice touches with parasols, sun loungers, torches and candles in case of power cuts- we didn't have to use them, external lighting for evening meals, there was even a spring balance to weigh your cases for the trip back - we needed for nothing.
We used the villa as a base so visited Knossos, Margarites - ceramic art village, took a stunning drive up Mount Ida to Anogeia and drove to the south coast to a beach called Aya Pavlos - utter heaven. A trip to the Arkadian Monestary is a must - very moving and if you are visiting Eleftherna make it a whole day and go to the museum in the new village first to get the lie of the land - a fascinating place. A couple of days we lay in in the comfy bed and then sun bathed in the courtyard listening to the goats in the adjacent olive grove.
The people are friendly our neighbour gave us a gift of freshly picked apricots and fresh oregano - everyone says hello and nothing is too much trouble.
Our two weeks flew by and we relaxed well helped by the wine and Raki. Our first visit to Crete and it won't be the last.
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! You are right there is a lot to do around that area - it's a great central spot to explore the island. Do come again - you will be very welcome!
Erholsame Urlaubstage in kretischer Idylle
Von der Buchung, über die Anreise-Infos bis zur Abreise aus dem wunderschönen Domizil hat bei der Planung und Durchführung unserer Urlaubsreise alles reibungslos geklappt. Im gut gepflegten und sauberen Haus haben wir uns (auch Dank der im Juli erforderlichen Klimanlage!) sehr wohl gefühlt. Es hat uns nichts gefehlt. Die Küche war gut ausgestattet. Das Doppelbett (incl. Mückennetz) in prima Zustand und auch das Bad ließ keine Wünsche offen. Die erholsamen Stunden auf der Terrasse mit dem regelmäßigen Besuch 'unserer zugelaufenen Hauskatze' werden wir vermissen. In Sachen 'Mobilität' braucht man - wie schon in der Beschreibung angegeben - für erforderliche Einkäufe, Besuche von Restaurants oder Ausflüge über die wunderschöne Insel ein Auto. Das ist unverzichtbar, bietet allerdings individuelle Erlebnisse und Entdeckungen, die in keinem Reisekatalog zu finden sind. Unser Lieblingsstrand (incl. gleichnamiger Taverne) war in Bali (Karavostasi). Aber auch die traumhafte Badebucht von Sises (Alyki Beach), die überwiegend nicht von Touristen besucht wird, können wir als 'Geheimtipp' empfehlen. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen!
It's great to know that Kerstin loved the great charm of our little house and used it as a base to explore the wonderful island of Crete. Villa Alexander is really well located to offer many opportunities. We will add Alyki to our list of recommended places! We do hope that Kerstin will visit us again and tell lots of friends about us!
Wunderschöne Anlage in ruhiger Lage
Bis auf ein fehlendes WLAN - um das man sich sehr bemühte, dass es funktioniert, aber dies leider erfolglos war - gibt es nichts zu beanstanden. Aber wer will schon im Urlaub vor seinem Telefon hängen...
Die Beschreibung des Hauses spiegelt dieses genau wieder: Ruhige abgeschiedene Lage. Wer einen Strandurlaub plant sollte sich darüber bewusst sein, dass man etwa 25 Minuten mit dem Kfz zum nächsten schöneren Strand benötigt. Dafür befindet man sich fernab des Massentourismus.
In der Mappe im Haus wird zwar wegen des Windes von einem billigen Sonnenschirm abgeraten, aber wir sind auch damit ganz gut zurecht gekommen, wenn wir uns nicht an Stränden mit Liegen befanden. Den Schirm haben wir vor Ort gelassen. Schaden kann es ja nicht.
Wer ein ruhiges, abgeschiedenes Ferienhaus sucht und dafür einige Minuten Fahrtzeit zum nächsten Supermarkt, Restaurant oder Strand in kauf nimmt, ist hier genau richtig.
Short 15 mins drive to beaches at Panormo and Bali
Nearest airport is Heraklion (60 mins), but Chania is only 1 hr 30 mins away. Car hire is essential.
Perama - 3km
Panormo - 10 km
Arkadia monastery - 15km
Eleftherna ruins - 7 Km
Knossos - 45KM
Rethymnon Fortezza - 20 Km
South coast - 45km
Banks, supermarkets and restaurants can be found in Perama, Bali and Panormo. The harbour restaurant in Panormo is particularly good.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 100 Euro or £100 returnable damage deposit required when booking. 25% payment with booking, remainder 6 weeks before arrival. Note VAT is chargeable from 2016. All bookings received and paid for before 31st December 2015 we will pay the VAT. after 1st January 2016, we will absorb the VAT on all bookings for 14 days or more. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible and depends upon current bookings. Housekeeper lives nearby. Notes on prices: Property available all year around. Payment accepted in Euros as well