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Peacefull villa with beautiful gardens and a pool with amazing view!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Archea Eleftherna - Villa Nikolaos

Villa Nikolaos can accommodate 4 people in beds up to 5 people!

Villa Nikolaos is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation with license number: 1041K10000010800

Villa Nikolaos is an old farm house built more than 100 years ago.

It was restored by the owners in the beginning of decade '90 with great care and attention to keeping all the traditional elements and with much personal hard work (it was not intended initially for tourist use). It is on the edge of the village, so that no one is disturbed by the presence of residents (besides it is a very quiet small village), at the same time it is still part of the village. The view is exceptional, as it is found in the brow of a steep slope that dominates among the absolute green landscape.

There is a massive exterior space of 1300 sq. meters, a garden with roses and miscellaneous flowers, very large carobs, stone built terraces with a vine and fruit trees and a 32 sq. meters swimming-pool. It is situated in the best spot with amazing view.

Villa Nikolaos is looked after by the owners Katerina (Keti) Zaharioudaki and Vangelis Markakis. They live in Rethymno , where they attend and 'The house of Dolphins' (' Casa dei Delfini '), an old Venetian-Turkish mansion in the centre of the old town of Rethymno, that they restored and is today a complex of five rented studios.

The parents of Katerina, John and Katina Zaharioudaki live in a nearby house. They look after the garden, the flowers and the trees and they are at your disposal whenever you need them.

Villa Nikolaos can accommodate up to 5 people. It has an area of 75 sq. meters on the ground floor and 55 sq. meters on the first floor. On the first floor there is also a spacious veranda of 40 sq. meters.

On the ground floor there is the kitchen, the living room area with a television (free satellite channels), a fireplace and a small WC with washing machine.

A wooden internal staircase leads to the upper floor where the bedrooms are. Each bedroom has air-condition, central heating (radiator) and there are timbers for the fireplace.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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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 designgraphic.gr, 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 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

What makes this villa unique

- Unique outdoor area and gardens with full privacy!

- Next to the village but also isolated!

- Ideal for people who want full calmness!

- Finally you will love the view from the pool which is in the edge of the gorge!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from TripAdvisor.co.uk:

Quel accueil !!

Vous êtes très bien reçus avec tout le nécessaire pour le premier petit déjeuner.

Huile d'olive maison,vin, légumes du jardin sont offerts.

Excellent choix.Maison de qualité dans un petit village typique.La vue est magnifique.
Jul 2013
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Peacefull villa with beautiful gardens and a pool with amazing view!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent staying at villa Nikolaos.

The Villa is very well equipped, the pool beautiful and the landscape amazing. The owner, Mr Vangelis And his wife, Mrs Kaiti are very helpful We had a great welcoming and the chance to be invited to a most amazing Cretan village party among them.

We had a magnificent stay which we are not ready to forget.

a special thanks to Etouri team: Kostas, Sayoko, Sophia very professional organisers .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful Property In Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Nikolaos and we enjoyed it just as much this time round. We spent a week at the villa with family, the house is in the small village of Ancient Eleftherna. It is perched on the side of a gorge with a beautiful pool and lovely gardens offering a really peaceful spot to unwind. The house is clean and comfortable and the owners really make you feel at home. The team at Etouri are really efficient and helpful making the booking process very simple, Sophia kept in touch during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you to all of you for making our holiday so special, we hope to return again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place, the villa is just fantastic with the pool an all accommodations needed for a perfect an relaxing holiday.

Very well located not far from Margarites and Panormo village to reach the beach

The most interesting and wonderful moment of our staying was to meet the owners Mr. Vangelis and Mrs.kaiti . We had the chance to share a magic evening in a traditional village party in a superb Cretan atmosphere.

And a special Thanks to Etouri team: Mr. Kostas, Sayoko, and Mrs. Sophia

From where i have booked the villa, very professional people

I do recommand this location and i do recommand Etouri team for your booking


  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Idyllic Cretian holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

A superb holiday property in fantastic location. Owner extremely friendly with a very warm welcome.We intend to return in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend this to those seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Wonderful location !

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 wonderful days in the villa. The garden, the pool, the landscape, the village, the villa accommodations are amazing and perfect to spend peaceful holidays.

The villa is well located in an historical village among archeological sites.

Culture, history, beautiful Greek villages but also walks and beaches are the key points of the location.

The villa is very clean, well maintained and full equipped.

The most important are the warm welcome of the owner.

Thanks a lot for these restful holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 2 Wochen in dieser wunderschönen Unterkunft verbracht und erlebten einen traumhaften Urlaub. Die Lage des Hauses ist wirklich spektakulär. Der Garten sehr gepflegt, mit großen Bäumen, die auch im Sommer angenehmen Schatten spenden. Die Lage des Pools, direkt an der Schlucht ist absolut atemberaubend.

Die Eigentümer haben uns sehr gut betreut und es fehlte absolut nichts, vielen Dank für diesen wirklich perfekten Service!

Wir können die Unterkunft uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Village tavernas
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Nikolaos is located in the picturesque village of Archea Eleftherna (Ancient Eleftherna), in Rethymno Prefecture.

The village is located on a high hill, surrounded by the area where the ancient city of Eleftherna was located. It is the main archaeological site of the prefecture. The sea is approximately 15 kilometres away. Nearby (11 km) is found the historical abbey Arkadi, the traditional village Margarites (5 km) with a living tradition in pottery going back 5,000 years and a lot of other small picturesque villages, that still maintain their lively colors and traditional architecture. For those who love the quietness, strolling, the nature and the genuine Cretan landscape, it is an exceptional choice.

Still, because of its position in the prefecture of Rethymno, access by car is easy to most parts of the island, for example Chania, Heraklion, Sfakia, Anogeia, Nida, Knossos, Faistos and the southern coast beaches, that are many and beautiful. The road network is excellent and passes through some of the most beautiful and still attached landscapes in Crete. Particularly we recommend the visit in the southern coasts, via the very green province of Amari via Arkadi, Thronos, Meronas, Gerakari, and Spili etc.

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Prices for this holiday villa in Archea Eleftherna, Rethymnon area

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

Cancellation Policy
If a booking is cancelled 4 months prior to the guest’s check-in date, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, if the reservation is cancelled after the above period, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a booking is cancelled 20 days or less prior to the guest’s check-in date, the balance paid is non-refundable.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Archea Eleftherna in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have air condition and closet. We can place an extra bed upon request. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - 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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