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Antonios Hatzidakis

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek

Luxurious villa big garden and private Heated pool in paradise environment

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon area - Villa Melitta

A self- catering fully equipped stone villa with spectacular view

Villa Melitta is a noble house built by George Hatzidakis. He used all his research into traditional architecture and put all his love into the house. The project was finished in 2001. In the middle of a 5000 sq.m fruit grove, rises a small palace, reminding us of a Venetian villa. Melitta is situated just outside of the village of Melidoni, in a quiet environment with a broad and beautiful view of the Tallaia mountains and Psiloritis. There is a wide variety of trees in its huge garden – orange, olive, pear, apple, and peach trees – offering fruits throughout the year. There are also flowers and organically grown vegetables in the backyard of the house. The house covers 220 M2 and there are 4 bedrooms – 2 on the ground floor and two on the upper floor – which can accommodate 8 persons, or even 10 if you use the two sofa beds of the sitting room. It has a tasteful interior and there are two verandas on the upper floor, offering you a choice of the view you prefer.

Further Details for The Villa In Rethymno,Crete: The nearest airport of Heraklion (HER) is located 50 km east of the villa, while the port of Rethymnon lies at a distance of 29 km. The airport of Chania (CHQ) is another 90km to the west, that is a 1 hour 30 min drive. A car rental can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you to your villa.

As the owners cooperate with a car rental company you have the opportunity to hire cars in unique prices!!!

The nearest beach of Bali lies at a distance of 6 km, it is sandy and offers many opportunities for water sports. There are also quiet locations for guests to enjoy the beach without being annoyed by nearby jet-skiers or water-skiers. The sandy beach of Panormo offers you a second choice for swimming near the area. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the area also!

There are some interesting excursions you can go in Kastri, Melidoni and the outskirts. The distances and routes are shown on the map in the web page.

The garden area is 5000 sq.m. Inside the garden there is a kiosk, BBQ area, beautiful plants, fruit trees and many corners to relax. There is also a 50 M2 adult swimming pool and a 12 M2 children’s swimming pool.

The discreet stone wall surrounding the gardens and the cool shade of the house offer privacy and, you will feel that, time passes by at your own pace, offering you a sense of childish happiness.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Antonios Hatzidakis (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious villa big garden and private Heated pool in paradise environment
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely villa in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Melitta. The villa is large, clean and well decorated and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. The heated pool was warm enough to swim without needing to get out too quickly! Our young grandchildren particularly liked the small pool which was deep enough for them to swim but shallow enough to stand up in. The gardens and grounds are large and well maintained. We loved being able to pick oranges and lemons from the trees and to make fresh juice to drink. The villa is very private and safe. It is a short walk from Melodoni village which is small and very greek but does have two mini markets and a taverna. We had a brilliant time at the villa helped by the fantastic weather. We very much hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A beatiful villa with a stunning backdrop. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay and hope to return some day - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah Thank you very much for your time to write us a review and hope to see you again one time with your family in one of my villas! Regards Antonis Hatzidakis
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Wonderful. Very well designed and presented. Loved

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful and sits in beautiful gardens with the pool out to the front and stunning views. We went as two families and the upstairs and downstairs worked perfectly as two comfortable areas for us to use. Local people were very friendly and eating out was very good value indeed.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Early spring stay at Villa Melitta

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property in a traditional Cretian village with mountain views. If you want to get away from it all and have the space to relax in very private & peaceful surroundings then you will not be disappointed! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Melitta, spending hours in the beautifully cared for grounds and pool.

Picking fresh oranges and lemons each day from the trees in the huge orchard within the garden was a simple pleasure that just added something special to the whole experience! That plus the large heated pool (and separate kiddies pool) made it perfect for spending real quality time together as a family. The rooms were all immaculately maintained and cleaned professionally with more of a luxury hotel feel rather than the average villa rental. The personalised sheets and towels showed the attention to detail and effort that goes into taking care of the property....first class! The Hazidikis family who own the property were also very welcoming, friendly and helpful in every aspect. Not many places that we have visited leave us with a desire to return but Villa Melitta and Crete certainly did.....fantastic memories that we all cherish and we will definitely return in the near future. Thanks once again for allowing us to experience your little paradise in Crete. Kind regards, Paul Harris and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic house provided us with a perfect base for celebrating my parents golden wedding anneverserary. My Brothers comment I think says it all. "We could just buy food for a week an close the gate. It was heavenly. As we drowe up the path after entering the gate all the orangetrees greeted us with an abundance of fruit. We were speechless upon entering the house as all the details are immacuately tended too. The beauty of the surrounding area means that no matter where you look you see breathtaking Mountains. We enjoyed the pool and the owners father poped by to check that the Water was clear end everything in working order Fortunately the water is not chlorinated. We enjoyed wonderfull barbeques in the backyard and most of our breakfast and lunches we enjoyed under the gazeebo type area outside. Two days before we left Denmark to go to Creth I had a phonecall from the owner just to let me konw that they were expecting us and the rental cars we had rented thru the owner of the house were ready and waiting for us. This was a really nice touch and left me reassured that we were off to spend our vacation where everything was sortet.

I highly recommend this property and it's owner the only thing that was wrong with this Holiday was that it should have lasted three weeks

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Villa Melitta is a beautiful home in a quiet small town. The house has everything you need - air conditioning, pool, large grass outdoor space, laundry, and beautiful bedrooms. The charming small town of Melidoni is a 3 minute walk and has a few restaurants/bars and 2 small markets.

The beaches of Bali, Panorma and many others are a short drive from the house. You definitely need a car to get to the beaches and other attractions (we visited a few monastaries, a cave, the ancient town of Chania, an olive oil producer).

The house, pool and gardens are very well maintained. This was the cleanest house we have ever rented. Antonis and his family welcomed us with food and made sure we were comfortable. When the coffee maker broke a new one was brought over within a few minutes. They always answered our calls and questions. The gardens were beautifully landscaped and we even had grapes, tomatoes and peppers growing in the garden for us to enjoy.

It's a perfect house and location for families or groups. The food on Crete was amazing at every restaurant we visited. We absolutely loved our vacation there and can't wait to return to Crete and Villa Melitta.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Hersonisos Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway of Crete
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Melitta is situated in Melidoni which is a beautiful traditional village in the centre of Crete. If you take a stroll through its narrow streets you will discover not only its traditional cafes and tavernas but the lovely community with friendly people as well. Melidoni is an active cultural society with festivals and other local social events. There is also a first aid and mini market to the village. Do not leave the village unless you visit its cave!

Perama is just 3km away for shopping and other services(banks, post office, chemist's, health centre, etc.).At 6km there is a beautiful sandy beach and at 25km. you will find the town of Rethymno. At a 10km. distance you will find the seaside village of Panormo with its traditional tavernas while at 15km. drive you will have the opportunity to visit the village Marga rites known for its tradition to ceramics.

A car is essential.

For further information the owners of Villa Melitta are at your disposal!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethymnon, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June Rates
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer Rates
1 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rates
16 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September Rates
4 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Rates
2 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We can accept payment by bank tranfer of GBP, EUROS , USD .

Cancellation Policy:
• 91 days or more prior to arrival: 30% fee
• 45-90 days prior to arrival : 50% fee
• 45-15 days prior to arrival : 75% fee
• 14 days or less prior to arrival : 100%

Orientation : once you have settled in, our concierge will be on hand to share with you information about shops, restaurants, museums, gorges, beaches,
MHTE : 1041K91003109401

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethymnon area in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hair dryers, fluffy towels, bathrobes and all the necessary equipment are offered in the bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have air condition, and all the linen needed. Maid service is offered twice a week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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