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Forest Villas in Crete - Rhadamanthus

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights



Located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, this private 3-bedroom villa is the perfect place for you and your family to spend your vacation. The spacious living area includes open plan kitchen-dining room, comfortable lounge with working fireplace. With spectacular sea/mountain views, one bedroom is located on the first floor, where you can enjoy the mountain breeze from the large veranda, whilst the ground floor has two bedrooms and full wheelchair access. Outside, the covered terrace has dining furniture and a BBQ, as well sun chairs by the private swimming pool - perfect for dining with cold beer in the warm evenings and for tanning in the mornings!

About the property

Forest Villas in Crete

Forest Villas in Crete is a complex of 4 fully equipped villas, each with a private swimming pool and barbecue, that will satisfy all your expectations.

You can choose between traditional stone-built villas that resemble the Cretan architecture and our brand new modern-styled villa with state-of-the-art facilities and luxurious amenities. Each villa will offer absolute privacy to you and your family!

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

A prime location, away from the city noise, with a magnificent view which is truly beyond any description. Situated in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe, just 5 km from the city of Rethymno and the beach, Forest Villas is the ideal destination for nature lovers, families and couples.

A private tranquil area, that combines the peaceful enjoyment of nature and all the benefits of being close to town (Rethymno), it is an ideal base for starting your excursions around the whole island, since it is close to the central national road of Crete.

Atsipopoulo Village with several local restaurants, supermarkets, ATM machine, bakeries, coffee shops, pharmacies, etc is just 1.5 km away (less than 5 minutes drive).

Reserve one of our 4 villas for your vacation and enjoy the sounds and fragrances of nature overlooking a magnificent landscape that combines the lush hills and the Cretan Sea!

Guests at Forest Villas - Kanakakis Estate can try day-fresh eggs from our farm and various vegetables grown at our on-site garden.

During your stay at Forest Villas you are wholeheartedly invited to take part in taking care of the farm animals, walk along the forest and the farm paths and finish your day watching a beautiful sunset that will take your breath away.

All of our villas are approved by the Greek Tourism Organization.

More Details on Each villa:

1) Villa Sarpedon (5 BD - 4 BA - 155 sqm - built in 2016), private pool (39 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/sarpedon/

2) Villa Asterion (3 BD - 2 BA - 120 sqm - built in 2006), private pool (28 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/asterion/

3) Villa Rhadamanthus (3 BD - 2 BA - 130 sqm - built in 2002), private pool (32 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/rhadamanthus/

4) Villa Ellotia (3 BD - 2 BA - 130 sqm - built in 2002), private pool (32 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/ellotia/

More Details

Property Manager
Sophia Kanakaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2016

About Sophia Kanakaki

I'm a mathematician and I find a great interest in the field of Ecotourism, which is an excellent way to spend my summers!

Born and raised in Rethymno, I wouldn't dream living anywhere else in the world! I find the fact that you can be up in the mountains in a small village and just 10 minutes later you can go be at the beach truly amazing! And of course, it is sunny all year around!

Sophia Kanakaki purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sophia Kanakaki chose Rethymnon area

Kanakakis Estate is a family business, run by myself and my two siblings.

Our property was passed down to us through our father and is of great sentimental value, since he was the one who undertook most of the work building the villas. Consequently, all of us have put our heart and soul into it, making it what it is today.

But it didn’t take too much effort, since the hard work had already been done by Nature. It has its ways.. Take a moment to watch for the swallows and swifts swooping down each evening/late afternoon to the pool - they even fly alongside you if you are swimming - very special! Oh and.. unique sunset! The colors of the sky, the sea, the mountains.. This combination will take your breath away!

What makes this villa unique

A superb place to unwind, quite central to visit other areas on the island, a truly memorable place!

Part of the attraction is the wildlife, a herd of mountain goats occupy the surrounding area outside the boundary fence. They have a daily routine strolling past, calling to one another with their bells ringing, each with their own personality!

Here you will meet the Cretan hospitality and truly realize what Ecotourism means, enjoying day-fresh eggs from the hens, freshly-harvested vegetables and fruit, as well as getting in touch with farm animals by feeding and taking care of them.

We will be at your disposal with helpful advice and information whenever needed, as we have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.

You will enjoy the best of both worlds!

Available Rentals


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Forest Villas. This is family business and they are lovely! Sophia greeted us and was very warm and helpful. The villa is charming, with a great view and the added bonus of a private pool. The location is tranquil and is near to the pretty and busy Rethymnon.

We are planning to return next year, you should visit Forest Villas too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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we loved it

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place to stay! The best service I have ever had anywhere! From the moment we arrived we felt like home! Such a beautiful pool and even better view of the sea and the mountains! We were lucky enough to meet Sophia and family! Cannot recommend more highly!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Tidy villa in a peacfull setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa set in the hills between the 2 villages of Astipopoulo & Gallos. Both villages have taverna's/shop's etc and are 5 mins drive and Rethymno is about 10mins drive. The setting of the villa is in the hills with a view over the sea and is 1 of a group of 4 villas owned by the family. Each villa is in a private setting. Rhadamanthus villa is fashioned in a rustic/traditional Cretan style and had all the facilities needed for our stay. We were a family of 6 who had plenty of room and really enjoyed the pool and the bbq and also the table tennis. The villa is serviced by the family twice a week as is the pool. If you're after peace & tranquility this is for you but as said the old town of Rethymno is within reach. The family are extremely welcoming, we had a bottle of wine to welcome us and some sweet nibbles from the local bakery. We were also were treated to Mamma's moussaka which was absolutely delicious as well as fresh fruit and eggs from their farm. In the village of Atispopoulo there is place that is also owned by members of the family who cooked up some delicious homemade food, you feel like family friends. We had a fantastic time - we love Crete and their people, can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Mark for your kind words! It was really nice to meet you! We would love to see you and your family again! Greetings to everyone from my aunt! Sophia
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Rethymno Beach
Car: necessary

Kanakakis Estate is extremely peaceful and ideally placed for exploration of Crete, since it is close to the central national road of the island. A prime location in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe with breathtaking view less than a 10 min drive from the City of Rethymno, 1.5 km outside the picturesque village of Atsipopoulo.

Atsipopoulo provides amenities with a supermarket with delivery service, coffee shops, restaurants with traditional Cretan food, patisseries, a hairdresser's, bakeries, pharmacies, ATM machine, etc.

Rethymno offers a variety of activities, scuba diving, hiking, water sports, etc.

Some interesting monuments and sights to visit are the Fortezza castle, the Venetian harbour, Loggia,the Municipal Garden, the Archaeological museum of Rethymno, the Historical and Folk Art museum of Rethymno, Preveli Monastery, Rethymno Centre of Contemporary Art, Old Town, Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, etc.

The surrounding area of Kanakakis Estate is full of green hills, fields with olive and oak trees and the whole area is famous for its spectacular view of the forest, whereas in horizon one can see the Cretan Sea and the City in a magical combination.



Accommodation and facilities for Rhadamanthus in Nikiforos Fokas in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Every day service is provided. Change of linen and towels is made every 4 days. Amenities such as Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil as well as free Wi-Fi internet will make you feel at home. Air Conditioning and the Central Heating are available upon request. All the windows in the villa are covered with mosquito nets. Family Kanakakis will make sure that you will have the most enjoyable holidays in an unforgetable enviroment.

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