Villa Elisabeth - Quiet getaway heaven!
from £81 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £81 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Villa Elisabeth is located on the top of a green hill, where only the chirping of birds can disturb the silence!
The villa is 800m away from the village of Perama which is in the middle of the Crete island in the countryside of Rethymnon.
The Villa is surrounded by a marvellous garden of 2.000 square meters, appropriate for people who love peace and nature with many different kinds of flowers and trees.
The swimming pool in the middle of the garden, is surrounded by 600m2 of grass and is ideal for relaxation and games in water, as it has also a jacuzzi.
You can enjoy the sun, listen to the birds, singing, stare at the bright blue sky and the endless view of the mountains, the sea, the village and splendid valley that unfolds around it.
Villa Elisabeth stands 7km from the nearest beach, 24 km from the city of Rethymnon and 70km from the airport of Heraklion.
Have magical holidays in villa Elisabeth and live unforgettable moments with us!
The interior of the villa in the main building is a split - level house 120 square meters and it has the possibility of accommodating up to 6 individuals using the 2 couches as beds.
There are two individual bedrooms upstairs including the baby room and an equipped bathroom and a veranda with a breathtaking view.
The ground floor is spacious enough and includes a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a refrigerator, a kettle, a coffee-maker,a juice maker,a toaster etc as well as a WC with shower, and a big balcony next to the pool. We provide cleaning service as well as change of sheets, towels etc twice a week.
Make yourselves feel different by tasting our homemade natural products such as honey made exclusively by us, oranges, lemons, raki, wine and of course the perfect combination of walnuts and honey!
This villa accepts people from all over the world for about 15 years. It is a really nice place at the top of a hill with the locals being willing to provide you any kind of information. The villa is near to Rethymno and Heraklion and has the benefit to provide you many outdoor activities in a short distance. You have just to ask for our advice!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Panormo 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Rethymnon Prefecture region
Perama is a big village which provides all the comforts for a quiet and comfortable stay since there are banks, posts, a health center, Drugstores, traditional tavernas and cafes, Super Markets, Also there are many historical sightseeings around like ancient ruins, old monasteries and caves. In the surrounded area of Perama there are lots of important traditional places. In 7km distance is located the fishing village Panormo, with clean beaches, where you can enjoy all marine sports, while in 13km distance is located the cosmopolitan Bali with its 3 beautiful beaches and the monastery "Atali” built in the 18th century. In 5km is the village "Margarites" where you can find ceramic items in the largest variety in Crete. In 12km is the village of Ancient Eleutherna with an archaeological area. In 4km is the traditional village Melidoni with its very famous cave. In 18km the Historical Abbey of Arkadi while in 30km is the village "Anogia" well known for the sightseeing and the traditional products. Having our villa as a starting point you also choose paths through the olive groves for walking, visiting old churches that exist around or even the archaeological site with the Minoan discoveries that are located at a very short distance.
About Rethymno in general:
At least two areas of the prefecture of Rethymno are directly connected with mythology: The Idaion Andron Cave in the mountain range of Psiloritis and the Talarian Mountains (today's Kouloukounas) in the Milopotamos area. According to mythology, Rhea refuge from her furious husband, who gulped down his children, in the cave of Idaion Andron and here gave birth to Zeus. To hide the baby's cries, the legendary demons of Crete were dancing wildly, hitting their shields and the nymphe Adrastea became its nurse. The golden bees fed him with their honey and the goat Amaltheia offered her milk.
The Talean Mountains are connected with the legendary giant Talos. Talos protected Crete against its enemies and hindered them from getting close. It took the beauty of Medea arriving on the Argous to make him weak and by removing the nail from his foot spilled his blood and made him fall on the Cretan soil.
The History Of Rethymno - (1200 A.D. – TODAY)
In 1204 Crete canie under Venetian rule, a period of domination which lasted until 1669, the last centuries of which are characterised by the phenomenon of Cretan Renaissance. Rethymno was the third largest town of the "Kingdom of Crete" and a considerable number of important monuments of the time have been preserved. The Turkish occupation brought a dark period for Rethymno and the whole of Crete. Economy became thoroughly agricultural, education ceased for centuries and oppression became unbearable. The revolution of Sfakia in 1770 prepared for the uprising of 1821, which in turn sparked off the events of 1866. It was in this revolution that the Arkadi Monastery near became known all over the world after the martyrdom of its defenders. In 1913 Crete was eventually unified with the rest of Greece and since then followed the nation's history.
In May 1941 Rethymno was one of the German parachutists' three fronts. The memorable resistance of the local people led to the execution of hundreds of inhabitants and the levelling of whole villages. Both sides suffered considerable losses.
The Monuments Of Rethymno
The "Fortezza" Fortress was built after 1573 to protect the city's population. It comprises four bastions and three entrances while to the north, its design is typical for the period with three look-out posts (salients). The most significant of the surviving buildings is the Ibrahim ?an Mosque, originally built by the Venetians as a cathedral.
The Venetian Harbour: Since 1300, Rethymno's harbour has constantly been changed and rebuilt to make it safer and hold more boats. Due to the prevailing currents along the coast, this was never entirely successful. It has retained its picturesque character up to today.
The Loggia: It is the most characteristic Renaissance monument of Rethymno and the most important architectural reminder of the Venetian occupation.
The Rimondi Fountain: Rebuilt in 1626 on the foundations of an earlier one, the new fountain is architecturally and sculpturally ornate.
The Saint Franciscus Church: It was the church of a Franciscan monastery. It sports a single-aisled, wooden roofed basilica with an impressively decorated entrance door.
The Neratzes Mosque, the Kara Mousa Mosque, the Great Door Mosque, the Veli Pasa Mosque: The surviving mosques are a reminder of the years of the Turkish occupation. Of these, the first is the only one that can be visited and houses today a music conservatory.
The Prefecture Building (Nomarchia): A Neoclassicistic monument built in 1845.
The Old Town: The old town of Rethymno is well preserved with public and private monuments of the Venetian, Turkish and later periods. The little alleys embraced by the streets Melissinou, Ethnikis Antistaseos, Dimakapoulou and the Iroon Polytechniou Square, the visitor can read the history of the old Rethymno, discovering at the same time a small town with Medieval and Renaissance character, which has kept typical features of all following periods.
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9 Sep 2014
"Quiet getaway heaven"
Many good reviews have already been submitted on Villa Elisabeth, and we were therefore confident in assuming we would probably have a good holiday here...we were not wrong. The Villa was excellent value considering there was just my wife and I. The setting was ideal for our expectations, quiet, unspoilt and nowhere near any bustling towns, beaches or nightlife. Good local shops were within easy reach by car, and reasonably priced restaurants, serving good local food, were only a short drive away. Beaches were a short drive, but to be honest, we preferred to spend most of our time at the villa, with some island sightseeing during hotter periods of the day. A hire car would be necessary to access easy shopping trips, and restaurants. The Villa was very well equipped, and the owner and her Father could not have been more helpful and accommodating, without ever being intrusive. We were greeted with food gifts of homemade cake, Raki, honey and fruit, and given other gifts during our stay. The BBQ was fantastic to cook on, for anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors...we BBQ'd 50% of our time there, with good meat and fish available at the local supermarkets/butchers. The views from the villa were stunning, overlooking mountain ranges, the town of Perama, and the sea. The garden area was generous in size and well secluded, offering sunny or shaded areas at all times of the day. The pool, although not large, was certainly sufficient to enjoy a relaxing swim or sunbathe on lilo's, and was clean and well maintained. We had a fantastic time here, and we will definitely be returning.