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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Spiti Eleni is a newly listed 1889 traditionally restored stone built home in a upmarket village suburb of Rethymnno. The house, location and setting allows you to experience the Cretan way of life or go to the Old town of Rethymnno and enjoy the taverns, shopping and the great nightlife. You can walk to the local taverns and supermarket. The home boast a sparkling pool with a covered BBQ area for you to relax and watch the kids play in the pool. The house is located in a quite area within 5 minute walk to the local supermarkets and village amenities. A short drive (3 km) to the old venetian town of Rethymnno with great sandy beaches, taverns, shopping and nightlife. The house is 126 sqm spacious with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a big patio overlooking the pool. The kitchen, dinning room and lounge is all open plan. The house is fitted with all the modern appliances. The Rethymnno area has the best long sandy beaches on Crete. Its is a perfect location to use as a base to explore the island.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rethymno Beachfront 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania or Herakleon airport 55 km, Nearest railway: N/A
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

Welcome to Rethymno, Crete! The beautiful city of Rethymno is standing on the site where ancient Rithymna used to be, as archaeological excavations of the late Neolithic period (3500- 2800 BC) proved. It is the gate way between Chania and Heraklion. Full of rich history, ancient sites, magnificent sandy beaches, Byzantine churches, lovely villages & lively resorts.

Rethymno combines an old- time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, a blend which is creating a unique atmosphere.

Various elements are participating to the charm of this attractive town such as the many arched doorways and stone staircases, 16th century buildings, Byzantine, Hellenic and Roman remains, narrow stone-paved streets, the small Venetian harbour and the superb huge municipal gardens, ideal for peacefulness and tranquility.

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN RETHYMNON:The Renaissance Festival is the culmination of the city's cultural festivals. The festival plays host during its three weeks to a variety of theatrical, musical and cinematic events as well as dance and multi-media spectacles. The Cretan wine festival Already over 35 years old, this celebration in the public park lasts three weeks in the heart of summer and attracts thousands of visitors.

The Rethymnon Carnival held at the start of Lent every year, has been revived in recent years and it can be regarded one of the best and biggest in Greece. The feast of Klidonas, a historic celebration every June which maintains an interesting custom of burning the flower wreaths which were made on first of May. The fishermen's festival Celebratory festival in the Venetian Harbour, with free fish and wine on offer.

Rich FLORA AND FAUNA as the climate and geomorphy of Rethymnon, and Crete generally, allow the existence of a large number of species, many of which are endemic to the island. As a result, the visitor may find natural treasures that have existed on the island for centuries and were depicted in Minoan frescoes such as the sea lily, sea turtles "caretta caretta" which lay their eggs on the beaches and may even see the Eleanora's falcon which migrates from Africa in the summer months.

In the valleys, the visitor will come across, beautiful Fauna and Flora unique to Crete,dozens of varieties of wild flowers. The quick-eyed visitor may also spot hares, skunks, martens, hedgehogs, bats and many types of birds. In the semi-mountainous areas many birds of prey soar the blue skies. In the mountains amongst other varieties are the Cretan maple (acer sempervirens), the Cretan tulip (tulipa cretica), the yellow violet (erysimum raulini) etc.

This is also the most important habitat for birds of prey as well as the Cretan wild goat and the thorn mouse (Amocos minus). In the wetlands of Geropotamos and Preveli, the visitor will encounter interesting fauna and flora, especially the latter, which includes the Cretan Palm tree (phoenix theophrastii). Lastly, in the gorges visitors can come across the famous Cretan dittany and other fragrant plants of Crete. Rethymno is a haven for walks, cyclists or just site seeing!!!

The town offers all the touristy facilities needed as well as lively bars and clubs and various restaurants and excellent taverns.

Rethymno has regular bus services to the main towns and villages of the entire prefecture.

Atsipopoulo

Atsipopoulo is only 5 minutes drive from the ancient Town of Rethymno and it is an old traditional village originally built around the farming and fishing activities of the area.

The best sandy beaches on the island are in this area, Petres, Rethymno, Georgiopouli. Other beaches worth visiting in the south: Amoudi, Damnoni, Agia Galini, Agia Giorgis, Triropitra, Plakias,

Great Night Life in the Ancient Town of Rethymno

The traditional village of Gerani with Tavernas and all amenities

Nice walks in the the area

Snorkeling

Diving in the Dive Centre (Petres)

Fishing in the area

Tennis in town 3 km

Water sport offered on beaches in Rethymno

Water park for the kids 35 minutes drive

Lake Kournas -a fresh water lake, a must see. 20 minutes drive.

Monastery of Arkadi

Best golf course in Greece!!!! - The Crete Golf Club - 85 km

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A charming house, really beautiful. The most amazing thing is the hospitality of the owners, which is incredible. We arrived two hours late - 1.00 in the morning, but were still greeted with warm fr… More

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"Paradise in the sun"

This villa and pool is gorgeous and just as described in the details. The pool is a lovely size with a shallow end for smaller children and is completely private. The house is lovely and old, and cool… More

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Calendar last updated:23 Sep 2014

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