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Palazzo Di Acqua

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Travel back in time of knights and pirates in a tower with Venetian elegance!

A Venetian palace on the water, which was renovated driven to preservation of its glory. The position of the tower had a strategic importance, dominates the area, an observatory of pirates. The view of the tower extends from Rethymno until Akrotiri Chania. Enjoy the panoramic view and the unique sunset from the roof of the tower!!

The tower is located on a small medieval village 3 km from the city of Rethymno and 1,5 km from the nearest beach. With easy acess from the harbours and airports of Chania and Heraklio gives you a taste of an authentic traditional village. In the village Atsipopoulo are restaurants, cafe,pharmacies hairdresser and 3 mini market.The bus station is in about 100 meters from the house (basic route Rethymnon-Metoxia-Rethymno, with several routes both weekdays and weekends).

Each bedroom is in different level. Our best bedroom is a unique arched room in the old venetian cellar.All of the rooms are furnised in a classic style, which blends to the architecture of the building.

In metzao where the stone steps are leading, there is a large rectangular hall (Portego) with wooden floor that was used for Venetian soldier's feeding. Back to this space, they were arranged the rooms and at the rooftop the governor's office.

On the foundations of the building's vaulted cistern (botzale) for the collection of rainwater and protection from potential poisoning of enemies.

Feel the luxury in a outside spa (private 5 seater jacuzzi).

A perfect romantic vacation rental enjoy it!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 62 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

Crete is the largest island in Greece. Here the visitor can explore unique sandy beaches, mountain villages, and admire the remnants of civilizations,such as Minoan,with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys. Taste Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine, the traditional drink ice raki, with the sounds of the cretan lyre.

the climate in Crete is primarily temperate,in the Mediterranean climatic zone.

Crete is divided in to four prefectures.

Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos.

The city of Rethymno is based on ancient Rhithymna.

This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, from the Minoan civilisation . During the Venetian conquest today's old town was built. Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque, the Great Gate the Piazza Rimondi and the Venetian Loggia.

A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7–8 November.The Renaissance Festival of Rethymno offer the artistic tradition at its best moment: the period when the Cretan Renaissance flourished.

Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque, the Great Gate the Piazza Rimondi and the Venetian Loggia.


Atsipopoulo is a heroic small village. The designation certifies the Byzantine and Venetian origin since atser-popoulo means stubborn people. Ta first samples existence of this village starts the Minoan period. Residents were eng?ged with oil, wine and pottery from antiquity. The old mansions of Atsipopoulo were built the one next to another, leaving between them long and narrow picturesque streets, sometimes passing through small medieval arcades and arches. In each house the visitor will admire the venetian art, the eastern luxury and the cretan line. writen by D.Aetoudakis.

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Review 1-5 of 5

30 Dec 2014


"Amaing villa in small village near Rethymno, Greece on the island of Crete"

We were blown away with this property. It is as good or better than the pictures depict. It is a beautifully restored stone building that the owners have lovingly and meticulously returned to grandeu… More

5 Dec 2014



We stayed in Palazzo di Acqua for one month August/September 2014.
The house is amazing, extremely well equipped and finished, exactly as advertised. The roof terrace is spectacular and also very well equipped. Perfect place for a bbq or evening meal as the sun sets. The house has a lot of history, dating back hundreds of years and is expertly rebuilt/renovated maintaining all of its character. It's luxurious and feels very grand, with high ceilings, beautiful windows and lots of other original features.
The house is in the village and everything is an easy walk away. We really enjoyed some of the local tavernas and restaurants in Rythemno are close by, either by car or bus.
Overall, we would rate this as an excellent choice as a base to explore more of the island.
Would also point out that the owners were very helpful and very reputable.

29 Sep 2014



Très bel emplacement dans le village ancien, vue panoramique de la terrasse en haut de la tour, tout le confort, propreté impeccable. Exactement comme les photos.Nombreuses excursions à l'ento… More

27 Oct 2013



A really interesting place to stay. It is exactly as described, roof terrace is beautiful with amazing views. Kitchen (and 2nd kitchen on 1st floor!) are very well equiped and bedrooms nice and comfortable. Probably not suitable for young children or people with disabilities because of the stairs. Altho' the villa has its own parking space our advice would be to park in small car park off main village road (near atm) and walk up to the villa. Atsipopolou has an atm, supermarkets and a nice cafe-bar but you do need a car.

12 Aug 2013


"Exceptional holiday house in Rethymno"

I stayed at Palazzo d'Acqua with my husband and our two sons (ages 5 and 2) and my two brothers. The house is located in the centre of Atsipopoulo, a short 15 minute drive from the centre of Rethymno. It was very clean, well equiped as far as the kitchen goes, the rooms are very spacious. We loved the terrace - great for star-gazing at night.

The owners were very helpful and friendly, were waiting for us when we arrived and gave useful suggestions for restaurants etc in the area.

The two flights of stairs were a bit of a concern given that we have young children, so families with young children should be prepared to supervise the children carefully - but we didn't find that to be a problem at all. Also, I would advise people to park at the nearby square and move their stuff rather than trying to park outside the property, as the road outside it is very very narrow and just fit our rental car - backing out of it was a bit of a problem.

Overall, we had a great stay at Palazzo d'Acqua and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Calendar last updated:07 Dec 2014

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