Just 12 kms from the town of Rethymnon and set amid rolling countryside and vast expanses of olive groves you will find the village of Pigi. "Arxontiko tis Iannas" is situated in the centre of the village.
In the private grounds of Archontiko tis Ioanna's, there are two buildings dating from 1870. The villas have their own unique atmosphere and have played a leading role in the history and culture of the village.
Those who rent the Villas have a perfect solution to a shared family holiday. Each family has its own villa, so while sharing the outdoor facilities, if needed can spend time alone in their own accommodation. Archontiko tis Ioanna's is rented as a complete complex and the villas are not rented separately. Arxontiko tis Ioannas is suitable for up to 11 people.
The first villa includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and kitchen. There is a delightful view from the roof terrace across the village and to the countryside beyond. . All the furniture in the Villa has recently been refurbished.
The second villa includes two bedroom, (one of which is in the loft and has access to it via stairs), two bathrooms, living room and kitchen with dining area. The bedrooms in the 2 villas consist of 2 double beds, 4 single beds and a queen size bed. There is also a sofa that makes into a bed. . All the furniture in the Villa has recently been refurbished.
The property has all the characteristics of a traditional Cretan village house, but has been furnished in a modern minimalistic style. This will allow you to have the comfort and convenience of today's lifestyle intermingled with a little taste of Crete's history and culture.
Entry through the front door brings you into the living room which has been tastefully furnished and has a sofa that folds out to provide extra sleeping accommodation. The kitchen/dining area is at the opposite end of the room and a staircase takes you up to the first floor. Here you find the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. The staircase continues into the loft where there is a further bedroom with a double bed, fitted wardrobes and dressing table.
Internally the house has been equipped to a high standard and includes such features as a fully fitted kitchen and for your entertainment a home cinema system, internet and satellite TV (Including Greek TV Channels).There are also dvd's and a selection of board games.
Externally there is a very pleasant court yard filled with mature plants and trees -a perfect place to sit and relax during the long, warm summer evenings. Also situated in the courtyard for your enjoyment is a Jacuzzi/hot tub and a swimming pool.
Time spent in these villas will give you the perfect opportunity to experience the true Cretan lifestyle. Pigi is a traditional working village where the inhabitants go about their daily business in the same way as they did many years ago. The village has two traditional bakeries, two mini-markets, two tavernas both serving local cuisine and a pharmacy. In fact everything you need to make your time spent there truly memorable. Those who have experienced the friendliness and warm welcome given by the local people know that it is a place that you would like to return to again and again.
Our aim is to provide a high quality personal service to our guests. We are there for whatever you may need and wish you to feel “At Home” while on holiday. Telephone contact can be made as often as necessary. They are always close at hand and ready to help.
We can arrange a rental car for you at very competitive rates.
Arrival and departure times.
Check in: Betwenn 15.00 - 19.00
Check out: Before 12.00 (noon)
The villa will be ready when you arrive. You don't need to bring a thing, just yourself, your family,
your friends or guests.
The beds are made and the bathrooms sparkling. You can simply relax and enjoy.
Dinner and lunch delivery
Daily cleaning/extra cleaning
In-house hair styling,
Babysitting and doctor on call
Local sightseeing trips
Baby bed, high chair
Would you like to play tennis? Book an hour or two through our representative. Tennis rackets are
available at the tennis court.
Guests have the opportunity to take home farm produce including wine, raki, olive oil, olives, pickles, thyme and pine honey, jams, fruit preserves, herbs and teas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pigianos Kampos 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Crete – the most southern island in Europe has “everything”! Its variety of features includes traditional villages, modern cities, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bars & nightlife. There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and crystal clear waters. Bathed in clear sunlight 300 days of the year, the climate is one of the best in Europe. The largest island of Greece, it's understandably the most popular travel and vacation destination. Greeks prefer it, Europeans prefer it and generally people from all over the world want to visit Crete, if they haven't already. Mykonos, Paros, Rhodes and the other Greek islands are also beautiful, but Crete is the biggest and has a unique culture, which gives a great advantage to its popularity.
Crete also has a magic radiance – truly! There is the supreme quality of the light here, the sharp rugged mountains meeting openly with clear seas. There is an abundance of wildlife, plants & flowers that are unique to the island. Breathe in the ever-present scents of wild herbs, taste fresh fruit, the best of the world's olive oil and healthy, delicious cheeses. Enjoy the delight of sipping a Greek coffee at the roadside in a mountain village watching the daily life passing by or the excitement of a wedding and occasions, making friends with the local people or some of the world-sourced visitors. Crete is also a historian's and archaeologist's paradise. The island of King Minos and a civilization that left its mark on the world map, faced the voracious appetite of conquerors from mainland Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetians, was raided by pirates and invaded by armies who cruised the Mediterranean in search of riches and power- the proof of this in every corner of the island.
Crete has a people well known for their hospitality and tradition of welcoming visitors and foreigners. The traditions and culture offered in music, art, food and crafts play a large part in this picture. It combines European ways with the uniquely local.
Because Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, it offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages and plateau. The island have 3 cities of a notable size but also many smaller places, provide a sense that tourism has not got here yet – but you have!
There are truly individual and unique places – any mood, any pace, any style or setting exists here. There are walks, climbs, drives and rides that take you through stunning gorges, over dramatic mountain and across amazing landscapes.
We can tell you about all the special places, trips you can take, places you can stay or visit that provide those “Moments”- which will make you want to return and be a part of it.
The town of Rethymno is overflowing with history and amazing Venetian and Turkish architecture. It is built around the charming old harbour with the fishing boats are arriving with the days catch. The new harbour and marina next to it, connects the town with the mainland of Greece.
This traditional town is packed with atmosphere, the third largest in Crete, where narrow, alleyways and beautiful old houses mix with modern life.
Rethymnon prefecture is situated perfectly in the middle of Crete, between the prefectures of Heraklio and Chania, which make it an ideal base from which to explore the island. The easy access to the National Highway makes moving around the island a smooth process.
The village of Pigi can be found 9 km east of the town of Rethymno on the road leading to Arkadi Monastery. It is 2 km inland from the coast. The village sits in the middle of a very flat and fertile region and used to be called Ario in olden times.
Set in an area of 6,000 acres, Pigi is bordered on either side by a river with a third one dividing the village in two. This is called “O Potamos” by the locals and has always played an important part in the history of the village. Many wells could also be found here supplying excellent drinking water.
The fact that there are some 60,000 olive trees in and around the village shows the rich and fertile nature of the land.