Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Cretavillas is located in the cliff-side of the traditional village of Roussospiti, just 5 km from Rethymno city and few minutes away from all major beaches. The villa overlooks a breathtaking gorge and a most impressive sight of the northern coast of Crete. The outstanding view extends to the infinite sea blue, from Chania's Suda bay on the west to Psiloritis Mountain on the east. The panorama centres on Rethymno, its port, the Venetian fortress and the minarets. The villa is surrounded by rich Mediterranean grounds and pine forests that provide out most tranquility and maximum privacy. The rural setting, full of olive trees and local flora is perfect for walking, trekking and cycling.
The property occupies approx 210 m2 . The villa is fully equipped in order to meet the highest standards. Its elegant living room with cozy fireplace, satellite TV, DVD and hi-fi systems along with its spacious dining area and fully equipped kitchen, cover all our guests' needs. The house has an ample and elegant master bedroom which includes en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bathtub. All bedrooms open into a private balcony and have their own private bathroom.A private 40 m2 mosaic tile swimming pool with ample sunbathing terrace provides calmness and relaxation. The villa is surrounded by private gardens sheltering a stone patio with barbecue grill. Airy verandas and balconies provide amazing views of the island's natural beauty.
Cleaning services are provided twice a week and pool attendance along with garden maintenance on a daily basis. Within walking distance, there are shopping facilities and traditional tavernas which serve delicious Cretan specialties.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rethymno Beach 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania Airport 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
•Master bedroom with ensuite whirlpool bathtub
•Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
•Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom
•Open plan kitchen area equipped with cookware, plates and utensils
•Air-conditions and window screens in every room
|Further details outdoors|
•40 m2 mosaic sky-blue tiles pool equipped with umbrella, chaise longues, table and shower
•Veranda equipped with wooden garden table and chairs
•Barbeque grill with stone patio
•Welcome pack upon request
•English-speaking representatives for our guests' assistance and enquiries
•Air-condition fees are included in the price
The Crete region
Crete island is the largest of Greece and is located in the south of the Aegean Sea. Crete is one of the most famous Greek islands and it is separated in 4 prefectures: Chania, Heraklion, Lassithi and Rethymno. Either you wish to cherish moments of relaxation or you are feeling adventurous Crete is the place to be!This island has everything to offer:wild mountainous landscapes, beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves, traditional towns and charming villages and harbours, excellent food and last but not least, magnificent ruins like Knossos.
The weather in the island is characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate so be prepared for sunny days and hot nights during July and August and milder temperatures during the rest of the summer as well as spring and autumn.
Due to its rich historical background Rethymno offers a variety of sightseeing. The Monastery of Arkadhi, a national Cretan shrine, the Late Minoan cemetery of Armeni and the ancient Dorian city of Eleftherna at the northern foot of Psilorotis Mountain as well as picturesque villages like Anogia and Argiroupoli, are ideal for long walks. Lake Kournas with its strip of white sand provides an ideal area for swimming. Panormo, a seafront romantic village, has a tourist mini-train leaving from the main street to the nearby Melidoni Cave and the pottery village of Margarites. Myloi village, Chromonasteri, Agia Eirini Monasteri and Panagia Halevi church, in the outskirts of Roussospiti village, are also worth visiting. And of course Fortezza castle in Rethymno city! The view from up there is magnificent, especially during sunset. The municipal outdoor theatre Erofili stands also at Fortezza's premises. It hosts almost all the performances during the Renaissance Festival which takes place during July and August. The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is located in front of Fortezza castle. Don't forget to visit the Venetian town and the Rimondi fountain, the Neratzes mosque and the Kara Mousa Pasa Mosque!
Numerous beaches, including lively beach bars or traditional taverns are located on the north and south part of Rethymno. Georgioupoli, Sxoinaria and Lefkogeia offers crystal waters and magnificent views as well as facilities for swimming, sunbathing and sea sports. Souda beach, Akoumia beach and Agios Pavlos are known for their crystal waters and are perfect for relaxation. Agia Galini is well organized and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy various activities like water sports and diving.
Food is also a very important aspect of Cretan cullture. Authentic tavernas offer delicious local cuisine, world famous for its flavour and variety.