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Villa Athina, in Cretan nature!

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome


Villa Athina is 75sq.metres: 1 bathroom, 1 living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, with its own parking space. Villa Athina has got spacious balconies, terrace and a large garden for the kids to play outside. It offers accommodation up to 6 persons. It's surrounded by olive and orange trees. Villa Athina offers relaxation in nature, view to the countryside and mountain. It is close to taverns, supermarket,pharmacy,bakery (1km).

* We operate under the permission of suitability of the Hellenic Tourist Organisation.

* Two more independent, with their own parking space, villas are located in the exact same piece of 8000 square metres land.


The villa is situated in the quiet, traditional village Pagalohori. It's is in the middle of the island so you can easily visit the eastern and western part of the island. It's near the beaches of the town (2km), between two historical monasteries, Arkadi and Arsani monastery, which are open to the public and close to touristic shops, taverns, pharmacy, supermarkets etc. The villa is 10km far from the centre of the town, Rethymno. What you can do in the nearby area where the villa is located is walking, bicycling, and visiting the small traditional villages while enjoying the spectacular countryside view on your way.


In those months the island is less crowded and noisy, the beaches are cleaner with fewer tourists, less traffic on the road, the weather is sunny and warm but not too hot as in August, the natural surroundings are at their best during spring time and of course accommodation and food is much more economical. Also, visitors may have the chance to experience the several cultural events, traditional celebrations that usually take place in April and May in Cretan villages.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chrysi Ammos 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania, Heraklion 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

General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom with massage bathtub, 2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds), 1 sofa bed, air conditioning, large balconies and brick barbeque.


Further details outdoors

Coming from Heraklion via the national road, 8 km before reaching the town of Rethymno and 500 meters from the village Stavromenos, turn right and go down the old highway, turn right again, go under the bridge, there in front of you there is a roundabout which leads you to the Monastery of Arsani. Continue driving and at the end of the village on the right side you will see the villa.

Coming from Chania via the highway. pass Rethymnon and 8 kilometers far from the city the village Stavromenos is located . 500 meters west from the village there is a node, follow the left path to monastery of Arsani. After the monastery you will encounter the village Pagalohori. Go ahead and at the end of the village on the right side you will see the villa.

* Prior to our guests' arrival we provide them with all the necessary directions and our personal contact numbers.


Further details

-Spacious balconies, terrace, large garden, lots of space outside for the kids to play, shared swimming pool, brick barbeque, sunbeds, outdoor table and chairs.

-The villa is located in a safe, quiet and family-friendly environment.


The Crete region

The island of Crete is beautiful! Visitors will have the chance to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenes and the peaceful rugged landscape. This lovely island is full of history and culture! Great beaches and sunbathing, walks, bird watching, ancient sites, and of course everyone has to taste the local cuisine!

The villa is in the middle of Crete so you can easily visit the eastern and western part of the island. It's near the beaches of the town, between two historical monasteries (Monastery of Arsani, Monastery of Arkadi) which are open to the public and close to touristic shops, taverns, pharmacy, supermarkets etc. Guests can visit the nearby traditional villages by walking, hiking or bicycling.We usually recommend our guests to have a longer stay so they can explore as much as they can when they travel for the first time to the island.

Why holidays in Crete in April, May, June and September?

In those months the island is less crowded and noisy, the beaches are cleaner with fewer tourists, less traffic on the road, the weather is sunny and warm but not too hot as in August, the natural surroundings are at their best during spring time and of course accommodation and food is much more economical.


General information on the location of the villa

It's in the middle of the island, 10km far from the centre of Rethymno town and 2km far from the nearest beaches. It's close to the Monastery of Arkadi, Monastery of Arsani, which are open to the public, the archaeological place of Eleftherna. Guests can do bycycling, walking, hiking, swimming e.t.c. Visitors can also visit the nearby traditional villages by walking or by bike, while enjoying the spectacular countryside view.

The village Pagkalochori, where the villa is located, is a quiet, safe and traditional Cretan village, in green, Cretan nature!


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Review 1-7 of 7

23 Jul 2014


"Very hospitable owners"

Even though our stay was short(2nights) after having spent 10 days in the old town of Rethimno,it was relaxing & enjoyable! The owners made us very welcome,they were beautiful people. We would highly … More

16 Oct 2013


"Beautiful, but the family made it perfect"

After an extensive internet search we had decided on Villa Athina at Elia Villas in Pagalochori on the central Northern coast of Crete for our weeks stay after a week in Turkey and an 11-day cruise, f… More

Thank you very much for your review!!! We are touched by your gentle and kind words!Our best wishes for a pleasant winter!

4 Jul 2013


"Wundervolle Unterkunft mit wundervollen Vermietern"

Es war einfach herrlich. Das Haus war wunderschön, gepflegt, sauber und alles tip top!! Das Anwesen mit dem liebevollen Garten inmitten von Olivenbäumen.. es war einfach herrlich. Die Vermieter-Fami… More

Thank you very much for your beautifully written review. We really hope to see you again some time!

8 Jul 2012


"The vacation we did not want to be ended."

We do not travel much, but this was our best vacation so far. Very nice, quiet place just in 10 minutes of driving to the center of Rethimno (we definately recommend to you to rent a car), so you can spend a lovely time in the town and if you are tired, you can have a rest at the villa at any time of the day without disturbing and noise.

If you need internet connection, you can use wifi at many bars and cafes in the town.

We allways rent a car when we travel and there are really many beautiful places to visit on the island. The villa situation is very convenient, so you can travel the half of Crete in any direction from Chania to Heraklion and even more. Allways take the swimsuits with you!!

The house is of a very good quality and even more beautiful and cosy than it appears on the photos- we were pleasantly surprised. There are 3 similar houses, so you can enjoy your stay with your friends, especially families with children.

Having fun at the swimming pool, drinking morning coffe under the cosy olive trees- I am going to remember these moments during the whole dark northern winter!!

Special thanks to the lovely owners Nick, Maria and Elia for the warmest welcome we have ever experienced, the warm evening on the veranda with a very tasty Greek dinner. Very nice people and are allways helpful in any situation. You can also buy the genuine home made olive oil from the very same olive trees around the villa, so you can take a little part of this stay with you. We have already made an original traditional Greek salad with this oil for our friends at home- very tasty ))))

Good morning Vladimir and Olga!
We received your review and we thank you for writing it. Thank you also for your kind words. Have a nice rest of summer!
Maria, Nick & Elia

8 Jun 2012


"Warm and welcoming"

Staying at the Villa Athina is like staying with a friend, if you're lucky enough to have a friend who is a meticulous housekeeper with a comfortable 2 bedroom house surrounded by olive trees and flowers. The owners are very hospitable--Maria presented us with raki and snacks on our arrival, plus a bottle of their house pressed olive oil. Later on she brought over a salad of greens from her garden. It's a short drive to Rethymno from the house.

29 Aug 2011


"Wonderful villa in a peaceful setting!"

PERFECT! CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK! LOVELY CRETAN OWNERS!Villa Athina is 1 of 3 family owned villas sharing a pool in a lovely setting shaded by olive trees. The provided photo… More

21 Aug 2011


"Heavenly retreat, luxurious villa, friendly hospital welcome, want to go back"

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at one of the three villas run by Nick Koutelidakis, his wife & daughter. It's a few minutes' drive east of Rethymnon on the outskirts of a quiet ham… More

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