Breathtaking views in Archos
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This 7000 square foot villa offers breathtaking views of long island sound. A large back yard with access to a private pool makes our villa a dream for families and couples. While villas are fairly close on either side of the property, large privacy hedges keep the house very private. Perfect for those seeking relaxation. 200 square meters built in 2009 and decorated in a classic Greek style which includes 2 levels living/dining room with a sitting corner, fireplace and TV with DVD and a large terrace with beautiful views. The master suite contains its own private bath with a Jacuzzi. Two of the other three bedrooms have twin beds and the third bedroom can accommodate another couple since it has a big double bed.
The nearest beach is in 3,5km distance in Platanias and Adelianos Kambos, which are the most well known seaside villages for the holidaymakers with restaurants, super markets and bars, stores with clothes or souvenirs and with a very good bus and taxi transport for your own service.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Crete region
This villa is also just a short drive east of Rethymnon and only 3 km from the nearest sandy beach, great for swimming and sunbathing. Notable sites in the area include the famous Arkadi Monastery. Built in 1538, the architecture displays a combination of Roman and Baroque styles. Another point of interest in the area is the village of Margarites. This little town is famous for its pottery, which has been its main business since ancient times. In fact, the entire province of Rethymnon is filled with little villages still practicing traditional hand?crafts, such as basket making, loom weaving, carving, and pottery. Then of course there is the city of Rethymnon, the capital of the province, the heart of the island of Crete and is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. There are traces of a civilization that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches.
Archos villa is located on the outskirts of Rethymnon town in a small village called 'Agia Triada', located on a mountain slope with beautiful views including the sea. Agia Triada is surrounded by breathtaking natural features such as canyons, hills and nearby beaches. The Villa is approximately equidistant from both the airports of Heraklion & Chania - about 75 km. The neighbouring villages of Adele and Pigi (about 5 minutes away) provide taverns, cafes, internet cafe, butcher, baker and small shops. There are 2 larger supermarkets about a 7 minute drive away (the one is a LIDL). There is an array of excellent taverns along the Platanias stretch.
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9 Nov 2013
"grossartig, zuvorkommend, freundlich, gemütlich..."
Wir wurden an unserem ersten Tag mit frischen Trauben, einheimischem Käse und Raki auf der wunderschönen Terasse mit Meerblick begrüsst. Der Vermieter des Hauses ist sehr aufmerksam, freundlich und… More
12 Aug 2013
"Archos Villa - a peaseful and wonderful place to stay!"
Upon our arrival, I was preparing myself of the house being more worn down and dirty than the pictures. Pictures always lie, and I did not want to be disappointed. So I lovered my expectations, and hoped the house would be at least ok. However, what met us that evening, right after the sun set, was the perfect start to our two weeks holyday in beautiful Krete! The house owner, Gianis, and Manos, was on the balcony waving us welcome. After the emails prior to our holiday, it felt almost like coming home to relatives. The driveway was beautifully lit up. It was clean, and the garden was just so well trimmed! Coming into the house, I could se right away that the pictures lied. This was SO much better than the pictures! In every way! I had expected the house to be a little bigger, but still, this was more than big enough for 4 adults and 4 kids. Everything clean, no signs of worn down furniture. And best of all - you come into a cosy home! Not like som empty, cold hotel room. This was just perfect! And on our way through the livingroom and out on the balkony, we could see the table was set with Gianis' own Raki, som olives, and local cheese. After a welcoming "Yamas!" and a little snack, I just knew that we had chosen the right place to stay for our holiday!
So yes, the pictures does lie - the house was much better than the pictures showed! The web page also deserves some evening pictures, because with the outdoor lighting the evening atmosphare is just wonderful!
Since we arrived late in the evening, Gianis had filled the fridge with water, bread, ham & cheese, and some juice. So everything was set for breakfast, without having to go out looking for a super market in the dark. We were hungry for some gyros though, so we drove down to the nearest town (10 minutes) where there were plenty of tavernas to choose from. It is a long strip of tavernas, supermarkets, shopping centre, og cart and minigolf - Perfect for a evening out With the kids when you don't want to og the extra 10 minutes to the old town.
We also used the BBQ area some evenings. The BBQ area also need more justefying pictures. A great place in the "back" of the house, surrended by a ligted stone wall, lime tree, a little vedgtable garden, and off course the olive trees. A Perfect end of a day at the pool.
The pool area also was great when you travel with kids. The down stairs livingroom has a entrence out to the garden and the pool, so the kids could play in the pool, and go inside to draw or play in the livingroom. We found this perfect, because the children could get some rest in the shade without to much hassel. We could still be out in the sun while the kids managed on their own. The pool was also very clean and delicate.
I also must thank Gianis and Manos for making sure we had everything we needed, all the time. You really feel taken care of when you stay here. I reckon if you rent from a big rental company or similar, you are forgotten the second you pay and get the key. But in Archos Villa you are Gianis' guest, and he really makes you feel at home!
Also, listen to the recomendatons you will get for restaurants. The ones we tried after recomendations from Gianis/Manos was the best places we went!
So, if you need a place to stay, stay at Archos Villa.
24 Jul 2013
"Great stay !"
Stayed with family and friends in early June for a week.The Pluses:1. Great, Comfortable , Clean Villa with fabulous views.2. Fantastic host.....stayed up late late at night to welcome us over chilled… More
28 Jun 2013
"Superb Villa - Had a great stay"
We(group of 9 people including 4 kids) stayed in the villa for a week and had a great time.All the facilities were up to the mark as mentioned in the website.The host/owner of the villa is a very poli… More
28 Aug 2012
"Awesome experience, superb location and fantastic accomodation"
Our stay at Archos Villa was a delight from the moment we arrived. It has an amazing vista overlooking the Aegean and due to being in the foothills near Rethymnon, a cool breeze wafts through the vill… More
9 Feb 2011
"Peaceful, relaxing and comfy villa just 3 mis drive to the beach"
''I my wife and another couple stayed in the villa during October 2010 and were really pleased by the quality (since it was built a couple of years back), service and overall standard at thi… More
9 Feb 2011
"Peaceful is the right word to describe it!!"
Overall experience staying there one word would describe it all. Peaceful!! To be honest at the beginning i was afraid of the distance by looking in Google map but i found out that it was only 3 minut… More
2 Feb 2011
"A Peacefull place to enjoy Cretan sun"
We travelled last year to Crete and decided to stay at archos villa. It was the only place that suited for two families, had all the facilities we needed and yet was in a close distance from capital c… More
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