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Villa main view with pool area

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Gonia is consisted of 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a large living room with TV, kitchen, dining table and a large terrace in front of the house. There is also a bedroom with double bed and a WC / shower. On the first floor, there are 3 double bedrooms, sharing a bathroom with bath. All the bedrooms have their own balcony.

Villa Gonia operates the whole year. It is an ideal place for families with children, friends, honeymooners, who are looking for peace and relaxation in the countryside near the unspoilt Cretan environment and away from noises and crowded places. This villa can comfortably accommodate 7 persons. A car is considered to be essential in order to be able and explore the area and the island of crete.

During the designing and the construction of the villa we applied principles of ecological design to minimise the energy needs of the house and ensuring comfort in passive ways. In this way we have constructed a house which satisfies our guests’ demands and everyday needs by providing: The incorporation of the building in its surroundings. The thermic comfort bath in summer and in winter. The cooling of the villa (with out air-conditioning), heating and hot water. And finally, excellent conditions of natural of artificial lighting.The villa is 186 m²., built with an indoor lift. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with double and single beds, bathrooms and spacious verandas with a view of endless greenery that extends to the peaks of Lefka Ori.(White Mountains). On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with satellite TV, a fireplace and a comfortable sofa.Well-organized kitchen, combined with a cosy dining room. All bedrooms are equipped with Coco-mat mattresses and linen.

Location - Excursions: Katikia Gonia is located just 8km from Rethymno, in the village of Gonia. The Green landscape surrounds the house and the view towards the mountains of southern and western Crete is superb. The surroundings are perfect for hiking in gorges of wild beauty, green paths and along charming streams. The fertile olive groves and vineyards provide a great track for your running, your cycling and your short hikes. In the surrounding area, there are hospitable small villages where you will be able to taste the famous Cretan hospitality of the friendly people of this place. A cup of coffee under a mulberry tree together with the people of the village, or reading your book will be images return to you after your holidays. The northern beaches are just a fifteen-minute drive away, and the exotic southern beaches are a thirty-minute drive, so guests are spoilt for choice!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Petres beach 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors


During the designing and the construction of the villa we applied principles of ecological design to minimise the energy needs of the house and ensuring comfort in passive ways.

In this way we have constructed a house which satisfies our guests’demands and everyday needs by providing:

1. The incorporation of the building in its surroundings.

2. The thermic comfort bath in summer and in winter.

3. The cooling of the villa (withour air-conditioning), heating and hot water.

4. And finally, excellent conditios of natural of artificial lighting.

Further details outdoors

Parking for 2 cars

Further details

No Refundable rental fee

The Crete region

Discover the beautiful prefecture of Rethymno. Rethymno is the main city of the prefecture and one of the most important of Crete. It is a beautiful city divided into the Old Town and the New Town.

The Old part is composed of old buildings and paved narrow alleys. A Venetian fortress is overlooking the town. The area proposes a beautiful sandy beach.

Climate: the climate of Crete is probably the mildest in Europe. The strong northwesterly wind, the meltemi, moderates even the hottest months of July and August. Rainfall is rare during the summer months. Autumn is Crete's mildest season, when temperatures are often higher than in spring. The mountains that run across the island act as a barrier to the weather, often creating different conditions in northern and southern Crete.


Gonia Village is the next village after Prines area in Rethymnon. One hour by car from Heraklion or Chania and only 15 minutes from the sea or 15 minutes from the bustling big town of Rethymnon with its wide variety of tourist amenities.

Prines area used to be an important place during the Venetian occupation and the church of St. Nicolas dates from the 13th century. All the necessary shops can be found in the village, such as 2 supermarkets, a traditional kafenio and a taverna. The village itself is surrounded by olive trees and is ideal for people who like less crowded places and want to be close to a very rich nature.

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21 Aug 2014


"So perfect, that you don't really want to tell anyone about it!"

The house and the surroundings are beautiful and the perfect center of a true Cretan Holiday. So good in fact, that you really want to keep it to your self and not tell too many about it :-) The villa… More

30 Jul 2014


"Perfect for a family vacation with teenagers"

Our family of five stayed in Gonia for two wonderful weeks. The house is really very nice and feels brand new. Everything works well and is nicely kept. The beds are great (something we valued a lot).… More

20 Oct 2013



Very beautiful house, very clean, very quiet! A real paradise.....Marianna, Nikos and the family were an additional sunshine during our holidays! Thank you again for your kindness, sense of humor and … More

26 Aug 2013



We loved our stay at Villa Gonia. During our visit in this not only beautiful but fully equipped house we found the ultimate holiday feeling. An extra plus is the great hospitality of Nicos and Marian… More

20 Aug 2013


"Perfect pool and house for young children"

We chose the house because we wanted to have the pool close to the rest of the house. The children could jump in and out all day with us being able to be close enough to supervise, and also able to si… More

31 May 2013


"100% Zufrieden"

Es war gar nicht so einfach, ein schönes Ferienhaus von Deutschland aus zu finden und zu buchen. Zum Glück fanden wir die Villa Gonia. Die Website hat uns bereits gefallen und wir sind nicht enttäu… More

25 Dec 2012


"Perfect family holiday"

We are a young family with 3 kids - 6, 8 and 10 years old - and had a wonderful stay at Gonia. The house is newly built, the furniture and design were very tasteful and high quality. The house was always clean and taken care of. We always rent villas for the family in our summer holidays, and this time we were positively surprised. All electronic devices in the house were high-end quality, all kitchen-electronics from Miele, for example. We liked that very much. The pool was perfect, the garden small but big enough. The only little disadvantage was the missing air conditioner. Marianna told us that the villa is somehow ecologically built with special air-circulation. In the nights we opened the windows, it was ok for us.

But the really positive thing was the little tavern from Marianna and Pedro, the owner family, 200m away from the villa. The food was perfect, our kids loved it so much. We also loved the owner family who were very guest-friendly and hospitable.

Gonia is in the center of Crete and therefore well located. To Rethymno, the most beautiful city beside Chania we had a 10min drive.

20 Jun 2012


"Luxury villa"

We spent 10 days in this lovely villa which is conveniently located to Rethymno (10 minute drive), and its in the middle of Crete so not too far to travel places. The beaches on the north and south co… More

Dear Nikki,
Thank you for all and we hope to see you again.

10 Oct 2011


"Great hosts & beautiful house"

Thanks Marianna & Nikos for your warm welcome, we felt like being part of your family. Your villa is just amazing, beautiful with all modern equipment, We really enjoy our holidays in Crete, you have been always present & reply to all our questions. It was a real pleasure to eat several times at your taverna where we discover the real traditional cretan food, it was the best place from all the other places we went. The villa is really like the pictures and we haven't been disappointed at all by the villa and the services you provided during our 3 weeks stay. A big THANK YOU for all your hospitality. Karine, Eric, Massimo, Celia, Anne-Laure, Maxime & Valentine

Thank you for your kind words.Maybe we see you again.
Friendly, Nikos+Marianna+Petros+Mery

18 Aug 2011


"Feel at home in a superb property away from the crowds in beautiful Crete"

We loved the modern design of the house, which is like something that would be featured in Architectural Digest. Superb quality construction and luxurious furnishings, including COCO-MAT linens and fu… More

Thank you very much for all, you are great family.
We hope to see you again.
Friendly, Marianna+Nikos+Petros+Mery.

Review 1-10 of 13

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