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Villa Ermis NaturaLuxury


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This beautiful stone house is located in Kastellos. Here you will find our Paradise hide-away in the shadows of an oak forest!!

The Space

Villa Ermis includes 3 double bedrooms , family bathroom, kitchen, dining room, wc bathroom, .

Facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, living area includes a Home cinema system with projector and a PS3 system with a selection of games.

Villa Ermis offers incredible unimpeded views over the surrounding fertile countryside and traditional villages! There are views to the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) in the west and to Philoritis ( Idi Mountain ) in the east.

Villa Ermis is ideal for writers, artists or nature lovers who like walking, hiking or just relaxing in an unbelivably quiet place. The organic vegetable, local fruit tree and aromatic plants gardens can provide them with the freshest ingredients for cooking their meals.

Villa Ermis is situated 1km away of the ruins of Late Minoan Cemetery . It's a 45min drive away from both international airports of Crete, Chania and Heraklion, a 2 min drive from Armeni, the main village of the area, where one can find supermarkets a pharmacy shop and an ATM and 15 min drive from the town of Rethymno famous for its lively night life, full of restaurants, bars, clubs etc Both crowded north coast and quiet south coast beaches are just a 15min drive away. 

The advantage of this location is that there is easy access both to the north and south axis of the island, to the town of Rethymnon (at an12-kilometer distance) and to the southern axis (Libyan Sea) with the superb, wind-protected beaches of Plakias, Moni Preveli, Damnoni, Ammoudi etc.

Kastellos village is an ideal place for quiet holidays that combines daily excursions, cool afternoons on the hills of mainland Crete (400m altitude guarantees lower temperatures during hot Greek summers), but also realatively easy access to Rethymno Town for elegant dining and (website hidden) ideal for people who need some time off to a more pictoresque, traditional and ultimitely rare way of living.

When staying in Villa Ermis you can relax completely, surrounded by the unique cretan nature and feel part of its centuries long history using, at the same time, any modern facility and equipment one might need.

Guest Access

The visitors have access to the entire compound and in any case to the whole garden, Access to the Bookbinding Workshop of the owner will be given only uppon request.

Interaction with Guest

I will meet the visitors uppon arival, to welcome them, show them around the house and keep them the keys. I will be reachable at any time on my cell phone or in my workshop for any questions / tips / advice / help the visitors might need.

The Neighborhood

The area where Villa Ermis is situated is very close to Rethymnon, half way between both north and south beaches of the island. Inspite being so close to all the main turistic spots it is 2km off the main road leading from Rethymnon to the south beaches, so it is unspoiled by the "development" the turist mass brings along. The area is very green full of olive, cypress and oak trees and it has breathtaking mountain views. There are also some very good taverns in a few meters to a few km dictance from the house. The village where the house is situated is very small, therefor very piecfull and quiet. The only "noice" you might listen to is some distant sheep bah and bells, rooster cock-a-doodle-doos, the church bell and the priest singing on Sundays, or some traveling sellers that pass by the village every now and then to sell bread, grocery or even clothing. But if you prefer to buy your supplies from a supermarket there is one 2km away in the main village of the area, on your way to Rethymno. There you can also find an ATM and a pharmacy shop.


There is no convenient public transportation in the area (there is a bus line that goes to Rethymnon once daily). You have to rent a car to move around or if you prefere to use taxis.

House Rules

The first thing that someone expects from its guests is to appreciate and respect the house and its equipment. 

The gardens are full of organic local fruit trees, organic vegetables and aromatic plants. The visitors are free to collect as many of the vegetables which are ripe during the period of their stay, or pieces of any aromatic plant they need for preparing their meals. But at the same time they have to take care not to ruin the future production of the plants which is to be used by the next coming visitors of the house. The fruits are collected by the owner of the house who makes marmelades and sweets out of them (you'll be able to taste some).

The guests are asked to collect all recyclable packages and either carry them to the special bins in village or keep them at home to be carried by the owner after their departure.

George, hope to see you soon.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rethymno Or Preveli 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania or Heraklion 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

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16 Sep 2014


"Perfect place!"

Dear potential guest of Villa Ermis,if you are looking for a unique and authentic place on Crete that is a bit distant from all the touristic madness on the island -but yet close to beautiful beaches … More

17 Aug 2014


"Your search ends here!"

We just came back from an amazing Crete holiday. one of the main reasons for this successful week was this Villa. Hidden on a hill surrounded with oak and olive trees is this gem. The Villa is large a… More

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

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