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Villa Elena pool area & beautiful sky colours during sunset

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Elena is located 14 kilometres east of Rethymno, on the outskirts of Viran Episkopi, a quiet village built around the old diocese of "Agrion" which had been established in the area during the Venetian occupation of Crete. The 180 sq.m. villa can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, has a 45sq.m. private swimming pool with separate children's pool and is surrounded by a rich, beautiful garden within a 14.000sq.m. private olive grove. The villa is ideal for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday with privacy and tranquillity while at the same time you remain close to a multitude of interesting landmarks, places & activities located around the island.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Stavromenos & Skaleta 2.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion 72.5 km
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Crete region

Crete is the largest island of Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Being one of the most beautiful Greek islands, many locals believe there is no other place on earth like Crete. In fact, after visiting the island, many people share the same opinion. Crete, is a place full of diversity, going from glorious beaches and fertile valleys to impressive mountainscapes and steep gorges and from busy metropolitan cities to very peaceful hillside villages. It is a quite distinct place full of vitality, warmth, hospitality and culture and owes most of these attributes to its people. The visitor can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations that once thrived on the island and become part of the island's rich gastronomic culture. Crete's temperate climate makes it an ideal holiday destination all around the year, whilst providing a multitude of cultural, social, culinary & sports activities that will satisfy a very wide range of needs and desires. We are going to be very pleased to assist you in fulfilling your expectations from your visit to our beautiful island!


Rethymno is located in the northern part of Crete, approximately in the middle of the island between Chania & Heraklion, making it an ideal base of explorations. Rethymno combines the conveniences of a large modern city with the beauty of a well preserved charming old town including the castle "Fortezza" and Venetian port built during the Venetian occupation of the island. Throughout the summer there is a wide variety of interesting cultural activities & happenings, some of them even taking place inside the premises of our castle. The prefecture of Rethymno features some of the most beautiful beaches on the island, spanning across both its northern and southern coastline. Much of the rural inland still follows the same way of life for decades, providing the visitor a genuine look into the Cretan tradition and lifestyle.

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18 Sep 2014


"Perfect vacation location and hospitality"

We are a family of seven (children from 11-20).
Villa Elena situated at a perfect location: a stand alone villa outside of a small peacefully viran episkopi village five minutes from several nice beaches and very close to a friendly supermarket with everything we needed (including fresh meat). The location allow traveling to any direction and to pass to the southern coast in less then an hour.
The villa itself has everything a family need including a fully (!!!) equipt kitchen washing machine a BBQ and swimming pool and a large space around the villa.
most importantly the paterakis family are very welcoming and full with advices. We received a welcoming meal that was cooked by Maria in the outside oven and was perfect!
We feel that we have found new friends in crete. We enjoyed our seven days and recommend the villa to all our friends. Thanks.

5 Sep 2014


"Very highly recommended"

We stayed at Villa Elena in late August 2014 with my sister and her family. There was plenty of space for 4 adults and children aged 13, 8, 6 and 4. The villa has everything you'd need and more -… More

3 Sep 2014


"Amazing, spacious villa in a quiet location"

We were a family of 8 and found the beautiful villa spacious and very well equipped. The pool was fabulous and we spent a lot of time there. Yiannis and his family were excellent hosts and couldn'… More

25 Aug 2014


"A small slice of heaven."

Our family of four spent a week at Villa Elena in August 2014. The house is stunning, with beautiful mature gardens, a lovely pool and fab barbque area where you could roast a whole pig if you wanted … More

26 Jul 2014



It's a perfect place to have a rest with excellent accommodation as well as beautiful environment! We would like to add, that a warm and caring hospitality of hosts makes and atmosphere of home b… More

23 Jul 2014


"Lovely villa in a quite location. Good value."

The villa was built and furnished as a family home rather than a holiday let. Spacious and well equipped.. Lovely swimming pool. Owners and cleaner come twice a week to clean thoroughly and change bed… More

22 Aug 2013


"Отличная вилла"

Отдыхали в августе. Очень отзывчивые хозяева. По приезду хозяева приготовили приятный сюрприз - обед. Красивы… More

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Based in Greece

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