Villa Givera- Luxury & Privacy
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Givera Villa is truly an exceptional property situated in a peaceful location only 5 km far from Rethimno (Crete), the town of beautiful sunsets. The natural wood and stone interior and exterior, the big terraces, the colourful gardens, the stunning eco friendly swimming pool and the breathtaking views to the sea and mountains will give your holidays a special touch.
This tastefully and comfortably decorated house disposes of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious sitting room and a fully equipped kitchen. It's an ideal destination for quiet and relaxing vacations in the Cretan nature.
In addition, Villa Givera is located only 2,5km far from the highway which connects the whole island. Thus, it's a crossroad between the two bigger towns of Crete, Heraklion and Chania and it's the perfect starting point for visiting every corner of the island.
Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business which started by Mr. George Kazilas when he built two villas with great care and personal work. Its goal was to keep the Cretan heritage and tradition and be able to spread it by letting other people experience the area, landscape, agriculture and way of Cretan life. Today the Kazilas Family may promise that after all those years of experience could offer high quality holidays and an experience you usually don't get when tourist.
The two villas are located in different areas of Rethimno, Crete.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rethimno's beach 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 68 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
A walk in the island of Crete is a scent of spring flowers growing in the yards of the houses. Generations of Minoan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Turkish, Jewish and Egyptian people lived here.
History is alive in Crete, breathing through the bow strokes of the lyra and the violin, the sound of the lute and the bagpipe. Finally, it is the tastes of a history of eastern spices, unique greens and herbs, blessed oil and wine. Here, in these cultural crossroads, a lot of memories are alive and a large number of elements of other cultures still form a part of the everydayness of the Cretan people.
The total area of Crete is 8.336 sq.Km. It is located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea and it has a remarkable coastline of more than 1000 Km. It is bordered by the Cretan Sea to the north and the Lybian Sea to the South. It is surrounded by a number of small islands (Gavdow, Gavdopoula, Chrysi, Koufonisi, Dia, Dyonisades etc.). The length of the island from one edge (west) to the other (east) is 256 Km. The percentage of mountainous area is 49%. The predominant mountain ranges are the Lefka Ori (2.452m), Philoritis (2.456m) and Dikti (2148m).
Crete is the largest island in Greece - the fifth largest in the Mediterranean - and there are many jewels just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday treasures. Its exquisite coastline is dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. Crete with its nearby islands form the Crete Region which is based at Heraklion and is divided into four regional units. From west to east these are: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi.
Welcome to the city of Rethymnon, a place blessed with beauty, embraced by breathtaking mountains and the deep blue of the Mediterranean, decorated with renaissance colors and inhabited by people known for their hospitality, honoring their ancestors and traditions. It is a place one falls in love at first sight and visitors are able to feel the positive vibes of the city from the very first moment, making them feel at home.
The city of Rethymno is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. The old city of Rethymno still preserves its old urban structure to a great extend, formed during the Venetian period and later reformed during the Turkish occupation.
The beautiful city of Rethymno is standing on the site where ancient Rithymna used to be, as archaeological excavations of the late Neolithic period (3500- 2800 BC) proved. It is the gate way between Chania and Heraklion. Full of rich history, ancient sites, magnificent sandy beaches, Byzantine churches, lovely villages & lively resorts. Rethymno combines an old- time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, a blend which is creating a unique atmosphere.
In Rethymno you can enjoy the breathtaking sight of an endless sandy beach that meets on one side the blue see and on the other the enchanting view of the city. For all the time Winter and summer! The beach of Rethymno is 12 km long, it starts from the historical city center and extends to the Eastern part of the isle reaching Scaleta. Rethymno beach has fine-grained brilliant light brown sand where you can walk barefoot and feel how soft and beautiful it is. There's nothing more rejuvenating than kicking off your shoes to sink your toes into powdery-golden, squeaky-clean beach sand.
Villa Givera is situated in a peaceful location only 5 km far from the center of Rethimno. Nearest shops, tavernas and beach are located 3km away. There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethimno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbour, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arcadi, the Village of Margarites and the Village of Eleftherna. The beaches of Preveli, Triopetra, Ligres, Agios Pavlos, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Rodakino are of exceptional beauty (southern part of the prefecture of Rethimno). In addition, the small towns of Plakias and Agia Galini are worth visiting and there are many beautiful beaches around.
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5 Nov 2014
Spacious, well furnished and appointed villa with extensive grounds, good sized pool, outside BBQ under cover, quiet, not overlooked, lovely views. You'll need a car. Owner very helpful.… More
30 Sep 2014
"Great stay, great location....a perfect choice!"
We had a great stay at Villa Givera. Everything was as expected, and better! The villa is located close to Rethymnon but just far enough to enjoy the silence in the region away from traffic or tourist… More
8 Sep 2014
"Your house in Crete !"
Villa eccezionale per dotazione, pulizia, livello delle finiture e posizione.Dopo il primo anno nel 2013, non abbiamo potuto che tornare con tutta la famiglia per ripetere l'esperienza anche ques… More
11 Sep 2013
"A wonderful place with stunning views!"
What a place!
The house is beautiful and has everything one could need. The large pool is perfect, the terrace with its stunning views of the sea, hills, olive groves and amazing sunsets are enchanting.
The private location with low traffic road is perfect, only five kilometers from Rethimno.
The service is excellent and the owner is very nice and helpful
We had 15 fantastic days here and we will definitely return.
We really recommend this place!
25 Aug 2013
"Exiting vacations in Villa Givera for 2nd time"
This is the second consecutive summer that we visit Crete and stay at the same place. Last year my whole family got exited with the villa and the area, so this summer we decided to repeat this exiting experience without any hesitations. This time was even better because we were more familiar with the place. What to say about Villa Givera? It is just amazing, so welcoming and makes you feel like home from the very first moment. Beautiful and spacious interior, big and perfectly equipped kitchen, lovely exterior with stone surfaces, marvellous views and sunsets. The pool was just perfect at the end of your adventure-filled days. The villa is located on an extremely convenient area, close to Rethimno and to the National Road that connects the island. There is a super market, butcher's shop, bakery in close distance. The town of Rethimno is so beautiful and picturesque and offers a variety of good quality tavernas. A big thanks to Marina for her hospitality. We will surely come back!
9 Aug 2013
"Amazing villa in a beautiful setting"
My partner and I have rented houses throughout Europe, but Villa Givera takes the prize for exceeding our expectations! The house is simply stunning, extremely comfortable and very tastefully decorated. The view of the sea is breathtaking and the sunsets really amazing. We stayed for 1 week and we just had a great time there. Crete is lovely and has many things to do and places to visit. It was easy to get from the villa to the tourist sites around the island and there was a large super market 3km from the house where you could buy breakfast and other supplies. The owner was really service-minded and suggested us some very good restaurants at the old town of Rethimno. We highly recommend this place.
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