Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Anemos Villa comprises a main villa with 3 double bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and lounge and a separate, self-contained downstairs apartment with double bed, kitchenette and toilet.
The apartment bellow the villa is included with the villa at no additional cost.
The main villa has a fully-equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine, dining room seating up to 6 people, toilet and an open plan living area with flat screen TV, DVD and ipod music facilities. A large terrace off the living area provides access to the swimming pool and outside eating for 8 people. Upstairs there is a seating area with a second TV, X-box and gaming area plus 3 double bedrooms (1 with en suite) and separate bathroom.
The self-contained apartment, sleeping two people, is located under the main villa and is available for rent with the main house. The apartment has a bathroom with shower and bath, double bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. A separate terrace area provides outside seating for two people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rethymnon Beach 13 minutes 11 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Iraklion 80 minutes or Chania 60 minutes 88 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
32 flat screen TV with DVD player, Internet access with wifi facilities, iPod connection, satellite
Dish washer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Master Bedroom with en suite (rainshower) and veranda
Bathroom with shower
Ground floor toilet
3 double bedrooms
Dining table seating up to 8 people
Large sofa and two armchairs
Dining table for 8 people
Outside table for 6people
1 double bed
Bathroom (with bath and shower)
Kitchenette with cooker,fridge and microwave
|Further details outdoors||
Outdoor teak furniture seating up to 8 people
You are welcome to enquire
The Crete region
Welcome to Rethymno, Crete! 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.
Various elements are participating to the charm of this attractive town such as the many arched doorways and stone staircases, 16th century buildings, Byzantine, Hellenic and Roman remains, narrow stone-paved streets, the small Venetian harbour and the superb huge municipal gardens, ideal for peacefulness and tranquility.
FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN RETHYMNON:The Renaissance Festival is the culmination of the city's cultural festivals. The festival plays host during its three weeks to a variety of theatrical, musical and cinematic events as well as dance and multi-media spectacles. The Cretan wine festival Already over 35 years old, this celebration in the public park lasts three weeks in the heart of summer and attracts thousands of visitors. The Rethymnon Carnival held at the start of Lent every year, has been revived in recent years and it can be regarded one of the best and biggest in Greece. The feast of Klidonas, a historic celebration every June which maintains an interesting custom of burning the flower wreaths which were made on first of May. The fishermen's festival Celebratory festival in the Venetian Harbour, with free fish and wine on offer. Rich FLORA AND FAUNA as the climate and geomorphy of Rethymnon, and Crete generally, allow the existence of a large number of species, many of which are endemic to the island. As a result, the visitor may find natural treasures that have existed on the island for centuries and were depicted in Minoan frescoes such as the sea lily, sea turtles "caretta caretta" which lay their eggs on the beaches and may even see the Eleanora's falcon which migrates from Africa in the summer months. In the valleys, the visitor will come across, beautiful Fauna and Flora unique to Crete,dozens of varieties of wild flowers. The quick-eyed visitor may also spot hares, skunks, martens, hedgehogs, bats and many types of birds. In the semi-mountainous areas many birds of prey soar the blue skies. In the mountains amongst other varieties are the Cretan maple (acer sempervirens), the Cretan tulip (tulipa cretica), the yellow violet (erysimum raulini) etc. This is also the most important habitat for birds of prey as well as the Cretan wild goat and the thorn mouse (Amocos minus). In the wetlands of Geropotamos and Preveli, the visitor will encounter interesting fauna and flora, especially the latter, which includes the Cretan Palm tree (phoenix theophrastii). Lastly, in the gorges visitors can come across the famous Cretan dittany and other fragrant plants of Crete. Rethymno is a haven for walks, cyclists or just site seeing!!!
The town offers all the touristy facilities needed as well as lively bars and clubs and various restaurants and excellent taverns.
Rethymno has regular bus services to the main towns and villages of the entire prefecture.
This villa offers incredible unimpeded views for at least 30km.over the surrounding fertile countryside and over no less than 21 traditional villages! There are views also towards the sea and beaches of Georgioupolis and to the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) in the west.
The property consists of a detached single storey villa of 116,06 m2 built in a spit level design, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ample storage room. Spacious verandas of 80 sq.m surround the house. This lovely villa will have fully fitted kitchen, bathrooms and wardrobes, a heating system, corner fire place, solar panel, double glazing, satellite installation and even connection guaranteed for all utilities (electricity, water & telephone.). The property is fenced all around.
There is easy access via a dirt road to the village road into Kastellos (1.5km), with its old Kafeneions and Taverna and then to the centre of the village of Armeni (5mins), with its various Kafeneions, Tavernas and village shops. Armeni has frequent bus services to Rethymno and various South Coast Villages. The natural surroundings allow for enjoyable, peaceful walks around the countryside, down into the ravine and along to the church of Agia Paraskevi where one can picnic by the spring and use the basic Barbecue facilities provided by the community.
The ancient Venetian Town/ Port of Rethymno lies just above 10 mins away. Rethymno has excellent medical facilities, a multitude of shops, well-stocked supermarkets and colourful Old Town tavernas, offering a wide variety of both ethnic and international cuisine.
Immediately to the east of Rethymno lie long sandy beaches offering excellent bathing, water sports and a large selection of seaside Tavernas. The National Road, with access to Chania (60min) and Iraklio (65min), is a mere 10 minutes away from Kastellos. Souda (Chania), Rethymno and Iraklio all have Ferry Ports offering daily Car/ Passenger Ferry Services to Piraeus [Athens] and an assortment of other Islands.
Chania International Airport can be reached within 60 minutes and Iraklio Airport in 70mins.
The Venetian harbour
From 1300, Rethymno's harbour was constantly being changed and re-built to make it safer and hold more boats. Due to the prevailing currents along the coast, this was never entirely successful. It retains its picturesque character even today.
The most characteristic Renaissance monument of Rethymnon and the most important architectural reminder of the Venetian occupation.
The Rimondi Fountain
Rebuilt in 1626 on the foundation of the earlier one, the new fountain is architecturally and sculptural ornate.
Saint Franciscus Church
The catholic monastery of the Franciscan order. It sports a single sloped wooden roofed basilica with an impressively decorated entrance.
The Neratzies, the Kara Mousa, the Great Door, and the Veli Pasa mosque.
The five surviving mosques are a reminder of the years of the Turkish occupation. Of these, the first is the only one that can be visited, which is used today as a music conservatory.
The Prefecture Building (Nomarchia)
Built after 1869 is a commemorative building in neo-classic design.
The Old Town
Has been preserved in good condition with the public and private monuments of the Venetian, Turkish and later periods.
The sandy beach, and the nearest mini-market, tavernas and small shops can be found in Stavromenos, approximately 2 km away. The village of Perama with a wide variety of tavernas, shops, post office, and a bank, can be found at a distance of 10 km.
Interesting outings can be made to the traditional village of Margarites, the ruins of old Eleftherna, and the famous monastery of Arkadi. Due to the quiet setting, we consider a car to be essential.