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Absolutely private Villa with traditional character, enormous garden and pool!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Family friendly, BBQ facilities, Wi-Fi, close to the beach and shops!

Villa Ioanna is a luxurious, stone-built villa of 120 m², that enjoys absolute privacy, set in an olive grove, filled with trees and fragrant flowers, an ideal place of calmness and relaxation. The entire property covers 1.000 m² and all of this is offered in a green clad environment. The great sandy beach and picturesque village of Panormo are only 2,5 km away, where you can find everything you need from shops, restaurants, taverns, supermarkets and bars!



In front of the house there is huge lawn covered garden, where kids can play safely, with the toys and swing provided. The terrace is complemented by a magnificent, 40 m² private swimming pool 0.8-1.4 meters deep, with a special children’s compartment, equipped with sun beds and parasols, where the whole family can enjoy the games, sun and fresh village air! Additionally, in a covered, shaded area, there are a barbecue facilities available and a big dining table, where you can enjoy your meals all together! Each point of the garden and pool terrace offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and hills. The pool and garden are beautifully lit at night, creating a magical, romantic ambience!


The interior of Villa Ioanna is very carefully decorated and furnished with a sense where comfort meets tradition. The villa consists of two totally equal designed floors and it can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, which makes it perfect for big families or group of friends.

Ground Floor

The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two bedrooms(one double and one twin).

First Floor

Stone stairs lead to the first floor, which also features a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two more bedrooms (one double and one twin). This floor also provides access to a balcony, equipped with patio furniture, under a pergola, overviewing the pool terrace and garden, as well as offering wide, uninterrupted mountain views. Sun or shade, terrace or gardens, indoors or outdoors, the choice of where to have that relaxing drink is going to be a difficult one!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Towels, fine cotton linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Low noise, built- in air conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- Free Parking space inside the villa area. Remote controlled entrance gate.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a flat-screen TV with satellite reception, Music system (CD/radio) with individual room controls, DVD player, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, french coffee maker and frape machine, iron and iron board.

- Automatic night lighting.

- First aid kit and a Security/Fire alarm also available.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ10002997301.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Rethymnon area

Unique outside area, full of green! Luxury villa, totally private with private swimming pool!

What makes this villa unique

Totally private, unique mountain views, ideally located, really close to the beach. A unique family friendly & group of friends villa!

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2014 NEW

Have you booked your holiday at Villa Ioanna? Well if so, what I can tell you now is that you will have an amazing time!

To start, we as a family booked this villa through Trip Advisor after looking at the photos and reading the previous 2 reviews.Having never done anything like this before we were slightly apprehensive but we need not have worried it was everything that we had read about. Valia the agent was brilliant, answered all our emails and questions and provided us with information on whatever queries we had, nothing was too much trouble.

This holiday was the first time our family had all been together in over a year and we had traveled from Devon, Wales and South Africa to be there, we range in ages from us the Grandparents down to 2 Grandchildren both under 5years old so we all had our own individual needs to be catered for.

When we finally arrived at Villa Ioanna (after getting badly lost, our fault,do remember to take your Sat Nav! ) Wow, what first impressions! The surrounding location and outside garden/pool areas were breathtaking. Going around inside the villa was all that the photos on Trip Advisor had promised, beautiful and spotlessly clean everywhere. We had met the villa owners on the road when we got lost (its a long story) and likewise immediate impressions were that they were so welcoming and friendly. Knowing that there were young children in our party they had even gone to the trouble of getting some garden toys for the boys to play on. The children, who at this point had been tired and upset after a long journey were now in their element in the garden and settled into their new environment straight away. There was also food, drinks, fresh fruit,homemade wine and raki all waiting for us after our journey. What ever we wanted was no trouble.

For a large family the villa layout is brilliant, my son and his wife and the 2 young children were downstairs which meant if the boys awoke early, (as children do!) they could just run outside and play safely in the walled and gated garden with parents watching on without disturbing us upstairs. Upstairs is exactly the same large layout as below accessed by an outside steps.This gave the 4 other adults some 'grownup' time and some extra sleep if required after the long flights from South Africa. Most of the time though we were all together and the whole property and garden is spacious enough that we never felt crowd
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Panormos in Mylopotamos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Ground Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom First Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two luxury and stylish design bathrooms!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Bedroom Ground Floor - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom Ground Floor - 2 Single Bed
    Double Bedroom First Floor - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom First Floor - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A single and a folding bed also available on the living room
  • The villa consists of four spacious and comfortable bedrooms!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.85 based on 25 reviews

Fabulous relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children, the accommodation offers two self contained living areas in the house, perfect for two families holidaying together, all very well equipped.

The outside living area is fantastic, exceptionally well maintained, beautifully manicured grassed area, lovely clean pool and fantastic communal eating areas outside providing shade all day. We particularly enjoyed using the outside cooking areas, large barbecue area, wood fired oven and even a portable hob which meant most food prep could be done outside. We cooked our own pizzas, had lots of barbecued meat and even cooked calamari which was delicious.

Manolis the owner delivered an amazing dish of lamb and potatoes, Greek salad and bread which was incredible and enjoyed by all in our group, it was enough for dinner and lunch the following day, a very kind gesture and hugely appreciated.

The villa is very convenient and made it a very relaxing holiday, 5 minutes by car from Panormos making a trip to the beach or dinner in the evening all really easy. Ample supermarkets in Panormos and Perama, also butchers and bakers which we enjoyed frequenting, and also a little trip to the local winery.

Although the weather was very hot there was generally a little breeze which made it more comfortable, we enjoyed mixing our time between the villa and the lovely pool and the beach. Rethymnon is a short drive away if you want something more bustling.

All in all a very successful holiday, all very easy from excellent instructions from Valia, Demetrius meeting us and helping out during our stay, the villa was also cleaned regularly to a high standard. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! We hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

Great house. Lots of space! Kids had a great time...

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diederik, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Great villa in a beautiful part of Crete

  • 5 of 5

The villa was an amazing find. It's in a great part of Crete, near Mount Ida and the mountain villages, as well as the seaside resorts. There is a lot of space around the villa. A great lawn for the kids to play football, as well as the pool and large patio area. It is very private, overlooked by no other house. Olive groves all around. Great walks nearby with amazing views to the mountain and coast. Dimitri was very helpful and he was very keen to help out if ever we had a problem. I thoroughly recommend this villa. The inside of the villa was well furnished and traditional in style. We stayed in the Easter when the days were warm but the nights cool, and Dimitri left us with a supply of logs so we had a log fire each night. We loved our stay here and fell in love with Crete as well!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed, thank you for this amazing review and we would really love to host you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nice, quiet location away from everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the villa in Oct, enjoying the surrounding scenery each day.

The villa is well appointed and is split into two units (upstairs and downstairs) that could easily accommodate two families on their holiday. Each unit is equipped well.

Directions were useful (googlemap directions from either airport) and we were met by a smile and welcome pack, which made arrival even better than expected.

We chose this area, so that we could easily reach most of the central area of Crete, and it is perfectly positioned for that. It's also near to some excellent shops, restaurants and beaches.

On our last evening, the villa owner cooked a fabulous roast meal for us, and gave us a sample of some locally made wine.

We hope to return to Crete again to explore more of the fantastic island and life there, and this villa will remain on our list of places to return to if we set up base in that area again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What can we say about this villa!?!

It was quite simply, everything we had hoped for and more. We were looking for the perfect getaway retreat and we certainly found it here. From the very start, the booking process was dealt with efficiently and professionally, and we can't thank Valia enough for her friendliness and dedication to making this process a smooth one. From timely emails to just generally keeping us updated, we couldn't have wished to deal with someone more helpful than Valia - thank you!

In terms of the villa, it is in such a stunning location, surrounded by wonderfully scenic mountain views, with a calm and tranquility in the air. The road leading up to the villa was certainly different, but it all added to the charm of the place! We have to thank Dimitris also for his friendly welcome, and his continual assistance throughout our stay. A really lovely guy who always had a smile on his face. It was also a really nice touch to have a home cooked meal made for us by the owner Manolis towards the end of stay - wonderful hospitality!

All in all, our stay at this villa was perfect! If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, and relax in a peaceful and secluded location, Villa Ioanna is the one! Our holiday in Crete 2016 will long stay in our memory! :)

Thank you once again Valia, Dimitris and Manolis!

Best wishes,

Christos (and all the Nicoli's)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christos, thank you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday in this lovely villa back in 2014, but haven't got round to reviewing it until now due to family reasons.

But even 2 years on and we remember vividly the wonderful holiday we had in this lovely villa. It's off the beaten track a bit, with access via a not so pretty road, but worth it once you get there. There was ample room for 2 families (4 adults, 4 kids) with so much outside space, the kids were in heaven.

Well equipped and very clean inside. What really made the trip was the excellent service offered by the owner and manager Manolis and Dimitris who made us feel incredibly welcome and did everything they could to ensure we were happy and settled. This was topped off with them cooking an amazing meal for us with enough food to feed a small army. Fabulous villa, great holiday, would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fran, thank you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
62.2 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Ioanna is located just 6 minutes away by car from Panormo, a friendly, seaside village, offering some beautiful sandy beach locations, ideal for families or couples.

Panormo is a tranquil resort, which has met a fast development in recent years, without however losing its traditional face. The wild beauty of the pure Cretan landscapes, the picturesque village, the beautiful beaches and easy access, have contributed to this development.

In Panormo there are actually two main beaches and a few smaller ones. As the name implies, Panormos is a natural harbor with calm waters. The harbor (Limanaki) beach in front of the village is the port of the area. It is sandy and has clear waters. It is ideal for children, as it is shallow and well protected from winds with piers, where the boats tie up. It is organized with umbrellas, showers, water sports and accommodation facilities around.

The second main beach named Limni is located just 200m west of the village. Similarly to the harbor beach, it’s a sandy beach, well protected by a rocky pier. Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkeling.

The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.

Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.

Rethymno city is just 20 minutes driving away from the villa. Finally, in panormo there is a bus station, with regular itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Panormos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Dec 2017 - 25 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low min stay
26 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low min stay
1 May 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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