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40 m2 private pool, 10 min walking to restaurants & shops, great for families!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 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

Warm hospitality touch, lovely location, BBQ facilities, free wi-fi!

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and an amazing fruit orchard Afroditi's House will turn your stay in a memorable experience. Afroditi's House is ideal for those wanting a villa vacation, immersed in the Crete countryside along with easy access to Rethymno town (just 20 minutes) and beautiful sandy beaches, such as Panormo (only 15 - 20 minutes).

Your hosts respectfully rearranged the indoor spaces, in a new way and they managed to transform it into an exceptionally tasteful guesthouse! A 40 m2 and 1.4 meters deep swimming pool was added in the relaxing garden and all the contemporary amenities are provided, so as to satisfy even the most demanding visitors.

But at the same time its original layout, traditional character and hospitable atmosphere were not affected! Afroditi's House still retains the essential benefits of the old wonderful house…the freshness and the open spaces that provide wonderful view towards all directions of the horizon! In Afroditi’s House you will enjoy complete peace, absolute privacy and of course the fresh and invigorating air of the countryside!

Stone and wood are the two main materials that exist both outside and inside the house, giving it a sense of warmth and intimacy. Afroditi’s House has all the right touches necessary for a graceful, nourishing holiday with family and friends. It can accommodate 10 guests, which makes it ideal for three to four couples with children or a big group of friends.


Outside Area

This wonderful house has a beautiful terrace, with a spacious siting area for your gatherings! You’ll also love al fresco dining in the beautiful garden, taking full advantage of the BBQ and pizza oven. Furthermore, guests can enjoy the private swimming pool, equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, which also offers stunning sunset views! Sunbathe and relax by the pool all day long, next to the amazing, well-kept garden with the season's vegetables and the fruit-bearing trees, Additionally, a bathroom can be found in terrace area!

Ground Floor

Entering the property guests find themselves in a cosy living room with a great open fireplace, creating a homely atmosphere and the kitchen. This rustically decorated, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for indoor dining with your family or friends! Moving on, you will meet two of the lovely bedrooms of the house, as well as a bathroom with shower.

First Floor

Climbing up the stairs and reaching the upper floor, another two comfortable bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom await the guests! All rooms are air conditioned, airy and sunny, making sure that you’ll get the rest you need!

Property Notes

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Excellent mattresses, towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house and garden.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a fridge with refrigerator, microwave, french coffee maker, toaster, electrical stove, oven, radio, TV with satellite reception, washing machine and dishwasher.

- Free Parking space at the front of the property.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ050Α0029401.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2013

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Rethymnon area

This a comfortable villa with ideal location to the country side of Crete! Live like the locals and enjoy all the amenities in walking distance from the house!

What makes this villa unique

Private regional cooking lessons, with our compliments once per your stay!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Margarites in Geropotamos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • 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
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , First floor
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with! Towels, shampoo and shower gel are provided!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First floor
  • The House has four bedrooms, two Double and two Twin! Linens are provided and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • 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: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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40 m2 private pool, 10 min walking to restaurants & shops, great for families!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Apologies for taking so long to submit a review. I got locked out of my account...!

Ideal getaway and perfect set up for 2 parties travelling together. The communal area by the pool and separate living quaters in the villa. The owners are very hospitable and will look after you well. You will need a car. Great tavernas just down the road. A very peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alistair, 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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secluded and relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

we had a relaxing family holiday in the very remote villa. our children loved the pool and the grandparents enjoyed the gardens and shady spots. the local town has lots of very good restaurants but it is a 30 minute drive. car is essential as is GPS as the villa is very remote!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, 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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Très jolie maison traditionnelle

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison, au calme, dans le village très beau de margarites ( connu pour ses Céramiques). Il faut environ 20 minutes pour rejoindre Rethymnon. Supermarché à 10 minutes. La maison convient tout à fait à 2 familles, car il y a 2 accès différents et 2 étages habitables. Nous étions très bien accueilli avec raki et corbeille de fruits , des notre arrivée. La maison est rénovée et fonctionnelle très jolie piscine . Ce fut un très agréable séjour . Nous reviendrons avec plaisir .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monique, thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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good time

  • 5 of 5

Dear Valia and family!

Thank you so mutch for the beautiful house and our warm service!

We hade a really nice time.

Greetings from Berlin

Elke and the hold family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elke, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again! It was our pleasure having you as guests!
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Très satisfaitsant

  • 4 of 5

Très belle maison avec une belle piscine adaptée à des séjours en famille.

Propriétaires charmants qui font honneur à l'´hospitalité crétoise . Arrivés tard le soir un énorme plat spécialité du coin nous attendait!! Nous avons également trouvé au retour de ballades de l'ouzo, des figues, un gâteau, du vin... rien à dire sur la propreté et l'entretien de cette maison.

Autour le Village de potier Margarites, le monastère d'Arkadi....

Une adresse à garder et à recommender.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gilles, 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! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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tolle Villa in guter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Villa, großzügige Raumaufteilung, sehr gut ausgestattet, top Service mit Reinigung alle paar Tage! Der Grillplatz mit einem riesigen Steintisch bietet ausreichend Platz zum Sitzen und Essen. Der Pool hat eine angenehme Größe zum Schwimmen, Liegen und Sonnenschirme sind ausreichend vorhanden. Die Villa liegt in einer angenehmen ruhigen Gegend oberhalb eines überaus netten Ortes, der zu Fuß erreichbar ist. Es war ein rundum toller Urlaub, sehr empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniela, 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! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Perama Health Center (Κέντρο Υγείας Περάματος)
"There is a Health Centre in the village which operates 24/7. For non-emergency medical treat..."
"Margarites village is undoubtedly one of the most important pottery centres in Crete, famous..."
Stafilakis Bakery
"A traditional bakery with a variety of freshly baked breads, rusks, cookies, sweets, located..."
Mouries Cafe -Taverna
"A traditional cafe and taverna in Margarites village. Tel: 0030 2834 092458"
Mandalos Taverna
"Located in Margarites, a traditional taverna where you can taste the local cuisine. Tel: 00..."
Apostolakis Mini Market
"A well stocked mini market in Margarites village"
Stafilakis butcher shop
"A butcher shop, where you can find fresh meat is located in Margarites village."
Fasoulis Mini Market
"There is a mini market in the village for your everyday needs."
Pancreta Bank
"Opening hours for banks are from 08:00 to 14.30 hours, Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to ..."
Kokkinos Cheese Shop
"If you wish to buy local cheese from a local producer you can go to Kokkinos Antonis, in Per..."
JoyRide.bike Cycling Crete
"JoyRide.bike was born out of the desire to make mountain biking & cycling adventures accessi..."
Relaxika Massage Specialist's Workshop
"If you wish to have a massage you could visit: Mr. Konstantinos Karras Location: Panormos Te..."
Cave Melidoni
"In the village of Melidoni you will find the Melidoni Caves, where there is a number of very..."
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (Μουσείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ελεύθερνας)
"The originality of this museum is that the objects of the permanent exhibition will be updat..."
Paraschakis Olive Oil
"We would recommend a visit to Paraschakis olive oil press, a modern family business, that pr..."
"It is a tranquil resort, which has met a fast development in recent years, without however l..."
"Two kinds of petrol can be found in the local petrol stations: unleaded and diesel. Please a..."
"Medicine prescriptions can be bayed from the Pharmacies situated in Perama village. Pharmaci..."
Greek Post (ELTA) (Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία ΕΛΤΑ)
"Correspondence can be handed out to the Post Office in Perama village for mailing. Opening h..."
"Welcome to the Island of reptiles! The impressive and rare collection of Reptisland, is wait..."
Atlantis Diving Center Panormo
"Scuba diving... fun and adventure for the whole family! For many years diving has become one..."
Syn.ka Super Market
"Large, well stocked super market for your every day needs. You will also find a good selecti..."
"Bali has four beaches, which are formed in sandy coves with nice greenish waters. The beache..."
JuraSplash Water Park
"Floating on the water, right on the beach, Jura Splash Waterpark includes a variety of wate..."
Klados Winery
"We would recommend a visit to Klados Winery, a small family business, that was started in 19..."
Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located in picturesque green rolling hills of the Rethymnon region, the village is well known for its pottery. The village, which has some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets, is well worth exploring. There is a good selection of cafes, traditional tavernas, a mini market a butcher’s and shops.

In Perama town, which is 15 minutes away by car, you will find everything that you might need like shops, bakery, grocery store, butcher’s, taverns, cafes, supermarkets, ATM machines, pharmacies, gas stations and post office.

Also Panormo, is a friendly sea side village, 20 minutes away by car and well know for its sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds, umbrellas. Water sports are also available.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.

Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.

The nearby Melidoni Cave has a rich history. Artefacts from the cave are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon. The myths surrounding the cave include the extraordinary story of Talos, a bronze giant.

Eleftherna, a Dorian and later Roman settlement, is 15 minutes away by car. This historic site is spectacular and surrounded by hills and gorges.

Arkadi Monastery is 20 minutes away, through rolling hills and gorge country. This active monastery is well worth a visit for the architecture alone, yet it tells one of the most compelling stories of Crete's rebellious history.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Margarites, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
4 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Dec 2017 - 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
Low season
1 Oct 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.