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Villas with private pool & BBQ area - ALKYONI

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking




Alkyoni villa has four bedrooms with double beds and can accommodate 8 people. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan Living/Dining room with a sitting area and TV corner with satellite TV, DVD, and fully equipped kitchen with dining table, fridge/freezer and electric oven. From the living room there is a door that leads to the pool. The big open windows that the villa has and the comfortable balconies offer the opportunity to enjoy the stunning view to the sea. There are delightful gardens with aromatic herbs, a swimming pool with comfortable sun beds and umbrellas and also parking space. In the basement there is a big playroom (billiard, football table and chess) with a dining table, fireplace, a kitchenette and a shower/WC. Air conditioning is provided all year long and central heating if the villa is booked in winter is available. For additional photos you can visit our personal website www.cretevillas.net or ask us for more details.

About the property


Alkyonides villas are two separate detached private properties. These lovely self- catering holiday rentals are special for all ages. Each villa can accommodate 8 people. There are 4 bedrooms with own bathrooms, a fully- equipped kitchen and a living room. Moreover there is a room for children and teenagers where they can spend their time playing mini soccer, billiard or chess. The adults can also enjoy their drink listening to music. The villas are among olive groves and have a stunning view on the sea. Each villa has its own pool, landscaped illuminated gardens and convenient areas for lazy cocktails and/or dining. The villas can ensure privacy and calm. Moreover the comfortable sun beds and umbrellas give the opportunity to relax savouring a glass of wine by the pool and enjoy a romantic evening. These exceptional villas are 10 minutes apart from the sea and the town of Rethymno.

Irini Tsompanaki
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to this place by chance, nevertheless we enjoyed our stay very much! This place is calm and beutiful-perfect for relaxing...

Our children loved the pool and billiard.

Thank you very much for the great hospitality!
Apr 2015
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Our services: Cleaning/ Towels-Linen change every 3 days, Pool towels provided, Cleaning-Pool maintenance every 1 or 2 days,
Garden maintenance 2-3 times per week


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Xiron Chorion in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 double bed, which can be split into two single beds also
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 double bed, which can be split into two single beds also
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Perfect, relaxing location for our family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Our two families stayed for 2 weeks in the Alkyoni villa. There were 9 of us in total and the villa was the perfect size.

Irini, the owner, couldn't do enough for us, including ordering taxis when we struggled to be understood on the phone! The villa was very clean and Irini offered to clean the villa at very regular intervals (more than we have ever been offered in previous holiday accommodation) although we asked that it only be cleaned twice during our stay so that we didn't have to leave the villa.

The location of the villa is very rural (apparently the area is known as the 'dry village' by locals) so a car is required to get around. We got taxis into the local town most nights which cost approx 15 Euros each way. However the rural location did mean that during the days we had complete privacy and no concerns about making too much noise.

We had a wonderful holiday here and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely peace...

  • 5 of 5

A high quality house, purpose made for holidays,

glorious poolside, eating in, or outdoors by the fabulous grill BBQ area. An exceptinally quiet area, but minutes from the noisy beaches and bustle of Reythemon only makes you happier to return. Lovely hosts who gave good advice and kept the house and grounds spotless.

The walk from the door out to the gorge and its contrasting greenery is a secret bonus. Indianna Jones meets the lost valley of dinosaurs ! and its eccentric "banana cafe" must surely be Cretes best kept secret...

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa- great service!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful time here! We enjoyed the swimming pool and the game room a lot. The weather was amazing and always sunny! We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay.. The villa is close to everything: shops, beach, supermarket. We will certainly come back. Thank you for everything Irini!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Crete villa

  • 5 of 5

With a 2 family holiday planned we needed a villa with ample space and found this gem. This villa Surpassed our expectations and had plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to offer. The villa was spotless and cleaned regularly and even provided beach towels which was a great touch. Kids cots and high chairs were also provided and gated stairs meant the young kids were safe. The outside pool was a good size for all and the additional games room was perfect for the kids. We had a few BBqs early evening too which was also nice.

Location wise was ideal being just off the beaten track but a 5 min drive to nearby beach, shops and restaurants. Secluded villa meant you had privacy too. Irini was a fantastic host and clearly looks after the villas. I would recommend to anyone looking to visit Crete as this place ticks all the boxes and then some.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely villa experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a fabulous stay in Crete and we couldn’t have wished for a better base than this villa. Over the years we have rented many private villas but this is certainly one of the best. The facilities and cleanliness are second to home. We enjoyed some lazy days by the pool, which the kids loved. Thanks to Irini for your hospitality and for maintaining the villa to very high standards. We would love to come back again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible place and perfect hosting !

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described on the ad : big, very clean and well maintained.

Rooms are quiet and big.

Kitchen is full of accessories

The pool is amaaaaazing ! We spent hours till night playing with kids and enjoying it after the long walks we did in Samaria, Chania or Balos lagoon.... ANd the garden is a really quiet place to have a rest.

Pfiou ! Incredible holidays we had there !

Irini's hosting is just perfect : carefulness, always smiling and available when we had questions. Really a beautiful person !

I hope we will be able to come back some day. No question about where to go.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Chania & Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Rethymno beach
Car: recommended

The villas are conveniently situated for sightseeing around the island being centrally located east to west and about 2,5 Km from the National Road which runs west to east along the north coast, allowing access to the many historic archeological sites around Crete, (Knossos Palace being the most famous) and also to the numerous beaches on the north and south coasts.In less than 20 km from the villas the opportunity to enjoy many activities such as rock climbing, horse trekking, coastal/forest paths is available. Also activities that have to do with the sea like bathing, water skiing, jet ski, sailing, boat trips, fishing. Being only 10 minutes apart from Rethymno city the renters of the villas can easily find attractions and ways of relaxation such as Bars/pubs, discotheque, restaurants, nature reserve, exhibition centres, historical sites, museums, summer theatre/ festivals, cellar and wine tasting, beauticians. Also bakeries, super markets and groceries are only 10 minutes far.