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Luxury stone made villa with private pool & Jacuzzi, garden-park.



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 in beds up to 10

Villa Eleftherna is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002923801.

Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Eleftherna, Villa Eleftherna is a superb rural hideaway, stone-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees it is more than a country cottage or a holiday villa. Built on the highest spot of the village, it offers breathtaking views on the Cretan Sea, Mountain 'Psiloritis' and the whole area.

Private but not remote, Villa Eleftherna is next to the village square, where you can find traditional taverns, cafes and a mini-market.

The villa indoors contains two floors. On the ground floor there is an open plan area where you will find the living room, the dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen. From the living room and the kitchen there is access to the veranda and the pool-garden area. Also on the ground floor there is one bedroom with a double bed and one with two single beds. Finally there is a full bathroom with bath between the two bedrooms.

On the first floor there is the main bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom with the Jacuzzi and one more bedroom with two single beds. Also from the first floor you will have access to the enormous veranda which offers panoramic views of the sea!

Outdoors there is a fenced area which contains the 40 square meters swimming pool, the garden park under the tree, the barbecue area, one veranda with a seating area and many flower gardens!

Activities: The convenient location of Villa Eleftherna allows easy access to the sights of the island and offers the opportunity to various activities; relaxing walks in the countryside, hiking, mountain biking or climbing trips can be easily organised. We offer 4 mountain bikes and light hiking equipment (batons) at your disposal for free.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

My name is Kostas Vasilakis. Villa Eleftherna was built by my father a few years ago! I manage the web marketing and reservations and he manages everything in order the house to be perfect for a pleasant stay!

I have studied marketing and business management. Being already an owner of a very successful villa, I started to manage other villas 2 years ago.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas where they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their house better and guests to relax and have the best experience on their holidays with 24/7 service providing advice for all the matters during their stay.

My company which is located in 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041 E 6061 01850 01

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Abbiamo prenotato convinti dalle foto e dalle recensioni dei precedenti ospiti, e dopo aver passato quindici giorni a Creta ospiti della villa ...non saremmo più tornati a casa.

Le foto non rendono la bellezza della casa, fornita di tutto, tv satellite e internet wifi, piscina bellissima giardino, spazi per stare tranquilli e per condividere la vacanza con altre persone. Noi eravamo due famiglie per un totale di 7 persone, 4 adulti e 3 bambini.

Ogni coppia aveva la sua camera, matrimoniale per i grandi e due letti per camera per i bambini. Da segnalare oltre la villa che ha tutto ciò che promette anche la grande cordialità del proprietario, che ogni giorno veniva a sincerarsi che tutto andasse bene, senza essere minimamente invadente e che ci ha cucinato alla griglia l'ultima sera una cena ottima insieme alla moglie e ai figli. Abbiamo passato una serata veramente conviviale e amichevole.

(Review copied from tripadvisor)
Jul 2011
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20 Reviews

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This is Crete!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the real Crete with all the benefits of a perfect acommodation, then Villa Eleftherna is a prime choice. We (a party of 9, seven adults and two children) spent two wonderful weeks there and felt like we could have go on forever. Photos are doing a little bit of injustice to the property: spotless clean, very well organized space inside and outside and a view to die for, overlooking both the small village and the sea. Tavernas with the robust and tasty Cretan food are within walking distance, and the small supermarket at the entrance of the village provides you with everything basic. Chania is some 80 km away and the beautiful Southern beaches are some 45 minutes away, so having a car is a must, but driving around and getting to know the land and the people are part of the experience. Yorgos and his family are the main plus: welcoming and helpful out of their hearts, being always there when needed, providing you with valuable infos on restaurants, beaches, beautiful places. Tips: visit Schinaria beach in the South, visit Margarites and eat at Mantalos, go see Amari Valley (excellent tavern in Menoras) and the Arkadiou Monastery. And taste Yorgos' superb agoureleo (the olive oil he makes in November out of unripe olives), you will become Cretan on the spot. A big thanks for the best two weeks we have had at the Mediterranean so far!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house, location and host

  • 5 of 5

If you do not mind staying a bit away from the city ( 25 minutes ) this house is a pearl. Fantastic loaction with view over the mountains and sea fare away in the horizion. Fantastic house in very high quality. A fantastic warm and kind host and top service from the intire team / agency. Car is a must so you can explore the many fantastic sites in Crete. The pictures show you eactly what you get and we can highly recomend you to book this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully luxurious stay! The beautiful, well designed home offered us space for three adults and three teens with much to do for all of us! The whole family was a font of information and hospitality and we can't wait for our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 5 adults and 2 kids) had a great stay in Villa Eleftherna! What a wonderful place to spend your holidays. The house is beautifully situated, with a great panoramic view of the small village, the tower of Ancient Eleftherna, the sea and the mountains. A lot of interesting places, sand or pebble beaches and nice villages and cities are nearby. Besides all the large balconies there are several nice spots around the house and in the garden to sit with all your family or friends. Everything is very well maintained with a lot of love and kept really clean. The house is also fully equipped, there wasn't a thing we missed during our stay. It's a very pleasant and beautiful villa, it looks even better than in the pictures.

But the best thing about our stay in this villa was the kindness and hospitality of the owner, Georgios, and his family. We really enjoyed all of their homemade gifts like honey, olive oil, Easter cookies and especially the raki. We hope we will be back some day!

Also Kostas and the crew from Etouri made sure that every question was answered before and during our stay. Sophia called several times to check in on us, which was very nice. Thank you all, efcharisto poli!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir , 2 Familien, verbrachten unsere Herbstferien in dieser traumhaften Villa in perfekter Lage mit Blick bis zum Meer. Wir waren beeindruckt vom mehr als freundlichen Empfang. Das Haus war top. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Das am besten ausgestattete Haus, was wir je hatten ( europaweit). Das gesamte Inventar war ohne Mängel, die Betten sauber. Die Vermieter waren jederzeit bereit uns Wünsche zu erfüllen.

Wir kommen gern wieder und empfehlen es weiter.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning villa in traditional setting

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday in a large beautifully finished villa set in an elevated position above a old Crete village. Very private, not overlooked at all, stunning views of the mountains and the sea in the distance.

A couple of lovely tavernas in the village and plenty in surrounding towns and villages. Beaches are all different (sandy, rocky, pebbles coves etc) and depending on your preference not too far to drive. August is a busy month however so some will be quite full.

We had an amazingly warm welcome from the Vasilakis family who own the villa and nothing was too much trouble if we needed anything. They even baked lovely treats for us when they came to clean the villa every 3 days.

Fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion Airport at 81 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Platanias area at 19 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rethymno port at 23 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chania-Heraklion new national road at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Psiloritis Taverna at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Stavromenos at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Our villa is located in central Crete in Eleftherna village giving you the advantage to combine mountain and sea. You can make a tour of the villages around or visit some of the most well known beaches on the north coast. The village of Eleftherna is well known because of the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna and has about 400 inhabitants today. The surrounding area is quiet, a place where you can relax and feel “away from it all”. The village has one traditional tavern, a few traditional cafes and a mini market!

Given the location of the village and the landscape, there are numerous attractive hiking and cycling routes. The European path E4 crosses the village and passes through behind the building. The villa provides 4 mountain bicycles and light hiking equipment (batons) for free. Visitors can also easily explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna (which is a stone-throw away), Arkadi (7km away), Margarites (6km) the cave of Melidoni (22km away), Zoniana (32km away), Anogia (37km away).

The owner of the villa, George Vasilakis, is an experienced member of the Climbing Club of Rethymno and he will be glad to help with any relevant information on beautiful scenic routes and paths you can walk, ride on the bikes or drive. If you are lucky enough, your stay may coincide with one of the guided trips the Climbing Club organizes around the island (you can participate after arrangement). For the adventure-seekers, you will be given the necessary information when you arrive!

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different 'location category' on Homeaway affiliate websites, depending on their categorized locations (each affiliate website has its own 'location categories').


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Medium season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Cancellation Policy
If a booking is cancelled 4 months prior to the guest’s check-in date, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, if the reservation is cancelled after the above period, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a booking is cancelled 20 days or less prior to the guest’s check-in date, the balance paid is non-refundable.

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Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

Unique benefits of our villa are: - The villa is built on a hill just outside of the village Eleftherna offering 100% privacy and amazing views! - It is just a “stones throw” away from one of the most historical areas in Crete, the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna.  - According to our previous guests (you can read the reviews), the villa has a perfect layout and  is equipped with everything you can imagine!  - Fenced and safe garden park for children!  - Swimming pool that can be isolated from young children. - You will love to relax under the natural tree shade! - Quiet and away from it all! - Traditional tavern and mini market just a few meters away! - Free bicycles and light hiking equipment. - If you enjoy country walks, my father who is an experienced member of Rethymno’s climbing club would love to guide you or take you with him on organised excursions for free! - Finally you will realise what Cretan hospitality means on meeting my family and locals who live in the village nearby!  

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 190 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The villa has two bathrooms, one in each floor and the bathroom upstairs has Jacuzzi!


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Child Bed, 2 Cot, Child beds & Cots are removable
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The sofa beds are in the living room. Also the child beds and the cots are removable. We also can provide you 2 removable air-beds! Each floor has one bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with 2 singles beds. All the bedrooms have air condition, closet and orthopaedic mattresses.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!

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