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High quality Stone made villa with private pool, garden-park & full privacy!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

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 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041 E 6061 01850 01

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2008

What makes this villa unique

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!  

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Eleftherna in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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High quality Stone made villa with private pool, garden-park & full privacy!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Villa Eleftherna. The vila itself is beautiful, fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean. The surrounding gardens are a delight and wonderfully maintained. The pool a sparkling blue oasis on a sunny day. We were blown away by welcome gifts of home-made olive oil, wine, honey and the most amazing fruit basket I've ever seen! The village is a pleasant 3 minute stroll away with easy access to the most welcoming tavernas and importantly - ice-cream!

We spent a couple of days in Rethymno (approx 25 minutes away), enjoying the old town, a fantastic frozen yoghurt shop (Yaourtaki) and jumping over ways in the sea. We visited Arkadi monastery (just down the road and very interesting); Limnopoulis water park (clean, fun and relaxing); Bali beach, and courtesy of the owners, Baja Beach Club which was delightful.

There are a number of attractive villas in the area, but surely what sets Villa Eleftherna apart is the care taken of you by George (the owner) and his family and team. Never intrusive, but totally approachable, generous, hospitable to an amazing degree, and totally taking care in ensuring that visitors to Villa Eleftherna have an amazing holiday. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eleftherna holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 9 adults, 2 children 5yrs and 6 yrs and a baby of 6 months. The accommodation was as described and had the available space to have 3 extra beds to cope with our family size. The house, pool and garden area was absolutely lovely, and all maintained to a very high standard. The service for cleaning and linen changes was regular and again to a very high standard. The owners were welcoming and generous with their time and supplied extras of olive oil, cakes, honey and cretian tea collected by George personally from the slopes of Mt.Psiloritis. The location was a quaint village with lovely mountain, and distant sea views. All in all we had a lovely family holiday, the weather was hot and sunny all the time which meant we stayed around the pool through the day and ventured out early evening. We all felt the service, accommodation and especially the family were 5 star and would have no hesitation in recommending" a holiday to get away from it all".

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Eleftherna is situated in a quiet village about 30 minutes drive from the coast. We were a party of 9, 4 adults and 5 Children. We all had a fabulous holiday and wished we could have stayed longer!

George (the owner) has put a lot of thought and love into his villa and garden. Everything was exceptionally clean and the garden was beautifully cared for. We spent our days relaxing by the pool or down at the beach, in the evenings we made good use of the excellent BBQ area.

George was extremely hospitable, supplying us with homemade wine, olive oil and honey and a delicious cake made by his wife, which our children particularly enjoyed!

This villa is an absolute haven, so peaceful and surrounded by stunning views, we would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the villa 17/05/17 for one week. This villa is immaculate. The amount of space, layout, pool and gardens are excellent, everything is spotlessly clean.We met part of the family and they couldn't be more welcoming with George regularly cleaning the pool and gardens. It was a pleasure to meet you.

The villa is inland a little way, not overlooked at all in a historic village which has a few places for a snack or more and drinks, very peaceful.

A drive of less than 30 mins to Rythemnon on good roads is well worth it with some very good restaurants around the harbour, ( we really liked La Boheme )

We would definitely visit villa Eletherma again

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holidays in Villa Eleftherna

  • 5 of 5

From 8.-15. April 2017 we spent a wonderful week in Villa Elefhterna. Even before our actual vacation were the detailed pre-information, the precise directions and the nice mail contacts exemplary. On arrival the owner oft he house surprised us with nice welcome gifts, including drinks, bread, a large bottle of excellent olive oil and a large fruit bowl.

The house itself was clean and fully equipped, the garden and the pool perfectly well-kept. Especially impressed us the nice, helpful care, which we could take up at any time by telephone. For the cold evenings we could even turn on the heating.

We would like to mention the quiet and interesting location of Villa Eleftherna, as the excavation "Ancient Eleftherna" and a great archaeological museum are only a few minutes away.

We noticed that all the previous guests of Villa Eleftherna were enthusiastic about the house and the service - the proof came from the guestbook, which is full of praise.

Should you rent the house, we have another tip for you: In the village there is a small market, but the opening times are irregular. Unfortunately, the bakery delivers fresh bread too late for breakfast. It is recommended to take bread on the previous day and to crisp up at home.

Conclusion: The Villa Eleftherna is absolutely recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

This was the best villa we have ever stayed in. It's beautifully laid out and decorated and very comfortable. The garden is lovely to sit in and not overlooked, with a really good barbecue (with everything provided) and pool. However, what really made it stand out was the extraordinary helpfulness and friendliness of the owner! When we arrived, there was a huge bowl of fruit awaiting us, with his own honey, wine, raki and olive oil. He and his wife brought us homemade cake while we were there and showered us with presents when we left. They could not have been kinder or more welcoming hosts, without being at all intrusive. We managed to leave our camera behind and they posted it to us. Kostas and his team were also very helpful and there was a phone in the villa so we could phone them for free during office hours. We didn't need them much, but it was comforting to know that they were on hand. We had a really lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (Μουσείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ελεύθερνας)
Μονή Αρκαδίου (Arkadi Monastery)
Melidoni Cave (Σπήλαιο Μελιδονίου)
Sfendoni Cave in Zoniana
Ideon Andron
Taverna Mantalos
Apollonia tavern
Klados Winery
Nearest Airport
81 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
19 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Chania-Heraklion new national road
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Psiloritis Taverna
Nearest Beach
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 and the newly built museum of Ancient Eleftherna and has about 400 inhabitants today. The archaeological site and the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna are worth a visit for discovering and feeling the ancient history of the area.

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) and the new built museum, Arkadi (7 km away), Margarites (6 km) the cave of Melidoni (22 km away), Zoniana (32 km away), Anogia (37 km 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').


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Eleftherna, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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