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Traditional stone villas in Rethymno, Crete.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Vederi Estate is a complex of three traditional three bedroom villas (two villas with an attic and one with a ground floor bedroom with en suite jacuzzi) emerged in a environment of lush greenery offering the best of the natural, Cretan way of life. A unique experience in a comfortable, private accommodation in the tranquility of a natural park with animals, orchards, trees and the nearby village offering Cretan cuisine at its best. Set amongst thickly wooded oak and cypress tree forest, the Vederi Estate carries on a history of hospitality and cultural heritage of rural Crete.The place to relax, to contemplate, enjoy the stunning landscape of Crete.Three traditional stone villas welcome you through all out the year, located only 6 km from the City of Rethymno and 1 km from the picturesque village of Prines.For all that come to Vederi Estate becomes their second home, their 'jardin sacre'.

George Evangelou
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2017

About George Evangelou

We have settled in Rethymno with my wife and son since 2006 after we returned from Manchester UK where I spent many years to complete my training in Dermatology and my Doctorate thesis from the University of Manchester. I love nature, meditation, and music as I am musician myself. Vederi offers me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the stillness with great clarity experienced in the grounds and landscape of Vederi Estate. The flora and horticultural is breathtaking, we also have private gardens with a variety of herbs and spices of Crete. All orchards are to be enjoyed, the organic fruit, vegetables, spices of the Estate.

Why George Evangelou chose Rethymnon area

The land was passed down through our parents and we always wanted to make the best of a place with unique beauty and tranquility.

What makes this villa unique

Very close to the vibrant city of Rethymno with its amazing medieval architecture, long sandy beach and gourmet restaurants


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nikiforos Fokas in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful villa in a stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in one of the Vederi villas for 3 nights in July 2017. The booking process was easy and George answered any of our questions very quickly.

When we arrived I have to say that the villa exceeded our expectations -it really is beautiful with every amenity that you may need. However the best thing about the villa is its location. It is set in an olive grove and we had complete privacy.

There are various seating areas and the balcony affords a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside.

Everything is very clean and the bathrooms and showers were top quality. Beds were very comfortable too.

The villa is in a quiet area however it is only about 15 minutes drive away from Rethymnon. And if you don't want to go out the local tavernas deliver the tasty Greek food!

It is truly a perfect place that we only wish we had booked for longer

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catriona, Thank you so much for your thorough and kind review. We wish too you had stayed a little longer to give us the opportunity to offer you a little more Cretan hospitality as a token of your kindness. It's been a pleasure having you in Vederi Estate and hope to see you back one day. Kind regards, George
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An amazingly wonderful holiday, one never to be forgotten

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our holiday was simply outstanding. From our first contact with George he was most helpful and gracious when booking and throughout the holiday itself. When Irene met us at the estate on arrival she was also very gracious and such a warm person. The whole team were exceptionally helpful and served with excellence throughout, both in cleaning and maintaining the property and pool, and also there if we needed anything at all. A welcome pack was provided on arrival, which was such a help when you first arrive from a long journey.

The accommodation itself was simply outstanding. Beautifully maintained and cared for, excellent facilities, wonderful grounds and set in a peaceful valley of olive groves. Watching buzzards flying overhead, hearing cicadas singing away, soaking up the incredible peace all around, interacting with the dogs and cats/kittens - it was all just amazing.

We had a holiday above and beyond what we could have ever expected, and can only thank George and his team for making it such a memorable stay. We'd have stayed forever if we could. Crete is an amazing island with so much to do, beautiful beaches galore, lots of history to soak up and also wonderful restaurants and dining places. George's recommendations were so helpful, and we are just so grateful to him for providing us with the holiday of a lifetime.

We cannot fault Vederi Estate in any way. We will miss it, already do, and hope to return. I can thoroughly recommend any and all of the properties, anyone going here for a holiday will not be disappointed - exactly the opposite, they will be surprised and overjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vivienne, Thank you ever so much for your thorough review and your kindness which makes all the difference in the world for keeping us motivated to provide our best for keeping Vederi Estate at the top. It's been a great honour to have met your adorable family and we ll be delighted to host you again in Vederi Estate. Best wishes, George
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The villa was exactly as advertised, the setting quiet and rural, the house clean, well-appointed, with a lovely garden and swimming pool. The property is close to Rethymno, and an easy drive to its restaurants and tourist district. It's also centrally located in Crete, with major attractions within an hour or so drive. Our host was quick to respond to messages, helpful when needed, but otherwise left us to enjoy the place on our own. Which we did immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marius, Thank you very much for your kind words. It's been a great pleasure meeting you and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in Vederi Estate in the future. Kind regards, George
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Highly Recommended: fabulous villa and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here. The villa was beautifully appointed and in a lovely quiet location. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and was cleaned every few days with fresh towels and bed linen. The village of Prines has a couple of tavernas for when you don't want to venture too far (we loved Gianniko's) and Rethymnon has many fabulous restaurants. A great base to explore the island with George on hand to guide and help whenever needed. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been a privilege meeting you and your lovely family and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Kind regards, George
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Superb villa!

  • 5 of 5

In 25 years we never stayed twice at the same appartment/villa before, but Vederi Villa's made it worth to make an exception.

We stayed there in July 2015 for 10 days and came back August 2016. What makes Vederi Estate so special is the hospitality of George, his family and Poppi: the many treats on arrival (moussaka, wine, raki, bread, vegetables and fruits and so on), the way you are welcomed on arrival and waved goodbye on departure, George who is always on hand if there are any problems, etc.

The villa's are beautiful with comfortable beds, air conditioning and a lovely swimmingpool (with lots op plants and flowers) that is cleaned every day.

We enjoyed villa Calypso the most as its scenery/garden is so beautiful and private. Villa Kyveli is bigger though and has a great extra bathroom with jaccuzi.

The villas itself are cleaned every other day. We were surprised to see one day that even our dishwashing had been done!.

This year we had some problems with the wifi, apparently due to a new provider (as in 2015 the wifi was definitely excellent), problems that most probably will be dealt with already.

We can only recommend Vederi Estate to anyone who wants to enjoy a great value for money, five star accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"La villa bénéficie de to...

  • 5 of 5

"La villa bénéficie de tout le confort souhaitable et est décorée avec soin.

La situation permet de passer des vacances en famille en pleine nature, au milieu des oliviers (réserve naturelle) dans un endroit particulièrement calme et agréable mais à un jet de voiture des commerces et de la vivante et pittoresque ville de Rethymno.

Le propriétaire et sa famille vous réserverons un accueil exceptionnellement chaleureusement et ne manquerons pas de vous faire partager l''amour qu''il porte à leur région.

En conclusion, des vacances inoubliables..."

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Prines villlage

Take the national road to Rethymno city (from any airport in Crete). On the main junction to enter Rethymno turn right (south) to Atsipopoulo. When you reach Prines village follow the sign

to Vederi village. Vederi Estate is at the end of the village.

The area has many natural activities like hiking, horse riding and the Vederi gorge for the adventurous type. Vederi Estate is located below a small forest at 2 km (1.3 miles) from the nearest beach and only 6 km (3.8 miles, 10 minutes drive) from the vibrant city of Rethymno and its sandy beach (all distances have been measured with google earth).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Nikiforos Fokas, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discount depending on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.