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Traditional villa & Private Pool. Not overlooked, with fantastic views. Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Panormos, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - Scenic rural area, all local amenities. Tavernas, cafenions and supermarkets within a 5 minute walk.

The villa is set in a tranquil, rural area very close to the unspoilt resort of Panormos with all of its facilities and great beaches. Located on the top plot of a small complex of 9 villas it offers total privacy and is not overlooked by other properties. It is unique in so much as there are 3 levels to the property. The lower level contains the garden with a variety of fruit trees, shrubs and plants. There is a flight of steps up to the second level, a large shaded patio area surrounded by fragrant honeysuckle and bougainvillea, a great place for a barbecue. Then steps upwards to the top level where the villa and swimming pool are located. There are several patios here, the first being outside the villa entrance with fantastic views over the valley, ideal for breakfast. Behind the villa there is a unique balcony and great views. Behind the carport there are several private patio areas for you to soak up the sun. Parasols, sun-beds, tables and chairs have been provided for you.

Property Manager
David Addy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, david.addy01@gmail.com
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About David Addy

Being half Greek myself, with roots in Chania, my wife and I decided it would be great to visit the island and see if we could trace some of my roots. We first visited Crete in 2002, we hired a car and toured the island for 2 weeks. The more we saw of the island, the more we loved it and we both said it was the place we wanted to retire to later in life. Luckily a UK company were building several projects in the Roumeli area and when we first saw the plot we now own, there was no hesitation in making our decision. Even as a bare plot the views were stunning. We were also able to design the internal structure, turning what was our dream into a reality. Once you've visited Roumeli and the nearby resorts, you're hooked, there is a kind of magic about the whole area urging you to return!

David Addy purchased this villa in 2004

Why David Addy chose Roumeli

Irinikos Villa is in an elevated position offering fantastic panoramic views of the whole valley, miles of olive groves, vineyards, farms and mountain ranges in the distance. Being high up also affords us total privacy, the villa and pool are not overlooked by any other properties. The village itself has 2 great supermarkets, 3 Taverna's a couple of local sleepy cafenions and a public telephone, everything you may need and all within a 5 minute walk from the villa. A 20 minute walk takes you to the lovely unspoilt seaside resort of Panormos. There are some great sandy beaches, any number of tourist shops and terrific Taverna's catering for everybody’s taste in this village. For the more adventurous there are also beach rides and boat tours running from the small but very quaint harbour.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a quiet, relaxing retreat and unlike other villas has 3 levels, the top level with the villa itself, a swimming pool and ample patio areas to soak up the sun. Covered pergola areas offer a quick retreat if, as is often the case, the sun gets too hot. At night you may want to stand or sit on the balcony, watch the moon ripple on the Mediterranean across the valley and listen to the chirp of cicadas.

A short flight of steps from the top level takes you down to a second and more shaded patio area surrounded by fragrant honeysuckle and bougainvillea bushes where your can still see across the valley but in a more shade and cooler area.

Continue down the steps and it takes you into the lower garden where you can just wander around looking at a variety of plants, trees and shrubs. You may even see a local peacock or two as they live wild in the valley but are not shy or dangerous in any way.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at Irinikos villa in September of 2011. It was simply heaven on earth. At first I was a little concerned about the lack of air conditioning but the position of this villa simply means you do not notice its absence as there is a gentle breeze blowing through the property at all times. The pool is wonderful, the views breathtaking. Waking up, looking over the mountains, eating breakfast on the private patio next to the villa entrance, is peace on earth. The villa has everything you could need. Sun loungers, TV/DVD (great for the kids), washing machine, iron etc.

This villa is the perfect place to charge up your batteries. It's in walking distance of the local supermarkets but I think you really need a car if you are to enjoy the nearby facilities. Panormos is pretty and has a plethora of local Taverna’s and restaurants. The old town of Rethymno is stunning. All in all a perfect place that I will be returning to next year with my parents, to 'share the experience'.

Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Roumeli in Mylopotamos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom has a wet room style en-suite room, with shower, toilet, sink and bathroom cabinet. There is a second family bathroom with bath and over bath shower with privacy curtain, toilet and sink with bathroom cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms -1 with double bunks) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double room with double bed, triple wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables and CD/DVD/TV facilities. A second double room has 2 sets of bunk beds, double wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables. Both rooms have French doors leading out to the pool.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Irinikos villa has a front garden which has been planted with Bougainvilleas, Yucca plants, Olleander and other small hardy shrubs. It also hosts the solar water panels. There are a variety of plants and shrubs on the rockery behind the pool, with an olive tree in the top corner moving down a short flight of stairs to the second level there is a large sheltered patio area with that shelter provided by trained Bougainvilleas and scented Honeysuckle plants. This area is boarded by a covering of small mediterranean oak trees and indeginous shrubery with a handrail to that left hand side for safety. Moving down the stairs to the lower level is the main part of the garden which has been planted with various fruit trees, Yukka plants, roses, olive trees, A large Carob tree, and assorted mediterranean shrubbery. Again there is a handrail to the left and dwarf mediterranean oak trees all the way down to the garden. Utility Room: The outside utility room is equipped with a washing machine, barbeque, clothes airer, iron and ironing board and electrical points. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and after your departure. All bed linen and towels are supplied and these are refreshed weekly for those staying more than one week. Additional mid week cleaning can be arranged at your cost. Other: The second bedroom is ideal for a family with children. It is equipped with 2 sets of bunk beds. There is a double wardrobe with drawers underneath to keep all items of clothing. The top bunks can of course be removed if requested. French doors to pool.


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Traditional villa & Private Pool. Not overlooked, with fantastic views. Sleeps 6
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February Stopover

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for more ! The owners are warm friendly, prompt to reply, full of ideas, very keen to help and provide you with all the information you need. What a fantastic stay at the villa with its newly installed double glazing. The real wood burner quickly raised the temperature from 18 degrees, the same as outside to 24 degrees which heated the whole house. The weather was pretty good for February and there was some warm sunshine, but it rained as well. No problems buying whatever I needed at the village's 2 supermarkets and the facilities for self catering are second to none. The hosts Cheryl and Stefanos looked after me really well and regularly made sure I was OK, great people.

The views across the valleys were smashing irrespective of the weather. The people I met were warm and friendly and even a cat adopted me during my stay. There's a very good selection of books and videos to watch but also a great choice of English films on the TV after about 9pm. Even in winter, everything you need is just a 5 minute walk away. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and for those just wanting a weeks break from it all then this would be the ideal place to come. Everything you need is at hand and it's a home away from home but away from the fast track lives we lead today as well. I will be returning now that I've found the place, perhaps next time in the summer, to see the sights all over the island. A really great winter holiday !!!

Thank you to you both for sharing IRINIKOS Villa with me.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review ! Given you're our first February guest, It's nice to know that even in the middle of winter, guests can still enjoy the comforts and warmth of the villa. It was a pleasure to help you with planning your journey as well and it seems we also achieved our own goals of making every effort we can to ensure all of our guests feel very much at home on arrival, after a smooth journey to get there. Knowing that you made good use of the facilities we have provided informs us that our vision, of our house being your house for a while, is also being realised. It was a pleasure to host you from the day you booked with us, through to this point in time softer your return. We would be very happy to welcome you back as yet another of our return guests, at any time in the future. Thank you for staying with us and we wish you well for that future ahead of you.
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Lovely Spacious and tranquil Villa in a quiet unspoilt village near Rethymno.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a quiet village location. We have stayed in this Villa three times and really enjoyed the quiet location in a small village. The villa is not overlooked and is very spacious and well equipped. David and Veronica have made vast improvements during the last few years we have stayed there, including double glazing which has made it even more comfortable and cosy. Five minutes by car down to the sea front it's perfect for a lovely peaceful holiday.

We would highly recommend this villa and hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely homely villa in a very picturesque location in crete

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week at Dave and Veronica's villa in crete! And definitely planning to return. The villa was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The rooms are spacious and clean. Directions and Arrival is very well organised. The scenery that surrounds the villa is exceptional and it is very secluded.

The pool area is perfect having shaded areas all day long. Beautiful breakfasts over sunrise and tranquil dinners over sunsets - just perfect

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

Really nice villa with superb views in a central Cretan location not far from some great beaches at Bali and Panormos. Very well maintained, clean, modern accommodation. Only downsides are no Wifi or UK TV but bring DVDs and books instead! No air conditioning either - which didn't bother me - but fans are provided. The pool is great with steps at one end - check the depth, as it's the same throughout if you have kids. Our two (8 and 10) managed well enough though it was just out their depth by a few inches. Quiet village with an excellent Taverna and local shops in walking distance. Ideal location to explore Crete - with a car being a necessity, of course. Owners and locals were very helpful. Would highly recommend for a relaxing and quiet stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday in the lovely villa located in the friendly village of Roumeli.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us as much as we enjoyed having you as our guests. We hope that you will have taken away some fond memories of Irinikos Villa, our village and not least of all, the island of Crete itself. It would of course be a great pleasure to welcome you back, like so many of our other guests over the years, at any time in the future and we thank you for spending your holiday with us. Kind regards... David and Veronica.
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A fantastic villa in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my Wife and 2 young boys stayed in Villa Irinikos back in mid August 2016.

Firstly the booking process was made so stress free with David & Veronica being extremely friendly and helpful.

We had been to the Panormos area of Crete previously but wanted to go back for a week of just chilling out with our boys so we needed a villa that catered to entertain 2 boys. The space, layout, outside spaces, pool were exactly what we looking for.

The boys had lots to do, and when they needed a bit of quiet time inside the DVD collection was a godsend! (we are now very much into Harry Potter!)

The villa has lots of space. Bedrooms were perfect, with the double bunk beds in one room the boys had 4 beds to choose from of an evening! The main bedroom was also perfect. Plenty of space for clothes and luggage. The bathrooms were also great (a choice of a shower or a bath was good for kids)

The living/dining room area was a great size, and provided some beautiful views out to sea and some amazing sunsets! (best washing up view I have ever had!)

We had literally everything we needed, iron, toaster, sandwich maker, filter coffee maker, alarm clocks and a couple of large fans. The outhouse also has a washing machine which was a great bonus for a mid week wash (2 kids!)

The villa is part of a group of others villas but as you are above everyone else its easy to forget that and the un-interubted views out to sea and behind to the mountains were amazing. We timed it right for an amazing full moon rising over the mountains!

The pool was great for my boys (4&6yrs old) good steps down into it. The pool is the same depth all the way across.

You can sunbathe all day next to the pool or grab some shade in the cosy chairs at the side of the villa.

Panormos itself is wonderful, we had a hire car (a contact through David and Veronica) so found it easy to get around. Supermarkets can be found 2mins drive from the villa in Roumeli but we found this one a little hit and miss. It's worth going to Panormo or Perama for a good shop. Both these towns also have every other amenity you would need.

Cheryl and Stefanos look after the villa on behalf of D&V and were also excellent. From meeting us with the keys at 11.30pm to very kindly inviting us to a little bbq they were having. A fantastic evening, lots of homemade local wine consumed!

I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone!

Thanks again David and Veronica, we hope to return! :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kastro Apartments Panormo
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Heraklion (Katzanzakis)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
110 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Roumeli Village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We are always willing to try and help you obtain any information you may request about specific interests or hobbies you may want to experience whilst on Crete and have experience with a variety of hobbies and interests.


A 15 or 20 minute walk takes you to the small tourist village of Panormos which has a variety of sandy beaches and pebbled coves. A 10 minute drive down the coastline will take you to the very popular tourist resort of Bali which has some really wonderful sandy beaches. A 25 minute drive takes you to the main town of Rethymnon which literally has miles of sandy beaches between there and Heraklion for you to choose from.


The villa is approximately a 40 minute taxi ride from Heraklion airport and about a 55 minutes taxi ride from Chania airport. Unless you don't wish to leave the villa property during your stay we very much recommend you hire a car as there are so many wonderful sights to see across the island. We would be more than happy to highly recommend the company we have used for the last 10 years on request


The villa is on the boundary of Roumeli. Less than 2km away is the sleepy resort of Panormos with is quaint cobbled streets, fishing harbour and beaches. 6km away from the villa is the small town of Perama. 10km away is the popular tourist resort of Bali. A 13km trip to the interior takes you to the hand crafted pottery and lace producing villages of Anogia and Margerites. Rethymno with all its sights is a 25km drive away and a must visit for all, Knossos palace in Heraklion is about 65km away.

Further Details:

Shops that cater for nearly all of our guest’s needs are within a 5 minute walk from the villa. The nearest medical centre which can easily be found is located at the top end of the village. The nearest cash point can be found in Panormos less than 2km away and the nearest bank is located 6km away in the town of Perama along with plenty of choices for shopping, from DIY to supermarkets, clothes stores, dentists and chemists.

For those seeking a little more fun, Panormos is the local place for beach rides and local sightseeing tours. Rethymno has a lot more to see and do in terms of historical sightseeing, tours and culture. There is also a great open market in the old part of the town where you can buy almost everything. There is also a ferry port in Rethymno that you can use for day trips to several other islands, the beautiful island of Santorini for instance.

The capitol, Heraklion and Chania offer more sights and facilities than can be seen in one day. Guests should perhaps plan a day’s visit in advance. There is a fantastic water park about 1 hours drive away from the villa, a really good day out for the family. Waterworld can be found high in the hills near the islands most popular tourist resort of Malia. The plains of Lasithi and Osmalos plateau, one of the largest plateaus in Europe where most of the islands produce is grown are also fairly close by. The trip up there takes you into the mountains and you will see some stunning views.

An hour and a half in the opposite direction and across the island gets you to the south coast on the Libyan sea. The waters on this side of the island are crystal clear and there are some really great areas for diving and snorkelling. The sea life swims around your ankles as soon as you step into the water. There are several ancient sites, main tourist resorts and beaches to visit along the south coast. At the eastern most tip of the island is the resort of via, the only tropical resort in southern Euro


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
General enquiries and booking requests can be made using two routes. You can contact us directly through our own website which will supply you with much more details about the villa and Crete or alternatively simply use the facilities provided here.

We normally ask for 50% of the rental at time of booking with the remainder being paid shortly before you leave for your holiday. There is a booking system on our own website at www.a-villa-in-crete if you prefer to use it.

Changeover Day:
We have no specific changeover dates but if guests are leaving and arriving on the same day we do ask that you vacate the villa by midday. If no other guests are following on from your stay then please feel free to leave as and when you wish on that day.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are offered to guests wishing to stay longer than 3 weeks. Guests wishing to stay for longer than five weeks or long term rental are offered substantial discounts.

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.