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200 Year Old Converted Barn in mountain village location near to Panormo Crete



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
200 year old villa in Pasalites, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Mountain Village, Suiting Walkers, Cyclists, or Couples and Newlyweds Wishing A Romantic Getaway

Converted 200 year old barn, in the mountain village of Pasalites, near Perama and 7km south of Panormo and the beaches, makes a romantic and quiet base for couples, walkers, cyclists or couples wanting to be away from the crowds. Villa Alexander is a studio style one bed villa with enclosed garden and real well. It is in easy reach of Heraklion, Rethymnon and several ancient and historical sites, including Eleftherma, Melidoni, Arkadia and Rethymnon. It has single studio style accommodation, with kitchenette, seating area with TV etc, raised bedroom area and separate bathroom. The stone walls and timber ceilings make this a very warm and relaxing location. The private courtyard garden gives privacy for eating and relaxing. A child cot can be provided on request. Not suitable for wheelchairs, but can be used by restricted mobility. It is incredibly peaceful and relaxing!

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We like Crete....always have ...ever since we were students coming here backpacking. In 2008 we built our first house here, in Ag Galini on the south coast. We have recently bought our second property here at Pasalites.

Crete is wonderful .... history, nice beaches, mountains, wildlife. However we prefer the quieter aspects hence both our houses are in isolated locations.

Passilites is very suited to couples wishing walking, cycling, quiet holidays.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Firstly many thanks again. We had a wonderful fortnight and found staying at Villa Alexander suited us perfectly. We loved the peaceful location and you have appointed and equipped the cottage extremely well. There was nothing lacking (apart from a nutcracker but we wouldn’t expect one!) and a number of items provided that we would not normally expect. Our only suggestions would be that we found the pans unnecessarily large for 2 people and the shower hose stretched across the corner of the shower tray. The provision of one, or preferably 2, small pans would have been handy and a longer shower hose hooked to the corner would mean that it would not be in the way.

Pasalites’ position also fitted our needs really well with easy access to the New National Road making trips to Chania, Knossos, Spinalonga, the Lasithi plateau, Phaistos and the South coast manageable, and also close to Arkadi and Eleftherna for more local exploration. Eleftherna we found particularly rewarding though it’s a shame we couldn’t see the Acropolis or Necropolis.

One little extra touch which we hugely appreciated and came as a complete surprise was that on both Sundays Haroula called in at the window and presented us with a freshly cooked hot snack; dolmades and a stuffed pepper and onion one time and pittas (?), fried spinach pies the other. We felt so inadequate in that we couldn’t thank her properly as our Greek is no better than her English, but it was terribly kind of her.

With thanks again
Sep 2015
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From the Owner

We saw this on TV in the UK, on a "Property in the Sun - Home or Away' In November 2014 we visited and fell in love with it. The sale was completed in January 2015.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 75 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Panormo at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


Short 15 mins drive to beaches at Panormo and Bali


Nearest airport is Heraklion (60 mins), but Chania is only 1 hr 30 mins away. Car hire is essential.


Perama - 3km

Panormo - 10 km

Arkadia monastery - 15km

Eleftherna ruins - 7 Km

Knossos - 45KM

Rethymnon Fortezza - 20 Km

South coast - 45km

Further Details:

Banks, supermarkets and restaurants can be found in Perama, Bali and Panormo. The harbour restaurant in Panormo is particularly good.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November, December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
9 night minimum stay
January - March 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September - October 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November-December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
100 Euro or £100 returnable damage deposit required when booking.
25% payment with booking, remainder 6 weeks before arrival.

Note VAT is chargeable from 2016. All bookings received and paid for before 31st December 2015 we will pay the VAT. after 1st January 2016, we will absorb the VAT on all bookings for 14 days or more.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and depends upon current bookings. Housekeeper lives nearby.

Notes on prices:
Property available all year around.
Payment accepted in Euros as well

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Peace and quiet! Our daughter says it is 'cute'! Altogether very relaxing. Great romantic getaway, and dry suitable for couples wishing a base to explore Crete, or those interested in nature, seclusion, history, or just looking for a quiet getaway.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling

Floor Area

  • 55 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower. Laundry facilities available.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Raised sleeping area with double bed. Safety deposit. Couch for child if required.


  • Garden


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Fantastic character and ambiance with extensive wooden beams and stonework. The Villa is open plan with kitchen area, lounge area and bedroom area, with windows to secluded courtyard. This is a great location for the quite and relaxing holiday, or those seeking a central base with which to explore central Crete. Outside: Marble paved, enclosed patio garden, with overhanging trees for shade, and real well. Small flower garden, and many potted plants. Garden furniture. Working well where water can be drawn, but mains water is supplied! Garden has views of mount Psiloritis to the south, the highest peak in Crete and the home to Zeus. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided The Villa has a first aid kit and a defibrillator available Tourist license number : 1041?91003067301

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