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Private villa with private pool and amazing view in an unspoilt environment



Updated: 19-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Traditional self catering villa , ideal for those who love nature

Villa Agni is a lovely stone detached villa that promises to make you feel the unspoilt Cretan nature and tradition.

The house has 4 air conditioned bedrooms, all decorated in style, with elegant curtains, hand-made mirrors, beautifully painted walls as well as spacious closets. To its fully equipped kitchen(microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, electric kettle, etc.) you will find an old wooden fireplace. To the upper floor(apart from the one bedroom and the kitchen) there is also a bathroom(with shower) and a beautifully decorated living room with a lot of windows that offer a great view either of the mountains and the gorge either of the front veranda and courtyard.

Downstairs, there are the three other bedrooms and one bathroom with shower.

Staying to that house with its ceiling made by old beams and with the rocks inside the bedroom walls it's an experience that you will not forget.

The outdoor part of the house: The outdoor part of the house spreads into 4 acres of terraces, with dense vegetation, a kiosk, paved courtyards, hidden corners and a swimming pool with a view of the mountains and the lush green landscape.

You can enjoy your coffee or dinner to the kiosk that is placed just above the swimming pool and has a view to the gorge and the mountain.

You will definitely feel the magic of Cretan nature.

In the gardens you can find a lot of corners for relaxation and calm as well as organic grown vegetables for your salads, that will give you a small taste of the gifts of the Cretan land.

There is also a BBQ area as well as parking area.

You can take a walk outside through the friendly village and admire the unique architecture of the place as well as the nature.

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About the Owner

Antonios Hatzidakis
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Antonios Hatzidakis

Hatzidakis family works more to 20 years in renting villas!

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Blissful holiday in the Cretan countryside

  • 5 of 5

Villa Agni is a charming stone house in the small village Kastri about 20 mins drive from Perama. The house has been lovingly restored using authentic materials and for holidaymakers looking for relaxation in authentic surroundings Agni is the perfect place. The views from the house are spectacular and the pool and pool terrace look out over a valley and hills beyond.

The house is immaculately clean and the property is very well maintained. We had been left the most wonderful welcome hamper, including a decanter of local wine and fantastic selection of fruit. Nothing is too much trouble for the hospitable owners, who willingly come at any time to attend to anything when needed.

Perama, a town so far largely untouched by tourism, is good for food shopping, having several good supermarkets, a couple of excellent butchers, good greengrocers and an excellent baker and patisserie. The charming seaside village Panormos is about half an hour's drive from Kastri and is very pleasant for swimming. There are also good restaurants and bars.

There are many beautiful villages to explore in the area, and Rethymnon, easily reachable from Kastri, is a lovely town with lots to see.

We would recommend Village Agni to anyone seeking peace, quiet and relaxation in the heart of Crete. We absolutely love it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline Good evening from Crete! Thanks a lot for your time and your kind words for Agni which i know how much you like it! I am very happy that i will see you next year in my other villa, in Arethousa with all your family!! Thanks a lot one more time! Regards Antonis
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Fabulous house, peace and quiet and great views

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Villa Agni and our holiday was as great as the last time. Villa Agni has a number of outdoor seating areas and it is always possible to find sun or shade. Tremendous views over the gorge to the mountains from the pool. Villa has everything needed for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Antonis is a generous host providing a much appreciated welcome pack of essentials on arrival. The villa was spotlessly clean and gardens and pool well looked after. We look forward to returning for a third time

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa; charming owner

  • 5 of 5

After a disastrous 24 hours elsewhere on Crete, after which we walked out of the villa we had booked, we luckily made contact with the delightful Antonios Hatzidakis, who immediately came to our rescue. He bent over backwards to help us, allowing us to stay in Villa Aretheusa while Villa Agni was made ready for us, and going well out of his way to make sure that all our needs were met. I cannot speak too highly of his helpfulness, throughout our stay in Crete.

Villa Agni is very special. It is located about 20 minutes back from the coast, in the high and unspoilt village of Kastri, about half way up the Mt Ida range. Although it takes about 15 mins on distinctly rural roads to reach a taverna or supermarket, this minor disadvantage is easily outweighed by the many advantages of quietness, privacy and seeing the real Crete. And of course Kastri is much nearer some of the inland attractions, such as the Amari Valley and Moni Arkhadiou, and the scenic inland routes with their breathtaking views. A car is essential.

An architect, Mr Hatzidakis has turned his characterful family home into a superbly well appointed villa, that was spotlessly clean and tidy. The upper part of the house (with kitchen, dining room, sitting room, one bedroom with shower/loo and outside dining area) is adjoining but physically separate from the lower part, which has the remaining bedrooms, shower etc. A few outside steps, within the villa's fenced and gated grounds, join the two. The large swimming pool is very cleverly built out from the side of a slope, with nothing beneath it but olive trees and grazing sheep and goats. Trees are planted so that it is not overlooked. Above the swimming pool is another, arboured and private, dining area which shares the poolside's lovely view towards hills.

We loved Villa Agni. We happened to recognise one of the previous guests in the book as a former UK ambassador to Greece, and it says much that he chose this quiet, rural but luxurious villa. For those who are prepared to be away from the fleshspots (but within 20 mins of good tavernas etc) we recommend it unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Mr Charles! It was also very nice for me to meet you this October in Villa Agni and hope to see you in the near future again in one of my villas! Give my greetings to your wife and please do not hesitate to contact me anytime you need any information or help! With warm regards Antonis
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Beautiful Villa albeit a little out of the Way

  • 5 of 5

The villa is managed by the Hatzidakis family and out of all the villas I have stayed in over the years this is the best managed with George taking a personal interest in the maintenance of the villa during our 2 weeks; it is kept clean and stocked with clean towels twice a week and the villa itself is beautifully appointed throughout. I was initially concerned with the poor response time to queries, but this was no reflection on the villa itself upon arrival; it actually looks better than the photos! We were also greeted with a lovely welcome pack and a home cooked meal as we arrived late at night.

Having said all this, the only negative (which may be a positive to some) is that the villa is slightly out of the way up a winding road that in some areas only one car can past; so the drives home at night can be a little tense if you are not use to it. This does mean though that you get the views and the sound of goats each day.

The villa itself is without doubt a five star if you are willing to compromise on the drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a wonderful luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

it was a perfect place to stay, everything was beautiful, the location, the facilities, the furniture, the garden, surrounding, the pool.......nothing to complain about!

It was really clean and well-maintained and the very nice owner provides a first-class customer service.

We would recommend this villa to our best friends and we will come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halle (Saale)

Schöne Villa in den Bergen

  • 4 of 5

Insgesamt sehr schöne Villa fernab des normalen Tourismusbetriebes; wegen des zentralen Treffpunktes mit dem hilfsbereiten Vermieter jedoch ohne Probleme zu erreichen. Grundstück liegt fast nicht einsehbar mitten im Dorf, so dass das Gefühl eines angenehmen Rests von Zivilisation auch dank des ziemlich schnellen Internets bestehen bleibt.

Pool ist toll in das baumbestandene Gelände eingepasst, aber nicht wirklich groß. Zu klein sind leider die Betten, hier müssen Urlauber ab 1,80 deutliche Komforteinbußen in Kauf nehmen (deswegen ein Stern Abzug). Wege zu wirklich schönen Stränden (z.B. westlich von Gerani) nehmen Zeit in Anspruch, aber davon gibt es auf Kreta ja mehr als daheim.

Bis 6 Personen uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 70 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rethymnon at 39 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Panormon at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Avdanites at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Panormo at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Villa Agni is situated in Kastri, a small village in the altitude of 360m, in the foothills of Psiloritis mountain. The village was one of the military defence centres of Crete during the Byzantine era and the Venetian occupation. A romantic traveller could easily imagine the Ancient Greek goddess Artemis being worshipped in such a house. Built on the edge of Koukoumianos gorge, it was the owner’s George Hatzidakis, birthplace. The renovation of the house finished in 1995. It is a comfortable, 150 years old house, with elements borrowed from the noble houses of its time

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring rates
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May rates
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June Rates
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Rates
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September Rates
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Rates
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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

We can accept payment by bank tranfer of GBP, EUROS , USD .

Cancellation Policy:
• 91 days or more prior to arrival: 30% fee
• 45-90 days prior to arrival : 50% fee
• 45-15 days prior to arrival : 75% fee
• 14 days or less prior to arrival : 100%

Orientation : once you have settled in, our concierge will be on hand to share with you information about shops, restaurants, museums, gorges, beaches,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 19-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Hair dryers, fluffy embroidered towels are offered in all bathrooms.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are air- conditioned. Maid service and change of linen and towels is offered twice a week.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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

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