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Family villas with private pool at the center of village Atsipopoulo - Villa Elia

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Villa Elia

Villa Elia is one of the two twin- villas of this property, in which you will feel the venetian atmosphere, which is related with the hostory of this island.

The name of the guesthouse came from the tree 'Elia', which produces the famous Cretan olive oil.

The guesthouse in maisonette style measures 150 m2 and hosts up to 8 persons. On the ground floor you will find the living area with fireplace, kitchen and dining area. It also includes two bedrooms and a lavatory. The top floor consists of two bedrooms, a lavatory and a veranda with a view of the traditional village nearby. All the rooms are air-conditioned and a private swimming pool is just outside of the entrance.

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About the property

Atsipopoulo villas

Atsipopoulo villas are approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002986701.

A few kilometers outside Rethymno, in the village of Atsipopoulo, we see the construction of three guesthouses, 'Elia', 'Myrtia' and Rogdia'.

The owners have respected the traditional architecture of Crete and have used indigenous materials such as stone and wood. However, they have constructed three comfortable houses for 8 persons each, as it is the most important point of holidays.

Villa Rogdia is the star of the complex. It is a 200 m2 villa and can host up to 8 persons. It has a private swimming pool of 26 m2, 8 sundbeds and a huge balcony with barbecue facilities.On the ground floor you will find the living area with a luxury sitting room, a fireplace, a full-equipped kitchen and a dining area. It also includes a WC, a luxury bathroom with hydromassage, an entertaiment area and a lavatory.The top floor consists of the bedrooms. There are 2 bedrooms with a double bed and en suite bathroom and two bedroos with a single bed each. Moreover, there is a small bathroom for the single bedrooms, a lavatory and access to the two balconies. The huge one has with a view of the swimming pool, the traditional village nearby and the nature, while the second one has a view of thet traditional village.

Villas Elia and Myrtia are twin villas, measure 150 m2 each in maisonette style. Each of the villa has its private swimming pool and balcony. Moreover,it can host 8 persons in 4 bedrooms. Two of them have a double bed and the rest two have two single beds each. On the ground floor you will find the living area with a fireplace, a full-equipped kitchen and a dining area. It also includes the first two bedrooms, one bathroom and a lavatory. The top floor consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a lavatory and a balcony with a view of the traditional village nearby and the nature. All the rooms are air-conditioned. The exterior of the each villa includes a 27 sq.metres private swimming pool, a dining table and seats for all the 8 persons, as well as 8 sunbeds in order you can enjoy the cretan sun. In addition, each villa has its own barbeque facilities for your personal use.

Each of the three villas is equipped with Satellite television, DVD player, CD Player and radio, Coffee machinet, Microwave, Toaster, Dishwasher, Clothes washer, Deposit box, Hair-dryer and Baby cot.

They await you to experience the Cretan hospitality, tradition and history, as well as pleasurable moments of relaxation and serenity.

The villas locate at the center of village Atsipopoulo, which can meet all your first needs. Supermarket, bakery, groceries and butchery shop, cofee shop, restaurants, ATM and pharmacy are all in walking distance (200 metres from the entrance of the villas). However, as you come in from the entrance of the villas, the whole atmosphere changes, as our villas locate inside the nature in a peaceful and ideal for relaxing enviroment. The center of Rethymno is also 5 kilometres away and 10 minutes drive.

The location of the villas are ideal for exploring our whole island. Located in the center of the north part of Crete, only 3 kilometres from the highway provides easy access from the local airports (Heraklion and Chania) and the opportunity to visit from the big cities of the island to the smallest beaches in both north and south part of Crete.

Guests will have access and full privacy to all areas indoor and outdoor!

We will wait for you in the villa for your arrival (despite the time, even after midnight) in order to help you with the house details and give you as much informations as you want about the area, taverns, shops, places and beaches that you have to visit!

Also we will clean the villa and change towels and linen every 3 days!

Finally we will be there for your departure for our last thank you!

We will be also reachable on our cell phone and e-mails 24/7!

Our home locates only 1 kilometer from the villa, so we will be able to come in a few minutes at the villa ofr anything that you will need.

The unique benefits of Atsipopoulo villas according to my opinion and my contact with the previous guests are:

-The close distance to the services (2 minutes walking) of the local village in addition to the privacy and the peaceful enviroment that our villa secure, is definitely our villas's strong advantage.

-The large swimming pool and the peaceful exterior enviroment will take you away from the everyday's problems. In addition children will for sure love it and will spend most of the day at it.

-Each villa is designed absolutely for your holidays. It has logically big rooms, all the necessary facilities and comfort togehter combined with the traditional architecture of Crete. And don't forget that all rooms are air-conditioned.

-The villas are only 3 kilometres from the interchange of Atsipopoulo, which provides access to the highway of Crete. As a result, villa Myrtia has easy access from the two big airports of Crete (Chania and Heraklion) and also is ideal for exploring the whole island of Crete (which has a lot of worth visiting places), as it is in the middle of the island.

-The city of Rethymno is only 10 minutes drive from our villa, so having a walk at the old picturesque small roads of it, it is more than easy.

-Don't forget to explore the old part of village Atsipopoulo. Its beauties are not so famous, but with a small walk at its graphic neighbours and also the contact wit the local people will impress you.

-Our family lives only 1 kimometer of the villa, so we are available to come at any time and nothing is too difficult for us. Our first rule is that all of our guests must depart from our villa with a smile and a wish for a comeback.

Transfer from and to our villa is rather than easy.

Even if you don't have a car, there is a bus stop only 200 metres from our villa and the bus will transfer you quickly at Rethymno city. However, also the taxi to Rethymno city will cost you a little amount, as the town is very close.

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About Us

Mary Koukaki
74100 Rethymno
Touristic houses
VAT Reg No120019320

George Kokkinakis
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About George Kokkinakis

My name is George Kokkinakis and i have studied Mechanical Engineering in NTUA. As my family is the owner of the two beautiful villas, Elia and Myrtia, i have started organizing renting our villas to guests all over the word. I have made some lessons learning how to communicate with my guests, but i think that contact with guests is the best school, so that is my priority.

I and my family are always next to our guests before and during their stay and we are trying every year to offer best services to our guests to logical prices.

Our aim is to help our guests to have a relaxing holiday at our villa and help them explore our beautiful island.

Let me be your dedicated host for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

George Kokkinakis purchased this villa in 2007

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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 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

- All legal taxes, VAT, bills plus cleaning every 3 days and final cleaning are included in the price. There is no extra charges after your arrival.
- Security deposit is not required however you remain responsible for any damage caused during your stay.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations received 30 days before arrival date. 25% cancellation fee
Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to arrival date, 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellation received less than 15 days prior to arrival date, 75% cancellation fee.
For Non-Show, 100% cancellation fee


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Eliain Atsipopoulo in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Villa Elia
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Lovely villa for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Villa Elias which was ideal for two families with children. The house is recently built to a very high standard with traditional materials, solid wood doors, shutters and charming and practical features. It is very well equipped and comfortable and our children loved the pool, even though it was a bit cold at the start of April! George and his family were lovely, he couldn't have done more to help offering assistance with taxis or care hire. They made us feel really welcome, and we were touched when he brought traditional food to share celebrating Easter with his family. George was immediately on hand if we needed anything.

The village of Atsipopoulo is small and out of season only one of the tavernas was open, but with superb local food. There are many cafes and the bakery next door and supermarket 100 yards away met all our needs. It is very small but extremely picturesque and we enjoyed walking through the narrow lanes until you reach olive groves and farmland. There is a regular bus to Rethymno from outside the villa and the timetable was helpfully provided, it's a very short bus ride to Rethymno.

This was our first time in Crete and we would definitely come again, thank you George and family for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa in a good location owned by a really lovely family.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very attractive and well presented it has good facilities and is in a nice village which has everything you need. The owners are lovely and nothing is to much trouble. The village is in a good location to visit most of the key places in Crete and Rethmno is a great place to visit day and night. If I had to pick anything that could be improved I would have liked a shower cubicle in one of the bathrooms but George is building a new villa which will be finished in the spring and this will have en-suite bathrooms and looks like it will be even better than the other 2 villas which are excellent themselves.

We had a really great holiday and it felt like home away from home which is exactly what we wanted.

Thanks George and family for making our visit to Crete so special.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I wish there were more stars to rate this incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

The house couldn't have been better. The pictures are exactly what you get. The house was immaculate, the kitchen had everything we needed and the beds and linens were very comfortable. The communication with the owners was spot on. They were warm and welcoming on arrival and there to help with suggestions! The pool was lovely and the local cat was a welcome visitor. The town itself was lovely. The restaurants nearby were phenomenal and no more than a five minute walk. The bakery was right at the end of the driveway and highly recommended. There were several grocery stores nearby with all you could want. We spent most of our days at the pool and ventured out for a few days trips and dinners. I have been using homeaway every spring for the last ten years and this home by far is the best place we've rented. The owners even came by with desert! As an added touch there are several bottles of Greek wine left at the home you can purchase from the owner. The rose is great! This home is perfect for families or girls trips! Could not have asked for better service or location. It was a truly fabulous trip!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

What shall I say ... the perfect holiday. What you see is what you get - the pictures of this fantastic villa that are provided are exactly what you will get in reality.

The villa provides you with everything you need. The kitchen is fully equipped and all the rooms are clean and wonderfully decorated by the owner. Staying three or more nights the room service is included and will receive fresh towels as well as a whole cleaning of your accommodation.

The pool is carefully looked for several times a week and is so wonderful. Due to being your private pool no one else will has to be cared for and no one has a look into your private pool. The water quality is AAA+ and due to the size of the pool adults can have a great swim there.

One of the best things is the opportunity that you can order either your breakfast or the evening dinner. Both is freshly cooked by the owner and believe me: the meals are such fantastic and tasty that we will take this opportunity many times. Thanks for Maria cooking us such wonderful and delicious meals. We love your cooking. Further, the hosts of Georgios and Maria are offering an unbelievable private and friendly atmosphere, no wish is too difficult to be realized and the friendship is unique. They are doing everything to make your stay a complete holiday experience. Thank you as well as Catherine and Magda.

Within the closer surrounding you can find very good restaurants, a great bakery and a supermarket. A car is not needed due to having everything in walking distance (about 150 meters).

Rethymnon is just a few minutes by car and is a great city with lots of stores and lots of history. You can spend days to experience the friendly flair of this city and get in touch with the fantastically kind inhabitants of this island. Children are extremely welcomed. The Harbour and the beaches around Rethymnon are fine sanded and fantastic for relaxing or for children.

About two and a half hours by car you can reach the carribian like beaches of Elafonissi. A must see beach.

Our stay lasts twelve days are we will be really sad when we will have to leave. A 100% thumbs up for the villa myrtia. One thing is for sure: we will be back. If you are looking for a perfect holiday - stop searching, you found what you were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect host, setting and amenities

  • 5 of 5

George and his family served as ideal hosts. Beginning from the time of our first questions prior to booking through to the end of our stay, we were given prompt and helpful assistance.

The property is set in a small village that has good services - a few restaurants, shops, bakery and places for coffee. The beautiful city of Rethymno is nearby and the location also allowed us to explore many places other parts of the island easily.

The villa has high quality and comfortable furnishings, making it very comfortable to sleep and relax during the day. The layout is spacious with practical space both indoor and outdoor. Everything was as described in the profile.

However, our family all felt that as impressive as the villa was (we have stayed in many short term rentals in the past years and this was our best!!) the strongest aspect was in fact the hospitality. George and his family met us with warmth, kindness and a genuine concern that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We are happy to say that we were very pleased on all levels with the choice to stay at the villa and would highly recommended it to anyone considering a vacation to Crete.

Thank you George for providing us a wonderful, lifelong memory!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked Villa Elia months in advance and so when the long wait was over we certainly weren't disappointed.

The property was easy to find from the airport and we received a warm welcome from George and his mother. In fact over the two week holiday (and in the run up to the break) they couldn't have been more helpful.

The property is conveniently located centrally in the village with everything you need on the doorstep, from a bakery to a coffee shop and takeaways to supermarkets, all walking distance.

The villa is immaculate and offers all the facilities you could want to ensure a successful and relaxing break and is geared for adults and children.

The villa is only a few miles from the sea and the picturesque town of Rythmeno, which offers good restaurants, although I would use the beaches out of town, where you don't have to pay for the sunbeds, which can be costly when there are eight of you.

We had a wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend the villa to those thinking of holidaying in Crete.

Thank you George for looking after us.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villas are built almost in the center of Northern Crete in Atsipopoulo Village, 5 km from Rethymno city.

The village of Atsipopoulo is strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the Turks. The houses are closely built to each other and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need. The residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the visitor. Walking through the side streets they will find themselves under Venetian galleries and arches.

The village of Atsipopoulo is strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the Turks. The houses are closely built to each other and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need. The residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the visitor. Walking through the side streets they will find themselves under Venetian galleries and arches.


Welcome to Rethymnon, the capital of the perfecture of the same name. It is located on the north Mediterranean coast, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. The town of Rethymnon still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbour and narrow streets.

The Venetian Loggia and the municipal gardens are also some sites that you don't want to miss. Arcadi monastery is a place which reminds to all Cretans and any visitor the struggle for freedom against Turkish conqueror. It is a historical monument which attracts many visitors every year. The town of Rethymnon offers great amusements as small bars near the seaside, clubs, restaurants and many small picturesque taverns.

People of Rethymnon as all Cretans, are very hospitable people and they will try to make you feel like your home. You will also have the chance to taste the delicious local products!

There is a mountainous area in the centre of the prefecture, from where you have access to the highest peak of the mountain Psiloritis . Wonderful exotic beaches decorate the prefecture, where you can forget your worries and relax in a luxurious hotel or any accommodation of your taste.