Villa Eleftherna

Luxury villa set within ancient history!

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The Villa

- Luxury accommodation, privacy at its best -

  • Pool area

    Pool area

    An area with views and full privacy from all the angles! You will find a 40 sq.m swimming pool with 6 sun beds, 2 pool side tables, 2 pool umbrellas, some pool games and mattresses! The pool area can be easily isolated from the garden-park with a removable wooden fence for your children’s protection!

  • Bedrooms


    The villa has 4 air conditioned bedrooms and can accommodate 8 people in beds, but a maximum of 10 people. Two bedrooms on each floor makes the bedroom arrangement flexible! Each floor has one bedroom with double bed and one with 2 single beds. The master bedroom is on the first floor! All the bedrooms host a TV and a balcony.

  • Kitchen


    The open plan fully equipped kitchen next to the living room will give you the opportunity to prepare meals for the whole family! It contains a large refrigerator, 4 ring stove and an oven, a microwave, dishwasher, a toaster, one espresso and one filter coffee machine, an indoor dinning table and dishes and utensils for more than 18 people.

  • Living room

    Living room

    A large open plan living room with all facilities and easy access to the garden! The living room has a flexible sofa for the whole group, a 40“ HDTV with dvd player.

  • Bathrooms


    There are two full bathrooms with bath in each floor! The bathroom on the first floor accommodates a Jacuzzi!

  • Garden - Park

    Garden - Park

    An unique area of the house for relaxing under a tree or for playing with your kids. In addition to the pool and the barbecue areas which are next to the garden, you can also find a dinning table and a hammock!

  • Barbecue


    Fully equipped barbecue area with a wood oven and a sink. We will provide you everything that you might need like charcoal.

  • Dining Tables

    Dining Tables

    There are three dinning tables in the villa! One indoors in the kitchen area, one on the veranda next to the kitchen and one under the tree in the garden!

  • Views


    Built on the highest point of the village, it offers breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area.

  • Free bicycles

    Free bicycles

    We provide you free bicycles and light hiking equipment for free!

  • Parking area

    Parking area

    The villa offers fenced parking area for 3-4 cars!  

Description of The Villa

The villa has two floors!!!

On the ground floor there is an open plan area where you will find the living room, the dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen. From the living room and the kitchen there is access to the veranda and the pool-garden area. Also on the ground floor there is one bedroom with a double bed and one with two single beds. Finally there is a full bathroom with bath between the two bedrooms.

On the first floor there is the main bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom with the Jacuzzi and one more bedroom with two single beds. Also from the first floor you will have access to the enormous veranda which offers panoramic views of the sea!

Outdoors there is a fenced area which contains the 40 square meters swimming pool, the garden park under the tree, the barbecue area, one veranda with a seating area and many flower gardens!

All rooms are fully air conditioned.  

Information of The Villa

Outdoor Indoor Kitchen
Swimming pools Satellite 42" HDTV/DVD Fridge/Freezer
Fence Bluetooth speaker 4 ring stove
Sun beds Guides/Maps Oven
Umbrellas WI-FI Internet Dishwasher
Charcoal BBQ Washing machine Iron/board Espresso/Filter coffee machine
Garden park Hairdryer/Safe/First aid kit Toaster/Kettle/Mixer
Hammock/Bicycles Baby cot/Highchair Dishes
Dining table 2 Extra mobile beds/Sofa bed Utensils


Why this villa?

What is so special about this accommodation that fits your needs?

  • The Villa

    The Villa

  • Comfortable interiors

    Comfortable interiors

  • Great views

    Great views


The VillaLuxury accommodation, privacy at its best

Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Eleftherna, Villa Eleftherna is a superb rural hideaway, stone-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees it is more than a country cottage or a holiday villa. Unique benefits of our villa are:
- The villa is built on a hill just outside of the village Eleftherna offering 100% privacy and amazing views!
- It is just a “stones throw” away from one of the most historical areas in Crete, the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna. 
- According to our previous guests (you can read the reviews), the villa has a perfect layout and  is equipped with everything you can imagine!
- Fenced and safe garden park for children!
- Swimming pool that can be isolated from young children.
- You will love to relax under the natural tree shade!
- Quiet and away from it all!
- Traditional tavern and mini market just a few meters away!
- Free bicycles and light hiking equipment.
- If you enjoy country walks, my father who is an experienced member of Rethymno’s climbing club would love to guide you or take you with him on organised excursions for free!
- Finally you will realise what Cretan hospitality means on meeting my family and locals who live in the village nearby!



Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Places of interest

Heraklion Airport (81 km)

The Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion town. The biggest airport in Crete serving domestic and international flights. EasyJet has flights to this airport as well.   

Chania Airport (91 km)

The international airport in Chania. The airport is the second largest with exclusive flights of Ryanair. 

Rethymno City (23 km)

The renaissance town of Rethymno. A historic location where you may find many museums, food and entertainment. 

Traditional Tavern (150 m)
There are several taverns only 5 min away but the closest to the villa is only 150 meters away in the square of the village.
Mini Market (750 m)
The nearest mini market is only 750 away. Larger supermarkets can be found in the area of “Stavromenos” which is 12 km away.
Closest beach (12 km )
The closest beach to the villa is the (Stavromenos & Sfakaki area) of the long sandy beach of Rethymno which starts from the town and ends in Skaleta area.
Hospital - Pharmacy shop (14 km)

In the village of Perama you can find a health center. 

Ancient Eleftherna archaeological site and museum (1 km)
The museum opened its gates this year!!!
Arkadi Monastery (7km)

One of the most historical places in Crete, well worth to visit it!   

Margarites Village (6km)

A village with great pottery and great traditional taverns as well. 

Melidoni Village ( 20 km)

Visit the village of Melidoni and the homonymous Cave of Melidoni which is located approximately 1,800 meters northwest of the homonym village of Mylopotamos, at an altitude of 220 m and on the south side of Kouloukonas Mountain. 

Zoniana Village (32 km)

On of the most traditional villages in Crete. 

Panormo village (20 km)

This coastal village is situated 20 km east of Rethymno. It boasts an organised beach as well as a variety of tavernas right by the sea. 

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- Useful info about the area and surroundings -

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

Ancient ElefthernaDiscover the history

Eleftherna (Greek: Ελεύθερνα), also called Apollonia, was an ancient city-state in Crete, which lay 25 km southeast of Rethymnons regional unit. Archaeologists excavated the site, located on a narrow northern spur of Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete. The site is about 1 km south of todays Eleftherna, in the current municipality of Rethymno. It flourished from the Dark Ages of Greece’s early history until Byzantine times. The city was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century BC. Since 1985 The University of Crete makes systematic excavations each summer and the findings so far are many and impressive. The discovery of a double tomb over 2,700 years old which hid more than 3,000 sheets of gold and the first depiction of the bee as a goddess is one of the most important excavations. The museum and the site will be ready for visitors by summer 2016 however, at present it is possible to take a walk around and visit the ancient site just a small distance away. We would love to provide you with a small tour of the area for free!!

  • The village

    The village

The villageExplore the neighbourhood

Our villa is located in central Crete in Eleftherna village giving you the advantage to combine mountain and sea. You can make a tour of the villages around or visit some of the most well known beaches on the north coast. The village of Eleftherna is well known because of the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna and has about 400 inhabitants today. The surrounding area is quiet, a place where you can relax and feel “away from it all”. The village has one traditional tavern, a few traditional cafes and a mini market!

  • Activities


  • Cycling in Eleftherna

    Cycling in Eleftherna

  • Hiking


  • Hiking


  • Hiking


  • Hiking


ActivitiesSport, family or tourism activities available.

There are numerous attractive hiking and cycling routes around the Villa. The European path E4 crosses the village passing through behind the building. The villa provides 4 mountain bicycles and light hiking equipment (batons) for free. Also visitors can easily explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna (which is a stones throw away), Arkadi (7km), Margarites (6km) the cave of Melidoni (22km), Zoniana (32km) and Anogia (37km). The owner of the villa, George Vasilakis, is an experienced member of the Climbing Club of Rethymno and he will gladly help with any relevant information on beautiful scenic routes and paths for walking, bike riding or driving. If you are lucky enough, your stay may coincide with one of the guided trips the Climbing Club organizes around the island (you can participate after arrangement). For adventure-seekers, you will be given the necessary information on the extreme activities available on the island.

Contact us

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