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40 m² swimming pool with full privacy and removable wood fence for child safety Pool area with sun beds & umbrellas
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Overview of the villa - offering full privacy!
40 m² swimming pool with full privacy and removable wood fence for child safety
Pool area with sun beds & umbrellas
Spacious garden area with trees, flowers, swimming pool, sun beds, umbrellas, sitting area, etc.
Sun beds & umbrellas by the pool.
Relax and enjoy your stay in our garden!
Garden-park area
Garden - one of the two outdoor dinning areas under the tree
Balcony - outdoors dinning table in the veranda next to the kitchen with view!
Spacious living room
Living room
We offer you light hiking equipment for free!
Fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining table!
Kitchen with direct exit to balcony with the outdoor dining area
Main bedroom on the first floor
Main bedroom on the first floor
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the ground floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the first floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the first floor
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
Veranda on the ground floor with outdoor sitting area
Veranda on the first floor with outdoor sitting area
Our villa offers breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area.
Amazing views from all our balconies & verandas
Free bicycles and new removable safety fence for young children in pool
Barbecue with wood oven and sink, we will provide everything like charcoal!
Hammock under the tree for relaxation..!
Pool and garden area with view
Outdoors area
Fenced parking area
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Peaceful hilltop retreat in the Cretan countryside.”
Reviewed April 23, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Our last villa holiday was in pre-internet times when our kids were young. Last winter, when my daughter suggested a family holiday in a villa in Crete my first reaction was to send her links to the multitude of villa scam stories in various consumer advice columns. Given the obvious risks, I was very cautious but to my great relief we made a connection with Kostas at Etouri who turned out not just to be a real person, but someone with a refined sense of customer service and a comprehensively all-embracing approach to looking after guests and their various needs. Kostas and his team recommended a number of good car hire companies; they gave advice on travel around the island, on where to eat and places to see and they kept in touch throughout the holiday - never in an intrusive way - but just to check that everything was as expected and that we were getting the best out of our holiday. Other visitors have said everything there is to say about this wonderful property and more importantly the various Vasilakis family members whose kindness and generosity is such an important part of the Villa Eleftherna experience so I would only add that this was a wonderful family holiday, made possible by Kostas and his team and by this very special villa in its beautiful hilltop setting. Finally, if you do visit, it's worth noting that the area around the village of Eleftherna is of major archaeological significance and acknowledging this, the Greek Government established the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna. This beautiful museum - only the fourth in Greece to focus on a single archaeological site - after Olympia, Delphi and Vergina - is just a ten minute walk from the Villa and not to be missed.

Your age range 65+
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katrobert...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Greek hospitality and stunning villa”
Reviewed April 15, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

We spent a week in the lovely Villa Eleftherna as an extended family of seven, including a five month old baby. From beginning to end the entire booking process was easy and well-organised with excellent communication from the villa's rental team, who were extremely responsive to messages and questions.

On arrival it was clear that everything in the villa was done to a very high standard with lots of hard work and care having gone into it. The owner Giorgos is such a kind man, and him and his family were all so generous and friendly - even sharing their Easter lamb with us the day after we arrived! What we really appreciated were the small touches - roses in the vase, complimentary home-made wine, raki and olive oil, and eggs and oranges for the baby from grandma! It was lovely and we were all very touched to receive such generous hospitality.

The outdoor spaces and garden are stunning and just perfect for a relaxing holiday. The views of the mountains and the sea were amazing. Although you could easily spend the entire week simply relaxing in the villa it is well worth getting out to explore the local area, which is really special. Springtime was a lovely time to visit with all the flowers and the temperature not too hot.

We were also contacted by the rental team's holiday advisor during our stay who was able to give us recommendations for places to eat and things to see, which was a nice touch.

Don't miss this lovely villa if you are simply looking for a lovely family holiday, it is a real gem.

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Ian C
1 review
“Beautiful villa in peaceful village location”
Reviewed November 5, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

If you are looking for a place to stay in an authentic Cretan village then look no further. Elevated up in the mountains sits this stunning property which is finished to a very high standard with views you can only dream of, looking across rolling mountain olive groves and to the sea. If you want to experience how the local people live with a few traditional tavernas and a small village shop ( all within a walk away) from the tourists then this is for you. Rethymno Marina and the beach are about a 30 minute drive away, a car is a must for getting around and if you want to look around the island. George the owner makes you feel very welcome with gifts of home produced honey and olive oil. Nothing is too much trouble. We will be recommending the villa to other people as you cannot fault the property in the location if you are looking for this type of holiday.

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ramseiers...
Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland
1 review
“Beautiful, cosy house”
Reviewed October 21, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Villa Eleftherna is really a wonderful place to stay, with a nice urban surrounding and with a huge garden (the Pizza oven works very well!) including a great swimmingpool. The owners are very friendly and helpful at any time. We had very relaxing holidays at this beautiful place and can recommend it to everybody.

Your age range 50-64
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MrHeckles...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Villa Eleftherna is amazing!”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

We had a fantastic time at Villa Eleftherna. The vila itself is beautiful, fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean. The surrounding gardens are a delight and wonderfully maintained. The pool a sparkling blue oasis on a sunny day. We were blown away by welcome gifts of home-made olive oil, wine, honey and the most amazing fruit basket I've ever seen! The village is a pleasant 3 minute stroll away with easy access to the most welcoming tavernas and importantly - ice-cream!
We spent a couple of days in Rethymno (approx 25 minutes away), enjoying the old town, a fantastic frozen yoghurt shop (Yaourtaki) and jumping over ways in the sea. We visited Arkadi monastery (just down the road and very interesting); Limnopoulis water park (clean, fun and relaxing); Bali beach, and courtesy of the owners, Baja Beach Club which was delightful.
There are a number of attractive villas in the area, but surely what sets Villa Eleftherna apart is the care taken of you by George (the owner) and his family and team. Never intrusive, but totally approachable, generous, hospitable to an amazing degree, and totally taking care in ensuring that visitors to Villa Eleftherna have an amazing holiday. Highly recommended!

Your age range 35-49
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Megan G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquil, beautiful, luxurious”
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The villa is exactly as advertised, though the pictures don't do the place justice - it's even more gorgeous in person. Family friendly in all the right ways (we have two young kids, this was hugely helpful to our stay to have, for example, gates around the pool, etc). But the absolute best part was the customer service. Kostas and his entire family were so wonderful, they truly made us feel so welcome. High, high recommend for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing place to unwind. We'll be back for sure.

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stig are...
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“Villa Eleftherna”
Reviewed July 17, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This was our third vacation in this Villa.
We still love the Villa, the village and the Vasilakis family.
Their kindness and helpfulness is still much more then
expected, and the quality of the Villa is superb.
We recommend it to everyone!
One thing is for sure, we'll be back

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