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Villa Idi: pure relaxation in the heart of Crete

Pure relaxation in the calm of Amari Valley
Certificate of Excellence
34 reviews
Pure relaxation in the calm of Amari Valley
Face to face with Mount Psiloritis.
Natural tranquility
Living room
Kitchen and dining
Dining and kitchen
Entrance hall
Guest suite with handmade embroidery (double, ground floor)
Ground floor bathroom
Master suite (double, upper floor)
The Old Attic suite (quadruple, upper floor)
The little attic of the quadruple bedroom (1 double or 2 single beds)
Upper floor bathroom
Upper floor terrace
A detail in the living room
Dining in the dusk
Overlooking the rooftops of Amari.
Outside dining detail
The entrance terrace under the mulberry tree
The villa's entrance through the garden
Garden detail#1
Garden detail#2
Garden detail#3
The unique landscape of Amari Valley, the village and the location of the property
The exact location of the property
The famous Amari bell tower
A typical byzantine temple on a hilltop
Step into history
Olive groves
Ancient, monumental olive trees
Amari fields in full bloom
A Venetian gate in Amari Village
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
Overlooking the terracotta rooftops of Amari Village and a valley of unspoiled natural beauty, Villa Idi is an ideal base to explore the undiscovered Crete. It is a great spot for anyone who wishes to get away from the crowded touristic areas, yet being close enough to visit them. Carrying a family history of 150 years, the stone building has been fully restored offering a private pool and spectacular views.

Villa Idi is part of a traditional, stone-built complex, being once the owner’s grandparents home. It started about 1.5 century ago, as a typical residence of Cretan farmers with just one room, storage and a small patio for a donkey and a few goats, but gradually expanded as the family was growing. It used to be the place where the owner spent every summer holiday of his childhood, with “papou” and “giagia” (grandpa and grandma). Tod...
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About the Owner, MANOLIS P
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Nov 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 63 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
Manolis, the owner, is on site upon arrival to welcome the guests, introduce the villa to them and hand the keys. Mrs Rumy, the housekeeper, is always available to assist if a problem occurred.
Full information about the villa, the area, the food and the available events and activities are forwarded by e-mail to the guests in advance, before arrival. The most reliable maps of Crete are available in the villa and the guests are free to use them during their explorations.
Moreover, the owner provides further recommendations in person and would be happy to share with the guests the history of the house, his family and the Amari Village. The owner lives in Rethymnon city but he drops by every 2 or 3 days and the guests may contact him anytime.
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Listing #HL193571
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

After a long flight from Canada (and a 7-hour jet lag), Amari Villas has been our first stop in Crete to unwind and recharge. What a great decision! A newly renovated ‘’luxurious’’ and traditional style villa (if you can opt for Villa Idi - the one with a private pool - it’s a real plus) with a splendid view on...

Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Kraków, Polska
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed May 8, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

super lokalizacja na wypady w każdym kierunku. Obsługa hotelu jest bardzo dobra. Okolica bardzo ładna spokój cisza pełny Relax bardzo dobre jedzenie / Great location for trips in every direction. The hotel service is very good. Area very nice quiet full relax Very good food. Rumi you are the best. Thanks for Manolis

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jul 8, 2017 -
Aug 31, 2017
3 nights
Sep 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
3 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Minimum stay is 3 nights.
The prices show the Total Cost of the Booking, including full air-conditioning, internet access (Wi-Fi), a welcome basket with local goods upon arrival, all taxes and all cleaning services, beach towels and change of linen/ towels. Also, central heating is included for the winter period.
Please, contact us for long stay discounts (10 nights or more).
A 25% deposit will be necessary for booking confirmation, the remaining balance will be required four (4) weeks prior to your arrival.
We accept payment online, through this website, using your credit/debit card, PayPal or any other available method.
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Getting around
Closest Airports:
HER (Heraklion) and CHQ (Chania) airports are 100km (95minutes) away.
Car hire is essential.
We can arrange your car reservation or provide recommendations.
Detailed directions on how to reach the property by car will be sent in time, before arrival.
In case you don’t want to hire a car, please send a request for alternative transportation options, like public bus, taxis or airport transfers.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Chania or Heraklion: 62.1 mi
Ferry: Rethymnon: 23.0 mi
Closest Airports:
HER (Heraklion) and CHQ (Chania) airports are 100km (95minutes) away.
Car hire is essential.
We can arrange your car reservation or provide recommendations. Detailed directions on how to reach the property by car will be sent in time, before arrival.
In case you don’t want to hire a car, please send a request for alternative transportation options, like public bus, taxis or airport transfers.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.5 mi.
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