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Villa Samitos: elegance and tradition in undiscovered Crete

The terra-cotta rooftops of Amari
5.0 of 5 bubbles
10 reviews
The terra-cotta rooftops of Amari
The old entrance
Elegance and tradition
Overlooking the village and the valley
Main terrace (upper floor)
The arched entrance hall
Psiloritis Mt. at sunset (The view from the very top)
Living room and entrance hall
Kitchen and dining
Dining and living room
The New Attic suite (triple, upper floor)
The single bed of the New Attic suite
The Attic's private terrace
Direct environment
The Grandmother's suite (triple, upper floor)
The little attic of the Grandmother's suite (single bed)
Entrance detail
Master suite (double, ground floor)
Sitting area in Master suite (2 sofa beds - optional)
One of the 3 bathrooms (ground floor)
The shaded veranda of Master suite
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
Little byzantine temples, yet undiscovered...
Simple and humble
13th century temple, recently restored
Winter blossom detail
Wild flowers in Amari Valley
A typical temple on a hilltop (15th century)
Agia Anna among wild flowers (12th century)
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
Overlooking the terracotta rooftops of Amari Village and a valley of unspoiled natural beauty, Villa Samitos 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 peace, comfort and spectacular views.

Villa Samitos 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 grand...
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About the Owner, MANOLIS P
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 55 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL193572
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English first
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Chania Town, Greece
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The house is both really beautiful and extremely convenient. Manolis and Roumy are very welcoming and helpful. Roumy's cooking is great and the prices are very reasonable for in-home service. It's the perfect place to stay in Crete with your partner, family or friends either you want to relax in a quiet village or you want to explore Crete (Since...

Rethymnon, Greece
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised on arriving at Villa Samitos..... actually stepping into this beautifully built and graciously decorated villa fulfilled all my expectations. Mrs. Rumi was there to welcome us and make sure that all our needs were catered for. My family from Argentina were also extremely satisfied.... it is obviously a rental villa where everything has been thoughtfully...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • 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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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jan 9, 2017 -
May 31, 2017
2 nights
Jun 1, 2017 -
Jun 30, 2017
2 nights
Jul 1, 2017 -
Aug 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.
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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, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.5 mi.
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