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Rethymno private villa - Knossos Estate Resort- villa Ariadni

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Overview
7 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
14 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Knossos Estate Villa is a wonderful private villa with 7 spacious bedrooms. Sunset-sunrise and panoramic view towards the Mediterranean Sea, the nearby gorge, the town of Rethymnon and the medieval Venetian Castle. You will be renting our private villa of 300m2, on a private 2.500 m2 plot, surrounded by a garden with a large private pool, children`s pool, playground, lawn, flowers and exotic trees! The ideal solution for groups of friends, families with children, or anyone seeking a private escape! Although we offer 2 generously sized living rooms and dining areas, you may choose to dine in our garden by the build barbeque, pool and playground. Our fully equipped kitchen leads to a terrace perfectly suited for sunset moments. Knossos Estate Villa also offers LCD TV with a continental s...Knossos Estate Villa is a wonderful private villa with 7 spacious bedrooms. Sunset-sunrise and panoramic view towards the Mediterranean Sea, the nearby gorge, the town of Rethymnon and the medieval Venetian Castle. You will be renting our private villa of 300m2, on a private 2.500 m2 plot, surrounded by a garden with a large private pool, children`s pool, playground, lawn, flowers and exotic trees! The ideal solution for groups of friends, families with children, or anyone seeking a private escape! Although we offer 2 generously sized living rooms and dining areas, you may choose to dine in our garden by the build barbeque, pool and playground. Our fully equipped kitchen leads to a terrace perfectly suited for sunset moments. Knossos Estate Villa also offers LCD TV with a continental satellite system, Dvd player, CD/radio player and a WiFi wireless internet connection. Enjoy the luxury, silence, natural beauty and the combination of traditional and modern elements, for your absolute relaxation. Detailed description Knossos estate villa, set in a large 2500 sq.m. property, with astonishing views of the northern Crete coast, Rethymno town and its surroundings. It is offering privacy away from the busy town streets while its within walking distance from the town center and the beach. The villa consists of 7 spacious bedrooms, built in 2009 according to the traditional and modern architecture design. Carefully constructed to combine the natural beauty of Crete with the modern principles of convenience and safety. All these for your absolute enjoyment and relaxation! All bedrooms of the villa lead to balconies or verandas and from there, you will have the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable sunset moments. Our 300 sq.m. villa offers a large 100 sq.m. swimming pool with an integrated children's pool, a beautiful garden, wooden kiosk with benches, children's playground and an outside kitchen facility so you can enjoy your barbecue in the garden. Inside two living rooms with fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, will make you feel at home. LCD TVs with satellite system, DVD and CD stereo players, free WiFi access and Air Conditioning are all at your service. The rich culture and the hospitality customs are part of the Cretan tradition. We will welcome you in a family atmosphere, introduce you to our facilities, and assist you in anything you need, in order to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Upon arrival we will offer you a welcome pack on arrival, which includes traditional local products like fruits, red wine, virgin olive oil, raki and other goods. We are licensed and approved by the Greek Tourism Organization No.MHTE:1041 K 12 3K 03494 00 Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K123K0349400
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
4 Queens6 Twins
Bathrooms
4 Full baths2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Nikolaos S
Hosting since November 2010
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (111)
sarahj198
sarahj198
Broadway, United Kingdom59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our best billa holiday ever
This was probably the best Villa we have ever stayed in with all the family. We were a family of 16,10 adults, 4 young children and 2 adults babies. Lina, who looks after the villa was amazing and so attentive to all our needs. We had two beautiful meals cooked by her on our first and last night, lots of choice from the menu she sent you and plenty of food, all delicious. Everywhere was spotless and the pool was amazing alongside the private Park. The villa is 10 minutes drive away from the beautiful town of Rethymno. Lots of lovely beaches nearby if you can drag yourself away from the villa. We can’t wait to return. The children were in tears when we left this morning thank you Lina and Nico.
Visited June 2024
Written June 30, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

brigitte9965
brigitte9965
Amsterdam, The Netherlands27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
SUPER ERVARING!
Het bruiloftsfeest van onze dochter daar gevierd. EEN AANRADER! Alles wordt tot in de puntjes verzorgd. De host en haar familie zorgen echt voor alles. Voortreffelijk! Zeer vriendelijke mensen!
Visited May 2024
Written May 25, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gary J
Gary J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Villa and property perfect for large family’s
This is an amazing villa perfect for large families. The villa has everything that is needed for a perfect holiday. Lina is an amazing host and is so helpful. The communication is fantastic to make your holiday perfect. Breakfast is included and is a perfect way to start each day with plenty of fresh food juice milk bread each day. We chose a meal which Lina cooked for us and the table setting and food was amazing we were given a menu with plenty of choices and we picked 3 dishes which were freshly cooked and amazing. I couldn’t recommend this villa enough. As we were a large family we found a taxi firm which took us into the town for restaurants shopping drinks and this was 5 euros return per person as we booked a 12 seater to accommodate our family but a 4 seater taxi is 10 euro into town which is a good price. There is also a Lidl about 5 mins drive away. I love this villa and hopefully will return soon.
Visited May 2024
Written May 23, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jessica_alice123
jessica_alice123
Doha, Qatar11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab!
We loved our stay at Villa Ariadni at Knossos Estate; the villas are very well equipped, and the outdoor space is brilliant. Lina was very helpful, anything you needed was never too much trouble. The villas are a 5-10 min taxi ride from Rethymno, Lina can arrange a taxi for you very quickly. I would also recommend the Greek Night feast the villa can provide at request, the food was amazing. Breakfast served promptly daily was very tasty too! Definitely would recommend the Villas for a Cretan holiday!
Visited September 2023
Written October 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Getaway08410927736
Getaway08410927736
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for the extended family
This is our second time at the Knossos Estates. It is the perfect living for three generations. The villa is surrounded by a wall/fence ensuring that the kids are safe. The garden has a little playground and table tennis - enough to keep the kids busy . The pool is nice and tidy and big enough for all. The only improvement we can wish for would be that the pool was surrounded by a fence to keep the kids safe. It was nice to get breakfast served. The fresh fruit was appreciated but we missed vegetables. It was delivered at 9 in the morning and that was a little late when you have small kids. Not much flexibility was offered regarding time. Most bathrooms upstairs are very small. Only one en-suite. The aircondition is very difficult to maneuver and we couldn´t find any guide to it. It only works when the bedroom door is closed and has a switch behind the door that needs to be put back after each opening. In Crete you throw the toiletpaper in a bin beside the toilet. We would have liked those bins to have been emptied daily. This wasn´t done during the whole week. It would also have been appreciated to get the trash bin in the kitchen emptied daily. We experienced some confusion about how to sort the trash outside. A manual for that plus more trashbags would also have been appreciated. On the plus-side - all the staff arevery friendly. Lina was very helpful when we lost a car key and contacted the car rental firm to help get a spare key. The breakfast ladies were very sweet.
Visited September 2023
Written September 19, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura
Laura
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing villa & views
We have just returned from our 10 night holiday at Villa Ariadni and I cannot recommend this villa enough. We were a group of 9 adults and 4 children and the villa was plenty big enough for us all. There were 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and 4 upstairs and there were enough bathrooms for us to have one each. Towels were swapped twice during our stay, this included the pool towels too. The aircon was great, very much needed in august and yes it did turn off if both doors weren't closed but I’ve seen this in plenty of places, it’s just so it’s only in use while your actually in the room. There were shutters on the outside of the windows that you could put down which totally blacked out the room at night so we had no issues sleeping. The grounds are immaculate, the pool is huge and the view is spectacular. The host Lina is amazing, she could not do enough for us, she messaged every day asking if we were ok or needed anything and popped in from time to time. She gave us some great recommendations for restaurants down in the town and helped us when we needed to book taxis. She also cooked us an amazing meal one night (pictures attached), the food was exceptional, we had feta, tzatziki, bruschetta, lamb, pasta and her husband made the chocolate cake pudding which was unbelievable. We also had breakfast delivered every morning which was a lovely touch. We made use of the BBQ and cooked a few meals in and the kitchen was easy to use. The cafe/restaurant (Bikaki’s) down the road is gorgeous too, definitely worth a try, we did not have one bad meal & it’s so cheap! We have all had the best holiday and if we were to return to Crete we would not hesitate to come back to stay here.
Visited August 2023
Written August 26, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Love songs L
Love songs L
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Holiday to Remember (except the Villa Ariadni)
Hi, The breakfast was served by 9 am.Same food daily was served. The air conditioning is very bad in all the rooms.Have never seen such weird air condition switch ever.It’s attached with the main door.If you open the door it gets switched off unless you slam it back again.Mind you we were there in July.😄 There are no blackouts in the windows.In the afternoon you cannot take a peaceful sleep as the glaring sun will definitely hit your eyes. The rooms are cleaned only once a weekThe rooms are pretty tiny & the beds are narrow & tiny too. The dishes have to be done by ourselves. We were there for a holiday and it’s expected that the dishes and bathrooms should be cleaned daily. The connectivity to the centre is only possible if you hire a car. For 6 days in INR it’s around 55k. Why should I book this place and not a hotel ? In a hotel I will get all such facilities. The lady Leena is absolutely unfriendly and unapproachable. Avoid eating there.They will fleece you.The standard of food is very sad, the price they charge.(28 💶/head).It was only on the first day the food was ordered. The airport pick up & drop or to hire a car there should be done by yourself . The place charges everything at a much higher price. Stay at your own risk. Cheers Arpita (India)
Visited July 2023
Written July 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jacques c
jacques c
Chambery, France19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastiques vacances familiales
Nous avons séjourné à la villa ARIADNI , du 13 au 20 mai . Nous avons trouvé la maison et son jardin conforme aux photos , ainsi que la très belle piscine . Meme en mieux !!! Propreté impeccable , jardin et piscine parfaitement entretenus. Nous avons été accueilli par Lina sympathiquement et qui a été aux petits soins durant tout le séjour . Elle nous a préparé avec son mari , deux repas copieux , nous nous sommes régalés . Le petit déjeuner copieux et varié est servi par une autre dame également serviable et sympathique . Merci à toute l'équipe d'accueil et au propriétaire , pour ces merveilleuses vacances en CRETE. Famille COSI et TRAVERS
Visited May 2023
Written June 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicole D
Nicole D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to relax and celebrate
We spent a week in this amazing house, that has a lot to offer. It is very well situated right next to Rethymnon from where you can reach a lot of sights. Lina was always there for us before and during our stay. The recommendations as well as the food were excellent. She is a very warm and welcoming host. Next time we come to Crete we will definitely rebook. Thanks for a wonderful time. Nicole
Visited May 2023
Written June 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claymond W
Claymond W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Verry nice villa with even better service!
The villa is perfect! Everything you need is there. The service of the staff is even better. The manager Lina is verry helpfull and more than kind. When you contact Lina she is always available immediately and there to help you when needed. The cleanliness is excellent and the breakfast (included) is really generously served every morning, you won't be hungry for sure and the quality is super. We had a great meal prepared and served by the staff (additional fee). It was very delightful and delicious. We would definitely recommend to visit this great villa. The rooms are spacious enough and every room is equipped with airconditioning that is also able to heat when cold. There are enough bathrooms and toilets and the kitchen is equipped enough to even cook a small meal if you would but I would recommend to have the staff cook and serve for you, that was very nice. The pool is cleaned every morning and all exterior garbage bins are collected every day. The only thing we can complain about was the weather during our stay but that didn't influence our great stay in the villa and is out of reach for the great staff. Thanks again for your kind service and the great stay. We will definitely consider to visit again. Please do our regards to the great staff and wish them all the best. See you next time!
Visited March 2023
Written May 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Souda Airport
21.5 mi

N. Kazantzakis Airport
40.8 mi
Restaurants
Nostos
1.9 mi

Giannikos Traditional Taverna
2.1 mi

Adriatic Restaurant
1.4 mi

Vatania Taverna Meze Bar
2.6 mi
Attractions
Rethymnon Old Town
1.3 miNeighborhoods

Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop
17 minArt Galleries

Gorge of Mili
2.7 miNature & Wildlife Areas

Elements Handmade Jewels
1.2 miSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighborhood
Location Rethymno in Crete Airports: Chania 55 km, Heraklion 75 km. Port: Rethymno 2 km, Souda 55 km, Heraklion 75 km. Nearest Beach: Rethymno 2 km. Nearest Bar Pub: Rethymno 1 km. Nearest Restaurant: Rethymno 1 km.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Coming From Heraklion Coming from Heraklion Airport you take the national road to Rethymno. When you reach Rethymnon city at Spili exit, you turn right and exit, after 50 meters you will turn left, you will then go under the bridge and after 300 meters on your right hand side you will see the Knossos Estate sign. From Chania Coming from Chania Airport you take the national road to Rethymno. When you reach Spili exit, you turn right and after 50 meters you will turn right, and after 300 meters on your right hand side you will see the Knossos Estate sign. : Low cost flights with EasyJet.uk .co/Jet2.com : Car rental available upon request
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 12 PM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Check in starts at 14:00 and Check out is until 12:00 We try to apply flexible check in and check out times as well. So do not hesitate to contact us

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