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Bedrooms 4
Space 190 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

190 sq.m. house with 4 bedrooms and private swimming pool for 2-12 persons +3ΒΑΒ

[Register number MHTE 1041K122K2672901]

The villa is private only for you, it is surrounded by a "green area" that will give you a calm tone to your vacation.

It is very close to the most beautiful beaches at Libyan sea and at the most tasteful and great restaurants at middle Crete.


Tradition and Hospitality

The unique benefits of villa Aurora according to our opinion are:

- Spacious areas and bedrooms which makes it ideal for big groups who search for comfortable accommodation.

- It has a perfect layout for big groups as it offers two kitchens and living room areas!

- The location is “away from it all” in a totally nature environment but close to everything!

- The Villa has a liability insurance!

The Neighborhood Koxare is a small, typical Cretan village. The entrance of the village is 500m away from the villa Aurora.

Villa AURORA is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: MHTE K122K2672901

Villa Aurora is unique for those who wish a private environment within cretan nature. It is located in the central part of the island in a NATURA protected area that is characterized by a variety in flora and fauna.

It is 18 km (around 15’ by car) far from the deep blue beaches of Mediterranean sea. Next to the Villa there is a river that goes through “Kourtaliotiko” gorge (in a distance of 800 m) ending in “Prevelis” lake and in the amazing Palm Beach. The Villa is only 400 m from ‘Koxare” village and 6 km from “Spili”. So the guests have access to market, tavernas and health centre. Moreover, the central location of the Villa gives the opportunity to our guests to travel all around the island and spend time in its most beautiful beaches (Plakias, Schinaria, Preveli, Rodakino, Agios Paulos, Ligkres, Ammoudi, Chora Sfakion, Fragkokastelo etc).

Villa Aurora is open the whole year. It has 3 floors and can host up to 10 people. It has 4 bedrooms (1 with king size double bed, 1 with double bed and 2 with single beds that can also put together). In the middle floor there is a big sitting room with fireplace, the kitchen and the dining room. In this floor there are also 2 big verandas for food and relaxation offering a nice view to the 3.500 m2 garden with the barbeque and the swimming pool within nature. The 3 bedrooms are in the last floor with their own verandas. In the ground floor there is the biggest bedroom with open living room and fireplace. In every floor there is one bathroom. The villa is family friendly offering extra conveniences for this reason (2 children beds, baby stroller etc).

Villa Aurora is a family house for those who want to enjoy a peaceful environment, good food and meet the cretan culture, the beauties of our island and our souls.

More Details

Property Manager
Eleni Kalogeraki
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Eleni Kalogeraki

My family have been welcoming guests to this area since 2005.Our policy is one of continuos learning and improvement with a commitment to excellence in the quality of our accommodation and the warmth of our welcome. My family live in the area and we love to share our pride in the heritage, gastronomy and unique natural environment of this region with our valued guests - many of whom have become friends.

If you want to be treated as a traveller rather than a tourist; if you are looking for authentic holidays where you can relax in the tranquillity of the Cretan natural landscape please contact us for more information and bookings"

Best Regards,

Eleni Kalogeraki.

Eleni Kalogeraki purchased this villa in 2009

Why Eleni Kalogeraki chose Rethymno

The area has a magnificent natural environment a part from the small rivers and brooks here and there,here too,there are lakes and lagoons,caves and rocks,as well as several gorges both .Is a place full contrasts,going from one village to another by car or motorbike is , in most cases,one of the attractios of the place. The secondary roas leading to them pass through sites extre-mely scenic and beautiful,and driving, or even walking there,is an unforgettable experience.The most famous area of natural is the Preveli Lagoon at the 12Km away from Villa Aurora. It is a unique sandy beach,very beautiful,with a forest of palm trees,which make it quite exotic.The mouth of the river Kourtaliotis is at the beach,the river has enough water even in summer and just before flowing into the sea it forms a small lagoon .The entire morpho-logy of the land,from the Kourtaliotiko Gorge to the Gorge of Prevelis that ends abruptly in the Libyan Sea as well as the ''Lake'', consent to an explosion of biodiversity.At Kourtaliotiko Aa spectacular sight with crystal clear water that emerges most of the seasons fromevery breach and opening of the rocks forming small and large waterfalls, becomes one with the water of Kourtaliotis forming the constant stream of Megalos Potamos. Due to all the aformentioned reasos, the relief of the area is diverse and impressive! Crete is not like any other Greek island,Crete is one of the most hospitable places in Greece.At Rethymno the Cretan people,apart from the famous hospitality, know how to enjoy themselves,both in private and in public activities such as the Renaissance Festinal, the Carnival, the Treasure Hunt and the unique Cretan Wine Festival.A local feast ''panigiri'' takes place in Koxare of Santa Maria on the 15th of Aug.The interesting cave of Agios Antonios is situated 14Km far from Villa ,it is open to visitors, mainly because of the archaeo-logical interest it presents, it has been used as a place of worship from the Late Minoan.

What makes this villa unique

This property is located in a small and quiet village in the island of Crete. Because of its location is an ideal starting point to discover the largest island located in the southern part of Europe. The villa are carefully designed to operate year round for those seeking a rural getaway and seeks tranquility the area is a small universe filled with beauty....


Foinikas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 2 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Located in the cretan nature of Rethymno, Villa Aurora is a beautiful house for those who want to relax and enjoy their holidays in a calm private and confortable place. In the center of Crete, just 400m from the village Koxare and 6km from Spili, the visitor can explore the beauty of the island and the south beaches of Rethymno (Plakias, Sxinaria, Preveli, Damnoni, Rodakino, Agios Paulos, Triopetra, Ligres, Sfakia, Fragokastelo etc). Villa Aurora is open the whole year. It's a luxury three level house which can provide a comfortable accommodation to till 10 adults. It can provide a calm and private environment with a 3.500m2 garden, swimming pool, outside shower, terraces, BBQ, two fireplaces, air-condition and a central heating system. Ideal for families with children.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Traditional Cretan Life

  • 5 of 5

Stunning villa set over 3 floors. Each room is traditionally decorated to the highest standard and the gardens are huge! Surround by olive groves and a small vineyard with goats roaming in the fields near by this villa is

traditional and real if you are looking for a local experience.

The hosts could not be more helpful and will be waiting for you on arrival with a fresh meal and if your lucky some delicious orange cake!

We travelled the island while we were here and would definitely recommend here over Chania. Just our personal taste but Rethymno has everything Chania has but with less tourists no haukers and more vibe due to the Crete university.

The villa is also ideally located for quick raids into other regions and some of the best tourist sites the South of Crete has to offer. Within 20 mins drive you could be in world class beaches, breathtaking mountain restraunts or the old city of rethymno which is so alive you have to experience it for yourself.

You don't even have to leave the villa to have a special experience. The sunsets over the mountains from the bedroom balcony are worthy of a Shakespeare sonnet! The pool is clean and fresh with a shallow section for little kids. The views wherever you go will put a smile on your face regardless of which corner you lay your hat on.

I would absolutely recommend this villa and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy the countryside and easily visit both coasts

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Villa Aurora and it was just as great as the first visit. The villa is spacious, spotless and comfortable, and we were made very welcome. There are countryside walks nearby (gentle or mountainous) and it is easy to drive to the south coast or north coast for beaches. A car is essential, even for local shops or restaurants. For bread and fruits try the bakers in Mixorrouma. For restaurants try Misogynous in Damnoni. Or just chill by the pool!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you !!!I look forward to having you back for your next holiday Best wishes Eleni Kalogeraki
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fabulous !!!!

  • 5 of 5

this is an excellent villa in every way. absolutely spotless, spacious, very well maintained, fully equipped kitchen, wonderful clean swimming pool and garden. you couldn't wish for a better and kind owner of this villa, very nice people. would definitely go back and absolutely recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments, much pleasure i will wait to rejoin you again.
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Stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay, very spacious with sparkling pool. The owner even had dinner waiting for us. She picked us fruit from the garden and baked us a cake! Very clean and well cared for. A bit hard to find as the road is not well marked, but you will not regret a moment once you get there....

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely message , we would be very happy to meet you again , I hope the next time will be easier to find our Villa.
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In a word, Villa Aurora is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by Eleni and Natasha. They gave us a warm welcome, and thorough tour of the house and grounds. They had prepared for us a traditional Cretan dish and dessert as well as fresh fruit, bottle of local wine and drinks in the refrigerator. The villa was everything the online listing described! The villa was luxurious and comfortable. Very clean and well-kept. Eleni and Natasha were easily accessible and gracious. Their recommendations for beaches and tavernas were helpful and accurate. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone! In a word, it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Σας ευχαριστούμε για τα καλά σας σχόλια, ευχόμαστε να σας συναντήσουμε ξανά στο μέλλον.
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Our perfect stay in Villa Aurora

  • 5 of 5

If you wonder why this villa has only top ratings it is simply because all the pictures and stories you read about the house and Elenis hospitality are true. The villa is a perfect stay for all families who want to relax away from typical overcrowded spots. The location is very nice and the ensemble was built with much think about the usefulness. You see it was planned with love for every small detail. In the end our kids were sad to leave and we started to think that Eleni even planned the perfect weather for our stay...

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and why choosing our property for your holiday. You are a lovely family and we hope to meet you again in the future. Thank you for everything and you feel real friends .....
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

VILLA-AURORA is located in Rethmnon, almost at the centre of Crete, North of the village of Koxare, at an ideal starting point for excursions to get acquainted with the natural scenery, the beauty and the colors of our land and our soul.

The area, endowed with particular aesthetic value and biodiversity, is part of the European NATURA 2000 Network and has been declared a special protection zone CSPA Koyrtaliotis gorge-Preveli GR4330007, with the Wild Life National Nature Reserve LIFE-NATURE 1998.

VILLA-AURORA is a carefully designed complex, in traditional Cretan style, for romantic travelers, who also love comfort, unique and special places, with all due respect to their needs. It opened as a hotel in 2010, within a private garden 4,000 m2, and has the capacity to accommodate up to 10 persons.

The Villa includes three levels (190 m2), with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining-room, and 2 sitting-rroms. It is located within a green landscape with beautiful and extremely well cared garden, with a swimming pool (43 m2), suitable also for children, private parking lot, and a comfortable closed barbeque-area, for unique culinary delights and friendly gatherings, under a peaceful, moonlight Cretan sky…

It is an ideal destination for vacation in Crete, being also in complete harmony with natural environment.Villa Aurora is built 400m away from the entrance of Koxare village. The area is full of olive groves, vineyards, gardens, and flowers of the Cretan countryside. Also, within walking distance, there are natural water springs gorge Kourtalioti and an MEDIEVAL FORT 'koules'. Visitors of all age can enjoy the nature by walking and following the hiking paths.


Rates & Availability

Foinikas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 6
Apr 14 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price above is for 4 persons.
The additional cost for each extra person is 15€.

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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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