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Villa Evanthia,a Place To Be!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Villa Evanthia,a Place To Be!

Villa Evanthia is a newly built - 2013 - villa with private pool run by the Paraschakis family and it has so many things to offer.The villa is situated in a landscape of unique beauty with nice views,in a peaceful area and just a two minute walk from the village of Melidoni.

A great place for you,the distinguished traveller,who is seeking for a 'home' away from home!Away from the hustle of the touristic areas but perfectly situated to reach Crete's different and beautiful beaches,villages and sights.

When you walk in the garden gate you have a beautiful garden with grass and colourful flowers on your right and on your left you have a 40m2 swimming pool surrounded by sun beds for your relaxation.Looking further into the garden you will also see a barbecue area and a wood burning oven,ideal for lamb and potatoes.There is also private parking and table tennis for extra fun!

On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen,a living room with a fireplace,a bedroom with two single beds,a bathroom and a small storage.The ground floor and the outdoor space(pool area,barbecue area and parking)have access for disabled guests.

On the first floor there is a bedroom with one double bed and a balcony.The second bedroom has three single beds and a balcony.And the third bedroom has a double bed,ensuite bathroom and a balcony.There is also a third bathroom on the first floor.

Villa Evanthia sleeps from five to ten people.We hope that the visitors at Villa Evanthia not only feel comfortable but they feel at home!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Joanna Kyrmizakis Paraschakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016

About Joanna Kyrmizakis Paraschakis

I am Joanna,the owner of Villa Evanthia and I have lived in Melidoni for the last twenty-five years.I was born and raised in the United States,we are actually a cocktail family.My father was from Melidoni and my mother is from Massachusettes.In 1990 we moved back to my father's roots.In 1998 I met my husband Manolis and started working with him at The Paraschakis family olive oil factory.In 2004 we decided to open our doors to the public and since then we have many visitors every summer to see the three different generations of olive oil production.In the year 2013 we built villa Evanthia and we really want to make all our guests not only feel comfortable but to feel at home!

Joanna Kyrmizakis Paraschakis purchased this villa in 2013

Why Joanna Kyrmizakis Paraschakis chose Rethymno

The land that Villa Evanthia is built on belonged to my husband's grandmother and her name was Evanthia,so I thought that it was a great idea to name the villa after her.

What makes this villa unique

I love Villa Evanthia because there is so much space in all the bedrooms and there are alot of windows,so you always have the light from the warm Cretan sun in the house.The kitchen is a great place to prepare a meal for the family,also very spacious.The atmosphere is very down to Earth,when you walk in the front door you feel at home.


2 traveler reviews

Villa Evanthia,a Place To Be!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Firstly I can not tell you how wonderful the Villa Evanthia host Joanna is! She made sure that we had all the information we needed even down to preparing a meal on our first night so we didn't have to worry! Can't tell you how brilliant she was. The property is treated like her home which means you have everything you need to enjoy your time here. I don't think I've stayed in a better equipped place to be quite honest! All the rooms are a great size, lots of storage to put your stuff away and excellent air-conditioning. The property was spotless and cleaned half way through the week. Bath and pool towels made available. The house is located next to a small local village - if you want a sense of what it is really like to live in Crete then look no further! The sunsets over the hills were magic and the peace and quite perfect for enjoying just hanging out and being in the pool even into the evenings just a joy. Haven't slept so well in ages. And the little corner shop selling everything including mini divine ice-creams means you wish for nothing. Everyone was welcoming and warm down to the owner of the small petrol station who kept stopping us to give us sweets and ice-creams on route. Bali beaches are a short drive away and you have a choice of 4 - Joanna recommended 2 & 4 which were great. Beach 2 has a fab bouncie water float thing that kept the kids busy and exhausted all day and the burger at the beach bar on the right is recommended by my husband. With beach 4 the last one having a wonderful beach restaurant and lots of places to swim to. Don't bother buying an umbrella - just rent a beach chair and one for a few euros and spend the time soaking up the sun and relaxing. We went into Panormos for dinner - our favourite was Taverna O Makns - which I hope I'm spelling correctly. It's the last one down the side street. Fab food - you go into the kitchen and have a look rather than pick from a menu. As to things to do - we loved Rethimno - lovely old town to walk around. Knossos is of course a must - but I would seriously recommend a guided tour to bring it to life - it is amazing but you don't fully appreciate it until someone tells you what you are looking at. The caves near the house as well as Joanna's family olive oil business are also two must do's if you stay. I can't recommend this place enough if you want to come, relax, enjoy and feel part of the real crete. We would go back in a second. Thank you Joanna!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Toni, Hello from sunny Crete!! I hope that you guys are fine! I am very satisfied that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Evanthia , it is really a well equipped house and in a great location as you mentioned in your review! I am also happy that your kids enjoyed the surrounding beaches and you had the chance to enjoy the peaceful evenings around the pool at the villa. There is nothing better than combining your kids entertainment and you getting some peace and quiet!!! I enjoyed meeting you guys and having you as my guests in Villa Evanthia and it would be my pleasure to have you stay again in the future!! All the best, Joanna
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En tous points conforme à l'annonce. Parfait

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil et une attention permanente hors du commun.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerard, Good evening from beautiful Crete! I hope this mail finds you and your family well. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Evanthia. I also enjoyed having you and your family as my guests! It would be my pleasure to have you stay at Villa Evanthia again in the future! All the best, Joanna
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
The Herakleion airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
The port of Herakleion
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
The National Road
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The square of the village Melidoni
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Bali beach
Car: necessary

Villa Evanthia is situated in a great place! You have the opportunity to enjoy the quite garden,pool and barbeque area of the villa but you are also a five minute walk from the square of the village of Melidoni.There are two markets in the village where you can find just about anything,including fresh bread.In the summer the square is full of life with people sitting at the local tavern and small coffee shops.The Cave of Melidoni,which played a significant role during the revolution against the Turks in 1821is a great place to visit.In the cave there are beautiful stalictites and stalicmites.The cave is only a two kilometer walk or drive from the villa.

The Paraschakis family olive oil factory and Villa Evanthia are owned by the same family.The olive oil factory is open from 9:00 to18:00 everyday and guests have the opportunity to see three generations of olive oil production free of charge.You can also visit us at

Perama,a small town, four kilometers from Melidoni you will find two banks,both with ATM service and a health center where there is a doctor on call 24/7.

The beach of Bali is a ten minute drive at eight kilometers,there are three beaches ,all clean and suitable for children.The two first beaches have sand and the third beach has small pebbles.You can also enjoy all kinds of water sports.

Melidoni and Villa Evanthia are in the middle of Crete,so that gives the visitor the chance to enjoy both the refreshing sea and the beautiful mountains of the island!


Rates & Availability

Melidoni Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
April - May
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Villa Evanthia is approved by the Greek Tourism Organisation with number MHTE104.1K91.00302.5301.The nearest beach is Bali at a distance of 8 km,the beaches of Bali are also suitable for children and have many activities (water sports).The nearest travel link is the airport of Herakleio at 57 km.Villa Evanthia is family friendly and the owner,Joanna,is a native speaker of the English language.

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Melidoni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , The third bathroom also has access for disabled guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ensuite bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms at Villa Evanthia are very spacious and have their own closets.Villa Evanthia also provides linen,bath towels and pool towels for all guests.You can enjoy the great view of the mountain of Psiloritis from the bedroom balconies.There is air-conditioning in every bedroom and fly screens on all windows and balcony doors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Villa Evanthia has alot to offer, a great house with everything that you could possibly need or want, with a beautiful pool and spectacular view.The owner of Villa Evanthia,Joanna,is on call 24/7 for anything that the guests may need,she is also a native speaker of the English language.It is a sure thing that the guests that stay at Villa Evanthia will definitly have a great and very relaxed holiday!!

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