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Countryside views, walking distance to shops, close to the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for families & groups of friends! BBQ facilities & free Wi-Fi available!

Villa Dafni is a wonderful Villa, built with care and taste, where stone walls and wooden furniture take you back to the village way of life of Crete, while at the same time it provides all contemporary amenities that ensure you’ll have a comfortable and pleasant stay! Located at the small town of Perama Villa Dafni is within walking distance from a variety of shops & restaurants, which makes your every day needs very simple to fulfil! The lively city of Rethymno, as well as to most sightseeing spots and the highway leading to the amazing southern beaches and Heraklion town are also easily accessible, making Villa Dafni a great base for your holiday!


The Villa consists of 3 independent, split-level houses and its size and structure can accommodate up to 9 people and make it ideal for three couples, big families and groups of friends, as it offers absolute privacy and seclusion when desired! The villa is totally private and all its outdoor areas are entirely at your disposal, to make the most of your stay!


At the same time, all guests may enjoy the amazing private swimming pool 1.45 meters deep with a special children’s compartment 0.5 meters deep and the BBQ facilities and shaded outdoor dining area with stone benches, right next to it! The pool area and terrace is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and clay pots with beautiful flowers and it also offers a wonderful view of the village and the surrounding area. You may spend your day by the pool, relaxing or sunbathing and then prepare and have your dinner al fresco, enjoying the starry sky and cool summer breeze! All three apartments have access to the stone paved pool terrace by descending a few steps. Additionally, an extra outside siting area exist in the corridor above the pool!


Each one of the houses features, on the ground floor, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area with a nice round table where you can have your homemade cooked meals along with your family. Living rooms are slightly different as one of them has a sofa, the other one has two sofas and the last one has two armchairs, but they all have a wonderful stone built fireplace where you can sit and enjoy the nice interior of the house and the blending of wood and stone that are combined in a way that creates a charming symbiosis and define its personality. Additionally, all of the houses have a bathroom with a wooden ceiling, two of them featuring a shower, while the last one has a magnificent round-shaped bathtub which you can fill if you wish and take a long and relaxing bath. Climbing a lovely wooden stairs guests can find the house’s spacious double bedroom with a siting area consisting of an armchair and a small table, which also has its own balcony with patio furniture, where you can sit and drink your coffee while enjoying the surrounding area view and countryside!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- Free Parking space inside the villa premises for 3-4 cars.

All in-house electronics are available, including flat-screen TVs with satellite reception, DVD player, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, cooking utensils, coffee maker and toaster.

A washing machine, iron and iron board are also available in a separate room located on the ground floor.

24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Dafni

Villa Dafni offers amazing views to the country side and it's only 6 Kms away from the lovely sandy beach of Panormos! Walking distance to shops and restaurants!

What makes this villa unique

Villa Dafni consists of three wonderful indipendant apartments with private pool with a special compartment for kids, BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi, each apartment has its own living room with a fireplace and fully equipped kitchen!


Dafni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , ground floor
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , first floor, with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , first floor, with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , first floor, with balcony
    Living Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon , one more guest can sleep in each house at the sofa
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Countryside views, walking distance to shops, close to the beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful villa, perfect for 3 couples sharing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Crete, staying at Villa Dafni. The set up was ideal for us as a family with 2 grown up daughters and their boyfriends. We were able to be together but with our own space. Each villa was well equipped but the real bonus was the pool and barbeque area which is where we spent most of our time. We hired a car which was essential but found that there were plenty of beaches within half an hours drive on the north coast. The south coast was a little further but was well worth it. The drive over the mountains was spectacular and the beaches stunning with plenty of tavernas to take refuge in. All in all this was an amazing holiday. Thanks to Valia and to Yiannis and Maria for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Fantastic villa

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 10 days in Dafni in May 2018. We were party of 7, 4 adults and 3 children (15, 15 and 12). The fact that it offers 3 seperate buildings was a big plus.. everyone had its privacy. Very clean, super swimmingpool and bbq facilities. Interieur is somewhat outdated, beds squick and at night there are some dogs that can bark. But very nice place to stay and we loved the welcoming package. Very nice!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa in a lovely friendly town.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks and rented the entire villa for our family. It suited our needs. There was a lovely town just a few minutes walk and it pretty much had everything we needed and the people were so friendly. The only downside was the toilets being downstairs in each house which would be difficult for elderly or incapable people but each house was beautifully decorated and the pool was perfect for the kids. There was a lovely view of the town and countryside as the villa was up a small hill. You would need a car to stay in this area but the car was worth it as we got to see lots of the island. Crete is beautiful with lovely towns and beaches and the food was great.

Kostas was our host and very helpful. He can organise anything you need and takes you on excursions if you wish to do so. Overall we had a wonderful time in crete and villa dafni. I would highly recommend and hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Siobhan , thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Dafni. The villa is very well appointed, the pool is beautiful, and there are very pleasant views. We found the villa manager Valia extremely helpful. I would say a car is essential as the village is limited, and it is well worth exploring this lovely island.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Lovely villa and great host

  • 5 of 5

Host Tula was superb - lovely home cooked meal ready for us on arrival and loads of stuff in fridge etc - wine, beer, fruit, salads Tula was so helpful and welcoming - she and her son Manolas made the holiday perfect.

The villa was really clean and very well equipped, furnished to a high level and loads of room, indoors and out. Very convenient for Rethymno and beaches etc - 20 mins drive. Two nice taverns in the village with hospitable owners.

Again, can't say enough about our hosts - we highly recommend a stay here to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, we are really glad that you had a comfortable stay in our Villa and we are thankful for your beautiful review and comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team
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14 Days of tranquility & fun

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the beautiful scenery and peaceful location to the typically Greek town below the amazing villa is an absolute delight. Having two grown up children 19 & 17 and still as much work as travelling with a toddler the three houses as one worked amazingly well for our large family three teenage kids (two with Boyfriend/Girlfriends) and a 14 year old but the space and layout allowed everyone space and time to enjoy Crete. Pleasant drive to beaches and mountains added to further the Cretan experience. The local staff are amazing nothing s to much or a bother. The local restaurants and shops are typically local and lovely to experience and although a rural farming community they make everyone very welcome. Can't wait to visit again and if you do book make sure you also take the Land rover safari it is a day to remember and enjoy xx

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dale, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
NR Heraklion/Rethymno/Chania
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Panormos sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Dafni is located in Perama town which is within 5 minutes walking distance to everything that you might need like shops, bakery, grocery store, butcher’s, taverns, cafes, supermarkets, ATM machines, pharmacies, gas stations and post office.

Also Panormo, is a friendly sea side village, 10 minutes away by car and well know for its sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds, umbrellas. Water sports are also available.Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkeling.

The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.

Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.

Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.