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Cretan stone house, private heated pool, large garden, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Detached villa, fantastic views of the Libyan Sea, fireplace

Welcome to Villa Petra is a beautiful, classy traditional mansion the 19th century. Century. Made entirely of stone and wood. The property has an exquisite garden, a variety of colorful plants and trees along with a manicured lawn impress even the most sophisticated eye.

The house was renovated in 2012 taking into account the Cretan architecture and traditional construction with the utmost care. In this historical and ecological building materials such as stone and wood were used. The villa is accredited by the Greek National Tourism Organization GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organization).

This traditional, Cretan villa offers ample space for up to 6 people on two floors.

The top floor offers a generous living and dining area, 2 bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twin beds, 1 bathroom with shower and modern hydromassage, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, 2 balconies and a large terrace with an indescribable view of the Libyan Sea , In the lower floor is a double bedroom, a kitchen and a living room. All the windows in the villa have mosquito nets to can always enjoy the fresh air of the village.

The interior of the villa has been carefully designed to reflect its long history and the social status of its first owner. Viennese furniture and antiques create a warm and elegant atmosphere in keeping with the character of the house.

The villa has an indescribable vision of the Libyan Sea, on the fertile Messara plain, and the Ida Mountains.

Unforgettable sunsets can be enjoyed in the spacious, park-like garden. Many shady, partly made of natural stone seating invite in the quiet mountain village Kalochorafitis to relax.

On the spacious covered terrace there is a force-giving breakfast with fresh fruit, honey, cheese and vegetables can be enjoyed from the Cretan nature.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the private pool on hot summer days. For relaxation there are numerous sunny and shady spots in the garden.

Especially in the evening after sunset the entire object is wonderfully lit and shines with special luster.

The villa is ideally equipped for 2 families or a group.

Guests receive a welcome message, consisting of fruits and vegetables of the season, as well as fresh mineral water.

During your stay we provide you free our proprietary, organic olive oil for disposal. Linen and towels are 3x in two weeks -changed beach towels can be provided at your disposal - so you save some kilos the luggage!

More Details

Familie Vageli und Stela Lenakaki
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017


Kalochorafitis Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bad I: toilet and shower with hydro massage bath 2: WC and shower with hydromassage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms are air-conditioned and very comfortable beds, - Luxurious orthopedic mattresses on all beds • Pillows made of natural materials. Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the tranquility of the village!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Petra is ideally located to enjoy everything the area and the ancient archaeological sites. The villa has a beautiful, peaceful garden and a private pool with sea views, indescribable sunsets await you, dream location. The villa is designed to achieve the ideal accommodation for 2- 4 - 6 to offer those, when it comes to their holidays, have high expectations and relaxation in an enchanting place with comfort. Villa Petra will help you to discover the endless blue magic of the Cretan sea and secluded beaches and enchanted bays. You will have the opportunity to recharge your batteries in the wild and wonderful nature in southern Crete, to find peace, relaxation and recreation. Do you feel comfortable!


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Cretan stone house, private heated pool, large garden, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Perfect villa perfect views

  • 5 of 5

Well what's there to say the the villa is perfect we were meet by the owners on day one and welcomed us with a lovely fruit basket full to the brim my family loved every minute in the pool and we all enjoyed the garden and it's only a short drive to three archeological sites short drive to beaches overall would love to come back to unwind thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Villa Petra a special house in Southern Crete

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a week in Villa Petra and had a wonderful time thanks to the owners, a quiet location in a very small village and the overall charm of the house. Panoramic views, with plenty of outdoor space and a pool compliment this house which is equipped with everything one might need to "stay at home" and cook, bbq, relax, etc.. At the same time Villa Petra is near excellent beaches, small towns for markets and supplies, mountain villages, ancient sites and other natural attractions. If you are looking for a great place to stay in southern Crete this is an excellent option.

We can't thank the owners enough for their hospitality and opening this home to us. It is our hope to return for a much longer stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing, with most hospitable owners.

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb relaxing week here. The house is large, and with only an outside staircase, is like 2 flats. This would make it ideal for 2 couples or families, as each would have their own space and privacy. It is fairly simply furnished, but as you will be spending all your waking hours outside, this is irrelevant (but don't miss the ancestral photographs downstairs). The views across to the coast are stunning, especially from the balconies. The largest one gets dappled sunlight all day long and we had almost all our meals here. The garden is beautiful with seating to suit every need and time of day and lots of flowering plants and fruit trees. The pool is small, but big enough to swim round in circles so you can fool yourself that you have deserved your evening barbecue! The best bit is that it is fresh unchlorinated water in the pool - when the pump is on, fresh water flows in at one end and out the other to irrigate the olive grove further down the hill! The barbecue is large enough to cook for the whole village, and there is also a wood fired oven. I would have loved to try cooking pizza in this but somehow never got round to buying the ingredients.

If you want to see a lot of Crete, this is probably not the best place as it is not near the main tourist sights, but once you arrive, you won't want to tear yourselves away. At least that's what happened to us and we're not lazing by the pool type of people. We did manage a trip to Knosos and to Heraklion, about 80 or 90 minutes away. Towns with a good selection of shops are about 20 minutes drive. There are supermarkets, but ignore these and try the local shops - people are friendly and helpful and everything is fresh. There are tavernas in the next village, but we never tried them as we enjoyed barbecuing so much.

I've left the best bit till last - the owners. We arrived at about 2 a.m. and Vagelis and Stella were extremely welcoming, even apologising for keeping us waiting while they came from their home, when I hadn't rung them until we had actually arrived! Even at that time of night, they took time to show us around and make sure that we were settled in. Throughout our stay we were showered with gifts of home grown produce – melons, raki, olive oil (from the aforementioned olive grove), apple cake. They even brought friends and cooked us a barbecue one evening! Nowhere else in the world have we experienced such genuine friendliness and generosity.Book this old family home – you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Villa, leider ohne Auto nicht zu empfehlen.

  • 4 of 5

Die Sanitäreinrichtungen leiden unter dem schwachen Wasserdruck, ansonsten mit Auto durchaus zu empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Großartiges Haus mit sehr netten Besitzern

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Sommer 2017 zwei wunderbare Wochen in diesem Haus verbracht und können es nur wärmstens empfehlen. Der Garten und der Pool sind traumhaft und die Aussicht phänomenal.

Das Besitzer-Ehepaar ist wirklich freundlich und hilfsbereit und sehr bemüht, den Aufenthalt in jeder Hinsicht so angenehm wie möglich zu machen.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wundervolles Haus im schönen Süden

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist wirklich gut ausgestattet und sehr geräumig. Der Pool ist durch die Frischwasserzufuhr immer sauber und relativ groß. Unsere Kleine konnte über die Treppen auch alleine hineingehen. Die Terrasse ist riesig und sehr luftig, weil der Wind durchblasen kann. Es gibt im Garten viele schöne Orte, wo man sitzen oder liegen kann. Der Vermieter kam regelmäßig vorbei, um nach uns zu sehen, uns Kuchen zu bringen. Sehr nett. Während unseres Aufenthaltes wurde zweimal nach Absprache geputzt und die Wäsche gewechselt. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Urlaub und empfehlen das Haus weiter.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Kokinos pyrgos
Car: recommended

Kalochorafitis is a sleepy village on the southern slope of the Ida Mountains, on the edge of Messera level. The weather in southern Crete is sunnier than anywhere else in Europe, with high temperatures because of its proximity to North Africa and the Libyan Sea. It is located about 230m above sea level. The altitude ensures a light, cool breeze in high summer. In winter there is very little rainfall and the average temperature is between 15-20 ° C. Rarely the temperature drops in winter below 10 ° C.

The village offers an indescribable fantastic views of the Libyan Sea and the olive - embossed and orange trees landscape.

Of particular note are the panoramic views of the spring still snow-capped summit of Mount Idi.

The small idyllic village, surrounded by unspoilt nature, is the ideal residence for those seeking tranquility, hikers, nature lovers and individualists.

In Kalochorafitis can still discover the original Crete.

The healthy climate of a Cretan village close to the mountains, which is located just a short distance of the villages Zaros Kamares and Vori, is the perfect location for exploring the region.

Nearby there are important archaeological sites such as Gortyn, Phaistos and Agia Triada.

Beautiful beaches such as Kokkinos Pyrgos, Kalamaki, Kommos and Matala can be reached shortly. Here it can be wonderful Cretan sun and the Libyan Sea to enjoy.

None of these beaches is crowded, mass tourism are nowhere.

In around Kalochorafitis are some traditional villages in which hosts many festivals with Cretan music and dance in the summer. To set your daily problems aside. Charge your batteries with sunshine so you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.