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Authentic Cretan stone house with private pool, large garden, Wi-Fi

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Kalochorafitis Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Familie Vageli und Stela Lenakaki
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
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October 10, 2016
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Authentic Cretan stone house with private pool, large garden, Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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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: Jun 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: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 2 tolle Wochen in dem wunderbaren Ferienhaus verbracht. Die Vermieter sind extrem gastfreundlich und nett. Es gibt einen kleinen schönen Pool mit Frischwasser ohne Chlor - sehr sauber. Der Garten ist wunderschön, gut gepflegt mit verschiedenen schattigen und sonnigen Sitzplätzen. Der Blick übers Land bis zum Meer ist traumhaft. Das Haus ist ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt für Wandertouren und ans Meer:

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Villa Petra - ein Traumurlaub auf Kreta

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten zum 2.Mal einen wunderschönen Urlaub im Ort Kalohorafitis in der Nähe von Timbaki an der Südküste Kretas in einer liebevoll eingerichteten modernisierten Steinvilla. Es war für 4 Wochen wieder mal ein Traumurlaub auf Kreta. Das Dorf liegt sehr nah des Ida Gebirges und man kann zum Psiloritis oder zur Kamares Höhle wandern. Ein geländegängiges Auto ist vom Vorteil, so kann man die Schotterstraßen bis auf 2000m hoch fahren und von dort aus wandern. In den Vori und Timbaki kann man sehr gut einkaufen, auch auf dem Markt immer freitags. Zu den Stränden nach Kokkinos Pirgos, Matala oder Agia Galini ist es nicht weit. Das Haus bietet viel Platz und ist komfortabel eingerichtet mit schönen Gartenmöbeln, Es gibt kostenlos WLAN und internationales und deutsches Fernsehen. Die Küche ist perfekt mit großem Backofen, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster, Saftpresse, Sandwichmaker. Es gibt frisches Olivenöl, Obst und Gemüse vom Vermieter. Der Pool ist riesig und wird ausschließlich mit Frischwasser gefüllt, also ohne Chlor. Der Garten bewässert und es gibt Zitronenbäumen und frische Kräutern. Dieses Haus ist das Beste was wir je auf Kreta hatten. Die Lage ist einzigartig in der Nähe der Berge und dem Strand. Einfach wunderschön. Carolin


We spent the second time a wonderful holiday in the village Kalohorafitis near Timbaki at the south coast of Crete in a beautifully decorated modernized stone house. It was for 4 weeks again a dream holiday in Crete. The village is very close to the Ida Mountains and you can hiking to the top of Psiloritis or to the Kamares cave. An off-road car is the advantage, so you can see the dirt roads high up at 2000m and hike from there. In Vori and Timbaki you can buy, even on the market every Friday. The beaches of Kokkinos Pyrgos, Matala and Agia Galini or Georgios are not far away. The house has plenty of space and is comfortably furnished also with beautiful garden furniture. There are free Wi-Fi and International and German television. The kitchen is perfect with a large oven, coffee machine, toaster, juicer, sandwich maker. There are fresh olive oil, fruit and vegetables from the owner. The owner is very friendly and lives in Timbaki. The pool is huge and only filled with fresh water from the fountain, without chlorine. The garden watered and there are lemon trees and fresh herbs. This home is the best we have ever had in Crete. The location is unique in the proximity of the mountains and the beach. Just beautiful.Carolin

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Haus und super netter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa ist sehr schön gelegen und bietet eine herrliche Sicht bis hinüber zu den Paximadia. Es gibt am Haus und im großen, liebevoll angelegten Garten viele Plätze zum Sitzen in der Sonne und im Schatten. Auch der Pool ist ausreichend, so dass man durchaus mal einen halben oder ganzen Tag dort verbringen kann. Alles wirkt sehr gepflegt und wir können die Villa guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen. Leider gibt es in Kalochorafitis keinerlei Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und auch keine Taverne. Alles muß mit dem Auto erledigt werden. Das sollte man bei der Planung berücksichtigen. Erwähnen möchte ich noch die Gastfreundschaft des Vermieters, der jederzeit ein offenes Ohr und so manchen Tipp parat hatte.

Fazit: jederzeit wieder!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sensationelle Unterkunft mit erstklassigem Service

  • 5 of 5

Es ist einfach eine wunderbare Unterkunft. Wir hatten eine wahnsinnig schöne Zeit dort. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Der Ausblick von der Sonnenterrasse ist grandios und die Gartenanlage und der Pool laden zum relaxen ein. Habe bisher niemals eine solch schöne Unterkunft und einen so gastfreundlichen Vermieter erlebt. Die Unterkunft ist sehr gepflegt, sauber und in einem idyllischen ruhigen Bergdorf gelegen. Gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Kokinos pyrgos
Car: necessary

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.


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Kalochorafitis Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid saison
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
low saison
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid sason
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Kalochorafitis Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
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
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 1 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 2 twin/ single
    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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • 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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