An oasis serenely tucked away from the tourist hordes!
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About Marina Kazila
I work as a professional translator, but at the same time I dedicate a big part of my time and energy in promoting Givera Villas, our family business. I love being in contact with people from all over the world and satisfying their desire for exciting and relaxing vacations. My intention is to build a familiar and friendly relationship with guests, contributing to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Why Marina Kazila chose Rethimno
Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business launched by Mr. George Kazilas who wanted to put his own spin on the promotion of Cretan hospitality and top-notch accommodation and service. In 2006 he raised two lovely, private villas with personal commitment and care in order to preserve the Cretan heritage and offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beauties of this land, enjoy the landscape and experience the Cretan way of life. The longtime know-how of Kazilas Family is a guarantee of high quality vacations and a travelling experience you rarely get as a mass tourist. Villa Givera and Villa Metochi stand in two different locations, but they are both just a few-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon.
What makes this Villa unique
• Service-minded family business • Kid-friendly villa • Property very close to the town and beach of Rethimno (2.5km) • Easy access to all parts • Very calm area • Lush gardens • Big outdoor spaces • Lovely, always clean and well maintained swimming pool • Beautiful views to the sea and countryside • Cleanliness and attention to detail • Owner always reachable • Homemade meals
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A wonderful oasis
What a wonderful holiday we have just had. We stayed at Villa Metochi with our teenage children (18yrs and 19yrs) before they head off to University and it was a really lovely, peaceful and beautiful place. The villa is very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped with all conveniences provided. Generous fruit and local cheese and olives greeted us along with cold water in the fridge. The pool and surrounding area is a haven and the garden is beautifully cared for. We fell in love with Hermis (the dog) - so laid back and such a sweet and friendly character. He seemed delighted to see us whenever we returned from a day at the beach and made us feel very welcome. We did manage to walk into Rethymnon a few nights and got taxis home although some taxi drivers were a little reluctant to drive up the hill. We visited some gorgeous beaches and enjoyed evenings in Rethymnon or at the villa. We have very happy memories of Villa Metochi - thank you.
ideal property for a large family, the villa is in a peaceful location around 30 minutes walk to the old town, great if you feel energetic but a car is a must if you don’t, although there are taxis available in the area. The villa was clean & spacious with well kept grounds and gardens, the bbq area is great for entertaining, the pool is ideal and sits on a terrace overlooking a small valley with the sea in the distance. I must mention Hermes, he’s the little dog that lives at the villa, a charming companion to have for those who wake early to watch the sun rise.
Lovely, spacious villa located in a great spot for exploring the island
My family and I had a wonderful stay at Metochi Villa - we wish we had booked for longer than a week! Marina was very prompt and helpful in all communication, from the booking process to when we had any questions during our stay. She recommended some great restaurants and even ordered a delicious meal which was delivered one evening we were back late from a day trip.
The villa itself and the separate ‘granny annexe’ worked perfectly for us; my husband and I and our baby used the main villa and the in-laws were very comfortable and self contained in the separate apartment. There was plenty of room and the grounds were lovely, with many outdoor seating options, a good sized pool and even a resident (very well behaved) dog! Unfortunately the pool was too cold for most of us to enjoy as it was the first week of October, but there were many beaches close by with warmer waters.
The location was fab - super close to Rethymno town which we explored several times, but also a good base for exploring the West side of the island and also the beaches on the South.
We would love to stay again!
Thank you so much for your review! I'm sure it will be helpful enough for any future guests.
Sehr schöner ruhiger Urlaub
Wir hatten eine sehr schönen Urlaub. Wir haben jeden Tag genossen einen Pool zu haben. Wir haben uns sehr erholt und der süße Hund Hermis hat uns jeden Tag ein Lächeln ins Gesicht gezaubert. Das Haus ist super ausgestattet und hat alles was man braucht und noch mehr. Nur ein paar Minuten entfernt ist der schöne Ort Rethymnon mit vielen schönen Läden und vielen sehr leckeren Restaurants. Wir werden definitiv wiederkommen alleine weil wir die leckeren Sandwiches und Kuchen aus der tollen Bäckerei in Rethymnon essen müssen und um Hermis zu kuscheln.
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again in the near future.
perfect , when can we go back
BEAUTIFUL villa , perfect week.
Welcomed by the hosts with some necessities from the shop milk, bread as we had a late arrival.
The villa was clean , cosy, incredible black out blinds in the bedroom sleep so well :) everything has been well thought out.
The outside space is beautiful well looked after, lovely pool , views 5 minutes if that from the town so nice and peaceful and private gorgeous lemon lime trees and flowers looked after well.
Especially in love with Ermis the owners dog, wanted to take him home gorgeous boy so friendly and made us feel at home having left our dogs at home in the UK.
I recommed the near by lake which is about a 20 minute drive where you can pedalow around the lake to see the turtles.
The old town is lovely lots of cobbled streets very pretty
I would come back in a hearbeat
Dear Emma, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, Marina
Great holiday at Metochi Villa
We stayed for 5 nights at Metochi villa. A great accommodation, with a beautiful collection of plants in the garden. Early October was a bit too chilly to enjoy the swimming pool and the outside BBQ area, but all in all, the combination of the quiet villa in the mountains with the beautiful city of Rethymnos.
Thank you Johan. Your positive feedback is much appreciated.
Car hire is required.
Directions will be given after the reservation is confirmed.
There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethymno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbor, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, the Village of Margarites and the Village of Eleftherna.
The beaches of Preveli, Triopetra, Ligres, Agios Pavlos, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Rodakino are of exceptional beauty (southern part of the prefecture of Rethymno). In addition, the small towns of Plakias and Agia Galini are worth visiting and there are many beautiful beaches around.