When Charm & Luxury meet Cretan Tradition
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About Marina Kazila
I work as a translator and as a professor of Spanish language, 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 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
Villa Givera is surely the place you are looking for your dreamy getaway to Crete Island. It’s really your home away from home and offers privacy, peace of mind and complete relaxation thanks to its privileged location and the overwhelming and unobstructed views of the area. A great asset is the fact that the property is located only 2.5km far from the highway connecting the whole island. Thus, it's a crossroad between the two biggest towns of Crete, Heraklion and Chania, and it's the perfect starting point for exploring every corner of the island. An unmissable opportunity for those looking to escape, unwind and relax within idyllic surroundings. 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 House unique
Eco friendly pool - Amazing views & sunsets - Idyllic location - 2,5km far from highway & 5km far from Rethymnon - Beautiful gardens - Very calm area - Ideal for families - Comfortable for 6 persons - Kid-friendly villa - Service-minded family business - Cleanliness and attention to detail - BBQ facilities - Free WiFi - Homemade meals - Ideal for families - Comfortable for 6 persons - Kid-friendly villa - Service-minded family business - Cleanliness and attention to detail - BBQ facilities - Free WiFi
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Upon requestUpon request
Smoking allowed - Smoking is allowed only outsideSmoking is allowed only outside
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Beautiful villa with marvelous view
We are a family of four and always prefer a nice villa/house over a hotel and therefore have become „veterans“ in renting vacation houses over the years. This was certainly one of the best properties we have ever rented. Everything was as advertised or even better. The kitchen has everything you need. The interior of the house is very tasteful and impeccable. The outdoor space is five star plus (pool, porch, barbecue area, sunbeds, view, ....). It is about 10 min. into town (one of the nicest on Crete). And last but not least Marina is a great host. Not at all intrusive but 100% responsive. Thanks for letting us have your villa for two weeks !
Dear Frank, thank you so much for your review and your so kind words! As I have already told you, it was a great pleasure to have such a beautiful family in our villa! Thanks again for treating Villa Givera with such respect. I wish all the best to all of you and I hope to meet you again in the future!
Beautiful villa in a great location
The villa is situated close to Rethymnon with all this beautiful town has to offer. At the same time, the location is very private. The villa, the pool and especially the view are amazing and offer everything you might wish for (trust the pictures!). The villa & surroundings are very clean and well cared for. The owner is always incredibly helpful and welcoming. We've been staying at the villa several times now and have always had a great holiday!
Thanks again for your kind words! We are very pleased that you appreciate our villa and services and you opt to spend your holiday here for 4 consecutive years. See you next summer!
Beautiful villa fully equipped, amazing view
Marina was most helpful on our late arrival! The villa has everything you need fully equipped kitchen etc. The villa has a spectacular view and easy access to rethmyno. Couldn't reccommend highly enough. Our stay was very relaxing and everything taken care of, the pool was a fantastic size and perfectly maintained throughout our stay
Thanks Marisa, it was a great pleasure hosting you!
Fabulous Villa in a quiet, peaceful location.
We chose this villa because of its location - a 10 minute drive to Rethymno but away from the 'tourist' area. It is set on a hillside covered in olive groves and looks out across the bay in front. It is a good location for exploring much of the Island and we would recommend you visit the south coast with its wonderful beaches. Marina and her team were always very efficient and helpful, responding quickly to any problems or queries we had. Andreas took great care of the pool and garden as well as any handyman jobs that needed his attention.
The villa is very well equipped and supermarkets and a bakery are 10 minutes drive away. Restaurants in Rethymno are plentiful with some lovely locations in the old town. We would recommend Alana - we had some excellent meals there, service is great.
Rethymno has changed since we lasted visited about 30 years ago - many more buildings, but the island retains its charm and character with a warm and friendly welcome.
Thank you so much! We are so pleased that enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you travel to Crete again soon!
From beginning to end an absolutely fabulous experience
Everything, from the house cleanliness and equipment, to the reception and support from the owners, was perfect. House was even nicer than the pictures with incredible sunsets
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our villa and we really appreciate your comments!
GPS coordinates and Google maps link will be provided after making a reservation.
Car is needed.
Villa Givera is situated in a peaceful location only 5 km far from the center of Rethymno. Nearest shops, tavernas and beach are located 3km away. There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethimno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbour, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arcadi, 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.
There are numerous scheduled and charter international flights directly or transit through Athens with regular domestic flights to the airports of Chania or Heraklion. These are quite frequent and run by a lot of companies (British Airways, Excel, First Choice, Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Alitalia, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Cyprus Airways, NordStar Airlines, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Transavia, Airberlin, Ural Airlines, Jetairfly, KLM, Condor, Swiss, Helvetic Airways, Edelweiss Air, Smart Wings, NIKI, SAS, S7 Airlines, TUIfly, CSA, Orenair, Germania, etc)
Chania International Airport can be reached within 60 minutes and Heraklion Airport in 70mins.
Also, there is a regular ferry service from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and Chania. Ships depart every day. The ships are quite modern, cheaper than flying and quite comfortable. Anek Lines, Minoan Lines.
All known car hire companies operate in Crete with competitive prices.