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LYDIA - Celebration of tranquility - harmony - design

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Feel at home - Easy access to all famous beaches - Cruises to Santorini

-LYDIA is a sunny, thoroughly cleaned house, bordered by gardens and pool. (cleaning includes disinfecting door-handles, light-switches, TV-remotes).

-It is a part of a small complex of houses that look like a small local Cretan village, just a short 5 minute drive away from the lovely resort of Rethymno.

-Walking around you can really appreciate its quirky charm and homely feel. It has lots of small terraces and a lovely small pool, a rooftop terrace and all are tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, having everything from kitchen facilities to comfy beds.

-It is a part of a small complex of houses that look like a small local Cretan village, just a short 5 minute drive away from the lovely resort of Rethymno.

-Walking around you can really appreciate its quirky charm and homely feel. It has lots of small terraces and a lovely small pool, a rooftop terrace and all are tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, having everything from kitchen facilities to comfy beds.

-It is perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Honeymoons.

-Any time you need me I am only a phone call away. I answer very fast.

-NEIGHBORHOOD is great: Restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets only a few steps away.

-LOCATION is great: Easy access to the motorway for Crete's greatest attractions: Elafonisi, Samaria, Balos, Santorini.

-Every morning at 9.00 - 11.30 I personally offer free coffee & various local goods to all my guests. A good chance to chat about the area, the beaches, the art, the local attractions and more.

-KEYS will be handed to you directly on arrival.

THE HOUSE SLEEPS 3 persons in total, 2 in bedroom (upstairs), 1 in living-room (downstairs).


-Upstairs: Α seperate bedroom with cocomat queen bed and mattress, private sparkling bathroom with shower, AC, flat-screen TV, and a beautiful stylish bathroom that will isolate you away from stress (quality towels provided)

-Downstairs: a colorful living-room, fully equiped kitchen with dining table, combined oven and hobs, fan. Paintings, sculpture works, pottery and porcelain everywhere.

- FACILITIES: Patio, Garden view, Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Iron, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Fan, Mosquito net, Wardrobe/Closet.

-Towels, quality linen.

-Cleaning products, Clothes rack, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Slippers, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dining area, Electric kettle, Kitchenware, Oven, Toaster, Barbecue, Boiler, Coffee machine.

-Ladies, of course there is A HAIRDRYER (free of charge).

-5 seat dining table, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining area.

-Enjoy family meals on sun - terrace with endless (360 degrees) view.

-Enjoy my stunning (shared) outdoor pool.

-Free sun-loungers are featured on the sun-terrace and by the pool.

-Free pool towels.

-Free off-street parking just in front of my place.

-Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout.

-Free safe box in the room

-Free bathrobe, slippers, pool-towels

-Free toiletries

-Free coffee & local pastries/sweets every morning.

-Free BBQ on the rooftop.

-Free baby-cot, free (wood) baby-chair, free stroller, toys etc.

-House size: 42 m²

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, greek, GREEK
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


My name is Manolis. I am 36 years old. I was born in nearby town of Rethymno. I have grown up & lived in sunny Crete. I have graduated on Business Administration at the University of Luton, UK. I love sports and I love traveling.

As a local, I can help you get the most out of your visit to this great island that I live in, know and love. Whenever you need me I will be only one phone call away.

I am excited to welcome you, together with my mother (architect) and father (physician).

Let me be your host and I will provide you with information, maps, directions. I will suggest places, restaurants and attractions, all the must-see places! I will help you take with you a little or a lot of the magic of this dream island.

-I have some more properties listed in HOMEAWAY. Find them in location ATSIPOPOULO CRETE GREECE under the names: IRIS, LYDIA, LATO, ANTHIA, FRINI, XENIA, AKTIS, ASTEROPE, IDILI, REA, MELITI, VERA, FEDRA, NEFELI. They are all super-stylish, all different to each other.

MANOLIS purchased this apartment in 1983

Why MANOLIS chose Atsipopoulo

God spent a little more time on Crete. Not only the fabulous peaceful island but also the kind friendly people living here. In my area climate is dry and healthy for asthma and more. Old houses coming of the past, here and there.

Most of the houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel concentrated on them the Venetian art, the oriental opulence as well as Cretan tradition. Atsipolpoulo is a very interesting village. The houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel on them concentrated Venetian art, oriental opulence and Cretan tradition.

The strategic importance of the village gave rise to many battles during the Ottoman occupation and to its eventual destruction by the Turks in 1866; many villagers earned a reputation in this period as brave warriors. The village was also the birthplace of several important men of letters, such as G. Chortatsis, author of the Cretan Renaissance dramas The Sacrifice of Abraham and Erophili.

To this day Atsipopoulo remains one of the most beautiful villages on Crete, not least because the inhabitants were quick to realise the value of its architectural features.

These have been respected, preserved and made such good use of that the village retains the appearance and grandeur of Venetian times.

Visitors are sure to be enchanted by the neighbourhoods, with their courtyards and doorways bearing dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as by the village's churches and other buildings.

Accommodation, dining and entertainment facilities are all available. In short, visitors attracted to Atsipopoulo are guaranteed to leave the area as the finest ambassadors Cretan tourism could wish for.

What makes this apartment unique

-Feel at home.

-Exceptional design, Art paintings, sculpure, keramics everywhere.

-We personally offer free coffee, free fresh orange juice and treats every morning

-Easy access to the motorway for Crete's greatest - must see - attractions like Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge as well as boat-trips to Santorini island.

-Book with just 25% deposit. -Free Cancelation if your plans change.

-Free off-street parking

--Free high speed Wi-Fi access in all areas.

-Free toiletries

-Your room includes a fully equipped kitchen and a supermarket is available in a 2 minutes walking distance.

-Free barbeque in terrace with fantastic view. -Any time you need me, I am only a phone call away from you.


Atsipopoulo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We would like you to feel comfortable, like it is your home and at the same time we would like you to treat the space, as you would do at your home.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New stylish bathroom that will loosen up your tired mind and body, and will isolate you away from stress. There are bathrobes, towels, free toiletries, hairdryer etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 queen double cocomat bed. Baby-cot. 1 sofa-bed AC Flat TV
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
-Free off-street parking just outside the building. -Free safe in your room. -Free, high-speed Wi-Fi access in all areas -Free relax-spots with sunchairs -Free bathrob -pool-towels -Free toiletries -Filitsa will personally offer free tea - coffee etc. every morning while giving you all information that will make you feel like a local.


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LYDIA - Celebration of tranquility - harmony - design
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at the Calergi residence. Although split into individual self catering units it has the feel of a family run hotel. We were very impressed with the attention to detail in every aspect. Nothing was too much trouble. On the rare occasion there was something missing, it was found without delay. We had all the facilities we needed – a pool, a sunbathing terrace and a variety of quiet spaces to sit. Our accommodation included a good sized bedroom, adequate kitchen space/facilities plus outside seating and dining table. It was scrupulously clean and well furnished. The Calgeri residence is about 3 kilometres from Rethymno and is situated in the quiet village of Atsipopoulo. The village has around four tavernas, together with some other smaller eateries, within walking distance. They produce good quality food. For those who want greater variety in an idyllic setting there is the old town area of Rethymno, which has scores of restaurants and cafes, shops and places of interest. Rethymno is an easy drive away and is a complete contrast to the peaceful village of Atsipopoulo. We recommend this accommodation for those seeking something a little more Cretan than the main tourist attractions of Rethymno. Having said this, for those whose Greek is a little faltering, English is widely spoken and Manolis and his parents (who manage the property) speak it very well indeed. There are a couple of villages within short driving distance offering nice tavernas. Close to the accommodation is a supermarket, a bakery and other small shops. For those wanting partying to the small hours this isn’t the place, but for those looking for a taste of essential Crete this gets pretty close. Although not advertised, we were treated to a very pleasant light self-service breakfast each morning. A very nice welcoming touch. Manolis and his parents are lovely people who offer a warm welcome to visitors. They are anxious to make guests feel at home and make the most of the facilities. We would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steven Platt, Thanks so much for your immaculate review. These words give us a high sentimental satisfaction and the strenth to go on. There is no end in the effort to improve our services and drive your holiday experience to the highest possible level.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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