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Ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cretan nature & indulge in luxury - Unit 1150994

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Anna Boutique Villa

A luxury residence designed to allow its guests to enjoy the unique Cretan nature in complete relaxation and privacy.

Situated on the central part of the island near the Kourtaliotiko gorge, our guests are immersed in the tranquillity of the villa with its swimming pool, garden and lemon groves, overlooking an extensive view of the mountains and sea.

Carefully designed to operate over the whole year for those looking for an escape to the countryside and enjoy the stillness of the Cretan mountains and gorges and the Mediterranean blue waters.

The residence is a two-storey villa (120 m²) and consists of two double bedrooms (one double and one twin bedroom), two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, balconies, terraces, BBQ, cocktail bar private swimming-pool and garden. The villa can accommodate one family or two couples (2-5 persons).

Additional there is a seperate and independent double bedroom apartment which can sleep another 4 people.

** The extra apartment will be provide only when the group of people who are renting the house are more than 5 and there will be extra cost for this.

Aghia Pelagia-Spili-Frati & other nearby villages: Useful information for daily basics

Bakery: ‘Katakis Bakery’ in Mixorrouma Village. The Bakery is located in the East End of the village on the main street (on the right hand side towards the direction to Spili) of the village. Around 800 meters from the villas. In the Bakery you can find bread, traditional Cretan toasted bread, pastries, croissants, cookies, pies etc. milk, yoghurts. The bakery operates also as a mini-market.

Traditional Cretan Feta cheese, yoghurt and yellow Cretan cheese and Olive Oil: ‘Tzourbakis’ Creamery. It is a local producer of feta cheese and yoghurt and of olive oil. The cheeses/yoghurts are made by local fresh milk and are considered of high quality ones.

Location: In the West End of Mixorrouma Village. AS you drive from the city of Rethymno to Mixorrouma there is a long right turn just before the entrance of the village. The kiosk is located in the mid distance of this long turn

Mixorrouma village (New and older one): Old Mixorrouma Village (lower Mixorrouma)

As a traditional village impresses the visitor with the way construction - no internal roads (streets) only ring road and the houses are concatenated one after another.

Located a short distance from Above Mixorouma in less than 300 meters.Surrounded by an astonishing beauty and grace flowing through the valley of the river with water and summer full of verdant plane trees and a variety of several other large and small plants in a way that literally blossoms in green in all its nuances and melodic voices of innumerable birds create a fantastic atmosphere paradise really deserves to enjoy all of the senses.

In New Mixxorouma ('Over Mixxorouma') visitors can find the oven for bakery, gas station, three cafes and a snack bar framed with museum types of old agricultural tools and household equipment. He can also see and buy wickerwork, the two remaining handmade basket craftmen.

Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Preveli Monastery&Palm Beach : 'Kourtaliotiko Gorge' is located in the prefecture of Rethymno, approximately 2km from Anna Villas and 22 km south of rethymno. It follows the river and ends at the Preveli lake and palm beach. Halfway meets a path that passes through the gorge and leads to the beautiful church of St. Nicholas. The Canyon is of incredible beauty and the scenery is rough. It is rich in wildlife and the river is divided in five streams which unite and form small lakes and a huge waterfall! The Gorge is a Kourtaliotiko miracle of nature! Really worth visiting it in order to indulge in the beauty and wildness of the Cretan landscape'.


'Lake Preveli is the most beautiful and most impressive natural attraction island.The magical forest of palm trees leads to an exotic beach with golden sands. The landscape is really dreamy thus each visitor of the island must see it!'

More Details

Property Manager
Yiannis Pol
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Yiannis Pol

My family have been welcoming guests to this area since 1991, to our apartments in Plakias and more recently to our small exclusive Anna Boutique Villas, our firm aim is to continue to provide memorable holiday experiences to visitors from around the world. Our policy is one of continuos learning and improvement with a commitment to excellence in the quality of our accommodation and the warmth of our welcome. My family live in the area and we love to share our pride in the heritage, gastronomy and unique natural environment of this region with our valued guests - many of whom have become friends.

Looking through my diary I am reminded that since 1991 we have welcomed guests from all over the world; from USA, Canada and Latin America, from the UK, Holland, Germany, Norway, Russia and Thailand. Every year we have many returning guests but we are also delighted to welcome new visitors. This combination of returning friends and new guests is a source of great pleasure and gives us the confidence to continue operating and being committed to our services and beliefs: respect and love of the Cretan culture and Nature.

If you want to be treated as a traveller rather than a tourist; if you are looking for authentic holidays where you can relax in the tranquillity of the Cretan natural landscape please contact us for more information and bookings"

Best Regards,

Yiannis Polychronakis

Yiannis Pol purchased this villa in 2010

Why Yiannis Pol chose Agios Vasileios

uniwue design, unique services, unique location!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the most amazing holiday! The contact (we asked lots of questions and they were all answered immediately) with Yiannis before we left the UK was excellent and the care we received from his family during our stay at the villa was flawless.

The villa itself was immaculate when we arrived and we got clean towels and sheets every three days. The interior of the villa is like a show room, very modern and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern appliances that you could need and the beds are very comfortable. The villa itself is situated within mountains and it is designed so that regardless of which room you are in, or which balcony you sit on (there are numerous) the views are simply stunning.

Our children loved playing in the pool which was cleaned daily. The pool was also graded (deep and shallow end) making it safe for our young children. The are four sun loungers and a sun umbrella and towels provided for pool and/or beach use.

Probably due to the villas elevated position, there is always a slight wind, making the temperature pleasant rather than unbearable and this wind also seemed to control mosquitos and I can honestly say that this is the first time on holiday that we have not been bitten by mosquitos and did not need to use any form of repellants.

Although the villa information does say that you can drive cars up to the villa door itself, we tried this and were unable to and if you wish to do this I think you would need a 4x4 as the drive is very steep.

The area is quiet, picturesque and traditional. There are lots of easily reachable beaches and more tourist locations but the villa is so beautiful and the pool such good fun that our young children were reluctant to leave it to do any sight seeing. The barbecue is also very good (good butchers in Spilli) and we had one most nights.

Overall we could not have had a better time. Our every need was catered for. Everyone was welcoming, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our only regret is that our stay was too short. We would love to return next year and simply cannot recommend this villa and the customer service we received enough.
Aug 2011
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-Payment methods: cash
-The rates above are for 2 guest. For any extra guest there is an extra charge of 15 Euro per person per night.
-The rates shown from November to 10th of April are monthly rates and exclude the bill costs.
-for booking less than a month, then normal rates are applicable (total rates with bills costs included -except the use of A/C)
Long lettings during off-peak season (Oct


Agios Vasileios Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flexible to add more furniture if need (child bed etc.)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , 2 twin/ single , Flexible to add more furniture if need (child bed etc.)
  • Bedrooms (as all villa unit) are fully equipped with brand new and luxurious furniture and anatomic mattresses in order to allow guest indulge in luxury and complete relaxation. Feel like being home.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Anna Boutique Villa is a luxury residence designed to allow its guests to enjoy the unique Cretan nature in complete relaxation and privacy. Situated on the central part of the island near the Kourtaliotiko gorge, our guests are immersed in the tranquillity of the villa with its swimming pool, garden and lemon groves, overlooking an extensive view of the mountains and sea. Carefully designed to operate over the whole year for those looking for an escape to the countryside and enjoy the stillness of the Cretan mountains and gorges and the Mediterranean blue waters. The residence provides luxury two floor villa (120m2) with two double bedrooms (one double and one twin bedroom), two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, balconies, terraces, barbeque, and private swimming-pool. The villa can accommodate one family or two couples (2-5 persons).


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Unit 1150994
average rating of 4.98 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful Villa in stunning surroundings

  • 4 of 5

These villas are fabulous properties. Immaculately clean and nicely furnished. We particularly liked the comfortable beds, something usually lacking in Crete villas! Views from every window are stunning. We loved sitting out on the back terrace watching the birds and listening to those lovely sheep bells!

Unfortunately, we hadn’t appreciated just how much cooler it would be in that location or how windy. Obvious now we’ve been there as it’s high up in the hills. But there was a 5-7 oC drop in temperature from the coast at Plakias to the villa and it was so windy we couldn’t sit outside anywhere except on the more sheltered back terrace. I think the cooler weather would be great in the summer when you want to escape the heat but in October it meant we were actually quite cold and couldn’t sit outside as much as we’d expected to. Also, the pool was far too cold to use which was such a shame. A pool cover or some solar heating would extend the pool season.

Clearly the weather isn’t the owners fault but worth knowing if you plan to stay in the spring or autumn.

Yiannis and his family were very attentive and helpful. They were quick to respond to the few small issues we had. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Myrte is the ideal location to spend a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The surroundings are stunning with exquisite panoramic views everywhere you look. It is also ideally situated for exploring the north and south coasts. The villa has everything you need and more to provide a truly fabulous holiday experience. We would definitely recommend and hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights with our 3 children, ages 13-15. All of us loved the house and the amenities, the kids especially loved the pool. The view was spectacular. There was an amazing bottle of wine left for us, thank you. Wish we could've bought more. Also some Raki, which was lovely after each meal.

We appreciated the wonderful woman who came to clean and she also brought us homemade jam.

We visited the local market/bakery, extremely friendly and kind owners as well as the local creamery. Amazing homemade cheeses.

We went to Palm Lake in Preveli. Beautiful beach. A lot of stairs to get there but worth it. Recommend wearing tennis shoes. There's a cafe on the beach.

We would highly recommend this home and this area and would love to stay again.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An excellent choice !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at crete in this marvellous villa.

The architecture on itself is surprising. The interior is super and the several terraces are nicely situated to spend relaxlng moments with a book, with friends are simply enjoying the surroundings. The comfort in the villa is very good. The garden has marvellous views on the surrounding nature - spectacular in this part of Crete - and there is an inviting nice swimming pool and an area for a barbecue. There are 2 areas outside to enjoy diner or breakfast in the open air !

The situation is very nice and ideal for visiting both the city of

Rethymnon as well as South Crete. Without any doubt an ideal place to spend relaxing holidays with a true "Crete - feeling".

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a really lovely 4 week stay at Villa Daphne. From our very first contact through to our departure everything was dealt with in a very friendly, smooth and efficient manner. Eleni, Yiannis, Stavros and Anna were all brilliant! The villa is set in a beautiful rural area with stunning views from every window. We never tired of the views, the tinkling of the sheeps bells or the dramatic acrobatics of numerous birds of prey. For all lovers of Crete or indeed any Greek Island - this is the place for you! We have already decided that we will return next year! ( a huge endorsement given that we've stayed in 5villas in 3 Greek islands and so far this is the only one we're returning to !!) from Stewart and Kate, Perthshire, Scotland.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely design villa with private pool!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at Myrte villa for 14 days last Autumn and it was a fanstastic time for us! the villa was superb! the design fanstastic and every little details gives a perfect result in the end. we enjoyed using the different vereandas and terraces depending on the day time. our favorite place of course was the BBQ where we did amazing meals after a long day spending by the pool! the villa is in a good location to travel to other places and especially on the south coast and its lovely beaches. within 15 minutes drive you are there! beaches such as Schinaria, Ammoudi, Damnoni are recommended. we used to dinne also in nearby restaurants in the nearby villages (i.e. Spili). there was a daily cleanning service and Yiannis, Anna and Eleni were always there to make sure that we have a lovely time! the villa exceeded our expectations by far and thats why we are already booked for 2017! we are looking forward to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Mixorrouma Village
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Mixorrouma Village
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Preveli Beach
Car: recommended

Anna Boutique Villa is situated in a small and quite village in the inner island of Crete. This rural village set amidst rolling hills of olive, orange and clementine trees at the top of a lush valley.

Due to it’s location, the Aghia Pelagia based villa is a perfect starting point to discover the island of Crete. Aghia Pelagia is within Mixorrouma village (200m walk) which has several small shops. The spectacular Kourtaliotiko gorge is at 5km distance of the villa, Preveli Beach and Monastery at 11km, and Plakias village with the surroundings beaches at 14 km. You can also visit the Kallikratis gorges (35km), the Amari Valley (23km) or the city of Rethymno (24km) with its historical centre.

The Villa has panoramic view; from the one side 'Kourtaliotiko' george and the wild rugged Cretan mountains, and the wild rugged Cretan mountains, and from the other side the small lush valley. Walking paths takes you in the heart of the authentic Cretan nature.

Other Activities: trekking, hitch-hiking

Ski: Psiloritis Mountain.