Converted 200 year old barn, in the mountain village of Pasalites, near Perama and 7km south of Panormo and the beaches, makes a romantic and quiet base for couples, walkers, cyclists or couples wanting to be away from the crowds. Villa Alexander is a studio style one bed villa with enclosed garden and real well. It is in easy reach of Heraklion, Rethymnon and several ancient and historical sites, including Eleftherma, Melidoni, Arkadia and Rethymnon. It has single studio style accommodation, with kitchenette, seating area with TV etc, raised bedroom area and separate bathroom. The stone walls and timber ceilings make this a very warm and relaxing location. The private courtyard garden gives privacy for eating and relaxing. A child cot can be provided on request. Not suitable for wheelchairs, but can be used by restricted mobility. It is incredibly peaceful and relaxing!
- Villa592 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
200 year old villa in Pasalites, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Mountain Village, Suiting Walkers, Cyclists, or Couples and Newlyweds Wishing A Romantic Getaway
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- Jul 16, 2018
About Martin Fagan
We like Crete....always have ...ever since we were students coming here backpacking. In 2008 we built our first house here, in Ag Galini on the south coast. We have recently bought our second property here at Pasalites. Crete is wonderful .... history, nice beaches, mountains, wildlife. However we prefer the quieter aspects hence both our houses are in isolated locations. Passilites is very suited to couples wishing walking, cycling, quiet holidays.
Martin Fagan purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Martin Fagan chose Mylopotamos
We saw this on TV in the UK, on a "Property in the Sun - Home or Away' In November 2014 we visited and fell in love with it. The sale was completed in January 2015.
What makes this Villa unique
Peace and quiet! Our daughter says it is 'cute'! Altogether very relaxing. Great romantic getaway, and dry suitable for couples wishing a base to explore Crete, or those interested in nature, seclusion, history, or just looking for a quiet getaway.
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Quiet retreat among the olive trees
You'll need a car for this one, as it is out in the rural countryside south of Perama. But the home was perfect for me and has a lovely patio for enjoying the Creta sunshine. It's a wonderful place to be away from it all and to explore the surrounding countryside on Crete's winding roads.
Yes you do need a car, but it's worth its weight in gold to get out and see the tiny villages and the lovely area around, and perhaps drive up Psiloritis - the highest mountain on Crete.
Beautiful property in fabulous countryside location.
There was ample to see and do within a short drive. Booklets and maps left in property very instructive and useful guides. Local taverna provided good selection of vegetarian food. Property immaculate and charming.
Modern and clean villa in a stunning mountain setting in a peaceful Cretan village.
Exactly what it said in the description on line and the directions to get here from Sally were spot on. The courtyard was lovely for lounging and the villa is completely self contained with all mod-cons. The power shower and air con came in very useful after a day out sightseeing. Plenty of storage and there were some nice touches with parasols, sun loungers, torches and candles in case of power cuts- we didn't have to use them, external lighting for evening meals, there was even a spring balance to weigh your cases for the trip back - we needed for nothing.
We used the villa as a base so visited Knossos, Margarites - ceramic art village, took a stunning drive up Mount Ida to Anogeia and drove to the south coast to a beach called Aya Pavlos - utter heaven. A trip to the Arkadian Monestary is a must - very moving and if you are visiting Eleftherna make it a whole day and go to the museum in the new village first to get the lie of the land - a fascinating place. A couple of days we lay in in the comfy bed and then sun bathed in the courtyard listening to the goats in the adjacent olive grove.
The people are friendly our neighbour gave us a gift of freshly picked apricots and fresh oregano - everyone says hello and nothing is too much trouble.
Our two weeks flew by and we relaxed well helped by the wine and Raki. Our first visit to Crete and it won't be the last.
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! You are right there is a lot to do around that area - it's a great central spot to explore the island. Do come again - you will be very welcome!
Nice and cosy place near the coast
I spent a whole week with my girlfriend in this nice house. It is located near the coast and is easily accesable with a car. It was the perfect starting point for several trips all arround crete. Nearby is a small super market that provided us with the essential foods. I would recommend this place to friends. Espacially the very fast and friendly responses from Martin and Sally were noteworthy.
It was a pleasure to have Julian and Michaela in our house. We are delighted that they made use of the villa's excellent location to explore this wonderful island. We do hope they will come again.
Charmante maison dans un joli petit village.
La maison est située dans un petit village plein de charme et très calme .Elle est très bien équipée , joliment décorée avec une cour très agréable ou l'on peut prendre ses repas .
Les classeurs avec les renseignements de fonctionnement et endroits à visiter sont très utiles et bien faits .
L'annonce est tout à fait conforme au descriptif(pas de mauvaise surprise)
Tous les renseignements avant le départ ( indications du trajet ,recupération des clés...) sont très clairs.
Nous avons passé un agéable séjour et nous recommandons cette location.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in our house. Please do visit us again!
Coast/Beach: Short 15 mins drive to beaches at Panormo and Bali Travel: Nearest airport is Heraklion (60 mins), but Chania is only 1 hr 30 mins away. Car hire is essential. Distances: Perama - 3km Panormo - 10 km Arkadia monastery - 15km Eleftherna ruins - 7 Km Knossos - 45KM Rethymnon Fortezza - 20 Km South coast - 45km Further Details: Banks, supermarkets and restaurants can be found in Perama, Bali and Panormo. The harbour restaurant in Panormo is particularly good.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: 100 Euro or £100 returnable damage deposit required when booking. 25% payment with booking, remainder 6 weeks before arrival. Note VAT is chargeable from 2016. All bookings received and paid for before 31st December 2015 we will pay the VAT. after 1st January 2016, we will absorb the VAT on all bookings for 14 days or more. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible and depends upon current bookings. Housekeeper lives nearby. Notes on prices: Property available all year around. Payment accepted in Euros as well