About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Each villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and can accomodate 8 persons.
Villa Elia is one of the two twin- villas of this property, in which you will feel the venetian atmosphere, which is related with the hostory of this island.
The name of the guesthouse came from the tree 'Elia', which produces the famous Cretan olive oil.
The guesthouse in maisonette style measures 150 m2 and hosts up to 8 persons. On the ground floor you will find the living area with fireplace, kitchen and dining area. It also includes two bedrooms and a lavatory. The top floor consists of two bedrooms, a lavatory and a veranda with a view of the traditional village nearby. All the rooms are air-conditioned and a private swimming pool is just outside of the entrance.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About George Kokkinakis
My name is George Kokkinakis and i have studied Mechanical Engineering in NTUA. As my family is the owner of the two beautiful villas, Elia and Myrtia, i have started organizing renting our villas to guests all over the word. I have made some lessons learning how to communicate with my guests, but i think that contact with guests is the best school, so that is my priority. I and my family are always next to our guests before and during their stay and we are trying every year to offer best services to our guests to logical prices. Our aim is to help our guests to have a relaxing holiday at our villa and help them explore our beautiful island. Let me be your dedicated host for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!
George Kokkinakis purchased this Villa in 2007
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely villa for family holiday
We had a great time at Villa Elias which was ideal for two families with children. The house is recently built to a very high standard with traditional materials, solid wood doors, shutters and charming and practical features. It is very well equipped and comfortable and our children loved the pool, even though it was a bit cold at the start of April! George and his family were lovely, he couldn't have done more to help offering assistance with taxis or care hire. They made us feel really welcome, and we were touched when he brought traditional food to share celebrating Easter with his family. George was immediately on hand if we needed anything.
The village of Atsipopoulo is small and out of season only one of the tavernas was open, but with superb local food. There are many cafes and the bakery next door and supermarket 100 yards away met all our needs. It is very small but extremely picturesque and we enjoyed walking through the narrow lanes until you reach olive groves and farmland. There is a regular bus to Rethymno from outside the villa and the timetable was helpfully provided, it's a very short bus ride to Rethymno.
This was our first time in Crete and we would definitely come again, thank you George and family for hosting us!
Great villa in a good location owned by a really lovely family.
The villa is very attractive and well presented it has good facilities and is in a nice village which has everything you need. The owners are lovely and nothing is to much trouble. The village is in a good location to visit most of the key places in Crete and Rethmno is a great place to visit day and night. If I had to pick anything that could be improved I would have liked a shower cubicle in one of the bathrooms but George is building a new villa which will be finished in the spring and this will have en-suite bathrooms and looks like it will be even better than the other 2 villas which are excellent themselves.
We had a really great holiday and it felt like home away from home which is exactly what we wanted.
Thanks George and family for making our visit to Crete so special.
I wish there were more stars to rate this incredible place!
The house couldn't have been better. The pictures are exactly what you get. The house was immaculate, the kitchen had everything we needed and the beds and linens were very comfortable. The communication with the owners was spot on. They were warm and welcoming on arrival and there to help with suggestions! The pool was lovely and the local cat was a welcome visitor. The town itself was lovely. The restaurants nearby were phenomenal and no more than a five minute walk. The bakery was right at the end of the driveway and highly recommended. There were several grocery stores nearby with all you could want. We spent most of our days at the pool and ventured out for a few days trips and dinners. I have been using homeaway every spring for the last ten years and this home by far is the best place we've rented. The owners even came by with desert! As an added touch there are several bottles of Greek wine left at the home you can purchase from the owner. The rose is great! This home is perfect for families or girls trips! Could not have asked for better service or location. It was a truly fabulous trip!
It couldn't be better
What shall I say ... the perfect holiday. What you see is what you get - the pictures of this fantastic villa that are provided are exactly what you will get in reality.
The villa provides you with everything you need. The kitchen is fully equipped and all the rooms are clean and wonderfully decorated by the owner. Staying three or more nights the room service is included and will receive fresh towels as well as a whole cleaning of your accommodation.
The pool is carefully looked for several times a week and is so wonderful. Due to being your private pool no one else will has to be cared for and no one has a look into your private pool. The water quality is AAA+ and due to the size of the pool adults can have a great swim there.
One of the best things is the opportunity that you can order either your breakfast or the evening dinner. Both is freshly cooked by the owner and believe me: the meals are such fantastic and tasty that we will take this opportunity many times. Thanks for Maria cooking us such wonderful and delicious meals. We love your cooking. Further, the hosts of Georgios and Maria are offering an unbelievable private and friendly atmosphere, no wish is too difficult to be realized and the friendship is unique. They are doing everything to make your stay a complete holiday experience. Thank you as well as Catherine and Magda.
Within the closer surrounding you can find very good restaurants, a great bakery and a supermarket. A car is not needed due to having everything in walking distance (about 150 meters).
Rethymnon is just a few minutes by car and is a great city with lots of stores and lots of history. You can spend days to experience the friendly flair of this city and get in touch with the fantastically kind inhabitants of this island. Children are extremely welcomed. The Harbour and the beaches around Rethymnon are fine sanded and fantastic for relaxing or for children.
About two and a half hours by car you can reach the carribian like beaches of Elafonissi. A must see beach.
Our stay lasts twelve days are we will be really sad when we will have to leave. A 100% thumbs up for the villa myrtia. One thing is for sure: we will be back. If you are looking for a perfect holiday - stop searching, you found what you were looking for.
Perfect host, setting and amenities
George and his family served as ideal hosts. Beginning from the time of our first questions prior to booking through to the end of our stay, we were given prompt and helpful assistance.
The property is set in a small village that has good services - a few restaurants, shops, bakery and places for coffee. The beautiful city of Rethymno is nearby and the location also allowed us to explore many places other parts of the island easily.
The villa has high quality and comfortable furnishings, making it very comfortable to sleep and relax during the day. The layout is spacious with practical space both indoor and outdoor. Everything was as described in the profile.
However, our family all felt that as impressive as the villa was (we have stayed in many short term rentals in the past years and this was our best!!) the strongest aspect was in fact the hospitality. George and his family met us with warmth, kindness and a genuine concern that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We are happy to say that we were very pleased on all levels with the choice to stay at the villa and would highly recommended it to anyone considering a vacation to Crete.
Thank you George for providing us a wonderful, lifelong memory!
Fabulous Summer Holiday
We booked Villa Elia months in advance and so when the long wait was over we certainly weren't disappointed.
The property was easy to find from the airport and we received a warm welcome from George and his mother. In fact over the two week holiday (and in the run up to the break) they couldn't have been more helpful.
The property is conveniently located centrally in the village with everything you need on the doorstep, from a bakery to a coffee shop and takeaways to supermarkets, all walking distance.
The villa is immaculate and offers all the facilities you could want to ensure a successful and relaxing break and is geared for adults and children.
The villa is only a few miles from the sea and the picturesque town of Rythmeno, which offers good restaurants, although I would use the beaches out of town, where you don't have to pay for the sunbeds, which can be costly when there are eight of you.
We had a wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend the villa to those thinking of holidaying in Crete.
Thank you George for looking after us.
The villas are built almost in the center of Northern Crete in Atsipopoulo Village, 5 km from Rethymno city. The village of Atsipopoulo is strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the Turks. The houses are closely built to each other and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need. The residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the visitor. Walking through the side streets they will find themselves under Venetian galleries and arches. The village of Atsipopoulo is strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the Turks. The houses are closely built to each other and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need. The residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the visitor. Walking through the side streets they will find themselves under Venetian galleries and arches. Rethymno Welcome to Rethymnon, the capital of the perfecture of the same name. It is located on the north Mediterranean coast, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. The town of Rethymnon still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia and the municipal gardens are also some sites that you don't want to miss. Arcadi monastery is a place which reminds to all Cretans and any visitor the struggle for freedom against Turkish conqueror. It is a historical monument which attracts many visitors every year. The town of Rethymnon offers great amusements as small bars near the seaside, clubs, restaurants and many small picturesque taverns. People of Rethymnon as all Cretans, are very hospitable people and they will try to make you feel like your home. You will also have the chance to taste the delicious local products! There is a mountainous area in the centre of the prefecture, from where you have access to the highest peak of the mountain Psiloritis . Wonderful exotic beaches decorate the prefecture, where you can forget your worries and relax in a luxurious hotel or any accommodation of your taste.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Payment Schedule The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation. The remaining balance is due to be paid 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival. - All legal taxes, VAT, bills plus cleaning every 3 days and final cleaning are included in the price. There is no extra charges after your arrival. - Security deposit is not required however you remain responsible for any damage caused during your stay. Cancellation policy Cancellations received 30 days before arrival date. 25% cancellation fee Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to arrival date, 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation received less than 15 days prior to arrival date, 75% cancellation fee. For Non-Show, 100% cancellation fee