Luxury private villa located between North and South coast! Explore real Crete!
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About Kostas Vasilakis
My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of designgraphic.gr, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012. I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located. My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay. Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together! My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits of Villa Kleanthi are: - Panoramic mountain views. - The location which is “away from it all” but close to everything! The villa is situated 15 minutes away from the city of Rethymno and the beach and about 30 minutes away from the famous natural beaches of south coast. It is also an ideal base for making excursions around the island as it is close to the national road in the centre of Crete. - Very close to Armeni village where you can find supermarkets and grocery stores. - A few minutes away from two well known taverns. One in the nearby village of Goulediana and the other one in Armeni village. - Quiet Village with no noises from cars or neighbouring houses and full privacy in all outdoor areas. - Spacious indoor and outdoor areas with high construction quality. - Huge fenced private area with many spots to relax. - Many unique beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs and flower gardens. - Designed for both families or big groups of friends. - High-speed structured wiring network for Internet covering all areas/rooms. - Central heating system of combined oil furnace with energy efficient wood burning fireplace. - The hospitality of the owner and his family who will help you for everything and he will be there whenever you might need him!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We provide Free baby cot and highchair
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous villa in a beautiful remote location
Villa Kleanthi is truly a fabulous property, set in a remote mountain location in the village of Kare with stunning views of the White Mountains & surrounding countryside. Its owners, Marina & Takis were wonderful & attentive hosts, providing a very warm welcome and always being at hand whenever a problem presented itself. Its location provided easy access to both North & South coasts & a vehicle is essential to allow you to get around these areas and of course to do local supermarket shopping in Armenie. The villa provides so many outside areas for groups to sit & relax and also eat or have a drinks whilst watching the beautiful sun-set. Whilst enjoying 2 weeks of sunshine, the pool at this time of year was not warm enough for swimming but it still provided opportunities to cool off, when the sun became a little intense. Being in rural location, the peaceful atmosphere is often broken by the sound of sheep bells or a crowing cockerel and around sunset, a flock of swifts entertain you by swooping across the swimming pool taking a drink as they fly. Just down the road from the villa is Goules Taverna where Kostas the owner will provide some of the best Cretan food available on the island - this small taverna is a real gem & the welcome from Kostas is always warm & welcoming. Overall, our 2 weeks at Villa Kleanthi was extremely enjoyable and relaxing and we would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone looking for a luxurious retreat in a peaceful & beautiful location in Crete.
This is a beautiful property very peaceful and with lovely views especially the sunsets! We were greeted by Marina the owner who was lovely she gave us a welcome gift of olive oil, jam and local made cakes plus basics in the fridge which was much appreciated. The house had everything we needed with plenty of space , lovely areas to sit and relax and a refreshing pool. Nearby supermarkets (car needed) and a taverna about a 20 minute walk away where the staff and owners are very friendly. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday and the owners and management couldn't have done anymore for us. Would definitely go again and fully recommend this property. Many thanks
Amazing place for vacation
Marina is a fantastic host and so the etouri team . ( Kostas, Eleni and Robert ) . It was beyond our expectation . It is a beautiful property.
Everything was tailor made for us .
I highly recommend this property for family or couples .
Wonderful stay in Kare
The villa is very well equipped with wonderful views. The hosts were extremely helpful.
Beautifully designed, modern and spacious "home".
We have stayed in many places in Greece through our travels and Villa Kleanthi is clearly one of the best! The Villa has everything one would need for a very comfortable and restful stay. It is impeccably and thoughtfully designed.
The location itself is very quiet with beautiful views of the countryside - 20 minutes from Rethymno and 35 minutes from the gorgeous southern beaches. Couple all of this with the wonderful Greek hospitality of Marina and Takis the owners and you will be very happy you've chosen this Villa. We will be back.
I also want to thank Kostas from the management company for his excellent service, a level of which I have not experienced in my decades of travel.
Immaculately kept property in a peaceful location
Villa Kleanthi is a beautiful & spacious villa in a very peaceful setting. Everything you could possibly need is there for you, including a lovely warm welcome from the owners Marina & her husband who will greet you with local treats! The bedrooms are all gorgeous & the main lounge huge, wth a wrap around terrace.
Booking could not have been easier & the help we received from Kostas at Etouri during the booking process & then from Sophia whilst we were there was the best I've experienced in 30 plus years of travel. I should point out that I work in the travel industry myself so to get such excellent service & such a warm welcome by the owners made a fantastic impression on me - as well as the rest of my party. The owners, who discovered it was my sisters 70th birthday, even left a beautiful gift on the doorstep for her on our return from the beach one day!
The Villa is approximately 1 hour 20 mins from Heraklion, 15-20 mins from Rethymno & 35-40 mins from the south coast beaches. If you don't mind the initial drive from the airport then your are perfectly positioned for both the North & South coasts of the island. We loved the beaches on the south coast visiting three different ones on three days. Plakias being one of them, which is a great place for lunch on the water. We particularly liked Sofia's. Try the smaller beaches & bays a couple of miles to the east & west of Plakias. All have sun loungers & food/toilet facilities.
We also visited Rethymno & loved our two evenings out there. The old town is lovely & the meal we had for my sisters 70th birthday at Prima Ploma was outstanding. If you ask Sophia to book for you they will give you the best table in the house - with spectacular views along Rethymno bay. Be warned though, the dessert trilogy will feed 6! I'm not kidding. I have a sweet tooth but 5 of us could not get through everything, delicious as it all was. Another great meal in Rethymno was at a restaurant called Petite Fleure, which is right across the road from the main beach & just a short 6 or 7 minute walk from the old town, where we started the evening off with cocktails in a bar/cafe. The tastiest thing I had all week though was at the local Taverna, Goules. A starter of goats cheese parcels & plum jam. Yum. It's a small taverna & it was quiet when we were there, but the owner was lovely recommending different dishes for us to try.
All round, a great holiday. Thank you!
The villa is located in a totally private area, in the small village of Kare which is 14 km away from Rethymno town and the beach! The whole surrounding area is in a quiet natural environment and even though the small village of Kare is close, you can feel “away from it all”! Close to Kare village and only 4 km away you will find the village of Armeni. There is nothing that you cannot find in Armeni village nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, and many taverns!
Being located in central Crete is giving you the advantage of exploring the real Crete easily! You will be able to explore the North coast with well known tourist areas, the central Crete where you can interact with the locals and you will be able to feel how life is in a small village and the South coast of Crete where you can visit some of the best natural beaches with crystal waters in Crete! Staying in our villa will give you not only the advantage of relaxing in a quiet private area but also be close to everything!