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Villa Erato, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Villa Erato

Rethymnon, Crete

Villa Summary

Villa Erato is an impressive 4 bedroom house with high quality furnishings and fantastic views of the open countryside. What's more, there's a private pool, a spacious terrace and sea views from the first floor terraces too! The villa is located 1 mile from the authentic village of Sfakaki, best known for its beautiful sandy beach. The vibrant resort of Rethymnon is also just 20 minutes' drive away. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
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Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pool 26 x 17 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Sea view villas
Countryside villas
Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper Splendid countryside views from the spacious pool area and distant sea views upstairs - you're in your own Cretan oasis! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The outside area has wonderful countryside views, along with a private pool, a spacious terrace and plenty of room for sunbathing. From here, a few steps lead up to the covered porch, along with a bistro table and chairs. To one side of the pool is the wooden pergola with a picnic-style table and benches , as well as a brick BBQ. At the side of the villa is a further terrace, which has a small table and a couple of chairs, making it an ideal spot for some reading.


A gated driveway sweeps around the pool to the villa and parking area, with room for up to 3 hire cars. The front door is accessed via the covered porch, by the pool area, leading into the open plan living area.

Living space

The L-shaped open plan living area has good quality furnishings and is decorated in neutral tones. In the lounge, there's a seating area, TV and feature fireplace. There's also 2 dining sets, along with a stylish, well-equipped kitchen. Patio door leads out to the side terrace, plus the parking area is also accessible from the kitchen.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor, there's a double bedroom and separate shower room. Upstairs has a further 1 double bedroom, which has an en suite shower room and access to a private balcony. Here, there's rattan furniture and views of the beautiful countryside and distant sea. You'll also find 2 twin bedrooms, both with patio doors leading to a shared balcony . This can also be accessed from the first floor landing. There's also a separate bathroom on this floor.

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1041K91002913201.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 4 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Pool Towels  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 26 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 5ft, Max. 5ft  
Villa Location
Due to its elevated position, Villa Erato secures superb views of the open countryside and sea in the distance. The authentic seaside village of Sfakaki and its beautiful sandy beach are only 1 mile away. A selection of family-run tavernas line the seafront and there's also a mini market here. The neighbouring resorts of Platanias and Adele Kambos are 10 minutes' drive from the villa. Here there's further beaches and a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Plus, the vibrant resort of Rethymnon is also with a 15 minute drive. With this villa, not only do you get an idyllic setting, you're also a short drive to the amenities.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

For the daily essentials, there's a mini market ¾ mile from Villa Erato and for a wider selection of goods, the supermarket in Platanias is 3¾ miles away. The vibrant resort of Rethymnon and its several shops is around 20 minutes' drive from the villa. There's also a farmer's market here every Thursday, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables. If you want to sample 'the catch of the day', you can purchase fresh fish in Rethymnon Marina. Next to the marina is the old town, with its cobbled streets and selection of shops.

Bars and restaurants

There's a small selection of restaurants in the seaside village of Sfakaki, which is just 5 minutes' drive from Villa Erato. For a more varied selection of restaurants and bars, the resorts of Platanias and Adele Kambos are the places to go, and only a 10 minute drive away. The popular resort of Rethymnon has a wide choice of eateries to suit all tastes and is just over 7 miles from the villa.


The nearest beach to the villa is Sfakaki, here you'll find clear blue sea and a mix of sand and shingle, which is 1 mile away. Alternatively, there's Platanias Beach, which is mainly sand and has sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a choice of tavernas and is 4 miles drive away. There's also the beaches at Adele Kambos and Rethymnon that are both very popular and a good choice for some fun in the sun and are both around 20 minutes' car journey.

Family fun

There is something for everyone in Crete! There's a good choice of water sports on the beaches of Platanias, Adele Kambos and Rethymnon which range from jet-skis to banana boats. If you are wanting a spot of competition, then why not take to the go-kart track or crazy golf course in Platanias and Adele Kambos?

Places of interest

Running regularly from Platanias is the yellow road train, which can take you to some local attractions, such as the old town of Rethymnon and Arkadi Monastery. This is steeped in history and is known for its excellent wine. Also worth a visit is Margarites Village, which is famous for its ceramic production. Here, you can see the potter wheel and the finished product in one of the pottery shops. For a change of scenery, hop on one of the boats at Rethymnon Marina to the beautiful island of Santorini and experience the picturesque landscape.


The main 18-hole golf course is located just outside the resort of Hersonissos on the eastern side of the island.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 35.372001

Longitude: 24.585689

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Activities and things to do
Go Kart Tracks
There are several go kart tracks suitable for children in the resorts of Chania and Rethymnon. They are smaller tracks and smaller karts geared especially for budding Formula 1 drivers!
This very popular sport can be found on the beach in Almyrida as well as some beaches west of Chania in and around the resort of Platanias. Boards of varying sizes with sails to suit varying weather conditions can be hired. Lifejackets are also provided.
Georges Mini Golf
Georges mini golf has an 18 hole course set among a garden area. The site also has amusements such as air soccer and a cafe/snack bar.
Horse Riding
Horse riding is available Georgioupolis a seaside village resort between Chania and Rethymnon. They offer several different programmes according to ability as well as guided nature walks around the lake of Kournas. This is a very rural area and the White Mountains form a stunning background especially in the spring and early summer when the mountain peaks are snow drenched.
Waterpark - Limnoupolis
This great water park is set in a fabulous countryside setting away from the busy resorts of Chania. It’s 8 kilometres from the town of Chania and has a variety of rides from Kamikazi to the Lazy River.
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Villa Erato Customer Reviews

Mary Anderson, 25-Oct-2018

The villa was in an amazing peaceful location surrounded by olive trees. The pool received the sun all day and the garden was immaculate. There were 9 of us in the house but there was loads of space. We all appreciated the table tennis, pool table and the outdoor BBQ. A fantastic place for two families with teenagers.

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Alastair Baird, 08-Sep-2015

Great villa, in super location.

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Christopher Bruce, 04-Aug-2015

Beautiful, quiet, isolated, lack of neighbours, not overlooked. We were UTTERLY surprised and very delighted. A real get-away-from-it-all villa, surrounded by nothing but fields! Exceptionally clean and with everything we needed. As ever, excellent value for money.

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Derek Curtis, 07-Jul-2015

Beautiful, very well maintained and perfect location. Just an extra mention about Jean, our villa rep - incredibly helpful and very well informed. Made some excellent suggestions about where to visit.

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