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A 3 bedroomed detached villa with private pool and garden.
The villa consists of two twin rooms and a double room all with built in wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms lead onto the balcony offering panoramic views towards the coast.
There is an upstairs bathroom containing bath, shower toilet and a washing machine.
Downstairs offers an open plan living, dining, and kitchen area with built in oven and hob.from the dining room there are French doors leading to a patio area. Also downstairs there is a bathroom with shower and toilet. The (newly fully tiled for 2009) pool and garden is accessible from the door in the living room. For those who visit the villa in June, there is an apricot tree in the garden which produces plenty of fruit for guests.
Car hire is recommended.

Guests will receive a free welcome pack consisting of Tea, coffee,milk,sugar and juice.

Pangalahori Village
The quiet village of Pagalahori with its narrow streets and traditional coffee house is just a 2 minute walk from the villa, there is a taverna approximately 2klm away as is the beach, with supermarkets, bars and shops close by. The livelier resort of Platanes is just a 5 minute drive away with more shops and bars. This villa is one of five, two of which are fully occupied year round, the other two are rented out by jamesvillas


Three bedroomed villa with private pool in the village of Pagalohori,2klm from the beach and shops,and 15klm from the town of Rethmynon.
Car hire is recommended


Property type: Villa

Room details


3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Mountain Biking
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site

Prices and availability

Last updated 04.09.2012

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 3km
  • Nearest bar: 3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3km
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • Chania Airport: 81.5km
  • Rethmynon: 15km
  • beech/Taverna/Supermarket: 2km


15 out of 15 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Sunday 01 July 2012
What a great time we all had at the Villa Maria, Great location, just 5 minutes ( by car ) from the many bars and tavernas on the beach road. Nice clean villa and we had a welcome pack waiting for us. Larry and Irene were a great help and gave us fresh linen every week. The pool kept clean and was a god send on those hot lazy days. Ideally situated to explore the Island. The Cretan Kitchen Dimitris at the bottom of the hill was a great place to get a takeout from, (recommend the mixed meat platter) There was a Lidl supermarket 10 Minutes away, just off the beach road in Platanies for all our shopping needs. A special thank you to Larry and Irene, who were always on hand to help us if we needed. A trip to Rethymnon town is a must at night, the atmosphere is brilliant. We found a little beach/ cove just off the beach road which for most of our stay was nice and quiet, as yet undiscovered by the tourists and only a handfull of Cretans. Would recommend to family and friends and we all look forward to returning next year, this time booking direct with the owners his address is on one of the pictures.
Stayed Saturday 08 May 2010
I went to Crete with three of my friends, and the villa is a must for a nice relaxing holiday by the pool and is in a ideal situation to explore the Island. The villa had everything we needed and it looks better than the photos portray. The neighbours, Larry and Irene were very helpful telling us some nice places to visit and Stelios came round to clean the pool every other day. The villa is approx 1.5 klm from the beach and a couple of tavernas and supermarkets, and a 5 min drive to the busier tourist resort of Platanias where there is a good choice of tavenas and a Lidl supermarket. We hired a car from the company the owner recommended and found the villa very easy via the maps and directions he provided. A BIG thank you to all concerned.
Stayed Tuesday 11 August 2009
We enjoyed our stay here. A relaxing holiday mostly spent by the pool.
Stayed Saturday 16 August 2008
This Villa is a must for anyone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday. The locals are very friendly and the buzz of the tourist area ia a short drive away. A car is essential. Thanks Ian for an excellent holiday and please thank Larry and Irene who mad us feel very welcome.
Stayed Monday 15 August 2005
Beautiful surroundings, good location but carhire essential. Villa excellent with everything we needed and we were very well looked after both before and during our stay.
Stayed Monday 15 August 2005
We had a wonderfull honeymoon in Crete and the villa was just right. Plenty of space so for a party of 6 it would be cosy. The pool was lovely and although it was deep it was perfect for cooling off after a day out veiwing the sights. The villa is in a good location for sightseeing and we managed to get to almost all four corners of Crete within 2.5 hours driving. I would be wary of taking very small children here because of the depth of the pool and the lack of a high banister on the landing area. The kitchen was well equiped and Kirsten was only a text message away with any problems, she also gave us good ideas on where to eat and shop. The garden and pool area was secluded and mature. It is clear this villa is well looked after and had everything we needed for a two week break on the island.
Stayed Monday 15 August 2005
Fabulous villa in a great setting, pool was a bit of a problem went green for 5 consecutive days was sorted out. I think the description should be better as it had beach towels,hairdrier and the best washing machine Ive had when staying in other villas in Greece. I will be recommending to friends and family and hope to stay there again in the not to distant future.
Owner reply:

Just got back from the villa 25/04/06. Pool has now had a complete overhaul and is looking great.

Stayed Monday 15 August 2005
Lovely house and very good "wecome"by Kristen and Mr I Wood.
this is the second time we have rented villa maria, the villa, the gardens and the pool are all lovely,the supermarkets are not far away, we walked to the local ones, and we tried a few of the local restaurants, all very good value with good food, we got about a bit in the car too, plenty of places to visit, and as the villa is close enough to th. sonia and patrick penny national road, its easy to get anywhere on the island, the villa has the peace and quiet we love, but close enough to everything we need, we would recomend villa maria as a lovely holiday home to visit, and we cant wait to go back again, many thanks, and thanks also to larry and irene, whose help was fantastic,
myself and 3 friends had a fantastic time at villa maria. the weather was great, the property was lovely and clean, easy to find. car hire is essential to visit rethymnon take advantage of shopping oppurtunities. booked tour for samaria gorge walk and visited kourna fresh water lake, recommend auqarium ner heraklion . beautiful area and friendly locals. hoping to book again very soon
We booked this holiday from Ian via his personal email address we saw on one of the villa photos, and got a very good deal. The villa was brilliant and much better than the photos. Very clean, and with everything we needed.Its an ideal spot to explore the island if you wish or just laze by the pool which was beautiful.a few tavernas at the bottom of the road, and plenty more a five minute drive on the beach road to Platanias, this is the best place to shop for groceries, there a Lidl on the road opposite Skyparks in Platanias. A visit to the main town of Rethmynon is a must especially at night. Car hire is essential and again Ian managed to get us a good price via the hire company he uses. I have already booked to go back again next year, a special thank you to Irene and Larry also Stelios the guy that looked after the pool.
The villa is ideally placed to visit different parts of the island easily. It is set in a quiet location but only minutes by car to shops and tavernas. The villa had everything we needed and was very comfortable. I think in fact that the photos on the website don't do the villa justice as it is much better in reality. Will definitely recommend to friends and will consider returning myself.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Villa Gallini which is brilliantly located for site-seeing but nice and quiet for a relaxing holiday. The pool was an added bonus for our menfolk who were brave enough to swim in late October! Our thanks for a most welcome break and the chance to explore Crete.
My wife and I were both very pleased with the villa; the accomodations were excellent and actually more than we really needed! Unfortunatley the weather was not that good the week we were there so we were not able to enjoy the pool, however, the pool was very clean and would have been enjoyable had the weather cooperated. One downside for those used to them: the villa is not equiped with a clothes dryer. This really was not that much of an inconveniance though: with the clothes hung on the drying rack provided, near the portable radiator, the clothes were dry within a day-just plan your laundry accordingly! We were there for our honeymoon and would defintley return if we get the chance.
Our only caveat is that the pool was deep and had little water when we arrived. No problem for us adults because it was early season and probably too cold for swimming but we had a 3 year old and the danger for her needed constant attention; falling into water was less dangerous than hitting a solid base. Having said that, the croc. was very popular with her!
Owner reply:

We arrived at the villa on 21st April the pool has just been given a complete overhaul and as you can see on the picture taken on 22nd April the pool was full to capacity 1.65 metre deep.

It was one of a group of five(?) villas, all with their own pool, set in gardens surrounded by bouganvillea, honeysuckle, and hibiscus. We really appreciated the well-thought out way in which none of the pools were over-looked. At the back of the property were olive trees, and somewhere in the distance I swear we could hear the occasional distinctive screech of a peacock! A car is almost an essential here, though for the hardy it is possible to walk the 1 kilometer to the nearest taverna and supermarket, and another 1/2 kilometer to the beach and clean sea. The 3 bedrooms of the villa were reasonably well equipped, although the room with the double bed is definitely the smallest. The balcony, which 2 bedrooms lead on to, was ideal for that pre-dinner drink in the sunshine, and for star gazing at night - spot the shooting stars too. Downstairs the kitchen was equipped with all the essentials, though if you use the hot plates, please note that they're covered by little metal lids, and work much better without them! Plenty of places to sit and sun worship, or cool down outside. One nice touch was the pool toys - none of us quite managed to sit on the inflatable crocodile, but not for want of trying! The pool, however, does have some teething problems. Our representative, Kristen, was very helpful and responded rapidly to our call for help when the pool seemed to be flooding the cleaning mechanism - for which many thanks. All the representatives were helpful, pleasant and efficient - what more do you need? All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a great setting.


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