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New Villa Horizon In Crete Has Breathtaking Panoramic Sea Views

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Eleftherna, Crete

From £940 per week

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Villa to rent in Eleftherna, Crete

A Unique Villa in one of the most amazing islands in Greece , where the privacy and relaxation is combined with the breathtaking view,the giant gold sun and the serene blue sea!

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Villa Ηοrizon is located 1 km from the picturesque village ''Skouloufia'' and 17km from the town of Rethymno.Just 1.5 km away is the historic ''Arkadi'' monastery while the ancient city of Eleftherna is within 4 km and the sandy beach within 10 minutes!Explore the cretan hospitality of the village Skouloufia.Learn about cretan glorious history by visiting Arkadi and Ancient Eleftherna.Drive until Rethymno city and explore the local market. The Prefecture of Rethymnon provides you the chance to choose amongst an array of sports which include mountain, water and air sports. From water-skiing and windsurfing, water biking and canoeing at organized beaches (Preveli, Aghia Galini, Bali, Panormou and Plakia) to paragliding and mountain climbing (at Psiloreiti which provides a shelter the capacity of 50 people) are offered for physical exercise and adventure. The prefecture also offers less adventurous sport, such as golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, football fields, cycling, either road or water and other..

In romantic Rethymno, love is in the air!
Explore one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece, and search for your fairy-tale romance in Rethymno. Venetian fortification works mingle harmonically with orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, majestic mansions of Venetian architecture, arches and cobbled paths which create a magical atmosphere, reminiscence of the city’s turbulent –yet glorious– past.

MELIDONI CAVE (alternatively referred to as Gerospelios or Gerondospelios), is situated 4 km to the NW. Aside from the speleological interest it presents (it contains stalagmites, stalactites and columns), the cave was reportedly a place of worship of the mythical bronze figure of Talos (crafted by Hephaestus), who was revered as the indefatigable warden of laws in Minoan times. Later, in the Roman era, the cave was given over to the worship of god Hermes. In recent times, its name became associated with one of the most horrific events recorded in the history of Crete. In 1824, hundreds of Cretans from the surrounding villages died tragically inside Gerondospelios where they had sought shelter since 1822 in an attempt to escape the troops of Hassan Pasha. The latter's successor, Hussein Pasha, discovered their hide-out and tried to talk them into surrendering in peace, but to no avail. After they denied doing so, he blocked the entrance of the cave and set it on fire. 340 women and children and 30 armed men died in the cave from suffocation.

KOURNAS CAVE is in the place known as “Keratides”, south of Lake Kournas. It has rich decoration of stalactites, stalagmites and many columns. It was discovered in 1961.

Idaion Antro.At an altitude of 1.538m, not far from Anogeia in the area of Rethymnon, hides one of the most important caves of Crete, the mythology hub of the NE slopes of the mountain chain of Psiloritis. This is the place where Zeus grew up. His mother, Rhea, hid the future King of all Gods and Goddesses in this cave to protect him from the devouring frenzy of his father who literally ate all his siblings. Nymphs Adrasteia and Ida fed the young God with wild honey and the milk of the goat Amaltheia, while the legendary Corybantes (or Curetes) danced and drummed around the cave to produce destruction and cover the baby’s crying.

Kotsifos Gorge

The impressive Kotsifos Gorge is located few kilometers away from Sellia village in Rethimno prefecture. You can walk through the gorge along the river with its amazing landscape, vertical and imposing rocks with a narrow asphalted road between them and two small waterfalls (in the beginning of the route). The river is dry during summer but full of water during spring. On your exit from the gorge Gialias beach appears in front of you.
Going up the from the gorge to north midlands you will pass by Kanevo, Agkouseliana, Paleoloutro and Aghios Vasilios and turn left towards Armenikous.

The prefecture’s north coasts are very busy and organized. Pay a visit to Rethimno beach just outside the city, its golden sand extends over twelve kilometer, and enjoy the sea ideal for small children as it is shallow for several meters. Alternatively you can follow a very easy route on an asphalt roadway which ends up in the organized beach of Plakia.
If you prefer isolated beaches with crystal waters and untouched sceneries away from touristic development you should take the way to the south coasts of the island. In the broader area you will see the isolated beach of Ammoudaki, while if you continue towards Lefkogia you will be amazed by the beautiful beach of Ammoudi with the imposing rocks standing in the sea. If you like underwater explorations the richness of its bottom will take your breath away.
Some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete is Aghia Irini, Triopetra, Ligres and Aghios Pavlos all located in the southeastern side of Rethimno prefecture.

Preveli Beach

Preveli beach is located in exotic scenery composed by a river, waterfalls, palm trees and fine white sand. Kourtaliotis river falls into Libyan sea forming several lacy coasts. You can reach it by boat departing from Plakia, Aghia Galini or even from Sfakia. Finally, you can also reach this beautiful coast by passing the modern bridge located before Kato Preveli monastery.

Participate also in a traditional Cretan feast, which usually takes place in small villages around Rethymno, or in tavernas all over the city. Let yourself be captivated by the sound of Cretan lyra – the traditional musical instrument of Crete– and by impressive folk dances. Try to dance pentozális, a traditional vigorous war dance with firm, decisive steps followed by aggressive, fast ones performed passionately by the Cretans. This dance represents revolution, bravery and hope.
No feast is complete without traditional Cretan specialties and red fine wine accompanying them. Taste Cretan kalitsoúnia (sweet mini cheese pies), lamb served with spiny chicory, dácos (the traditional hard Cretan bread accompanied with tomato, mizithra cheese and plenty of virgin Cretan oil), snails boubouristí (popping fried snails) and kserotíyana (honey dipped spiral pastries) – which are only a few of the divine Cretan dishes on offer.
Carnival is just around the corner spreading throughout the city a festive alarm! Age-old cultural events organised with creativity and inspiration invite you to participate, and feel the overwhelming spirit of the carnival celebrations. On Tsiknopémpti (Fat Thursday), great outdoor parties are thrown all over the city. But the most impressive one is the “Ball of the Carnival crews”. All the groups that participate in the Great Carnival Parade organise a big party with funny theatrical performances, carnival music and lots of dancing! Be there.

Take advantage of Villa Horizon to explore many popular places in Crete too.Spinaloga,Elafonissi,Balos,Gramvousa are waiting you to enjoy them!


3 other reviews

Sehr gute Lage für Ausflüge nach Heraklion,Rethymnon,Preveli,Arkardi sehr schöner Pool,wunderbare Aussicht auf das Meer,toller Sonnenuntergang,sehr nette Vermieter,sie haben uns mit kretischen Köstlichkeiten verwöhnt..Sehr gutes Preis/Leistungsverzeichnis.

Die Villa Horizon verbrachte mit meiner Frau eine einzigartige festliche Wochenende in Pascha.I Luxus, einzigartige grüne Umgebung, Ruhe und natürliche Gastfreundschaft war einmalig und wir haben uns das erste Mal zu bequem und fühlen efprosdektoi.To wichtigsten ist, dass wir uns getroffen genau das, was wir auf den Bildern gesehen hatte und nicht irgendein ekplixi.Ola war super und die Gastgeber erheblich beigetragen safto.Sigoura wird an den ersten efkairia.To zurückkehren kann es nur empfehlen!

We arrived on a sunday and was greeted by Emmanuel who drove out to the town of Stavrosnos to meet us, followed him up and was met with a welcome basket of some traditional greek delicacies and some greek wine. Villa was fully furnished with every accessory you could think off, we even had bathrobes and swim towels for each member of our party. Pool is of decent size and would accommodate a swim and not just splashing about in the water. Beside the owners private wine cellar was a BBQ pit and a full sheltered outdoor seating area to have an outdoor meal. The two bedrooms upstairs both have a balcony along with a table and chair to enjoy the simply spectacular view. Owners were simply fantastic with any queries we had and printed off maps and directions to various locations, they were literally a phones call away. We were treated also to a greek night of Moussaka and other greek foods and given a tour of the private wine cellar to sample the owners private wine. This villa is the right size for our party of 5 and private away from the town yet not too far away to make a quick stop to pick up some groceries. Pictures do not do the villa any justice and the view first hand is simply amazing.

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This villa is:

6km from the nearest beach 6km from the nearest bar 5km from the nearest restaurant 30km from the nearest ski lift 3km from the nearest supermarket 78.5km from Heraklion Airport 87.6km from Heraklion Port 44km from Kournas Lake

Sights and attractions

Historic site 3km Local food market 9km Museum 3km Night club 10km Shopping 9km Theatre 15km Theme park 15km Zoo 15km Cinema 15km

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This villa is in the town but in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 May - 30 June 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 30 September 2019: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 February - 4 February 2020: bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 1 May - 30 June 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 30 September 2020: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 February - 4 February 2021: bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 1 May - 30 June 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 30 September 2021: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 February - 4 February 2022: bookings must be for whole weeks only.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 September - 30 November and receive 5% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 7 June - 13 June and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 8% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 7:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed, 2 cots


2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 7, Dining area seats 7, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking, Pets

Extra information

A view on the one side to the beautiful mountains of Crete(Psilorites,White Mountains etc) and on the other side the crystal clear water of the Cretan Sea splashing all over the lush vegetation of the island.Panoramic view of the idyllic sunset too!

Private Owner From Rethimnon, Greece Member since May 2014

Last seen: 2 years ago

Number of properties: 1

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