Ground Floor Apartment In Stunning Cretan-style Village With Pool
Beach apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Rethymnon region, Crete
From £312 per week
Apartment to rent in Rethymnon region, Crete
Peacefully set amid olive groves, yet only 3 km from the beach, and 8 km from Rethymnon, ground floor apartment, acccessed directly from the street is set in a superbly maintained Cretan style village
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Apartment overview - owner's description
Set amongst olive groves, just 8 kilometres from Rethymnon, Plakoti Village is a stunning mixture of 30 houses and 10 apartments . Each is beautifully maintained by their individual owners. Every property is unique and individual, and yet not isolated, but integrated into the village. It is NOT a dedicated holiday complex, but some owners let out their properties.
The advantage of this home is that is not set in an apartment block - instead it appears like a house, where the front door opens directly onto the street, as would a house in a traditional Cretan village.
The Village, which was built to a very high standard by a Norwegian company 6 years ago, has been constructed in a very thoughtful way, modelling itself extremely sensitively on a typical Cretan Village. Thus, it is built into a hillside with stairs connecting levels and winding paths. Constantly maintained, orange and lemon trees and colourful bougainvillea are in abundance in the pristine public pathways and communal places, providing contrasting colour to the whitewashed houses. There is a communal pool, a children’s pool, car park, and the sea is in full view.
Recently refurbished , the apartment comprises a cosy living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and fully fitted kitchen. The main bedroom contains a double bed, the second bedroom contains a large single bed. There is an extra fold up bed and double sofa bed in the living room,. The large bathroom has a shower and houses the washing machine. There is wi-fi access (please ask how to connect).
Large fully glazed sliding doors open onto the terrace, which faces the pool. A pergola covers the terrace, providing shade from the sun. There is an small outdoor table and chairs. Beyond the terrace is a garden. which is separated from the pool by only a few steps and a low wall for privacy. Around the pool there are many sun loungers and an outdoor shower for pool users.
The general feel of the place is one of beauty, peace, safety and relaxation. It is an ideal base from which to visit the whole island if so desired. as the property is in the centre of Crete, 3km from the northern coast. A car is recommended It is an ideal place for families with children, or people who want a tranquil retreat.
Plakoti Village is peacefully set amongst olive groves where goats graze. The nearest village is Adele (1km away), which contains a bakery, tavern and small supermarket. Agia Pareskevi is another small village of 180 inhabitants nearby.
There are many sandy beaches along the coast. Adele Kampos is the nearest. Further down the road to towards Rethymnon is Platanias, a lively town, with a beach, bars and restaurants.
The beautiful city of Rethymnon is 8 km away . It is full of atmosphere with its old Venetian fortress and harbour, picturesque Old Town with its maze of streets, shops selling local traditional crafts, mosques and minarets (from its Ottoman past) and fascinating markets. There is lots of lively nightlife, with an abundance of restaurants and cafes. There is a wine festival in July, a museum and an archeological museum.
Crete's most famous monastery at Arkadhi is 14 miles away and is worth a visit. The scenery of the mountains is breathtaking.
The stunning, historic city of Chania is a 45 minute drive away through breathtaking mountainous country.
The Agreco Farm is 1km away. It is perfect for children and adults looking for a gentle experience of Crete, and a taste of traditional Cretan life. Delving deep into Cretan tradition, Agreco, a fairytale traditional farm, has revived centuries-old organic farming practices in a unique expression of Greek ‘philoxenia’, or hospitality. This privately owned 40,000-sq estate is an innovative display of environmentally friendly methods for traditional and modern cultivation and breeding.
The estate, a replica of 17th century lodge, features a traditional olive press, a flour water mill, a wine press and a giant vat for grape crushing. The complex includes a church, a village square and store. The farm highlight is the mini-zoo!
Guests can experience traditional Cretan life by participating in farm activities, from baking bread and making cheese to pressing grapes or olives and crushing wheat at the antique stone flour mill. Farm tours offered on weekday evenings, guide guests around the estate.
Everything grown on the farm ends up in the kitchen, where Agreco’s chef prepares the traditional Cretan dishes featured on the Taverna menu. A large olive tree and vines wrapped around the wooden beams of the pergola shade the stone-laid terrace with the magnificent view of the Cretan coast.
The Agreco Farm was awarded by BIO HELLAS. for ‘Bio Kouzina 2012’ and was held on 27 September at the Agreco Traditional Farm.
If you would prefer something more lively for the children, Water City Theme Park is near the resort of Gouves, which is to the east or Heraklion (about 100 km from this apartment)
Crete's most famous monastery of Arkadi is nearby, just 15km away, and of course, Knossos, the ancient Minoan city is just outside Heraklion.
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Outside this apartment in Rethymnon region, CreteThis apartment is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a shared pool, a children pool area, outside lighting, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
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Updated 18 June 2019
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Cot available at a cost of £55 per week
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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
There is also 1 double sofa bed in living area, 1 single sofa bed in bedroom 2
Shared pool with electric heating
Internet / WiFi
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans
Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view, Childrens pool area
Private Owner From Thames Ditton, United Kingdom Member since Jun 2007
Past bookings: 1 booking
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Last seen: 2 months ago
Number of properties: 1