Dimitra Villa

Traditional Stone Made Cretan Villa with Pool, Lovely Garden and Great Views

Dimitra Villa - Homeaway Dimitra Villa - AirBnb Dimitra Villa - Holiday Lettings Dimitra Villa - Housetrip Dimitra Villa - Tripadvisor



Apple App Store Android Google Play

The Villa

- Traditional accommodation, privacy at its best -

  • The Villa

    The Villa

  • Enjoy relaxing in our garden under the grapevines!

    Enjoy relaxing in our garden under the grapevines!

  • Sitting area with great view - feel the Cretan nature!

    Sitting area with great view - feel the Cretan nature!

  • 25 sqm ecological swimming pool!

    25 sqm ecological swimming pool!

  • Tastefully decorated spacious indoor open plan area

    Tastefully decorated spacious indoor open plan area

  • Fully equipped antique style kitchen

    Fully equipped antique style kitchen

6paxoccupancy

The VillaTraditional accommodation, privacy at its best

Villa Dimitra is a traditional country house, originally built more than 2 centuries ago. The house is located in the beautiful village of Amnatos but it provides its guests with absolute privacy within its grounds. The villa offers magnificent mountain views and numerous sitting places where you can relax and enjoy the sound of the singing birds. Moreover, you can enjoy all of our fruits and vegetables with your meal! Finally, the house is full of antique furniture and utilities which will travel you back in centuries.

The Villa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 104Κ91002986201.

 


  • Garden

    Garden

    The villa is surrounded by gardens with 70 different kinds of fruit trees (old Cretan varieties) and have fruits and vegetables all year. All courtyards of the villa are covered with vines that provide the perfect natural shade during the summer months. In the garden there are pool, fully equipped barbecue and dining areas.

  • Pool area

    Pool area

    A 25 m² private ecological swimming pool with a sunbathing area including sun beds, umbrellas and sitting areas. Maximum depth: 1.2 m.

  • Bedrooms

    Bedrooms

    The villa has 3 double bedrooms. On the ground floor there is one bedroom with direct access to the veranda and the garden. On the first floor, there are two more bedrooms. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, TV, balconies and separate courtyards. Furthermore, there is a possibility to accommodate 2 more people, as the 2 comfortable couches in the living room can easily be converted into beds. We will also provide you a baby cot if it is necessary.

  • Living room

    Living room

    There is a spacious open plan living room area on the ground floor with TV, DVD player and fireplace.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

    You will find a modern fully equipped kitchen which has all the necessary appliances such as retro-style electric oven, microwave, retro-style fridge and freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, etc.

  • Dining tables

    Dining tables

    The villa has three dining areas, two indoors next to the living room area and one in the garden area outdoors!

  • Bathrooms

    Bathrooms

    There are 2 bathrooms with shower in the villa, one in each floor. The bathroom on the first floor is the en-suite bathroom of one of the bedroom.

  • Barbecue

    Barbecue

    There is a fully equipped barbecue area with a charcoal barbecue and a traditional wood oven in the garden. In the garden you will also find a small outdoor cooking facilities with sink and 2 gas hobs.We will provide you with everything that you might require such as charcoal.

  • Parking

    Parking

    The villa offers a fenced parking area for 2 cars.


Description of The Villa

Built within the beautiful and traditional village of Amnatos, the traditional country house Dimitra is a rural retreat, stone, traditional style.

Villa Dimitra was built by John Chaliopoulou monk in 1800, who also renovated the existing main church of the village, Church of the Life Giving Fountain. In 1998 the house was bought by its current owners, who restored it as it is today. Situated in an area of exceptional natural beauty, surrounded by gardens with flowers and trees, not just a cottage or vacation cradle. Located on the highest point of the village inhabited by Venetians who left old Venetian buildings, offering stunning views of the Cretan Sea, Mount Psiloritis and surrounding lush mountains and gorges area.

The villa is a two-story country house of 200 sq.m which has been restored and renovated with respect for tradition. The owner renovated the house with respect to its history and transformed it into a traditional villa, where you can relax and enjoy the Cretan country side.
It can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people if it is necessary.

Indoor layout

Entering the house, there is an open-plan area of 33 sq.m which includes a dining table for 6 people, a sofa-bed, the living room area with entertaining equipment such as DVD and CD player, satellite TV and wireless internet. It is worth noting that there is even a traditional fireplace in the kitchen and air conditioning in all bedrooms and heating in all rooms, in order for the house to be used as a travel destination during the winter in a transformation of the landscape of nature is particularly enjoyable.
There is also a small room on the ground floor where you can find a washing machine and a bathroom. Right next to the living room area is the fully equipped separate kitchen.

On the ground floor there is also a double-bedded bedroom with direct access to a veranda with its own sitting area and to the garden of the house.

Going up the wooden staircase to the first floor, you will find the remaining 2 double-bedded bedrooms and a beautiful terrace with great view, which also has direct access to the garden. One of the two bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.

Outdoor area

Outdoors you can find a 70 sq.m large garden with a large wooden table, the 25 sq.m ecological swimming pool, a barbecue, a traditional wood oven, a marble sink, facilities for cooking outside, sun beds with tables, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the magnificent view and private parking space for 2 cars.

There is also a large fruits garden next to the villa with many varieties of fruit trees such as orange, fig, lemon, medlar, pear, apple, peach, apricot, and mandarin. Moreover in the yard and garden of the villa you will find 10 to 15 different varieties of organic grapes which are grown from June to October. You can enjoy all of our fruits and vegetables with your meal!

Amenities of The Villa

Outdoor
Swimming pool (25 sqm)  Fenced
Sun beds Sun umbrellas
Charcoal BBQ Dining table
3 bicycles Parking space
Indoor
TV Air-Conditioned (bedrooms)
Free WiFi Internet Washing machine
Hairdryer Iron / Board
First aid kit Safe
Kitchen
Fridge / Freezer Ring stove 
Oven Filter coffee machine
Toaster / Kettle / Blender Dishwasher
 Dishes & utensils Cookware

 


Distances

Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Places of interest

Rethymno (17 km)

The renaissance town of Rethymno. A historic location where you may find many museums, food and entertainment. (Official website)

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Rethymno City.

Heraklion Airport (78 km)

The Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion town. The biggest airport in Crete serving domestic and international flights. EasyJet has flights to this airport as well. (Official website)

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Heraklion Airport.

Chania Airport (85 km)

The international airport in Chania. The airport is the second largest with exclusive flights of Ryanair. (Official website)

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Chania Airport

Closest beach ( 7 km)

The closest beach to the villa is in Stavromenos area.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Stavromenos.

Arkadi Monastery (3,8 km)

One of the most historical places in Crete, well worth to visit it!

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Arkadi Monastery

Mini market (210 m)

In the village square. 

Eleftherna Village ( 10 km)

The area where the finds of the homonymous ancient city are found. It is not known when the city was actually built but according to scientists there must have been life in the area in the Geometric period, that is 970-820 B.C.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Eleftherna.

Ancient Eleftherna archaeological site and museum (16 km)

Open from Tuesday till Sunday, 10:00 -18:00.

Free Entrance

 
Tel. and fax: 28340 92501


museum@mae.com.

gr
researchcentre@mae.com.

gr
http://mae.com.gr

Melidoni Village ( 20 km)

Visit the village of Melidoni and the homonymous Cave of Melidoni which is located approximately 1,800 meters northwest of the homonym village of Mylopotamos, at an altitude of 220 m and on the south side of Kouloukonas Mountain.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Melidoni Village

Anogia Village ( 45 km)

On the foothills of Psiloritis Mountain.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Anogia Village

Zoniana Village ( 38 km)

One of the most traditional villages in Crete.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Zoniana Village

Margarites Village (19 km)

One of the most important characteristics of the village is the unique feature of locals. They show great interest in artistic issues. Pottery is their primary activity. You can find that out after taking a walk to the village square, where they exhibit their famous products.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Margarites Village

Traditional tavern (100 m)

Traditional taverna 'Kapilio' in Amnatos village.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Amnatos Village.

Supermarket ( 10 km)

In Tsesmes village

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Tsesmes Village.

Hospital (21 km)

General hospital of Rethymno.

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to General Hospital of Rethymno.

Pharmacy ( 13 km)

In Platanias area

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to Pharmacy.

ATM ( 13 km)

In Platanias area

Press here to get directions from Dimitra Villa to ATM.

Location

- Useful info about the area and surroundings -

  • The area around the villa 

    The area around the villa 

  • Arkadi Monastery

    Arkadi Monastery

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

  • Caves of Melidoni

    Caves of Melidoni

  • Amnatos village

    Amnatos village

  • Amnatos village

    Amnatos village

The area around the villa 

Amnatos is 17 km away from the centre of Rethymnon and it is the last village on the way to the historical Monastery of Arkadi. The village is built on a rocky and high location having superb views across the valley of Rethymnon.

The village was inhabited by the Venetians and the Turks and testify that the imposing buildings - towers of the village that survived until today. Houses Venetian notables (houses benezi), glass chimney style sebastiano serlio, mansions from the 17th and 18th century, imposing towers (the sanguinazzo) beautiful and lovely squares dominate and create a frame of a bygone era.

Due to the location of the village and the terrain in the area, there are many beautiful hiking and biking trails as to the nearby village of Kapsaliana where you can find the Museum of Olive. We will provide you for free 3 mountain bikes and light equipment for hiking (baton). Finally, the location enables visitors to explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna and caves of Melidoniou and Zoniana which are some of the most famous tourist destinations in central Crete.

  • Museum of Ancient Eleftherna

    Museum of Ancient Eleftherna

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna

The Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is worth a visit for discovering and feeling the ancient history of the area.
It is the first museum inside an archaeological site in Crete, as it is located next to the archaeological site of Eleftherna. The three halls of the museum host the whole history of Eleftherna from 3000 BC to 1300 AD with everyday objects and artworks. It is a modern building opened in 2016, approximately 1,800 sq.m. which together with the surrounding area occupies 3 acres and remotely resembles ark that emerges from the earth, gazing Ida (Psiloritis).
It is divided into two wings with the right one on the ground floor for hosting the guards - ticketing area and the Study Centre in the left area of ​​the exhibition halls of the museum. The architectural project was designed on a human scale, related to the natural environment, while at the same time as modern edifice is absolutely distinct and recognizable of the era in which it was created.

  • Archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna

    Archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna

Archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna

Eleftherna (Greek: Ελεύθερνα), also called Apollonia, was an ancient city-state in Crete, which lay 25 km southeast of Rethymno. Archaeologists excavated the site, located on a narrow northern spur of Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete. The site is about 1 km south of todays Eleftherna, in the current municipality of Rethymno. It flourished from the Dark Ages of Greece’s early history until Byzantine times. The city was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century BC. Current archaeological evidence shows that Eleftherna was one of Crete’s most important ancient cities, a capital city of the Geometric and Archaic periods – that is, the periods when the Homeric poems were disseminated and recorded in writing. According to tradition, the city was named after Eleutheras, one of the Kouretes, who protected the infant Zeus by beating upon their bronze shields thus preventing his father Cronus from hearing his cries and devouring him.

Since 1985 The University of Crete makes systematic excavations each summer and the findings so far are many and impressive. The discovery of a double tomb over 2,700 years old which hid more than 3,000 sheets of gold and the first depiction of the bee as a goddess is one of the most important excavations.

  • Beaches

    Beaches

  • Bali beach

    Bali beach

  • Panormos beach

    Panormos beach

  • Rethymno beach

    Rethymno beach

  • Schinaria beach - South coast

    Schinaria beach - South coast

  • Triopetra beach - South coast

    Triopetra beach - South coast

  • Preveli beach - South coast

    Preveli beach - South coast

Beaches

The closest beaches to the villa that we suggest you visit are:
Stavromenos beach which is 7 km away. The sandy beach of Panormos is 18 km away. The beach of Bali which is 29 km away on your way to Heraklion. The long sandy organised beach of Rethymno with its numerous water sports is 14 km away. On the South coast of the island you can also discover some of Crete’s most amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and "Preveli". The distance to the South coast from the villa is about one hour by car and all the above beaches are located near to Plakias village where you can find shops and many taverns. Crete is a magical island filled with myth and legend, a place to relax the ideal choice for all the family.

Contact us

- Feel free to contact us on any matter or to book -