- Property Name
- Villa Agnes
- Property ID
- 2800 USD Weekly
- Sub Location
- Crete Rethymnon
Villa Agnes is situated in Kastri, a small village in the altitude of 360m, in the foothills of Psiloritis mountain. The village was one of the military defence centres of Crete during the Byzantine era and the Venetian occupation. A romantic traveller could easily imagine the Ancient Greek goddess Artemis being worshipped in such a house. Built on the edge of Koukoumianos gorge, it was the owner’s George Hatzidakis, birthplace.
The renovation of the house finished in 1995. It is a comfortable, 150 years old house, with elements borrowed from the noble houses of its time.
The main house is 160 sq.m. The 50 sqm sitting room has a view of Tallaia mountains and Psiloritis, as well as of the gorge.
You will definitely feel the magic of Cretan nature. Villa Agni has got all the modern equipment in order to satisfy even the most demanding guest, as well as traditional fireplaces and wooden ovens. The garden, with its organic grown vegetables for your salads, will give you a small taste of the gifts of the Cretan land. You can take a walk outside through the friendly village and admire the unique architecture of the place as well as the nature.
You can enjoy a swim in Panormo, a village 15 kms away. The small town of Perama, just 10 kms away, is a complete shopping centre with banks, post office, health centre etc. Consider that a car is essential so, if you decide to rent one, do not hesitate to ask the owners for any assistance or information on excursions to archaeological sites or other places of interest and beauty.
* The name ‘Agnes’ was given in honour of the daughter of the Byzantine noble of the area, Alexios Kallergis, who went down in history for her generosity.
The upper floor of the villa consists of a large open plan sitting room room (30 sq.m.), traditional fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, bathroom with shower/wc, terrace in front and a double bedroom with a small balcony.
The lower floor consists of 3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin), a bathroom with shower/wc and a door leading directly out into the courtyard.
The outdoor part of the house spreads into 4 acres of terraces, with dense vegetation, a covered patio area by the pool, paved courtyards, hidden corners and a swimming pool with a view of the mountains and the lush green landscape.
In the courtyard there is a swimming pool and shaded patio, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and deep gorge of the valley below, landscaped garden with vegetables planted in the lower area for guests' consumption and a covered shady place with sitting area beside the pool.