About this villa
its unique museum exhibits (47 km), Frangokastelo (29 km) and much more. One of the main advantages of the house is the easy access to some of the most famous beaches of south Rethymno. More specifically, the Plakias beach (8 km) Amoudi (11 km), Schinaria (14 km), the beach of Preveli (18 km), Agios Pavlos (42 km), Rodakino (16 km), Damnoni (10 km), Korakas (17 km), Triopetra (34 km) and many more. Of course, on all the beaches there is a variety of restaurants with great food and lots of entertainment options. For lovers of nature, they can easily visit the uniquely beautiful gorges of the region such as Kotsifos (2-3 km) and Kourtaliotis (12 km). On Plakias and the beautiful and traditional village of Spili (16 km), there are banks, medical centers, pharmacies, supermarkets, cafes, clubs, restaurants and shops that offer many Cretan traditional products. For a larger and richer market, the visitor can visit in just half an hour the town of Rethymno (25 km). • The area of Agios Ioannis The village of Agios Ioannis is found just after 'Agkouseliana', and just over 30 kilometers from Rethymnon, at an altitude of 460 meters, before the Kotsifou canyon. The village of Agios Ioannis (St. John) got his name because according to tradition, a small wooden icon of St. John the Theologian was found at the area. The magnificent nearby to our villa cypress forest of St. John village, with an area of approximately 200 acres, enchants all visitors with its rich flora and fauna and endemic species and gorgeous hiking routes! In the mountainous villages, there are now many organic vineyards, whose products have recently begun shipping to markets all over Greece and beyond! Every year, the first fortnight of September, the Saint John festivities are revived in the nearby settlement of Kali Sykia, where the feast of 'raki' (tsikoudia) takes place. If you are in the region during these days don't miss this experience. You can watch the entire traditional centuries-old distillation process! DISTANCES Chania Airport: 90 km. Heraklion airport: 107 km Port of Souda: 74 km. Port Heraklion: 107 km. From the bus station there is the bus of the route of Rethymnon - Rodakino region that also goes towards Sfakia. You can take this bus and reach our place. A car is though more than recommended if you want to reach the nearby world famous locations. Please ask. We can send you discount vouchers for reliable car rentals.