Villa Metochi

An oasis serenely tucked away from the tourist hordes

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Villa Metochi

- A place to escape and indulge -

  • Interior


    All interior spaces are fully equipped with furniture, appliances and other amenities, and can ensure a comfy, lazy and undistracted vacation.

  • Exterior & Pool area

    Exterior & Pool area

    This 2500sqm property with its stunning 36sqm swimming pool, the big outdoor spaces, the lush gardens and the fabulous views will warrant an unforgettable stay.

  • Rooms & Bathroom

    Rooms & Bathroom

    Two comfortable and commodious bedrooms with excellent bedding for delightful sleeps: one master bedroom and one twin bedroom. The bathroom is really pleasant and disposes a shower cabin.

  • Studio


    Just 10 m away from the main house there is a functional and spacious studio with cozy feel and its own kitchen and bathroom. The studio is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and items in order to cover all our guests’ needs. Also, there is a big veranda for resting and having a meal at any time of the day.

Description of Villa Metochi

Villa Metochi is a gorgeous villa standing in an enviable cliff-side setting overlooking the Aegean Sea and the endless Cretan olive groves, and it’s reachable within a 6-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon. Villa Metochi consists of a roomy main house (90 sqm) with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a fully equipped studio (40sqm) with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, and can comfortably accommodate 6 -7 persons. The excellent location, the homey atmosphere, the feeling of independence and the intense close-to-nature sensation will ensure a fantastic vacation experience. This lovely property is ideal for extended families with kids or groups of friends.

Upon entering the villa’s gate you will surprisingly find yourselves into an amazing 2.500 sqm exterior space with palm trees, pines, fruit trees, lawn and all kind of ornamental and aromatic plants. This beautiful ambience is completed by a stunning private swimming pool (9m long & 1.40m deep) which offers magnificent views to the clear blue sea and the Cretan countryside. By the pool, there is a lovely gazebo and a lawn area where you can lounge and sunbathe while enjoying a cold, refreshing beverage. The veranda of the house with its dining table for 6 is the perfect spot for having plentiful meals with family and friends or feeling the rejuvenating night dew whilst enjoying a summer cocktail. The villa also features another outdoor sitting area with BBQ facilities and a big table for 6. Depending on the season, our guests may have the change to taste fresh fruits from our trees (apricots, pears, oranges, loquats, mandarins, lemons, etc).

The main house of Villa Metochi covers a ground floor space with an open-plan living room, a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin) and a bathroom with shower cabin. This layout is perfect for two couples or families of four. The comfy living room with its discreet decoration and the wooden ceiling boasts 2 triple sofas and a monastery-style dining table for 8, is air-conditioned and opens up to a large veranda with amazing views of the pool and the well-kept gardens. The house is equipped with free WiFi, A/C units, flat screen TV, DVD player, washing machine, hairdryer, safe box, iron/iron board, first aid kit and all necessary items and appliances for a comfortable stay.

The studio with its roominess and its rustic-like furnishing can ideally host 2-3 extra guests. This annex house is fully equipped and features two comfortable beds, a large kitchen, a spacious bathroom with shower cabin, an A/C unit and a flat screen TV. The studio can be additionally booked at a supplementary charge in case the total number of guests is higher than 4. Otherwise, it will remain closed.

In addition, within the premises of the property there is an adorable and very friendly small dog called Ermis. Our dog disposes of his own place with fresh water and food. He is usually roaming freely around the villa, but if you are not familiar with dogs, there is no reason to worry about it! He can perfectly remain at his spacious place which is far enough from the villa.

Seasonal Pricing

                             Rates per night for up to 4 guests

  Low Season Mid Season High Season
  April-May-October June - September July - August
Prices 160 € 190 € 220 €    

                               Rates per night for 5-6 guests*

  Low Season Mid Season High Season
  April-May-October June - September July - August
Prices 180 € 210 € 240 €

* 7th guest: 10 euros

Information of Villa Metochi

General Exterior Interior Kitchen Rooms Studio
6-7 persons 36 m² Pool Sitting Area, Dining table & chairs Fridge/Freezer 1 Double Bedroom 1 Semi Double Bed
130 m² in size BBQ Area  A/C in the living room & bedrooms Cooker/ Hobs / Extractor fan 1 Bedroom with 2 separate beds 1 Single Bed
2.5 km far from Rethimno Sun terrace, sitting with pergola Fireplace & Central Heating Coffee machine, Microwaves Balconies with view A/C
Private Garage Sunbeds/Umbrellas Free WiFi Internet, sat TV, DVD / Stereo Kettles Fully Equiped Bathroom with Shower Fully Equiped Bathroom with Shower
Private Entrance Road Gardens&Grass Area Safe, Hair Dryer, First Aid Kit  Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machine, Iron & Board Sheets, Blankets, Bath & Pool Towels Kitchen, Sitting Area, Patio


* Housekeeping service every 3-4 days.

* Baby travel cot, high chair or extra bed can be provided upon request.

* Smoking is not allowed inside the villa.

* Pets are allowed upon request.

* Any other service: airport transfer, daily cleaning, starter grocery shopping, etc. can be offered upon request.

*  Entertainment and storytelling services to small children from 1 year old including Improvisation, theatrics, music, games, etc. Stories are narrated in Greek and English by a professional story teller and it’s a great opportunity for an early contact with foreign languages and cultures through amusing and educational activities.

Why Villa Metochi?

What is so special about this accommodation that fits your needs?

  • Villa Metochi

    Villa Metochi


Villa MetochiA place to escape and indulge

Villa Metochi is the ultimate holiday home for modern-day vacationers searching for full privacy and total home-like comfort, along with easy and rapid access to downtown amenities and to the nearest sandy beaches. Thus, it's the ideal spot for recovering peace of mind, as well as an excellent starting point for discovering the hidden beauties of Crete. At the same time, this lovely property can only be described as a small paradise that will surely make you feel as close to nature as it gets.



Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Places of interest

Rethymnon (2.5 km)

The city of Rethymnon is a small city which preserves a vivid medieval-renaissance colour. The old, but exceptionally preserved city centre is located beneath the walls of its sleepless guard, the Venetian Fortezza fortress. The coastline of the Municipality of Rethymnon is characterized by the beautiful sandy beach, the clean sea, the Venetian port, the picturesque alleys and the open-hearted citizens.

Beach (3 km)

The 5km long sandy beach of Rethymnon is fully organized, offering a great variety of water sports activities, and is awarded with Blue Flag.

Heraklion Airport (84 km)

The Heraklion airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" or Heraklion International Airport is the second busiest airport in Greece. It took its name from the famous author Nikos Kazantzakis and is 4km from the center of the city of Heraklion.

Chania Airport (70 km)

Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" or Chania International Airport is the second busiest airport in Crete. It took its name from Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century. Chania Airport is situated 14km from Chania city.

Super Market (2.5 km)
Super Market Papadakis at Dimokratias Str.
Taverna (2.5 km)
The nearest tavernas can be found at the town of Rethymnon.
Georgioupolis (25 km)

Georgioupolis is a seaside resort located 38 km east of Chania and 21 km west of Rethymnon. It is a small coastal town, situated in a lush valley filled with rivers and springs. The town lies on the western edge of a vast long beach with 10 km length. Georgioupolis beach stretches 2km to the east, starting from the river Almiros and ending in Kavros beach, which is a natural extension of the first beach. Like all coastal front of the area, Georgioupolis beach is sandy with large dunes and shallow waters. It is very well organized with lifeguards and is ideal for children.

Kournas Lake (25 km)

Lake Kournas is actually the only large natural lake in Crete and is located in an enchanting landscape, surrounded by high mountains and olive groves. It is located near the village Kournas, 2.5 km southeast of the beach of Georgioupolis and 20 km west of Rethymnoν. Lake Kournas and its surroundings constitute a very important ecosystem for Greece and for this reason, it is protected under the Natura 2000 program. It is an ideal place for relaxation and a walk. Visitors can swim, pedal or kayak in the lake. This is an ideal choice for the afternoon, when the colour of the water is beautiful and the lake is very calm.

Arkadi (23 km)

The Holy Monastery of Arkadi is located at an altitude of almost 500 metres, in the north-western foothills of Psiloritis, and constitutes a historic symbol because, during the revolution of 1866-69, Kostis Yiampoudakis from the village of Adele set fire to the powder magazine where all the besieged had gathered, and blew up the whole monastery; thus it became an eternal symbol of freedom.

Plakias (32 km)

Plakias is a popular tourist resort, located 36 km south of Rethymnon city, at the exit of a fertile valley surrounded by high mountains and dense olive groves. Next to it empties the river Kotsifos. One of the major growth drivers of the region is the long beachfront, known as Gialia. The main beach starts near the town and extends to the east for 1.3 km. It is a well organized beach, with cool green waters. West of the village, between the village and the new harbour of Plakias, lies the second beach of Skinos. Skinos has many rocks and sand. Next to the village, the beach is slightly organized with umbrellas, while as you head to the west it gets rockier. Skinos is ideal for fishing and snorkeling. The road that heads to the nearby beach of Souda comes along this beach.

Fodele (57 km)

Fodele beach is located 26 km northwest of Heraklion and just 3 km north of the village Fodele, which is believed to be the birthplace of the painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, mainly known as El Greco. It's a nice sandy beach, exposed to north winds and protected on the east by Cape Stavros and on the west by the hill of Kastellos, on top of which there are ruins of an old fort. The beach of Fodele is formed at the exit of the river Pantomantris or Fodelianos.

Triopetra (44 km)

Triopetra is located about 52 km south of Rethymnon and 13 km southeast of the village Akoumia, at the foot of the mountain Siderotas and next to dense green olive groves. It can be accessed by car, through the paved roads that start from Akoumia or Sachtouria. It is the central part of the vast beachfront, called Akoumiani Gialia, i.e Akoumian Beach. Triopetra consists mainly of two beaches, which are separated by a small peninsula. At the edge of the peninsula, in the sea, three majestic rocks rise. Triopetra is named after these rocks, since it means “Three Rocks”.

Imbros (51 km)

Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the third most visited gorge in Crete, following Samaria Gorge and Agia Irini by Sougia. The scenery is beautiful and the low difficulty make the descent of Imbros ideal for families with children. The length of the gorge is 11 km and the course lasts 2-3 hours. The route starts from the small village of Imbros, 700 meters above sea level.

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- Useful info about the area and surroundings -

  • Location


  • Rethimno


  • Lighthouse - Rethimno

    Lighthouse - Rethimno

  • South Rethimno

    South Rethimno

  • Triopetra beach

    Triopetra beach

  • Fortezza


  • Rethimno


LocationUseful info about the area and surroundings

Risvan Metochi is just 2,5km away from the center of Rethimno. Following the Kazantzakis street (Gendarmerie School) and then the pine hill Evligia, we meet the Megalo – Irfan (grand) Metochi and right after the extension of it, the Mikro – Risvan (small) Metochi, which took its name from the Turkish mansion of Risvan and it is classified as "traditional village with high cultural value". The town of Rethimno is a cigarette’s walk away and a stroll through the narrow alleys of its picturesque old town is really worthwhile. The Venetian port and fortress are the landmarks of the town and their imposing location gives Rethimno a special charm. The 5km long sandy beach of Rethimno is an ideal destination for a short getaway. In addition, there are many different routes you can take to discover the beauties of the area and the amazingness of the whole island of Crete (E4 paths, cycling routes, rock climbing routes, walking rides, routes with car or motorbike, etc). A visit to the amazing beaches of South Rethimno (Plakias, Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi, Preveli, Agios Pavlos, Triopetra, etc) should not be missed. Visitors can also explore Arkadi (20km), the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna (25km), Margarites village (28km) and many other traditional Cretan villages.

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