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NEFELI - Tranquility – harmony – design – culture - fun

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Feel at home - Easy access to all famous beaches - Cruises to Santorini

-NEFELI is a super-stylish, thoroughly cleaned & fresh smelling house, bordered by gardens and pool (cleaning includes disinfecting door-handles, light-switches, TV-remotes).

-It is a part of a small complex of houses that look like a small local Cretan village, just a short 5 minute drive away from the lovely resort of Rethymno.

-Walking around you can really appreciate its quirky charm and homely feel. It has lots of small terraces and a lovely small pool, a rooftop terrace and all are tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, having everything from kitchen facilities to comfy beds.

-It is perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Honeymoons. A 360-degree view of Rethymno & mountains from roof-top. FREE: Fresh orange juice, fresh coffee & local goods every morning. FREE Wi-Fi, parking, BBQ, sun-loungers, baby-cot, baby-chair, stroller. Restaurants, coffee-shops, SM available only a few steps away. EASY ACCESS TO: RETHYMNO city, 5 min drive -To famous beaches (Elafonisi) -To Santorini by speedboat, 1-4 days cruise.

-I WILL PROVIDE a personal meeting for check in. I will also provide e-mail and phone support during your whole stay.

-Every morning 9.00 - 11.30 I personally offer free coffee & various local goods to all my guests. A good chance to chat about the area, the beaches, the art, the local attractions and more.

-KEYS will be handed to you directly on arrival.

THE HOUSE SLEEPS 4 persons in total, 2 in bedroom (upstairs), 2 in living-room (downstairs).


-Upstairs: Α seperate bedroom with cocomat queen bed and mattress, AC, flat-screen TV, and a beautiful stylish bathroom that will isolate you away from stress (quality towels provided)

-Downstairs: a colorful living-room, fully equiped kitchen with dining table, combined oven and hobs, fan. Paintings, sculpture works, pottery and porcelain everywhere.

- FACILITIES: Balcony, Patio, Garden view, Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Iron, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Fan, Mosquito net, Wardrobe/Closet.

-Towels, quality linen.

-Cleaning products, Clothes rack, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Slippers, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dining area, Electric kettle, Kitchenware, Oven, Toaster, Barbecue, Boiler, Coffee machine.

-Ladies, of course there is A HAIRDRYER (free of charge).

-4 seat dining table, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining area.

-Enjoy family meals on sunny terrace with endless view (360 degrees).

-Enjoy my stunning (shared) outdoor pool.

-FREE sun-loungers are featured on the sun - terrace and by the pool.

-Free baby-cot, free (wood) baby-chair, free stroller, toys etc.

-Free off-street parking just in front of my place.

-Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout.

-Free safe in the room

-Free relax-spots with sun loungers

-Free Bathrobe, slippers, pool-towels,

-Free toiletries

-Free coffee & local pastries/sweets every morning.

-Free BBQ on the rooftop.

-House size: 54 m²


- I will personally greet you upon arrival and I will personally offer you the welcome drink. I will inform you about all activities in the area.


- “Food and Wine festival” in June.

- “Renaissance festival” in July.

-Several Music and theater performances in August-September.

-I strongly suggest a visit to the new archeological Eleutherna archeological area & museum spread across 2,000 square meters. Located just 30 km far from my place, Eleutherna archeological area is supposed to be probably more important than Knossos.

- Tennis court overlooking the Cretan Sea just 5 min. drive from my place, in a beautiful natural setting . Available for rent, for 7 euro/hour.


-My neighborhood, Atsipopoulo village, is great. Narrow streets, kind friendly people, peacefull atmosphere.The houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel on them concentrated Venetian art, oriental opulence and Cretan tradition.

It provides a wide choice of cafes, restaurants, bars and supermarkets selling all the fresh food and bread you would want during your stay.

In detail: (A few steps away from my place):

- Supermarket PAVLAKIS main road, 25 m. to the left.

- VERSUS café, main road, 15 m. just opposite.

- Bakery, main road, 40 m. to the right.

- Pharmacy, main road, 120 m. to the left.

-Patisserie, main road, 150 m. to the right

-- Recommended restaurants in Atsipopoulo (in walking distance): Gazoza - Rodinos – Gaganis – Manolis - Britzoladiko

- Delivery food service available.

- Atractions nearby: Art Room, Gym, Cafe, Museum, Night club, Park, Restaurants.

-Several marvelous beaches with pure nature and crystal water nearby.

-Easy access to the motorway for Crete's greatest - must see - attractions like Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge as well as boat-trips to Santorini island.

-Easy access to the town of RETHYMNO, only 6 min drive.


A small stunning town 6 min drive from my place offers great restaurants, lovely sightseeing, bars, cafes and more.

Recomended places in Rethymno:


1st class restaurants in Rethymno

Veneto - Prima Plora - Alana - Avli - Maistros

2nd class restaurants in Rethymno:

Agrimia - En Plo -- Avgo tou Kokora - Jimmy’s-seefood & grill

& Kombos


Perivolia: Distance 9,81 km

Platanias: 10,79 km

Petres: 9,80 km

Panormo: 27,52 km

Bali: 38,80 km (rare natural beauty)

Plakias: 35,98 km (rare natural beauty)

Preveli: 40 km (rare beauty)

Triopetra: 47,27 km (rare beauty)

Damnoni: 34,52 km (rare natural beauty)

Agia Galini: 53 km

Agios Pavlos: 55 km (rare natural beauty)

Elafonisi: 87 km (rare natural beauty)


-A car is strongly recommended.

-Easy access to the motorway for Crete's greatest attractions: Elafonisi, Balos, Samaria, as well as boat trips to Santorini.

-For your transportation from/to the airport/port etc taxi service is provided upon request.

-Taxi appointments are also possible.

Distance from CHANIA airport, 65 km. Distance from HERAKLION airport, 80 km. There is a bus connection to and from the town of Rethymno every 1 hour. Taxi, 6 min. drive, cost 6 euro.


This property is licenced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (EOT license) and it is legally rented to guests from around the world. We have the most flexible cancelation policy in case that your plans change.

More Details

Manolis Kalergis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Manolis Kalergis

My name is Manolis. I am 36 years old. I was born in nearby town of Rethymno. I have grown up & lived in sunny Crete. I have graduated on Business Administration at the University of Luton, UK. I love sports and I love traveling.

As a local, I can help you get the most out of your visit to this great island that I live in, know and love. Whenever you need me I will be only one phone call away.

I am excited to welcome you, together with my mother (architect) and father (physician).

Let me be your host and I will provide you with information, maps, directions. I will suggest places, restaurants and attractions, all the must-see places! I will help you take with you a little or a lot of the magic of this dream island.

-I have some more properties listed in VRBO. Find them in location ATSIPOPOULO CRETE GREECE under the names: IRIS, LYDIA, LATO, ANTHIA, FRINI, XENIA, AKTIS, ASTEROPE, IDILI, REA, MELITI, VERA, FEDRA, NEFELI. They are all super-stylish, all different to each other.

Manolis Kalergis purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Manolis Kalergis chose Atsipopoulo

Because this property is really adorable. Not only the quiet village atmosphere but also the kind friendly people living there. Climate is dry and healthy for asthma and more. Old houses coming of the past, here and there.

Most of the houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel concentrated on them the Venetian art, the oriental opulence as well as Cretan tradition. Atsipolpoulo is a very interesting village. The houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel on them concentrated Venetian art, oriental opulence and Cretan tradition.

The strategic importance of the village gave rise to many battles during the Ottoman occupation and to its eventual destruction by the Turks in 1866; many villagers earned a reputation in this period as brave warriors. The village was also the birthplace of several important men of letters, such as G. Chortatsis, author of the Cretan Renaissance dramas The Sacrifice of Abraham and Erophili.

To this day Atsipopoulo remains one of the most beautiful villages on Crete, not least because the inhabitants were quick to realise the value of its architectural features.

These have been respected, preserved and made such good use of that the village retains the appearance and grandeur of Venetian times.

Visitors are sure to be enchanted by the neighbourhoods, with their courtyards and doorways bearing dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as by the village's churches and other buildings.

Accommodation, dining and entertainment facilities are all available. In short, visitors attracted to Atsipopoulo are guaranteed to leave the area as the finest ambassadors Cretan tourism could wish for.

What makes this apartment unique

-Feel at home.

-Exceptional design, Art paintings, sculpure, keramics everywhere.

-We personally offer free coffee, free fresh orange juice and treats every morning

-Easy access to the motorway for Crete's greatest - must see - attractions like Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge as well as boat-trips to Santorini island.

-Book with just 25% deposit. -Free Cancelation if your plans change.

-Free off-street parking

--Free high speed Wi-Fi access in all areas.

-Free toiletries

-Your room includes a fully equipped kitchen and a supermarket is available in a 2 minutes walking distance.

-Free barbeque in terrace with fantastic view. -Any time you need me, I am only a phone call away from you.


Atsipopoulo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We would like you to feel comfortable, like it is your home and at the same time we would like you to treat the space, as you would do at your home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New stylish bathroom that will loosen up your tired mind and body, and will isolate you away from stress. There are bathrobes, towels, toiletries, hairdryer etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , a bedroom with a big double COCOMAT bed and matress.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
-Free off-street parking just outside the building. -Free safe in your room. -Free, high-speed Wi-Fi access in all areas -Free relax-spots with sunchairs -Free bathrob -pool-towels -Free toiletries -Filitsa will personally offer free tea - coffee etc. every morning while giving you all information that will make you feel like a local


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NEFELI - Tranquility – harmony – design – culture - fun
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Crete was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous stay at Calergi hotel apartments in Atsipopolou near Rethymnon. The apartments, public areas and facilities were exactly as described in the property details. Manolis and Felitsa are great hosts who made our stay even more enjoyable with little extras and pieces of advice. It is a very relaxed atmosphere. The roof terrace is a real bonus, it is a massive open space with far reaching views and we spent evenings with a glass of wine watching the moon and stars and far off views.It was a good central base to explore the Rethymnon area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wunderschöne 12 Tage!

  • 5 of 5

Gleich vorweg, bei Filitas und Manolis fühlt man sich wohl, ganz ungezwungen, familiär und immer ist für einen netten Plausch Zeit. Die Zimmer wie die ganze Anlage ist sehr liebevoll gestaltet.

Wir haben uns auch sehr oft auf der Dachterasse aufgehalten und unser Essen bei Kerzenlicht und Wein genossen.

Sehr schön und lecker fanden wir persönlich die Möglichkeit uns morgens Café, Yoghurt und leckere süße Kuchen zu holen!!

Alles in allem hatten wir sehr schöne erholsame Tage.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Our location in ATSIPOPOULO village, 6 minutes drive from the charming town of Rethymno is great because:

1. Restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets only a few steps away.

2. Only 6 min from Rethymno, it offers all village advantages plus all city charm and fun.

3.Thanks to location in the center of Crete, most attractions and the best island beaches are accessible.

Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries , supermarkets only a few steps away. Narrow streets, kind friendly people, peacefull atmosphere around us. Atsipolpoulo is a very interesting village. The houses have a unique beauty with patios, arched doors, roofs and terraces. You can feel on them concentrated Venetian art, oriental opulence and Cretan tradition. Just 5 min. drive from our hotel, in a beautiful natural setting there is a Tennis court overlooking the Cretan Sea. Always available to rent for 7 euro/hour. Several marvelous beaches with pure nature and crystal water nearby.

After all, RETHYMNO, the small fabulous city, 6 min drive far is waitting for you, offering great gastronomy, lovely sightseeng and plenty of FUN.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.