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ASTEROPE - Stylish and sweet in the heart of Crete

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Get away from the beaten track. FRINI 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 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.

-AFTER the reservation is accepted, I will email you all necessary information how to get to the apartment and will also request some travel details from you to plan the check in.

-I WILL PROVIDE a personal meeting for check in as well as personal support during the whole stay.

KEYS will be handed to you directly on arrival.

THE STUDIO SLEEPS 3 persons.

THE STUDIO CONSISTS OF: 1 quality double (Cocomat) queen bed, a fully equiped kitchenette, AC, flat-screen TV, veranda with outdoor furniture and a beautiful bathroom (towels provided). 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, 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).

-2 seat dining table, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining area.

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

-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 box in the room.

-Free bathrobe, slippers, pool-towels.

-Free toiletries.

-Free coffee & local pastries/sweets every morning.

-Free BBQ on the rooftop.

-Studio size: 34 m²

ME AND MY GUESTS:

- 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.

- Activities in RETHYMNO:

- “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

-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.

-RETHYMNO:

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

Recomended places in Rethymno:

1. RESTAURANTS:

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

2. BEST BEACHES:

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)

GET AROUND:

-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.

OTHER:

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

Owner
Manolis Kalergis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Manolis Kalergis

My name is Manolis. I am 36 years old, born in Rethymno, Crete and I have graduated on Business Administration at the University of Luton, UK.

My small private business is specialized in accommodating guests in fully equipped luxury holiday apartments and studios in Atsipopoulo, Rethymno.

I love sports and traveling.

I will be happy to be your host, together with my mother (architect) and father (physician).

I will personally welcome you and I will do my best to make you feel like a local during your holidays.

-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 studio in 1985

Why Manolis Kalergis chose Crete

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 studio unique

-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.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
CHANIA
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
VERSUS
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
CHANIA
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
NATIONAL ROAD
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
MANOLIS TAVERNA
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
RETHYMNO

-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.

Atsipopoulo village, in the Municipality of Nikiforos Fokas, is situated 5km SE of Rethymnon at an altitude of 160m.

Its existence is first testified in 1182, in the document which divided Crete up among twelve Byzantine nobles, whereby Atsipopoulo was assigned to the Chortatsis clan, a noble family of military tradition. It is also mentioned by Barozzi in 1577, by Kastrofilakas in 1583 and by Vasilikatas in 1630. In the Egyptian administration's census of 1834 it is referred to as Prines and Atsipopoulo, comprising 130 families.

By 1881 Atsipopoulo was the seat of the municipality of the same name, with approximately 850 inhabitants. In 1900 it is mentioned as having a population of 885, while by 1920 it had lent its name to a community of 684 people.

Atsipopoulo now has 973 inhabitants and lies within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Nikiforos Fokas.

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.

-MANY OLD BYZANTINE CHURCHES WITH WALL PAINTINGS TO VISIT IN OUR AREA

Amenities

Atsipopoulo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 BIG DOUBLE BED 1 single sofa-bed 1 baby-cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
-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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Great welcoming and great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed both Manolis and his mother, they were truly hospitable.

They helped us in many different ways and were great with suggestions, ideas and dos and don'ts.

If we return to the area we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Appartement délicieux, décoré avec goût et romantisme, au calme, à deux pas de Réthymnon.

On apprécie sa petite terrasse privative, ses solariums sur les toits, sa piscine, la possibilité de petit déjeuner royal.

Les propriétaires sont aux petits soins, et de précieux conseils.

Un endroit idéal pour se repose, ou pour rayonner en Crète.

Delicious apartment, tastefully and romanticaly decorated , in the peace, just a 2 or 3 miles from Réthymnon.

We appreciate its small privative terrace, its solariums on roofs, its swimming pool, the possibility of having royal breakfast .

The owners lavish attention, and of invaluable advice.

An ideal place for rests, or to shine in Crete.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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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.