The Villa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002924501.
Villa Satra is a 190 sq. m two-story stone built villa, located on one of the highest spots of the village offering views on the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area.
The villa was formally an oil factory built in 19 century and in 1949 it was converted to a residence with the addition of the first floor. Now it has been fully renovated (2012) and transformed into a comfortable villa with combination of the modern and traditional style.
It can accommodate 8 people in beds and up to 10 people.
Entering the villa on the ground floor, the living room area provides a complete entertainment area, as the TV corner has a DVD player, satellite TV and WiFi connection.
The fully equipped kitchen has all the essentials (such as electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster and washing machine).
There is also a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower on the ground floor.
On the first floor there are three more bedrooms, two with double bed and one with two single beds. This floor has two bathrooms and one is an en-suite bathroom with a double room.
All the interiors are cosy and tastefully decorated with wooden and iron furniture, elegant drapery and curios. Comfortable sofas and big dining tables in both indoor and outdoor areas guarantee relaxed summer evenings.
Outdoor area of the villa has a big garden with barbecue facilities and a traditional wood oven, parking area and a 40 sq. m private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas.
In a lower level there is a large fenced plot of land which has vegetable gardens and fruits trees which you can enjoy with your meals!
|Swimming pool (40 sqm)||Fenced|
|Removable fence for pool||Sun Umbrellas/Sunbeds|
|Charcoal BBQ||Dining table|
|Free WiFi Internet||Safe|
|Washing machine||Iron / Board|
|Hairdryer||First aid kit|
|Fridge / Freezer||4ring Stove / Oven|
|Espresso / Filter Coffee machine||Toaster / Kettle / Mixer|
|Complete dishes & utensils||Dinning Table|
The renaissance town of Rethymno. A historic location where you may find many museums, food and entertainment. (Official website)
The Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion town. The biggest airport in Crete serving domestic and international flights. EasyJet has flights to this airport as well. (Official website)
The international airport in Chania is the second largest on the island and has exclusive Ryanair flights. (Official website)
The closest beach to the villa is the “Stavromenos” & “Sfakaki” area of the long sandy beach of Rethymno which starts from the town and ends in Skaleta area.
CONTACT – INFORMATION
Open from Tuesday till Sunday, 10:00 -18:00. Free Entrance
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
Tel. and fax: 28340 92501
One of the most historical places in Crete, well worth to visit it!
A village with great pottery and great traditional taverns as well.
Visit the village of Melidoni and the homonymous Cave of Melidoni which is located approximately 1,800 meters northwest of the homonym village of Mylopotamos, at an altitude of 220 m and on the south side of Kouloukonas Mountain.
A town that you can find everything you might need such as shops, taverns and supermarkets.
On the foothills of Psiloritis Mountain.
On of the most traditional villages in Crete.
Explore the neighbourhood
Our villa is located in central Crete in Eleftherna village giving you the advantage to combine mountain and sea. You can make a tour of the villages around or visit some of the most well known beaches on the north coast. The village of Eleftherna is well known because of the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna and has about 400 inhabitants today. The surrounding area is quiet, a place where you can relax and feel “away from it all”. The village has one traditional tavern, a few traditional cafes and a mini market!
Discover the history
The Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is worth a visit for discovering and feeling the ancient history of the area.
It is the first museum inside an archaeological site in Crete, as it is located next to the archaeological site of Eleftherna. The three halls of the museum host the whole history of Eleftherna from 3000 BC to 1300 AD with everyday objects and artworks. It is a modern building opened in 2016, approximately 1,800 sq.m. which together with the surrounding area occupies 3 acres and remotely resembles ark that emerges from the earth, gazing Ida (Psiloritis).
It is divided into two wings with the right one on the ground floor for hosting the guards - ticketing area and the Study Centre in the left area of the exhibition halls of the museum. The architectural project was designed on a human scale, related to the natural environment, while at the same time as modern edifice is absolutely distinct and recognizable of the era in which it was created.
The large surrounding area in front of the museum features gardens and tree planting small parking for people with disabilities and especially paved surfaces with special provisions. In large wide in space on the east side of the museum has formed a natural outdoor theater for the holding of events and for the enjoyment of nature. Everywhere there are trees, plants and herbs typical of the Cretan flora from antiquity to the present day which is also the perfect atmosphere to walk around.
Discover the history
Eleftherna (Greek: Ελεύθερνα), also called Apollonia, was an ancient city-state in Crete, which lay 25 km southeast of Rethymno. Archaeologists excavated the site, located on a narrow northern spur of Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete.
The site is about 1 km south of todays Eleftherna, in the current municipality of Rethymno. It flourished from the Dark Ages of Greece’s early history until Byzantine times. The city was founded by the Dorians in the 9th century BC. Current archaeological evidence shows that Eleftherna was one of Crete’s most important ancient cities, a capital city of the Geometric and Archaic periods – that is, the periods when the Homeric poems were disseminated and recorded in writing. According to tradition, the city was named after Eleutheras, one of the Kouretes, who protected the infant Zeus by beating upon their bronze shields thus preventing his father Cronus from hearing his cries and devouring him.
Since 1985 The University of Crete makes systematic excavations each summer and the findings so far are many and impressive. The discovery of a double tomb over 2,700 years old which hid more than 3,000 sheets of gold and the first depiction of the bee as a goddess is one of the most important excavations.
Enjoy crystal water beaches in Crete
The closest beaches to the villa that we suggest you to visit are: The long sandy beach of Rethymno in Stavromenos area which is 12 km away from the villa. The sandy beach of Panormo village on your way to Heraklion which is 22 km away. The sandy beach of Episkopi village which is 38 km away in your way to Chania. According to the location of the villa, you have an advantage to visit the South coast of Crete where you can find some of the most amazing natural beaches of Crete like “Schnaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and "Preveli". The distance to the South coast is about one hour from the villa by car.
Sport, family or tourism activities available
There are numerous attractive hiking and cycling routes around the Villa. The European path E4 crosses the village passing through behind the building. The villa provides 4 mountain bicycles and light hiking equipment (batons) for free. Also visitors can easily explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna (which is a stones throw away), Arkadi (7km), Margarites (6km) the cave of Melidoni (22km), Zoniana (32km) and Anogia (37km). For adventure-seekers, you will be given the necessary information on the extreme activities available on the island.