ABELOS VILLA

Roustika, Rethymnon, Crete

63€
Accommodation Type Country cottage
Houses 2
Capacity 10
Open All year

At the rural village of Roustica, 20 kms away from Rethymno, there are two charming houses that invite you to relax and enjoy a stay with your family or friends in a green context full of flowers in blossom where absolute calmness prevails. Eleni will welcome you with warmth in a family ambiance with the pool to supplement your vacations.

The two houses are close one to the other and have been in the property of Eleni’s family since 1810. They have been exceptionally renovated with respect to local architecture and have been decorated with taste. The authentic parts have been preserved and make these houses unique.

A beautiful garden of a 2,500 m2 size, green and full of flowers in bloom, exceptionally preserved, prevails in the estate where there is a huge pool, common for both houses, in a space beautifully organized with sun beds, umbrellas and a small fridge. Thus there will be beautiful moments to be shared by everyone.

In the garden, trees, Cretan herbs (thyme, oregano, coriander, etc), a vegetable garden and a barbeque area are at your disposal. You can also have a drink under the shady trees…

In every house, you will find the basics for preparing your first breakfast as well as olive oil and olives (homemade), fresh eggs, salt, pepper, spices of all sorts, crackers, coffee, sugar, tea, and flour.
Horse Riding Hiking Stay & Harvest Cuisine lessons

Guest Inn Opinion

Absolute calmness, tradition and wholehearted hospitality at the Ambelos charming houses. An ideal starting point to explore this truly authentic region and visit the south coast of Crete and the mountainous part of Rethymnon.

Facilities

Swimming Pool
Garden
Pets allowed
Table d'hôtes
Baby cot & high chair free of charge
Cleaning service once a week
WiFi
Private parking
Towels & sheets included

Spoken Languages

English

Customer Reviews

Ghislaine L. / France / June, 2017
We had a wonderful stay in ABELOS VILLA, we stayed in the "smaller" house which isn't small at all. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bahrooms, which more than we are use to in our own house !! The beds are very comfortable, and we had great sleep. The kitchen is fully equiped, food and drinks were waiting for us at our arrival !! And most of all the hosts are the nicest persons we met during our stay, and it is very well known that people from Crete are all very nice. Eleni cooked for us several meals, and we got the taste specialties of the island, they also showed us how to make our own cheese. Our only regret is that our stay was too short. If we get to come again in Crete some day, we will definitly come to ABELLOS VILLA. The house is very well situated, and it is easy and fast to go to the south and north part of the island :-)

Fabien C. / France / June, 2017
I stayed there with my twin daughters (16) and my son (10). We enjoyed the house with 3 different bedrooms (two double and two single beds), the equipment of the kitchen, the terrasse and the very nice swimming pool area. Unfortunately before our arrival some occupants with a dog stained all the nice white cushions around the swimming pool and even damaged some of them. Also, in the two bedrooms upstairs some insects/animals decided to live between the roof and the ceiling making a lot of noise at night when we were trying to sleep. It seems this already happened in the past when I mentioned this to Eleni and her husband who are very friendly and available by the way. This place was close to perfection and I hope these slights unpleasantnesses will be fixed for the next visitors.

Lionel S. / France / June, 2017
It was a very nice stay. We appriciate a lot the house, the garden and the swimming pool. Eleni was a very kind host with many attentions for us. Thank you!!

Danielle R. / France / September, 2013
Nous voulions redécouvrir une Crête proche des Crétois. Notre séjour à Abelos Villa, a été exactement ce que nous désirions. Eleni, nous a donné beaucoup de son temps, avec énormément d'humanité et de gentillesse. Elle nous a fait découvrir des lieux magnifiques, avec recherches, et en tenant compte de notre désir de découverte.

Patrice T. / France / September, 2012
Nous avons été absolument enchanté par notre séjour à Abelos villa.La propriétaire Eleni nous a accueilli chaleureusement et la maison était parfaite avec ce magnifique jardin et cette piscine immense. tout était bien équipé avec du vin des fruits le nécessaire pour le petit déjeuner etc... Eleni est revenu nous voir pour s'assurer que tout allait bien et elle nous a préparé un repas le premier soir et le dernier soir!. Cette générosité et cette gentillesse nous l'avons retrouvé tout au long de notre séjour avec les crétois que nous avons rencontré. Nous n' hésiterons pas à faire connaitre votre site a nos amis et à notre entourage afin qu'ils profitent de ce beau pays et de ces habitants si accueillants.

MM K. / France / September, 2012
Nous avons été enchanté de notre séjour en Grèce. La propriétaire du gite s'est révélé une véritable hôtesse.  Elle a tout fait pour que notre séjour à Abelos soit agréable et nous faire découvrir la Crète.

Sophie L. / France / June, 2012
Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour ; le lieu, l'accueil, tout était parfait. Nous recommandons chaudement votre site à nos amis.

Renée T. / Suisse / July, 2011
Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour à la villa Abelos.  L’accueil par Mme  Heleni a été remarquable, avec une grande hospitalité et une grande disponibilité.  La villa était très confortable, parfaitement équipée, bien située, dans le calme et dans une belle région.  Nous avons beaucoup apprécié et pouvons chaleureusement recommander ce lieu de séjour.

Access Information

From Irakleion: Follow the direction for Rethymnon: 100 km, 2h00 approx. Pass Rethymnon, without entering the city, and follow the direction for the villages Atsipopoulo, Prines, Gonia, Aghios Andreas, Aghios Kostantions and Roustika. From Hania: Follow the National Road for Rethymnon and Irakleio. Before arriving to Rethymnon, take right towards Atsipopoulo and continue for Prines, Gonia, Aghios Andreas, Aghios Kostantinos and Roustika (90 km, 2h00 approx.) The Charming Houses Abelos are at about 300m from the central road and there are signs leading there.


Distances

Shops
3.0 km
Village
200 m
Sea Sports
8.0 km
Lake
17.0 km
Archaeological Site
8.0 km
Museum
1000 m
Closest Airport
67.0 km
Closest Port
51.0 km
Diving
17.0 km
Canyon
6.0 km
Bike riding
10.0 km
Height
375 m
Beach
10.0 km
Horseback Riding
21.0 km
Hiking
3.0 km

Calculate your itinerary

First Villa (×1 ) 65 m2

Max Persons: 4
Max Adults: 4
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Air Condition
Fully equipped kitchen
Fridge
Bathroom with a tub
Toilet with shower
Balcony
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Mountain
View to Plain
Radio-CD Player
Hair dryer
1 Double bed
2 single beds
Sitting room
Dining room
Kettle/Water Boiler
Coffee machine
Microwave
Oven
Washing machine
Dish washer
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron
View garden

Second Villa (×1 ) 100 m2

Max Persons: 6
Max Adults: 6
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Air Condition
Fully equipped kitchen
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Mountain
View to Plain
Radio-CD Player
Hair dryer
2 single beds
2 double beds
Sitting room
Dining room
Kettle/Water Boiler
Coffee machine
Microwave
Oven
Hotplates
Washing machine
Dish washer
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron
View garden

Ride horses by the sea, lakes or in the countryside along with qualified guides. The horse riding centers are located at the guest houses or at a maximum distance of 10 km
Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Share our owners' love for their land, and participate to the annual harvest of the farm
Our owners will share and teach you the secrets of the local cuisine. Taste the delicious Greek traditional recipies.

From the houses:

Homemade Cretan organic meals cooked by the owner

Vegetable garden (with bio tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers) available to customers

Participation in agricultural activities such as collecting olives, sheep shearing

Traditional cooking classes by the owner

Bicycles and massage upon request

 

In the surrounding area:

Hiking on marked trails (3 km away)

Horse riding centre in Georgioupolis (10 km)

Folklore Museum in Roustika

Traditional cheese diary 150m from the village square

Monastery of Prophitis Ilias

The beaches of Plakias, Rodakino, Preveli

In Roustika, there are many local fiestas from the end of May till the end of June for ‘Koura”, the shearing of sheep, where all the village residents are invited

The same happens with grape-harvest in September and with the olive picking from the end of November

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