The Downtown Studio


Entire rental unit hosted by Christina

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The Downtown Studio is recommended for those who wish to be close to the tourist attractions of Rethymno, but want to taste the experience like a local and also to enjoy beach and nightlife! No big hotels, no wrist bands, no all-inclusive binds to tie you down! Mix with the locals and discover all these hidden spots that make holidays more adventurous and unique!

The space
Located in the most privileged quarter of the town (literally 50 meters from Neratze Mosque), The Downtown Studio is the absolute combination of a romantic escape with nightlife in an one space apartment.
It is particularly suitable for guests who love the vibes of downtown living, as the area is a nightlife attraction, especially at weekends.
The cozy studio apartment boosts a lively private balcony overlooking the cobbled pedestrian district. This beautiful authentic area is popular for its “rakadika” (local cafes serving traditional Raki and food), which you'll find all around.
As we love traveling ourselves and because traveling is sharing, we did our best to provide guests from all around the world with a decent, warm, friendly and comfortable place for their escape.
The Downtown Studio has wooden windows with shutters and is filled with natural light all day long. Additionally, it is equipped with all necessary amenities, including WiFi, a/c, hi-fi system, a petite private bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries and finally a kitchenette with everything necessary, plus complimentary coffee and tea, even extra virgin olive oil from our very own olive grove!
Enjoy immediate access to everything the city has to offer: beaches, sightseeing, dining, shopping, socializing with the locals and then, allow yourself to relax on the king size bed with the amazing new mattress and hypoallergenic pillows we have chosen for you!!

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What this place offers

Resort view
Free street parking
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Rethymno, Greece

Take advantage of the prime location and explore the Venetian Old Town of Rethymno! Feel the vibes of the narrow streets and the lively market just outside your doorstep. There are plenty of local bakeries, supermarkets, ATM machines, liquor stores, pharmacies, boutiques, shoe stores, restaurants and bars around. In our district every night is Friday night! Let the music lift your spirits way past midnight and enjoy carefree moments in the most lively neighborhood of the town.
Mikrasiaton Square (the heart of the historic center) across the street hosts various happenings and summer concerts. If you are lucky enough you can enjoy a folklore event for free!
There are street artists here and there, lovely cats stretching and purring in the alleys. If you are an early bird, you'll also see people visiting the churches and having the first coffee of the day shortly afterwards. And that's only the beginning!
What is more, The Downtown Studio is just a stone's throw on foot from the famous, longest, blue flag beach of Crete, which is sandy and where you can delight in the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea!
When it comes to sightseeing, you can easily walk to diverse masterpieces, such as:
- The Venetian Castle of Fortezza: 7min
- The Venetian harbour: 4min
- The Venetian Loggia: 3min
- The Historical-Folk Museum: just on the right of The Downtown Pent!
- The Neratze Mosque: just on the left of The Downtown Pent!
- The Guora Gate (Porta Guora): 3min
- The Museum of Contemporary Art: 2min
- Kara Musa Pasha Mosque: 5min
- The Turkish School: just accross the street!
- The Rimondi Foundain*: 2min
* Legend has it, that one drink from the Rimondi Fountain will make one fall in love with a native, which will keep one in the town forever. This is just for you to know, so that you can't tell I did not warn you...
Additionally, having the opportunity of living in the old town, you can anytime choose to go for a refreshing walk either along the palm tree-lined beach front road or the less crowded coastal road with dramatic views of the Fortezza Castle.

Hosted by Christina

  1. Joined in December 2015
  • 118 Reviews
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Welcome to my home! My name is Christina, I'm Marcus mum and I'm a native of Rethymno. The streets of this beautiful small spot near the south corner of Europe, have always been home to me. Because I love traveling so much I have studied Tourism Administration, but since life is full of surprises, I have been working in the marketing department of a publishing company for two decades, having the pleasure to cooperate with incredible, fun and talented people everyday. However, I remain an avid traveler at heart and I could not help getting involved with the AirBnB experience, since the best part of traveling is sharing. So, with great love and passion I have remodeled my childhood home to welcome you, the other travelers of the world, to my place. Should you choose to stay at The Downtown, I will be more than ready to recommend nearby gems to eat or drink at, things you can do or I can leave you to your own devices as giving people privacy is one of the keys to being a great host.
Welcome to my home! My name is Christina, I'm Marcus mum and I'm a native of Rethymno. The streets of this beautiful small spot near the south corner of Europe, have always been ho…

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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No pets
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