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Entire villa hosted by Kostas

  1. 12 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 5.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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**Discount Offer** On July 15 a wildfire occurred in the south of Crete, the area of Melampes village. The fire went behind the villa without damaging the property or affecting the views. The only remnants of the fire are the burned landscapes behind the villa. The surrounding area consisted of the small shrubs & did not pose a serious risk to the villa during the fire. There was landscaping done to clean up burned areas. The photos from 52-66, taken July 31st, depict current state of the villa.

The space
Melampes a luxury 440 sqm 5 bedroom 6.5 bathroom & 2 kitchen villa is suitable for 10 guests. Additional 2 guests can be accommodated in a rollaway bed if required. It includes daily cleaning & grocery shopping, and a property supervisor available during your stay. The villa is fully secluded with amenities: infinity swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and hammam. The villa has a panoramic view of the Libyan sea and is located 4.8kms or 10 minute drive to the beach of Agios Georgios and another 15 minutes drive from the local resort area of Agia Galini full of amenities.

What Etouri loves about the villa: It is completely secluded which is perfect for an adult only trip or honeymooners, you have daily services available during your stay if you wish to opt out from car rental. South of Crete is known for the cleanest and one of a kind beaches due to its still largely undisturbed nature.


Ground Floor & Outdoor

As you enter through the front door of the villa, Melampes opens up to a spacious, contemporary, open plan living room area with 3 comfortable sofas and a fireplace. Wide panel patio glass doors lead to the infinity style pool and sunken hot tub overlooking stunning panoramic sea views. The kitchen is located on the ground floor to the right of the entrance. A simple modern full appliance kitchen with the breakfast table allows for self-serving during the stay. Kitchen patio doors lead to the covered outdoor seating, natural solid wood dining table for 10 guests, and spectacular views over the pool, sea and mountains.

The outdoor amenities include:
- Infinity style 50sqm walk in heated pool with depth ranging from 0,90m - 1,40m. The heating of the pool will cost an additional charge and can be used only for the entire duration of the stay.
- Poolside shower
- Sunken hot tub seating 4 located poolside
- 6 sun beds and a cabana for 2 people surrounding the pool under pergola.
- Outdoor dining table under a pergola for 10 guests ideal for al fresco meals or private dining experience.
- Outdoor gas range with 3 rings, sink and gas BBQ

Following the kitchen corridor there are 3 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1
Located on the ground floor, sea and mountain views are seen through the large patio doors that lead to a shared veranda. Includes a Queen size bed (1,80 x 2,00) can also be separated to create 2 singles (0,90x 2,00) upon prior request. Bathroom is shared with bedroom 2 located on the same floor.

Bedroom 2
With two single beds (0,90x 2,00), this ground floor bedroom has patio doors to the shared veranda and benefits from sea and mountain views. Bathroom is shared with bedroom 1 located on the same floor.

Bedroom 3
The final ground floor ensuite bedroom has a Queen size bed (1,80 x 2,00) that can be separated to create 2 singles (0,90x 2,00) upon prior request. Patio doors open onto the shared veranda and offer the same seamless views.

Upper level

Bedroom 4
The upper floor is dedicated to the spacious extravagant master bedroom and its large ensuite bathroom. The bedroom has sea and mountain views from the window and through patio doors includes 3 private balcony areas. The custom sized 2.00 x 2.00 bed can be made into 2 singles ( 1.00 x 2.00) if required.

Lower Level

Bedroom 5
The final ensuite bedroom is located on the lower floor. Its Queen bed (1,80 X 2,00) can be separated and made into 2 single beds (0,90 x 2,00), upon request.

-2 extra beds are available. Each is a folding bed can be set up in either of the master bedrooms ( 1 in each) or within the lower floor open plan living space.

-All bedrooms feature air conditioning, vanity units and ample wardrobe space

The lower floor area is a large open plan space consisting of a kitchen and 2 separate sofa seating areas - one next to the kitchen and the second by the bedroom. The main living area includes a Smart TV and Games Console , the perfect playroom space and the ideal spot for a movie night. A separate communal WC is located in this area.

A seating area has patio doors leading to a veranda and a separate laundry room with washing machine and utilities. This space can easily be separated from the main kitchen and playroom with bi fold doors for additional privacy.

The lower floor includes a sauna, hammam and massage table available with a dedicated glass shower stall.

Villa Melampes is approved by the Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management".

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Sea view
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Private outdoor pool - available seasonally, open 24 hours, heated
Private hot tub - available all year, open 24 hours
Private sauna
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Where you’ll be

Melampes, Greece

Located on Rethymno’s south coast, between Agia Galini and Agios Pavlos, and a few minutes drive from the village of Melampes, the villa is a great spot for anyone who wants to experience true Crete and really get away from it all. South Crete is known for its unspoiled landscape and this is certainly what you will experience in the area surrounding Villa Melampes.

The village of Melampes has a small mini market for essential items and within a short 15 minute journey you will reach Agia Galini, the charming fishing village and resort. Agia Galini has all the amenities you need during your stay, including supermarkets, bakery, pharmacy, cafes, tavernas and shops, all sprinkled within the charming narrow streets and harbour area.

The area around the villa is totally natural and quiet, so you will be able to relax and feel “away from it all” from the moment you arrive. It is the perfect location if you wish to stay away from the tourist areas of Crete. If you like to explore, the villa is a great base from which to discover the unique natural environment of inland Crete. Explore villages, interact with the locals, find taverns with real Cretan cuisine and discover some totally isolated beaches!

Additionally, the well known village of Spili is around 23kms away. The picturesque mountain village has cafes, tavernas and a pretty square famous for its lion's head fountains. It is also well known for its handcrafted goods.

The town of Rethymno is within an hour's drive. Famous for its beautiful Venetian and Turkish Architecture, the old town is truly beautiful to explore. Rethymno Fortress stands as the proud protector of the town which is home to fabulous restaurants, shops, cafes and museums.

The closest beach to the villa is Agios Georgios, just a 10 minute drive away. The beach consists of 2 wonderful pebbly bays, and has a taverna. The beach is good for swimming nearly all year round and has beautiful clear waters. You can also stroll in the Cretan countryside and walk to the old Monastery of St. George with its sloped church walls and old frescoes.

The famous sand dunes’ beach of Agios Pavlos is also nearby and is considered among one of the best in Crete. The waters are very inviting for a swim and the area offers relative seclusion and privacy offered by the coves around the beaches. There is also a taverna at Agios Pavlos.

Exploring the coastline between Agios Georgios beach and Agios Pavlos, you will find small hidden bays and stretches of beach waiting for you.

Other local beaches that are well worth a visit are:

Triopetra Beach - two wide sandy beaches, separated by a small peninsula. At the edge of the peninsula, in the sea, three majestic rocks rise. Triopetra is named after these rocks, since it means “Three Rocks”. On the beach there are a few rooms and taverns, and umbrellas are offered.

Ligres is a secluded, beautiful, sandy beach with a nudist area right at its end. Very nearby there are taverns where you can taste fresh fish of the area and local meals. Do not forget to visit the neighbouring Agia Fotia beach with its small tavern on the water.

Agia Galini has 2 stretches of sand and pebble beach and offers a good swimming opportunity if you are visiting.

Preveli beach is a beautiful sandy beach famous for its palm trees. Here, the mouth of the river Kourtaliotis empties into the sea. Stroll up the side of the river to discover the true beauty of Preveli - amazing rock pools in which to take a refreshing dip! Park just before Preveli Monastery (also worth a visit) and follow the track down to the beach. It is a 15 minute walk downhill - don’t forget you also need to walk back up!

Matala beach is located at the exit of a small valley, which forms a large enclosed bay with great views of Paximadia Island. The bay is fine shingle and has crystal clear deep water. The beach is very well organised with umbrellas, toilets, showers and tavernas and cafes.

A little further afield but well worth the journey, the beaches of “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Souda” and “Plakias" are simply beautiful. All are organized and have tavernas or a cafe. Crete is a magical island , just waiting to be discovered.

Hosted by Kostas

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ETOURI is located in 8 I. Petichaki Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

The founder - Kostas Vasilakis, who studied Economics and Marketing, got involved with the vacation rental industry 10 years ago since his father built one of the first holiday villas in Crete. Immediately he understood that conventional vacation rental agencies were focusing more on increasing the number of bookings by adding more villas in their portfolio than helping the owner of each villa to operate better or guests to have truly great experiences. He started ETOURI and made goal of his life to make this company DIFFERENT. A company with first priority: the 5 star reviews - totally satisfied guests and not the number of bookings - with believing in his philosophy that the success and having higher number of bookings will follow if we spend time for our guests and assist them to make even one day of their holidays better. Kostas invented many aspects of managing vacation rentals, creating methods and procedures and now he is considered one of the pioneers in the business.

ETOURI operates as a vacation rental management company providing more than just an accommodation service. A team of consultants check the villas, guide the owners and create experiences with a wide range of services according to the needs of every individual guest.
ETOURI has the full management of all the vacation rentals that it represents, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located. Along we have a list of exclusive services to provide a complete holiday experience on top of our support and concierge service.
The past 10 years, ETOURI has been established as the industry standard in Crete due to its early adoption of innovative methods of promotion and introduction of exclusive customer services. ETOURI has built a network of partners, customers and tools that elevated its flexibility, productivity and results in the industry. ETOURI’s success opened the road to other individuals and companies to approach its methods and overall develop and upgrade the complete industry in Crete.
Today it goes one step further by creating the “Holiday Advisor” concierge service with:
- 24 hr phone service available during the stay
- using a phone at the villa
- like the reception desk in hotels, plus more online tools such as “login page” for travellers and villa owners to offer easier customer experience and much more to come…
ETOURI is located in 8 I. Petichaki Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

The founder - Kostas Vasilakis, who studied Economics and Mar…

During your stay

Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and you will have your personal holiday advisor who will be fully responsible for the success of your holidays. We will welcome you in the villa upon arrival regardless of the arrival time, even if it is late at night. Additionally during your stay you have full disposal to the Holiday Advisor Team (who is available for you from 09:30 to 21:30 and 24/7 in case of an emergency) by email, mobile or landline (VOIP) phone in the villa which is directly connected to our office (like a room connected to the reception desk of a hotel), for any kind of:
- Questions for the house or area
- Suggestions and making bookings for local restaurants, attractions and activities
- Assistance in arranging services such as private chef, boat trips, transfers, massages and many more
Our goal is to be there for you and help you get the best out of your holidays!
Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and you will have your personal holiday advisor who will be fully responsible for the succes…

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm

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