Beyond just a three-bedroom house, Villa Sofia, a.k.a. The Architect's Stone Home, is an immaculately restored 19th-century dwelling offering travelers an all-in-one architectural, historical and cultural experience. It is a playful and experimental renovation characterised by a modern - minimalist aesthetic. Boasting a patio space with a small pool and a spacious veranda overlooking the Leuka Ori mountains, this property is ideal for groups of up to eight people.
“Beautiful renovated stone house in the middle of a lovely small village. All modern luxury things are available in this house , in real it’s even better than the photo’s It is 100 mtrs away from a nice small minimarket with bread and fresh stuff. 3 fine restaurants at 300 mtrs The Location is great, nearest beach a 10 minute’s drive to Petres a small beach with free sunbeds and parasol, 10 minute’s drive to Rethymnon a must see town. Manolis is a super host , communication was great we met him on the day we arrived and he was so flexible that we were allowed to bring our luggage while he was still cleaning the apartment. He gave us good tips about nice beaches (in the south 40 min drive) mountain villages and nice restaurants in the region. Later on we communicated via WhatsApp what made it very easy for extra info. If you stay in this magnificent house ,don't forget to visit Giannikos Taverna, and if you like fish , make a reservation a day before you want to eat, for a surprise fish of the day treat.”
The apartment is fully furnished and suitable for any type of tourism, whether professional or leisure.
“The house is located on a main street, perfect for those who want to be in the city and want to have quick access to the university (which is why we chose it). In the old town you are within a ten minute walk. The neighborhood has a mini market and a large market. It is very close to the bus station and not even a 5 minute walk. The house inside provides you with everything (towels, sheets, shampoo / shower gel, multi-cooker, supplies (coffee, sugar, oil etc), dishes, glasses. Very clean and comfortable mattress and good pillows! Maria was very helpful with us) , and whatever help / clarification we needed we were responding to the city quickly. I definitely recommend it!”
Villa with Private Swimming Pool, beautiful Garden and large terrace with BBQ; can accommodate 5+ people in its 2 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms. Located in the quiet, traditional village of Prines, 10 minutes away from the center of Rethymnon.
“Anastassia and George are some of the most hospitable people we met during our two weeks in Greece. They meet you, help you settle, answer all your questions, and provide you with a homemade meal (traditional pasta dish, fruits, vegetables, even some wine!), and then keep in touch every day just to make sure everything is OK. The house is spacious with a well-stocked kitchen and comfortable, air-conditioned bedrooms. The best part is the outside area –– the pool, big patio with outdoor kitchen, even a full bathroom. Most of the time we spent at the house was actually spent outside. The house comes with a parking spot –– not a small thing in the village with narrow streets. Fifty steps from the house is Giannikos Taverna. The owner, Giannikos (pronounced Yannkios or Yanni, for short), is a national treasure! Our advice is to have a meal there first, and then measure all other eateries on Crete against the food Yanni serves. Fourth-generation traditional cooking!”