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Villa Despoina

Villa Despina is a recently built two storey building with 4 bedrooms located 1 km from the villages of Asomatos and Lefkogia in the mountainous area of southern Crete. The villa has can accommodate up to 12 people and has a pool with a children's pool, sauna, hydro-massage, barbecue and playground for children

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Facilities - Inside the villa

The open plan ground floor has a living room with a double sofa bed, satellite ΤV and radio/CD player. Also the living room is equipped with a firing place. Leading off this there is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, the sauna and hydro-massage. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin bed, two bathrooms, one with a corner bath/shower/WC and washing machine, and one with a shower/WC.

On the first floor there are a further two bedrooms, each with one double bed and a single bed and a further two showers/WC. All of the bedrooms open up to either a balcony or a sun terrace with patio furniture offering a variety of views over the magnificent surrounding countryside - the Kourtaliotis gorge, all the way to the sea. All bedrooms have air conditioning for extra local charge, two of them have a TV and three come with a little fridge. For cooler spells the house is also equipped with central heating for extra local charge.

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Garden, Pool, BBQ, Playground, External Area

The villa has a pool with a children's pool, barbecue, playground for children and can accommodate up to 12 people in about 180 m2 of living space, built in a 10000 m2 plot, with hundreds of olive and fruit trees and other vegetation.

No other buildings exist for about 300 meters.

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Taverna

Villa Despina is close to the traditional Taverna of Despoina. Same owners, same quality! The food is homemade and the ingredients are homegrown. This facility will accompany your accomodation, if you wish, and although your privacy is our priority we offer the option to socialize, eat, drink and feel Crete all over.

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Facilities - Inside the villa

The villa is a two storey building, with the kitchen and the livingroom upstairs on the first floor and at the groundfloor there are the 4 bedrooms. Two of them have sea and mountain view and the third only mountain view.

Leading from the living room to the south, there is a spacious terrace with stunning views to the Preveli Monastery and to Plakias, Damnoni, Souda and Frangokastello, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. At the north side there is another terrace with mountain view. The downstairs balcony has a big place for relaxing as well, as well as enjoying the view to the beach and the mountains.

There is a barbeque at the yard and a big garden for games outside.

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Asomatos - Our Village

Asomatos is a small village of about 150 permanent citizens and is about 27 km far away from the city of Rethymnon, southern of the Rethymnon county and belongs to St. Vasileios Municipal.

The villa has about 180 m2 of living space, built in a 10000 m2 plot, with hundreds of olive and fruit trees and other vegetation. No other buildings exist for about 300 meters. Α car is essential.

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Rethymno

Rethymnon, a city of approximately 40,000 people, is the capital of Rethymnon Prefecture in the island of Crete, Greece. It was built in antiquity ancient Rhithymna and Arsinoe, even though it has never been a competitive Minoan center. It was, however, strong enough to mint its own coins and maintain a mild urban growth. One of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town with two dolphins in a circle.

Today's old town is almost entirely built by Venetians. It is one of the best preserved old towns in Greece.

The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbor and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia today houses the information office of the ministry of culture. The big municipal gardens are ideal for those in search of shade and tranquillity. Throughout the year various activities are organized which draw a large crowd. The Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival is held on 7-8th of November, in memory of the destruction of Arkadi Monastery.

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Activities in Crete

Crete offers a big range of activities for both sport lovers, nature friends and relaxing visitors. The sport activities are endless varing between Water sports to Horse riding, Cycling, Climbing and Scuba Diving.

Nature lovers will appreciate the gorges, rivers, walks and day trips to magestic natural places. Discover Crete with a Jeep Safari or just get the Boat from Gialia to some of the best beaches and palm forests in the Mediterranean. But if this is not enough you will appreciate the nearby rivers, churches and archeological sites.

Coastal Beaches of South Crete

Sports in Crete

Climbing

The area provides quality climbing sets for the lovers of height.

Water Sports

Enjoy water sports and take advantage of our summer breazes for windsurfing and sailing.

Scuba diving

Register with our local diving school and discover the magestic beauty of our deep waters.

Horse riding

Horse Riding lessons and free rides are offered within the Olive farms or along the Beach under the guidance of professionals. www.cretehorseriding.com

Walkers and Cyclists

Walkers and cyclists follow the routes and feel FREE within the unlimited nature.

Jeep Safari

Meet the wild nature of South Crete with an organized Jeep Safari!

Gorge Exploration

Pass in many different ways all of the astonishing gorges of the Area.

Giallia

Welcome to Giallia...

-The island of the first European civilization (Minoans).

-The southest part of Europe

-The place where visitors are being protected by Gods

-The area where the princess Europe fell in love with Zeus

Welcome to the Phoinix perfecture. Leave behind all these that stress you and leave your myth, be part of the history.

Conquer the area or leave yourself to be conquered by it.

Discover the many aspects of our area, meet all the different view of nature in every corner. Find out about the secrets of the Cretans for long living, the olive oil, cheeses, fruits but also the smile and the joy of life.

The medditeranen climate will fill you with positive energy through the wide light from the sun during the day. You may admire the colours of the horizon during the sun set.. and when the night comes, filled with stars, the shine Cretan sky is magestic. The endless stars from the sky seem to be jellous and try to dive to the crystal waters of the bay.

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Villa Despoina's location

Villa Despoina is located at the village of Assomatos within olive trees and the near the river of Preveli.

From Hraklion

Take the national highway to Rethymon. Don't enter the city of Rethymnon, continue to Chania, take the exit and follow the road to Spili.

Before passing Spili, turn right to Koxare and follow the signs to Assomatos Village.

From Chania

Take the national highway to Rethymnon. Don't enter Rethymnon, take the exit to Spili.

Then as previously stated.

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Distances

Find the distances to the main airports, ports, cities and attractions.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information

Rethymno 27 km
Airport Heraklion 107 km
Airport Chania 90 km
Ammoudi Beach 2 km
Shinaria Beach 3 km
Preveli Beach 5 km
Damnoni Beach 5 km
Plakias Beach 6 km