Mountains & Beaches
Beautiful stone built Villa with space for 5 persons / 2 bathrooms with a wonderful garden & outside area.
The Villa combines the Cretan tradition with Venetian architecture, offers privacy and is the ideal place for those seeking a quiet holiday, in a traditional property, in an area of natural beauty. from here you can explore southern Crete with its fantastic beaches like Komos, Matala, Red Beach, the archaeological site of Phaistos or Gortina, the amazing gorges and hiking trails ...
This peaceful location can become your springboard for exploring the historical sites and places of unique beauty in the area. You can choose between staying in and relaxing around the pool, hopping off on a few minutes drive to the world famous archaeological site of Phaistos, or enjoying the wonderful golden-sand beaches of Komos, Matala and Kalamaki. The serenity of the environment, the dry and healthy climate of the area as well as the local food specialities guarantee an unforgettable stay.
On the northeastern side of Villa is a tower, which consists of the ground floor with an area of 34 square meters and the first floor with the same area. Entrance to the floor is made by a stone external staircase. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, a WC, 2 tables and one sofa bed. The first floor has a master bedroom with a double bed, a wardrobe and a TV with satellite connection and a laptop desk. In the other room there are two single beds, a WC, a counter and a fridge.
The surrounding area of Villa consists of the garden (on the southeastern side) which has fruit trees, herbs and lawn. While on the northwest side there is a large courtyard used as a parking, a bakery and some other rooms. The entire surrounding area is fenced with a stone wall. The garden is one of the most beautiful parts of Villa and offers a sense of tranquility and relaxation.
The villa comes with central heating, air-conditioning, TV, DVD player, music sound system, telephone and kitchen appliances.
The large front yard (400 m2) with a traditional outdoor barbecue oven offers peace and tranquility under the trees and its flowers. The back yard is a perfect place for breakfast.
Villa Venetico is an ideal holiday home, where you can appreciate the natural beauty of the island of Crete in an unspoiled setting far from the mass tourist centers.
The picturesque village of Faneromeni near the traditional Cretan village of Vori, is a quiet village with unlimited mountain and sea views. The Villa Venetico is located in Faneromeni village, in south central Crete (Messara region), near Mires and Timbaki towns, and a couple of kilometres from the village of Vori.
The place is very quiet, and you will find everything for your stay within a couple of kilometres (supermarkets, traditional markets, health centre, pharmacy, banks, etc.) in Mires and Timbaki, approximately 8km from the villa. The village is very close to the antiquities of Phaistos, Holy Trinity and Gortyn, which every traveler should visit. Also known seaside locations are Matala, Komos, Kalamaki, Kokkinos Pirgos and Agia Galini.
Hiking and walking paths to the Psiloritis and Asterousia mountains, beautiful gorges and plateaus and plains.
Authentic village life
In Faneromeni you will find a warm hospitality, traditional atmosphere, Cretan tradition, village life, pure flavor, and rich flora and fauna.
Discover South Crete
The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow, wrote Nikos Kazantzakis
The area of Phaistos, with its famous ancient excavations Minoan palace of Phaistos, Agia Triada or Gortina are waitimg for you.
Sightseeing, archaeological sites and beaches
The Villa was built on ruins of a Venetian defensive tower who builted during the period twelfhundretfour - sixteenhundretsixtynine AD.
Reports of these ruins as well as the village of Faneromeni exist in the books of two travelers of Crete, C.Rochfort Scott (1834) and Joseph Hatzidakis (1881). During the Cretan revolutions the tower was burned repeatedly. In 1897 our grandfather bought the tower. The last tower building was in 1923, a date that is engraved on the main entrance. In 1940 the tower-house was captured by the Germans and used for 4 years as an aviator residence. Since 2007, the tower has been refurbished in order not to alter its shape and the main materials are stone and wood.