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  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi


“Restored house in the centre of charming village, with pool”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Shower Rooms 2
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 7m x 3m
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 148
Car Hire Essential
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 2.5km, Koumbes,
Tavernas 150m/ 2 min walk
Mini Market 150m/ 2min walk
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 65km / 1hr
Ferry Port Heraklion 87km / 1hr 15mins
Ferry Port, Rethymnon 5.5kms/10mins
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Cooking Utensils
Nespresso* Machine
Working Fireplace
Key Safe
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Rental Rate
Per Night From
£139 £99

Villa Kamara, Atsipopoulo, Rethmynon

This beautifully restored village house (known locally as Villa Abrakamus) successfully marries such key features as original stone arches, which span the cool and traditionally furnished living area, with a super smart and  entirely up to date kitchen. Both areas open onto the handsome furnished stone pool deck with stricking views towards Rethymon and the sea. It's a pleasant wander through the narrow streets to a choice of tavernas and local shops and a 5 minutes drive to the sea.



A lovely old venetian village, all houses in Astipopoulos were built facing inwards to form a wall for protection, an architecture which is a delight to discover today with all its arches and narrow streets. Amongst the streets are all the coveniences of a real village, with grocery shops, banks, churches and tavernas. 5 kms west of the more humdrum Rethymnon, Astipopoulos is well placed for discovering a large area of Crete. The closest beach is a sandy cove just 2. 5 kms away to the west of Rethymnon.


Outside Villa Kamara

Swimming Pool - private , tiled 7m x 3m, with ladder  entry. 

Poolside  terrace - tiled sun terrace, furnished with sun beds & umbrellas

Covered dining terrace - dining table and chairs

Poolside BBQ - purpose built BBQ

First floor balcony - beautiful views towards Rethymnon and the sea.


Ground Floor Villa Kamara

Open Plan Living Room

 Sitting area - 2  cretan sofas , LCD sat TV (restricted English  channels) and DVD.windows with pool view. Air con unit.

 Dining area - Solid wood table and chairs, french  doors to covered terrace.

Kitchen - Steel worktop with  fitted cupboards above and below, double sink unit, 4 ring gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, breakfast table and chairs.  French doors to covered poolside dining area.  

Cloakroom - WC, hand basin.


First Floor Villa Kamara

Double bedroom 1, ensuite shower room -  1 double bed, french doors to upper sea view terrace. Shower, hand basin, WC. Air con Unit

Double bedroom 2 -  1  double bed, french doors to upper sea view terrace. Air Con unit

Twin bedroom 3 - 2 twin beds , windows to sea view, french doors to rear terrace. View of alleyways.  Air Con Unit

Snug - Sofa,  french doors to rear balcony.

Family bathroom - Corner bath with hand held shower attachment, double hand basin, W.C.



Your Villa will be prepared for you on arrival with fresh bath and hand towels, beds will be made up.  

For stays of 7 nights or more - bed linen and towels are changed every 7 nights.


Welcome pack - You will find in the fridge a welcome pack with drinks and snacks.


Wifi - free


Parking - There is space for two cars to park at the entrance to the property. 

EOT No. 1012454

Villa Kamara, Crete Latest review - Villa Kamara, Crete
Home from Home
"Home from home"
John & family - Sep 2019
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
  • Chris - Operations Director
  • Paul - Managing Director
  • CJ - Finance Director
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
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Minimum 5 nights
Any day arrival
Instant Book

Price is the total accommodation price.
Our price also includes:

24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)
Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)
Payments required to confirm
  • 30% Required to Confirm your booking
  • Balance Due 8 weeks before Check-In
  • If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm
  • 24Hr Hold, No Charge, No Obligation
Villa Kamara, Crete Latest review - Villa Kamara, Crete
Home from Home
"Home from home"
John & family - Sep 2019
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Beach 2.5km, Koumbes,
Tavernas 150m/ 2 min walk
Mini Market 150m/ 2min walk
Car Hire Essential
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 65km / 1hr
Ferry Port Heraklion 87km / 1hr 15mins
Ferry Port, Rethymnon 5.5kms/10mins
Location of Villa Kamara
Rethymnon, Crete

It would be tempting to simply enjoy the delights of sun, sea and the gently shelving sand that stretches for 13 km east  from Rethymon's Old Town but it would be a tragedy not to brush off the sand and head for the tangle of Venetian and Turkish buildings that line its narrow streets.

Eventually you will arrive at the charming harbour where tavernas and cafes ring the waterfront. Soft hues of the ancient Venetian buildings  reflect in splinters of colour between the bobbing fishing boats and when day turns to night, the sea virtually sparkles with light. 

...More about Rethymnon »

Google Maps & Earth images Please note:
We try to get the map location of our Villas as accurate as possible, but sometimes it may not be possible to show the precise location. In addition, Google earth images are not live and may have been captured some months/years previous.
So please only use this map as a guide, please free to call us if you have any questions.

Floor plans
Not to scale, for general guidance only, if you have specific questions/concerns about the layout of the property then please call us on 01789 297705.

John & family
Home from Home
"Home from home"
Pia B & friends
Nice holidays
"We had a nice holiday in Crete. The pool is great. The approach is not easy, since the streets are very narrow. If you have problems, you can contact the team and get a quick answer and help. We really enjoyed the time."
The O Neal Family
Loved our stay
"We loved our stay here! The house is lovely and the pool is fabulous. We swam several times every day! There was ample space for our group of 5 and we enjoyed being able to spread out to various spaces around the property (kitchen, living room, poolside, etc). What really made our stay amazing though was the incredible kindness of the hosts. They were quick to respond to questions and neighbors periodically popped in to bring us treats (cookies, fresh figs, etc) or communicate about the house (ask if the pool cleaner could come in, tell us we could check out late, etc). I messaged when the cleaning woman forgot to leave fresh towels and they were dropped off within the hour! We felt so well taken care of during our entire stay. The town where the house is located is absolutely adorable. We could easily walk to restaurants, coffee shops and a grocery store and it was only a short drive to beaches and more touristy things in Rethymno. The people in town were very friendly, waving and greeting us as we walked to dinner each night. I highly recommend staying here!!!"
Wonderful !
"Lovely villa. Local people delightful. Food excellent. Pool wonderful. Peaceful. Car trips to gorgeous beaches. Local amenities ideal. Great holiday. Very relaxing and felt very much living in a traditional village. Thanks so much"
Breathtaking sea views
"My friends and I stayed in the villa in June and had a fantastic time. The views were breathtaking. We enjoyed using the outside space and having dinner outside. The kitchen is really well equipped. There is a supermarket about a 3 minute walk down the road and a fantastic bakery where we got breakfast every morning. We can't wait to come back to the villa again. "
Brilliant Villa !
"Three of my friends and I stayed in this villa on a girls holiday in May and had the BEST time. The villa is brilliant value for what you pay, having the pool, the balconies and all the communal space is incredible for how much you pay. With the super market so close by, e barely needed to leave the villa! I couldn't recommend this villa more if you are looking for a chilled out holiday with friends or family, great views from the pool too. They are also really helpful with booking taxis, we found it tricky as we spoke no Greek, so we were very grateful for the help!"
Best Location
"Excellent Villa, great location and it is a building with amazing character. Couldn't fault it. Me and my family loved our stay."
Martin Wood
Beautiful Alternative to a standard holiday villa
"This is a beautifully converted village house full of character in a quiet location not far from the town. The pool and views from the terrace are particularly lovely. The house is located at the top of a steep narrow lane with winding alleyways that lead down into the village. There is a lovely coffee shop at the bottom of the lane and a couple of tavernas, a bar and a take away Pizza/Soulaki restaurants in the village. Watching the thousands of swooping housemartins that fly into roost every evening on the wires around the village was a particular highlight. Its a great alternative to a standard holiday villa in a non touristy village"
Great Sea Views
"We were a group of six persons and really enjoyed our stay! The kitchen is equipped very well, the pool and the sea views are great. Communication and check-in were very uncomplicated, everybody was very friendly. We would definitely go there again"
The Schirlbauer Family
A true gem!
"A true gem! This villa is fantastic. We love the village of Atsipopolou where the villa is located, so many amenities including several coffee shops, grocery, bakeries, pharmacy and tavernas. The outdoor space of the villa simply can not be beat the pool is fantastic and clean and over looks the sea and mountains. The inside of the villa is charming and authentic and offered everything we wanted and needed. We visited with two small children and high chair, cot where provided plus there was a stair gate at the top of the steps so everything was very comfortable and safe. Communication with host in excellent. We had a couple concerns throughout the holiday and they always emailed back quickly and helped us. Highly recommend. "
The Degn Family
Really nice place
"Really nice place. Fantastic view and very nice pool area. The town has a supermarket, two bakerys and a few restaurants. The bus leaves for Rethymno all days every 1-1 1/2 hour. It is often late though. Diane is reachable and easy to communicate with. The house was in perfect order and very clean."
Andre & friends
wonderful house
"It was a very pleasant stay, wonderful house and quiet area- we fell in love with the place. Diane was always very helpful”"
David and Family
Wonderful place!
"Wonderful place! The house is architecturally stunning. It is so close to the market and bakery. Easy to cook. Wonderful pool. Air conditioner was great although we hardly needed it. We enjoyed exploring Rethymno, the outdoor market, the fortress and the town. We loved our hike at Preveli beach and the Palm tree trail. We enjoyed the Raki, chocolates and other gifts left for us in the refrigerator. Thank you so much for contributing to our fantastic vacation! We highly recommend this exceptional house"
Ophelie and Romain
"All was perfect and we will recommend your location to our friends :)"
Fantastic villa and location !
"Thanks for making your beautiful house available for our stay. We enjoyed it very much. "
Calm paradise!
"Calm paradise! We very much enjoyed our stay, the house offers anything, is very clean, has a perfectly equipped kitchen, amazing poool with sea views and is in close reach to Rethymnon. It was only the two of us but the place offers enough space for a family (or two) or three couples. We'll definitely be back with friends!”"
2019 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 13/05
to 02/07
to 10/09
to 08/10
to 31/12

 - Group B B

Hyundai I10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group C C

Citroen C3, Nissan Micra 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group D D

Peugeot 208, Hyundai Accent 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group E E

Hyundai Matrix, Peugeot 308, Nissan Note 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group F F

Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr (Soft Top)/similar - 4 seats 


 - Group F2 F2

Daihatsu Terios 4x4 1600cc 4 dr (Air Cond/Hard Top)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group G G

Minibus Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlino  (inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar - 7 seats


 - Group G2 G2

Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy (Air Cond)/similar - 9 seats


 - Group H H

Automatic Citroen C3, Hyundai i20 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group H2 H2

Automatic Nissan Juke, Toyota Auris (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I I Cabriolet. Peugeot 207 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 2 seats£420£476£546£476£420

 - Group K K

 Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 2008 (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


Prices for 7 days hire

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Greece 2019: from Crete to Mykonos, our ultimate guide

The Sunday Times, January 27 2019

Hidden beaches, blue seas and a soporific pace of life: there’s still nowhere better for that revitalising escape. Sean Newsom has an island for every taste

If you’re on your own, focus on a single area: Peatfield recommends the Venetian town of Rethymnon, which is within day-trip distance of Knossos and the south. Freelance Holidays has a week at Kamara, an elegant three-bedroom village house in Atsipopoulo


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