A few kilometers outside Rethymno, in the
village of Atsipopoulo, you will see the
construction of a guesthouse, Villa "Myrtia",
sister villa of "Elia".
The owners have respected the traditional architecture of Crete
and have used indigenous materials such as stone and wood.
They await you to experience the Cretan hospitality,
as well as pleasurable moments of relaxation and serenityHistory
The village of Atsipopoulo is
strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the
Turks. The houses are closely built to each other
and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need.
residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected
and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional
look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its
neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the
through the side streets, you will find yourselves under Venetian
galleries and arches. The stone-built houses on whose front doors they
can make out dates from the 17th and 18th centuries
impress you. Most of them have cobbled yards with a well in them. The
interior is dominated by arches and therefore they are known by this
So, in this graphic village, in one such garden, a stone
guesthouse was built, "Myrtia".
Villa represents this traditional architecture. The visitor will enjoy
the tranquility and be able to relax, even though it is located in the
middle of the village.
It is situated 5 kilometers west of Rethymno at an
altitude of 160 m. Its permanent residents are 2.500 (as recorded in
2001). It is built almost in the center of Northern Crete
and is only 85 Kilometers from the Heraklion airport and 70 Kilometers
away from the one in Hania.
It is only 4 Kilometers from the nearest beach and only 10 kilometers
to the west you will find the extensive beach of Episkopi.
only a few meters way, you will be convenienced by the services offered
in the two taverns and supermarkets available.