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.
Entertainment and Facilities
Two of the most renowned taverns of Rethymno are
found in the village.
The visitor can stroll along the picturesque alleys of the
village in the afternoon.
night, the city of Rethymno (only 5 Kilometers away), provides ample
entertainment and is famous for its nightlife especially.
Only 50 m from the villa, you will find a supermarket,
a bakery, a video club, a souvenir
shop and an ATM.
Myrtia villa measures 150 m2 and it consists of a ground floor
and a first floor. It can host 8 persons.
On the ground floor you will find the living area with a fireplace,
a kitchen and a dining area.
It also includes two bedrooms and a lavatory.
The top floor consists of two bedrooms, a lavatory and a
veranda with a view of the traditional village nearby.
All the rooms are air-conditioned.
* Living-room and lounge
* Satellite television with free channels
* CD Player and radio
* DVD player
* Table with six chairs and 2 stolls
* Completely equipped cooker
* Dishwasher and Clothes washer
* Baby cot
In the back yard of the villa, there is a parking space,
a portable barbecue and plenty of space for
children to play.
In front of the villa, there is a 30 m2 swimming pool
for your pleasure. Around the pool there are sun chairs,
umbrellas, tables and all this surrounded by flowerbeds.
For your convenience there are also table and chairs
under huge umbrellas where you can enjoy your breakfast or
lunch by the pool, surrounded by beautiful countryside.