Just like the rest of Crete, Rethymno is brimming with beauty.
From the Aegean to the Libyan sea, Rethymno stretches across mountains, villages, forests, and ruins, enchanting visitors. Rethymno town is scattered with remnants of its Venetian and Ottoman past, making it a rare pleasure to walk or cycle around Rethymno’s cobblestone streets, taking in the views and the architecture. Stop at a café to sip a coffee or a cocktail, have dinner by the seashore, and explore the many museums and art galleries.
As for beaches, you are really spoilt for choice—not to mention that it has some of the top sunset hot spots in Crete
If you are wondering where to stay while you discover Rethymno, you have some amazing choices. The villas we have chosen are stunning and display the best our island has to offer in terms of services and luxury.
Relax by the pool, have breakfast on the patio, and fix your eyes on the horizon where olive trees blend with the sea. That’s what Crete is all about.
Pools are great fun in the summer
Crete is surrounded by sea and Cretan beaches are second to none. Even so, it’s great to have a swimming pool to rest and relax when all you want to do is enjoy a lazy day. You can take a swim early in the morning to invigorate yourself or watch the sunset late in the afternoon while swimming in your pool.
In addition, kids love swimming pools and can spend all day there. They can dive, splash, and have fun in and around the swimming pool for hours.
Adults love swimming pools, too. Sometimes you simply can’t bring yourself to taking the car and driving to the nearest beach. A swimming pool is a perfect way to refresh during a hot day without any effort at all. Take a book, drink a glass of freshly squeezed juice, and enjoy everything that your Rethymno villa has to offer.
A swimming pool is also the ideal place for a hearty Cretan breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Take in the views, the scents of Cretan herbs, and the gentleness of the morning dew while sipping your morning coffee, or enjoy a candlelit dinner prepared by yourself or an experienced chef and sit around the pool to eat, talk, and laugh. The memories you build will stay with you forever.
Six Rethymno villas packed with swimming opportunities
If anything, you will find it hard to choose between the astonishing Rethymno villas that boast a swimming pool.
Have you ever stayed in a 600-year-old olive oil factory? If not, then your holidays in Crete are the perfect time to try something new is a historic building located in an olive oil factory. The painstaking renovation highlighted all the architectural features of the building and brought out its elegance and sophistication.
This unique holiday villa sleeps up to 12 people and has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms to comfortably accommodate couples, families, and groups of friends.
You get all the modern comforts, such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, barrels with local wine, and an oriental restroom.
As for the swimming pool, it’s 40 sq meters large and nestled behind high walls for maximum privacy. There is a BBQ area to prepare a delicious lunch or dinner, which you can then enjoy sitting by the pool. Sun lounges and endless views of the nearby sea and olive groves invite you to laze in the sun and enjoy the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you.
Stylish Casa Prasoul is the perfect hideaway for privacy and exclusivity. The villa has three en-suite bedrooms, an office, a gym, and a TV room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all amenities, including a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, freezer, microwave, filter coffee machine, and Nespresso machine.
The swimming pool sits snuggly in the inner courtyard. Guests only need to take a small step from the living areas to jump into the pool. The swimming pool area has a lounge with a sofa and cushions for maximum relaxation. The secluded features of the pool greatly add to its appeal.
Sitting on 4 acres of land, Villa Orizontes offers ample space for dazzling views. Located on the north Cretan shore, the villa sleeps 9 people in 4 bedrooms. It has 5 bathrooms, all modern comforts, and emanates serenity and elegant modernity throughout.
You get to enjoy two swimming pools. One is indoor and can be heated, making it perfect for cloudy days or to do your laps early in the morning.
The outside swimming pool is surrounded by terraces, sun lounges, and umbrellas as well as a gazebo for sitting and fine dining. A smaller, shallow swimming pool sits next to the main pool—perfect for children to safely splash in.
Plakias Sunset Villa
A brand new villa perched on a cliff on the southern shore of Crete, is close to secluded beaches overlooking the Libyan sea.
The villa sleeps 9 people and includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The modern kitchen is fully equipped for guests to prepare their meals and the villa offers all modern comfort such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
You will fall in love with the exterior areas: children can play on the playground situated next to the pool, while parents can laze around the swimming pool and take in the views across the hills and to the sea.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, Villa Barbera can accommodate larger groups, as it sleeps 11 people. Luxury and comfort are the name of the game here, from the kitchen and dining room to the elegant living spaces.
The villa even features a golf course and a tennis court. You get to enjoy your favorite sport in the middle of the Cretan countryside, among the expansive gardens that add depth and beauty to the whole land.
The elongated swimming pool is equipped with sunbeds and is great for after-sport relaxation. Children, families, and friends can sit around, play in the pool, splash, and swim while soaking in the sunshine and the spectacular views.
Villa White Grace
A modern mansion perched among olive groves, Villa White Grace is the epitome of luxury and comfort.
With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, large groups of up to 10 people can find the privacy and comfort they are looking for.
You have all the modern comforts in the kitchen, living areas, and bedrooms. Sophisticated and thoughtful touches, such as a home cinema with a projector screen, add extra exclusivity.
The swimming pool is directly accessed from the villa and sits atop gardens planted with local trees, plants, and herbs. The minimalist pool area allows the mind to rest and absorb the beauty of the surrounding area, the mountains, the sea, and the endless olive groves that gently hug the land.
It only takes a few moments to book your dream Rethymno villa. Whether on the north or south shore, you are sure to experience the breathtaking views of Crete that gently combine land and sea. The comfort of a swimming pool makes outdoor living a way of life.
Check out our special offer on Cretan villas and visit Rethumno for the most amazing family holidays in Crete. After living the Cretan experience, we are certain you will want to come back!
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