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A charming two-storey home in the heart of Rethymno's historic Old Town district, adjacent to the popular Rimondi Fountain. The property includes a private rooftop terrace that offers views to the castle of Fortezza. The central bus station of Rethymno and the popular swimming beach are within short walking distance. Air-conditioned throughout, this holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a home cinema with Netflix and high-speed Wi-Fi.
On the first level of the property you will find a spacious living room attached to a cosy balcony that oversees a picturesque alley. Right next to the first floor living room there is a large kitchen, equipped with a full-sized fridge and freezer, an oven with a stove top, a microwave, a water kettle, a French pre...A charming two-storey home in the heart of Rethymno's historic Old Town district, adjacent to the popular Rimondi Fountain. The property includes a private rooftop terrace that offers views to the castle of Fortezza. The central bus station of Rethymno and the popular swimming beach are within short walking distance. Air-conditioned throughout, this holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a home cinema with Netflix and high-speed Wi-Fi.
On the first level of the property you will find a spacious living room attached to a cosy balcony that oversees a picturesque alley. Right next to the first floor living room there is a large kitchen, equipped with a full-sized fridge and freezer, an oven with a stove top, a microwave, a water kettle, a French press cafetière, a coffee pod machine (Dolce Gusto), a blender for baby food, a dishwasher, cooking utensils and condiments. There is also a comfortable dining area for the whole family, an HDTV with a collection of DVDs and a sound system for your music. The first-floor bedroom comes with a comfortable king size bed. Across the bedroom you will find a bathroom that includes a walk-in shower and a clothes washer. In the hallway there is a sofa that can easily be converted into a double bed to accommodate additional guests (either two children or one adult).
The second-floor is essentially an independent penthouse, ideal for those sharing the residence with their extended family or friends but still wish to have their own space. The second-floor bedroom comes with a twin assortment of beds, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, a work desk and ample wardrobe space to hang your dresses and shirts. On the second-floor you will also find a private rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast, sunbathe in one of the loungers or have some wine under the stars, observing the castle of Fortezza in the horizon.
The property is situated in an authentic Greek neighbourhood, in the heart of Rethymno’s Old Town. Popular attractions near the property include the castle of Fortezza, the Venetian Harbour, the archaeological museum and the Modern Art Gallery. There are plenty of restaurants near the house, as well as a grocery store which stays open 7 days a week. A hair and nail salon can be found next door.
The strategic location of the property means you can go anywhere on foot, including Rethymno’s long sandy beach which has been awarded with the Blue Flag.
The central bus station of Rethymno (KTEL Rethymno) is just a 10-minute walk. If you are driving, there are free and paid parking options in the vicinity, subject to availability.
We offer complimentary toiletries, bath towels and 100% cotton bedding. All towels and bedding are washed in water that's at least 60°C/140°F between stays. A hairdryer is available, as well as a clothes iron and ironing board. A baby cot and a highchair are available on request. There is space to store a baby stroller at the hallway. As there are stairs leading from street level to the first floor living room, unfortunately this home is not suitable for individuals with reduced mobility. Guests can smoke in the balcony or the rooftop terrace but not inside.
Guests will have the entire property to themselves. The house has a private entrance and benefits from direct street access.
Our accommodation is licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ΜΗΤΕ1041K123K3030501
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
1 King1 Sofa2 Singles
2 Attached (ensuite)
Meet the host
Hosting since December 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Check-in is contactless. The keys are safely stored in a lockbox next to the entrance. We remain available by phone if you will need our assistance and we live nearby.
Old Town House is a comfortable spacious place to stay in the old town of Rethymno. It is family run and friendly, we enjoyed having an aperitive on the roof terrace before going out and enjoying a meal in one of the many high quality eateries close by, I recommend.
Visited April 2023
Written 18 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Arne Martin M
House with soul in the middle of Old town.
I have no problem recommend this apartment to anybody. We had anything we needed and more. Thanks Nick and your lovely wife for a warm welcome, hope to see you again someday :-) And thanks to Valantis for your informative e-mails before our arrival.
Visited July 2019
Written 14 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
York, United Kingdom12 contributions
Very comfortable and well-equipped apartment right in the centre
We had a lovely week in this comfortable apartment. Everything we needed was provided and the welcome by Anna and Nick was excellent. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2019
Written 3 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excellent accommodation in Rethymnon old town
We spent just under 2 weeks in this superb property, conveniently located in the old town....a short walk from everything. This is a quality rental, fully equipped, and spotlessly clean and comfortable. There’s a balcony overlooking the street which is ideal for breakfast, and a roof terrace with table and chairs and sun loungers- shade if required- for quieter moments. We used the double bedroom; the bed was very comfortable and the bedding of good quality. There are fly screens on virtually all the windows- a real bonus at night. We found the booking process easy and efficient and arrangements for access simple. Anna and Nick welcomed us into the property and were available, if required, to answer any queries via a landline provided in the rental. A range of everything was provided including washing liquids and powders, shampoos and shower gels, toilet and kitchen rolls and grocery basics....Anna had thought of everything to get you going! Homemade cinnamon cookies welcomed us too...delicious! We would unreservedly recommend this property. You get what you see. We had a lovely stay in Rethymnon. If you want to be car free, there’s plenty to do, right on your doorstep, and an efficient public bus service.Thank you Anna and Nick for a memorable holiday.
Visited June 2019
Written 20 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Can’t beat this!!!!!!!!
FABULOUS!! Anna (host) welcomed us so warmly, gave detailed information re what we needed to know re the house, fabulous house, fabulous location, fabulous ambience and equipped with all you need and more, fabulous public transport to many scenic options nearby, fabulous shops, eating options. This holiday experience faultless!!
It can’t get better than this!!!!!!!!!
Visited October 2018
Written 26 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dimitri van D
Shanghai, China6 contributions
Perfect stay !!
We stayed for one week in this very spacy appartment in downtown rethymno.
Welcomed by the host with good explanation of the facility. Travelled with a family of 5 and that worked out great. You are in the middle of the touristic zone but if you close the door it is all silent in the house.
We would definitely like to come back in the future.
Free parking is a few minutes walk if you come by car. We arranged paid parking for a week around the corner which was very convenient.
Compliments to the great hosts of this house !!!
Visited August 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Littlehampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
Best ever letting!
This house can sleep six but my friend and I rented it between us at the end of October 2017. This is the best property I have ever rented. It was spotlessly clean, the location was brilliant and the owner’s parents who manage it were unbelievably kind, helpful and friendly.
Visited October 2017
Written 8 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Worthing, United Kingdom17 contributions
We have just got back from a fabulous 5 days in this lovely house in Rethymnon.
Mr and Mrs Gasparis were there to meet us and gave us such a warm welcome. The house is situated in the centre of the old town and just steps away from everything. The house is very comfortable and contains everything you will need for your stay. Rethymnon is a very vibrant, safe and interesting place to be and people are so friendly there. I can't rate the house and the owners highly enough. Wish I could give 10 stars.
Visited October 2017
Written 29 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The most perfect place in Greece
There are not enough words to tell you how wonderful and prefect this house was. I want to go back and live there. It was centrally located, you can walk everywhere. There were 3 of us and was more than enough room as it would easily accommodate 6. The owners were beyond amazing and made it seamless. I think we made friends for life. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Crete. We will definitely go back, many times! The location, the people, the food, the restaurants, the wines and ouzo were all perfect.I have traveled alot and this is by far is my favorite. If you have never been to Greece, this is the place you want to be.
Visited September 2017
Written 3 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Borehamwood, United Kingdom11 contributions
Home from home with wonderful weather and view.
Loved my week long stay in this lovely apartment in old town Rethymno. In the midst of everything, a short walk to the beach and everything you could want in an apartment. Anna and Nikki were so nice and friendly, Nikki was still nice to us even
when we got lost in the town when we arrived and he had to come out and find us.
I have just a couple of little suggestions that would make this rental even more perfect. A full length mirror somewhere would be so helpful but again I must reiterate that I am nitpicking. Also could the instructions for getting to the apartment be revised so that if you are coming from Heraklion airport you know where to leave the motorway and perhaps if possible a little more detail to find the car park. We got terribly confused on our way in and we have driven abroad quite a lot before so that would be a great help.
It was lovely to sit on the balcony in the morning with coffee and watch the town waking up and coming to life, and to sit up on the roof terrace, particularly in the evening as the sun was coming down and watch the fort in the distance. The beautiful little streets in the old town lend themselves so well to meandering around just soaking up the atmosphere, and it's not distance at all to walk to the fort.
We found our favourite restaurant on the way to the fort - Vassilis,-lovely food and delightful, friendly people. We also enjoyed a lovely meal Loggia, which we stumbled upon down a little 'alley'(6 E. Fotaki Str.).
All in all really lovely holiday made so enjoyable by a lovely place to stay and a wonderful friendly welcome from Anna and Nikki, Thank you so much.
Visited September 2017
Written 13 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
This holiday home is located in the heart of Rethymno's Old Town. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, museums and shops in the vicinity. The swimming beach is just a short walking distance from the property.
You will be staying in a very central location near the beach, making it easy to get around anywhere on foot. If you wish to visit Chania or Heraklio, a regular bus service is available. Buses in Crete are airconditioned and some even have WiFi. It is also possible to rent a car and park in the surrounding area for free (subject to availability) or for a fee, in a secure parking lot.
Car not needed
How to get there
The most convenient way to reach the house from Heraklio Airport (HER) or Chania Airport (CHQ) is by using the public bus service. A bus trip from either airport takes roughly 90 minutes. A bus ticket costs about €8 per person, one way. The central bus station of Rethymno (KTEL Rethymno) is just a 10-minute walk from the house.
If you plan on renting a car upon landing, you may find free (subject to availability) and paid parking options in the surrounding area.
You can also take a taxi from either airport to the house – the ride would take about 1 hour. Tell the driver to drop you off outside Fortezza Hotel as it's the closest stop to the property.
There is a web service called ‘Hoppa’ through which you can book an airport shuttle bus operated by private tour companies. Choose Fortezza Hotel in Rethymno as your dropoff point.
Fishing spots availableWatersports
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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