Located in Panormo, Rethymno on the island of Crete, this detached vacation home is 43.5 km from Heraklion. The property is 9.7 km from Balí and features views of the sea.
Rodialos is an attempt to concentrate all of Crete’s qualities into a uniquely alternative holiday. Our priority is the environment and its protection. We offer the fridge stocked with local food for breakfast as part of the price. Organic Cretan cuisine seminars can also be arranged.
The house is built in harmony with the landscape and reflects the beauty of the Minoan era. Materials are traditional and natural: Stone, earth, marble, wood. The paints used are also naturally sourced, like those on Byzantine art, with colours inspired by the surrounding pallete and Minoan paintings.
The geometrical shape of Rodialos, the many entrances, the view from all the windows to the landscape and the sea, make the inhabitants feel that they live indoors and outdoors simultaneously, as the life of Greeks is mostly in the open.
The house can comfortably accommodate up to ten people and provides all contemporary and necessary comforts.
There are four spacious bedrooms (one of them en suite, another with two hobs and a fridge) that can accommodate up to eight guests. Two more beds in an isolated side of the living room can be used for an afternoon nap or to accommodate two extra guests.
There are three bathrooms covered with white marble and two kitchens fully equiped.
Linen is changed and the house cleaned twice a week. Organic cretan food for breakfast will be waiting in the fridge.
The wide dining room, the living room, the terrace and the veranda can accommodate numerous guests for symposia, dinners and parties according to the season and the weather.
A laundry room is situated next to one of the bathrooms and a big compost heap in the field for recycling residual waste.
We offer either the whole Villa or parts of it as the schedule of the house permits us to share it, in two independent apartments, for 2 at to 4 persons each. Please communicate with us if you would prefer to rent just a part of the house.
We accept animals.
Other things to note
We are new to Airbnb but have been hosting paying guests for many years. If you would like to see some reviews we have a few on Tripadvisor. If you would like to book a seminar in organic Cretan cuisine please contact us. Mary has been teaching for many years and has an intimate knowledge of the culinary history of Crete.
- The nightly tariff is based on 8 people staying in High Season with breakfast. Extra guests will be charged at €25/night. During Low Season the basic rate for 8 guests is €260 with breakfast.
I am a theatre director and actor living in Athens with my wife Katerina. I manage "Rodialos" house in Crete for my mother-in-law, Mary Fragaki, who will host you with true Cretan warmth and gastronomic hospitality!