Villa Venetico stone retreat with garden
The Villa Venetico with a total area (1.228 m2) is located in Faneromeni village (62km from the Heraklion), in south-central Crete (Messara region), near Mires (6km), Timbaki towns (7km), and from the village of Vori (3km). The whole Villa is built made of stone with a two-story tower for 5 persons / 2 bathrooms with a wonderful garden & outside area.
The Villa combines the Cretan tradition with Venetian architecture, offers privacy, and is the ideal stone retreat for those seeking a quiet holiday, in a traditional property, in an area of natural beauty. From Villa Venetico you can explore southern Crete with its fantastic beaches like Komos (14km), Matala (16km), Red Beach (10km), Afrathias Beach (9km), Kali Limenes Beach (24km), Kalamaki Beach (13km) and the archaeological site of Phaistos (6km) or Gortyna (14km), the amazing gorges and hiking trails …
The tower house of the Villa Venetico has been built on the ruins of a Venetian defensive tower built during the period 1204 AD. Reports of these ruins as well as the village of Faneromeni exist in the books of two travelers of Crete, Joseph Hadjidakis in 1881 and Charles Rochfort Scott in 1834. The last tower building was built in 1923, a date that is engraved on the main entrance. In 1940 the tower- house was captured by the Germans and used for 4 years as an aviator residence.
This peaceful location can become your springboard for exploring the historical sites and places of unique beauty in the area. You can choose between staying in and relaxing. Also hopping off on a few minute’s drive to the world-famous archaeological site of Phaistos, or enjoying the wonderful golden-sand beaches of Komos, Matala, and Kalamaki. The serenity of the environment, the dry and healthy climate of the area as well as the local food specialties guarantee an unforgettable stay.
On the northeastern side of Villa with a total area (1.228 m2) there is one two-story tower, which consists of the ground floor with an area (40 m2) and the first floor with an area (34 m2). The entrance to the floor is made by a stone external staircase.
The amenities of the two-story tower for the ground floor and first floor
GROUND FLOOR 40m2
1 Single bed
Case for luggage
1 Fire extinguisher
2 Windows with mosquito nets
FIRST FLOOR 34m2
Counter with fridge
2 Single beds
1 Double bed
1 Baby bed
Cable TV and WFI
4 Windows with mosquito nets
1 Wooden garden table and 2 chairs
3 Sun loungers
1 Hammock chair
The outdoor space consists of a garden with the area (693 m2) with a natural orchard in the southeast of the Villas with various citrus fruit and deciduous trees such as oranges, mandarins, walnuts, pomegranate, loquat, citrus, citrus lemons, lemons, and different Cretan herbs. Also, the walnut on the northwest side offers shadow main summer months. The rest of the area on the northwest side consists of a large courtyard with the area (148 m2) with parking, an old stable, a traditional oven, a stone faucet, and a room with Cretan traditional tools with space (20 m2). The space with old Cretan traditional tools not been renovated yet. Also on the northeast side, there is a courtyard with the area (50 m2) connecting the rooms with the tower this place is perfect for breakfast. The entire surrounding area is fenced with a stone wall that surrounds the entire Villa. The orchard is the most beautiful part of Villas, watching the green grass of the lawn with trees that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.
You can take the baskets and cut fruit from all the trees from the garden depending on the season. Also in the garden will be found a vegetable garden with fresh vegetables.
The villa comes with, air-conditioning, cable TV and WFI, windows with mosquito nets, and kitchen appliances. The courtyard on the northwest side with the area (148m2) consists of a traditional oven that offers peace and tranquility under the trees and its flowers. The courtyard on the northeast side is a perfect place for breakfast. Villa Venetico is an ideal retreat home holiday, where you can appreciate the natural beauty of the island of Crete in an unspoiled setting far from the mass tourist centers.
The picturesque village of Faneromeni near the traditional Cretan village of Vori, is a quiet village with unlimited mountain and sea views. The place is very quiet, and you will find everything for your stay within a couple of kilometers (supermarkets, traditional markets, health centers, pharmacies, banks, etc.) in Mires (6km) and Timbaki (7km). The village is very close to the antiquities of Phaistos, Holy Trinity, and Gortyn, which every traveler should visit. Also, known seaside locations are Matala, Komos, Kalamaki, the Red Tower, and Agia Galini.