Villa Agapios

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3


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With serene living and sleeping spaces, a truly magnificent location with breathtaking sea views and gorgeous outdoor space, Villa Agapios is a very good choice for families or groups of friends wanting to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in Crete. The villa is very cleverly built into the hillside in a wonderful elevated position within walking distance of the charming village of Rodia. It is just twenty minutes from Crete’s capital city Heraklion where you can party or shop until you drop. With six bedrooms, the villa sleeps up to eleven guests in luxurious comfort.

Rodia is utterly charming with a pretty church, a handful of traditional Cretan tavernas, a few shops and spectacular views over the Gulf of Heraklion. One of the village tavernas sits next door to the villa, perfect for some delicious traditional specialities washed down with some local wine. The village is surrounded by countryside with fantastic hiking trails winding through rugged woodland such as Canyon Spiliotissa. Heraklion is a modern city offering an excellent range of amenities and fabulous restaurants. Heraklion Airport is just twenty minutes from the villa so you will be relaxing in your gorgeous retreat soon after landing. The famous Palace of Knosses is just a few miles from the villa and the phenomenal Phaistos Palace is also nearby. Villa Agapios is just ten minute’s drive from the sublime Ammoudara Beach and fifteen from the beautiful resort of Agia Pelagia.

Villa Agapios has been lovingly finished with great attention to detail. Its dazzling white exterior is very smart, sitting within gorgeous gardens brimming with fruit trees and colourful, fragrant flowers. Its looks like a shiny jewel proudly looking over the sea! The villa offers two living spaces on different levels making it the perfect choice for families. If children are tired at the end of a busy day, they can chill and watch a movie in one room while the adults cook and plan the next day’s activities in another.

The ground floor of the villa is home to an open plan living space with a cool, elegant living area centred around the feature fireplace. It also features a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining area. Doors open from here to a delightful, mature garden and the villa’s beautifully appointed pool terrace. The ground floor is also home to the first of five beautifully appointed bedrooms. It is a charming double with guests having use of an excellent family bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Upstairs, you will discover the second living area with its larger kitchen, comfy corner sofa arrangement and doors that lead to a delightful balcony, the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks while watching the sun go down. The kitchen enjoys all the appliances you could wish for and is very sociable so that the cooks can have company while they prepare a feast. Here, you will also find the master bedroom suite with its luxury linens, ensuite bathroom and balcony.

The second floor is home to another four bedrooms, three doubles and one set up as a single but with a bed that can be transformed into a double on request. There is another beautiful, fully tiled family bathroom with a bath and shower attachment to share. One bedroom enjoys an unusual shape and like all of the beds in the villa, its sumptuous kingsize bed is beautifully dressed with crisp cottons and a quality bedspread. Guests enjoy access to a furnished balcony, a lovely spot for a peaceful read of your holiday book. There are wraparound balconies to the first and second floors so most of the rooms enjoy access to a balcony or terrace. On top of the villa is a rooftop area, perfect for enjoying the impressive sea views and surrounding mountainous scenery.

The villa’s outside spaces are beautiful with splendid mature gardens offering a tranquil oasis far away from the crowds. The swimming pool is stunning with glass panels on the edge of the terrace so that your views are not interrupted. The pool and jacuzzi overlook the gorgeous blue sea below which forms a delightful blue collage against the sky. Surrounding the pool are quality loungers and lounge seating as well as two popular egg chairs. The built-in barbecue can be used for delicious alfresco feasts. You will not really want to leave this immaculate, exquisitely designed space though the delights of Crete will be waiting for you!

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What you should know…

  • The bedrooms are sprinkled throughout the villa. One of the rooms enjoys a bed that is set up as a single but can be altered to a double should you have more than eleven guests
  • There is plenty of space for three cars at the villa
  • There are two living spaces, ideal for large groups that may want a little private, quiet time

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Bicycles Provided

The Villa
Villa Agapios is a 6-bedroom villa sleeping up to 11 guests, situated in Rogdia, just a short 10-minute drive to lovely Ammoudara Beach.

Ground Foor
- Open-plan living area with TV, DVD and access to terrace
- Dining room with dining facilities
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom with walk-in shower

First Floor
- Lounge area
- Cloakroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with single bed
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Jacuzzi
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Sun beds
- Rooftop terrace with sitting area

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Hairdryers
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking for 3 cars


About the surrounding area of Villa Agapios
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Agapios enjoys a prestigious mountain spot within walking distance of the village of Rodia. It overlooks the sea with Crete’s mountains as a backdrop. With far-reaching vistas of Heraklion city and the Gulf of Heraklion, it is a heavenly spot where guests can enjoy total privacy. Rodia is very friendly with the locals making you feel very welcome. You can visit the beautiful, serene Savathania nunnery, another beautiful place with gorgeous views or take the scenic mountain road that leads to Agia Pelagia, a stunning beach at the bottom of the mountain. A longer drive takes you to the stunning coastal town of Agios Nicholas with its wonderful shops, restaurants and saltwater lake. The Milatos Cave in Sissi is worth a stop too.

Twenty minutes away, Heraklion boasts gorgeous beaches, lively hangouts, dusk-til-dawn clubbing, a fine dining scene and plenty of ancient buildings, there is something for everyone. Heraklion’s charm concentrates around the Old Town and its Venetian harbour. You can discover the impressive church of Agios Titos, the square originally built by the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus Phocas in 961 or the armoury and city hall. Another wonderful spot is the lively Morosini Square with its Lions’ Head fountain. At the entrance of the harbour, the Koules Fortress stands proud gazing out to sea. It took its final form between 1523 -1540 and served as a prison during Ottoman rule. Across from the harbour, the Venetian shipyards make for a romantic backdrop. Many visitors enjoy walking along the city’s Venetian walls, pausing in small shady parks and admiring the work of the famous Venetian architect, Michele Sanmicheli, who designed the walls and bastions more than 400 years ago. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is considered to be one of the most important museums in Europe. The pedestrianised Daedalus shopping street is full of designer stores, perfect for those with room in their suitcases!

The Palace of Knossos is only twenty minutes from the villa. According to legend, the foundations of the Bronze Age city were filled with an inescapable labyrinth that was guarded by a vicious minotaur. The master craftsman Daedalus built the labyrinth for the mythical King Minos. His son, Theseus, slew the minotaur and found his way out of the labyrinth with the help of Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, according to legend. The palace flourished during the Minoan period as the religious centre of Crete. Thanks to the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation and careful restoration, the Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Greece. Surrounding Heraklion and the villa, hiking trails cross impressive gorges, picturesque villages, ancient sites and end in secluded coves. Gortyna or Gortys was an ancient city of Crete and was the capital during the Roman era. Nowadays, it is a beautiful archaeological site. According to the myth, Zeus took refuge there.

To the west of Villa Agapios is the charming, atmospheric town of Rethymno. Your drive will be rewarded by its history, its delicious local wine, its waterfront tavernas and its stunning beaches. In the old quarter, the buildings date back to the 16th century and its pretty, cobbled streets and stamp-sized piazzas are lined with restaurants and unique shops. The Venetian styled harbour is beautiful and is overlooked by the castle. The nearby beach resorts of Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias and Adelianos Kampos are gorgeous. The historical monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi are very popular visits.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Town/City Heraklion


Nearest Village Rodia


Nearest Restaurant View Papadakis Taverna


Nearest Supermarket Mini Market, Rodia


Nearest Beach Pantanassas Beach



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Agapios is ideal for families. It enjoys an incredible amount of space including six bedrooms. The pool is wonderful with a fun jacuzzi to enjoy. The gardens are lovely and children enjoy picking some fruit from the trees.

The location of Heraklion is brilliant for families. There are so many entertainment options and incredible beaches to discover. History loving children can visit the Palace of Knossos and learn about its incredible history. Equally, Gortyn and Phaestos are totally fascinating. Cretaquarium is popular. Here, children will meet sharks, seahorses, jelly fishfish and a huge variety of Mediterranean marine life in sixty tanks with 1.7 million litres of seawater. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, housing more than 4000 creatures. In Heraklion, children love walking the ancient walls, counting the lions at the Morosini Fountain at Lions Square, visiting the fascinating Natural History Museum and dining on the waterfront looking out to sea at the islet of Dia. The Cathedral of Saint Minas is amazing and children love visiting it and lighting a candle. The city’s central open street market is a buzzy place where you can eat and shop.

The family friendly Labyrinth Park is a twenty minute drive from Heraklion. Children love solving the maze and finding their way out to escape the minotaur and answering the quizzes on offer.

Dinosauria Park is located in Gournes, fifteen minutes from Heraklion and very close to the aquarium. It is popular with anyone wanting to learn more about prehistoric creatures.

Minoiki Avli is a dance show which takes place in the stoned theatre of the Riding Club of Heraklion. Professional dancers are dressed as Minoans and showcase some ancient rituals including the famous Minoan bullfighting. It is such fun.

Another popular trip is a visit to a traditional olive oil farm. Kids love being outdoors and finding out how olives are turned into oil. It is also chance to meet some locals and find out about life in rural Crete. You could also stop at the Paterniakis Winery, to taste some delicious Cretan wines. There are also opportunities to join a family cooking experience.

In the village of Anopolis, 17km from Heraklion, you will discover Water City Waterpark. It enjoys many pools and a wonderful array of waterslides that bring a big smile to children’s faces.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1,000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,327 £4,658
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £4,328 £6,059
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,057 £7,079
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,328 £6,059
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £3,327 £4,658
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,327 £4,658
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £4,328 £6,059
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £5,057 £7,079
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £4,328 £6,059
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £3,327 £4,658

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,637 €5,091
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €4,731 €6,622
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,527 €7,738
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €4,731 €6,622
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €3,637 €5,091
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,637 €5,091
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €4,731 €6,622
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €5,527 €7,738
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €4,731 €6,622
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €3,637 €5,091

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,934 $5,507
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $5,117 $7,164
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $5,979 $8,370
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,117 $7,164
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $3,934 $5,507
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,934 $5,507
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $5,117 $7,164
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $5,979 $8,370
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $5,117 $7,164
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $3,934 $5,507

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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