Villa Rosette 1

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Villa/House Modern
Great Value
Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

hose at one with nature will love a vacation in Villa Rosette 1, set in the heart of the countryside in the centre of Crete, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. This charming villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, perfect for a family or friends sharing a holiday. The villa is one of a set of three similar properties, perfectly positioned with vistas over the Cretan mountains and countryside.

Villa Rosette 1 is also near many ancient historic sites dating back to the time of the Minoans and the Palace of Knossos. For the beach bunnies, the villa is ten kilometres from the Cretan coastline, which is populated with superb sandy shores and crystal-clear waters. This modern two-storey villa is built of classic Mediterranean whitewashed stone, and set in its own small grounds with tall wooden fences. The property comes with private parking, and complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout. Each villa has a terrace with a small garden and a private swimming pool. The interiors have been stylishly furnished with contemporary pieces, lots of natural wood, and cool marble, whilst floor-to-ceiling French doors open to let in lots of natural light and cool mountain breezes.

Enter the villa at the ground floor level, where you will discover a light and airy open-plan holiday home from home. The seating area has a smart steel grey sofa, which converts to a double bed, with a matching footstool, and a wooden coffee table, facing a flat-screen television, and an enclosed fireplace, perfect for those cooler months and evenings. There is a natural wood dining set, ideal for enjoying some classic Cretan dishes. The grey and stainless steel fully equipped kitchen is fitted with all the appliances you will need to cater for your holiday, including a family-size fridge freezer, a built-in oven and hob, and a microwave and dishwasher. The first of the bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, furnished with a double bed, side tables, and wardrobes, a separate marble bathroom with a walk-in shower, hand basin and WC completes the ground floor. Take the wooden staircase to the first floor, where there is a beautifully appointed grey and white bedroom with a double bed, side tables, and a flat-screen television. The ensuite marble bathroom has a walk-in shower, hand basin, and WC.

Double doors from the bedroom open onto a furnished balcony with a scenic vista, ideal to take tea in the morning and watch the sunrise over the mountains. The decked terrace is home to a centrepiece swimming pool, cushioned sun loungers for lazy days, and a soft seating area for a morning coffee catch-up, and sundowner cocktails. The state-of-the-art barbeque is perfect for grilling up some Greek meze and enjoying a fabulous feast.

The photos are of one of three villas that are identical Villa Rosette 2 and Villa Rosette 3 which can also be booked.

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What you should know…

  • We recommend hiring a car to see all the sights you’d like to see, although there is public transport to Heraklion from the village
  • There are two double beds and a double sofa bed to accommodate up to six guests, no twin beds
  • The villa is inland, and the nearest beach is approximately ten kilometres away, but it is surrounded by some fabulous Cretan countryside
  • Hurray, your pets are allowed!
  • The Villas photos are one of three identical Apartments Villa Rosette 2 and Villa Rosette 3



This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern, countryside views, villa with private pool

Ground floor:
- Living area with sofa bed
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

First floor:

- Double bedroom with ensuite


- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Small garden
- Seating area
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Rosette 1
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Rosette 1 can be found snuggled in the heart of the countryside in the village of Kato Arkhanai, in the centre of the Greek island of Crete, a jewel in the Aegean Sea. The villa is only ten kilometres from Heraklion International Airport, a scenic twenty-minute drive to your holiday home from home. As the island is equidistant from east to west, you’ll have no difficulty getting to any attraction of your choice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time sunbathing on sandy beaches, yearn for some culture and visit archaeological sites in the cradle of civilisation, or trek the trails through the local flora and fauna, before dancing the night away, there’s something for everyone with a holiday on the island of Crete.

In the village, you will find provisions to cater for your holiday, family-run tavernas serving traditional Cretan food, and cosy bars for a glass of local wine, For those who love walking, explore the three hundred caves on the island, hike over hillsides, streams, and rocky ravines to discover watermills and ruins, and stop along the way at a local winery and taste the fruits of the many vineyards The area is soaked in ancient history, particularly Minoan and Dorian, Crete was conquered by the Venetians in the fifteenth century, who built fortresses to keep the Ottoman pirates at bay, then finally gaining independence in the nineteenth century and becoming part of Greece. The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is just four kilometres from the villa, and well worth a visit.

The town and port of Heraklion are a short drive from the villa, don’t miss a tour around the ancient Palace of Knossos, a visit to the Archaeological Museum, a walk along the Venetian walls, and a stroll through the old quarter, where you can shop for souvenirs, before enjoying a souvlaki and ouzo like a local. The nearest organised beaches of Karteros and Amnissos are ten kilometres away, where you will find soft sand and crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkelling.

Go further afield to Vai, Crete’s easternmost tip, where you will find lush forests and a unique date palm. Explore Psychro Cave, reputedly the birthplace of Zeus, and rock climb Mount Ida to find the Ideon Cave. Sitia Geopark is three hundred and fifty square kilometres of the island’s diverse ecosystem, where you can trek through gorges, bathe on beaches, walk the wetlands, become a bird-watcher, and be at one with nature. Get active and hike the Richtis Gorge, and stroll through streams to reach the twenty-metre waterfall, where you can cool off in the inviting pool. Find peace and solitude in the fifteenth-century Toplou Monastery, where you can see beautiful Byzantine icons.

If you prefer the sea to land, all aboard a boat trip where you can scuba or snorkel underwater ruins, and strap on your jet skis or paraglide with one of the many water sports clubs. Take a boat tour to visit the intriguing island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until as recently as the 1950s, home to a Venetian fortress, and now an open-air museum. No visit to Crete is complete without a trip into Agios Nikolaos, a harbour town that uniquely houses a lake in its centre, is home to the archaeological museum of Minoan treasures, and is full of tavernas, shops, bars, and restaurants, in which to sit and watch the local life go by.

Read more about Heraklion

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Restaurant "Kavousion" tavern


Nearest Beach Karteros beach


Nearest Supermarket Mini Market



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

There are loads of things to do and places to see for your kids of all ages when you stay at Villa Rosette 1. Let’s start with your own private pool, where there are no set hours, so they can splash and swim all day. The nearest beach is a ten-kilometre drive from the villa, and the Cretan coastline is populated with family-friendly organised sandy shores and the safe swimming waters of the crystal clear Aegean Sea. The family will love a day out at the Watercity Waterpark, an aquatic park set in a huge eight seven thousand square metres, with thirty-six water games, lots of swimming pools, and slippy slides to keep your kids amused all day. Whilst the adults can enjoy a day in their own dedicated area.

Children love a day out in Heraklion, ignite their interest in history with a visit to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, walk along the harbour walls, and enjoy a meal of local mezes in a family-friendly local taverna. Your kids will love the CRETaquarium, located in the town of Gournes, which is home to two and a half thousand aquatic species housed in sixty fish tanks. After the aquarium take a short drive to Dinosauria Park, where you will find animatronic dinosaur models and fossil replicas. If theme parks are their thing Labyrinth Park is a short drive away, let them get lost in a Greek mythology maze, practice their putting at the mini golf, learn to ride horseback, or shoot some arrows with a bit of archery, something to keep kids of all age groups amused. Go cross country in off-road Land Rover and open-top Jeep Safaris, and see the Cretan countryside in a thrilling ride.

Travel further afield for days out by car or organised trips to Agios Nikolaos, a statue spot around the town’s central lake, climb the stairs and take in the culture of contemporary art, or learn about Minoan history in the Archaeological Museum. If nature is their thing, hike the island to see the local flora and fauna, find the cave that Zeus was born in, follow the stream trail to hidden waterfalls, and visit the open-air Sitia Geopark and discover Crete’s diverse ecosystem. All aboard a boat for a fun day out at sea is a great way for the family to spend time together, discover hidden coves, enjoy locally cooked food, stop off for a swim, and relax and sunbathe on deck. A visit to Crete isn’t complete without a trip to Spinalonga, now an open-air museum, reached by a short boat trip from Elounda, the home of a former leper colony and a ruined Venetian fortress, and now the setting for many a film, it makes for a fascinating day out for children and adults alike.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit None required.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 09:00 to 11:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €50 to be paid. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Other 2 Social gatherings not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay January to May, October to December 2 Nights June, September 3 Nights July, August 4 Nights.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.

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 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - £496 £662 £827 £1,158
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - £535 £713 £892 £1,248
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - £872 £1,089 £1,525
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £911 £1,139 £1,594
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - £496 £662 £827 £1,158
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - £476 £634 £793 £1,109
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £317 £476 £634 £792 £1,109
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - £331 £496 £662 £1,158
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - £357 £535 £713 £1,248
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - - £872 £1,089 £1,525
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - £911 £1,139 £1,594
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £331 £496 £662 £827 £1,158

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - €539 €719 €898 €1,257
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - €581 €775 €968 €1,355
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - €946 €1,183 €1,656
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €989 €1,237 €1,731
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - €539 €719 €898 €1,257
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - €517 €689 €861 €1,204
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €344 €517 €689 €861 €1,204
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - €360 €539 €719 €1,257
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - €387 €581 €775 €1,355
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - - €946 €1,183 €1,656
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - €989 €1,237 €1,731
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €360 €539 €719 €898 €1,257

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - $578 $771 $963 $1,348
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - $623 $831 $1,038 $1,453
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - $1,015 $1,269 $1,776
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $1,061 $1,327 $1,857
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - $578 $771 $963 $1,348
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - $554 $739 $923 $1,292
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $369 $554 $739 $923 $1,292
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - $386 $578 $771 $1,348
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - $416 $623 $831 $1,453
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - - $1,015 $1,269 $1,776
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - $1,061 $1,327 $1,857
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $386 $578 $771 $963 $1,348

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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