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Villa Elpida

Location: Prines near Rethymnon, Crete | 6+1

The Villa Elpida is located in a quiet and elevated location just behind the village of Prines on a 4,800 m² natural plot. The villa is embedded in a very well-kept Mediterranean garden with lush lavender bushes, large and old olive trees, gnarled carob trees and with a fantastic view of the sea and mountains.


The Villa Elpida, built in classic natural stone, has a size of 196 m² with 5 rooms, including 3 luxurious and cozy bedrooms with double beds for 6 people. Particular emphasis was placed on a high-quality design with classic stone floors and wooden ceilings, as well as luxurious furnishings. The master bedroom is one of the highlights of this house and is very spacious with 35 m². The master bedroom has a luxurious bathroom with a shower and designer bathtub to relax. The bathroom has its own balcony with a view of the sea, the beautiful and well-kept garden and the large pool with pool deck.


You can enjoy the sea view to the north majestically on the approx. 60 m² terrace on the upper floor which can be easily reached from the master bedroom. Here you can sunbathe on comfortable loungers and with pleasant shade or enjoy the romantic sunset in the evening. The outside veranda with sea view can also be reached via the classic stone staircase from the pool and garden.


The villa's floor plans are voluminous and practically divided. Two guest or children's rooms are located on the garden floor. The rooms have a size of 28 m² or 24 m² living space and also have their own bathroom with shower and toilet.


The elegant and large living room and the comfortably equipped kitchen with dining area for 6 people with full equipment complement the luxurious ambience. The view from the living room leads out to the 63 m² heated pool with outdoor shower, pool deck and a very spacious veranda with over 250 m².


Enjoy a day at the pool and in the shade of the pool deck! As a luxurious lounge for lunchtime reading or evening cocktails, it enriches the exterior of the villa. The floor is made of Meranti wood, the columns and back wall of cooling natural stone. Right next to this oasis is the large outside grill and the outside shower with hot and cold water. The roof terrace and the pool terrace are equipped with high-quality garden furniture and parasols. The lower and upper terrace are shaded by pergolas.


All rooms are of high quality, furnished in classic elegance and with a keen sense for beautiful design and each have a 42 inch LCD television with Blue-Ray DVD player. A very quiet air conditioning ensures sufficient coolness in the rooms during the night. The windows have fly nets. There are internet connections in the 3 bedrooms and in the living room. The villa is equipped with a WIFI system. In the master bedroom with 35 sqm you sleep wonderfully in a double bed, format 180 x 210 cm. The other bedrooms, each 25 m², have two single beds that can be put together or apart.


The pool with 63 m² (5.3 mx 11.9 m) can be heated up to 28 ° C and can be additionally heated in the early and late season, which allows a pleasant bathing even in cooler outside temperatures. The sheer size of the pool is extremely luxurious and invites you to swim laps! The tiles are executed in a light mosaic and enrich the attractive look. The pool is illuminated at night and creates atmospheric evenings together with the subtle outdoor lighting.



The normal move-in time is 2:00 p.m. and the move-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Rental official approval by the Greek Tourism Board EOT: 1041K91002948601


  • ca. 1,2 km to the periphery of Prines near Rethymnon, Crete
  • Living space : ca. 196 m²
  • Land area: ca. 4500m²

Maximum persons

  • 6 persons
  • 3 bedrooms 1 of it with a double-bed, 2 with single beds
  • 1 living room


every bedroom offers AC, fridge, dish washer, freezer, iron & board, oven, washing machine, hob, microwave, Safe, hair dryer, coffee maker, 4 LCD TVs with Blue RAY DVD Player, free WiFi

mediterranian garden with suite, 6 deck chair, terace of 65 m² with pergola, Pool 11,9 x 5,3 m (63 m²), 2 Grill´s available, gardenterace of 250 m², Pooldeck 35 m² with pergola.

sattelite or cable, Solar-Thermie Anlage zum Aufheizen des Pools in der Vor- und Nachsaison, german TV, Video, Radio, CD-Player, 4 Televisions, Blue-Ray DVD-Player und DVD`s, free WiFi



1 gardener, weekly cleaning service incl.


  • Shopping facilities 1.200 m
  • Airport 78 km
  • Beach 7 km
  • Rethymnon 6,5 km
  • 35 minutes by car to the south of Crete (Plakias, Damnoni...)


Prices up to 6 persons Villa Elpida:

the prices are without poolheating


date 2021 weeknight
16.01 – 21.05       2.415,00 €       345,00 €
22.05 – 30.062.555,00 €365,00 €
01.07 – 16.073.395,00 €485,00 €
17.07 – 16.083.675,00 €525,00 €
18.08 – 31.083.395,00 €485,00 €
01.09 – 30.092.800,00 €400,00 €
01.10 – 15.012.415,00 €345,00 €


The price for the Poolheating is 480,00 € per week.

In the months from December until March the electricity is not included in the price, and will be charged extra with 0,25 €/ kWh


Included final cleaning, electricity, water, AC according to use.


Of course you do not have to book a weekly basis! 


Charges for cancellation:

  • until 61 days 100,00 €
  • 60-30 days 25 %
  • from the  29th day 50 %
  • from the 8th day prior to departure 100 %
  • Guarantee 500,00 €
  • In case of a lockdown because of the covid-19 the
    cancelation fee is 100,- €, you can accept a voucher or rebook without any fees. 

For long term holidays please ask us for the prices.

Our hint

Rental car

We can help you with the booking of a rental car. The car will be handed over to you at the airport. You will be expected at the airport and you don't have to wait. We can arrange everything in advance. After the rental period you can return the car at the airport.


The picturesque town of Rethymnon represents a place of contrasts with a long and remarkable history. This small Mediterranean town will enchant you with its centre dating from the period of the Renaissance, its Venetian  palaces, a Turkish minaret and the fortress as well as its narrow streets with cozy shops and restaurants.

About 5 kms south of Rethymnon you will find the small village of Prines, also impressed by the Venetian period, with narrow alleys and stairs, typical stone houses with beautiful facades and arches. At the outskirts of town is the gorgeous villa Sifina. The distance to the sea is about 2 kms.

Further information, like good restaurants, shopping facilities, doctors etc. you will get after booking respectively  are displayed in the Villa.

Here you can find the Villa Elpida

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