Rental basis: Entire house or apartment
Number of bedrooms: 4; Number of other rooms with beds: 0
Number of bathrooms: 2
We welcome you to the brand new Villa of Europe in Crete East.
This is a modern residence with communal pool.
It is located in a complex of two residences.
The house is 200 sq. on two levels.
It has 4 bedrooms with the capacity to accommodate up to 10 people and 2.5 bathrooms.
On the upper floor you will find the living room with satellite Tv, dining room, kitchen fully equipped with all electrical appliances as well as small appliances. On the same floor there is a wc and verandas equipped with outdoor lounge and outdoor dining area.
The northern terrace has unobstructed sea views and the south-facing pool terrace.
On the lower floor you will find a large bedroom of 32 sq. with its own bathroom a double bed and a sofa that is also a double bed.
Continue there is the laundry room, ironing.
Continuing you can find another smaller bedroom with a sofa that becomes a double bed and across from this a bathroom.
Finally two more bedrooms with two double beds and direct access to the pool.
All the bedrooms have a terrace and the bedroom with the sofa bed window.
In the downstairs lobby that has direct access to the pool you will find a small auxiliary kitchen with a small fridge which serves the needs of the floor and the pool.
The pool area:
The pool is 25 m². and you will find sun loungers and armchairs.
There is air conditioning on all floors as well as fireplace and underfloor heating for natural gas for the winter months.
Internet is available on all floors and outdoors.
Bed linen, towels, etc. are provided.
The Villa of Europe in Crete East is located in the Gallou region.
The University of Crete is located in the Gallou. The residence is about 1.5 km from the university.
In the village you will find a mini market, the closest to the house is 1 km.
You will also find traditional taverns with Cretan traditional cuisine.
Also fast food with sandwich crêpes, burger puff pastries, pasta for quick or breakfast 1.2 km from the house.
750 meters from the Villa of Europe 1 you will find the Rethymno tennis club as well as the gym and the Gallou stadium.
A city bus serves the Gallou region to and from Rethymnon every 30 minutes from 07:00 am to 23:00 in the evening. Excluding weekends every hour. The closest bus stop to the villa is 1 klm
The settlement of Gallou is a semi-mountain village in the prefecture of Rethymno with lush vegetation throughout the year located approximately 6 km southwest of the city of Rethymno.
It is not quite known where the Gallou settlement took its name from, but there are several unconfirmed versions. One of them says that the village was named after Major Valestra, the French Philhellene, who in 1822 participated in a battle that took place nearby between the Cretan revolutionaries and the besieged in the Fortezza fortress Turks and was killed. Valestra was buried in the village.
Another version speaks about the old church of Panagia of Galou or Galatou, which was called so because, according to a tradition, for its construction milk was used instead of water.
Finally, there is a version that the name of the settlement came from a Venetian great landlord called Gallos, who lived in the area. Indeed, the village was referred to as «galloy» by Fr. Barozzi in 1577, by Kastrofylakas in 1583, by Basilikata in 1630 and by M. Coronelli in 1696.
In 1821 the villagers had been fighting the Turks for three days in this region and won, while in 1872 the Gallou settlement was granted by the Turks to the interpreter Andreas Miliotis as a gift for the provided services.
In the settlement of Gallou, which has been declared traditional since 1995, there are supermarkets, sports facilities, the National Stadium of Rethymno, municipal tennis courts, taverns with traditional Cretan cuisine, cafeterias and newly built residences for students, since 200 meters away there is the University of Crete.
Other important attractions of the village are the monastery of Agios Pavlosbuilt in 1566, the church of Panagia Gallou with its icon of Christ upon the Throne, the church of Agios Georgios built in the 18th century, the church of Agios Loukas, of Agios Antonios and of Agios Charalampos.
For nature lovers, the Galliano gorge is a perfect hiking route along the verdant banks of the ravine, while the oak forest of Kastello, part of which lies in the Gallou settlement, is of an extreme beauty.Get the full listing »