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  A Agios Georgios, Armeni à RETHYMNO on a soigneusement rénové la belle demeure οù se reposait et cachait l'héros national Georgios Pentheroudakis (Tsakalos) qui avait lutté contre les Turcs. Son frère Manolis y habitait aussi depuis qu’il avait déménagé du village de Koumi. Comme toutes les belles demeures de l’époque, elle donnait la possibilité de s’échapper par un tunnel (50-60 cm) qui -à travers des cours avoisinantes- menait à la liberté.

              Les belles demeures de cette période se composent de murs communs (murs mitoyens), de cours intérieures entourées de hauts murs en pierre, d'arches et de chambres intérieures (oda). Elles sont construites de matières naturelles (pierre, terre, bois, etc.). C’étaient des artisans spécialistes qui taillaient la pierre, matière en assez grande abondance dans la région.

             Les mêmes matières ont été utilisées pour la restauration de la belle demeure pour ne pas changer la physionomie et la fonction du bâtiment. Ensuite on a choisi avec soin la décoration de la belle demeure avec de vieux meubles authentiques. La décoration et le mobilier transportent le visiteur dans une ambiance du passé.

  • The host Mihalis is very welcoming and the property is not your average rent a house type as it is equipped in such a way as your house would be. Especially the kitchen has all the cutlery/equipment you might need to explore your cooking skills and you even have a washing machine if the need arises. Mihalis upon arrival has nice offerings for you with a bottle of wine, raki and olive oil all from his own production. The decoration is very traditional with a hint of modern and you get free fast wifi, satellite television, a huge fireplace with enough logs for 3-4 days and a nice warm atmosphere. The property is 15 min away from Rethymno center, however the village "Armenoi" has a large supermarket, a pharmacy and a couple of nice tavernas with traditional food. There is limited public transportation so renting a car is obligatory. In the summer time the surrounding area is perfect for hiking and the property has a large first floor open terrace to spend nice evening relaxing times. Because of the thick walls there is good difference from the outside temperature, nevertheless, there are new air conditioning units inside the bedrooms to meet everybody's needs.
    01/07/2018 Manos
  • Set in a quiet backwater but within an easy walk to the village centre and we had pleasant evening strolls out along the lanes away from the village. We only visited one Taverna in the village , Taverna Atsidaftis, where the authentic Cretan food and service were great on both occasions. The bakery nearly opposite the Taverna was also good. The Villa is clean, comfortable and well equipped and in a great location to travel east, west and the north/south road Armeni is on is excellent. We walked and drove down several gorges and visited many interesting archaeological sites and villages and towns. The countryside was great for birds, bees and butterflies. Mixalis was the most friendly, generous and welcoming host we have come across and very good company.
    Peter Mellor United Kingdom
    Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in October 2017
  • This was by far one of the best vacations I have ever had! The photos of the villa do not do it justice, because it exceeds all expectations! Our host was amazing, he brought us fresh produce, locally made liquor, and even treated us to an amazing dinner with his beautiful family our last night there! I would go back there without any hesitation!
    Nicole Dintino ( Ukraine)
  • «הוילה מרווחת ונעימה. מצטיידת היטב וקרובה לעיר רתימו ולחוף הים. בעלי הוילה עזרו לנו בכל שאלה והאירוח היה נעים. הוילה קרובה לסופרמרקט כך שאפשר לעשות קניות של מצרכים וכן קרובה למסעדה המגישה אוכל יווני מסורתי וטעים מאוד»
    Mor Meir ram Ισραήλ
  • «הוילה מרווחת ונעימה. מצטיידת היטב וקרובה לעיר רתימו ולחוף הים. בעלי הוילה עזרו לנו בכל שאלה והאירוח היה נעים. הוילה קרובה לסופרמרקט כך שאפשר לעשות קניות של מצרכים וכן קרובה למסעדה המגישה אוכל יווני מסורתי וטעים מאוד»
    Mor Meir ram Ισραήλ