Antigoni Villa in Eleftherna welcomes you to Crete,offering you unforgettable holidays. In the local area of Rethymno heading towards Mylopotamos region, we reach one of the most historical and important villages of Crete, Eleftherna.
Eleftherna is a village that combines the present with the past. It's a beautiful settlement, where the visitor has the opportunity to admire historical buildings of the past as well as villas that represent contemporary traditional architecture.
In the contemporary part of Eleftherna, you can enjoy the very generous nature. A short walk will offer you a great view of cypress trees and endless olive groves. Modern newly built villas with a sweet basil scent and beautiful flowers in their yards make a pleasant contrast, unique for each one who chooses to stay there.
Eleftherna's old buildings and other findings indicate existence of civilization since the ancient times. There are important findings and buildings back from Early and Late Minoan era. Pottery items have been found as well as paved Roman roads and structures. There is also a Byzantine church in the region.
Antigoni Villa in Eleftherna welcomes you to Crete and offers you an unforgettable vacation.
In Antigoni Villa one enjoy the Cretan cuisine, good home-made wine and local "tsikoudia" combined with Cretan hospitality. We tried to preserve features that comply with Eleftherna's village style.
A full list of facilities include:
|Satellite TV||Fully Air conditioned|
|Fully Furnished||Free WiFi Internet|
|Washing Machine||Dish Washer|
|Iron/Vacuum Cleaner||Hair Dryer|
|Private Swimming Pool||Large Garden furnished|
Antigoni Villa has a large furnished garden.
In addition, there is an exterior parking for the guests. The garden is equipped with a barbeque and a swimming pool with chairs and umbrellas.
|Swimming pool||Fully fenced|
|Sun beds||Sun Umbrellas|
|Charcoal BBQ||Dining table|
|Satelite TV||Free WiFi Internet|
|Fully Furnished||Air condition-Heating|
|Hairdryer||Iron / Board|
|First aid kit|
|Fridge / Freezer||4ring Stove / Oven|
|Espresso / Filter Coffee machine||Toaster / Kettle / Mixer|
|Complete dishes & utensils||Dinning Table|
|Std Capacity||Max Capacity||Area||Bedrooms||Bathrooms|
|12 pax||16 pax||288 sqm||6||7|
Ancient Eleftherna is located in the gorge in front of the villa! Actually you can see the site from the veranda! The town is the most important archaeological site in the prefecture of Rethymno, which has not fully been excavated and it is expected to give archaeologists many more discoveries. The first organized excavations here started in 1985 by the University of Crete.
The town of Eleftherna was founded by the Dorians around the 9th century BC and was inhabited up to the early Byzantine years. To this long course contributed its strategic location at an altitude of 380m, crossed by the roads that connected the ancient Cydonia, Knossos and Ida Mount. The findings so far have been found in three different positions of the same hill.
Eleftherna was one of the towns that were on the side of Macedonia against Knossos during the first Cretan War (205BC-200BC). During the occupation of Crete by the Romans, the town managed to resist strongly against the Roman general Metellus, until it fell by treachery. During the Roman period the city continued to flourish and baths, huge cisterns, villas, public buildings and towers were erected. The Byzantine era was the last time for the city before getting destroyed by the Arabs, when it became a Diocese and the great basilica, remains of which survive today, was built.
The importance of Eleftherna as an archaeological site led to the decision for founding a museum inside the site.
(The archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna and the Museum will be open for visitors in 2014! The museum is located 2 km from the villa)
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