Why this Villa?
Spend your holiday in privacy and in luxury. You will stay in a private estate on the highest spot of the picturesque village of Mesi, at a place of exceptional natural beauty, with gardens, shrubs, flowers, olive and other trees all around. - Relax at a peaceful place away from crowded hotels, surrounded by trees, but still close to all amenities.
Stay at a lovely house that combines the warmth of a country cottage and the comforts of a luxurious villa. You will be able to enjoy the facilities of this luxurious house, relax in or by the pool etc. Admire the unobstructed breathtaking view of the exquisite natural setting from the green hills to the blue cretan sea. -Take the chance to explore the beauties of the cretan nature and visit many historic sites of the island. - Villa Olivar is the ideal choice for your private escape in Crete with family and friends.
You can choose from a number of activities, due to the options the location of the villa and the village offers. Enjoy the sun and the sea at a nearby beach such as the Pigianos Kampos beach (2km) or the Skaleta beach (2km) Explore the Cretan countryside walking or cycling on the rural roads of Mesi and the nearby villages. You can also choose hiking or climbing and you may even participate in the tours of the island that the climbing club of Rethymno organizes to discover wonderful aspects of the Cretan nature and wildlife.
And if you are a true adventure-seeker, you could try the extreme sports available on the island. Furthermore, there are lots of places it is worth visiting and at a quite close distance. Just a few steps away, you can find the historic cave Kioubra. You may also visit the old churches in the nearby villages and the historic monastery of Arkadi as well as some other places such as Margarites, ancient Eleuftherna, Charkia (scenes of the El Greco movie), the cave of Melidoni etc
Except for the benefits and the facilities of the house, our guests have the chance to experience some parts of the real traditional cretan life. You can buy bread and milk from the baker and the milkman that cross the village to sell their products. Almost every day, you will have fresh eggs from the hens of the neighbour. You will have the chance to try many local delicious dishes (and see how they are prepared, too) One of the most famous cretan dancers can teach you traditional Cretan dances if you wish.
If you go for a walk in the village, you will see the shepherds taking care of their herds of sheep or their goats. In the nearby area, you will meet people working in the fields, cultivating their land. Furthermore, close to the village, there is a historic place of paramount importance, the "Arkadi" monastery; a world heritage site protected by UNESCO, a place related with one of the most significant events in the Greek History that is definitely worth visiting. Finally, we are always at your disposal and we can help you arrange excursions, visits to wineries etc
Choose villa Olivar for a memorable holiday in Crete!
In the big garden of the 1100m2 private estate there is a 50m2 pool with sunbeds and umbrellas around, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
The villa has three verandas with wonderful views of different aspects of the landscape. All of them have gorgeous gazebos with lovely outdoor living areas ideal for moments of relaxation. The biggest one has an outdoor dining area too.
Take your coffee or enjoy your meal admiring the amazing view and the romantic sunsets.
Villa Olivar is a very spacious house of 200m2 with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and dining areas as well as a comfortable living room.
It is divided into two separate sections with the living room in common.
The first section is composed of 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen with dining area and the second one is composed of 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms (one of them ensuite), full kitchen and dining area. Both dining areas have a large
The villa is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests (10 in beds and 2 in sofa beds).
In the first section of the house, there are 3 bedrooms, all of which have large double beds. In the second section, there are 2 bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and 1 with a very large double bed. In addition, there are 4 bathrooms, 2 in each section of the house.
In the 2nd section, one bathroom is ensuite. All bathrooms have WC and shower. All bedrooms are air-conditioned/ceiling fans.