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  • Delightful contemporary villa
  • Set in peaceful olive grove
  • Wonderfully unspoilt
  • Distant sea views
  • Short walk to taverna

In a peaceful grove of silvery olive tree lies Villa Adagio. One of two detached private villas, close to Arkadi Monastery, with views over the countryside towards the sea and perfectly positioned for exploring both the north and south coasts. The setting is rural, yet the welcoming restaurant at the Kapsaliana Village Hotel and the traditional taverna in Amnatos Village are only a few minutes’ walk away. Rethymno has a wide range of shops and restaurants and its narrow streets hide numerous fragments of Crete's colourful past: a castle, 16th-century mansions, old mosques and a splendid carved fountain.

Villa Adagio and neighbouring Villa Sonatina are entirely independent and relatively private from one another but can be rented together.



  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area includes Satellite TV (English-speaking news channels only), DVD and CD players
  • Kitchen includes full hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (140cm x 190cm bed) with en-suite shower room

First floor

  • Sitting room leads to balcony
  • Shower room
  • Sun terrace


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Barbecue
  • Paved pool terrace
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.4m – 1.6m) 
  • Adagio and Sonatina share the same outer grounds and driveway


  • Shared WiFi with Sonatina
  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 1041K91002988501


  • Tavernas 10min walk
  • Mini-market 10min drive
  • Beach 20min drive
  • Rethymno 20min drive
  • Chania and Heraklion airports 1hr 20min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group C, Hyundai i20 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D – Peugeot 208 or similar, 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group E – Citroën C-Elysee or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group F2 – Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 3 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group G – Fiat Doblo 6 seater or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, no suitcases with full occupancy*

Group G3 – Jumpy Multispace L2 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 4 large and 4 small suitcases*

Group H – Automatic Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group H2 – Automatic Toyota Auris or similar, 1.3-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group I – Cabrio Peugeot 207 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group I2 – Cabrio Peugeot 308 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Great villa and very well appointed. The Eleftherna museum was a treasure as was the museum at Heraklion.
Lindy and Julian – June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Adagio – a superb, peaceful location and a very well equipped, spacious villa. We will definitely be making a return visit!
Karen Rowland & Dave Pearce – September 2018

We had a great holiday at Villa Adagio. We visited Knossos in time for its opening and were glad we arrived early – we went straight to the ‘star attractions’ before the crowds and then retraced our steps to the lesser sights. The small museum at nearby Eleutherna is very modern and worth visiting. We went on walks in Rethymno and an all-day wander with a good lunch at Lemonokipos and enjoyed sitting in the garden at Mikrasiaton Square. We also enjoyed the walks in Chania. Another highlight was the drive down the Amari Valley to Agios Galini. Ray, the Simpson Travel representative was very helpful, pointing us to good, smaller places.
Lorna & David – May 2018

Sorry to be leaving yet another superb Simpson Travel villa and fantastic Cretan weather. When we've been able to drag ourselves away from the pool we've enjoyed Damnoni beach on the south coast (good facilities and tavernas) and Sunday lunch in Meronas Village. As usual, many thanks to Ray.
Dennis & Jill September 2017

Villa is very comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely setting with great views. Myli Gorge is a pleasant walk and interesting. Arkadi Monastery is also a good visit and very close by. The ruins and Eleutherna – a bit further on via Arkadi Monastery are fascinating – lots to see and discover. Driving through the mountains via Kissadi, Vistagi and Platania was fun too. Very quiet in May with hardly any traffic. Ray and the Simpson Travel gang do a great job, very welcoming and helpful without being in your face.
Alex & Jo – May 2017

A very pleasant week in a wonderful part of the world. Overall a great holiday, well done Simpson Travel!
Mrs Davies – May 2016

A week staying in this lovely villa was just what we needed. Everything has been given careful thought and it has been a joy to experience spring in Crete, the beautiful flowers, the silence and the night skies. Thank you Simpson Travel for making this a very special and memorable week, and thank you Ray for sharing your considerable knowledge with us.
Margaret and Bob – May 2016


Our second visit to Villa Adagio. As previous occupants have mentioned, a great place to spend your holidays – very peaceful and relaxing. A big thank you to Ray of Simpson Travel for another great two weeks.
Mark and Agneta – September 2015

Our second visit to Villa Adagio...excellent service regarding cleaning, linen, towel changes. Thanks to Ray from Simpson Travel.
Jill and Trev – September 2015

Sadly we are nearing the end of our wonderful stay at Villa Adagio. We have enjoyed the local Cretan hospitality and charm, the locals are so welcoming and helpful. We have drunk and eaten at all the local tavernas – all different but full of their own charm and friendliness. Many thanks to Ray for all his help on visits.
Roger and Rosemary – September 2015

For a stress-free holiday from start to finish, both Simpson Travel team and villa were as advertised. Support, timely responses and attention to detail all great. A beautiful two-week holiday rated up in the top three we have had. Would recommend whole package to anyone but particularly the use of Simpson Travel. Thank you.
Mr Oddy – August 2015

This was our fourth holiday with Simpson Travel and we booked late and had reservations as it was not our first choice. How wrong we were.The location was idyllic, so tranquil. Just the occasional sound of a goat's bell and the crickets. First class restaurant within walking distance and a good choice of local tavernas. Villa Adagio has absolutely everything you could wish, for a peaceful holiday with rest and relaxation paramount. Thank you again Simpson Travel.
Mrs Giddens – July 2015

Had a wonderful time in this great villa. Everything you need is on the doorstep. Lovely surroundings, beautiful island.
September 2014

Fabulous fortnight of lazy days, sunshine and interesting wildlife. An unbelievably tranquil break at the peak of the season.
August 2014

Excellent, peaceful location and beautiful villa. First rate welcome pack. Would definitely use Simpson Travel again.
July 2014

Thank you Simpson Travel for an excellent holiday.
Mrs Mccluskey – July 2013

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As the birthplace of Zeus, Central Crete carries a certain historic and spiritual gravitas. Knossos, the Minoan Bronze Age palace, steals the show, but there are many other smaller archaeological sites, churches and towns to cast you back in time. However, with harbourside dining, beautiful beaches, mountain villages and vibrant summer festivals, the here and now also has a lot to offer. And Rethymno, which has clung on to much of its authentic beauty and charm, is a welcome addition to your island experience.

Visit our collection of handpicked villas in Rethymno and Central Crete to create the perfect starting point for your holiday. 


Read more on our Crete region page

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