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  • Detached hilltop villa
  • Beautiful sea and mountain views
  • Blissfully rural
  • Birdwatchers' paradise
  • Taverna 15min walk, beach/shops 15min drive

Standing on a wide hilltop, rising between two gorges, Villa Argiro, one of three detached private villas with views encompassing the diverse beauty of Crete and perfectly positioned for exploring both the north and south coasts. The area enjoys abundant wildlife and is a birdwatcher’s paradise with eagles soaring majestically overhead to the sound of birdsong, goat bells and cicadas in the wild broom.

The setting is blissfully rural, yet the welcoming owners, Dimitris and Sini, furnished Villa Argiro to the highest standards. The nearest village, Prasses, a quintessentially Cretan hamlet of great charm, has a simple kafenion and is just a few minutes away. In contrast, Rethymnon 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 marvellous carved fountain.



  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-3)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with Satellite TV (English speaking news channel), DVD player
  • Kitchen includes full hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer
  • Double bedroom with TV (Greek channels only)
  • Shower room

Upper level

  • Air-conditioned living area (central heating payable locally)
  • Mezzanine sleeping area with single bed leading to roof terrace


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.3m throughout)


  • 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): 1041K123K2541201


  • Taverna 15min walk
  • Beach (Missiria) 15min drive
  • Tavernas 10min drive
  • Mini-markets 12min drive
  • Rethymnon 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

On our latest holiday to Crete the level of service and quality of accommodation were all excellent, as ever with Simpson Travel. The only surprise is that they continue to deliver - trip, after trip, after trip, and make it so easy to have an interesting and relaxing holiday.
Mrs Ronaldson - September 2017

The attention to detail in the villa and smooth transfer experience at airport with car hire made this a wonderful holiday.
Mrs Peters - September 2017

A lovely villa in a beautiful setting combined with the hospitality and generosity of Siny the villa owner and her family was a great recipe for another fabulous holiday. Ray Pattenden is a credit to Simpsons.... a great representative.
Mrs Russell – July 2017

We can highly recommend Villa Argiro with it's stunning view and lovely owners Sinni and Dimitri who made our stay extra special. Sinni's cheese pies and moussaka are superb! Also huge thanks as always to the wonderful Ray and Harvey for all their help and advice. We enjoyed it so much we are thinking of rebooking for next year.
Mrs Rowland – September 2016

This is the first time with Simpson and we will be using you again. We go on a villa holiday every year and this was by far the best yet. Thoughtful and run very smooth by people who care and know what they are talking about.
Mr Knight – August 2016

Our first visit to Crete – we will definitely return! We have probably visited most of the sites in Rethymno prefecture and loved them all. Thank you Sini for the use of your villa plus your great hospitality.
Beryl and John Phillips – May 2016

Villa Argiro is in a spectacular location, perched on a ridge overlooking a deep gorge on one side and a fertile valley on the other, yet in easy reach of the local village and a short drive from an excellent bakery and good supermarkets. The views stretch from the mountains on one side, to the north coast a few miles away, The various routes to the south of Crete and its lovely beaches go through stunning scenery and some incredible narrow gorges. Reassuringly, the roads across the mountain passes are all very good. There are many places of interest to visit, from the fortress at Rethymnon and the monastery at Arkadi, to the very moving Souda Bay War Cemetery and Minoan archaeological sites such as Phaistos. After a long day out, Villa Argiro, with its lovely pool, was always a pleasure to return to.
Mr Mackenzie – October 2015


We have enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing two weeks here at Villa Argiro - perfect for celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Loved watching the Swallows at dusk dipping into the pool for a drink, the birds climbing the thermals, and listening to the cicadas and the tinkling goat bells. You will find it hard to drag yourself away from the villa with its beckoning pool and comforts of relaxing in the sun. Huge thanks to Sini and Dimitri for their care and hospitality. Thanks to Ray for all his help and Simpson for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful villa. Above all ... enjoy!
Jim and Ann Walker – September 2015

This was our second Simpson holiday and again we were impressed by the high standards and efficiency. Our villa this year was delightful and exactly as described. The hire car was excellent. Villa cleanliness and presentation were superb. Stunning views from the villa and good walking locally. Altogether a lovely spot and a great holiday.
Mr Carter – August 2015

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Mr Hodgson – August 2015

Despite the press reports on Greece before we left for our holiday we carried on regardless, and arrived in Crete to find business as usual - friendly people, superb accommodation, glorious weather and delicious food.
Mrs Ronaldson – July 2015

They are the only independent travel agents that have everything you could wish for. They take customer service to a new level. It is our first time using Simpson and we will be looking no further when it comes to organising our future holidays. Thank you so much for everything
Mr Green – June 2015

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

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    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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 and hotel 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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