Villa Gaia

Welcome to villa Gaia in the village of Skouloufia.

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Gaia Villa

- Villa Gaia is a stone built house which offers modern facilities. -

  • Gaia Villa

    Gaia Villa

  • Gaia Villa

    Gaia Villa

  • Gaia Villa

    Gaia Villa

  • Gaia Villa

    Gaia Villa


Gaia VillaVilla Gaia is a stone built house which offers modern facilities.

Welcome to villa Gaia in the village of Skouloufia. This traditional Cretan style stone house is situated in a quiet area in the village Skouloufia 18km from Rethymno. The villa is built in one floor layout. There is a big yard with swimming pool, barbeque area and private parking. The house has a large veranda with dining table and pergola. Ideally suitable for 5 persons there are three bedrooms in this Villa, all with view to the sea – one with double bed and terrace, one with semi-double bed and terrace and one with twin beds.

Gaia Villa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K122K2768301.


  • Veranda


    In the front yard of the house, there is a veranda covered with a large table and 6 seats.From there, the guest can enjoy the calmness of the region and the view to the countryside and the sea.

  • Kitchen


    The kitchen has all the necessary equipment such as oven, fridge with freezer, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, dishes, forks, knives and spoons. It is also equipped with a children's chair.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

    Entering the house there is a spacious dining and living room on the right , traditionally decorated with a fireplace and Smart Sat -TV with BluRay player and an open plan fully equipped kitchen on the left.

  • Bedrooms


    In the house, there are 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with 2 single beds and one with 1 single bed. There is an optional baby cot, which is placed in the bedroom with the double bed.All of the rooms are air-conditioned, with a separate device for each room.

  • Bathrooms


    There is a bathroom/wc with jacuzzi in the house, which also includes a laundry machine. Towels, soap and laundry powder are provided.

Description of Gaia Villa

Villa Gaia is a traditional stone built house, recently renovated (2008), located in a quiet area in the village Skouloufia, 18km away from Rethymno. The villa is built in one floor layout. On the exterior of the house, there is a big yard with a 25sqm swimming pool with sunchairs and umbrellas around it , a stone made barbecue and a garden. There is also a large veranda with a dining table covered by a pergola. The house has a spectacular view to the sea and the surrounding area, which the visitor can enjoy from the yard.

Ideally suitable for 5 people, there are three bedrooms in the Villa, all with view to the sea – one with double bed and terrace, one with semi-double bed and terrace and one with twin beds. A baby cot is also provided to the guests.

The house has a spacious dining and living room, traditionally decorated, with a fireplace and a smart satellite TV with a Blueray player and an open plan fully equipped kitchen. There is also one bathroom with W/C, and hydro massage bath.

All of the rooms are fully air conditioned. The combination of the air conditioning, the fireplace and the sun heating makes the house suitable for all the seasons of the year.

There are many villages with tavernas, mini markets and pharmacies nearby, as well as many historical sightseeing like the Arkadi monastery (8kms away) and the ancient Eleytherna (7kms away). The nearest beach is only 6 km away from the villa, in the village Stavromenos.

Amenities of Gaia Villa

Fully fenced Dining table
Balcony with sitting area Pool Area
Smart TV Fully Air-Conditioned
Free WiFi Internet Washing machine
Hairdryer Iron / Board
Towels - Linen Safe Box
Desk Wardrobe / Closet
Fridge / Freezer 4 ring Stove / Oven
Espresso / Filter Coffee machine Toaster / Kettle 
Complete dishes & utensils Dining Table

* Children Friendly

The prices include the VAT tax. all the local taxes and there is no extra charging for cleaning and linen and towel changing.

01/01 - 31/05 100 euros
01/06 - 30/06 140 euros
01/07 - 31/08 190 euros
01/09 - 30/09 140 euros
01/10 - 31/12  100 euros



Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Places of interest

Heraklion Airport (76.2 km.)
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Chania Airport (85.1 km.)
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Port Rethymno (18.0 km.)
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Heraklion Port (76.3 km.)
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Chania Port (72 km.)
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Closest beach (7.2 km.)
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Rethymno City (18.9 km.)
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Skouloufia village (1.5 km.)

The village of Skouloufia is located near the ancient city-state of Eleftherna. It is a very old traditional
village, which has been attested in the Venetian tax registers of the 15th and 16th centuries as Spilufia.
The village has historical interest, as there are many Byzantine churches there, but it also has natural beauty, with many trees and natural springs.

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Margarites Village (12.8 km.)

Margarites is a village well known for its pottery production tradition.The village has also several Byzantine churches and it is known for it's traditional architecture, as it has a lot of traditional buildings, many of them built during the era of the Venetian occupation of Crete.

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Melidoni Village (14.5 km.)

the village of Melidoni is found approximately 27km east of Rethymnon.It has developed considerably although there are still some old Venetian buildings to be seen in the back streets if you take a walk through.The village has its own bakery, petrol station and small grocery shops as well as tavernas and cafes.

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Melidoni Cave (15.7 km.)

The cave is just 2km away from the village of Melidoni.The village of Melidoni and the cave were named after Antonios Melidonis, one of the protagonists of the rebellion against the Turks, who originated from the village.Gerontospilios is very important due to the archeological findings, some of which are exhibited in the Archeological Museum of Rethimnon.According to mythology Talos lived here, a prehistoric giant robot that Zeus gave to King Minos as a present to protect the island of Crete by crossing it from side to side with just a few steps. The cave’s history goes back to the late Neolithic period and during the Minoan period (2100 – 1600 B.C) the cave was a worship site. During the Roman period the cave was used as a sanctuary of Hermes and sacrifices were performed here to honor him.

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Panormo (16.5 km.)

Panormo, is one of the most beautiful villages of Crete and is located in the north coast of Crete, 22 kilometers east of Rethymno and 55 west of Heraklion. The lovers of the natural landscape will admire the estuaries of Geropotamos, that form a wonderful lake.The village is famous for it's beautiful beaches and it's picturesque architecture. In Panormo, there is a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.

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Mpali (27.8 km.)

Bali, between Rethymno and Iraklio, is a beach resort. In recent years, Bali has grown a lot and become a popular resort for families, thanks to its excellent beaches. Bali is a quiet place, as there aren't nightclubs there.As a result it is an ideal place for families

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Fragma Potamon (27.9 km.)

The lake of the rivers is formed by the barrier of the rivers in Amari region, which was constructed in 2009. The lake is located in the valley of Amari, 25kms southeast of Rethymno.The lake has a capacity of 23 million cubic meters and is an important wetland of Crete. Many species of birds and animals live in the region. Moreover, it becomes more and more known to the tourists, who come to admire the beautiful scenery.

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Anogeia (38.3 km.)
Anogia is a prominent village set on the northern slopes of Psiloritis Mountain at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, positioned in a way that can supervise a significant part of of the area surrounding it. The name derives from its position which is set high up in the mountains.Anogia goes back to the first Byzantine period. The village was a center of revolutions and revolts during the Ottoman period.It is one of the most interesting villages in Crete as the locals vary from other Cretans in their traditions, customs, social life, folk art and the local dialect. Click here to get directions.
Preveli Beach (48.2 km.)

Preveli is located about 35kms south of Rethymno and 10kms east of Plakias. The beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotiko Gorge, where the Great River (Megas Potamos) is flowing.It is certainly the most famous beach in southern Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer. On the banks of the Great River there is a forest of palm trees, which give the region the sense of an African landscape. The river has water all year round. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm trees and other trees, and explore the beautiful canyon. You can also swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge.

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Georgoupoli (39.8 km.)
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Arkadi Monastery (8.1 km.)
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  • Moni Arkadiou

    Moni Arkadiou

Moni ArkadiouA historic monastery

The Monastery of Arkadi is a historic monastery in Crete. According to tradition it was founded by Emperor Heraklion and rebuilt around the 5th century by the Byzantine Emperor Arcadius, whose name bears his honor. Others said it was founded by a monk who is named Arcadius and therefore monastery is calles Arkadi.Remains of the first monastery have been preserved in the northwestern part of the enclosure. The most important part of Arkadi Monastery is the central two-aisled church , the Catholicon , which is dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Savior ( one aisle ) , and the Saints Constantine and Helen ( the other aisle ) , surrounded by very thick yard walls in which there various auxiliary buildings . The Turkish yoke in Crete count already two hundred and fifty years when - after ongoing uprisings - Cretan rebels began to gather in Arkadi from March 3, 1866 . The attack began on 8 November 1866. In the monastery there were 964 souls , 325 men and the rest women and children.

  • Ancient Eleftherna

    Ancient Eleftherna

Ancient ElefthernaA huge ancient landscape.

Ancient Eleftherna is situated about 18 km of Melidoni. Thousands findings , which are unimpeachable witnesses of the history of Eleftherna , have come from the three major , systematic excavations of the University of Crete. And about 500 of them were selected to set up the exhibition " Eleftherna : City - Acropolis - Necropolis " launched at the Cycladic Art Museum in Athens in December 2004. Ancient Eleftherna was visited to the public in 2008 while the excavation is continued with significant findings.

  • Rethymno


RethymnoWelcome to the city of Rethymnon, a place blessed with beauty, embraced by breathtaking mountains and the deep blue of the Mediterranean.

Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Rethymno regional unit on the island of Crete. It was built in antiquity, but was never a competitive Minoan centre.

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