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Dotira, a sophisticated home!

A wonderful aspect of the swimming pool!
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10 reviews
A wonderful aspect of the swimming pool!
New outside area, private pool of outmost privacy and comfort!
The exterior of the house!
Pool size 2,5 X 5 meters, 1.40m deep.
Spend your day in the pool and relax completely!
The pool area is equipped with sun beds and parasols!
Guests can relax and enjoy the pool all day long!
Pool terrace with lawn covered area!
Wonderful detail in the entrance of the villa!
BBQ facilities and traditional wood oven at the courtyard!
Have your breakfast at the terrace and enjoy the sun and fresh air!
Stone paved courtyard with sitting area!
Decoration details!
Inner courtyard!
Outdoor dining area for the whole family!
Stunning view from the balcony!
Comfortable living room with rustic touches!
An aspect of the living room and stairs leading to the first floor!
The dining table!
Fully equipped kitchen!
Prepare your meals at home, in the comfortable kitchen!
Kitchen detail!
All bedrooms are air conditioned and tastefully decorated!
Bedroom detail!
Study area at the renovated stable house!
Loft type bedroom!
Loft type bedroom!
Twin bedroom with wonderful views and sitting area!
Beds have very comfortable mattresses! You'll surely have sweet dreams!
All bedrooms are spacious, sunny and airy!
The bathroom is quite spacious and comfortable!
Take a long bath and relax after a full day!
Towels and shampoo are provided...all you have to do is enter the shower!
Pigianos Kampos Beach!
Local area!
Narrow streets in the village!
Water sports available at the beach!
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
We welcome you to Crete and the picturesque village of Mesi, built on a lovely position, on a small hill of 300 meters above sea level! Dotira Guesthouse, is a two-storey stone mansion of the 18th century, which has a surface area of 166 square meters and the surrounding plot one of 350 square meters.

Thanks to the recent careful restoration the house adheres to the traditional architecture and offers our visitors the experience of a special sojourn. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, were used, respecting the house’s history and its traditional elements were preserved and highlighted: the bathroom, the fire place and the water trough at the terrace.

Outside Area
Externally, the villa is built in a classic, yet modern way, where stone and rustic feeling prevail! At the outside area there is an inner courtyard, with a lovely...
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About the Manager, Valia Kokkinou (Property Manager Valia Kokkinou)
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Spanish
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 194 reviews and 114 properties
Interaction with guests
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!

At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance dur
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Excellent - based on 10 reviews
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Josje F
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

A very nice house with a lot of possibilities in and around the house. We had a wonderful week! We went to the sea, several towns like rethymnon and Knossos but close to the house there is a lot to see- little villages, with little restaurants with fantastic food and a nice landscape to walk or to ride through. A...

LaKesha W
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

My bestfriend and I spent the Christmas and New Year holiday at Dotira and it was AMAZING! Unfortunately, our family did not get to visit. But we made the best of the situation. Let me first say that Valia, the property management was so professional and helpful in coordinating rental car reservations a cultural tour through green tours. She was...

Management response:

Dear LaKesha, thank you so much for this amazing review and your kind words! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to have the chance to host you again in our Villa! Best regards, Think Villa Team!


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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a lovely week at Dotira. It is in a small village about 3 miles from the sea but is in the hills so has views out to sea..The house has a very quiet relaxing atmosphere. It has been very tastefully restored and extended. 4 good size bedrooms. The owners are very friendly helpful people who welcomed us and...

Management response:

Dear Martin, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    2 Full baths
    1 King
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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1 Mar 2018 -
30 Apr 2018
5 nights
1 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
Low season
7 nights --
1 Jun 2018 -
12 Jun 2018
Mid season
7 nights --
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About the neighbourhood
Dotira House is located in Mesi village, which has two traditional coffee places and a tavern in the village square, just 100 meters from the villa. It preserves its traditional character and offers hospitality, a peaceful holiday and also the challenge to explore the beautiful landscape of the Arcadi region as the perfect point of departure.

Shopping facilities for everyday's necessities can be found at the neighbouring village of Pigi within a distance of 8 minutes by car, providing tavernas and cafes, a mini market, bakery, a grocery shop, two butcher’s, a hairdressers as well as a pharmacy. A gas station can be found in the nearby village of Adele which is also 9 minutes away by car.
Getting around
Distances to Important Locations
Super Market & Restaurants: 2.5 Kms
Heraklion International Airport: 78 Kms
Chania International Airport: 81 Kms
Rethymno Port & Town: 13 Kms
Pigianos Kampos Beach: 6 Kms
Traditional taverna in 100 metres

Car rental is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heraklion Airport: 78.0 km
Ferry: Rethymno Port: 18.0 km
By air: There are daily scheduled flights from 'Eleutherios Venizelos' Athens International Airport to 'Nikos Kazantzakis' Heraklion International Airport. Charter flights from most European destinations arrive from April to November to the airport.

By Sea: Daily itineraries link the port of Heraklion and Chania with the port of Piraeus (Athens).

By bus: There are daily and frequent bus services connecting Heraklion with the main towns and villages of the entire prefecture as well as with the towns of Chania and Rethymnon. 

As soon as you confirm your reservation, I will send you all the necessary information and directions, of how you will drive to the villa from the airport.

Kind Regards,
Valia Kokkinou
Property Manager.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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