Villa Oliva in Rethymno in Crete is a harmonious balance between the beauty of Crete’s natural vibrancy and the luxury of a truly personalised refuge from today’s fast-paced living. Thoughtful design and creative décor preserve the richness of Rethymno’s architectural tradition but update it with lifestyle tweaks like spacious layouts, luxurious amenities, and indulgent bonuses like choice of bed type.

Set amid a landscaped garden estate on the outskirts of Rethymno Town, this cozy retreat exudes graces, from its arched doorways and wrought-iron balcony railings to the shaded stone-paved courtyard and shaded veranda. Villa Oliva offers the best of two worlds: a tranquil haven for quiet personal or family moments and easy access to the nearby Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort, where you can enjoy all services and amenities from water sports and spa to fine dining.

With 21 open-plan ground floor superior guestrooms, well-appointed deluxe guestrooms on the first and second floor of the main house and comfortable spacious family accommodation, Villa Oliva offers a range of royal-calibre apartments at an ideal location for secluded relaxation or a more energetic exploration of Rethymno and its environs.

Villa Oliva combines a traditional Mediterranean ambience with the luxury of a boutique resort in Crete. Fully-equipped apartments with terracotta-tiled floors and light-filled guestrooms in soothing shades of ivory and white that set off the earthy hues of natural materials like wood, rattan, bamboo, and iron. Designer fabrics update Cretan style to a contemporary level that reflects the ultramodern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs that are part of the comforts of modern-day living. Select rooms feature corner beds for some quality-time snuggling along with more standard choices of double bed or two twins for families or friends traveling together.

Villa Oliva features a large freshwater pool (105m²) surrounded by olive trees, bougainvillea and hibiscus. Cooling the atmosphere, the pool area provides comfortable loungers for sunbathing, while native trees and umbrellas provide vital necessary shade in this sun-drenched garden. Sunbeds, umbrellas, towels and showers around the pool are free of charge.

The all-day pool bar provides a place to unwind on a balmy summer evening or enjoy a coffee with the first rays of sunshine.

Guests staying at Villa Olivia take advantage of access to all facilities and amenities of Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort. Villa Olivia Shuttle Bus Transportation routes allow Guests to travel to and from Grecotel Creta Palace for free.