Villa Caneva

Stone built cottage house in the nature with spacious garden and full privacy!

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The Villa

- Ideal for relaxing family holidays -

  • The Villa

    The Villa

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva

  • Villa Caneva

    Villa Caneva


The Villa Ideal for relaxing family holidays

 In our opinion Villa Caneva’s unique qualities are:
- Spacious fenced outdoor areas surrounded by trees and nature.
- Serenity with fabulous views.
- Great location, a feeling of privacy without actually being too far from anything. Only 300 m from the village of Prines with its cafe, taverns and a mini market, 5 minutes away from Atsipopoulo an even larger village with numerous amenities and 10 minutes from Rethymno and the beach! - Bus to Rethymno is available.
- Full privacy in all outdoor areas as the villa is located on a hill.
- Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor layout.  Children will have plenty of fenced space to play without being near to the pool.
- It's stone construction means that the house is always cool maintaining the same temperature.
- The hospitality of the owner who will be on hand if need be ready to help or give you advice!

The Villa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003016601.


  • Garden - Park

    Garden - Park

    This 1,500 sq.m. fenced outdoor garden is surrounded by nature, offering full privacy and fantastic views of the area and the sea! The layout of the garden and the pool area which can be isolated makes the villa ideal for families with children.  

  • Pool area

    Pool area

    The villa has a 35 m² private swimming pool with 4 sun beds, 2 mini tables and 2 umbrellas!

  • Bedrooms


    The villa has three bedrooms on the first floor, two are double bedded while the other has a bunk bed (2 joined single beds). There is also a sofa bed in the living room, one extra portable bed and a baby cot if it is necessary. All the bedrooms have air condition and view! Bed linen is provided and changed every three days.  

  • Living room

    Living room

    The spacious open plan living room area on the ground floor contains a 32” satellite HDTV, a fireplace and a dining table for 8 people.

  • Bathrooms


    There are two bathrooms in the villa, one on each floor with shower! We provide towels and change them every three days.

  • Free bicycles

    Free bicycles

    Two adult bicycles and one child bicycle are provided free of charge!

  • Barbecue


    Fully equipped barbecue area with a sink and an outdoor dinning table. We will provide you everything needed for its use.

  • Dinning tables

    Dinning tables

    There are three dinning tables in the villa. One indoors in the kitchen area, one on the veranda and one next to the barbecue area!

  • Kitchen


    The fully equipped kitchen which is next to the dinning area and the barbecue has a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, one espresso and one filter coffee machine, an indoor dinning table and dishes and utensils for more than 8 people.

Description of The Villa

Villa Caneva is a 120 sq.m. stone built villa, located on a hill surrounded by trees next to the village of Prines. Only 10 minutes away from Rethymno town and the beach this renovated villa was formerly an old traditional aqueduct built in the 1950s! 

On the ground floor you will find the living room area with an indoor dinning table, a fully equipped kitchen and one bathroom with shower! The kitchen area has an exit to the barbecue area and the garden.

On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Two bedrooms are double bedded with access to the veranda and the other hosts a bunk bed (2 joined single beds).

Outdoors close to the flower gardens and trees a private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas can be found. Also you will find a fully equipped barbecue area, many seating areas with view and a lot of space for children to play.
The whole area is fenced and secured by a security camera system directed at the main gate!  

Amenities of The Villa

Swimming pool (35 sqm) Fully fenced
Sun beds Sun Umbrellas
Charcoal BBQ Dining table
Garden Park Sitting Area
Free Bicycles  
Satellite Flat screen HDTV (32') Fully Air-Conditioned
Free WiFi Internet Hi-Fi stereo
Washing machine Heating
Hairdryer Iron / Board
First aid kit Safe
Fridge / Freezer 2ring Stove / Oven
Espresso / Filter Coffee machine Toaster / Kettle / Mixer
Complete dishes & utensils Dishwasher
Dinning Table  



Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Places of interest

Rethymno (7 km)
The renaissance town of Rethymno. A historic location where you may find many museums, food and entertainment. Click to get directions from Rethymno to Villa Caneva
Heraklion Airport (90 km)
The Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion city. The biggest airport in Crete serving domestic and international flights. Easy Jet has flights to this airport as well. Click to get directions from Heraklion Airport to Villa Caneva
Chania Airport (65 km)
The international airport in Chania. The airport is the second largest with exclusive flights with Ryanair. Click to get directions from Chania Airport to Villa Caneva
Traditional tavern (300 m)
There is a traditional tavern in the centre square of Prines village. Click to get directions from Traditional tavern to Villa Caneva
Supermarkets (2 km)
The closest supermarket is in Atsipopoulo village. Click to get directions from Supermarkets to Villa Caneva
Closest beach (5 - 7 km)
The closest beach to the villa is Koubes beach and the long sandy beach of Rethymno. Click to get directions from Closest beach to Villa Caneva
Hospital (6 km)
General Hospital of Rethymno. Click to get directions from Hospital to Villa Caneva
Pharmacy (2 km)
In Atsipopoulo village. Click to get directions from Atsipopoulo to Villa Caneva
Bus stop (300 m)
In the centre square of Prines village. Click to get directions from Bus stop to Villa Caneva
Bank / ATM (2 km)
In Atsipopoulo village. Click to get directions from Bank / ATM to Villa Caneva
Argiroupoli village (17 km)
A well-known village for the small spring waterfalls and the amount of the great, traditional taverns under the big trees!
Agia Irini Monastery (12 km)
This 10th century monastery had been active until the revolution of 1821, then, badly damaged, it was abandoned. Its restoration started in 1970 and in 1989 the monastery was reoccupied by nuns. Due to the care of the 9 nuns now living there, Agia Irini is a delightful place to visit, as the cloister as well as the refectory, stables, and wine press have been restored. Handicrafts and especially the art of weaving and needlework flourish in Agia Irini and there is a small exhibition within the monastery where one can buy the hand made products
Beautiful beaches in the south coast (35 km)
On the South coast you can find some of Crete’s truly amazing natural beaches such as "Plakias", “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and "Preveli". The distance to the South coast is about 45 minutes from the villa by car.


- Relax in the nature… be close to everything -

  • The village

    The village

  • Prines village

    Prines village

  • Prines village

    Prines village

  • Prines village

    Prines village

The village

Villa Caneva is situated outside the historic town of Rethymno, in the traditional village of Prines.
The village itself is beautiful, flourishing with flora and olive groves. A perfect option for those who appreciate nature and are looking for peace.
Being a small countryside village, Prines has only a few small shops however, your basic requirements will be met by the local mini-market, the traditional cafes and the excellent tavern almost 300 m away from our villa.
Staying in Prines village will give you the advantage of both countryside life and being less than 10 min away from Rethymno town by car.  

  • Beaches


  • Agios Pavlos beach (South coast)

    Agios Pavlos beach (South coast)

  • Episkopi beach

    Episkopi beach

  • Rethymno beach

    Rethymno beach

  • Preveli beach (South coast)

    Preveli beach (South coast)


The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 5 km away at the entrance of Rethymno town. This bustling town with its long sandy beach and its numerous amenities is only a 10 minutes drive (7km). An alternative option is the quieter sandy beach of Episkopi village approximately 10 km away on the road to Chania.
Due to the location of the villa, you also have the advantage of easily visiting the South coast where you can find some of Crete’s truly amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and "Preveli". The distance to the South coast is about 45 minutes from the villa by car.  

Contact us

- Feel free to contact us on any matter or to book -