© 2017 by Villa Taxiarchis

Tel (0030)6979268105


Manthos and Julie Kapsetakis P O Box 683 Kokkini Hani 71500 Heraklion Crete Greece




Anopolis Village  Crete



Ground floor.

One double bedroom with a double wardrobe
Two lounge/bed sofas (singles)  with a double wardrobe 

Living area.TV

Toilet with bath and shower 


Upper floor

Large full equipt kitchen with electric oven.microwave, fridge freezer 

Dining area for up to 12 guests

Large open lounge  area

Lounge/bed sofa (double) 

Open real wood fireplace




Double bed

Storage space


Recommended for  accomodating a maximum of 5 persons 

Service included

Towels (all except beach)

Bed linen


Welcome basket with traditional Cretan products

Branded bathroom products

First aid kit

Baby cot and high chair (on request)

Beach umbrellas

Wood and coal for BBQ/fire

Services at extra cost

Airport transfer

Car rental

Bike rental

Baby sitting/childcare

Pre-arrival requests/shopping service

Honeymoon basket

Birthday/anniversary requests

Beauty services 


We are a family - 2 adults, 3 children (14,12 & 10) and we spent 2 weeks travelling around Crete staying in different places. This beautifully restored house in Anopolis was the perfect base for the last leg of our journey - 3 days in Heraklion. From here we did Knossos, the Archeological Museum, a day trip to Spinaonga with lunch at Plakas, swimming off the coast. We also had some very lovely lazy breakfasts on the wonderful terrace overlooking the mountains and some late nights enjoying the night stars. Anopolis was tiny but the local shop had everything we needed including the nicest fresh bread we had eaten all holiday. The air conditioning was vital as it was hot in August plus the kids were very pleased with the space, and in comparison to some of the other houses we had rented, including one with a pool, they all said this was the best house. Julie was a fantastic host too, with lots of advice about what to do locally. It was clean, well looked after and we could have happily spent more days theRE.


A peaceful hideaway in a real Crete village. No shops, bars, banks etc. Just houses and churches and olive groves. Great balcony overlooking the hills. The House was amazing over two levels. Balcony, sitting room with real wood burning fire and kitchen/dining upstairs to enjoy the views with a music system to enjoy your music. Then the bedroom bathroom and another sitting area with a TV downstairs. Just lovely!

Karen (GB)






Villa Taxiarchis is a superb newly restored luxury 1 00sqm two-storey house in the picturesque village of Anopolis Pediados. Just 20minutes from Heraklion City it is in the perfect position for a quiet secluded holiday yet within easy reach of the fine sandy beaches of Kokkini Hani and all local antiquities and tourist attractions.  The village of Anopolis, its 300  friendly hospitable inhabitants provides visitors with a perfect opportunity to experience the real Crete. The property, an ex-world war first aid shelter, has been beautifully rebuilt and designed for guests comfort with the highest quality of materials and furnishings. It has double glazed windows and doors, marble/oak floorings/beautiful kitchen and an ample wooden staircase and a fireplace.The entire house has been professionally decorated throughout in contemporary style, with its stunning verandah boasting incredible views of the local mountains, olive groves. 

Entertainment Parks
 Spend a day at one of the local parks!  Planetarium, Water Park, Dinosauria Cretaquarium all are within 3klm of the Villa Taxiarchis
Cultural Sites
Knossos Place and the Heraklion Archeological museum and more... Contact us for prices and booking
Wineries Tour
Visit cretan vineyards and enjoy a day of wine tasting
Trips and Tours
Simply tell us your interests and we can put together for you the perfect personal tour itinerary. One which will ensure your utmost enjoyment on Crete!!!



Mountains and valleys
 Join the escorted informative country walks to discover the hidden treasures of the local area and surrounding villages.  
Book an escorted tour of the local market places and discover where you can purchase unique items at bargain prices.
Eat like a Cretan!
We'll give you advice and tips about where to find the best home- grown local products. Ask for our advice about culinary outings and places where you can visit to learn about Cretan cooking. So, whether it's fish, meat or sweets you love there is an abundance of scrumptious Cretan specialities all within easy reach! 
Art and Craft
We welcome you to join one of the handicraft workshops and experience hands on advice from the finest Cretan craftsmen. Ceramics.bronze casting, glass blowing and more...
 Music and Dance 
Do you love the arts, music and dance? Would you like to follow an event whilst on holiday but are unsure about what is going on and where? Perhaps you wish to organise/ celebrate a special occasion? Let us know your entertainment interests and we will take care of the rest! 
Health and fitness
Workouts, Yoga, Tennis.Horse riding, Golf,Fishing, Cycling, Equipment, we organise for you enjoy!
Traditional Cretan farming
Have you ever wondered what it's like to collect grapes or produce olive oil? Would you like to find out how wine or raki is made or spend a day collecting olives?  We will introduce you to unique experiences that are certain to remain in your memories long after you leave Crete.  


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Transfers and Vehicle hire
Car and bike hire is very popular whilst on holiday and  we offer guidance and rental information for all types of vehicles that can be collected at your arrival point or else delivered to the Villa Taxiarchis. We are also happy to arrange transfers at any time during your stay with us.


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A holiday experience of a lifetime awaits you in Crete!
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