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Villa Despina is a traditionally built villa house in the outskirts of Rethymnon right next to the village of Prines. It is a traditional Cretan mansion built out of limestone and pine wood and not using bricks and cement. This is not a property like those rented to the tourist hordes.
The villa is built on a 500 square meter land plot; the size of the house is 130 square meters. The surrounding area is beautiful; a green landscape in a quite area away from the more popular tourist areas of Rethymnon, but close enough to allow you short trips for your entertainment as many interesting places are in Rethymnon, including museums the port and many other.
The prefecture of Rethymno is located on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnon Town is the capital, a town with intense Medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias and Adelianos Kampos are among the most popular beach resorts in Rethymno Greece, while a drive around will bring you to innumerable secluded coves for total privacy.
Interesting sights to visit in the region are the historical Monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi, the Ideon Cave where god Zeus was raised according to mythology and the many gorges in the inland.