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Places of interest near the villa in the prefecture of Rethymno

An atmosphere of pure Crete and great hospitality are to be expected in the small, traditional village of Asteri. The area is ideal for relaxing care-free holidays.

The village has a cafe, confectionary, mini market, tavern as well as an impressive folklore museum with a rich collection. Asteri is located in an area which combines the beauty of the island's hinternald with a view of the sea.

The sea is about 2km away at the areas of Stavromenos and Sfakaki both of which are traversed by both the new and the old national road. There you can find beautiful beaches as well as a variety of shops, tavernas, restaurants, super markets as well as a gas station.

The largest nearby city, at 14 km, is Rethymno.

The nearest sites worth seeing include the historic monastery of Arcadi, the old town district of Rethymno, ancient Eleftherna, the post-minoan necropolis of Armeni and several small, picturesque villages. A little further away on the south side of the island lies the monastery of Preveli as well as a series of tranquil beaches with crystal clear sea.