Welcome to the antique Lappa in Crete

Restored historic villa in great surroundings

The Villa consists of 3 floors

This old stone-built Villa is more than 200 years old, and was renovated with respect to its original form and use. Now you will find all the modern amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

This beautiful renovated Villa is located close to the mountains in the most unspoiled area of Rethymno Prefecture, Argyrioupoli (old Lappa) Province.

All the lights inside the Villa are uniquely designed and created by a famous Cretan artist.

In the beautiful backyard, you will find a sitting area where you will be undisturbed, and a garden with orange trees.

The Villa sleeps 8 people (4 bedrooms) + baby crib and folding beds.

The lower level consists of 2 bedrooms (one bedroom with twin bed, and one with 2 single beds), a bathroom with a “handmade” bathtub and a large open space with a sitting area, decorated with antique tools.

The ground floor consists of a large kitchen (Kitchen stove with oven, microwave, toaster coffeemaker, dishes and utensils, kettles, refrigerator and dishwasher), dining room, one bedroom (1 twin bed) and a bathroom. From the kitchen, there is an entrance to a big veranda with an outdoor dining table. Here you will have an astonishing view of the mountains.

The first floor consists of a sitting room area with TV, one bedroom (2 single beds) and a bathroom. There is an entrance to another big veranda, with the same fantastic view of the mountains.

Magical Crete


once a great and powerful city

In Mycenaean legends, Lappa was believed to have been founded by Greek hero Agamemnon. Today, the ancient village goes by the name Argyroupolis, and is situated 27 km southwest of Rethymno city.

The village is rich in history. Excavations have uncovered many artefacts from the Roman and Venetian periods, such as the remains of a mosaic floor of a Roman bath.

Argyroupolis is a place with rich vegetation and many natural water springs. You can follow the beautiful path through the springs and visit the cave which houses Agios Ioannis or Agia Dynami church and from which Mouselas river springs.

Take some time to visit the Roman cemetery, where tombs were carved into the mountain. Here you will also find the ancient, giant plane tree.

Argyroupolis is also well-known for its lovely taverns, where you can taste exquisite dishes of traditional Cretan cuisine in the shadow of the big, old trees. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in Episkopi beach, located a few minutes away from the village.

Crete, a versatile island

and the largest of the Greek islands.

Crete is located far south of the Mediterranean, and enjoys a summer which lasts from April to November. Here you will find wonderful beaches, charming villages, ancient culture and beautiful taverns.

There is considerable variation in the nature and vegetation, and there are several large mountain ranges that dominate the landscape. The landscape is both barren, lush and rich. Endless olive groves testify large production of olive oil. It is a very vibrant and rich food culture. Cheese, bread and wine – mostly produced locally. Cretans are among those who live longest in the world. Most of rural life is lived at a slow pace.

Contact Us

Berit Nakling and Finn Stokke welcome you to stay at Villa Lappa in beautiful Crete.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us by email (the form), or phone: +47 481 18 108.