When interior designer Iosif Vasilodimitrakis decided to restore his wife's family home in the village of Episkopi, Rethymno of Crete here in Greece, I was certain they weren’t going to leave any details to chance.
And that’s how it is.
Touches of modern and traditional blended into a home you want to live in and share on your Instagram feed at the same time.
So when you visit Villa Jasmine make sure to take notes and get inspired.
Interior designer: Iosf Vasilodimitrakis
Furnishing: Zaira Collection
A few words from the designer and his wife Maria:
“Jasmine” guesthouse is located in Episkopi, Rethymnon, a traditional village, just 800 meters from Kavros Beach. Originally a 19th-century stone building, it was recently renovated in order to accommodate guests who are looking for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
The owners preserved the traditional character of the building while at the same time incorporating all the modern comforts one would expect. It is meticulously equipped, with furniture combining oriental influences and creating a warm and romantic atmosphere which revitalizes and relaxes.
The guesthouse consists of two floors and is able to accommodate up to six people. On the ground floor, one may find the kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom, while on the first floor there is a second bedroom with a private balcony, a bathroom ensuite and a terrace where guests can enjoy the Cretan sunshine or a drink under the starry sky. 200 meters from the guesthouse one may find a local supermarket, while a few meters away is the café of the village, where, among other things, traditional spoon sweets are also sold. Walking along the scenic alleys of the village with the backdrop of the Cretan Sea and the Cretan mountains will make you relax and the rich history of the village will make you want to explore every corner.
Only ten minutes from "Jasmine" guesthouse is Argyroupoli (Ancient Lappa), which is famous for its natural springs and rich archaeological sites. The town of Rethymnon is just 15 minutes from our guesthouse and you will find it charming at any time of the year that you visit.