About This Listing
This room is fitted with two single beds but they can be made up into a very large king sized bed. As with the other room air conditioning (phone number hidden)), TV and DVD player are included. Towels both for the bathroom and swimming pool are included.
A twin bedded room with the possibility of making a king size bed.
Room has air conditioning, t.v. and DVD player.
Bathroom is shared between the two rooms (if the second room is occupied).
A very spacious villa with lovely gardens and pool. If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is it!
Located in a very peaceful village just a 20 minute drive from Heraklion airport, port and city center.
Outside in the gardens there is a good sized pool heated by solar cover, BBQ area with wood oven and ample seating areas including sunbeds.
The perfect location for those seeking peace and quiet but with attractions like Knossos, Heraklion and Archanes, the beaches just a very short drive away. Ideal for hikers with the canyon just down the road surrounded by olive and grape fields.
During your stay you can expect a good nights sleep after a welcoming glass of local wine or raki on very comfortable beds.
Breakfast is served in the garden and consists of local bread, fresh orange juice, cold meats, cheese, conserves, yogurt with muesli and local honey and tea or coffee.
A local shop. petrol station, inexpensive restaurant and bus stop are all within easy walking distance.
Buses run every hour (in the Summer months) from the village into Heraklion where connections can be made to everywhere else on Crete. However, to get the best from Crete its best to rent a car from the airport.
So peaceful and quiet yet only minutes from the city center, night life and a multitude of restaurants and shops.
New for this season! Two good quality bicycles (one a ladies the other a mans) are available to rent at 3 euros per day each bicycle. Safety helmets, locks and tool kit are included.
Smoking is allowed in outside areas only!
Guests will have access to the front balcony, swimming pool, gardens and a fridge freezer in the outdoor kitchen area. The lounge and kitchen in the villa are for private use only.
Interaction with Guests
If time allows its always nice to socialise with the guests over a glass of local wine or raki.
The neighborhood is very peaceful and tranquil with views across the olive fields and vineyards towards the mountain ranges.
There is a regular bus service from the village to Heraklion where buses to all other destinations are available. However, please note that the last bus back from Heraklion is early evening.
There is ample secure parking for several cars in the garden which is controlled by an electric gate.
It is advisable to rent a car to make the most of your stay here but for those who do not want to do this then airport transfers are available at 17 euros each way. A taxi service from the airport to here costs about 35 euros one way.
Other Things to Note
New for this season - two new bicycles with disc brakes, 21 gears, safety helmet and lock are available to rent for only 3 euros per day each.
For those guests who are staying for several days I am willing to do the washing overnight at a cost of 10 euros per load.
A babies high chair is available on request.
Smoking is allowed outside only.
Pets by prior arrangement only.
If guests wish to use the kitchen in the garden then it is appreciated that its left clean and tidy as this is a free service not offered elsewhere.
The swimming pool is open from 10.00 till 22.00 and is used at own risk.
Air con is included in the price during the hours of (phone number hidden).
Using the air con outside of these hours will incur a charge of 5 euros per day.
As with everywhere in Greece toilet paper and baby napkins must be put in the bins provided and not in the toilet!
Thera is lovely! And her house is an amazing sanctuary in Crete. The room was wonderful and clean, and Thera was very helpful in helping us explore the island. Would definitely stay again.
There's place was so beautiful. In a small village, it was relaxing. Public transportation comes to the village even. As soon as I arrived (Thera brought me from airport), I was offered wine and a great conversation with her, terry, and the other guests. The pool is adorable even though I didn't take time to swim. I would like to mainly say: I spent the past 3 weeks traveling in Europe and Thera had the MOST comfortable bed and the MOST delicious breakfast. One evening I was invited by thera to dinner, and I am so glad I joined. I greatly recommend this accommodation if you are looking for a beautiful place outside the city center.
Petit coin de paradis. Un magnifique jardin fleurie et un petit déjeuné succulent. L'hôte est également très sympathique. Je la recommande sans problème.
Die beschreibung der unterkunft war sehr genau. Wir haben sehr Willkommen gefühlt. Wir werden gerne wieder urlaub hier (website hidden) hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
This was a lovely villa outside of Heraklion which suited us very well as we like to avoid the hustle of the city. Beautiful pool area and gardens and lovely dining area for breakfast. The photos online don't do it justice! The room was comfortable and safe, shared bathroom was clean and had everything we needed. Thera recommended a wonderful taverna close by, which served truly traditional Cretan fare. Our stay was short but sweet and Thera is a lovely host. Lucy, the dog is the sweetest pup we've met!
We were warmly welcomed by all three, including Lucy, her lovely dog. Thera's residence and garden are equipped with everything one could possibly ask for and in the latter there are numerous little cosy places to relax and contemplate at. The pool is a fantastic addition as well. The village is the perfect starting point to discover the nearby region. Our apartment was furnished with an eye for detail and the overall atmosphere was very welcoming. Thank you Thera for this great stay.
Michael and Nora
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About the Host, Thera
Originally from Holland but I also speak English, German and Greek. I love reading, swimming, good food, music and travel.
I have travelled to many other countries so I am well aware what makes a good hostess and pride myself on the service I offer. 100% of the guests I have had so far have loved their stay here. What more can I say?