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AUTHENTIC CRETAN STONE-BUILT WINDMILL

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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AUTHENTIC CRETAN STONE-BUILT WINDMILL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Sitia - Anemomili

2 bedroom house to sleep 4 close to Sitia town

The windmill is built with local stone, fitting perfectly with the surrounding environment. A classic Cretan windmill design, which in our days rarely exists in some areas of the island. The inside space was cleverly converted into a two bedroom house. It is located in a 12,000 sq mt garden with a view over Sitia bay.

It is fully furnished/air conditioned and consists of a reception room with a working fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a bedroom with 2 single beds and fitted wardrobe, a wooden loft with 1 double bed, a fitted wardrobe, a bathroom with shower and a laundry room.

The white stone courtyard includes a coffee table made from an old windmill grinding stone. The house is surrounded by an olive grove, a vineyard, a vegetable garden and 30-year old palm trees. It is situated 5 kilometers from the town of Sitia and the local airport and 350 metres from the seashore. The local beach is 4km away while other magnificent beaches are situated 20-40 minutes drive.

What to do in Sitia?

For history and archeology enthusiasts, Sitia's archaeological museum displays exhibits dating back to the Neolithic era in 3,500 BC while the medieval fortress of Kazarma, situated at the top of Sitia is a reminder of the town's medieval past. Furthermore, the folklore museum exhibits items from the past century such as weaving, woodcuts and other everyday life items.

During the evening you can visit one of the numerous small restaurants ('Rakadika') situated along the town's fishing port, which serve delicious variety plates along with Cretan spirit 'Raki'. And if you are up to it you can continue your night out until the early morning hours in one of the local bars and clubs.

What to do in the region?

Archeology / History / Religion

On your way to Vai and Erimoupoli you will pass from the monastery of Toplou. Here you can visit the monastery's museum with items dating back to the Ottoman empire period up to the Second World War. In Erimoupoli bay you can visit the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. Further to the south east, Zakros is one of the four major Minoan palaces unearthed in Crete. The ruins of the palace await you at the lower entrance of the Zakros gorge.

Beaches:

To the east of Sitia lies Europe's only natural palm forest of Vai. In a short distance from Vai lies the bay of Erimoupoli with the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. To the south east of the region lie the long sandy beaches and warm waters of Kserokambos. There are numerous other deserted beaches we can help you discover.

Sports:

For windsurfing enthusiasts the world renowned Kouremenos beach is a must visit. The club offers equipment hire and lessons. For the hardcore athletes, the Faneromeni bay offers excellent wave conditions (depending on the weather). Here you will need to bring your own kit. Mountain bikes are a fun way to explore the region's endless olive groves. Spring and autumn is the best period for this since the weather is cooler during the day.

Hiking:

The areas rugged terrain offers numerous gorges that are walkable with no special equipment. First and foremost the 4km Richti gorge, near the village of Mesa Mouliana will dazzle you with the year-round waterfalls and dense vegetation all the way down to a deserted beach. The 4.5km gorge of Zakros starts at the village of Ano Zakros and meets the sea next to the archaeological site of Kato Zakros. It is one of the most impressive gorges in Crete with steep sides and dramatic rock formations. It is also known as the Gorge of the Dead because ancient Minoans buried their dead in caves high up on the gorge's sides. The 3.5km Chochlakies or Karoumes gorge ends in the magnificent and isolated bay of Karoumes.

Culinary Delights:

In Sitia's 'Rakadika' and small taverns scattered in villages throughout the region you can try, apart from local meats, also some delicacies of the region cooked in locally produced olive oil, like 'chochlious' (snails cooked either with tomato or vinegar and rosemary), 'omaties' (stuffed pig intestines), 'anthous' (stuffed courgettes) and other. When you visit Toplou don't forget to grab a bite in the monastery's small tavern and purchase organic products from the monastery's extensive agricultural produce (honey, olive oil etc).

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property manager (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks English, Greek

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

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4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
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Sitia Lassithi
5

Excellente adresse

  • 5 out of 5
Merveilleux sejour au moulin restaure avec beaucoup de gout. Accueil tres chaleureux de Lefteris, nous avons ete enchantes par notre hote et nous recommandons vivement ce charmant logis tres bien situe, tout etait plus que parfait!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
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Sitia Lassithi
5

A great place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
The Windmill is spacious, comfortable and well equiped. Property has great terrace (partially covered) - we loved to stay there in the midday. Our hosts was welcoming and helpful. They provided us help in choosing our trip destinations, gave us maps and guides. At evenings we got an opportunities to discuss not only creteanian history but also politics, sports or recent social changes.
Anemomill has perfect location - in quiet area but quite close to the city (about 10 min. by car). The city (Sitia) has nice harbour with plenty of cozy restaurants and cafeterias, nice beach, market square (tuesday morning) and very interesting archeological museum. East Crete is still a peacefull place, there is not TOO many tourists. But there is a lot to do and to see. A wonderfull beaches (Vai Beach with palm forrest is the most known, but our choice was beach near Palecastro), stunning gorges (a must see is Richtis Gorge with waterfall, and Dead Gorge near Kato Zakros), deep and dark caves and many archeological sites.
We spend there two weeks and it was really nice vacations. We would recommend this to everybody - it is great place to stay and relax.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
-302843024942
Sitia Lassithi
5

Everything we were looking for at this gorgeous property

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our stay in Crete and this property was a big part of the reason. First it was a close driving distance to world class beaches (Palm Beach at Vai was excellent) and we went to five different beaches in as many days. The locals were all very welcoming and helpful - chief among them were our hosts who provided us with maps and useful information we couldn't have found in a guide book about best places to eat and sights to see.

The property itself was great - with a well equipped kitchen and lots of room throughout. The surrounding orchards and gardens were all beautiful and luckily in full bloom when we visited. We felt like we on some country estate - but close enough to all the services we needed at Sitia ( less than 10 minutes away)... Also - Zakros Gorge was close enough that if you're into hiking you'd be in for a treat as well.

We would recommend this to families, or as a romantic getaway - and are definitely looking forward to staying again. I could write a lot more about this property - but after seeing the pictures - you'd agree I don't need to. Book it and have a great time!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
-302843024942
Sitia Lassithi
4

A cozy well appointed Cretan retreat

  • 4 out of 5
We were completely entranced with our stay at the perfectly retrofitted old cretan windmill just outside of Sitia. The owners, Lefteris & Kate, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The house was tastefully furnished, comfortable
and easy to live in. The kitchen was well equipped. The outdoor courtyard was
private and relaxing with cushions for the chairs, two tables and many creative touches. We felt so at home we wished we could stay longer... and hopefully return.
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
-302843024942
Sitia Lassithi
4

Wonderful Rental Property!

  • 4 out of 5
Eastern Crete has a very different feel compared to western Crete - we loved the more laid back atmosphere. The windmill property was a wonderful, relaxing place to stay - close to town, a fascinating fossil strewn beach and Minoan ruins. We did find the biting insects a bit of a problem, but not enough to affect our enjoyment.
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
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Sitia Lassithi
5

Best House in Crete!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful experience! The house was charming, inviting, and well stocked with everything we needed.

The owner has picturesque grape vineyards, olive trees, and date palms scattered around the property that made for delightful walking. My daughter loves pomegranates so the owner hand-picked a fresh one off of his trees for her every day and left it on our door step.

Praise cannot do the owner justice. He spoke perfect English, brought us three tins of his home-made olive oil, let us pick fresh produce from his garden to cook for our dinner, and brought us a bottle of wine and a basket of cookies at check in. He was beyond accommodating and redefined the term, "Greek hospitality."

We recommend the property any chance we get!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! We strive to ensure our guests feel they are staying in a friend's house and not in a hotel.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Sitia Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Sitia town
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Sitia port
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Aghia Fotia village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Sitia beach
Car: necessary

Sitia is a town situated in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. It lies in a region unspoiled by mass tourism. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style. In the town but especially in the region's villages you will enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine made with quality local olive oil and other local produce. During the day you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in Sitia beach or in the numerous untouched beaches lying towards the Eastern tip of the island. Also visit Europe's only natural palm forest of Vai. On your way there you will visit the Monastery of Toplou. For windsurfing enthusiasts the world renowned Kouremenos beach is a must. For museum lovers Sitia's archaeological museum displays exhibits dating back to the Neolithic era in 3,500 BC. The folklore museum exhibits items from the past century such as weaving, woodcuts and other every day life items.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Sitia, Lassithi

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
11 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
€425
for 5 nights
€595
 
 
Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
€490
 
 
Winter/Spring
1 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
From
€70
€490
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
€425
for 5 nights
From
€85
€595
 
 
Summer/Early Autumn
6 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
€500
for 5 nights
From
€100
€700
 
 
Autumn
7 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
€425
for 5 nights
From
€85
€595
 
 
Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
From
€70
€490
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
€490
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The rental rates include weekly cleaning service
We require a 30% security deposit to secure a booking
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sitia in Lassithi

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wooden loft
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Traditional wooden loft with 1 double bed, fitted wardrobe, satellite TV. Second bedroom with 2 beds and fitted wardrobe. Extra baby cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is complementary satellite TV with all major world networks as well as pay-TV with movies and documentaries channels, a stereo system with USB for mp3 players and wireless ADSL Internet. The house is air conditioned. The white stone courtyard benefits from sea views and is furnished with wooden chairs, deck chairs, and a round coffee table made from an old windmill grinding stone. There is also a large dinner table if you want to enjoy your meals outside with the sound of the sea in the background.

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