Our villa is a recent, stone-built house of 115 square metres, plus a 25 square metres courtyard. It is a ground-floor house, conceived as a spacious and comfortable place to live, with large, stone-walled rooms, furnished with much care.
The Fabrika villa consists in a large kitchen-living room with full equipment and fireplace, a living room with a large table, sofa-bed and other furniture, two bedrooms (one of them with its own door towards outside) and a bathroom. Both bedrooms have air condition. The courtyard has a grill, and is the perfect place to enjoy the warm summer evenings around a drink or a dinner.
The villa is ideal for a family (one couple with up to at least four children), or for two families with children (couples in the bedrooms, children in the sofa beds or the small child beds if they are small).
The villa is located in Faneromeni village, in south central Crete (Messara region), near Mires and Timbaki towns, and a couple of kilometres from the village of Vori. The place is very quiet, and you will find everything for your stay within a couple of kilometres (supermarkets, traditional markets, health centre, pharmacy, banks, etc.) in Mires and Timbaki, approximately 8km from the villa.
From Heraklion, you need to reach the road that gets out of the town, direction Agia Varavara, Mires, Timbaki, Kokkinos Pirgos.
From the airport, you just take the main road passing in front of the airport towards the left (when getting out of the airport). At the traffic lights, you turn right and, after approx. 400 metres, you take the exit on your right (don't pass under the bridge!). You are now on the national road, that you will follow for approximately 6 km, until you see, on your right an exit for Mires.
You take this exit, follow the curve and, at the crossroads, you turn right. Then you just follow this road for about 60 km. You will cross the small towns of Agia Varvara, then Agii Deka, then Mires. After Mires, you still go ahead for another 6 or 7 kilometres. On your left, you will see the signs for Phaistos archaeological site. You still follow the road. After the Phaistos signs, there is a curve (turning right). After this curve, you will see an exit on your right. You take this exit and follow until you enter Vori village and arrive in the central square of Vori. Here, you have to go ahead on your left, pass the cafés, then, take the road that starts from the square, on your right.
After 200 m, you take on your right, following the signs "Faneromeni". You then follow this road for about one kilometre, until you enter the village of Faneromeni.
You pass the petrol station, the church, and you'll soon arrive at a crossroads. You turn left. The Fabrika villa is just 50m up this road.
With its old houses and small streets, Faneromeni is a typical village of south Crete. Faneromeni does not have much tourism, and remains a very traditional place. Here, you will enjoy the quietness and the beauty of south Crete. The surroundings offer many opportunities to spend an exceptional stay, whatever your interests are... The exceptional archaeological sites of Phaistos and Agia Triada, remains of the "oldest civilisation in Europe" (the Minoans), are just a couple kilometres from Faneromeni. Still in the historical field, you will find Roman sites, byzantine churches and monasteries in all the area, as well as remains of the Venetian period.
Faneromeni is about 10 km from the sea, and you will find beaches of every kinds, from small rocky beaches to the long, sandy strech of Komos, Kalamaki and Timbaki (Kataliki). Some beaches are away from everything and very quiet, other ones have cafeterias where you can enjoy a drink in front of the sunset... just make up you choice! With their music bars, Matala and Agia Galini offer possibilities of night life.
Nature lovers will enjoy the beauty of Cretan nature, both at the coast and in the mountains. The possibilities of walks and excursions are many: Agiofarango gorge, Zaros lake and Rouvas gorge, Faneromeni dam and lake... For more trained people, mountain spots like the Psiloritis summit or Kamares cave are only two examples of the numerous mountain tracks of the area...