Sitia farmhouse rental
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 5 nights
 

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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8 Reviews of Property 443325 in Sitia, Greece

Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Best House in Crete!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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!
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.
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
the lovely windmill correspondet absolutly to the discription of the very friendly landlord an landlady. We found much more: very warm guestfriendship and we could spend 14 marvellous days!
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your holidays!
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Wow - what a place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
The island and the property were equally stunning. The windmill was perfect for a family of four with ample space outside to eat and everything you could want for a luxurious holiday.

We enjoyed a warm welcome, great conversation and some wonderful fruit and vegetables fresh from the garden! Above all the windmill was the perfect escape – a place you can really relax and unwind.

I'd rate this 5 stars without hesitation.
Owner's Response: Thank you!
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Probably the best place to stay in East-Crete

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We've spent 10 days at the windmill some time ago, and we've kept a very good feeling about this period.

The situation is perfect in order to explore the east of Crete. We had a lot of good time and we recommand at Sitia, Kato Zakros and Xerokampos

The Windmill itself is perfect for a small familly.

The owners are warmfull and always have time for a tip or a talk.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comment! We try to offer the best possible experience to our guests
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Einmalig origineller Kreta- Wanderurlaub

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
Haben die originelle und wunderschöne " Anemomili " zufällig bei unserer Urlaubsrecherche im Internet entdeckt und uns von den schönen Bildern überzeugen lassen. Und diese haben gehalten was sie versprochen haben! Eine überaus originelle Unterkunft, sehr liebevoll und ansprechend eingerichtet und dekoriert. Alles war sauber und entsprach unserem gewohnten deutschen Standard. Auch dem für uns recht kleinem Duschbad haben wir uns schnell angefreundet, es ist völlig ausreichend gewesen. Die Gastgeberin hat auch auf kleinste sehr liebevolle Details geachtet und moderne Dekoration mit alten, in Handarbeit angefertigten Gardinen und Decken kombiniert. Der zur Verfügung stehende Außenbereich ist sehr groß und sorgt für die richtige Urlaubsstimmung, mit Oleanderbüschen, einem zum Tisch umfunktionierten Mühlrad und dekorativ und originell arrangierten gesammelten Steinen. Zur Begrüßung gab es einen großen Teller mit frischen Orangen und Zitronen aus dem hauseigenen Garten, dort durfte ich mich auch für den Eigenbedarf an frischen Kräutern wie Oregano, Thymian und Diktamus bedienen. Für Olivenöl zum Kochen und für Salate war auch gesorgt,dies füllten uns unsere Gastgeber immer wieder nach. Bis jetzt das beste Öl was ich je ausprobiert habe von unglaublichen Geschmack und hoher Qualität , zum Braten viel zu schade!
Unsere Gastgeberfamilie hat uns in vielerlei Hinsicht immer wieder sehr positiv überrascht, so luden diese uns zu einer kleinen Feier mit Freunden ein und kredenzten uns aus dem hauseigenen Backofen ein typisch kretisches Lammgericht, es war ein unvergessener Abend. Auch stand uns Herr Immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite, erklärte uns die schönsten Schluchten zum Wandern, wies auf einsame Buchten hin, stellte uns seine Karten zur Verfügung oder berichtete wo man gut Fisch essen kann was man besser nicht bestellen sollte u.s.w.
Zu dieser Zeit ( Mai) ist die Region von Sitia zum Wandern einfach optimal, es ist noch nicht so heiß und man begegnet nur wenigen Wanderern. Diese Gegend ist vom " Massentourismus " wie im westlichen Teil Kretas erlebt, weniger berührt und vereinnahmt. Hier fanden wir unmittelbar in der Nähe und auch nur wenige Autominuten entfernt ruhige Buchte.. Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten fanden wir kaum 10 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt. Wir wären gerne noch länger geblieben, die 14 Tage die wir dort waren, werden uns als schönster Urlaub in Erinnerung bleiben!
So einmalig schön diese Wohnmühle ist für stark gehbehinderte nicht geeignet
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the mill!
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Great Spring Holiday With Little Children

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
Lovely and peaceful holiday cottage with a beautiful and child safe yard and a garden. Lovely beaches within a driving distance and a nice little town with all you need!! Luxury cottage furnished and decorated with love. We never felt as being guests. We felt as being part of the family!! The best Olive Oil ever!!
Thank You!!
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Our holiday in Cretan windmill

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
- The property was unique and beautiful (fantastic idea to renovate a windmill as a holiday cottage) also property was very well maintained and clean
- The owner provided excellent customer servce and gave us numerous tips about beaches and attractions
- The listing description was accurate and the photos of the windmill on the website were very good! (We saw the picture of the windmill and immediately decided to go there)
- We will recommend the property to our friends and relatives and possibly we will go there ourselves again
- We loved the beautiful beaches nearby Sitia (the owner gave us tips)
- Only negative side is, that there are no flights from Finland to Iraklion airport.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Authentic Cretan stone-built windmill
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443325
+0030 6946791319
Sitia Lassithi
5

Merveilleux séjour dans ce très beau moulin

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Ce séjour nous a laissé un excellent souvenir.
Le moulin est très agréable et l'accueil des propriétaires tout au long de notre séjour était très plaisant : toujours souriant et plein de conseils avisés pour visiter l'île.
Nous y retournerons sans doute.
Owner's Response: Merci!