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The accommodation is ideal for hiking in Dicti and Selakano mountains, which are not well developed for tourism. Even a trip to the eastern Lassithi plateau with a visit to the Zeus Cave is quite feasible.The original Cretan stone house, which was lovingly restored, immediately radiated a feel-good and cleaness atmosphere. The small village of Anatoli offers an ideal starting point for friends of natural living and hikers. Our hosts Kyriaki and Giannis were stimulating and helpful conversation partners, always ready to answer all our questions about the country.
A lovely little house that was prefect for myself and children for our 2 week holiday on Crete. Positioned nicely in between the town with all of the restaurants and shops and the beach just down the hill.
We didn't rent a car for the stay except for one day to visit the North East of the island, but did feel as though we really needed it. We took books, lots of books although I spent most of the time admiring the view. It is very quiet, with only occasional music sounds drifting up from the resort down the hill. The Fish restaurant on the first beach was fabulous. We loved the beach further along where the service by the beach staff was also really good.
The house itself is described perfectly, 5 star luxury it isn't, but we didn't want that. We had what we needed, everything we needed for cooking (but who wants to cook when there are such good restaurants nearby anyway), the fridge was plenty big enough to keep the beer and wine cold. My kids (13 & 18) loved the roof terrace, and called the outside WC 'a poo with a view'. We were looked after very well by the Aunt and Uncle of Orestis, especially when we managed to lock the key in the upstairs room. (Thank you!)
We had daily visits from the lovely dog next door - we named Tarmac, he had a little game of pinching flip flops if they were left out at night, but they were returned. The lovely little cat eventually became our other best friend - who we named Patio. I really appreciated the space around the house itself, the patio and the shade. Space and air with beautiful trees and flowers - gorgeous.
A lovely, lovely stay and we we defiantly be coming back. Sorry for the late posting of this review, I have become very laid back since we got back.