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We had the most wonderful stay here. On our arrival we were met and shown around the beautiful house and grounds by the owners who were so helpful and super nice.
They left us their own made (very good) Raki, which was the smoothest we had tasted on the island.
The house has been restored beautifully, paying real attention to the wonderful character and tradition of the property. On the walls hang wonderful and interesting local art and is furnished likewise.
On awaking you open the old shutters to the glorious sunshine, mountain and valley views with the tinkle of goat bells in the distance. It’s peaceful and relaxing.
The outside space is so special. Grape vines offer shade, trees, plants, flowers and herbs are all around. There is an outside kitchen and bbq which was so useful and social when spending days outside at the house. The Pool was lovely (a little cold for some of us) and there are several terraces with fantastic views to sit, read and drink wine.
It is essential to have a car, as there is so much to see in Crete. There is a car port for 2 cars.
The House is in a small quiet village up the mountain 7-10 minutes from the coast. The views are fabulous, mountains and coast. There are no shops in the village the closest being in nearby villages or supermarkets along the coast. There is however the best and very beautiful taverna we visited on our stay. Which serves delicious very local dishes, wine and raki. It’s run by a lovely lady called Maria.
The house is comfy and has all the necessary amenities for your stay. We were 2 small families. We were there at the end of October 2018. We had a couple of days of cold windy weather, the rest was lovely sunshine. The food and wine in Crete is so fresh and delicious. The history is incredible. The island interior is stunning, the old towns and ports of the cities are beautiful with great museums, shops and restaurants. The beaches, swimming and snorkelling are just amazing.
Thank you for a great holiday.
We will be back.
Excellent holiday for us, we are glad we booked it!
At the time of year we stayed we did not get to use the pool (a heated pool would be nice but before booking the villa we knew there was no heating option).