|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Olous is located in the first line of the sea and is very close to the few steps down to the beach. It is oriented longsided to the sea and its sea window looks directly over to the famous island of Spinalonga. Olous has its Gazebo with your private outside dining area directly in front of the long-side of the cottage. From there you have unobstructed sea-view and can enjoy the day outside in the shade. Your sunbathing area with comfortable large sunbeds is adjacent to your gazebo and has also free seaview. A large stone-built barbecue is just around the corner of your cottage directly on the beach. To be closer to the sea would mean to be in it..
50 ft. from the waterline lies this exceptional small flock of three separated cottages on a beautiful and safe plot of fenced land. A few steps bring you from your cottage directly down to the sea which is not more than 50 feet away from your terrace. The cottage is a spacy 1 Studio room with sea-view, a built-in kitchenette and a separate bathroom with sink, shower, toilet. The studios are inside identical with vaulted high ceilings, ca. 400 sq.ft. (about 37 square meters), large comfortable double bed (King size), separate sofa/bed (2m x 90cm), view to the sea, inside and outside eating area, built in kitchen, separate windowed bathroom with marble tiling, Shower, sink, toilet. The Studio room has full A/C with the most modern inverter technology for enhanced environmental and noise protection. Every cottage has its private shaded outside Gazebo with table and chairs, with unobstructed view to the sea as well as a private sunbathing area also just for you. The cottages are separated by high natural stone walls for a maximum privacy. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot with the soft sound of the waves around you. And it would be hard to find such a safe location far away from the big cities but still in short walking distance (ca. 650 ft, ca. 200m) of a friendly little fishing village with many original tavernas and cafes. A bus stop is close. FOR RATES AND OUR CONTINOUSLY UPDATED AVAILABILTY CALENDAR PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!!!
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You will spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday directly above and on a beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirambello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the properties and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located at the beach.
• Payments only by regular bank transfer to our local EU bank account.
• Cancellation - By the Client: 8 weeks or before your arrival, the deposit will be non-refundable. Less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival, the total cost of the accommodation will be non-refundable if we, the owners, are unable to recover the income by re renting.
Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted.
Insurance: - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 1400hrs on the first day and ends at 1000hrs on the last day.
• Health & Safety: We cannot accept any responsibility for your health & safety while staying at the property. We will provide guidelines at the property to assist you in minimizing any risks to your safety. Security: Crete is still a very safe location and does not have a high incidence of crime. Actually Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in all Europe. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or persons during the course of your booking. Damage caused to the property and/or its contents The Client must accept full responsibility for damage and breakages to the property and goods. All such damages and breakages will be charged for at replacement value and must be paid for prior to departure.
Hi, we are Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a. We are the property managers for several selected properties on Crete continously and reliably since 2007. Please take a look at all the positive reviews on the properties we manage here. We are fluent in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian and very much look forward hearing from you!
Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a purchased this cottage in 2000
The area of Plaka and Elounda is probably the most desired area in all eastern Crete. Not only because of the cristal clear mostly quiet water of the sheltered bay that makes it ideal for swimming, relaxin or watersports. But also because of the famous fortress island of Spinalonga that lies directly in front of the property, just about half a mile over the bay. The most expensive hotels of all southern Europe are located in the area of Plaka and Elounda : Blue Palace Hotel, Plaka - Elounda Beach Hotel, Elounda - Elounda Mare Hotel Elounda etc.
We have done a very good job with constructions of natural stone and wood to give every cottage a lot of privacy by separating the sitting and sunbathing areas close to your cottage, a thing not self understood even in the bungalows of the large hotels.
you are uniquely close to the beach with a nice mix of your private gazebo and sunbathing areas just a few feet from the waterline. At night you can enjoy the moonlight on the sea and the soft sound of the little waves on the beach through your open windows. Pleasures that you pay a fortune for in one of the bungalows of the big hotels. And still you are not in the middle of nowhere but in short walking distance to a small fishing village with lots of nice taverns, a small supermarket etc.
Very nice cottage in wonderful position very close to the sea, with beautiful furnished private terraces. The part of the Island is beautiful and elegant, also if the most beautiful beaches are a little far. But the plage of the site and the water are so good, and there are 2 nice villages nearby.
My wife and I stayed here for a week, and we just loved it! Although we don't really sit on beaches and/or sunbathe, the cottages are so close to the sea it was so easy to pop in for a swim, lie on your private sunbed to dry off, then get showered and head off to explore! The view over the beach to Spinalonga is wonderful, but the best thing is opening the windows and hearing the waves breaking just outside.
The cottage is not huge, but it's ideal for a couple. Each cottage is very private from the other two, and it's well equipped. Lovely welcome pack on arrival so no need to go out shopping on day one. We had a small accident and broke something in the cottage; Christine and Jimmy had it fixed in no time at all and didn't make us feel bad for the damage!
The village of Plaka is lovely, with a number of rather splendid tavernas offering exceptional value for money. There is one large up-market hotel on the edge of the village which probably keeps the various shops in business....the tourist shops are quite classy. Elounda is just 10 minutes away by car from Plaka, and it too is beautiful, with a lovely harbour and yet more tavernas.
We hope to be back!
Overall very nice
Olous (and I'm sure the other 2 cottages) is the perfect place to stay for a get away from it all relaxing holiday. Everything about it was outstanding. It was absolutely spotless inside and out. On arrival a welcome pack had been provided for us and seriously there was enough food there for lunches/breakfasts for a good few days! Although the property was perfect inside, it was outside where it came into it's own - 2 sun beds, 2 deckchairs, 2 upright chairs, a table, a picnic table and a huge patio area for relaxing/reading in the sun. The sea is also just a few steps away and it is the clearest, most turquiose looking sea you will ever swim in. Make sure you bring snorkel gear (there are a few fishes around, although nothing spectacular) and beach shoes (it is very stoney, but I prefer that to sand). Across the bay is the former leper colony of Spinalonga which is well worth a visit (a very eerie place). This can be booked from the local guy just a few hundred metres up the road. There are about 9 or 10 restaurants and numerous gift shops of quite high quality all within 5 minutes walk of the cottage. We tried all the restaurants but our favourite for a combination of good food/excellent service and excellent value was The Carob Tree. Others did higher quality food but obviously you paid a premium for it. We were met by Ron, an Englishman who was lovely - very helpful and friendly. Christina booked us a taxi to and from the airport, again super efficient and the booking process was handled superbly by Natalia. We normally do much more active holidays but wanted to chill out and read for a couple of weeks for a change and we couldn't have picked a better place. We have already booked for next year - the first time we have EVER done that! We have explored a lot of Crete numerous times in the past so didn't bother with a car and it really wasn't necessary. Perfect!
Had an excellent week in Olous cottage. The 3 studios are superbly located only a few steps from the beach. They have amazing views of Spinalonga, the sea, and the coastline. Although close together each studio has private outside space. In our week's holiday the studio was cleaned 3 times, always to a good standard. It was well equipped, comfortable and air conditioned. Ron was particularly helpful and friendly. Plaka is a great place to stay, a small village with a number of tavernas, a few gift shops and a couple of small supermarkets. We recommend Ostria, The Carob Tree and Taverna Spinalonga. Spinalonga is well worth a visit, as is the Lassithi Plateau.
I 3 cottage si trovano in una location davvero splendida, alla fine del paesino di Plaka e confinano con la spiaggia attrezzata.
Per raggiungere il mare basta scendere una decina di gradini e il gioco è fatto!
La vista è davvero mozzafiato sull''isola di Spinalonga e sulla costa circostante.
Privacy, relax e tranquillità sono assicurati.
Olous cottage ha a un patio coperto con due sedie e un tavolino e una terrazza con due sdraio.
La casetta è molto accogliente e ben curata in ogni dettaglio, attrezzata con tutto il necessario e con due splendide vetrate.
In pochissimi minuti a piedi si può raggiungere il paesino di Plaka, dove troverete alcuni negozietti, un piccolo supermarket, bar e ristoranti.
Il centro di Elounda dista circa 5 minuti di macchina mentre Ag. Nicolaos si trova a una ventina di minuti.
Al nostro arrivo siamo stati accolti da Christine, una persona squisita, che ci ha dato tutte le informazioni necessarie e che è stata reperibile per tutta la durata del nostro soggiorno.
Il frigorifero era ben fornito, con bibite e alcuni prodotti alimentari.
Olous è il posto ideale per rilassarsi, godersi il sole e lo splendido mare greco e rigenerarsi.
Grazie Olous e soprattutto grazie Christine per la tua gentilezza, i tuoi consigli e la tua disponibilità e simpatia.
Cosa dire di più? Quest'anno sarà il terzo anno che ci torniamo ......
Located directly at the beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirabello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the cottage and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located within the beach area.