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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,194 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cassiope is 111m2, with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, 2 terrace

The house Cassiope is 111m2, featured with a cozy living room and dining area, fireplace, and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven, and coffee maker. There is also a bathroom on the ground floor with shower and a private patio with sitting area and views of the garden, the village of Archanes and the Gulf of Heraklion. On the first floor, there is a bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom with Jacuzzi-tub and a big 25 m2 balcony with great view as well. On the second floor, there is another bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower. Furthermore, the house is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, complimentary cable internet and satellite TV.

Surrounded by beautiful Cretan countryside just 500m south of the historic village of Archanes in Heraklion, Cassiope & Orion Superior Houses are situated at "Eliathos Resort", offering a luxury space with the comforts of home, well-furnished & self-catering,including free wireless internet, free parking, garden, swimming pool, great view to Archanes Village & Giouchtas mountain with the professional services and personal attention of an agro - hotel. In our small tavern you can taste traditional Archanian flavours made by Archanian ladies, with products mostly from our garden & drink Archanian wine & raki with a splendid view to Archanian village and Gioujhtas mountain.

Prepare meals in your fully equipped kitchen or order us to prepare for you a traditional Cretan table. Spend the evening watching the free Sat TV in your comfortable living room. Sit outside on your private veranda and admire the beautiful natural landscape surrounding "Eliathos Residence Houses". After a day of exploring the great outdoors, relax in your Jacuzzi bath tub.

We can organize for you tours and activities according to your personal interests. Join in with seasonal activities including grape gathering, wine making, olive oil producing and raki making.Check the activities in Eliathos official site & let us know if you are interested.

Go horseback riding with the horses from Eliathos’ nearby farm. Enjoy traditional Cretan cooking demonstrations. Visit the monuments and archeological sites of Archanes, Knossos and Heraklion.

*It is offered another similar Superior House, Orion, with the only difference their interior decoration. The photos that are uploaded in our listing are from both, CASSIOPE & ORION.

'Standard Breakfast' is available upon request at extra Supplement of 10,00 Euros per person.

(Approved by the Greek Board of Tourism, license code: 1039K134K3073501)

More Details

About Us

Artemis Orfanoudaki
Eliathos Residence Houses
Ano Arhanes, ARCHANES
NIKITAKOS IOANNIS , 1039K134K3073501
VAT Reg NoEL134608309

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017


We are a family of Architects, from Greece, Turkish, Italy & Utah, who respects & loves to combine traditional architecture with modern life & nature, always with an anthropocentrical way

ARTEMIS ORFANOUDAKI purchased this villa in 2007


Eliathos Residence houses is the ideal place for everyone who loves exploring the Cretan nature, traditions, history & gastronomy.

What makes this villa unique

Artemis, our manager, grown up in Arhanes village, will provide you with any information you need.

Guests are kindly requested to let the property know their expected arrival time upon reservation, as the welcoming is flexible.


Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Factory/Diaxroniko/H Sinantisi/Fragkiadoulakis...
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Gouves, Hersonissos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Our Restaurant of Eliathos/Kritamos/Soula/Agora
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Around Archanes:

- Knossos archaeological site 6km

- Heraklion 15km

- Hersonissos 28km

At Archanes:

- Minoan summer Palace of Archanes at Turkish neighbourhood

inside Archanes

- Phourni Archanes, necropolis at Archanes

- Anemospilia, minoan sanctuary on the foot of Giouchtas


- Giouchtas mountain Arhanes Crete

_ more than 14 canyons around(Knossano/Astrakiano


_ The E4 European Long Distance Path and 5 more other


_Vineyards/Horses/Observation post of Vulture(harrier

eagle) and of course at the gorges one can see hydrophile

species, such as willows, osiers, plane-trees, many

endemic species of Crete and the rest of Greece, as well as

over 44 species of birds and 7 species of mammals.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Archanes-Asterousia in Heraklion Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1194 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower / bathtub (jacuzzi) Personal hygiene & care toiletries Iron – Ironing board
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa extra charge for 1 adult
  • - Cleaning of rooms - Fully equipped kitchen -Traditional breakfast -Traditional meal (preparation in the room by a cook from Archanes)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
HOUSEKEEPING: Includes 2 times per week housecleaning, disposing of rubbish, linen change. RESTAURANT available inside the property with traditional cretan cuisine WEDDINGS & EVENTS can be organized


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Lovely houses in a difficult-to-access area

  • 4 of 5

We actually stayed in the Orion house, but they are both the same. The houses are very nicely appointed, fully air-conditioned, great fridge-freezer and with wonderful views from the terrace.

There are a couple of things missing from the houses which would be useful - a toaster and a washing machine (although apparently there is a communal washing machine available for a small fee). The wifi is very flaky, but that is a common issue everywhere in Crete. The TV has only one English-language channel (the ghastly Euronews) and the satellite channels are Greek only.

The management (Artemis, a lovely lady) are very helpful and happy to recommend restaurants in the village of Archanes. They made us a lovely breakfast in the little reception area on our last morning for a very reasonable €10 each.

The pool area is lovely, with very comfortable beds. The pool itself is very cold, though, the price one pays for being so high up in the mountains. We didn't make much use of the pool during our stay as there were families with young, noisy children monopolising it for much of the time, but chose instead to spend our days on one of the many private beaches in Ammoudara, Heraklion.

A car is an absolute essential here. The houses are over 1.5 kms (not 500 meters as in some publicity) from the village, up a series of windy, unmade-up roads - it is most definitely not walkable unless you are are very young and very fit.

That said, the local taxi-driver, Katerina, will pick you up from your house and take you down to the village, and back up again when you're ready, for €10, and into Heraklion for €25. She is lovely, speaks several languages and don't even ask how she manages to manoeuvre her large Merc on those roads!

All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and would happily recommend these Eliathos houses. Please note that all prices quoted are as at July 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Eliathos for your stay in Crete! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we hope to do so again soon! Wishing you all the best
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The villa was very warm and it provided everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. I strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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“Just perfect,,,,,Definitely for all seasons”

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from a beautiful weekend from Eliathos residence houses in the village of Archanes in Crete. Eliathos is located just 15 min from Heraklion airport, inside a hillside , where you can sit and enjoy the beauty of nature.

My villa, were i stayed, was traditionally designed, with modern furnitures and many facilities.Lovely flowers, Thyme, many kind of teas, lemons, tomatoes, Rosemary, were all around my garden.

The hotel was really clean and the staff was trying very hard to keep everything looking lovely, and by giving me advices for every spot around Eliathos.There is no doubt that I will return one day to continue my journey in lovely Giouxtas mountain and finally follow the E4 path, as I couldn't make it that time, but I heard that is a must thing to do.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surprisingly calm and beautiful resort

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't expect such an ideal mounty environment so close to the sea. The resort combines perfectly the traditional Cretan spirit and hospitality. So close to Knossos archaeological site and the city of Heraklion. Relaxation, great food and scenery, with my lovely friends, we definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Housing & Trekking around Cretan nature

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful resort inside a blossom countryside. Delicious foods , good service & friendly people. We had the time for trekking and horse riding. We collect some of the famous Cretan herbs and some juicy snails. We discovered many small churches & very interesting archaeological sites, hidden in the mountain of Giouxtas, thanks to Argyro - manager of Eliathos. I recommend it definitely.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Vacanze da sogno

  • 5 of 5

Ambienti interni da sogno, pulitissimi!!!!!!!!

Circondato da vigni ed ulivi con una vista favolosa, al villaggio storico di Archanes.

Accoglienza molto calorosa da personale molto carino e numeroso

Un' esperienza indimenticabile in una splendida isola

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Archanes-Asterousia, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Above Rates are in Euros/room/night. All applicable taxes are included.
'Standard Breakfast' is available upon request at extra Supplement of 10,00 Euros per person.
In general,there are 4 different types of housing,all private:
Studio Loft House 1-3 pax(1p/semi double sofa)/
Select House 2-6 pax(2p/double sofa) /
Superior House 2-5 pax(1p/sofa)/
Family Apartment 2-6 pax
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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