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Marjan en Kees Ophorst

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, Dutch

Luxury stone villa in South Crete, 5 persons, near the sea

2 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Heraklion

full kitchen, stove, dishwasher, washer / dryer, air conditioning, free wifi

Our house is called 'O Ilios' (EOT certified: MHTE 1039K10002978501)

Our stone house in Pitsidia called "O ILIOS". It lies on the southern coast of Crete, Heraklion and 65 km below was built 11 years ago by a local builder. It is therefore very specific Cretan features. The walls are 40 cm thick, and this is both in summer and winter very pleasant.

Pitsidia is an original Cretan village with stunning views of the Psiloritis. Until May you see the snow on the mountain tops, the 2400 meters high.

The beach is 2 km away and you are walking, cycling, or scootert Drive with the car going. It is a wide, clean beach and is very quiet. In southern Crete is about 9 months summer.

In the house itself you can stay with up to 5 people. There are 2 bedrooms, one for 2 people and one for 3 persons. Both upstairs and downstairs is a bathroom. In the downstairs bathroom, with tub, is also a washing machine. Since 2013 free wifi.

In the well-equipped kitchen with electrical appliances, including dishwasher, it will lack nothing. The living room has a cozy fireplace which is fueled with olive wood. The house has air conditioning.

Around the house there are 4 terraces sunbeds / garden furniture is available, so you can always find a sunny and / or sheltered spot. We are sure that staying in "O Illios" an unforgettable vacation.

Pitsidia is a small traditional Cretan village near Matala on the south coast of Crete. The accommodations and restaurants are of good quality, and the people are very friendly.

A walk through Pitsidia puts you in the first place on the "platia." Here you can between the cafe / restaurants / shops sit on one of the terraces and a cool drink order with some mezes (savory snacks).

You undoubtedly pass the "supermarket" of Kostas. Here they sell absolutely everything. And his second such nice Pitsidianen.

Further along you'll pass the church which is illuminated at night beautiful.

In the village you will find also a butcher, good pastry and plenty of small grocery stores and restaurants.

If your evening return to O Illios after you've eaten and drank delicious feel the friendliness of the people. Kalinichta (goodnight)

Buses Pitsidia: All buses to go through Pitsidia Matala, in the summer there are six buses per day to Matala, Heraklion, Phaistos and Agia Galini.

Around Pitsidia: You can Komos beach on foot in 30 minutes. In the neighboring village of Kalamaki is a short walk from 4 km, walking along the main road and Komos beach. Matala is 4 km away. The slightly more inland town of Sivas can be reached with a nice walk through the olive fields in about half an hour.

WALKING:

So many opportunities to make wonderful hiking from Pitsidia. Around Pitsidia extend the olive groves out. In January / February bloom below the anemones. It's a beautiful sight, the Mount Ida with its snowcapped mountains and down the colors of the flowers. In winter the temperature is usually between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. A wonderful walk is also to nearby Kalamaki, beyond the first hill you see are Kalamaki by the sea with a clear blue sky above. You can go on a terrace and a cool drink and snack before taking the return is accepted. Walking through one of the gorges, Samaria (18 km) for the experienced walker or Oleander gap with flowering oleanders in April and May (9 km). The surroundings of Zaros is for hikers very worthwhile.

SIGHTS IN THE AREA:

Phaistos is located in the south-central Crete and will surely be appreciated by people who love history. You can enjoy a beautiful panorama because it sits on a hilltop. Across the street is the excavation of Agia Triada. You can buy a combination ticket for both sites. Even when Komosstrand you find an excavation where still being worked on, this is not (yet) to visit. Want some more remote than can be found on the way to Heraklion, just before Agia Deka, Gortys, a Roman settlement, very interesting. You learn that the emancipation in ancient times was already well advanced. And then of course the main excavation of Crete, Knossos, south of Heraklion.

A day "culture" should not be missed in your holidays.

MARKETS:

Mires is a larger town with about 5 000 people. It lies about 13 km from Pitsidia and you can easily come up with the local bus. Every Saturday there is a nice market. You can also find a post office and several banks here. In Timbaki you can also fine to buy groceries. The market in Timbaki on Friday morning.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marjan en Kees Ophorst (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks English, Dutch

Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury stone villa in South Crete, 5 persons, near the sea
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Tolles Feriendomizil an der Südküste Kreta

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in der Villa O Illios in Pitsidia sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, es ist ausreichend Platz für vier bis fünf Personen. Die Schlüsselübergabe, Reinigung usw. ist sehr gut organisiert und ein Ansprechpartner vor Ort jederzeit erreichbar. Pitsidia ist ein kleiner netter Ort mit einigen guten Tavernen, Post, Minimärkten und einer Apotheke. Der Strand war nie überfüllt, das Meer mal ruhig, mal stürmisch. Wir würden jedoch immer ein Auto empfehlen, da uns der Weg zum Stand zu Fuß zu weit war und es auf der Insel viel zu sehen gibt.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Redelijk tot goed

  • 3 of 5

Het verblijf in deze woning hebben wij als redelijk tot goed ervaren. Pitsidia is een dorpje waar het goed toeven is. De vakantiewoning was schoon en de keuken van alle gemakken voorzien. Het sanitair was redelijk. Wat opviel was de open verbinding tussen het woongedeelte en de badkamer(incl. toilet) beneden. In de badkamer boven moest na het douchen de hele badkamer worden droog gemaakt. Een goede douchecabine zou een hele verbetering zijn.

Wij twijfelen of we deze woning zouden aanraden aan familie of vrienden. We kennen verder niet zo veel woningen op Kreta en weten dus ook niet wat de norm is.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fijn dat u een goed verblijf hebt gehad bij ons! Wat betreft luxe zijn de normen in Griekenland inderdaad anders dan in Nederland. Dank u wel voor de tips en de moeite die heeft genomen om een recensie te schrijven. met vriendelijke groet, Kretavakantie.nl Kees Ophorst en Marjan Smit-Ophorst
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Agia Galini
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Bodikos, Meeting Place
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Komos beach
Car: recommended

Pitsidia is a small traditional Cretan village near Matala on the south coast of Crete. The accommodations and restaurants are of good quality, and the people are very friendly.

A walk through Pitsidia puts you in the first place on the "platia." Here you can between the cafe / restaurants / shops sit on one of the terraces and a cool drink order with some mezes (savory snacks).

You undoubtedly pass the "supermarket" of Kostas. Here they sell absolutely everything. And his second such nice Pitsidianen.

Further along you'll pass the church which is illuminated at night beautiful.

In the village you will find also a butcher, good pastry and plenty of small grocery stores and restaurants.

If your evening return to O Illios after you've eaten and drank delicious feel the friendliness of the people. Kalinichta (goodnight)

So many opportunities to make wonderful hiking from Pitsidia. Around Pitsidia extend the olive groves out. In January / February bloom below the anemones. It's a beautiful sight, the Mount Ida with its snowcapped mountains and down the colors of the flowers. In winter the temperature is usually between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. A wonderful walk is also to nearby Kalamaki, beyond the first hill you see are Kalamaki by the sea with a clear blue sky above. You can go on a terrace and a cool drink and snack before taking the return is accepted. Walking through one of the gorges, Samaria (18 km) for the experienced walker or Oleander gap with flowering oleanders in April and May (9 km). The surroundings of Zaros is for hikers very worthwhile.

Phaistos is located in the south-central Crete and will surely be appreciated by people who love history. You can enjoy a beautiful panorama because it sits on a hilltop. Across the street is the excavation of Agia Triada. You can buy a combination ticket for both sites. Even when Komosstrand you find an excavation where still being worked on, this is not (yet) to visit. Want some more remote than can be found on the way to Heraklion, just before Agia Deka, Gortys, a Roman settlement, very interesting. You learn that the emancipation in ancient times was already well advanced. And then of course the main excavation of Crete, Knossos, south of Heraklion.

A day "culture" should not be missed in your holidays.

Mires is a larger town with about 5 000 people. It lies about 13 km from Pitsidia and you can easily come up with the local bus. Every Saturday there is a nice market. You can also find a post office and several banks here. In Timbaki you can also fine to buy groceries. The market in Timbaki on Friday morning.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pitsidia, Heraklion

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
juli - augustus 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£707
for 7 nights
From
£101
 
 
september - oktober 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£589
for 7 nights
From
£84
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Schoonmaakkosten: EUR. 80,- per reservering.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Heraklion in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both upstairs and downstairs is a bathroom. In the downstairs bathroom, with tub, is also a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There are 2 bedrooms, one for 2 people with a large double bed and a bedroom for 3 people with respectively a 2 personal and one single bed. There is a sofa in the living room which can be used as a sofa bed for 1 person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully furnished villa

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