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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,162 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Marjan en Kees Ophorst
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pitsidia in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1162 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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5

mooi gelegen villa in zuid Kreta

  • 5 of 5

Een fijn huis in een dorp met alle voorzieningen vanwaar (zuid) Kreta in alle richtingen bereikt kan worden. Strand? Op een paar autominuten rijden. Bergen? Op een tiental autominuten rijden. Opgravingen? Op een paar autominuten rijden.

En altijd weer heerlijk 'thuiskomen' en kiezen op welk van de 4 terrassen om (en op) huis je wilt zitten. Of toch nog even slenteren naar één van de vele taverna's in Pitsidia.

Heerlijk! Kees en Inez, april 2018

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Winter in Pitsidia

  • 5 of 5

Ook de wintertijd is ideaal voor een vakantie in Zuid-kreta. Zon en een blauwe lucht en temperatuur die schommelt tussen 15 en 20 graden met enkele uitschieters. Het huis zelf is ongelooflijk karakteristiek, mooie natuursteen en zeer gerieflijk ingericht.

Kortom, een huis waar je je thuis voelt.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Warm en authentiek

  • 5 of 5

Hartelijk verwelkomd met lekkernijen van Kreta.

Het huis is voorzien van alles wat u nodig heeft, de omgeving is prachtig en de mensen in Pitsidia zijn erg vriendelijk. Een plek om terug te keren.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Alweer een fantastische tijd gehad in Pitsidia. Heerlijke omgeving voor een vakantie

  • 5 of 5

Ook deze keer hebben we weer van een heerlijke vakantie genoten. Leuke mensen ontmoet, heerlijk gegeten en een fantastisch huis van alle gemakken voorzien.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Zeer nette, ruime, comfortabele, complete en gezellige woning in authentiek Griekse bouwstijl

  • 5 of 5

Het huis (O Ilios genaamd) in Pitsidia was fantastisch. Bij aankomst werden we allerhartelijkst ontvangen door onze gastvrouw Jodi, die ons even wegwijs maakte in het huis en in het dorpje Pitsidia. De locatie van O Ilios is ideaal: het dorpspleintje, de winkeltjes en de restaurants op loopafstand, en op vijf minuten rijden van het strand. Het dorp zelf is rustig en toch levendig, precies goed.

De temperatuur in huis is van zichzelf heel aangenaam. De aanwezige airconditioning doet daar nog een schepje bovenop. Wanneer het in augustus buiten ongenadig warm kan zijn is het binnen dan ook comfortabel toeven. Verder is het huis ruim, netjes en er is werkelijk overal in voorzien. Alles wat we nodig hadden was in het huis aanwezig.

Door de authentieke bouwstijl en door de persoonlijke inrichting is het vrijstaande huis heel sfeervol, we voelden ons er meteen thuis. Alles is keurig en zorgvuldig afgewerkt. Ontbijten aan de keukentafel of op het buitenplaatsje, zonnen op een van de dakterrassen, plannen maken op de bank in de woonkamer. We hebben er een heerlijke week gehad. Absoluut aan te bevelen!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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5

Fantastisch luxe huis met alle gemakken.

  • 5 of 5

Heerlijk huis, met goede bedden en goede airco.

Vaatwasser en wasmachine zelfs aanwezig!

Je krijgt echt een Grieks gevoel in dit echt Griekse huis.

Op loopafstand van het pleintje van Pitsidia met restaurantjes en locale supermarktjes.

Het dichtstbijzijnde strand is op 2 km. afstand. Te lopen via een weggetje door de natuur.

Ook Matala met vele winkeltjes en restaurantjes is met de auto heel dichtbij.

We zijn helemaal tot rust gekomen!

Andre, Marjan en Romy Smit

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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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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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £71.78

Cleaning costs: EUR. 80,- per stay.
This includes total cleaning after your stay and weekly change of bed sheets and towels.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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