|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Amazing views! Spectacular blue and white island house with 2 bedroom 2 bathroom villa on the edge of a quiet traditional Cretan village...
The views from the house are magnificent from any one of the three different patios, offering sunshine or shade and breathtaking views of both the Mediterranean Sea and distant high (and for a large part of the year snow covered) mountains in the western horizon.
ZorbaZen House can host up to as many as 6 people and offer unique privacy at the same time thanks to house’s unique layout over 130 square meters.
Originally built in the 1870, it has been recently restored with great care. The result: The preservation of heritage and charm, making this house a true Cretan gem.
Imagine yourself lounging on one of the house’s three patios, sipping a glass of local wine and witnessing a breathtaking sunset! All of our patios welcome relaxation looking out over the meadows and the Libyan Sea. Zorba Zen House is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, a slow place to renew your energy, relax and re-nourish, all while offering the perfect base for beach life, hiking and adventurous expeditions along the wild and unexploited Cretan south coast.
The house lies on the edge of the traditional village of Kerames, population 150. The village has remained practically unchanged for decades. A large part of its residents are elderly, still washing their clothes by hand, walking slowly, picking and growing their own food and enjoying their own wine & raki (Greek grappa).
An authentic Cretan experience that seems to be so rare these days…Most of the narrow winding streets are inaccessible by car. There is a silence, relaxation and authenticity in this little village – it is a place you can simply be and enjoy, without effort. You can play relax at the beach, go swimming, kayaking or hiking in the mountains, pick wild greens, savour fruits right off the tree or just lounge around with a book and a glass of local wine or wild mountain tea on one of the 3 patios/terraces.
That is what we mean by Zorba Zen – the intense enjoyment of life that is a Cretan trait hand in hand with the meditative stillness of just being. Come and experience for yourself the simultaneous vivacity and tranquillity that made us fall in love with this special part of the world.
Both bedrooms have their own distinct character and have been tastefully and carefully decorated.
In the house you will find:
Fully equipped kitchen
Mountain spring water from the tap-no plastic bottles needed!
Stove with one electric stove plate and oven and three gas burners
Coffee machine for filter coffee
Press coffee ”machine” (Bodum)
Quality pots and pans, pasta strainer, knives etc (we love cooking)
Bed linens and towels for each guest (no beach towels, bring your own)
Open fire place (great in the off season, winter months)
WC with shower upstairs
WC/Bathroom with bathtub/shower downstairs
AC available upon request
We are couple living in Stockholm, Sweden and Kerames, Crete. Alf is Swedish and Jivan is Greek-Canadian.
We are both psychotherapists who love nature, connecting with people and delicious, healthy food.
We fell in love with the village of Kerames, how it has maintained its sweet authenticity. It is a slow place where people still wash their clothes by hand and drop off vegetables from their gardens at their neighbours' doorsteps.
Kerames is a place we come to to swim, relax on the patios and enjoy great Cretan cuisine from any one of the 4 restaurants in the village.
Jivan Dios purchased this villa in 2013
The views are the most beautiful we have ever seen and the traditional house built in 1870 has a wonderful charm we truly enjoy. And we simply adore the local fresh food, local wine and lovely traditional feeling to Kerames Village.
In a small village, but because the house is located at the edge of it, we see only the sea, mountains and olive trees! Secluded beaches and hikes are only 2.5 km away...
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£87|