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Stunning Location.Mountain & Sea Views. Quiet & Secluded. Large Private Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Double Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Extensive Outdoor Areas, Sea & Mountain view

Situated overlooking the village of Drimiskos and the Libyan sea, with a backdrop of majestic mountains. From the house you can see the Island of Gavdos, the most southerly point in Europe. The house stands alone in its own large plot, surrounded by trees, secluded and private.

Situated in an unspoilt area with excellent local cuisine, it was recently described in a Guardian Newspaper article as “like stepping back in time.”

A two minute walk to the excellent Kafeneon and natural Springs.

There are 2 double bedrooms with views to the mountains at the side and back of the house and secluded terraces for outdoor dining, sunbathing & relaxing. The bedrooms are simply decorated with ample storage. Bedding (Linen) is provided. There is a modern, newly decorated bathroom with a small bath, a powerful shower, toilet and hand basin, this also houses the washing machine. A spacious comfortable lounge leads to outside terrace/dining area with views to the sea.

From the terraces you can relax and watch the sun set over the sea & Plakias mountain range, watch birds of prey hovering above, close your eyes and hear nothing but the nature around you. At night, you can lie outside and watch shooting stars and the incredible views of the Milky Way, which this area is famous for.

A further outside area has Olive and fruit trees, where you are welcome to pick lemons, oranges, mandarins, artichokes, almonds and other seasonal fruit & vegetables. There are mature grape vines with both white and black grapes. All this produce is organic.

In 5-10 minutes by car in either direction are traditional family run tavernas situated right on the beach serving good local fare and freshly caught fish.

Ideal Retreat: This would also be an perfect location for writers, artists, walkers and as a place just to get away from it all!

Drimiscos in Southern Crete

This area of Crete was also featured in the Sunday Times “Beat a path to the heart of secret Crete” It is the area of coast between Agia Galini and Plakias.

Drimiscos is a traditional working village and provides the setting for a unique holiday experience and the ultimate place to unwind. With no large villages let alone towns nearby, the sky at night is a further revelation with a vast and dazzling canopy of stars, seemingly close enough to touch.

Apart from the occasional passing car, the village is amazingly peaceful and by day you can clearly hear the tinkling of goat bells on the nearby hillside. By night it’s even quieter and the sound of silence is almost tangible, save for the occasional soft hoot of a Skops Owl.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

What makes this villa unique

A Brief History of Drimiscos & Surrounding Area

The village of Drimiscos dates back to 2.600-2.000BC It has a population of around 100 people and is a protected traditional working village with a long rich history.

This old settlement is recorded in the Venetian censi of the 16th and 17th centuries as well as in the Turkish and Egyptian censi.

This Southern coast is know as Gialia and in Greek mythology the Islands of Dionysios, also know as Paximadia form part of the mythical region and belonged to the God of wine, Dioysios. You can see the 2 Islands of Paximadia as you head towards the beaches of Ligres and Triopetra.

On a clear day looking and directly opposite the house you can also see the Island of Gavdos, which is the most Southern point in Europe, to the far right the Bay of Plakias and the White Mountains. This is considered an Eco area, and in Thomas Hardy's words.....it really is Far from The Madding Crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very good time here in Crete, especially in this lovely house. Thank you for being able to spend our holidays here!

Fantastic food and lovely people!
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Drimiskos in Lampi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Small bath
  • There is a modern, newly decorated bathroom, with a small bath and powerful shower, hand basin and toilet. The washing machine is also located here.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms have mosquito nets and screens at windows. Fans and ample storage. All linen provided. Mountain views. One with french doors leading to private terrace. The bedrooms are simply decorated with ample storage. Bedding (Linen) is provided. You can lie outside and watch shooting stars and the incredible views of the Milky Way, which this area is famous for.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Smoking outside only please. Please let us know if you have any queries or requests and we will be happy to help you!


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Stunning Location.Mountain & Sea Views. Quiet & Secluded. Large Private Terraces
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The house and its location was exactly like its descreption. It was clean, well-maintained and offered really a lot of space. The surrounding (nature, beaches) is wonderful and fom the terrace you have a great view over the Libian Sea. Once we had a porblem in the bathroom, the manager helped us immediatliy and uncomplicated. In the house there were a lot of helpful informations ( beaches, roads, restaurants, near supermarkets,...). We spent wonderful holidays in Drimiskos and can recommend this property to all who like holidays in the nature and away from mass tourism, but who don´t matter about driving.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. If you are looking for solitude, empty beaches, rugged mountains, carpets of flowers, a beautiful little cottage on the edge of a Greek village, this is it. But, shhh, don't tell anyone else!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

A nice house, a magic garden, stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere.

We had a great stay in Crete and can highly recommend Drimiskios.

Many thanks to Kim for looking after us!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour très relaxant à Drimiskos

  • 5 of 5

La maison est agréable, très propre, au calme, loin de la foule.

De jolies petites plages à découvrir avec des restaurants à prix très doux au bord de l'eau.

Mini-market avec maxi services au village de Kérames.

Déconnection totale !

Nous espérons y retourner

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rare place !

  • 5 of 5

The place is great beautiful peaceful and not crowdy.

Never too hot because of the wind. The night are cool. No mosquitos no bees...

The house is very confotrable !

It is a very good place !

Very formidable !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Beautiful traditional Greek home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED everything about our stay. The home is tidy and traditional with plenty of outdoor space surrounding the home. Very bright and airy during the day and night, surrounded by lovely smell of sage and the sounds of insects of goats. Located in a small village (with an excellent and friendly taverna nearby), it is an easy drive to some beautiful beaches (Triopetra, Agia Galini) and larger towns (Plakia, Spili). Absolutely wonderful in every way; we hope to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Heraklion or Chania
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Heraklion or Chania
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Agia Fotini or Ligres
Car: necessary





Located in a remote part of Crete, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and far from the crowds of tourists. Under an hours’ drive from the historic town of Rethymno with Venetian fortress, museum and markets. Just 20 minutes away is the town of Spili with its famous springs, shops, banks, health centre and tavernas.

Explore the unspoilt beaches and hidden coves. Visit the ancient monastery of Preveli and the beautiful Palm beach and gorge. Family run tavernas with home cooked traditional food and fresh fish are dotted along the coastline. Visit the fishing village of Agia Galini where you can book boat tours and enjoy the shops in the lanes leading to the port. A short drive away is the impressive gorge of Agios Antonios.

The Minoan sites of Faistos, recently discovered port at Komos, and Roman city of Gortys are all within easy reach.

Nearby is the Amari valley, where traditional mountain villages, with their Plane trees, cool springs, narrow whitewashed lanes and kafenions are untouched by tourism, as is the village of Drimiskos. Crete is dotted with natural Springs, providing water rich in minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. One of these can be found outside the kafeneon in Drimiskos.

An area rich in wildlife, flora and fauna, where you can find rare wild orchids and watch eagles soar overhead.

Other Activities: Swimming & Snorkelling. Relaxing & Sightseeing. Walking & Climbing. Bird Spotting. Horse Riding. Local Cuisine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Drimiskos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Thank you very much for your enquiry.

We accept bookings of less than 1 week.

Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel for any reason, the dates you booked will be re advertised immediately and as long as they can be re booked you will receive 100% refund, even if you cancel 2 weeks before departure, we will try and re book for you.

The damages deposit of £100 can be paid upon arrival and all being well will be refunded when you leave. You may bring this in Euros if you prefer.

You are responsible for any bank charges.

Electricity is extra for rentals, and a meter reading is taken when you arrive and when you check out, you only pay for what you use. The price of electricity is negligible really, especially in Summer months, this is just a precautionary measure.

Also please feel free to ring me or email direct at any time.

Best Wishes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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