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Beautiful villa in Crete's mountains with stunning views and sea views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool, large garden, BBQ, game room

The 120 square meter villa is lovely, in a traditional Cretan country-style décor with wooden furniture. In the first Floor is the kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace.

The kitchen is fully equipped. On this floor there is also a WC.

On the upper floor, our guests find 3 bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a bathroom with direct access, the other two bedrooms share a bathroom, which is accessible from the hallway.

The villa is equipped with central heating, so that a stay in the colder months, nothing stands in the way.

In the lower floor there is another toilet.

All bedrooms have satellite TV.

On the ground floor there is a washing machine and a playroom for our younger guests.

The pool with separate children's pool (67 sqm) is surrounded by a large garden with many trees and flowers.

A spacious porch with wicker furniture, a seating area under trees, outdoor grill, and a Greek stone oven promise you wonderful evenings and sunsets.

From our vegetable garden you can taste fresh, Cretan vegetables and salad.

We have our own small farm with sheep, goats and agriculture. they can participate on request in country life, milking sheep, drive to pasture or assist in the preparation of our Cretan wine.

Likewise, there are 3 small Cretan horses for rides to


The host family will be moving to look after you, you can accompany you on the traditional Cretan village festivals or participate in the annual sheep shearing with a large party.

The village Drimiskos has still retained its original character. Surrounded by olive groves, it is located about 300 m altitude in a unique, beautiful landscape, in a very healthy climate, nestled on a beautiful mountain range with fantastic sea views.

The house is very quiet, away from mass tourism.

There are only about 10 minutes to the village situated below the beautiful beaches. You will also find several inexpensive seafront tavernas.

At a distance 5-15 minutes you will find many small coves for swimming and diving, such as the beach of Ligres, Trio Petra, Preveli, Amoudi, Agia Fotia and Agios Paulos..

The nearest large town Spili (7 miles) you will find cafes, restaurants and shops.

To the romantic town of Rethymnon it takes about 45 min.

More Details

Papadakis Manolis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Drimiskos in Lampi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful villa in Crete's mountains with stunning views and sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Very spacious house in excellent quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We spent seven marvellous days end of April 2016 in this house with two families. We loved the size of the rooms and the garden. This was our fifth villa in Crete and the ratio price/quality is extraordinarily good.

Drimiskos is a few steps away, we really love the kafeneion to meet local villagers, eat and drink. Its by a wonderful little square.

Our favourite was to light a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the homemade raki

Eleutheria and Manolis offered to us. They are so helpful and welcoming. You feel part of Crete.

Location is very good near many fantastic beaches, that can be reached by car.

All is very clean and every luxury you might want, is available.

The decoration is maybe somewhat outdated fashion wise for some, but we looked at it as very nice handmade Cretan style furniture.

The place is much bigger than the pictures show.

Only downside is that it was kind of windy in April on the slopes of the mountain. But then again, that made for an exciting scenery for the 4 kids.

I would really recommend staying here if you like a relaxing holiday with lots of space both in and around the house.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we had also a very good time with you and hope, to see you again.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better than the two weeks we spent in Drimiskos, Crete in late Sept/early October. As a family of five from Ireland including two small children and Grandfather, this house was perfect for our needs.

The house is exactly as described, traditional Cretan decor, spacious, very clean and everything you need available. The pool & gardens were lovely and we were delighted to be able to use the variety of organically grown vegetables and salads available in the garden. We even got some fresh Goat's milk after Eleutheria took us to visit the farm just above the house.

The beaches in the area are numerous and vary from small coves to longer beaches - we visited a different one almost everyday! Most have a kafenia or restaurant down at the beach. The landscape in this area is mountainous and very dramatic and travel is slow as roads are often little more than dirt tracks. A hire car is essential as Drimiskos itself is very small with no supermarket and just one small Kafenia. We were lucky enough to join in a birthday celebration in the village and spent a magical evening listening to traditional Cretan music and watching the locals (and expats) dancing the night away!

Eleutheria, Manolis and their two children were perfect hosts. They couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming and their warm hospitality made this the perfect holiday for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in Cretan life and culture for a few weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juni 2016 zwei Wochen in der Villa Mühle verbracht.

Es war ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt, besonders schön war die persönliche Betreuung durch Elephteria und Manolis. Das Haus und der Garten ließen keine Wünsche offen, alles sehr gepflegt und schön angelegt. Der Pool ist wirklich groß und man kann gut in ihm schwimmen. Die Umgebung ist einmalig und wir können diese Villa jedem nur weiterempfehlen!

Ευχαριστώ για όλα Lidia, Anita, Michael und Andreas

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen, vielen Dank !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Perfektes Haus für ruhigen Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften Ende Oktober 2016 eine wunderschöne Woche in diesem fantastischem Ferienhaus verbringen. Das Haus ist groß und sauber und mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht.

Der Pool ist direkt vor der Tür und schön groß und bietet eine willkommene Abkühlung unter der heißen kretischen Sonne. Drimiskos ist ein kleines Dorf im Süden Kretas und wer Ruhe und Entspannung abseits der Touristenhochburgen sucht ist hier gut aufgehoben. Das Ferienhaus ist hier ausdrücklich zu empfehlen: Ob Planschen im Pool, Sonnen im Garten oder in den letzten Sonnenstrahlen auf der Terasse lesen: Hier hat man seine Ruhe.

Die Gastgeber Eleftheria und Manolis sind ausgesprochen freundlich und kümmern sich um alles. Am Abend der Anreise (wir kamen sehr spät, ca. gegen 23 Uhr an) erwartete Elephteria uns am Ortseingang und zeigte uns alles während im Ofen bereits ein frisch zubereitetes Moussaka auf uns wartete. Zudem wurden wir zur Eröffnung des neuen Kafenions im Dorf (das übrigens sehr für einen Kaffee oder Raki zwischendurch oder ein kleines Frühstück zu empfehlen ist) eingeladen. Es war schon fantastisch, ein ursprügliches kretisches Dorffest mit Musik, Tanz und weihenden Priestern zu erleben.

Alles in allem ist dieses Haus uneingeschränkt jedem zu empfehlen der in seinem Urlaub Ruhe und typisch kretische Gastfreundschaft sucht. Dafür vielen Dank an Eleftheria und Maolis.

Jessica, Marie und Nils

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir verlebten mit sieben Personen zehn wunderbare Ferientage in diesem tollen Haus. Es ist groß, perfekt ausgestattet, sauber und ruhig. Pool und Garten sind schön angelegt, der Blick auf Berge und Meer grandios. Am beeindruckendsten war für uns aber die Gastfreundschaft von Elephteria und Manolis. Wir wurden mit einem Abendessen begrüßt, wurden mit Kuchen, Eiern, Öl und Raki versorgt und haben durch sie einiges über Kreta und seine Bewohner gelernt.

Vielen Dank für diesen wunderbaren Urlaub,

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Familie Schröder und Beckers

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im September für eine Woche in der Villa.

Wir können diese Villa nur empfehlen! Sehr ruhige & schöne rihige Lage, eine herrliche Luft,

sehr sauber, super schön alles Tipp Top, uns hat es an nichts gefehlt.

Die Gastfreundschaft von Familie Kokkinakis kann man ich Worte nur schwer verfassen.

Wir durften die Kretische Gastfreundschaft schon oft kennenlernen jedoch hat Frau Kokkinakis hat dies nochmals übertroffen.

Nett, hilfsbereit, fürsorglich, einfach traumhaft.

Gerne kommen wir wieder.


We stayed in September for a week at the villa.

We can only recommend this villa! Very quiet & nice location, a wonderful air,

Very clean, super nice everything Tip Top, we did not miss anything.

The hospitality of the Kokkinakis family I can compose words difficult to write.

We have been able to get to know the Cretan hospitality many times, but Mrs. Kokkinakis has exceeded this again.

Nice, helpful, caring, simply fantastic.

Gladly we come again.

Vielen Dank Frau Kokkinakis LG Biene & Gerd

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herzlichen Dank für die Bewertung !!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Chania 100 km, Heraklion 120 km
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Beachbar Triopetra
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Chania- Rethymnon-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Drimiskos, Kerames
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Agia Fotini Beach, Ligris Beach
Car: necessary

The small town Drimiskos is located in the south of Crete, surrounded by a

beautiful mountain landscape. You can still the original

Crete to know. With panoramic sea views, see

Rest and relaxation, you still experience the famous

Hospitality of the Cretans.

The drive from the airport will impress you. Gorgeous, beautiful unspoilt countryside with olive groves and many rare plants

you may discover.

In Drimiskos you can enjoy the varied, healthy diet in a small, typical Cretan tavern.

The south of Crete is known for many small and larger bays. Between Agia Galini and Plakias there are numerous beaches to explore such. As the beach of Agios Pavlos, Triopetra, the coves of Ligres, Amoudi and Damnoni.

Crystal clear waters for diving.

The nearest small town is Spili, approx. 11 km away. There you will find supermarkets, cafes, Taavernen and even a hospital.

To the romantic city of Rethymnon with its narrow streets is 35 km away. A visit to the castle Fortezza is recommended.

Other attractions nearby:

The Palm beach and the Monastery of Preveli, Plakias,

Agios Antonios gorge, ravine Kourtaliotis,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Drimiskos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Die oben genannten Preise sind für 4 - 6 Personen. Für jede weitere Person wird 10.-- Euro pro Nacht berechnet.

Für 2 oder 3 Personen erhalten Sie eine Ermäßigung !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Der Preis für die Wintermonate ist ohne Heizöl und Strom. ( Bei einem Aufenthalt von 20 + Tagen, erhalten Sie einen besseren Preis )

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