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Lithos Traditional House - Ontas, Creta

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Apokoronas is one of the most historic and beautiful areas of Crete, a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was the place where emperors and lords of the Byzantine Empire would reside to enjoy the wealth and beauty of the land. In many places the Cretan architectural tradition developed from the 16th century onwards, has been influenced by Venetians.

Lithos, a small traditional house dating from 1800 and open to visitors since 2006 is located in the fine village of Tzitzifes, with close access to roads to the north and the south of Crete. The village has a kafeneion and there are two traditional Cretan restaurants about 700 meters from the house.

Lithos comprises two separate apartments built in local architectural style and offering all modern comforts. The use of natural materials such as wood and stone takes you back to other more simple and romantic times, allowing you to escape from your daily routine.

Both apartments have kitchen, air-conditioning, TV, bathroom and wood-burning stoves for winter. One of them has an old - style oven and a wine press. Outside there is a large vine-covered courtyard and a swimming pool.

Located: Tzitzifes Apokoronou - Chania (28 km from Chania, 32 km from Rethymnon)

Category: Traditional House

Apartments: 2 apartments (2 rooms -3 beds - kitchen - bathroom)

Indoor facilities: Bathroom with bathtube, kitchen, refrigerator, air conditioning (free), TV, old-style oven, coffee machine,maps and informations about the area.

Outdoor facilities: Free swimming pool, deckchairs, sun umbrellas, grill and courtyard.

We look forward to welcoming you here on your holiday.

More Details

Property Manager
George Patsoumadakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About George Patsoumadakis

Hi all! I'm Michalis and I would like to welcome you to my traditional, unique apartments in beautiful Kriti in Greece! Feel free to contact me for any questions!

George Patsoumadakis purchased this house in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apokoronos in Krionerida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services


3.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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Lithos Traditional House - Ontas, Creta
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

0 stars should be an option - Terrible experience - Very misleading

  • 1 of 5

This was unfortunately a terrible beginning to our beautiful family vacation in Crete. First of all we had confirmed with the owner that the Lithos traditional home was in fact located in Ontas, Creta near the beach via email - he confirmed yes, it is located in Ontas - let me clarify that this place is up high in the mountains no where near the water, no view, and an hours drive from Ontas. It is set up as though you are in a dormitory with roommates staying next door. They advertise this as a private pool in a calm setting. When we arrived the air conditioning was not working and the property had an infestation of hornets (no exaggeration). When we discussed our disappointment with the owner he informed us that he had killed the 1 hornet that was flying around (meanwhile the current guests were the ones who brought the infestation to our attention). As my wife is extremely allergic to bees and this home is in a remote location no where near a hospital we were unable to stay in this home. That along with the filthiness of this home were amongst the many reasons we were unable to even stay one night in this home. With my 1 and a half year old daughter we could not live in this environment. We in no way recommend this home. After all this and not even having stayed one night in the home the owner refused to reimburse us for even one nights stay. Disgraceful home - disgraceful owner.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear mr. Zaki, We would like you to know that we consider our guests reviews as very important and we always try to improve the quality of our service. However, we have to mention the following about yours: According to the review guidelines, you should not have had the right to leave a review as you have not stayed in our property and we have never met you. Therefore, we consider the whole content of your review as inaccurate. Our listing is detailed and things like the location of our property, the cancellation policy, etc. are clear. The numerous excellent reviews prove the high quality of our service and our willing to make guests have a pleasant stay in our properties. Sincerely, George Patsoumadakis
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Staying at the Lithos House

  • 5 of 5

While hard to find the Lithos House is a jewel. I would recommend it to those who want to experience small town Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for your so kind words.
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A very good moment in a pleasant place

  • 4 of 5

Wa have spend a nice week in this traditional house. Clean and well maintained. I will recommend this property to friends. Full of nices walks around.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dominique, We would like to thank you for your kind words. We would be very happy to meet you once again someday in future. Best regards, George
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Une belle semaine dans un village crétois

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié vivre pendant une semaine dans une maison typiquement crétoise où la cour intérieur nous donnait accès à une petite piscine et chaises longues. De quoi relaxer au retour de nos balades. Sa localisation nous a permis de rayonner dans plusieurs villes et villages avoisinants et découvrir leurs particularités. La maison étant qu'à trois kilomètres de la ville de Vrisses, il était facile de se procurer tout ce dont nous avions besoin. Les propriétaires ont été attentionné à notre égard et nous y avons séjourné pendant cinq jours. Si vous souhaitez vivre une belle expérience crétoise, n'hésitez pas. Nous on en garde un précieux souvenir.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Baignade en pleine montagne

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons apprécié cette magnifique maison restaurée traditionnelle avec sa treille pour les repas et cette piscine inespérée vraiment féérique au milieu d'une montagne qu'il faut parcourir à pied.

Calme et reposant, il faut avoir la chance d'avoir des voisins, dans la location jointive, sympathiques et discrets.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda port
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Special offer
20 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid - Season
9 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

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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