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LITHOS - Traditional house with swimming pool - “ONTAS”

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Traditional House of the 18th Century, Renovated, With All Modern Comforts

Apokoronas is a historic and beautiful area of Crete with a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of Byzantine Empire could reside and enjoy wealth and beauty. Tzitzifes is one of the villages of Apokoronas (35km far from Chania, 35km far from Rethymno and 115km far from Heraklion).

LITHOS, a small traditional house dating from 1800 and open to visitors since 2006 is located in this fine village, with close access to roads to the north and the south of Crete. It consists of two separate apartments built in local architectural style and offers all modern comforts. The use of natural materials such as wood and stone takes the visitor back to other more simple and romantic times, allowing him to escape from daily routine.

ONTAS, which is one of the two apartments of this property, has a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, bathroom with bathtub and wood-burning stoves for winter. Outside there is a large vine-covered courtyard with trees and flowers of the area and a swimming pool. The visitor will surely be impressed by the space which is decorated with antiques and offers calmness and relaxation.

The beautiful stone walls outside, the traditional oven, the barbeque and the swimming pool offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay in beautiful natural surroundings away from the bustle of tourism. Scents and colours of the thyme, oregan, jasmine and other cretan plants and flowers give the visitor unique moments. The area has traditional cafes and taverns with delicious cretan plates and industries with local products (wine, cheese etc.). Relax in a unique place and take a journey into the past time. Information about the area, books with cretan nutrition and maps of the island are also provided.

Located: Tzitzifes Apokoronou - Chania (35 km from Chania, 35 km from Rethymnon)

Category: Traditional House

Indoor facilities: Αir-conditioning (free), Wi-Fi access (free), fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, security safe, maps and information.

Outdoor facilities: Swimming pool, deckchairs, sun umbrellas.

More Details

Property Manager
George Patsoumadakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About George Patsoumadakis

Hi all! I'm George and I would like to welcome you to my traditional, unique property in the beautiful island of Crete in Greece! Our main goal is to make you feel like you are home during your stay. Feel free to contact me for any further questions!

George Patsoumadakis purchased this apartment in 2004

Why George Patsoumadakis chose Apokoronos

The visitor will surely be impressed by the traditional architecture of the property. The beautiful stone walls, the wooden doors, the traditional wood stoves and ovens will take the visitor into the past time. The big yard with trees and flowers of the area and the swimming pool will offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay away from the bustle of tourism.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos in Krionerida

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • 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:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Reviews

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(7 traveller reviews)

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LITHOS - Traditional house with swimming pool - “ONTAS”
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
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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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4

Beautiful place, nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Swimming pool, visiting Chania, good WiFi ... We had a nice stay in this house!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schönes, ruhiges Quartier auf dem Lande

  • 4 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung hat uns ausnehmend gut gefallen. Es ist wohltuend zu sehen, was man aus alten Häusern machen kann und wie sie zu neuem Leben erweckt werden können. Die Ausstattung ist sehr zweckmäßig, es fehlte an nichts.

Leider müssen wir dennoch einige Kritik los werden. Entgegen allem, was wir sonst in Griechenland an persönlicher Freundlichkeit erfahren haben, war der Aufenthalt im Lithos der unpersönlichste, den man sich vorstellen kann. Außer einem Zettel mit "Willkommen" sahen wir von unserem Gastgeber nichts, wir mussten telefonisch alle Umstände zum Gebrauch (manches funktionierte anders als gewohnt, der Fernseher gar nicht) erfragen. Am meisten hat uns eine Überwachungskamera im Hof gestört, die uns an Stelle der Gastgeber ständig beobachtete. Das empfanden wir als sehr unhöflich!

Auch hätten wir gern die sehr laute Pumpe am Pool zumindest abends gern abgestellt, keine Info, wie und ob das möglich gewesen wäre.

Trotzdem haben wir den Aufenthalt sehr geschätzt, es war ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Unternehmungen in alle Richtungen.

Den unbekannten Gastgeber möchten wir bitten, künftig bei der Wegbeschreibung unbedingt anzugeben, dass das Lithos-Haus direkt gegenüber der kleinen christlichen Kirche liegt (es gibt noch eine zweite, große Kirche im Dorf). Wir haben leider sehr lange gesucht, das Quartier zu finden, das kleine Schild an der Tür ist beim Durchfahren des Ortes nicht zu sehen.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda port
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Traditional Restaurants
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Georgioupolis
Car: necessary

Apokoronas is a historic and beautiful area of Crete with a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of Byzantine Empire could reside and enjoy wealth and beauty. Tzitzifes is one of the villages of Apokoronas. It's a beautiful village because of history and traditional architecture. Apokoronas has numerous beautiful villages with traditional cafes and taverns where delicious cretan plates are served. There are also several industries and museums to visit where local products like wine and cheese are produced.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special offer
20 Mar 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£48
for 1 night
From
£39
£263
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid - Season
25 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£52
for 1 night
From
£43
£289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£70
for 1 night
From
£61
£413
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£61
for 1 night
From
£52
£351
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £8.8

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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