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Romantic Stone Studio Close To The Beach

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
studio
People
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this holiday studio in Hersonissos - Villa Athena(stone studio)

Stone studio surrounded by a beautiful garden and very close to the beach

Villa Athena is located in Kato Gouves, inside a big olive grove and 10 minutes away from the beach. The property consists of a traditional villa, a stone studio, two apartments and two maisonettes.The stone studio is a result of traditional Cretan architecture, combining stone and wood. It is 50 sq. mt. (533 sq. ft) large and it combines a living room, kitchen and bedroom in the same area. There is a double bed in the room, a kitchenette, a dinning table, a couch and of course the bathroom. There is also a closet, drawers and a fireplace. Also, the guests have a LCD TV and wireless internet available. The stone makes the temperature of the studio really cool during the summer months, but there is also air-conditioning available. The decoration of the studio consists of local Cretan artifacts and paintings, together with traditional furniture. Finally, we can also accommodate an extra bed for a child, if there is a family of three visiting. The outdoors of the property are absolutely amazing. A well preserved garden, with a barbecue facility and a traditional stone-oven to prepare delicious meals. A lot of tables with colorful chairs and big sun umbrellas with sunbeds are there to help you relax under the Cretan sun. All this setting is surrounded by our family's century old olive grove, that gives the property a traditional Cretan touch.All this setting is surrounded by our family's century old olive grove, that gives the property a traditional Cretan touch. After all, Cretan olive oil is considered to be the best extra virgin olive oil in the world. The area is open and spacious, perfect for a family with children, in order for the kids to play and be close to nature's environment. Finally, the view towards the sea, the olive grove and the hills around is relaxing, while a walk towards the sea is 10 minutes away. The parking space of the property can easily fit up to five cars. (EOT 1039K10002991801)

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
George Papachristos
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016

About George Papachristos

I grew up in Athens, where I still live and work. I spent all my life's summer and Easter holidays in Crete, in the property where today lies Villa Athena. The property was purchased by my great-grand father (died at the age of 101) and was cultivated with olive trees from my grandfather (died at the age of 94) and grandmother. From that day on our family gathers the olives in December and January to produce an olive oil of the best quality in the world. On this setting my parents extended and renovated the house, thus creating the beautiful Villa Athena.

George Papachristos purchased this studio in 1925

Why George Papachristos chose Heraklion

This property is valuable for my family, because it goes back two generations. It carries with it our Cretan bloodline, our family's history and our cultural heritage. For us, and Greeks in general, family is the most important thing, it defines us in our life path. So, this property is closely linked with our memories as children, with images, fragrances, sounds and sentiments. Today, for our family this property, apart from producing our olive oil, which is the base of our diet, acts also as our retreat from the noisy and stressful city.

What makes this studio unique

The unique benefits of Villa Athena is its tranquil environment that makes it feel as a perfect retreat from the city, while being a 5 minute drive from anything one could miss from the city. The beauty of its gardens, the audors and colors makes the environment as relaxing as it can get. Its strategic location close to all the main roads and sights makes touring in Crete very comfortable. Together with the local tastes and drinks that you can enjoy in Crete, it feels like life cannot get any better. It is very difficult for one no to fully recharge here.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Romantic Stone Studio Close To The Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Hickory, NC
5

Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely little nest for a month and couldn't have loved it more. Located in a breathtaking setting with a great beach within walking distance, this studio is perfect for someone looking to get away from everything. The managers of the property, Alex and Maria, are kind, caring, friendly and endlessly helpful. This was the perfect base from which to explore the entire island with a car. There is a big Lidl nearby to load up on supplies and immediate access to the main road that traverses Crete. Outside is a lovely terrace covered with flowers and the stone work inside is gorgeous. WiFi works great and so does the A/C. I never wanted to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely property in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

The property was ideal for my wife and me in a quiet location away from main roads and town. The Livingroom/bedroom was open plan which gave a spacious feeling. The property was very close to the beach and restaurants just a short drive away, we tended to eat at tavernas in the village of Gouves.

Tricky to find, clearer instruction or signage would help, we didn’t have too much problem as we use the grid reference and GPS. Owner somewhat blasé about care of his property and dealing with issues. E.g. automatic garden watering system flooded the bedroom floor and was damaging the shutters. Refrigerator iced up and required defrosting on arrival. Hot water was not available on arrival until we asked and were instructed to switch the fuse. No DVD player or stereo as in description.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

super gîte

  • 5 of 5

super gîte qui correspond tout à fait aux photos juste un peu difficile à trouver manque une indication pour y accéder mais le propriétaire est venu à notre rencontre.le gîte est spacieux et agréable bien conçu terrasse sympa et jardin

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, clean, beautiful, abs. reccomendable!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and gentle landlord. The place is kept very clean. The neighbour is not too close, you do have your own terrace. Very nice stone house that reminds of the years about 1900 :-) Kitchen, bathroom easy to use. By car about 7 minutes from the beach where you find restaurants en mass. The hole place around looks VERY green and amusing to the eyes. The stone house is very well hidden at a hilled-part of kato gouves, best for your private well being. Only thing that bothered us: TV is only 4 channels and they´re greek, you HAVE to go out every night otherwise there is nothing to do cause it´s a quite place with no entertainment by TV. Would have not been so bad if WIFI would have worked without problems. You can only go online with your Laptop or phone if you push them against the window which is the closest to the bigger neighbour house - as the stone house is receiving the signal from there - maximum to the window. But if you´re a family and book the bigger house together with the stone house - this problem is vanish. We would absolutely reccomend this place but maximum for two people without children (otherwise you can book both houses). This was definitely not our last visit on Crete! Christopher & Maria-Angela

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Iraklion Airport - 'Nikos Kazantzakis'
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kato Gouves Town Center (many choices)
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Iraklion Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
The Crete Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Old National Road Iraklion-Ag. Nikolaos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kato Gouves Town Center (many choices)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Amirandes Beach
Car: recommended

The great advantage of Villa Athena is that it is strategically located close to all nearby attractions, not only of the area around, but of the whole Iraklion and western Lasithi prefectures. The basic must-see sights of the region are the palace of Knossos in Iraklion and the Archeological Museum of Iraklion, in the city center. A walk inside the walls of the Old town of Iraklion is absolutely recommended, as is the 'bougatsa' delicacy, which you can enjoy at the Lions Fountain. Another route that I would strongly recommend is a visit to the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos to the east, together with the beautiful villages of Milatos and Kritsa along the road. Of course one should not miss to swim in the beaches of Elounda Bay (where all the high-class resorts lay) and then have a seafood lunch or dinner on the waterfront of the village Plaka, with a breathtaking view of Spinaloga (a small island in the bay with a Venetian castle on top, which used to be a quarantine town for lepers). Finally, another great sight would be a trip to the Lasithi plateau, on the Diktis Mountain, where one can see the famous windmills and ride a donkey up to the cave, where Zeus was born in Dikteon Andron (over the village of Psihro). Some close-by attractions that you should not miss are the Cretaquarium in Gournes, one of the most interesting aquariums in the Mediterranean, and the numerous Orthodox monasteries in the region. Finally, if you are into hiking the various gorges and mountain paths will satisfy even the most demanding hikers.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Hersonissos, Heraklion

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
November-December
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£84
for 2 nights
From
£42
 
 
low 1
1 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
£280
£1,135
 
 
low2
21 Apr 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
From
£50
£335
£1,362
 
 
high
19 Jun 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£164
for 3 nights
From
£55
£363
£1,476
 
 
super high
20 Jul 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£391
£1,589
 
 
high2
21 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£164
for 3 nights
From
£55
£363
£1,476
 
 
low3
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
£280
£1,135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£109
for 2 nights
From
£55
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Hersonissos in Crete

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We always have someone waiting for our guests and guide them to the property.

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