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Agapi Holiday House, A Family Run Traditional House In South Crete, Greece

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Agapi Holiday House is a family-run, traditional Cretan house built in the village of Sivas, Crete, Greece in 1906.

Agapi Holiday House has been substantially renovated and restored with great care in order to maintain its traditional architecture while using natural materials and ecological principles. It offers the facilities of a modern house without sacrificing the original traditional character of the Cretan home.

The house is located in the heart of Sivas village, within walking distance of the village square. Sivas is located in the Southernmost point of Crete and Europe. It carries the prestigious designation of a traditional Cretan village by the Greek state.

The landscape is of outstanding natural beauty with unique flora and fauna. The climate is very mild.

The Sivas village main square is a popular meeting place for local people; with restaurants, traditional cafés and places to shop. Visitors will have the opportunity to mingle with locals and taste the traditional cuisine. You may shop at the market local food products and of course everything related to your personal daily needs.

Agapi Holiday House has spacious (80 square meters) newly-furnished rooms. The house is fully equipped and includes a kitchen - dining area (with a fireplace), a living room area (with a stove and a sofa), a bathroom and a bedroom (double bed).

The house has two yards with furniture, an inner yard and a terrace, and a garden with aromatic and medicinal plants. There is free web network (Wi-Fi), laptop, TV, washing machine etc. - all equipment you may need for a comfortable stay.

Agapi Holiday House can accommodate up to 6 persons (maximum 4 adults), it is perfect for a family with children.

It has stunning views of the Messara valley and the surrounding mountains of Psiloritis (Ida) and Asterousia.

It is highly recommended for walkers, country lovers, active pensioners, newlyweds, writers, artists and generally all who need peaceful, quiet and inspirational surroundings.

More Details

Property Manager
Agapi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2018

Why Agapi chose Sivas

Agapi Holiday House is a family-run, traditional Cretan house built in the village of Sivas, Crete, Greece in 1906.

Agapi House was build by our great grand father.

Agapi Holiday House has been substantially renovated and restored with great care in order to maintain its traditional architecture while using natural materials and ecological principles.

It offers the facilities of a modern house without sacrificing the original traditional character of the Cretan home.

The house is located in the heart of the village, within walking distance of the village square.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sivas in Moires District

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sleeps two guests in double bed. Bed, mattress and linen are made of hypoallergenic natural materials. Bedroom has a mountain view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Agapi Holiday House, A Family Run Traditional House In South Crete, Greece
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Enjoy tradition & modernity in this lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The description of Agapi holiday house was very accurate: comfortable, spacious, modern renovation maintaining traditional architecture, mild climate, beautiful location. The house is lovely and very peaceful. We ate breakfast on the balcony every morning saying: What a life, what a life! The town of Sivas is a good combination of lively and friendly residents, some tourists and has a good selection of tavernas. It's a great base for nearby hikes, beaches, and archeological sites at Phaestos and Agias Triada. We went in late October and the water was perfect for swimming. Agapi and Manolis were very friendly, knowledgeable, flexible and helpful. There was a whole selection of organic welcome gifts (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar, capers) produced by the hosts. Such hospitality! We will definitely stay here again. Thank you again, Agapi and Manolis.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Agapi Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Agapi Holiday House was perfect! We were overwhelmed by the hospitality of Agapi and Manolis. The house and location were perfect for our amazing stay in Crete. We wished we had more time for our stay and hope to come back. The village of Sivas was so beautiful. Agapi and Manolis gave us wonderful recommendations on things to do and see in the area. I would highly recommend this house and area for an amazing experience in Crete. Thank you so much Agapi and Manolis for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and being our guests. We are delighted and very glad to hear that you enjoy your stay at Agapi Holiday House and you had a memorable trip.
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5

Etwas Besonderes

  • 5 of 5

Agapi House ist ein wunderbarer Ort, um seine Ferien zu verbringen. Es handelt sich um ein liebevoll renoviertes, gut 100-jähriges Steinhaus. Der Sitzplatz im Innenhof ist am Morgen wunderbar schattig, am Nachmittag und am Abend kann man auf der Terasse im Schatten sitzen und die beeindruckende Aussicht auf die Berge und über das Dorf geniessen. Das Dorf und die Asteroussia-Ausläufer sind gegen Abend in ein warmes Licht getaucht. Wir haben das sehr genossen.

Innen ist das Haus mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Uns hat die Sorgfalt und die Liebe zum Detail beeindruckt, mit der das Haus renoviert wurde. Altes wurde ins richtige Licht gerückt und Neues liefert den Wohnkomfort. Qualität ist den Besitzern wichtig; das merkt man bei der Wäsche in Bioqualität, dem breiten Angebot an Bettzeug, das die ganze Temperaturpalette abdeckt, oder dem bequemen Bett.

Das Dorf Sivas hat seinen Charme behalten, ist (noch?) keine Touristenhochburg sondern ein lebendiges Dorf mit Kafenion neben Internetcafé, diversen Minimarkets und mehreren guten Tavernen. Das Haus liegt ruhig, das Zentrum ist aber zu Fuss in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Sivas ist der perfekte Ausgangspunkt für viele Unternehmungen: bedeutende Ausgrabungen (Phaistos, Agia Triada, Gortis etc.) liegen gleich nebenan, die Berge locken für Wanderungen (Psiloritis, Asteroussia, diverse Schluchtdurchquerungen), das Meer liegt nahe. Dabei kann man zwischen belebten Stränden und einsamen Buchten (nach Wanderungen oder Fahrten mit geländegängigem Auto erreichbar, z.B. Agiofarango, Martsalo, Vathi) wählen.

Am meisten haben uns aber die Gastgeber beeindruckt. Ihnen liegt das Wohl ihrer Gäste wirklich am Herzen. Sie haben uns mit geschenkten biologischen Produkten überrascht, stellen den Gästen eine hervorragende Bibliothek (v.a. englischsprachig) u.a. zu Geschichte, Flora und Fauna zur Verfügung, erkundigen sich nach dem Wohlergehen und kommen nach einer Woche die Wäsche wechseln und nehmen eine Grundreinigung vor. Dabei haben wir im Gespräch mit Manolis viel über das heutige Leben in Griechenland erfahren.

Vielen Dank Euch beiden, Agapi und Manolis

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Sehr saubere und geschmackvoll eingerichtete Ferienwohnung.

Alles was man brauchte war vorhanden.

Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und haben sich immer mal erkundigt ob auch alles ok ist.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder hingehen.

wirklich zu empfehlen

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften eine Woche in der wundervoll geschmackvoll und qualitativ hochwertig und vollständig eingerichteten Wohnung von Agapi und Manolis verbringen. Viel zu kurz, leider! Die Wohnung ist absolut ruhig gelegen, mit wundervollem Blick auf das Tal. Die Wohnung lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig. Hinzu kommt die tolle Gastfreundschaft der Vermieter, die alles blitz-blank geputzt haben und uns mit Willkommensgeschenken überhäuften! Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.

Jost und Rahel

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ferienhaus mit viel Liebe zum Detail, Holiday home with taste, care and much love to details

  • 5 of 5

Agapi and Manolis sind herzliche, großzügige Gastgeber. Ihr Haus ist ein historisches Dorfhaus, das mit viel Liebe zum Detail sensibel saniert wurde und nun sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet ist. Es hat eine Sonnenterrasse und einen lauschigen schattigen Garten. Die Ausstattung ist hervorragend und ökologisch (selbst die Handtücher, Matratze, Duschzeug…). Es ist an alles, was man für einen entspannten Urlaub braucht, gedacht. Das Haus liegt mitten im Dorf Sivas. Im Dorf gibt es Mini Markets, Tavernas und ein Café. Man muss also nicht selbst kochen. Von hier aus kommt man gut ans Meer oder in die Berge. Ein sehr empfehlenswerter Ausgangspunkt für schöne Ferien.

Agapi and Manolis are very cordial and generous hosts. Their historical house is reconstructed with sensitivity and furnished with care and much love to details. It has a sun terrace and a cosy garden with flowers and shadow. It is exceptionally good equipped, with a ecological standard (even towel, mattress, Showergel). Everything you need for relaxed holidays is there.

The house is situated in the middle of the charming village Sivas. There you'll find Mini Markets, Tavernas and a Kafenion. So you don't have to cook yourself. Neither sea nor hills are far away. A very recommendable starting point for your holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Sivas village square coffe shops
Nearest Ferry
63 Kilometres
Heraklion port
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Sivas village square, 5 local restaurants
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Komos beach
Car: recommended

Agapi Holiday House is your gateway for agroecotourism in the area of Messara.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sivas, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£276
for 4 nights
From
£69
£479
£1,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
20 Jul 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£352
for 4 nights
From
£88
£599
£2,296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£336
for 4 nights
From
£84
£559
£2,199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Manager'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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