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A fully renovated stone-built house of 1900.

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

It is located at Drapanias village, northwestern Crete, just 900 meters from the seaside. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is 70 m2 and has a bedroom with a COCO-MAT mattress for memorable sleep, a large kitchen-living room with a sofa-bed and a bathroom. The owners achieved to combine the simplicity of the past with the comfort of the present and the final result is breathtaking...

Refreshed antique furniture, maintained wall-built stones, renovated old time bathroom. Moreover, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for preparing your meals and a functional wardrobe for your staff. Outside there is an impressive stone-table, a wood-oven and BBQ facilities. Furthermore, right next to the cottage there is a large olive yard with perennial olive trees from the Venetian times, and many other trees and plants from where you can enjoy tasteful fruits and vegetables.

The use of the oliveyard is communal with the owners because they need to take care of the property. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ can accommodate up to 3 persons.

It is fully equipped with kitchen, electric oven, toaster, microwave oven, fridge, AC in the bedroom, coffee maker, TV 32’’ ,free wi-fi, free parking outside of the cottage and bathroom amenities.

Close to the cottage there are world-known beaches as Falasarna(20 min), Elafonisi(45 min), Balos lagoon(10 min to the port). Also, city of Chania(30 min), touristic Platanias(15 min) and in 5 km is located Kissamos town(4 min) where you can find all needed (groceries, super markets, local products, taverns, banks, cafes, health center).

At Drapanias village there is traditional bakery, coffee shops and mini-market.

‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is a quality accommodation just like its ‘’brother’’ ‘’HORIZONTE seafront suites’’ and offers a high level accommodation to the visitors.

The stay at HORIZONTE Cretan cottage is a unique experience and brings the visitor close to the nature and the pure feelings of the old times!

More Details

Property Manager
Vasilis and Marili
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Vasilis and Marili

Quiet days of relaxation in a place that is characterized as '''Oasis''

Vasilis and Marili purchased this cottage in 1900


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Kastelli around the Chania Region

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking


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A fully renovated stone-built house of 1900.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

The ideal self-catering base

  • 5 of 5

Lovely atmosphere, and pretty well everything worked -- not something you always expect in Crete! We found the Cottage ideal as a base both for hanging out and exploring Western Crete. Bakery and general store just a short walk away. The hosts were both welcoming and very generous with the garden produce. Where else does it rain walnuts?

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location out of the city

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this modernized old home. Exactly as described in a country setting with garden and fresh produce. Quaint little village within a few meters and even walked to the beach without much effort.

Very clean with all of the amenities we would expect. Vasilis was there to meet us when we arrived and explained all of the details of the house and surrounding areas, including the history of his family that originally occupied the home.

We stayed for four nights using the the cottage as our home base for day trips to Elafonissi beach (amazing), Somaria Gorge (long), and Falassarna beach near Kissamos (windy). Vasilis was helpful with tips about local restaurants, what beaches to visit and how to get to the gorge! Could not have asked for more.

We highly recommend and would stay there again next time we are in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

Horizonte cottage is more or less in the centre of the village of Drapanias, a few seconds' walk from a small mini-market, several tavernas and two bakeries. The property itself has been immaculate restored to a very high standard, whilst retaining its character as a stone-built, Cretan house. Everything has been well thought through, and the standard of furnishing, equipment and decoration is excellent. During our two-week stay, the property was cleaned at least three times, and new bedding and towels provided on each occasion.

The cottage is set in the most beautiful garden, with olive trees, a walnut tree, pomegranates and oranges. There is a vegetable patch, and a flock of hens in a large enclosure. There is a hammock, table and chairs, and a swing seat in a tree.

The customer service provided by the owners and their family is quite simply astonishingly good. Not only are they lovely, lovely people they are also extremely generous. So many evenings we would come back after a day of exploring and there would be fruit, or vegetables, pastries or eggs waiting for us and we were very warmly encouraged to help ourselves to the produce in the garden and to collect eggs from the friendly hens. The owners take genuine delight in caring for their customers and it is a privilege to spend time with them.

Drapanias is very well situated to explore the west of Crete. The KTEL bus to Chania stops in the village, again, a few seconds' walk from the cottage; there is parking next to the cottage and easy access both to the mountain roads and to the national road which runs from Kissamos/Kastelli eastwards to Iraklion. Kissamos/Kastelli is a most interesting small town, with many ancient sites.

The beach at Drapanias is about 10-15 minutes' walk from the cottage. It is quiet, and a mixture of shingle and sand. There is a nice taverna/bar which looks after sunbeds and shades on the beach which are free, though it seemed courteous to buy a drink in the taverna.

All in all, this is an excellent, beautiful property in a most interesting area, made outstanding by the generosity and friendliness of the owners. We are already booking our return trip. We genuinely could not recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Herzliche Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Die Gastgeber sind wirklich sehr nett, zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Der Garten ist wunderschön und es gab wirklich jeden Tag ein Ei, natürlich auch Tomaten und vieles mehr! Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt! Der Aufenthalt war sehr schön! Liebe Grüße aus Wien!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Havre de Paix, villa charmante renovee avec respect de la nature

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adore cet endroit et la famille proprietaire est extremement attentif et fait tout pour que votre sejour en Crete soit fantastique, selon vos envies

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely house, tastefully renovated, set in a large, peaceful garden, in walking distance from the sea. There's a market, a good baker a few steps away, as well as fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden, but despite that and the fully-equipped kitchen, we couldn't resist the many excellent (and very reasonably priced) restaurants less than ten minutes drive from the house. The location is perfect to visit the west of Crete...Balos beach, Samaria gorge, Chania, and the botanical park are among the many excursions we enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Kissamos Port
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Kastelli,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
17 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
8 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
29 Oct 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
29 Apr 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
3 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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