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Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica - the old olives' press.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

"Villa Fabrica is located in the traditional village of Anopolis,just 15 minutes from Heraklion airport and 5 minutes from the sandy Kokkini Hani beaches. Is a 100-year-old stone building, originally used as an olive factory, carefully restored into a traditional rustic style two-storey house suitable for 2-6 persons. It is quietly located in the village of Anopolis about 100 m from the village square. In the village one finds several cafenions, tavernas and a minimarket. Further shops, supermarkets,bars, ATM, can be found in Kokkini Hani some 3 km away,with a selection of local beaches. The gate opens into a small yard from where one enters the house. On the ground floor is a spacious and comfortable furnished living room and dining room with wooden ceiling, TV,stone built fireplace, separate WC with washing machine. Next to it is a cosy terrace full of flowerpots and surrounded by a small garden,a BBQ and a stone oven.The perfect place to unwind, after a long day's journey. The open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining room too is separated from the living room by a stone archway. From the living room a spiral staircase leads to the first floor into the bedroom with 2 single beds. A large veranda facing the Dikti Mountains and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis can offer an amazing view over the countryside. Next to it there is a separate bedroom with double bed, a bathroom en suite with bath/WC and 2 balconies. A nice place to relax and take part in village life.It offers the unique combination of peace anong with modern comforts and easy access to city life."

Emmanouel Kapsetakis
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hersonissos in Heraklion Region

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica - the old olives' press.
average rating of 4.9589043 based on 73 reviews

couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome from host, including lots of delicious fruits. Very clean and attractive home with stunning views. Charming tiny village with narrow streets and friendly locals, just say jasas! Conveniently situated for visiting Heraklion region.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the peace and tranquility of staying in a beautiful villa located in the village of Anopoli

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful, well equipped, artistically decorated, and thoughtfully designed. We stayed a week in Crete at this villa, and were grateful to have our own place to relax, do laundry, BBQ, have easy access to beaches to swim in, and to have a home base when exploring Crete. I love the mix of indoor and outdoor living experienced here. The villa has a front courtyard, a back patio, a terrace, and two balconies off the master bedroom. There were many places to relax. We enjoyed eating outside on the patio, drinking tea after dark from my balcony, and the gorgeous view from the terrace. A variety of birds chirp, call, sing, and coo, which is delightful and can be heard from anywhere outside. The village is full of friendly people, and has a corner store for convenience items. Manolis suggested many nice tavernas we were able to try, and let us know which local beaches were best for swimming. The Palace of Knossos was close by. It was lovely to visit. We also went to the other end of the island to visit Balos beach, and to Chania, which we loved. We had planned to do more, but just really enjoyed the villa so much, we just relaxed and enjoyed it. This villa in this tiny town offered a very authentic experience, that we were grateful to have enjoyed. I wish we could have stayed longer, and gotten to know the people who lived here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent stay, looking forward to meeting you again!!!
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  • 5 of 5

L'année a été difficile?

Voici la meilleure façon de vous détendre:

Prenez le premier avion pour Héraklion,louez une voiture et en route pour 13 kilomètres, jusqu'au petit village d'Anopolis : c 'est un endroit qui plaira à ceux qui apprécient de vivre loin du tumulte des stations balnéaires surpeuplées.

Manolis, le propriétaire , vous accueillera avec un grand sourire.

Avec Kalsatis, son adorable fille qui parle très bien français, ils vous guideront dans la visite de leur ancienne maison familiale qu'ils ont parfaitement restaurée et qui a gardé toute son âme crétoise.

L'équipement est moderne et rien ne manque.

Gros coup de coeur pour le petit jardin dans lequel les fleurs, et surtout le jasmin, embaument.

La terrasse est également un endroit où il fait bon s'installer : vue magnifique sur monastère,collines ,champs d'oliviers, sans oublier le chant des cigales.

C'est calme, c'est beau, c'est bon.

Pour les visites et bonnes adresses, laissez vous guider par les bons conseils de Manolis

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly beautiful home in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are well traveled, often using VRBO locations to establish a home base from which to explore and enjoy various countries. This home was surely the loveliest and most comfortable that we have experienced. The architecture is dramatic, the décor is beautiful, and the amenities (balconies off all bedrooms, a gorgeous patio, an efficient modern kitchen) combine to make this an extraordinary place to stay.

We brought our daughter and her husband to Crete this trip, and had laid out various routes to explore museums and country sides. Crete is a lovely place, with friendly folk in every location we visited. No matter how far afield we went in a day, we looked forward to the return to this wonderful house, to enjoy relaxing with fine wine on the luxurious patio, and discuss our observations.

The house is located in a small village, but it is in easy distance from main roads and mid-size towns with plenty of fine restaurants, grocers, and bakeries. So it was easy to either have dinner at home or out depending on our mood. But the house certainly makes your mood a pleasant one.

I must also make note of the graciousness of the owner. He takes well deserved pride in his home, and good care of his visitors.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice family,it was a pleasure to welcome and accommodate them. Highly recommended to all Homelidays homeowners!
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Excellent villa in a village

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and comfortable villa. It is well equipped with beautiful outdoor spaces as well. Evi and Manolis were excellent and caring hosts who were most helpful in all things. The location is in a small village that is very convenient for all sightseeing without any of the touristic rush of people. The only two things I consel are 1. you will need a car and 2. follow Manolis' restaurant recommendations each of which served delicious and interesting food.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice guests,highly recommended to all Homelidays property owners! We hope to see them again!
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Gorgeous accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored villa with all the amenities including a great outdoor patio and dining area. The views of the surrounding area are amazing from the balconies. House is large and very clean, and includes all the kitchen basics including various spices, oil, etc. We enjoyed many dinners on the patio surrounded by the well kept gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport.
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Hersonissos Golf
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Aramnos restaurant.
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Kokkini Hani plage de sable.
Car: necessary

From Heraklion airport follow the directions towards East, Sitia/Agios Nikolaos. After 8 kilometers you will see the sign for Anopolis,turn right and follow the sign for Anopolis/Water City,after 500 meters turn right at the bridge towards Anopolis village 3 kilomemeters.At the center of the village,next to the church is the tavern Aramnos.That's where the owner will welcome you.

The location of the village is ideal to explore the island.

At Aramnos taverna,try out local cuisine with different dishes every day,or just enjoy a cup of greek coffee, at the village square.

For families with children a water amusement park with lots of different slides is situated 1 km away from the village.

Crete Aquarium, one of the biggest building complexes in Mediterranean, is only 5 Klms away,for those who adore and want to explore 2500 idividuals of fish and invertebrates,link

The local area provides lovely walks down country lanes of vineyards, olive fields, for those who enjoy walking/hiking.

The monastery of St.John is situated across the main veranda.

Hiring a car is recommended whether to visit

the Minoan palaces of Knossos or Gortys or the fascinating old towns of central, eastern or western Crete.

It's the character of Cretan tradition in its own enviroment that can offer hospitality in all seasons to anyone who likes to be close to nature and is looking for a life style away from busy rhythms of tourist resorts.

Prices listed below are for 2 and 6 persons per week. For less than 6 please inquire for the price.Children 0-2 years old,free of charge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hersonissos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
16 Nov 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Moyenne saison
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Haute saison
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Haute saison
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Moyenne saison
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Basse saison
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Winter season
16 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 24.0%

tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire.

Owner'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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