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Charming Cretan House, Bougainvillea

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 close to the town of Sitia

Tastefully decorated Cretan house located in a 12000 m² garden. It is fully furnished and composed of a living/dining room, a fully fitted kitchen, a bedroom with double bed and cupboard, a bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom with shower. The house is air-conditioned. It benefits from 2 terraces, 1 South and 1 North-exposed. The house is surrounded by an olive grove, a vineyard, a vegetable garden and 30-year old palm trees. The property is located 5 km from the town of Sitia and the local airport and 350 m from the sea. The local beach is 4 km while other wonderful beaches are located 20-40 minutes by car.

Property manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hagia Photia in Itanos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with shower and washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 Single Bed
    Double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Room 1: Bright double bedroom with large window and ample storage for clothes Bedroom 2: bright room with 2 double beds and clothes storage
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • wind-surfing
There is a media player with MP3 support and USB and wireless ADSL internet. The house is air conditioned. The white stone courtyard is furnished with wooden chairs, sun loungers There is also a dining table if you want to enjoy your meal outside with the sound of the sea in the background.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Charming Cretan House, Bougainvillea
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

une très belle maison bien équipée dans un grand terrain

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons apprécié le bon état et la qualité du logement, très bien équipé. 2 très belles terrasses donnant sur un grand jardin dans lequel les enfants peuvent jouer , le propriétaire est sympathique et résidant à coté très disponible.

Les très belles plages de l'est sont rapidement accessibles en voiture et la région est encore sauvage , pas encore enlaidie par de vilaines constructions, la ville de Sitia n' a rien d' exceptionnelle , mais elle est facilement accessible, et on y trouve de tout.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Es ist ein sehr entspannter und wunderschöner Ort. Ein toller Garten, gemütliches Haus und sehr nette Vermieter. Ein authentischer Platz auf Kreta.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nice place Nice Owner!

  • 5 of 5

Well located, warm welcome. It made us feel at home.

Thank you to the Owner,

Julien and Claudelle

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben Anfang Juni zwei wunderbare Wochen im Haus Oleander verbracht. Die Wohnung ist gut gepflegt und im englischen Landhausstil gemütlich sowie qualitativ hochwertig eingerichtet. Das Haus Oleander ist das Mittlere in einer Reihe von drei. Obwohl, die beiden andern Häuser direkt angebaut sind, bleibt die Privatsphäre gewahrt. Die Häuser liegen inmitten eines grossen gepflegten Gartens mit Palmen, Blumen, Kräutern und Weinreben. In diesem Garten konnte sich unsere fünfjährige Tochter frei und gefahrlos bewegen. Es gibt sogar einen kleinen Spielplatz für Kinder. Von den Gastgebern wurden wir mit einem Orangencake – die Spezialität von Kate – und einer Flasche Wein empfangen. In der Küche stand ein Kännchen mit Lefteris’ eigenem Olivenöl zum Brauchen. Auch bei den Kräutern im Garten durften wir uns zum Kochen bedienen. Besonders genossen haben wir die spontanen Gespräche über die Welt und das Leben mit Lefteris, der ein ebenso kompetenter wie interessanter Gesprächspartner ist.Von Agia Fotia aus lassen sich mit dem Auto verschiedene Tagesausflüge machen. In einer halben Stunde Fahrdistanz liegen verschiedene Strände. Einige davon sind traumhafte Sandstrände, die sich auf für kleine Kinder bestens eignen.

Wir fühlten uns von Anfang an sehr wohl und willkommen. Vielen Dank für alles! Gerne werden wir wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

By air, catch an internal connecting flight to Sitia Airport from Athens International Airport.

By car, get one of the many flights into Heraklion Airport and from there take a rental car.

By boat, you can arrive on either the Athens-Heraklion or the direct Athens-Sitia service.

A few words about Sitia region

Sitia is a town situated in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Aghios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. It lies in a region unspoiled by mass tourism. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style. In the town but especially in the region's villages you will enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine made with quality local olive oil and other local produce. During the day you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in Sitia beach or in the numerous untouched beaches lying towards the Eastern tip of the island.

What to do in Sitia

For history and archaeology enthusiasts, Sitia's archeological museum display's exhibits dating back to the Neolithic era in 3,500 BC while the medieval fortress of Kazarma, situated at the top of Sitia is a reminder of the town's medieval past. Furthermore, the folklore museum exhibits items from the past century such as weavings, woodcuts and other everyday life items.

During the evening you can visit one of the numerous small restaurants ("Rakadika") situated along the town's fishing port, which serve delicious variety plates along with Cretan spirit "Raki". And if you are up to it you can continue your night out until the early morning hours in one of the local bars and clubs.

What to do in the region

Archaeology / History / Religion

On your way to Vai and Erimoupoli you will pass from the monastery of Toplou. Here you can visit the monastery's museum with items dating back to the Ottoman empire period up to the Second World War. In Erimoupoli bay you can visit the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. Further to the south east, Zakros is one of the four major Minoan palaces unearthed in Crete. The ruins of the palace await you at the lower entrance of the Zakros gorge.


To the east of Sitia lies Europe's only natural palm forest of Vai. In a short distance from Vai lies the bay of Erimoupoli with the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. To the south east of the region lie the long sandy beaches and warm waters of Kserokambos . There are numerous other deserted beaches we can help you discover.


For windsurfing enthusiasts the world renowned Kouremenos beach is a must visit. The club offers equipment hire and lessons. For the hardcore athletes, the Faneromeni bay offers excellent wave conditions (depending on the weather). Here you will need to bring your own kit. Mountain bikes are a fun way to explore the region's endless olive groves. Spring and autumn is the best period for this since the weather is cooler during the day.


The areas rugged terrain offers numerous gorges that are walkable with no special equipment. First and foremost the 4km Richti gorge, near the village of Mesa Mouliana will dazzle you with the year-round waterfalls and dense vegetation all the way down to a deserted beach. The 4.5km gorge of Zakros starts at the village of Ano Zakros and meets the sea next to the archaeological site of Kato Zakros. It is one of the most impressive gorges in Crete with steep sides and dramatic rock formations. It is also known as the Gorge of the Dead because ancient Minoans buried their dead in caves high up on the gorge's sides. The 3.5km Chochlakies or Karoumes gorge ends in the magnificent and isolated bay of Karoumes.

Culinary Delights

In Sitia's "Rakadika" and small taverns scattered in villages throughout the region you can try, apart from local meats, also some delicacies of the region cooked in locally produced olive oil, like "chochlious" (snails cooked either with tomato or vinegar and rosemary), "omaties" (stuffed pig intestines), "anthous" (stuffed courgettes) and other. When you visit Toplou don't forget to grab a bite in the monastery's small tavern and purchase organic products from the monastery's extensive agricultural produce (honey, olive oil etc).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hagia Photia, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late spring
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid summer
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
11 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer
21 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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