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The old pomegranate house

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A traditional stone village house in Mirsini, Crete, renovated in 2016

A traditional stone village house in Mirsini, Crete, renovated in 2016 with the personal touch of the owner, a local architect. It offers fabulous views over the sea and a perfect sunset everyday next to the old pomegranate tree. The village itself is far away from the tourist crowds and retains its original character. Its inhabitants are friendly and welcoming. You can also book the adjacent Architect's house that can accommodate a further 3 people https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6850238. Both houses are completely independent.

***The space***

The house has 2 bedrooms with a double bed and en suite bathrooms. The bathrooms feature sinks made from large converted clay jars. The living room is divided in two sections, the upper part next to the open plan kitchen has a large sofa also serving as third bed while the cozy secluded area next to the large panoramic window is the perfect place to relax and read when you prefer to stay inside. The lounge area has satellite TV. The stylish open plan kitchen is fully equipped (with dishwasher) for all your cooking needs.

The patio is designed around the pomegranate tree and is decorated with various plants in pots. The patio has two sections a) next to the house entrance there is a secluded shaded spot covered by a wooden pergola to escape the midday heat and is suitable for eating outside b) the area around the pomegranate tree is great for sunbathing.

The property is on the front edge of the village and because of its elevated position it offers fabulous, unobstructed views over the Mirabello Bay. Due to the west facing you will enjoy great sunsets.

***Guest Access***

During your stay you will have access to the whole house with its own private terrace! The house is easily accessible from the village main street. It is located on a quiet side street. You will find complimentary fruits and wine on your arrival. The olive oil for your cooking is also available for free (our own olive oil). There is no laundry machine in the house but there is laundry service for free when you need it.

***Interaction with Guests***

We will greet you and provide a tour of the house. If you have any need or require information (beaches, historical sites, restaurants, hiking routes etc) you can always contact us at any time! We can stock the fridge and storage with any groceries you require. Just provide us with a list!

More Details

About Us

Pantelis Vutirakis
ARRIVATO IKE
Spartis 51, Nikaia
18454 Athens
G.E.MI., 145606209000
VAT Reg No800951194

Property Manager
Pantelis
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mirsini in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Cozy and romantic double bedroom with built in bed
    Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with built in bed and private WC with shower
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
During your stay you will have access to the whole house with its own private terrace! The house is easily accessible from the village main street. It is located on a side street. You will find complimentary fruits and wine on your arrival. The olive oil for your cooking is also available for free (our own olive oil). There is no laundry machine in the house but there is laundry service for free when you need it. We will greet you and provide a tour of the house. If you have any need or require information (beaches, historical sites, restaurants, hiking routes etc) you can always contact us at any time! We can stock the fridge and storage with any groceries you require. Just provide us with a list!

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average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Fijn huis

  • 4 of 5

Prima huis, goede service.

Mooie wandlingen in de omgeving.

Niet toeristisch.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Sitia
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Sitia
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mirsini
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Mochlos

**Eastern Crete**

Eastern Crete, (east from Aghios Nikolaos) is the most authentic and unspoilt region of Crete since it is not touristically developed. It is the region that people from large Cretan cities (Heraklion, Chania) choose for their own relaxing vacations. Eastern Crete is mostly mountainous and the driving routes are winding and scenic, offering great views over wild mountains and the sea. In fact the whole route from Aghios Nikolaos to Sitia is considered on the best scenic drives in Greece. In this region you will meet writers and music composers who find inspiration in the sea/mountain views and the authentic village people.

**An introduction to Mirsini village**

Mirsini is a traditional Cretan village, unspoilt by tourism. It was incorporated during the Minoan period in the territory of the major Minoan city of Mochlos. It is located on Crete's northern main route, on the road from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia, 45 km from Agios Nikolaos and 23 km from Sitia at an altitude of 330 meters overlooking the gulf of Mirabello. It is famous for its great views (the village is west facing), its tranquility, the good food, wine and raki and for its hospitable and friendly residents. The village is surrounded by olive groves, fruit plantations, steep mountains and deep ravines.

**Restaurants in Mirsini**

Kathodon: a beautiful and cosy terrace within walking distance from the house. It serves traditional dishes and offers spectacular sea views. Another great restaurant is located in the neighbouring village of Mouliana, just 5 minutes drive from the house (it is open all year round during lunch and dinner hours).

**Shopping**

There is a small shop selling basic groceries in the village. For large supermarkets and a large wekkly fruit/vegetable market you will need to drive to Sitia town (30 min by car). If you prefer to avoid shopping we can stock the kitchen for you with all items you may need. The nearest pharmacy is located in the neighbouring village of Tourloti (5 minutes drive).

**Hiking**

If you prefer running water, lush vegetation and waterfalls, the entrance of Richtis gorge is a 15 minute drive by car, close to the nearby village of Exo Mouliana. The trail winds down the ravine for 4km passing from old bridges and abondoned watermills, through thick vegetation before reaching the sea at Richtis beach.

If you choose to explore the mountains and the amazing views you can start from the nearby village of Lastros and head towards the chapel of Saint John and Kapsas peak or towards Saint Nikitas (5km round trip).

**Beaches**

The closest beach is in the village of Mochlos approximately 15min by car. The nearest large sandy beach is Tholos, at a distance of 20km towards Aghios Nikolaos. Sitia sandy beach is 23km drive from the house. There are various other great options available. We will provide information about the best beaches in the region.

**Sitia town**

It is the nearest town (at 23km from the house) with a large sandy beach, supermarkets, a weekly farmer's market and a hospital.

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.

**Getting around**

You will need to rent a car in order to fully enjoy what the region has to offer. For travel plans:

The main access to Crete is through Heraklion (about 1.30 hours distance) with an international airport and port. There are scheduled flights throughout the year from Athens and various European airports as well as charter flights from April till October while the port offers connection to Athens and Aegean islands.

The newly constructed Sitia airport is served with scheduled flights from Athens and charter flights from Europe in the summer months. The airport also offers scheduled flights to the nearby islands of Kasos and Karpathos.

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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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