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Attractive renovated stone house with stunning countryside views

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom village location with olive valley & mountain views

Do you want to savour the real side of Crete, but still be near to beaches & modern day life ?

Olive View, a recently renovated stone house in the traditional village of Nikithiano, near Aghios Nikolaos, is the answer for you.

Superb views out over the valley, mountains & local villages, its ideally situated just off of the local Highway.

An attractive 70sqm 2 bedroom/2 bathroom village stone house has had many of the original features retained.

An 'upside down house' , the outside stone steps take you to the terrace & into the main living area ;-

A picturesque lounge - with open fireplace, sofa, table & chairs, television for DVD's

Small open-plan kitchen- fully fitted, with oven & hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle &toaster

Bathroom - bath with overhead shower, toilet & hand-basin

Above is the 2nd mezzanine bedroom -single day bed

Downstairs you will find ;-

Main bedroom with Queensize bed

Ensuite bathroom with shower,toilet & handbasin

For most, the terrace is the place to pass your time away, with stunning views over the valley & surrounding villages. Here a couple of sunbeds let you soak up the sun, & umbrella for when it gets too hot. Also table & chairs for that 'alfresco' eating & drinking

Access to the house is along as village path with parking close-by

The village itself is set on the hillside overlooking a lush valley of olive trees with a smattering of almond, fig, pomegranate & citrus trees.

Untouched by tourism you'll find yourself immediately in the middle of village life.

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Member since: 2017
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Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Julie

Originally from UK, I fell in love with the charms of Crete, over the 25 years I have been working here.

In the summer months I have worked with tourism from the basic to luxury, letting them know how to find the wonders of this beautiful island.

In winter, its another life with few holidaymakers, and on the whole milder weather - its off to do olive picking, growing my vegetables & walking the dogs in the countryside or along deserted coastlines.

Julie purchased this house in 2009

Why Julie chose Agios Nikolaos Municipality

Olive View is ideally positioned in top of the village, with stunning views over the valley & hillside villages opposite.

You have the sun on the terrace all day, so excellent for soaking up the sun.

Its location means, a short drive will take you to beaches, large & small resorts,villages, towns, mountains, need I say more!

What makes this house unique

I have tried to keep some original features of this traditional house & mix it with modern facilities.

The terrace area has stunning views over the olive tree valley with the mountains in the distance


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Agios Nikolaos Municipality in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • smoking outside only please
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , on main living level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to the main bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , A mezzanine above the living area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , the main bed is Queensize
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Attractive renovated stone house with stunning countryside views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Idyllic surprise hidden in the Cretan Hills

  • 5 of 5

Olive View hosted by Julie, lived upto and exceeded all our expectations from the very first minute to when we left 4 days later. The tranquility of the area having driven through some very typical resort style areas from Heraklion made it all the more perfect. The small village with its local taverna when combined with the outstanding view over the olive growing valley, and only a short drive up the hill to Neapoli, a lively local district town, places the property in an ideal location for exploring further afield, away from the hustle and bustle and the more known tourist areas of the north and east coasts.

The complete renovation of a former derelict barn by Julie has been tastefully done, with attention to detail well beyond expectation. The furniture and fittings used all complement each other and makes the stay at Olive View all the more enjoyable.

Julie’s knowledge of the area from over 25 years experience in the location helped greatly. She was able to point out various locations and sites not on the tourist map which were a MUST to see.

We can highly recommend Julie’s Olive View to those travellers seeking something traditional and representative of the local life on Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views from the terrace. Good facilities. Cretian character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Julie was very friendly and hospitable and communications were good.

The cottage was well equipped including dvd player with dvds supplied. The wine and olive oil were a nice touch. The terrace was great with sunshine early till late with stunning views to the mountains.

The village was friendly and traditional with good options for eating out.

Don't be put off staying by the main road as it is set back and down the hill so there is no noise from it. We loved the area for walks.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place, views and food. What more can we say !!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very homely and comfortable. It is situated in the hills with beautiful views but there is easy access to local villages and the town. It is just off the the main road that takes you to the rest of the island.

We had a great stay and would highly recommend staying here. The landlady is great and is a good source of local information.

We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hideaway in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week exploring this area of Crete. Olive View is well placed to easily access a wide range of sites, historical, scenic, city and beach. Julie provided a lot of helpful information on where to go. We had a car but there was a also bus stop just outside. The cottage was perfect, very tastefully decorated, comfortable and with a fabulous view. I loved sitting on the terrace in the early mornings watching the sun creep into the valley. The local taverna, recommended by Julie, was wonderful, very friendly and unbelievably cheap too! It was a pleasure to share a meal there with Julie on our last night.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always nice to meet people who like to see the real side of Cretan life. There are so many off the beaten track places to visit on your doorstep here, I will be happy to share its secrets with you
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Schöne ländliche Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einige sehr schöne Tage in der Unterkunft. Julie ist eine sehr freundliche Gastgeberin. Die Wohnung ist originell eingerichtet und sauber.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sehr nette Vermieterin, schönes Haus, tolle Natur. Gern wieder...

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex & Paula, it was lovely to meet you. Even in winter there is soo much to see on this lovely island
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Local taverna - Nikithiano
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Local taverna - Noikithiano
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Amoudi & Almiros
Car: recommended

This stone house is ideally situated for you to do and see soo much of the east of Crete, especially the Lassithi prefecture, whether you like history, sightseeing, hiking, beaching, shopping - to name a few.


Neapoli - a historic picturesque small town just 1 1/2 km away, the nearest place for shopping and sitting in the square watching the world go by.

Traditional tavernas & bars.

Kremesta nunnery & Koufi Petra monastery is on the hillside just outside the town

Local Olive factory open for tasting & tours

Local villages for eating - the next village Limnes, also Fourni, Kastelli, Latsida, & Lakonia

Aghios Nikolaos with its 'bottomless' lake surrounded by cafes & resturants, is the main town of the area. Daily boats from here to Spinalonga.

Elounda - famous for all its luxury hotels & pretty harbour. Hourly boats to Spinalonga

Kolokitha Island & the sunken city of Olous is linked by causeway, & is great for walking, and swimming in rocky coves.

Plaka - this tiny village is picture perfect, a unique setting with Spinalonga Island offshore. Boats run every 1/2 hour

Spinalonga - "the Island of Tears' the Venetian fortress, home of Greece's lepers until 1957. if you have read Victoria Hislop's book "The Island" a visit is a must.

Kritsa - famous for its lacemaking & weaving, its easy to walk to Kritsa gorge & ancient city of Lato.

Sissi - small tourist fishing village on the way to Malia

Milatos - a 'wild' fishing village & inland old village. The famous Milatos Cave is worth the walk (remember a torch)

Slightly further afield are;-

Heraklion - the main city of Crete

Knossos - the archeological Minoan site - hole of the Minotaur

Ierepetra- the most southerly town in Greece. from here daily boats take you to the Robinson Crusoe Island of Chrissi with its white sand beaches made of millions of tiny shell

Lassithi Plateau - home of the old white sailed windmills in the centre of the Dicti Mountains

Kathero Plateau - for nature lovers

This area for walkers is a haven. as well as local walks round the immediate area, don't forget;-

Kritsa Gorge

Richtis Gorge

Kolokitha Island

Local walking books are available

For beach lovers - we are in Crete - there are hundreds of fantastic bays and beaches - locally;-

Ammoudara, Amoudi, Almiros

Karavoustasis (locals mainly, but with the fantastic Maria's cantina, for souvlaki chips & salad

Ag Pantelemion

Voulisma (Golden Beach)

Plaka - large stones, but the sea is crystal clear

Malia Archealogical Beach

Any other ideas i will be more than welcome to help you


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £8.76 per person per night
Damage Deposit £175.19

The stone house is not wheelchair accessible, and not ideal for guests with walking difficulties

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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