The perfect choice for a quiet, romantic, island holiday.
This is an eco-friendly, traditional village house. It is located on the mountainside of southern Crete, with amazing views of the sea and fantastic beaches only 9 km away. It overlooks the sea beyond a landscape of olive terraces and rock formations.
The village, Agios Ioannis, is a beautiful, traditional, remote village with historical ruins. It provides a small taverna with amazing, home-cooked, organic food, coffee, local wine and ‘raki’. Of course, the house is fully-equipped for cooking as well.
The house was renovated in 2008 in the traditional architectural style, with mudbrick walls and old wooden beams. It has a beautiful patio with jasmine flowers and other plants in a walled front yard of an old, ruined house.
A car is needed to reach the village and move around. Parking of the cars is on the main road; from there you need to walk to the house which is only a few steps away, since no cars are allowed in the village.
Supermarkets, pharmacies and other amenities are close the beach, exactly 9km away, in Koutsounari.
Holidays here can be a rare combination of beaches and mountains. You can walk, bicycle, hike, or drive around the mountains and other small villages. Or, you can choose to lie on the beautiful beaches down the hill, to enjoy the sun and seafood.
This is also a perfect choice for artists, writers and musicians. If needed, studio space can also be found on request.
The house is clean upon arrival. Sheets and towels are available.
There is an extra fee for cleaning during your stay (on request) of 8 euros per hour, including laundry.
The windows have curtains (blinds) but no shutters, so if you require complete darkness while sleeping, please bring a sleeping mask.