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Traditional House In Crete

Apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Axos, Crete

From £863 per week

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Apartment to rent in Axos, Crete

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Open fire

Apartment overview - owner's description

Here, where development and progress has not yet managed to denature the environment and to designate human relations.

Right in the centre of Crete, on Mount Psiloritis, which is the highest and most sacred mountain of the island.
In this land where myth blends with history and nature amalgamates with the dream.
Here, where an ancient civilization has left its marks, which come alive even today in everyday life of the people.
Here, where development and progress has not yet managed to denature the environment and to designate human relations.
On this mountain, with its rich geological and biological diversity, the rare plants, animals and birds, which made it a preserve and a member of the European Geoparks.
In this region, in the village of Axos that has been inhabited for over 4.000 years, in an area of 60.000 m2 we created the property.
Here we grow olive trees, grapevine, all kinds of fruit trees, greens, vegetables and many herbs and aromatic plants with mild, natural and organic methods, without fertilizers and chemicals. Our farm has also many animals and poultry for eggs, milk and meat.
The people who work in the farm are all farmers who were born and raised in the area applying techniques, which go centuries back.
The property offers high quality hotel services without being just a hotel. We see in our visitors not just clients, but guests, our own people, whose wellbeing is important to us.
It offers exquisite traditional Cretan gastronomy without being just a restaurant. We selec t the ingredients carefully and everybody can participate in the preparation of the meals. Most of the time the preparation of the food is more like “cooking with friends” in front of the open fire or ends up in a traditional cooking class.

For the acquaintance with nature we have some suggestions and programs for our guests, whether they are alone or in a group:

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Hiking on marked paths
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Exploring nature on donkey-back
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Participation or observation of farming duties
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Participation or observation of social, cultural or religious events that take place in the surrounding villages
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Traditional Cretan cooking classes
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Making cheese with our shepherd, baking bread in the wood oven
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Grape-harvest, wine production, distillation of raki
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Botanic walks – identification and collection of herbs, which upon return we brew into a delicious decoction
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Observation of wild birds
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Or simply enjoying nature with all our senses under the trees or by the pool in the summer.
In a ranch, which covers an area of more than 50.000 m2 with cultivations such as olive groves, vineyards, vegetable gardens and fruit trees but also with the wild vegetation of Crete, lies the property. It is located at an altitude of approximately 500 m, near gorges and caves, just above the springs of Mylopotamos, the river that gave its name to the region. You will find us in the village of Axos at the foothills of Mount Psiloritis.

Our 32 apartments (35 - 80 m2), which are distributed over 12 independent buildings, can accommodate 2 to 6 people. The apartments are fully furnished and stylishly decorated, equipped with all amenities (central heating, air-conditioner and fireplace) to make your stay comfortable and pleasant all year through.

The public areas (restaurant – tavern, traditional kafenio, lounge, bar and many open covered areas) give our guests the possibility to enjoy themselves outside of their apartment every hour of the day. But it is foremost the nature and the magnificent landscape that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

There is a modern fully equipped congress hall that can host congresses and events for up to 120 people.

The concept of the property with its special facilities is to provide for a place where you can enjoy nature all year through, whether alone or with company, whether you organize activities of your own special interest or you participate in the activities offered or whether you are looking for this special place to introduce your products or present your plans to your customers.

In one-storeyed and double-storeyed (maisonettes) buildings, which form neighborhoods and resemble traditional villages, and inspired by traditional techniques, we have built apartments consisting of one, two or three rooms, equipped with all the necessary means that would enable the stay of 2 to 6 individuals.

Specifically, there is a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and the essential cookware. Room facilities also include a television set, music channels, air-condition, central heating and a fireplace awaiting for cozy gatherings.

All apartments have a veranda with a view towards the mountains, as well as the gorges of the area. The design and construction of the accommodation facilities are perfectly adapted to the natural environment with a traditional architectural style and the natural material that were used. They offer all amenities that are required by modern lifestyle without interfering with the landscape.

The buildings and facilities that host the events and activities of the farm are combined together harmonically, and being laid out as a village, they are set beautifully in the natural environment.

The spacious and cosy lounge with an Internet corner. The gastronomy events take place in the kitchen and of course in the restaurant with the many old artefacts, tools and works of art. Further there are a wood oven, a cheese-dairy, the fireplaces, the raki distillery, the wine-press and of course the farmyard where the events take place during the summer under the cooling shade of the huge oak-tree.

The traditional cafenion, friendly and very cosy for coffee, drinks and board games.

Fully equipped conference facilities for events, exhibitions and conferences.

The small grocery with traditional products, Greek coffee and decoctions from Cretan herbs.

The swimming pool at the most impressive point opposite to the cliffs, where eagles nest.

A small playground for the younger children.

Many semi-roofed areas and cosy corners to enjoy nature with all of your senses.

Right next to it, the farm with the animals and birds.

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Location

This apartment is:

15km from the nearest beach 44km from Heraklion airport 42km from Heraklion port

Local activities

Boat hire 99km Climbing 15km Fishing 99km Flying 99km Golf 99km Sailling 99km Scuba diving 99km Skiing 15km Sports center 99km Tennis 99km Water skiing 99km Wind surfing 99km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 99km Theme park 99km Zoo 99km Cinema 99km

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Outside this apartment in Axos, Crete
This apartment is in a village and in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 December 2016

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Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 single sofa beds

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

Radio, TV Languages in Local

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Towels / linen, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Oven

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking

Athanasios

Average rating from 19 reviews

Property Manager From Heraklion, Greece Member since Feb 2007

Past bookings: 115 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 5 hours

Last logged in: a month ago

Number of properties: 379

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