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Traditional Mansion In Crete

Villa with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Heraklion region, Crete

From £686 per week

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Villa to rent in Heraklion region, Crete

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Near supermarket
  • Near restaurant

Villa overview - owner's description

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The Mansion

The property is 4-star traditional apartment building. It is situated in the centre of Arhanes, a traditional town built at the foot of the sacred mount Jiouktas.

Built in 1893, it is a fine example of 19th century inland Cretan architecture. It played an important role throughout the recent history of Arhanes. During the Cretan revolt against the Turkish rule, in 1897, it was used as barracks and headquarters of the Regiment of Select Cretans under the command of Ioannis Dafotis.

In early 20th century it accommodated the needs of the community of Arhanes for an elementary school for several years. The house has been restored with care and respect to its original architectural elements, thus giving a new meaning to ‘traditional'. The CACG [Central Archaeological Council Of Greece has characterized it as a Protected Traditional Building.

Accommodation

The property features 4 independent apartments of 70 square metres each, consisting of two levels, with interior staircase. They are fully equipped and can accommodate 2 to 4 persons, all year round.

Each has a spacious day room and fireplace a master bedroom with vintage brass bed and two single beds in the day room area, offering every contemporary living comfort.

Facilities

* WC/Bath tub
* Air condition
* Heating
* Music
* Satellite TV
* Wireless internet
* Telephone
* Fully equipped kitchen
* Safety Box
* Hair drier

All interiors are fitted with antiques, old embroideries and handmade furniture. The beautiful enclosed yard is decorated with stones that are hand-carved by the very stone-builders that raised the house.

Amidst an abundance of flowers and a multitude of colors and scents, the visitors can enjoy their coffee, tsikoudia and many more beverages made from the unique wild herbs gathered from the sacred mountain of Jiouktas or taste a thousand and one treats prepared with care by the house owners.

Location

Arhanes is a picturesque small town, built at an altitude of 380 meters [1280 ft] in the middle of a basin. It is run through by Kaeratos stream, dividing into two parts. Arhanes is 14 kilometers away from the city of Heraklion and only 7 kilometers from the Palace of Knossos. The greater area of Arhanes is most significant for its numerous archaeological sites.

During your stay at this property you will keep your days full of activities. Strolls through the narrow streets of the old town, visits at the Minoan, Byzantine and Folklore museums to discover the local history. The multitude of traditional and historic buildings, scattered across the town will simply enchant you!

Visit the various restaurants and taverns at the central square to discover the world famous Cretan cuisine or the exquisite Arhanes wines. Discover the methods the people of yester Crete used to produce their precious products, wine and olive oil, by visiting the traditional olive and wine presses. Why not participate in the summer harvesting of grapes during the celebration of the Arhanes Farmer Festival and many more cultural activities.

For those of you that prefer trekking and walks in the nature, there's a lot to choose from: walk up to the sacred mountain, Jioukta, where according to ancient mythology, Zeus, the father of Gods and Humans has been buried. Walk along E4, the European trail to the Silamiano gorge under the thick shade of oaks and sycamores.

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Location

This villa is:

45km from the nearest beach 30km from Heraklion airport

Local activities

Boat hire 99km Climbing 99km Cycling 99km Fishing 99km Flying 99km Golf 99km Horse riding 99km Mountain biking 99km Sailling 99km Scuba diving 99km Skiing 99km Sports center 99km Swimming 45km Tennis 99km Water skiing 99km Walking 99km Wind surfing 99km

Sights and attractions

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

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This villa has outside lighting.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 December 2016

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Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed

There is also 2 single sofa beds

Bathrooms

1 bathroom

Entertainment

Internet, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Freezer, Glassware, Oven

Outside

Outside lighting

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking, Pets

Athanasios

Average rating from 19 reviews

Property Manager From Heraklion, Greece Member since Feb 2007

Past bookings: 115 bookings

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