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Traditional Village House Knossos Heraklion suburbs with Pr. Pool

Overview

(Approved by the Greek Tourism Organization, licence no: 1039K10002969801)

Are you familiar with terms like: ‘rare opportunity’ and ‘for the select few’? Not as a selling gimmick but more as a real chance to experience something positively different than most other travelers will. If so you should be able to recognize one when you see it.

Have you ever stayed at a traditional Crete Villa house?

We are not talking for those properties for the tourist hordes, but a real 200-year old renovated villa house, made of stone and old wood - not bricks and cement. Normally you shouldn’t have. Crete people rarely open their country houses to others, they keep them to themselves and their loved ones; they have different properties that can be rented by travelers. But you may have visited such a house by accident, if any local person ever invited you to a meal or a wedding celebration.

Photos will only give you a small part of the whole experience in staying at this villa house, because most of the experience can’t be framed in a snapshot. How can any photo tell you that you will be staying at a village whose origin can be traced back 2,500 years? Or that it enjoys one of the finest climates on the island? Even give you a hint on how the air smells in the morning and early evening. Or pass you the feeling of peace and tranquility in a beautiful village surrounded by hills and olive groves? Or the smell of the house's interior?

And then it’s the ease of access to it that makes it a great candidate for accommodation. An ideal location for those wishing to explore the island because as we say: ‘it is close to everywhere’; and also a great spot to stay at if you come for Business.

Just 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport (don’t worry; you won’t hear any planes passing over your head!) the Port and the Center. But close to Rethymnon (60 min.), Chania (90 min.) and Sitia (90 min.); the palace of Knossos is just 4 miles (6 Km) and the closest beach 7 miles (10 Km).

The village of Archanes is beautifully organized with everything you may need for your stay; you will find banks, grocery stores, taverns and everything else at walking distance from your quiet neighborhood. The house is ideal for you whether you are a group of people, a large family or a smaller family, even a couple. And we arrange it to be an exact fit to your stay, no matter if this means extra “chez long” resting chairs around the pool, or a baby cot, or whatever is necessary.

What’s in the villa house? Three beautiful double bedrooms (one of them has an extra single bed) two bathrooms (one with bath tub the other with a shower cabin) divided between the two floors of the house. Great furniture, a beautiful living room that connects to a smashing-looking, fully equipped and very functional kitchen and the veranda – deck with the private pool and the barbeque. There is TV in every room with satellite channels and Wireless Internet. Cleaning and linen change is taking place twice a week.

Should you have infants with you, we can arrange for baby cots, just let us know.

So what are you waiting for? Make the move. Go a bit different this time; take advantage of this rare opportunity and be one of the select few who will truly enjoy their stay in Crete, at our beautiful villa house during this 2015 season.

We are open all year and we look forward to be your hosts no matter the season!

Summary:

A traditional, great looking, fully equipped and spacious Villa at a key location. Just 25 min. away from Her. Airport, 7miles from Amnissos beach. Sleeps 7 adults or children & 1 infant < 2 years old

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 7

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in It is a normal bed inside one of the double bedrooms
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Oven
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Pets

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Fishing
Golf
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Night Club
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 21.03.2015


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
5th January 2015 to 30th April 2015 2
1st May 2015 to 30th June 2015 3
1st July 2015 to 31st August 2015 7
1st September 2015 to 30th September 2015 3
1st October 2015 to 31st October 2015 2

Discounts and extras

Discounts

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Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
LOW SEASON only: Extra guest fee when guests are more than 2 1st November to 20th December Occupancy: more than 2 people £13.26 per additional person

Paid with booking

LOW SEASON only: Extra guest fee when guests are more than 2 1st October to 31st October Occupancy: more than 2 people £13.26 per additional person

Paid with booking

LOW SEASON only: Extra guest fee when guests are more than 2 10th April to 30th April Occupancy: more than 2 people £13.26 per additional person

Paid with booking

LOW SEASON only: Extra guest fee when guests are more than 2 1st March to 26th March Occupancy: more than 2 people £13.26 per additional person

Paid with booking

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 10km
  • Airport: 15km
  • Beach: 10km
  • Hospital: 6km
  • Museum: 15km

Reviews

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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Friday 20 September 2013 with Family
the place was very nice and clean we very much appreciated having sugar,oil,vinegat etc at our disposal. this made our stay more comfortable this is a very nice homy house and very good location to go to Knossos or Heraklion the village is verynice and enjoyable the two things i would suggest to improve upon are the pillows which are not comformtable at the next door neigbor who is quite noisy I appreciated paying everything by credit card before leaving. this way I did not have to bring cash. and I. did not feel the owners were being unlawful if you want a house in a. village near Knossos this is ideal and a wondreful pace to stay
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The villa was exactly as depicted/described, and the owners were a super graceful and helpful couple. We loved the house, the pool, and the surroundings. We spent wonderful nights dining on great greek food at the plaza nearby, surrounded by locals. I was particularly touched by how the owners provided a wide range of extras like some food/drinks, sun block, body washes, lotions, etc. This was unexpected (many rentals dont give you any of this at all), and highly appreciated. The house was about 30 mins from Heraklion and Ligaria beach, were we spent most of the week scuba diving. A fabulous place all in all!
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The villa was exactly as depicted/described, and the owners were a super graceful and helpful couple. We loved the house, the pool, and the surroundings. We spent wonderful nights dining on great greek food at the plaza nearby, surrounded by locals. I was particularly touched by how the owners provided a wide range of extras like some food/drinks, sun block, body washes, lotions, etc. This was unexpected (many rentals dont give you any of this at all), and highly appreciated. The house was about 30 mins from Heraklion and Ligaria beach, were we spent most of the week scuba diving. A fabulous place all in all!
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We - my wife and two children - both 6 years old - had a great stay here. The house had everything we needed - both inside and outside :) Eleni & Jiannis where excellent hosts, always there to help with anything - including answering on SMS which beach to go to....and not to mention picking us up in the middle of the night when we arrived and did not manage to find the right road to the villa. The villa it self is situated in a very small village, quit and nice, although we could have hoped for a few more restaurants. I loved it, my wife loved it and also our children. We are looking forward to coming back to this place again.
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Excellent villa for 4 of us. Well positioned in Archanes, easy to walk to everything you need and only a short drive to Heraklion. Technically this villa sleeps 7 but it is not big enough to take 7 people comfortably. A glass wall seperates the upstairs bedroom from the main living area and there is no curtain so no privacy. There are only 4 sunloungers and each of the tables only sits 4 people. This would not work for a party of 7 adults and you would have to be careful of the age of children you went with because the pool is compleatly open. One of the beauties of this villa is having the lounge doors wide open onto the garden and pool area, you couldnt do this safely with small children. We were a party of 4 adults and it was fantastic, well equipped and a lovely place to stay. The owners were helpful without being in any way intrusive. We did get caught out by a bank holiday and it would be helpful to have that sort of local information in a file or folder.

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About the owner
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