Traditional Villas In Crete
Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Krousonas, Greece
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From £702 per week
Cottage to rent in Krousonas, Crete
Cottage overview - owner's description
a group of six detached fully furnished cottages built from curved stone and wood according to traditional architecture and with respect to the environment.
These cottages are situated on the side of a hill on the eastern feet of mountain Psiloritis (Idi) at a height of 800m.They are at the entrance of the gorge of Ag. Irini, 25 km west of Heraklion City and only 4km from the historic village of Krousonas.
Behind them stands the impressive mount Gournos which is a protected Natura area due to its wide variety of plants and animals but mainly because the few remaining
pairs of Gypaetus Barbatus build their nests there.
At the front they have a panoramic view of a plain and the sea in the far distance.
Inside they combine the comforts of a modern home with the warm and friendly atmosphere and they are big enough for 2 or 4 people each.
There is a big living room-dining room-kitchen a bathroom and a slightly raised bedroom.
All cottages have central heating, fireplace and big verandas with a magnificent view to the four points of the compass.
The group of cottages has a swimming pool, a small and friendly reception that also serves as a lounge café and of course a traditional Tavern where visitors can taste local specialities made of natural products of Crete.
as a starting point
&9679Trekking: Follow a path parallel to the gorge of Ag. Irini up to the Krousonas Plateau (1300m)
Get to know the endemic plants and herbs of mountain Psiloritis (3500 different kinds), a typical day of the Cretan shepherds and the traditional way of breeding and cheese making. Don’t miss a visit to the traditional “mitata”(arched small buildings made of stone without any connecting materials) the houses of the shepherds. 4km)
&9679 Visit to the Minoan City of Zominthos, the Observatory, the historic village Anogia (10km), the Nida Plateau and the “Ideon Andron” (the cave where Zeus was born and raised according to mythology)
&9679 Visit to the women’s monastery of Ag. Irini (1,5km).
&9679 Walk around the streets of the historic village of Krousonas where you can meet locals, see the workshops of traditional products and the numerous churches each one with its own unique history.
&9679 Guided tour in the museums of Heraklion City, the Venetian Walls and the Knossos Palace.
&9679 Get to know the traditional Cretan music and the customs of the island participating in local celebrations (weddings, baptisms) which take place in our tavern, taste the local wine, ”raki” and the world wide famous Cretan olive oil, basic ingredient of local dishes.
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Outside this cottage in Krousonas, CreteThis cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 1 October 2016
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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden, Sea view
Property Manager From Heraklion, Greece Member since Feb 2007
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