Traditional House In Crete
Villa with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Rethymnon region, Crete
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From £741 per week
Villa to rent in Rethymnon region, Crete
Villa overview - owner's description
In one of the most authentic places of Crete in terms of mores and traditions in absolute harmony with nature, we have set up our village.
In Crete, according to mythology, going up the mountain Psiloritis, the village of Axos is located the place where the nymph Anchiale “gave birth” to the Idaious Daktilous, the first inhabitants of Crete after touching the soil of the Oaxian Earth (the earth of Axos).
In this same place, wild and beautiful at the same time, within a piece of landcovering 40.000 m 2 and surrounded by a landscape characteristic of the Upland Crete, specifically Psiloritis, right over the gorge, where its natural fountains spring the waters of Mylopotamos, after which the area is named, stands before your eyes.
In one of the most authentic places of Crete in terms of mores and traditions, which still maintain their existence since antiquity, close to and in absolute harmony with nature, we have set up our village, which you are welcome to regard as yours, as well.
FROM HERAKLION: Going up the mountain Psiloritis, passing by the village of Anogia, you will reach the village Axos within a distance of 44 km from Heraklion. Even though it has many turns, the provincial road is good. The distance from the airport and the harbor of Heraklion is about the same.
FROM RETHYMNO: Going up the mountain Psiloritis, on your way to Mylopotamos and within a distance of 42 km, the property stands before your eyes. The provincial road is in a good condition, while the trip is beautiful.
NEAREST SEACOASTS: the property is about 28 km far from the beach of Panormos and 30 km from Stavromenos in Rethymno.
HEALTH SERVICES: Within a distance of 7 km, in the village Anogia, a well-organized Health Center is situated. The Teaching Hospital of Crete is located within a distance of 40 km.
1 . The village " Axos " (1700 metres) you can go on foot or by car. 600 habitants inhabit the village. There are coffee-shops where you can sit, small market stores and taverns that are open mainly in the summer. The people are friendly and hospitable and will help you out with anything you will ask them for and they can.
In a ranch, nearthe village of Axos, within a piece of land of 40 square meters, consisting of cultivations typical of the Cretan land, such as olive trees, fruit-bearing trees, crofts and gardens, as well as natural, wild, uncultivated vegetation including oak trees, carobs, hollies, mapletrees, platans and numerous species of the Cretan flora:
We built one-storeyed and double-storeyed houses (maisonettes), scattered within the farm, characterized by their traditional architecture, as well as natural materials.
We organized areas of gathering, pleasure, relaxation, as well as recreational activities.
We constructed settlements in order to sheltertraditional arts and skills (jacquard, cheese-making procedures, caldron of producing raki, forge, oil factory) and a variety of other home handicrafts with authentic articles and instruments.
We tracedeasy, as well as rough paths for you to follow during your walks in the breathtaking countryside.
We set up a farm with different kinds of animals and birds that provide us with milk, eggs, meat, but alsoaccompany and assist us in our walks in the countryside, such as donkeys and horses.
We made a banquet room covering 140 m 2 to host a variety of recreational events, exhibitions and conferences.
We made a swimming pool for refreshing moments during the hot summer.
All buildings and establishments are customized to the natural environment, in such a manner that they actually create the impression that they are an integral part of nature.
…all those services referred to previously with the valuable assistance provided by our dear friends, the habitants of the village, guided by their traditions and techniques: the housewife for the cooking, the shepherd for the cheese-making procedure, the farmer for the cultivation of the land the plants and animals, the people characterized by their hospitality, their willingness to please you by offering the best possible services and taking care of the areas.
Overwhelmed by our fondness, pride and good taste, we remain loyal to our mission, that is, setting all the necessary premises and circumstances for you to experience memorable moments of pleasure, by coming closer to nature, and eventually satisfying all your senses,twelve months a year.
When one finds himself in nature, they perceive life in a different way. They can actually feel the way their life relates to nature.
They become part of it and act only in the ways that nature specifies. They feel their life is right there, they enjoy what the earth, the wind, the animals, the birds, the insects and the water constitute of with all their senses.
We will facilitate and enhance your approach to nature by suggesting and guiding you through activities that you may organize all by yourselves, with your friends, or even with other guests.
You will find suggestions for activities in the surrounding area which we have already prepared for you to choose from, like walks in nature and sightseeing in the nearby area, in set places and paths we have mapped out, that you can visit either on foot, or with donkeys, or even by bike that we can provide you with, either in long or short distance destinations, easy or demanding, everything according to your taste and wishes.
Nature is fascinating and the surroundings are impressive all year round. We will regularly inform you about social, religious, or cultural events that take place in the region, and which you can attend and take part in do not forget that mountainous Milopotamos is one of the most traditional regions of Crete, as far as customs, traditions and events are concerned.
If you choose to stay in the farm, you will definitely not get bored you will have plenty of things to do and see.
Enjoy reading on the terrace, or under a tree, in the coffee house, or by the fireplace in winter, beside the pool, or in the small boscage in the summer, with the company of the birds, the wind, and the sounds of nature. Observe the cook and learn how to prepare Cretan cuisine dishes.
Observe the way the farmer cultivates and takes care of the trees, the plants, the garden, the vineyard, and the olive trees. Take care of the farm animals and birds, together with us. If you need to keep up-to-date through the internet, you will find free internet access in our lounge.
For groups of more than ten people, we can organize various events for you. We have organized events varying from one to seven days long, filled with activities in and out of the farm and the surrounding area, including organized walks in nature and the sights on foot or with donkeys, always with the assistance of a driver of course.
Would you like an excursion on the mountain of Psiloritis and the herders¢ stone- houses, following activities like cheese-making and eating the ¡herder¢s meal¢? We can organize it for you. Come and get acquainted with the herbs, the greenery and plants of Crete during a walk.
Raki dixies and raki nights sometimes with live music during the autumn and winter. If you want to learn new cooking recipes, how to bake bread or make cheese and preserves, our people will be more than willing to show you. One thing is for certain: in nature you are always part of something, you never get bored provided you let your senses free.
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.
Offered Services In the Farm
Restaurant, Tavern with traditional Cretan cooking. All food is cooked by the local area housekeepers with raw materials and products that are locally grown and produced in the farm, or by local enthusiast farmers of the area.
You can attend or participate in the cooking of the Traditional Cretan Cooking which is known worldwide as the most healthy one. Traditional Self -Service Coffee Shop, with local decoction traditional goodies and strictly selected modern standards.
Comfortable lounge , for rest and conversation with satellite TV, internet, library, disk box and many table played games.
You have the opportunity to attend and participate in agrarian and range activities inside and outside the farm.
This is a place of spiritual, musical and gustative pleasures. When the night comes, the smithy is filled not with the sound of beats but with music from around the world or even of your own. You can enjoy it with your own company or with us, having a drink of your like or selecting a good wine amongst the many brands that feature in our wine list, perhaps with something to nibble. Until or even after midnight, the night is ours.
An old smithy appropriately remodelled and adequately arranged for your own comfort.
We created a room of 140 m 2 connected with additional rooms of 50 m 2 in total size, enriched with audiovisual equipment, comfortable seats and tables for small or larger conferences, which may host up to 100 participants, but also for social, recreational, artistic, and commercial events.
You are welcome to present your new venture, products, goals and plans to your clients or partners to journalists or cooperators to communicate your new projects to your personnel along with a recreational event.
You can display your new products in an exhibition in one of the ranch¢s recreational grounds making use of all the services offered to you in relation to activities that take place either in the interior or exterior part of the ranch and of course enjoy a genuine, traditional meal or dinner at our tavern or open-air areas.
Our restaurant is specially designed since its main constructive materials are stone, wood and tiles, while it is connected with aesthetically similar areas, which all share a magnificent view towards the gorge and the river, making it a unique place to enjoy your breakfast, meal or dinner.
In the best spot of the farm, over the cliffs and next to the pine, locust and olive trees, overlooking the gorge and the mountains, accompanied by the sounds of nature and the singing of birds, refresh yourselves in the swimming pool and relax under the shadow of the trees. Enjoy the nature, the water and the sun, in an open ground of unique beauty.
Our cuisine - Our dishes
We shall first eat and then wise sayings shall follow
to zest the bread and the wine and the good evening.
Kazantzakis, Odyssey Y 501, 502
Tracing its roots in antiquity and still evident in the Greek tradition, eating is featured as an event of special importance rather than a typical survival procedure, regardless of wealth and variety.
The time of eating has always been considered sacred. Every afternoon and evening the whole family gathers around the table and discusses not only daily problems but also the news and joyful events, therefore they all take pleasure in experiencing the joy of life and companionship. Very often the dinner-guests become more. In Greece, it is a daily practice to eat together with dear friends and relatives, tell stories and entertain each other along with a few glasses of wine that are combined with delicious dishes.
Kafeneion (Coffee House)
Right next to the restaurant, we created a place that brings back memories of the old traditional kafene (Greek coffee house). There you are welcome to make your own coffee or beverage with aromatic herbs you may have a drink or refreshment, while playing board games or having conversations with your friends.
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Outside this villa in Rethymnon region, CreteThis villa is in a village and in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Updated 1 December 2016
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1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
There is also 2 single sofa beds
Radio, TV Languages in Local
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Towels / linen, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Oven, Pots / pans
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Private garden
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