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2 Petite traditional cottages build one next to the other, suited on the hillside among olive groves and carob trees overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the mountains
In the valley of the White River and the gorge of Pefki.
Ideal for nature lovers,only 900m away from the heart of the village and the beach.
The NATURA : Home Sweet Home : concludes of two separate petite cottages build one next to the other.
(“POTAMOS” & “HARMONY”…we rent them out individually as well)
: POTAMOS :
Concludes of a small sitting space which leeds to the cooking area (small kitchenette : 2 electric cooking stoves, fridge,boiler,coffee maker etc..),
then there are two ways..
One to the bathroom (standing shower),
One to a private bedroom.
The bedroom has a double bed, a window and a way out to the veranda.
“Veranda” is a space out side, filled with flowers and olive trees.
There is a dining table you may have your meals and relax wile enjoying the peaceful atmosphere, and the fresh air of the country side.
The view of the Mediterranean sea only 900m away on the one side, and the beautiful high mountains of the gorge of “Pefki” rising up behind you.
Solar energy provides hot water.
Air-condition is placed in the bedroom.
: HARMONY :
One space cottage build in two levels, plus the bathroom at the deep end.
The first space you walk into, provides a siting area with a build in sofa that may be used as a single bed,
Cooking area (small kitchenette : 2 electric cooking stoves, fridge,boiler,coffee maker etc..)
The higher level (one step up), is a very cosy space, with is a double bed and a way that leads to the bathroom.
Out side, there is space to seat and enjoy the view of the valley and the mediterranean nature.
Looking at olive, pine and carob trees, meeting the Libyan sea at the far end…
Even though the outdoor space is in common sight for both of the cottages, there is an individual dinning table for each one of the homes.
Solar energy provides hot water
Air-condition and heating is provided
Guest have access to all spaces of the two cottages and the outdoor common space (veranda) witch is in front of the cottages.
There is an open air private parking available for our guests 50 meters away from the small path that leads you to the cottages.
There is a sign for the parking and another one to show you the way to the cottages.
Interazione con gli ospiti
Most time of the year we are away from Makrigialos, traveling.
We always leave someone behind on our behalf, to welcome our guests and make sure they get settled in.
Guests will be shown in to the holiday studio and the surroundings at the day of arrival.
We are always available to assist and answer all your questions, through the AIRBNB platform.
Feel free to ask for whatever you may wish to do through out your holidays.
Most things we can organise them for you upon request and depending on availability.
Even If it is something that we are not into ourselves we will surely by able to consult you so you can enjoy the best as being a local.
If you wish for house keeping during your stay it may be organised upon request, considering there is availability (25 euro charge)
900m from the hart of the picture graphic fishing village of Makrigialos, in the valley of the “White River” and the foothills of the gorge “Pefki”, 3 welcoming and cosy cottages are available for our guests : NATURA homes :
Stepping into nature and historic dwellings,in the area of the the valley of the “White river” and the foothills of the gorge “Pefki", one can find cottages and country homes scarred and hidden around the hillsides.
In the past the cottages were used as a shelter by the olive farmers from the village Pefki, built about 300 years ago and then became abandoned 100 years ago.
The old stone and soil built houses have been renovated and fully restored
Stone, slabs, marble, lime, earth from the gorge, ochre, cypress and olive wood are the natural materials of the island that were used for the construction and equipment of NATURA homes, by local craftsmen, who resurrected old designs and techniques.
The area is paradise for walkers and nature lovers: as soon as you move away from the coast you’re surrounded by beautiful nature with verdant valleys, beautiful mountains, gorges and caves.
The location is spectacular with densely covered mountain sides and valleys giving an intense green foliage.
The valley on the south side reaches all the way up to Analipsi and the stream Aspros Potamos, which the settlement takes its name from, runs through it.
"Makrygialos" in the greek language, means "long sea shore"
It is characterized by some of the best beaches in all of Crete (and that says something)
There are many secluded coves,all gently lapped by crystal clear waters of the mediterranean sea.
The peaceful area,the idyllic scenery,the beautiful beaches and the hospitality of the inhabitants,offers a nice combination for really relaxing holidays,especially for families with children,group of young teenagers,retired couples and youngsters in love.
The area is famous for its natural beauty,which comprises of numerous unspoiled beaches with clear blue water which you can discover at the nearby area
Also,traditional picturesque villages and its four magnificent gorges.
It is an ideal location,since the area combines both beaches and mountains covered by lush greenery and endogenous pine,olive,citrus and carob trees.
A mountain ridge runs West to East across the island and it is this which gives Southern Crete it's own very special climate.
The mountains shield this part of the island from any 'inclement' weather.Additionally Makrigialos itself is surrounded by it's own mountain range.This geography means that the area of Makrygialos, has the best climate in all of Crete,and possibly in the entire Mediterranean.
It is a fact that the area produces what is considered to be the best olive oil in the world.
Un giro nei dintorni
Situated on the south east coast, Makrygialos,is only 35km from the airport of Sitia & 120km from the airport of Heraklion.
There are very dissent, air-conditioned public buses coming from all destinations.. Sitia, Ierapetra and Heraklion.
The village of Makrigialos indeed does offer anything that you might need, but we do recommend that you rent a car so you can explore the surroundings.
The island of Crete is simply beautiful and it is worth exploring it.
Driving is easy and prices of car hire are very reasonable.
For the price of a pre-booked airport transfer for a family of four,you can probably hire a car for a week.if you wish to hire a car,we can recommend the company that we use.We do not take any commotion from them,we just want our clients to be recommended to the companies that offer the best services.
Altre cose da evidenziare
The village Makrigialos and the surroundings, offer a variety of restaurants and tavernas with very high gastronomical standards, based on the local products as well as fresh fish and organic meat.
Some of our favourites places are:
"Haris" at the main street opposite "Sunwing" resort
"Elia" at the harbour
"Robinson" at Koutsoura village 4km away
"Kaliotzina" at Koutsoura village next to Robinson 4km away
"Piperia" at PefkI village 9km away
"Cave of the dragon" for bbq 2km away
Isolated, yet so close to all the civilisation you may need… tavernas,bars, supermarkets,banks, pharmacies,souvenirs shops etc.
if you walk to the west side of the cost line you will find yourself by the small and graphical fishing port where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere
All manners of water sports are available within easy reach,including scuba diving,fishing,sailing etc…
Other nearby attractions include:
-The gorges of Pefki,Dasaki & Pervolakia
-Day boat Trip to near by Crissi & Koufonisi Islands
-Wine tasting at the Capsa Monastery
-Traditional Cretan evening in Pefki
-Makrygialos hosts a very popular International Opera music festival every june
-Visit to Spinaloga
We appreciate that you will respect the home as if it were your own.
The homes are decorated with antiques and traditional pieces which run in our family through generation.
toilet paper we through in the basket here in Greece
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Born in London in the 80's. my early childhood was mostly spend in the old town of Chania during the Summers and traveling with parent in Europe through the winters.
As a teen ager I was living between London and Athens.
I started working as a decorator for boutiques and then took on a full time job in trade and (URL HIDDEN) work demanded that i would travel between Athens -Paris and Milan all year long.
In 2008 I made an investment in Chania,buying a Venetian hall and opening my own designers boutique in the old town.
At the moment,a whole new chapter in my life is beginning… I am creating the possibility to travel long term.