Intera casa/apt

6 ospiti

3 camere

5 letti

Intera casa/apt

6 ospiti

3 camere

5 letti

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"Peaceful 'undiscovered' location near S.Coast beaches. "

Bagni: 1
Camere da letto: 3
Letti: 5
Check-In: In qualsiasi momento dopo le ore 16:00
Check-Out: 10:00
Tipologia alloggio: Intera casa/apt
Self check-in: Doorman Entry


Ospiti extra: nessun costo aggiuntivo


"Peaceful 'undiscovered' location near S.Coast beaches. "

Haritakis House, Agia Paraskevi, Crete

*** Featured in Sunday Times "Europe's 100 Sexiest Summer Villas" ***

Haritakis House is set in its own garden, perched on a high bluff overlooking the Village with the most stunning panoramic views of the coastline and the sea.
At the entrance to the house an attractive, partially covered patio area paved with local stone and fringed by bougainvillea makes an inviting spot for dining in the open air. Inside, the open plan living room has a dining table with built in bench seating and a breakfast bar seperating the living and kitchen areas. At the rear is a small landing with a door to a twin bedroom, plus a wooden staircase to first floor level where there is a further twin bedroom, plus a double bedroom with patio doors to a gorgeous terrace sitting in a froth of bougainvillea and just the spot to watch the sun rise over the mountains to the east (if you're awake in time) and set over the mountains to the west. Both these bedrooms have sloping beamed ceilings, pine flooring and magnificent sea views. The 3 bedrooms share one shower room located off the staircase a few steps from ground floor level. Despite being built with traditional materials, Haritakis House has a pleasing modern ambience.

Accommodation in a nutshell
All our five village houses command superb sea views and all have a minimum of two bedrooms, plus one shower. Each house has a well-equipped kitchen with an electric cooker and fridge-freezer and there's an open fireplace in the living area. An innovative feature in many of the houses is full-length French windows in the first floor bedrooms, protected by wrought iron balustrades. Each house is supplied with two sunbeds and they all have fans in the bedrooms.

Essential Information
Sleeps (Max)6
Shower Rooms1
Maid ServiceIncluded
Floor Area m²60

Booking Information
Check-InAny day (after 16:00)
Check-OutAny day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay5 nights

Local Facilities
Beach2.6 km
Tavernas100m 2.6 km
Mini Market5km Kerames

Distances from Airport/Port
Chania103 km
Ferry Port Souda88 km
Heraklion126 km
Villa Equipment
Sun Lounger
WiFi Connection
Mosquito Bed Net
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Cooking Utensils

You have the whole house to yourselves & there is a large pool to use just 200m down in the village as long as you buy something from the cafe/taverna by the pool ( not part of Haritakis House)

You will have the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and emails you just before your holiday starts so you have her details. The directions explain where the keys are so you just let yourself in & start to enjoy your holiday. There is a Property Manual inside the accommodation which tells you all about the important things ie. wifi codes (where applicable), hot water systems, tricks about your particular villa etc. Plus, there is a very good information book in the accommodation for you to use throughout your stay, which tells you about places to go, beaches & a taverna guide.

Agia Paraskevi, Crete, featured in the Sunday Times "Beat a path to the heart of secret Crete"

Hidden away on the south coast between Agia Galini and Moni Preveli and a good 2 hours drive from Chania Airport, the tiny hamlet of Agia Paraskevi, stands high on the hillside looking out over the Lybian Sea. Virtually abandoned for 25 years, the village has over the past decade been slowly restored and brought back to life and now provides the setting for a unique holiday experience and the ultimate place to unwind!

Ag Pag, as we affectionately call it, has two churches and a score of houses, dotted haphazardly over a wide area of the hillside demarcated by rocky bluffs and olive groves sloping downwards towards the sea. All the houses are built in traditional style from local stone and wood, with terracotta tiled roofs, but all are different shapes and sizes and have their own particular character, based on the lie of the land and the vision of their individual owners.

Apart from the very occasional passing car, Ag Pag is amazingly peaceful and by day you can clearly hear the tinkling of goat bells on the hillside a kilometre away. By night its even quieter and the sound of silence is almost tangible, save for the occasional soft hoot of a Skops Owl, or the distant murmur of the sea breaking on Ligres beach, 2km away down the hill.

With no large villages let alone towns nearby, the sky at night is a further revelation with a vast and dazzling canopy of stars, seemingly close enough to touch.

Finally, it is important to appreciate that Ag. Pag is not a new, purpose built holiday village, but a wonderful old village, that has been restored to life by the enthusiasm and dedication of some of its younger sons and now acts like a magnet to all whose lives it has previously touched. A recent champion of Ag Pags renaissance is Kyriakos, who appeared out of the blue a couple of years ago. returned from the island of Ios together with his wife and young son and built a taverna with a few rooms and a swimming pool just below the village (10 mins walk from the square). Kyriakos who speaks good English, is quietly spoken but with a hugely infectious laugh, he's a real man of the people and loves company so all our customers will be made very welcome.

Local Information: The sandy Ligres beach, well served by two tavernas, is just five minutes drive away, whilst a ten minute drive will bring you to an excellent fish taverna on the little harbour in Agia Fotini. Twenty minutes further west of Agia Fotini the unsurfaced road follows the coast to Swallows Canyon where a palm fringed fresh water lagoon backs the sandy beach below the spectacular hilltop monastery of Moni Preveli.

Ten minutes drive to the east, are the superb beaches of Trio Petra and beyond, Agios Pavlos. All the beaches on this stretch of the south coast are sandy and relatively quiet even in high season, with a good half dozen strategically placed tavernas. For bakers, mini markets, banks and a little more civilisation, the hill town of Spili, with its handsome Venetian fountains, is a good 40 minutes drive, so it's worth stocking up whilst you're there (we found the delicious bread from the traditional wood fired oven baker froze very well ). Several tavernas offer enticing coffee or lunch stops to make the trip worthwhile.

N.B. Car hire is essential and although metalled roads now link most of the small villages and beaches, hiring a 4-wheel drive vehicle gives you the exhilarating option to explore the myriad tiny roads and tracks.

Walking - In spring and autumn the area is excellent for walkers and there are footpaths to Ligres and Trio Petra beaches and also to Agia Fotini and even distant Moni Prevelli.

A Tale of Two Villages

Agia Paraskevi or (St. Friday) is named after the villages 13th century church which until 1979 was cared for by two Greek Orthodox nuns who had lived permanently in the village since the last World War and built a second small church where the square is now located.
For hundreds of years the land around the village had been farmed by the villagers of Ardaktos, which stands inland at the head of a precipitous gorge leading down to Agia Paraskevi. From October until June the villagers would stay in Agia Paraskevi, gathering olives and growing wheat before returning to the cooler climes of Ardaktos, during the hottest summer months.
Up until the early 60s Agia Paraskevi could boast a population of 30 to 40 inhabitants but Greek rural life was undergoing dramatic changes and by the end of the 60s the village was deserted, save for the two nuns. In the course of time, the village boys of the 60s became men, took up professions, married and had families. Many of them moved to other towns and cities in Crete, but from time to time, especially when they got together at weddings, baptisms, funerals and so on, they would remember their simple and carefree childhood in Agia Paraskevi.
In the early 90s eight of these men formed a loose co-operative and obtained a grant from the Greek Government to restore some of the original dwellings on condition they were rebuilt in traditional style. Later others joined the project and today Agia Paraskevi is a village St Friday would be proud of.

John & Sue Wells
"This was a fantastic experience,we enjoyed every minute, from the trek over the moutains to the peace and quiet of overlooking the Lybian sea from our terrace. Quality house,well furnished. It was so quiet and relaxing . No shops for many miles, so top up on your way down at Spili. We found that the taverna on the beach at Ligres was really good, he also put 6 eggs and two loaves of bread on our bill.We also found the food here to be excellent,it is very hard to spend over 25 Euros on a meal for two, inc wine and a tip! "

Chani 103 km
Ferry Port Souda 88 km
Heraklio126 km

Note that this is a professionally run rental villa which has been licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization (EOT), which is required by the Greek law. This license allows the property owners to legally rent their accommodation to holiday makers, so that they comply to a set of standards and specific conditions for the safety & comfort of its paying customers.ΕΟΤ MHTE

Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
Vietato organizzare feste/eventi
Check-in a qualsiasi ora dopo le 16:00

Just enjoy yourselves!



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Dispositivi di sicurezza
Rilevatore di fumo
Kit di pronto soccorso
Carta di sicurezza

soggiorno minimo 5 notti

5 Recensioni

Profilo utente di Julie
Aprile 2017
We were a bit disappointed at first as the house was the most expensive, yet the poorest quality we have stayed at. Freelance were very proactive in offering us alternatives, but we liked the location and stayed. We had a good week in the end due to the lovely location of the house and the great beaches nearby. Would suggest the ground floor needs refurbishment but the bedrooms are fine. Lovely garden and first floor terrace. Loved the hammock!

Profilo utente di Ceri
Agosto 2015
This is the place for you if you want good-value, basic accommodation, total isolation, magnificent views and if you love high, warm, blustery winds. Almost every entry in the Visitor's Book at the house mentioned the wind and we discovered that this part of Crete is generally windy between May and October. Haritakis House seems to be in a particularly windy spot - think having to double peg the washing on the airer and weighing it down with big rocks in the most sheltered corner. It was dry in minutes though! The last part of the road to the house wasn't suitable for our rental car. I was blown sideways on the walk from the car to the house and I'm no lightweight - especially after a week of properly appreciating the delicious Cretan bread! The wind is warm, though, and the shaded eating area provided enough shelter for us to be able to eat outside on all except one evening. The wax earplugs we used on the plane came in useful at night and there are shutters on the windows. The house is basic - particularly the bathroom - but there's just something about it. On our last full day, the wind dropped and it was absolutely beautiful. The jasmine was in flower and smelled heavenly, the hibiscus and bougainvillea were fabulously colourful, the little cats brought their kittens out for a play, we spent the whole day lazing about in the sunshine enjoying the spectacular views and we wanted to stay for ever. Even when the wind started up again the following day, it was very difficult to leave. I can't recommend Freelance-Holidays highly enough and we will be booking with them again. They are extremely helpful and professional.

Profilo utente di Priscilla
Agosto 2015
All was perfect. I never meet the host, which was absolutely fine. All was communicated in emails. Wow! Wow! Wow! We loved our stay in Haritakis House. Take the description and times it by 10. I have never in my life been to a more beautiful spot. The stone house was so precious, the flowers everywhere...and the view was beyond the beyond. Thank you so much for what your create for others to enjoy.

Profilo utente di John
Luglio 2015
Clear information and directions sent in advance. Very peaceful and scenic location.

Profilo utente di Frederique
Giugno 2014
le logement était très bien ,il correspondait exactement au photos. nous en garderons un très bon souvenir. endroit calme ,de très beaux paysages

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Regno Unito · Membro dal Settembre 2012
Profilo utente di The Freelance-Holidays Team

Hi, our names are Diane (rear left) Paul (rear right) Chris C (front left) & Chris L (front right) together we are the team at Freelance Holidays: We've been in the villa rental business since 1984, and are still going strong.

Since 1984 we have been keen as mustard about seeking and offering the best villa rentals in the best locations. In the beginning these were simple village houses and studios in Crete, and some villas in Mallorca. over the years we have added more choices of Mediterranean islands where we have sourced some great villas. Tastes have changed and we are now able to offer some fantastic villas, each with something special and different from the mass market operators usual selection. We have continued to keep our roots and proudly continue to offer typical village accommodation

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