The terrace offers ample shaded space to enjoy your meal, to read or just relax while enjoying the far reaching viewsView towards the Cretan sea


Intera casa/apt

3 ospiti

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1 letto


Intera casa/apt

3 ospiti

1 Camera da letto

1 letto

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the touristic areas and discover the true colors of the Cretan countryside. Enjoy endless walks in the 4 acre estate while picking fresh fruits right from the trees. This is a traditional cheese storage facility convereted into a cozy country house.


L'alloggio
Posti letto: 3
Bagni: 1
Camere da letto: 1
Letti: 1
Check-In: In qualsiasi momento dopo le ore 12:00
Check-Out: 12:00
Tipologia alloggio: Intera casa/apt


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Descrizione

L'alloggio

Escape the hustle and bustle of the touristic areas and discover the true colors of the Cretan countryside. This is a traditional cheese storage facility built in 1917 (was used by local shepherds to store cheese) that was recently renovated and immaculately decorated, with the personal touch of the owner, into a cozy country house. The house retains its original character with a traditional stone structure and wooden beamed ceilings. The interior has full wooden flooring and features 1 bedroom with a large double bed and 1 bathroom with shower, living room with large fireplace, dining area (separated from the living room by the original stone arch), kitchen, a 200sqm courtyard and a large parking area. The dining area is adjacent to the open plan kitchen, which is fully equipped with high tech appliances. The inviting courtyard enjoys fabulous unobstructed views of the sea and the countryside. The courtyard features a build in coal barbecue and full outdoor furniture.

Accesso ospiti

The house lies within a private estate with olive groves, mature fruit trees (oranges, tangerines) and its own chapel, while the water supply comes from the nearby Zou spring (excellent quality spring water). Enjoy endless walks in the 4 acre estate while picking fresh fruits right from the trees.

Interazione con gli ospiti

We will greet you and provide a tour of the house. You can always ask for any enquiry during your stay.

Il quartiere

The property is conveniently located within a short driving distance (about 4km) from the town of Sitia (the town has numerous supermarkets, restaurants, bars and an organized beach). The nearby village of Zou (1km distance) has a small tavern with traditional food.

A few words about Sitia region

Sitia is a town situated in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Aghios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. It lies in a region unspoiled by mass tourism. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style. In the town but especially in the region's villages you will enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine made with quality local olive oil and other local produce. During the day you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in Sitia beach or in the numerous untouched beaches lying towards the Eastern tip of the island.

What to do in Sitia

For history and archaeology enthusiasts, Sitia's archeological museum display's exhibits dating back to the Neolithic era in 3,500 BC while the medieval fortress of Kazarma, situated at the top of Sitia is a reminder of the town's medieval past. Furthermore, the folklore museum exhibits items from the past century such as weavings, woodcuts and other everyday life items.

During the evening you can visit one of the numerous small restaurants ("Rakadika") situated along the town's fishing port, which serve delicious variety plates along with Cretan spirit "Raki". And if you are up to it you can continue your night out until the early morning hours in one of the local bars and clubs.


What to do in the region

Archaeology / History / Religion

On your way to Vai and Erimoupoli you will pass from the monastery of Toplou. Here you can visit the monastery's museum with items dating back to the Ottoman empire period up to the Second World War. In Erimoupoli bay you can visit the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. Further to the south east, Zakros is one of the four major Minoan palaces unearthed in Crete. The ruins of the palace await you at the lower entrance of the Zakros gorge.

Beaches

To the east of Sitia lies Europe's only natural palm forest of Vai. In a short distance from Vai lies the bay of Erimoupoli with the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. To the south east of the region lie the long sandy beaches and warm waters of Kserokambos . There are numerous other deserted beaches we can help you discover.

Sports

For windsurfing enthusiasts the world renowned Kouremenos beach is a must visit. The club offers equipment hire and lessons. For the hardcore athletes, the Faneromeni bay offers excellent wave conditions (depending on the weather). Here you will need to bring your own kit. Mountain bikes are a fun way to explore the region's endless olive groves. Spring and autumn is the best period for this since the weather is cooler during the day.

Hiking

The areas rugged terrain offers numerous gorges that are walkable with no special equipment. First and foremost the 4km Richti gorge, near the village of Mesa Mouliana will dazzle you with the year-round waterfalls and dense vegetation all the way down to a deserted beach. The 4.5km gorge of Zakros starts at the village of Ano Zakros and meets the sea next to the archaeological site of Kato Zakros. It is one of the most impressive gorges in Crete with steep sides and dramatic rock formations. It is also known as the Gorge of the Dead because ancient Minoans buried their dead in caves high up on the gorge's sides. The 3.5km Chochlakies or Karoumes gorge ends in the magnificent and isolated bay of Karoumes.

Culinary Delights

In Sitia's "Rakadika" and small taverns scattered in villages throughout the region you can try, apart from local meats, also some delicacies of the region cooked in locally produced olive oil, like "chochlious" (snails cooked either with tomato or vinegar and rosemary), "omaties" (stuffed pig intestines), "anthous" (stuffed courgettes) and other. When you visit Toplou don't forget to grab a bite in the monastery's small tavern and purchase organic products from the monastery's extensive agricultural produce (honey, olive oil etc).

Un giro nei dintorni

How to reach Sitia :

Direct charter and scheduled flights to Heraklion: A number of companies operate direct flights to Heraklion from various major European cities, especially from April until October.

Flights through Athens: Olympic and Aegean Airlines operate frequent daily flights between Athens and Heraklion. There is also I direct flight to Sitia airport (not on a daily basis).

Ferry boat from Piraeus port (Athens) to Heraklion or Sitia: Daily high speed ferries to Heraklion. There is also a slow ferry leaving from Piraeus directly stopping at a number of other ports before arriving in Sitia.

Car rental: All major international car rental companies operate in Heraklion airport. Car rental service also exists in Sitia but is very limited

Altre cose da evidenziare

We can stock the fridge and storage with any groceries you require. Just provide us with a list!


Regole della casa
Check-in dopo le 12:00

Please treat this house with the outmost respect as you would your own!


Cancellazioni

Rigidi

Cancella fino a 7 giorni prima del viaggio e ricevi un rimborso del 50%, più i costi del servizio.


Dispositivi di sicurezza
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Disponibilità
soggiorno minimo 3 notti

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Profilo utente di Sara
Maggio 2017
The family were wonderful hosts and treated us very well, the place is very spacious with a great deck and barbecue. It made our quiet week in Crete perfect!
Profilo utente di PantelisPantelis è un Superhost.
Risposta di Pantelis:
Thank you Sara! It was a pleasure to have you as guests!
Maggio 2017

Profilo utente di Francesca
Settembre 2016
The house is lovely and spacious, with fine furniture and supplies. Everything you would ever need is provided, and the owner has always been available for any necessities. The house is perfect for a romantic holiday in the real greek countryside.

Profilo utente di Chrystan
Agosto 2016
We had such a wonderful time! What a beautiful place to serve as home base for our Cretan adventure. The owner showed such hospitality--even helping us get in touch with long-lost family in Crete, helping to translate as we searched for old records in town, and being available at all hours if we had any questions/problems. We cannot wait to return! We have such fond memories of our time at your lovely property. Thank you!
Profilo utente di PantelisPantelis è un Superhost.
Risposta di Pantelis:
Thank you Chrystan. We are glad we could help!
Agosto 2016

Profilo utente di Carita & Nasser
Luglio 2016
Absolutely fantastic house ! Quiet, privacy and safety. You really feel that spirit in small village. Sound of animals,beautiful view around a house.If you want something special...this is a right place ! Thank you so much the owner he was so kind and hospitable. And Teresa thank you too :)))

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Sitia, Crete, Greece · Membro dal Ottobre 2014
Profilo utente di PantelisPantelis è un Superhost.

Passionate about photography, avid trekker and surfer. I love nature and architecture and try to photograph them as much as I can.

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