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Places to stay in Psychro Cave

Places to stay in Psychro Cave
Are you a fan of nature and mythology? Would you like to experience the renowned traditional Cretan cuisine built in the diversity of the island’s mountains? Do you dream of spending a holiday in a quiet, traditional place?
Chronakis Home is our fully refurnished family home in the village Psychro, in the Lassithi Plateau, a place immersed deep in Cretan culture, full of beauty, prosperity and elegance; “blessed”, as grandpa used to say. The Lassithi Plateau is the largest plateau of Crete, located at 850m above sea level with 17 lovely traditional villages. THE HOUSE The house is detached. There is an orchard with cherry, pear and walnut trees and a private yard capable of accommodating you and your friends providing more than enough space for your car at the same time. On the inside, there are two rooms and a bathroom. The first room is the living room with a kitchenette, furnished with two sofa-beds, four chairs and a table. There is also a fireplace (suitable both for heating and grilling), a TV set and a DVD player. The kitchenette provides an oven with a cooker hood, fully furnished cupboards, a sink and a fridge with a freezer. The second room is the bedroom, furnished with a large double bed. There is a brand new bathroom with large capacity water heater. In addition, the house is heated by a central heating system. Last but not least, it is equipped with a brand new door and window frames with meshes, clean sheets and blankets, products for personal hygiene and house cleaning supplies. *The Air Conditioning provided by electric fan. In fact, you will not need air-condition because the temperature is normal the whole summer. Most of people visit the Lassithi Plateau especially in summer because of its temperature.
THE AREA What can I do here? - Enjoy the calmness of the house and the yard by reading your favorite book, entertaining friends or family in a place with ample space for children to play and pets to run free. - Wander in the picturesque streets and shops of the village or take a ride through the other 16 villages of the Lassithi Plateau. - Visit Diktaio Antro, the cave where, accocrding to Greek mythology, Zeus was born, and explore the scents of the mountains, the enormous stalagmites and the lake inside. - Taste one of the purest cuisines of the Mediterranean in one of the proposed local restaurants. You should, in no way, neglect to taste the wine and the local raki. - Visit the shops selling local woven mats and embroidered cloth or visit the large outlet with pottery and see the potters at work and how they make olive oil, having also many local products on sale. (advice of guest Cristine!) - Explore the area by hiking or cycling. - Drive to the sea and the famous tourist resort Malia (26km, a 40-minute drive approximately) or to other nearby seaside locations. - Discover the unique geomorphological landscape, the rare endemic bird species, several archaeological sites and hidden caves and gorges. WHEN CAN I VISIT THE AREA? - Summer (May-October): The temperature is normal and pleasant (a light sweater might be needed only at night and in the early morning). - Winter (November-April): The house is also available during the winter. Diktaio Antro is open and many of the shops and restaurants of the area are open for business too. You will enjoy the absolute calmness and relaxation the Plateau offers while enjoying full central heating and a fireplace. (The house is NOT available in case of heavy snowfall - you will be informed in time).
  • It was great stay in Argyris home. The house is very comfortable also in winter time because of radiators and fire place. Wi-Fi is fantastic. The house is fully equipped, you have everything you need to live there. The private garden is very nice. Cafés and restaurants nearby. Perfect location for visiting all the sights of Lasiti Plateau. Argyris is very kind person. Answers came always very fast. The communication was very great all the time. Thank you very much for a good time in your home, Argyris!

    Julija2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 2 people and one dog absolutely happy! Late October, however, we turned on the radiator as it was quite cold in the afternoon. The house is like the pictures! Ideal for 4 people (1 double bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the common area), you just have to know that the bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom. You will find everything you need for a home (kitchen tools, spices, pharmacy, books, internet etc). Excellent telephone communication with the owner! Thanks!

    Mick2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • The small house consists of a living room with 2 couches, where you could sleep, in which is integrated a very well equipped kitchen, further a bedroom with a large, very good double bed, next to bathroom with good shower and toilet. It is an old Cretan stone house and so it was now cool in July inside, it lies at 800 meters above sea level which makes the hot summer months bearable. Communication with Argyris is perfect, even though he was not present. He is related to the home-connected neighbors and if you need something, you can contact them. They are very nice and friendly and also provided us with vegetables from their vegetable garden, as well as wine and raki of the highest quality. The house is located next to a road, but it is not noisy, there is little traffic and so we are happy to sit in front of the house, have breakfast or even in the evening cooked and eaten outside. We fed the passing cats with proper cat food, which we always do when we are in Crete anyway. Cats have a very low status here and have to fight for their lives every day. On the Lassithi plateau is still true, Cretan life to see and feel, even if, of course, always plenty of other tourists here grave the sights. However, if you walk through the plain, stroll through the small villages early in the morning or in the evening, you have the feeling that time has stopped and you can feel the genuine, Cretan spirit. Of course, the cottage of Argyris contributes to this, in which we felt very well and anyone who is interested in Crete, its culture, nature and hospitality can recommend unreservedly. We will come back!

    Gernot2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • A very cosy and comfortable place to stay in Lasithi Plateau!

    Yannis2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • A very beautiful and elegant home, really clean, warm throughout the day, plenty of wood for the fireplace. At home there were all the necessary items of hygiene, raw necessities and all the basics to make a fast food. The bed is large and comfortable, the garden is very beautiful and the location next to Dikteon Andron. We spent very beautiful, suitable for peaceful escapes in nature. Thank you very much for impeccable hospitality.

    Alexandros2019-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • A spotless house smelled of cleanliness as soon as we got in. We stayed for two nights and it was all perfect, the house had what we needed. The only negative thing for me personally is the staircase coming out of the bathroom that is tall enough and I find it a little dangerous, especially when you go out with the water. Otherwise we were quite satisfied and the communication with the host was immediate!

    Μαρία2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • very nice house in the peaceful environment of the lasithi plateau. Fully equipped. Although Argyris wasn't actually present he did leave many tips about where to go or where to eat. Be sure to pay the neighbor a visit when you're there for the real greek hospitality.

    Jos2018-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • The Grand'pa house of Argyris is a heaven of coolness in the middle of the heat of the sommer and a heaven of peace where you do not feel at the middle of a visiters rush. And it even has a fire place inside and a large terrasse outside. The kitchen has a very sharp knive and the necessary stuff that allows to cook. It even has an oven. One feels safe and the neighbours are checking on you whether all is fine for you. Argyris has also composed a small booklet containing all the necessary information for survival, convinience and tourism, which is very helpful. He has been online and ready to help at any time. We had a lovely stay in Psychro!

    Stephanie2018-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ψυχρό, Κρήτη, Greece

    Located in Magoulas village on the Lashiti plateau, Dionysus features a traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can enjoy breakfast with hot and cold dishes as well as free private parking.  A balcony with views to the village is included in all rooms at the Dionysus. Each has a private bathroom with shower.  The lively Malia is at 26 km. Limenas Chersonisou is 32 km away. Diktaion Andro is 1.5 km away and offers panoramic views and an imposing cave.
  • All good.

    Manos2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • A very lovely place with a stunning View. Not so touristic like other places. I loved the food wich was really fresh and of high quality (and in comparison low priced). The room was small but enough. The hosts were very friendly and told me a few stories about Lasithi History. The only thing that was not so nice was the humming noise even during the night (I used earplugs and had no problem then) and the flow of water of the shower was not very strong. But for that price I can't complain about it. I would come back.

    Lina2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, stunning location. Hosts super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

    James2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Small pension in a charming landscape, this ridge area is very beautiful and welcoming people

    Élisabeth2019-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Charming little hotel in this beautiful region that is Lassithi. We were very well received. The room is simple but very good and the food is very good :). Thank you again for your kindness :).

    Jojo2019-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed my stay with you, thanks for this good time, peaceful and relaxing. Nina

    Nina2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • The host does not speak much English and it definitely very much in the countryside so watch out for bugs!

    Mary2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • A strategic and quiet place to visit the Lassithi Plateau! Thank you for the warm welcome, we feel at home ...

    Steve2019-05-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lasithi, Greece

    I am available whole day to give you information about locations and routes by text or phone.I also send also informational e-mails with back-way routes, spots, coffee-bar, taverns.If you want you can ask my suggestions for your own tailor made tour.
    Here in Lasithi Platuea you will find Green House, a nice, comfortable fully refurnished traditional Cretan house with view to the mountain and access to beautiful yard. The accommodation comprises, an open plan living/ dining area with fitted kitchen(kitchen, fully furnished cupboards, a sink and a fridge with a freezer), a table with five chairs, a sofa bed and a wood stove(suitable both for heating and grilling),a TV set and a DVD player .The other room is a bedroom fully furnished with a double bed and a cozy bathroom. The second bedroom is in the upper floor with two single beds, a small bathroom and a big closet. Outside of the house there is plenty of space for your car, an orchard with lots of species of trees and a yard with beautiful flowers. Included for guests :Fire woods, Kitchen accessories, Our Cretan olive oil, Our homemade raki(traditional drink of Crete from grapes), Greek coffee, Breakfast(cereals, homemade jam, bee honey and tea), Food*(Cottage has some pasta, rice, in cases of late arrival, etc.),Clean Linen and towels, Stove I am available whole day to give you information about locations and routes by text or phone. I also send also informational e-mails with back-way routes, spots, coffee-bar, taverns. If you want you can ask my suggestions for your own tailor made tour. Transportation to Lasithi Plateaue You can rent a car when you will arrive in airport or port to Heraklion(the easiest way to explore the Plateau area and I recommended) or you can take the local bus near the port of Heraklion to Lasithi Plateau(there are no frequent bus services). Also Transportation by taxi can be arranged with a discount from the airport or the port of Heraklion or from any other location in Crete. Also we could give you offers to come and get you from the airport or give you a tour to the beautiful sightseeing’s around the village by car. We can help you for all of them when you arrived . Activities you can do in the area Dikteon Andron, the cave where Zeus was born, is located here, but have shoes with a good grip with you, as the stairs leading down to the cave are quite slippery. There are many small villages on the plateau which maintain their traditional character. Don't hesitate to come out of your car and walk along the little streets. You will be rewarded with nostalgic sights of windmill in Lassithi plateauauthentic farm living. In Plati , you can find traditional taverns and traditional cafes. Also you can visit the little shops with Greek traditional products and ceramics which are located in the village. Exiting the Lassithi Plateau and heading towards Heraklion, there's an area just before the village of Kera where 24 stone flour mills dating back to the 1800s once stood. They operated until the end of WWII, but today most are in various stages of ruin, with only three restored so far. Just beyond this area is the Kera Monastery, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Anyway, they're both worth a look-see if you have the time. You can enjoy the privacy of home and read a book or have fun with your family/friends outside in the colorful yard. Explore the area by hiking or cycling. The Cretan Folk and neoclassical museum alongside the church and museum of Eleftherios Venizelos, compose a unique cultural landscape, where this confused with the past Drive to the sea and the famous tourist resort Malia (35’ min) or to other nearby seaside locations. During the summer, many traditional festivals take place in the nearby regions. Our guests have the opportunity to experience traditional Cretan music and dancing. To learn more about festivals and celebrations sent me a message. I usually go to most of them! So it will be my pleasure to come with me or to arrange you a visit! I can inform you and arrange local activities depends on the period!
    Activities you can do in the area Dikteon Andron, the cave where Zeus was born, is located here, but have shoes with a good grip with you, as the stairs leading down to the cave are quite slippery. There are many small villages on the plateau which maintain their traditional character. Don't hesitate to come out of your car and walk along the little streets. You will be rewarded with nostalgic sights of windmill in Lassithi plateauauthentic farm living. In Plati , you can find traditional taverns and traditional cafes. Also you can visit the little shops with Greek traditional products and ceramics which are located in the village. Exiting the Lassithi Plateau and heading towards Heraklion, there's an area just before the village of Kera where 24 stone flour mills dating back to the 1800s once stood. They operated until the end of WWII, but today most are in various stages of ruin, with only three restored so far. Just beyond this area is the Kera Monastery, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Anyway, they're both worth a look-see if you have the time. You can enjoy the privacy of home and read a book or have fun with your family/friends outside in the colorful yard. Explore the area by hiking or cycling. The Cretan Folk and neoclassical museum alongside the church and museum of Eleftherios Venizelos, compose a unique cultural landscape, where this confused with the past Drive to the sea and the famous tourist resort Malia (35’ min) or to other nearby seaside locations. During the summer, many traditional festivals take place in the nearby regions. Our guests have the opportunity to experience traditional Cretan music and dancing. To learn more about festivals and celebrations sent me a message. I usually go to most of them! So it will be my pleasure to come with me or to arrange you a visit! I can inform you and arrange local activities depends on the period!
  • We had a fantastic 10 days in plati, the people were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this place.

    Bram2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Katerina's place felt like a home away from home. She kept in touch with us easily and was responsive to messages. She arranged for her father to meet us. He showed us around the house and the family's garden and a little church near the property. He gave us some of their home grown vegetables and fresh eggs from their chickens and had a few shots of Raki with us! The place was perfect for exploring the lasitihi plateau and had everything we needed. It was spacious and clean. Would definitely choose to stay here again.

    Heather2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a taste of life in an old family home (with your own private ‘apartment’) in a little mountain village. You will be fortunate if you happen to meet Katerina’s father, or sister, or grandmother. Katerina’s father brought out the raki to share a toast and welcome me. Her sister brought out grapes from their own vines, and Greek coffee. I can’t say that you will be this lucky, but I was. Katerina’s is a lovely place to stay. Also, the village is very close to the famous cave of Zeus.

    Bob2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a pleasant stay in Plati. Katerina was able to welcome us in person and advise us of great places to visit, local restaurants ... We thank her again for her warm welcome.

    Léonie2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Katerinas place a lot. From there it is possible to walk by food to Psychro the see the cave of Zeus. Also one evening we ate at the Taverna Namaste and the other evening we cooked in the kitchen of the apartment. It is a perfect place to stay at the Lasithi Plateau!

    Anja2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and surprising house in a really nice region .

    Vincent2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent hostess.

    Μιχαλης2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, very friendly people. Nice and clean house. Real Crete.

    Martin2019-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Plati, Crete, Greece

    Το διαμέρισμα είναι μοντέρνας γραμμής πλήρες εξοπλισμένο, σε περιβάλλον καταπράσινο, με θέα την Πεδιάδα της λαγκάδας, το φράγμα Αποσελέμη και τα Λασιθιότικα βουνά (Όρη Δίχτη). Βρίσκεται ενδιάμεσα στα χωριά Αβδού και Γωνιές, τα οποία διαθέτουν Βενζινάδικο, Φαρμακείο, Σούπερ μάρκετ, Φούρνο, Ζαχαροπλαστείο και Ταβέρνες στα 150 μέτρα. Στα 300 μέτρα ξεκινά το ονομαστό Φαράγγι της Ρόζας. Υπάρχουν επίσης Φάρμες ηπασίας. Και πολλές μεσαιωνικές εκκλησίες και εξωκλήσια.
    This modern first floor apartment is situated between Avdou and Gonies. It is fully equipped with all electrical appliances and Free Wifi available at all time. Parking is available on the premises. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 with a kingsize bed and the other a double, a kitchen, eating area, breakfast bar, office area ( perfect for working on a laptop), a seating and lounge area, bathroom and a ski exercise machine for those who want to keep fit. There are 2 large balconies, front and back and a HUGE roof terrace with sun loungers and a outside shower. Perfect for sun bathing during the day or star gazing at night. The apartment has both air conditioning and under floor heating so is perfect for all months of the year.
    The apartment is between the villages of Avdou and Gonies with views of the Lasithi mountains and the Aposelemi lake. There are a number of tavernas serving delicious traditional cuisine (all within walking distance). The beautiful surroundings are perfect for hiking with many off road paths to explore. The beautiful beaches of Herssonisos and Stalis and The Lassithi Plateau are only a short drive away. The incredible Cave of Zeus in Lassithi is a must see (take your camera, Amazing views!!!). There are two Gorges to be explored in both villages and horse riding and hand gliding for the adventurous.
  • Lovely place, with kind people around. It is a very nice, calm and cosy apartment. It has everything you may need while living there, and Emma and her husband are always there to help you with anything. Plus the magnificent views and nature around. But note closest supermarket is 8 km away, and closest ATM 20 km away, though there is a small grocery nearby (in 100 meters or so) with some necessities. I definitely want to revisit this place once again.

    Alexandr2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Do not hesitate to book in this rental, it is an exceptional apartment with exceptional equipment and a very warm welcome. The small snack below is very convenient for eating a snack. They are delicious. A quality price ratio out of the ordinary. Thanks again to Emma and Manos without whom the stay would not have been the same Philippe and Michèle

    Philippe2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • We lived here from September 27 to October 5, 2019. We made a great choice! We traveled almost the entire island, visited all the advertised beaches. But our opinion: Stalida is the best choice, because the village is small, there are fewer people than in Rethymnon and Chania. And the apartments are 20 minutes away by car along the scenic road. And you have excellent beaches (sandy), and accommodation without tourists and noisy neighbors. Stylish modern apartments with all amenities, friendly hosts, ready to solve any problems. And contemplating the olive grove and the stars in the evenings on the equipped roof is a great bonus! Within 1 minute walk there is a small pastry shop with coffee and sweets, and 5 minutes - the Gonies tavern with excellent cuisine! Everything written in previous reviews is true! Choose this place, you will not regret it!

    Елена2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 3 days at Emma’s place. Sparkling clean and well equiped. The location is amazing and is perfect to take a break in the nature. Emma was always available for us and that was pleasure to meet her and her husband.

    Yann2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • I would like to thank one more time Emma and her husband Manos for their hospitality and readiness to help anytime and make our stay as comfortable as possible.The apartment is large enough and cozy;also clean and well-equipped,so you’ll find everything you need.Snack-bar downstairs is pleasant bonus because you can have drinks and meal whenever you want.We are family with 3 years boy so playground downstairs is nice for kids time spending.On the roof there are sun beds and large terrace.Apartment is located in 20-30 mins from the nearest beach,so for sure you’ll need to rent any sort of transport.We enjoyed such a location,because it’s very beautiful and peaceful place with incredible sunsets!I strongly recommend to stay here if you prefer more calm,relaxed atmosphere👍🏻😍😉

    Serjio2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic apartment!! So many extras...super clean and Emma is wonderful!! Very highly recommended!

    Ann2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice apartment with neat design. Mountain views with terraces and rooftops with sun loungers for sunbathing or stargazing

    Jc2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • This was an incredibly spacious, modern and comfortable apartment with some of the friendliest and most helpful hosts I've ever known. The apartment is above a cafe (with great milkshakes) halfway between two close, pretty towns with excellent tavernas and atmosphere. Highly recommended - staying here really added an extra element of comfort to our trip.

    Nina2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Gonies, Greece

    Το σπίτι είναι χτισμένο το 2018. Μεζονέτα με ενιαίο χώρο 40τμ και WC και άλλα 25τμ στον πάνω όροφο που βρίσκεται ένα ευρύχωρο δωμάτιο με δύο μονά κρεβάτια. Τα έπιπλα είναι ολοκαίνουργια με αγάπη και γούστο, έχει όλες τις παροχές για μια άνετη διαμονή για όσο καιρό επιθυμεί ο επισκέπτης.
    Όλοι οι χώροι είναι όμορφα διακοσμημένοι, ζεστοί και άνετοι. Το σπίτι έχει υπέροχη θέα προς τον κάμπο του οροπεδίου όπου τους θερινούς μήνες τα χρώματα και τα αρώματα αποζημιώνουν τον κάθε επισκέπτη για την επιλογή του, ενώ τους χειμερινούς μήνες το χιονισμένο τοπίο μαγεύει.
    Το σπίτι έχει ιδανική θέση για όσους ενδιαφέρονται για πεζοπορία, ποδηλασία και για τους λάτρεις της φωτογραφίας. Το οροπέδιο λασιθίου αποτελείται από 18 γραφικά χωριά χτισμένα γύρω από τον κάμπο. Ιδιαίτερο χαρακτηριστικό του οροπεδίου είναι οι ανεμόμυλοι, το Δικταίον Άνδρον (στο χωριό Ψυχρό) όπου κατά την μυθολογία γεννήθηκε ο Δίας. Επίσης, ο επισκέπτης μπορεί να δει το σπήλαιο Κρόνειο (στο Τζερμιάδο) και τον Μινωικό πολιτισμό Καρφί. Να επισκεφτεί τη μονή Βιδιανής, Κρουσταλένιας και Κεράς. Οι πιο τολμηροί θα δουν το φαράγγι του Χαυγά, το Λιμνάκαρο και να φτάσουν έως τον αφέντη Χριστό. Αναλυτικές πληροφορίες, θα βρούν οι επισκέπτες στο δωμάτιο καθώς και ημερομηνίες για τοπικά πανηγύρια. Σε απόσταση 10 λεπτών με το αμάξι, στο χωριό Τζερμιάδο, ο επισκέπτης μπορεί να βρει: τράπεζα, σούπερ μάρκετ, φαρμακείο, ιατρικό κέντρο, ταχυδρομείο, βενζινάδικο και αστυνομικό τμήμα. Στα γύρω χωριά του οροπεδίου μπορεί να απολαύσει παραδοσιακή κριτική κουζίνα.
  • Everything was great, perfect place with nice view

    Anton2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with a nice view of the plateau! Incredible for star gazing!!!

    Guillaume2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • A hidden treasure. We immediately fell in love with this beautiful house, its large and gorgeous terrace and the stunning view on the Lasithi plateau. The apartment is equipped with everything you want to have in an apartment to feel at home. Everything is new, stylish, well selected and of high quality. We tried to think of something that would be missing, but nothing came to mind. Marina has been an extraordinary attentive and helpful host. She provided us with all the information necessary for our stay and more. We did stay only three nights and will definitely come back to Marina's place to explore more of the Lasithi plateau.

    Raphael2019-06-20T00:00:00Z
  • This home is beautiful with an amazing view to the Palateau of Lasithi! Even more comfy and practical that it seems from the photos, it can really fulfil the needs of the visitors! Hope next time we can stay longer! Marina has been very helpful and kind and always responsive when we needed something! We will definitely come back!

    Myrto2019-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time in Marina's wonderful house! The view is a dream and the interior is very stylish! We will be back! :)

    Hannah, Mike & Paula2019-04-10T00:00:00Z
  • We welcomed the new year at Athivoli 2 and it was the best choice to start the year! The house is very cozy and has all the necessary amenities (fully equipped kitchen, which we have fully exploited). I was impressed how careful every little detail was in the house, both in terms of hospitality and decoration. As for the view of the plateau, it's like waking up and seeing from your window a table! This has helped many windows in the house. As for the stay, we were 4 people and we were comfortable enough (but note that a person slept on the couch next to the fireplace, who was of course very comfortable and another person in a divan in communal space - of course we knew this before and did not we had a subject). As for Marina, it was very helpful from the very beginning and very direct in our communication. Very cheerful and willing to come to us every time and answer any questions, shows that he does it with great care! I highly recommend it for the house itself and everything it combines (comfort, view, location to explore) and the warmth that makes your hostess feel :)

    Stella2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Athivoli and the hospitality of the Marina have been pleasantly surprised. Although we are hosting the airbnb ourselves, we had things to learn from the Marina that is now starting. Clean rooms, comfortable, tastefully decorated. Brand new facility fully equipped. The Marina was available throughout our hospitality for every single question. Excellent location with breathtaking views. Just a 5-minute drive from the village of Psychro in the Dikteon Andros. Walking or even better cycling. On the first occasion we will seek to visit again the accommodation! Thanks!

    Nasos2018-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Agios Charalampos, Greece

    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Agios Konstantinos, Greece

    Η διακόσμηση είναι όμορφη, έχει μπαλκόνι με θέα είναι κοντά στη Χερσόνησο για όσους θέλουν θάλασσα αλλά και κοντά στο Λασίθι για όσους θέλουν βουνό ,υπάρχουν φαράγγια( φαράγγι Ρόζας,φαράγγι Εμπασάς) για πεζοπορία,ταβέρνες με παραδοσιακά φαγητά και ευχάριστο περιβάλλον,κοντά στο φράγμα Αποσελέμη
    Η ζωή στο χωριό και η ηρεμία του όσο και η θέα είναι αυτά που κάνουν το χώρο ξεχωριστό....
    Ειναι ήσυχα και ευχάριστα να ζει κανείς εδώ....
  • You can expect that the kind and helpful hosts will give you a warm welcome, as well as gorgeous mountain views and beautiful sunsets on the terrace.

    Dennis2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very spacious and nice accommodation. Roof terrace with great mountain views! Value for money is really great!

    Patrick2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Really perfect, we stayed 10 days and it was beautiful, apartment with great terrace and amenities perfect 20 minutes from hersonnisos and malia and 30 of heraklion, we could do all the beaches by car at reasonable distance, thanks again for everything, the little Gonies village is very welcoming, a great memory!

    Hary2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Popi and Manolis are hospitable and friendly people. We only stayed for one night, but Popi was very helpful. The aircondition was on when we arrived to cool us off, it had frozen water in the fridge and when we left Manolis made us brown for the ride! Thank you!

    Γεωργια2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • The host was very responsive and helpful! The house is as in the pics and has a nice balcony overlooking the aposelemi dam. Only One of the rooms has air condition which was not a problem for us but it’s useful information for future guests.

    Athanasia2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Congratulations, an unforgettable welcome by a host I will not forget the kindness.

    Jean Christophe2018-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • In a small picturesque Cretan village, you will find the comfort of an apartment with a panoramic view of the mountains from the beautiful terrace, in a family house close to the Lassithi plateau, and the warm welcome of Popi!

    Patrick2018-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was as we expected them, very nice, we would go again!

    Gabriella2018-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Gonies, Greece

    The house is built in 2018. with an open space downstairs that is consisted of cozy living space and fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. On the upper floor there are two comfortable bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds that can be converted to a double one. The brand new furniture is chosen with love and taste and the house has all the facilities for a comfortable stay for as long as the visitor wishes.
    The house is built in 2018. with an open space downstairs that is consisted of cozy living space and fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. On the upper floor there are two comfortable bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds that can be converted to a double one. The guests can enjoy their breakfast or coffee at our balcony with a beautiful view of the valley and mountain hills. The brand new furniture is chosen with love and taste and the house has all the facilities for a comfortable stay for as long as the visitor wishes.
    Our apartment is ideal for those who are interested in hiking, cycling and lovers of photography. Lasithi Plateau consists of 18 picturesque villages built around the plain. A special feature of the plateau is the windmills, Diktaion Andron (in the village of Psychro) where Zeus was born in mythology. Also, the visitor can see the cave Kronio (in Tzermiado) and the Minoan civilisation of Karfi. Visit the monastery of Vidiani, Kroustalenia and Kera. The more adventurous can have the opportunity to see the gorge of the Havga, Limnakaros and reach the top of Lasithi the Afentis Christos. Our guests will find in the apartment detailed information as well as dates for local festivals. Within 10 minutes by car, in the village of Tzermiado, our guests can find a bank, a supermarket, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a post office, a gas station and the police station. In the surrounding villages of the plateau you can enjoy traditional cuisine.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Agios Charalampos, Crete, Greece

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    A lovely room for 3 person with balcony and private bathroom , located in our family hotel and restaurant, next to the famous cave of Zeus.
  • The plateau is just worth the trip and then this view from the room is gigantic. Check in super easy and the tavern below recommended. The bathroom was small and not that clean.

    Monika2019-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Well located near the cave of Mount Dikti. Ms. Konstantinos is very welcoming. Despite our late arrival, a homemade moussaka was waiting for us; and the best we have eaten.

    Jacqueline2018-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Nice small room with a view on laciti plateau and very friendly and smily owner. Thank s

    Leonard2018-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • A very good stay in this family place. Very nice site and superb breakfast with excellent homemade jam! I really recommend this place !!!

    Romain2018-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Konstantinos was very responsive and helpful. We asked him if one could rent bikes on the Plateau. He told us that there is no possibility to rent bikes there, but he will try his best to get some bikes for us, even if it was for just one day. Wenn we arrived, there were 2 brand new MTBs. And we can tell you, the Plateau is perfect for biking. The Plateau itself is flat, the villages are just a few meters above the level of the plateau. You can reach each attraction (Havga gorge , starting point of the hike to amount Spathi, Psychro cave, and many more) easily by bike , you don't need a car. We stayed there for 4 nights. The room is small but very clean with nice views of the plateau. I was lucky to make a time lapse of the fog clearing in the morning from the small balcony . We only missed sufficient shelfing possibilities. It's very quiet there. There's only little traffic during the day, but at night you only hear donkeys, dogs, and birds. We haven’t met Konstantinos in person. But his mother , who is running the Restaurant, was very friendly to us. She knows some German and English, which was sufficient for daily conversation. Alĺ in all we really can recommend this little hotel. It's worth to stay longer than just one night.

    Hans-Joachim2018-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Nea Zoi, Greece

    Το σπίτι είναι χτισμένο το 2018. Μεζονέτα με ενιαίο χώρο 40τμ και WC και άλλα 40τμ στον πάνω όροφο που βρίσκονται 2 ευρύχωρα δωμάτια, το ένα με διπλό κρεββάτι και το άλλο με δύο μονά (υπάρχει δυνατότητα έξτρα στρώματος για άλλο ένα άτομο). Είναι χτισμένο με κεραμιδοσκεπή και παράθυρο πάνω σε αυτή στο ένα δωμάτιο. Τα έπιπλα είναι ολοκαίνουργια με αγάπη και γούστο, έχει όλες τις παροχές για μια άνετη διαμονή για όσο καιρό επιθυμεί ο επισκέπτης.
    Όλοι οι χώροι είναι όμορφα διακοσμημένοι, ζεστοί και άνετοι. Το σπίτι έχει υπέροχη θέα προς τον κάμπο του οροπεδίου όπου τους θερινούς μήνες τα χρώματα και τα αρώματα αποζημιώνουν τον κάθε επισκέπτη για την επιλογή του, ενώ τους χειμερινούς μήνες το χιονισμένο τοπίο μαγεύει.
    Το σπίτι έχει ιδανική θέση για όσους ενδιαφέρονται για πεζοπορία, ποδηλασία και για τους λάτρεις της φωτογραφίας. Το οροπέδιο λασιθίου αποτελείται από 18 γραφικά χωριά χτισμένα γύρω από τον κάμπο. Ιδιαίτερο χαρακτηριστικό του οροπεδίου είναι οι ανεμόμυλοι, το Δικταίον Άνδρον (στο χωριό Ψυχρό) όπου κατά την μυθολογία γεννήθηκε ο Δίας. Επίσης, ο επισκέπτης μπορεί να δει το σπήλαιο Κρόνειο (στο Τζερμιάδο) και τον Μινωικό πολιτισμό Καρφί. Να επισκεφτεί τη μονή Βιδιανής, Κρουσταλένιας και Κεράς. Οι πιο τολμηροί θα δουν το φαράγγι του Χαυγά, το Λιμνάκαρο και να φτάσουν έως τον αφέντη Χριστό. Αναλυτικές πληροφορίες, θα βρούν οι επισκέπτες στο δωμάτιο καθώς και ημερομηνίες για τοπικά πανηγύρια. Σε απόσταση 10 λεπτών με το αμάξι, στο χωριό Τζερμιάδο, ο επισκέπτης μπορεί να βρει: τράπεζα, σούπερ μάρκετ, φαρμακείο, ιατρικό κέντρο, ταχυδρομείο, βενζινάδικο και αστυνομικό τμήμα. Στα γύρω χωριά του οροπεδίου μπορεί να απολαύσει παραδοσιακή κριτική κουζίνα.
  • Incredible apartment made with love in every detail, a stunning view to lassithi plateau, and Marina, a host that definitely knows how to take care of her guests. Highly recommended to any guest!!!

    Giannis2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome home and great hospitality. The view over the Lasithi Plateau is magnificent and the place ideal for winter excursions. The host was polite and helpful, by far the best I've ever met. The house was spotlessly clean and could easily accommodate up to 6 people. I would highly recommend it.

    Giorgos2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • I visited Agios Charalambos for a second time and could only stay at the fantastic Athivoli1. The feeling is a private, welcoming place, perfect for escaping the city. In winter the landscape and the existence of the fireplace make the escape unique! Thanks!

    Μαρία2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Very confortable and an amazing view in the morning

    Louise2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • what you see in the photos and even better.

    Orly2019-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Marinas home is a hidden gem in Crete. Highly recommend giving this home a stay. Crete has many things to offer including an experience in the mountains and this space will give you that. Parking is easy, the view is great, and the interior is fantastic. There are many restaurants near by with good local food and wine. These business are locally owned and operated by the villagers so please treat them with a lot respect! The view from the home, again, is awesome.

    Jeremy2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Extremely tasteful place with great views and unexpected amenities. Highly recommend!

    Ευθύμιος2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful house! Very bright and comfort. Well equipped, furnished and clean. We really enjoyed! Special thanks for baby chair and a cot. The host is friendly and answer all the questions very quickly.

    Tatiana2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Agios Charalampos, Greece

    Tzermiado est le village le plus important du plateau. Les chambres d'hôtes sont donc en pleine campagne crétoise mais très proches des magasins et services importants (superettes, banques, poste, médecins, pharmacie,...). La chaine du Dikti qui encadre et protège le plateau, vous offre des paysages fantastiques et des excursions tous niveaux (sentier E4). Le plateau se prête aussi aux balades à vélo. Parfait pour les couples (avec un enfant éventuellement) et les compagnons à quatre pattes.
    Vous entrez par la cuisine ,petite mais parfaitement équipée (cuisinière ,four micro ondes , cafetière , bouilloire électrique , grille pain ) avec une.... bibliothèque garnie de livres en diverses langues . Dans cette pièce se trouvent les portes des WC ,de la salle de douche et de la chambre. La chambre est grande ,avec deux lits accolés,un lit-canapé ,une armoire intégrée ,une table de salon et une table pour les repas . Évidemment la plupart du temps les repas se prennent à l'extérieur de la chambre ,pour profiter de la vue exceptionnelle sur le massif du Dicti et la piscine.
    Marmaketo est un tout petit village, à quelques centaines de mètres de Tzermiado, le plus important village du plateau de Lassithi
  • The stay at Mr Basil's accommodation was excellent. Very nice space, with many amenities that made it easy for us. Mr. Basil's cordial welcome with his traditional products was something we will remember. I highly recommend it ..

    Konstantinos2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to explore the Lassithi Plateau. Vassilis and Christine are very nice, the apartment very pleasant. Any time!

    Florian2019-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • To recommend !!!!!! Great people and a great place. A magical landscape by the pool.

    Abdel & Bouchra & Baby Yanis2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice home ! The accommodation is very nice, well located to discover the Lassithi Plateau. The refreshing pool at the return of beautiful walks. Very hospitable owners and good advice. We recommend this address without hesitation.

    Isabelle2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • The welcome of Vassilis and Christine is incomparable. They are smiling and give lots of good advice, Vassilis tales very well the history of Greece as a bonus. The typical restaurant is excellent. The apartments are charming, clean, you can sleep divinely well and the infinity pool with mountain views surrounded by flowers and fruit trees is a delight. Thank you both!

    Abigaël2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Christine and Vassilis are extremely hospitable and caring. We loved this short walk on the beautiful lassithi plateau.

    Mattieu2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect

    Alfons2019-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • The place is a great find any time of year, outside of town with a great view. We visited in February, so expect to have fewer options for eating out. Ask the host for tips on places to hike!

    Rachel2019-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tzermiado, Crete, Greece

    Ma is our fully refurnished family home in the village Marmaketo, in the Lassithi Plateau, a place immersed deep in Cretan culture, full of beauty, prosperity and elegance. The Lassithi Plateau is the largest plateau of Crete, located at 850m above sea level with 17 lovely traditional villages.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lasithi, Greece

    Elia's and Maro's house is an ideal winter destination to spend your vacation! Our place is recently decorated and renovated. It consists of 2 large bedrooms a living room and a kitchen. It is also an ideal place to relax and get closer to the nature. You can enjoy our barbecue and watch movies on NETFLIX and when you feel hot in summer get into the swimming pool!
    The whole property
    It's an ideal place to use as your base and organise your excursions in Crete. Our home is at the entrance of the traditional quiet village ''Avdou" with it’s picturesque paths. It is 15' away from the clear beaches of Hersonissos and it's noisy night life. A Golf Course, a lake and a water park is nearby the house. Additionally, there are lot's of sights that you can marvel such as the Αposelemis lake, Roza's gorge, plateau of Lasithi, and a great number of Byzantine churches. It is 35 km away from the airport of Heraklion.
  • It is a very nice and clean house! It has everything you need (kitchen, equipment etc.). Really big garden; in the front there are fruit trees and a nice terrace, at the back there is a small pool and another terrace. Very quick communication. The village is small and quiet, it has some nice places to get a coffee. We recommend to rent a car if you want to stay here. We really enjoyed our stay here and recommend this place!

    Boris2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed to stay there ! Everything was perfect, the garden is the perfect place to relax. It’s a quiet place but closed to Beautiful area ! The host was very reactive and disponible! I recommend at 100%

    Louisa2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • This house is the perfect place if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet amidst the stunning Crete landscape. It was a great size for us (we were two couples) but could also have accommodated a family with kids very well. We loved that the house manages to combine retro charm with modern functionality. Eleni has equipped the house really well with everything that guests might need. The garden is well maintained and productive, and you can watch the sunset over the mountains from the rooftop terrace. Eleni, Dimitris and Manos were very friendly and hospitable, giving us a thorough tour of the house and providing some much appreciated extras like walnuts (from the walnut tree in the yard!), raki, local honey and eggs. It was so lovely to meet them! Avdou is a small town, but we enjoyed eating in the local taverna, and the small supermarket is well supplied. Avdou was also a good base for us to visit sights in the local region, like the Psychros Cave and Lasithi plains, and we had a great meal in the neighboring town of Mochos. Overall we had a fantastic stay at Eleni’s house and we thoroughly recommend it to other travelers.

    Claire2018-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent traditional spacious house with big outdoor space. The house had everything we needed. Big fully equipped kitchen and big bedrooms with comfy beds. It’s exactly as the photos and even better. The best thing is that it was really clean, spotless! We spent one night at the patio cooking at the barbecue and it was excellent. The house is at the entrance of a beautiful quiet village with picturesque paths which is a few kilometers from busy Hersonisos and Mália where you can go for swimming at the beach or go for clubbing. Also a few kilometers away is a lake, a golf course and a water park. Hosts are really helpful and answered every question we had before and during our stay. We really liked our stay at this house. Definitely recommended!!!

    Michael2018-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Avdou, Greece

    Διώροφη πέτρινη μονοκατοικία. Στο χωριό Αβδού κοντά στο φράγμα Αποσελέμη και μόλις 35 χιλιόμετρα από την πόλη του Ηρακλείου βρίσκεται μία παραδοσιακή πετρόκτιστη κατοικία αναπαλαιωμένη και πλήρως εξοπλισμένη. Η διαμονή σας στο Kagiampaki’s cottage maisonette θα σας φέρει σε επαφή με την κρητική φιλοξενία και κουλτούρα.
    Η κατοικία αποτελείται από τρία επίπεδα. Στο πρώτο επίπεδο (ισόγειο) βρίσκεται η κουζίνα και το καθιστικό. Κατά τους χειμερινούς μήνες οι επισκέπτες μπορούν να απολαύσουν τη ζεστασιά που προσφέρει η ξυλόσομπα και να μαγειρέψουν με παραδοσιακό τρόπο. Η κουζίνα είναι πλήρως εξοπλισμένη και παρέχεται τσάι, καφές και καφετιέρα φίλτρου και εσπρέσο. Εξωτερικά βρίσκεται ένας αδιέξοδος παραδοσιακός δρόμος σαν αυλή (Σοκάκι Καγιαμπήδων), στον οποίο μπορείτε να χαλαρώσετε και να ξεκουραστείτε. Εδώ επιτρέπεται το κάπνισμα. Στο δεύτερο επίπεδο (πρώτος όροφος) βρίσκεται ένα διπλό κρεβάτι και μία τουαλέτα. Επίσης, υπάρχει ένα ιδιωτικό μπαλκόνι για στιγμές χαλάρωσης και ηρεμίας. Στο μπαλκόνι επιτρέπεται το κάπνισμα. Στο τρίτο επίπεδο (δεύτερος όροφος) βρίσκεται ένα διπλό και ένα μονό κρεβάτι. Εδώ ο επισκέπτης μπορεί να θαυμάσει τη μοναδική θέα στο βουνό που βρίσκεται το σπήλαιο της Άγιας Φωτεινής. Στο χωρίο ένας επισκέπτης μπορεί να ασχοληθεί με πληθώρα δραστηριοτήτων. Μπορεί να κάνει βόλτα με αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς, να περάσει το φαράγγι της Ρόζας, να κάνει ιππασία και να επισκεφθεί το σπήλαιο της Αγίας Φωτεινής (3,6 χλμ). Μπορεί να επισκεφθεί το φράγμα Αποσελέμη είτε κάνοντας πεζοπορία είτε περνώντας με το αυτοκίνητο κατά μήκος του φράγματος (3,9 χλμ). Η τοποθεσία του καταλύματος προσφέρει άμεση πρόσβαση σε βουνό και θάλασσα. Σε απόσταση 14 χιλιομέτρων βρίσκεται το οροπέδιο Λασιθίου και τα 18 γραφικά χωριά του. Σε απόσταση 14 χιλιομέτρων, επίσης, βρίσκεται και η Χερσόνησος, όπου μπορείτε να απολαύσετε το μπάνιο σας στις όμορφες παραλίες καθώς και το υδάτινο πάρκο Aqua Plus (11,2 χλμ).
    Το χωριό αποτελείται από μικρά ανακαινισμένα σπιτάκια που διατηρούν το παραδοσιακό στοιχείο με την πέτρα και ξύλο, οι δρόμοι είναι μικροί και γεμάτοι λουλούδια, ενώ υπάρχουν επιγραφές που υπενθυμίζουν στους επισκέπτες την ιστορία του κάθε κτιρίου. Οι άνθρωποι είναι φιλόξενοι και πάντα πρόθυμοι να βοηθήσουν τους επισκέπτες. Κατά τους καλοκαιρινούς μήνες υπάρχουν περισσότεροι επισκέπτες στο Αβδού, καθώς γίνεται μία σειρά εκδηλώσεων με μουσικοχορευτικές παραστάσεις, θέατρα, συναυλίες και παραδοσιακές γιορτές.
  • Beautiful Cosy Apartment... exactly as mentioned in the description... Xsira & her family are very friendly & very hospitable... The village & the nature around it are gorgeous... Thsnk you Xsira!

    Bassem Carlo2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful, charming home, in a very good location in the village! The outside of the house is a chic one! Cleanliness, elegance and Cretan hospitality! We thank Chrysa and Mrs Marina with Mr Manolis for the fruits, welcome and smiles!

    Mariana2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • One of the most amazing Airbnb we have been in. The house is very cute and the village charming. Marianna and Manolis have been fantastic hosts and have a real sense of hospitality! We will definitely come back

    Lisa2019-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, sweet and traditional house in one of the most beautiful streets of Avdou.

    Νασος2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Avdou, Greece

    Our house is ideal for up to 4 guests. Is located to a wonderful and quiet village of Crete, Gonies. In our space you will be able to enjoy the peace and quite of a traditional village of our beautiful island. Μονόχωρο διαμέρισμα με οντά , μπάνιο , κλιματισμό / θέρμανση, τζακόσομπα, σαλόνι , κουζίνα και αυλή στο κέντρο του χωριού στην κεντρική πλατεία.
    The place is ideal for guest who wish quite and near nature vacations. Ήσυχο μέρος για ξεκούραση αλλα και δραστηριότητες της φύσης.
    The house is located in the heart of the village, close to traditional "kafeneio" and tavernas and of course in the heart of nature :)
  • This is a great spot for those staying around Gonies/Avdou. It's in the square of Gonies, but we walked to Avdou several times (15 minute walk). The apartment was clean, and the caretakers were always quick in communication. Fridge was stocked with plenty of water and sixpack of beer, which was a blessing in these hot July temps.

    Myles2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Gonies, Greece

    This two-storey, small, quaint and very functional house in the center of the traditional village of Avdou is the perfect getaway for a real Cretan experience. It can sleep five people: there is a single bed on the ground floor along with a WC, a large double bed on the first floor with en suite bathroom, and another double bed on the open-plan second floor.
    The village itself is delightful, with small, renovated homes retaining the traditional style, cobblestone streets with signs commemorating out the history of each shop and an idyllic little square complete with a huge, shady plane tree. The people are super-friendly and, in the summer, the village can be quite lively. It’s located near the Lasithi mountain plateau, next to the Aposelemi Dam Lake, a 30-minute drive from the main city of Heraklion. To get there, you take the highway from Heraklion towards Agios Nikolaos. After 20 minutes (about 20 km), at the large junction, turn right toward Kastelli (You’ll see a big road sign) and then again right toward Lasithi Mountain Plateau. After 3 km you 'will see a junction, you continue left toward Lasithi Mountain Plateau (not toward Kasteli). Continue along the winding mountain road toward Lasithi Mountain Plateau and you will pass the lake on your left hand. Continue and you will find Avdou. On the right hand you will see a very big church. Opposite the church there is a street who leads (after 50 meters) to the center of the village, you see there a huge plane tree and on the left hand a Supermarket, you go right and, after 50 meters, you see the house... There are a variety of activities you can do here: hang-gliding from Mount Louloudaki, horse-riding at the nearby Odysseia Stables, hiking in the Rosa Gorge or around Aposelemi Lake. A visit to the impressive Agia Fotini Cave is a must, where you will be awed by the stalagmites and stalactites in the last room of the cave, which has been converted into a shrine to Saint Fotini. Delicious Cretan food at very reasonable prices can be had at Avdou’s tavernas, but also in the neighboring villages of Gonies (Taverna Gonies - Kostas), Potamies and Askoi. In the summer, the local cultural society organizes a wide range of events—concerts, dance performances and theatrical plays—in a spacious venue on the edge of the village. The fantastic Aquasplash water park is a short drive and the beautiful beaches of Hersonissos and Malia are 14 kilometers away.
    There is near the house (50m) a supermarket and a tavern opposite the house.
  • Elena and Nikos' house is a small wonder in a quiet and charming little town where you can get away from the crowds. It is renovated and decorated with love and good taste. The beds are comfortable and the nights are cool, so we have not used the air conditioning either. Right at the door there is a souvlaki bar with the very friendly owner. It was a pleasure for us to have a drink on the balcony at sunset and when the aroma of grilled meat began to rise, to go down for dinner some skewers at the door of the house. The friendly neighbors of the town, invited us to get together to spend the evening with peanuts and raki. Very grateful for the fantastic hospitality of Elena and Nikos. Our 7-year-old daughter will never forget the prettiest little house of her vacation in Crete.

    Dulce2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the end of July 2019 for 5 days in Elena's very tastefully renovated stone house. It was a special experience for us to live in the middle of an authentic Greek village, away from mass tourism. Barbecue and Rakibar directly opposite, supermarket just a few steps away and great destinations, directly accessible from the front door within walking distance: the Roza's Gorge and the cave church of St. Foteini. Thank you Elena and Nico! We would like to come again.

    Hubert2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • As described, a lovely little cottage in the heart of the village - very nice.

    George2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very stylishly decorated little house in a very traditional Cretan village. We had a lovely and peaceful few days here.

    Antonia2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very beautiful and special house located at a authentic charming village. Elena was very helpful and fast with her responses and gave good tips about the area. We will be happy to come again.

    יעל2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Just a wonderful spot in a beautiful, small village. Very old, traditional stone cottage with everything you need for a great stay. More than you need, actually (we never used the TV and only cooked a few times). Hospitality of owners and everyone in the village was awesome! Thanks Elena for the pears from your trees and the raki. Enjoyed all the music and events the village sponsored throughout our stay...met many new friends and visited with many older friends as well. Our hike just outside of Avdou to the church/cave Agia Fotini was splendid, as was our short evening drive to Krasi to visit the oldest tree in Crete. Fantastic food at Taverna Krassopsychia in Krasi, Stelios taverna Xerokamares outside Potemies, Costas Taverna Gonies, and Manolis Taverna at the Velani Hotel, all a very short driving distance from the village. The very beautiful, ancient churches and monasteries everywhere were very special as we came for the August celebration of the Assumption of Mary in Avdou. We wished to stay longer of course, but will definitely come back another time! Maybe in November to visit the Many Kazanias!

    Vincent2018-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • The beautiful little house of Elena and Nikos was an incredibly beautiful experience for us and our two sons - we stayed for a week at home in Avdou, an intact village that is not mistaken for tourists, but has come across as incredibly hospitable. Unfortunately we did not get to know Elena and Nikos, they were on holiday, but had everything well organized and were always available for us and our little questions. We really enjoyed the fact that there was delicious souvlaki right outside the door and the best grilled bread we have ever eaten. The house is very nicely decorated, clean and great renovated. The decor is simple, but completely sufficient. We carry Avdou in our hearts and want to come back! Thank you also for bringing our little dog!

    Hanno2018-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • In Elena’s house we felt like we were living in Avdou for three days, instead of being just visitors. The house is cute and Avdou’s citizens were really nice to us. In daytime it’s really quiet but in the evening everybody is out on the streets. The bakery (leftside on the road to Gonies) where we learned Sirtaki dancing is definitely worth a visit! Last thing; make sure you bring cash money to the village.

    Ohannes2018-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Avdou, Crete Region, Greece

    Located in Ag Georgios at a height of 850 meters and belongs to the wider region of Lasithi plateau, well known for the wind energy park and the famous windmills.Lasithi plateau is an area which has been declared as NATURA,and is offered for all kinds of hiking and cycling trails. This aparthotels is within a 5 minute walk, of the Folklore Museum and 10 minute by car of the spectacular Cave of Zeus .
    This aparthotel belong to a wider unit of 200 acres Lasinthos Eco Park Zoo where are presented harmoniously ceramics,weaving,woodcarving workshops, crops of aromatic plants and vegetables and the farm whith the animals. Our guests can participate free of charge in all the activites of the Park and taste all our local products. In this aparthotel are also provided a restaurant,a coffe shop/café and a snack bar/deli.. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking.Other amenities include coffe/tea in a common area,a garden,and barbecue grills.
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    6


    Bedrooms

    10

    Agios Georgios, Crete Region, Greece

    A cozy 2-storey small country house with a small garden at the back with lush vegetation-located in the village of GONIES-just 1 km from the village of AVDOU which its world known paragliding center up the hilltop overlooking both villages. Nearby small grocery store and tavernas to enjoy the local specialities. Distance from Heraklion airport 32 kms (eastwards)
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    Mochos, Greece

    Zeus House is a stone made traditional cozy and comfortable house, located in the famous Lasithi Plateau in the village Agios Konstantinos which is situated 8 kilometers away from Dikteon Android the cave in which Zeus the king of the ancient Greek's gods in born and raised
    Zeus House consists of 2 spacious bedrooms with a double bed and a single bed each and a third one with entrance from the garden with a double bed and very large living room with a fireplace and a enormous dining room in which there is a piano antique. There is a kitchen that is very well equipped and 3 bathrooms
    A quiet area to relax and enjoy your holidays but also with many shops such as tavernas cafe and many others around the area
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    Villa


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    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Agios Konstantinos, Greece

    Are you looking for a taste of real traditional Cretan life surrounded by serenity, nature and mountains? This 2 floor house offers a bit of luxury in the small village of Plati, with views to mountains, the plateau of Lassithi, just 2km from the birthplace of Zeus and 35 min drive to the beach. It's located above the traditional cafeteria for you to taste Cretan delicacies. The large roof terrace offers unforgettable views in the winter; perfect for dinners in the summer.
    The house is fully refurbished. On the first floor there is the open space living area (kitchen, living room and dining area), the bathroom (shower facilities), master bedroom and the foyer of the 2-floor-bedroom. The wooden stairs in the foyer lead to the double bedroom and the roof terrace on the second floor where you can relax using the terrace outdoor furniture. The foyer can be easily used as a third bedroom as there is a kingsize sofa bed. We make our own traditional Raki, wine and olive oil with which we'll be pleased to welcome you to our house. Wireless WiFi is free everywhere in Plati Village, provided by the municipality of the area. The WiFi reception at my house is strong :) and speed depends on number of users. Cleaning fee is charged for guest to have cleaning bedsheets and towels. There is plenty of space to park your car in the village.
    The area is ideal for nature lovers, mountain hikers and cyclists. Plati village is an authentic Cretan mountain village and one of the 17 villages of the Lassithi plateau. You can discover the small churches hidden in the forest and taps with mineral water straight from mountains. The plateau is famous for its white-sailed windmills, (more accurately, wind-pump, made to a local design), that have been used for two centuries to irrigate the land. Because of its isolated nature the number of permanent residents who are mostly farmers is low. You will meet Cretans in traditional clothing and you will experience the real hospitality (filoxenia) of Cretan grandmothers wherever you go. During the summer, mainly in July and August, a big number of traditional festivals (glenti) with cretan live music bands take place at the main squares of the Lassithi plateau villages. This is where friends and families gather to eat and dance all together. In the Plati village there is one traditional cafeteria and two taverns. All food here is fresh, straight from back yards to your plate. The Lassithi plateau is famous for its full of flavour potatoes and juicy tomatoes. The biggest village of the Lassithi plateau is Tzermadio, 10 minutes drive from the house, where you can find a supermarket. Plati village is located 35 min from Malia beach.
  • Very comfortable and clean accommodation in the tiny village of Plati with a kind and generous welcome from Vasilis's aunt when we arrived. The Lasithi Plateau is a stunningly beautiful area that for most tourists is usually just seen as a day trip. By staying at Vasilis's place you get to experience the tranquillity of the plateau that returns when the coaches and daytrippers have returned to their hotels. If you're expecting raucous nightlife you'll be dissapointed, the pleasures of the Lasithi plateau are to be had in leisurely drives around the perimeter, walks along the lanes which criss-cross the abundant fields/orchards (the whole area is like a huge allotment) or more challenging walks into the surrounding hills (the walk up to the ancient site of Karfi from Tzermiádho is particularly recommended. The views from the top are incredible). There are two or three tavernas within easy walking distance in Plati, but they seem to rely more on daytime custom rather than nightime. On the two evenings we went out to eat we were the only customers. However there are great cooking facilities at the house, so if you bring provisions you could easily prepare food there instead if you prefer. If you're really lucky you might be invited to join Vasilis's aunt and uncles in the kafenio that they run downstairs where you'll be offered a drink and any produce that they may be eating (in our case, fresh walnuts). A real treat! People up here are genuine and welcoming. Finally it's worth pointing out that it can get slightly chilly up here in the evenings, even in summer, so bring appropriate clothing. We had a great time and would definitely return.

    Andrew2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very good address in the mountains of Crete. We were warmly welcomed by the Vasilis family. The house is clean and everything is there. We highly recommend! Steve and Virginie

    Virginie2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • We hade a great time in the House of Vassilis - the Apartment is quiet spacious and has a beautiful overview over the Lasithi Plateau - especially a very large Window near the entry feels more like a "superlarge TV" with a permanent breathtaking Lasithi Plateau - screensaver! :) Vassilis Aunt (and her daughter) who showed us the Apartment was very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay in this much more quiet, different kind of Crete and can strongly recommend it! If you go there you must visit the incredible beautiful "Psychro Cave" - a simply beautiful place!

    Gilbert2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • the house of Vasilis is ideally located in the middle of the plate of lassitih, starting point for excursions, visits ... far from the agitation of the coast which remains however accessible. his aunt, his family and the inhabitants of the village reserve a warm and family welcome. an address to recommend without reservation.

    Eric2018-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent space, incredible hospitality.

    Myrevi2018-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Ideal accommodation for work or fun. Excellent service and cleanliness. We recommend it unreservedly.

    Myrevi2018-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic surprise to our trip to stay in this great flat with a host with great family and friends. From communicating with Vasilis to leaving the place, everything was easy going, kind and thoughtful with that authentic Cretian culture. We had the most magical evening with Vasilis' aunt, uncle, cousin and friends. This was the best highlight of our trip to be so openly welcomed as if we were part of the village so much so that we will definitely stay in touch.

    Yasmin2018-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • We have always wanted to visit the Lasithi Plateau to see the windmills - sadly so many are no longer in operation. It must have been amazing when they were. We really enjoyed travelling up into the mountains though and staying at Vasilis apartment gives a good feel for current village life in the Lasithi, located as it is above the only kafenia left in Plati. We had a very warm welcome from Vasilis' aunt Eugenia and the apartment is great - it is fully refurbished with all that you need. Vasilis gave us ideas about what to do whilst staying but sadly hiking was not possible due to low cloud and rain. However we did travel around the Plateau visiting different villages - the largest Tzermiadho is a good place to get supplies - and the cave in the neighbouring village. We really enjoyed our short stay at Vasilis and the peace and quiet of this special place.

    George2018-05-27T00:00:00Z
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    Plati, Crete Region, Greece

    Avdou is a rural village in Crete, located 33km from Heraklion at an altitude of 230 meters. Just 15km from the beach, situated in the Lagada Valley this is a good spot for relaxing,horse-riding and hiking.
    Its position on the way to Lasithi Plateau means that day trips from this village into the mountains are a natural choice.
    According to the archeological findings , Avdou is a historic village with ancient roots in the Minoan culture over the centuries. Is a village with remarkable historical monuments of Byzantine art.Byzantine churches are scattered in the area and are invaluable monuments of cultural and artistic heritage.
  • Lovely place at the edge of Avdou. No traffic, no noise, had a great two weeks.

    Maria2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place at the edge of Avdou. No traffic, no noise, had a great two weeks.

    Maria2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is as described, perfect for 2-3 people and has a lot of charm. It is located on the edge of a residential area where absolute peace reigns. From this house you can get to know and enjoy the real Crete, away from the mass tourism! Sonia is a perfect hostess and has welcomed us like friends! We would come back anytime and highly recommend Sonia and her house! Thank you for the great time!

    Michael2018-06-25T00:00:00Z
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    Heraklion, Greece

    Lasithi Plateau offers beautiful hiking trails. Our family home in the village of Tzermiado at Plateau of Lassithi was built in 1937. The decoration renders modesty and tradition. Keeping the family relics at home, we offer a warm environment for unforgettable stay. We recommend up to 6 guests but could sleep up to 8. Suitable for families with children. We can host hiker groups of Dikti mountain. Student groups on an educational / leisure trip are welcome.
    Stone built with ceramic tile roof has a rose grove at the entrance and a spacious two level quiet garden with almond trees and fir trees. Absolutely children and animal friendly. The fire place and the rustic ceramic floor in the living-room give the notes of the past. Two sofa-beds extend the sleeping capacity of the house by four but it is suggested for two. The spacious bedroom with independent entrance has a wooden roof and a wooden staircase to the loft. It is furnished with a double bed, a drawer and a half body mirror. A divan under the staircase extends the capacity of the room by one. The loft has a picturesque view of the village and is extremely popular to children. Two comfortable double floor mattresses on the loft sleep up to four but it is suggested for two. The comfortable second bedroom offers two single beds with side tables a drawer and view in the garden. The kitchen with a rustic essence fully renovated offers a gas cooker, electric oven, two-door refrigerator, and a full set of culinary. Last but not least the romantic W.C. offers a bathtub. We suggest bath salts with sage and diktamo essences for relaxation and well being.
    Built in a very quiet corner of the village but only a few steps away of the main street benefits (i.e pharmacy in 20m, super market in 20m, butchers in 20m, a number of restaurants and souvenir shops in less than 200m, the health care and emergency center in 700m. The neighbourhood is named Kefalia and hosted the threshing floors of the village in early 1900s.
  • Magda and Dimos are wonderful hosts and put a lot of thought into making the house welcoming with flowers in every room and a basket of local produce including some preserves that she and her mother had made. They were there to meet us and have us a thorough tour of the house so we would not want for anything. The building was a family home and they rightly take great pride in its upkeep. The house itself is an old traditional house tucked up a side street of a sleepy village. This is a wonderfully relaxing get away. The house has been recently decorated but Magda and Dimos have been very careful not to sacrifice the original features that make this such a special place. If front of the house is a large private garden with herbs, fruit trees and roses. We sat here for breakfasts and dinners if we didn’t go out to eat. Our family of four found the place perfect for our needs a great place to unwind and within striking distance of walks and hikes (we saw Griffin Vultures at the top of Karfi at the Minoan settlement), Kronos’s and Zeus’s caves, tavernas (within walking distance), a monastery with an icon workshop........ We were only here for three days and there are many more things we could have discovered. We ate at Kronos Taverna and the owner, Vasillis, is an energetic and warm host who kept topping up our post dinner raki glasses so it was lucky we were within walking distance. His French wife produces a delicious range of traditional food (squid in sauce and courgette flower dolmades were our family favorites). The only thing I would change is we forgot to write in their guest book. Next time...... We’d love to come back and see the spring flowers..

    Hugh2019-07-31T00:00:00Z
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    Cottage


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    6


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    2

    Tzermiado, Greece

    Our cottage is set in the beautiful surroundings of Lasithi, in the centre of the traditional village of Agios Georgios. It was recently renovated in 2014 with our personal style but retains the original features of the property which make it unique.
    The house is made of traditional stone and has three bedrooms: one double bedroom on the mezzanine level and two further bedrooms on the ground floor. The kitchen and living room are open plan and there are also two outside seating areas with a barbecue.
    It's located in a peaceful and fertile region, it is surrounded by the wild mountains of Dikti and several smaller plateaus. The views of the surrounding mountains of Selena and Afendis Hristos are majestic. The altitude ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such high altitude. Indeed, every year the plateau is covered by snow and then thousands of Cretans arrive to admire the white landscape. In most years, snow remains in the mountain peaks till mid-spring. The 18 villages of the plateau are built at the foot of the surrounding mountains, leaving the plains free to cultivate, and they are connected by a 23km long circular road. Actually, this beautiful circular route is ideal for cycling as there are no large hills and, along this, you’ll have the chance to visit all the attractions of the plateau.
  • The place is amazing, super clean, and stylish. Facilities and amenities are beyond expectations! Very cozy and warm! The hosts are very friendly and very open to give suggestions and tips!

    Νίκος2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had wonderful 14 days in the house and loved to stay away from the typical tourist places. We were warm welcomed by the neighbors and felt very comfortable in the cottage. It was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed. Many thanks to Kostas and his family!!!

    Anna2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Warm welcome - with local yoghurt and tips. And even a backyard to play football for the boys. Was a nice stay!

    Alexandra2018-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • We were looking for a place away from the big tourist hotels on the beach, in contact with the Cretans, inland, near the mountain for walks and hikes. The small house of Kosta and Magda proved to be quite suitable and in addition to all comfort, clean, completely redone, while maintaining a charm and an extraordinary character (stone wall, wooden beams, mezzanine with a bed and an office plus two bedrooms and a bathroom below, kitchen, living room). We went for a few days with our 7 1/2 year old son and everything went very well. It was also a very good opportunity to discover the Lassithi plateau. This did not stop us from going for a swim, the sea is never far away. Precision however: small car essential (small because the village streets are very very narrow) and be used to mountain roads ... We were looking for a place in the traditional touristic tours, in contact with the people of Crete, near the mountains for hiking a bit. The small house of Kosta and Magda is a perfect place to stay in one of the world's most beautiful cities. a bathroom below, a kitchen, a living room). We went there for a few days with our 7 year old boy. It was also a good opportunity for us to discover the plateau Lassithi. And not so far from the sea when we wanted to swim. However, a small car is mandatory for everyone who wants to go there

    Philippe2018-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • A nice home to stay when you visit the Lassithi area, with warm wellcome from Kostas.

    Florence2018-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had walked / run 60km over 14hours to reach the house. Kosta and Magda have a beautiful place with nice touches that made our tired legs and body enjoy the space even more. His family greeted us with true Cretan hospitality. Thank you 😀😀

    Lloyd And Carolina2018-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Kostas and Magda were so hospitable and thoughtful. They gave us great advice on how to explore the area. The location is great for walking, hiking or even cycling around Lasithi plateau. The house was lovely, as we wanted it. Clean and comfortable, with its own character. A truly wonderful getaway in this amazing part of Crete. We look forward to coming back!

    Lucy & Nikos2018-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and clean place, beautiful decoration in the heart of the village, graphic and modern at the same time ideal for couples as well as for families with 2 closed doors that children can play !!

    Mixalis2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
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    Agios Georgios, Crete, Greece

    Υψόμετρο 1150 μ. Ορεινό φυσικό περιβάλλον . Σαλέ σε Αγρόκτημα περιφραγμένο , δεκάδες είδη δέντρων, φυτών, λουλουδιών , κήπου . Πλούσια παραγωγή βιολογικών φρούτων, καρπών, κηπευτικών,κρασιού βοτάνωνκλπ. Δυνατότητα απεριόριστης χρήσης και κατανάλωσης από φιλοξενούμενους. Συνθήκες διαμονής ορεινού καταφυγίου πλήρων εγκαταστάσεων. Απόσταση από θάλασσα ( Μάλλια) 40´. Απολύτως PRIVATE . Δύο καναπέδες, οντάς, τέσσερα άτομα διαμονή .
    Μοναδικό κτίσμα στη περιοχή. Υπάρχουν μόνο παραδοσιακά μιτάτα κτηνοτρόφων. Απολύτως PRIVATE. Πλούσια παραγωγή βιολογικών φρούτων - καρπών - κηπικών, στη διαθεση των φιλοξενούμενων χωρίς επιβάρυνση. Ξυλόφουρνος, BBQ. Σημεία ενδιαφέροντος: Ταίστρα γυπαετών, Βυζαντινό εκκλησάκι, σπήλαιο, ορειβασία , αναρρίχηση στη ΔΙΚΤΗ , Mountain bike, παραδοσιακά μιτάτα κτηνοτρόφων.
    Η μοναδικότητα του φυσικού τοπίου . Ακούγονται μόνο ήχοι της φύσης .Η ενεργειακή επίδραση του τοπίου ξεκουράζει, εμπνέει και ταξιδεύει τον επισκέπτη.
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    Chalet


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    4


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    0

    Ψυχρό, Λασιθίου, Greece

    Tzermiado est le village le plus important du plateau. Les chambres d'hôtes sont donc en pleine campagne crétoise mais très proches des magasins et services importants (superettes, banques, poste, médecins, pharmacie,...). La chaine du Dikti qui encadre et protège le plateau, vous offre des paysages fantastiques et des excursions tous niveaux (sentier E4). Le plateau se prête aussi aux balades à vélo. Parfait pour les couples, les familles, les petits groupes et les compagnons à quatre pattes.
    Le logement se compose -d'une chambre avec un lit double et mobilier standard quatre étoiles (et TV) , salle de bains attenante. -d'une chambre avec deux lits simples et partie salon ( et TV) avec cheminée équipée d'un lit canapé et éventuellement d'un lit d'appoint , salle de bains attenante. -d'une grand salon cuisine parfaitement équipé ( four et plaques électriques , micro ondes , machine à laver , bouilloire , cafetière , vaisselle , TV......)avec un canapé lit.
  • This accommodation is in a beautiful setting away from the crowded beaches ... here you will find a clean accommodation, fresh bread and vegetables offered free of charge by our host, a swimming pool with a superb view of the mountains. The Lassithi plateau is a place to discover, the valley of mills and Cretans are very welcoming. Vassilis and Christine are charming and very welcoming, do not hesitate to test their restaurant in the village where they serve good traditional dishes.

    Celine2019-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts very attentive and friendly, with very good addresses (and a very good restaurant!), We had an idyllic stay, thanks in part to Christine and Vassilis, their advice, their good mood and their beautiful home!

    Wessalle2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful apartments. Be sure the choice is correct. All that is required for a comfortable stay, is present in this house at the guests' disposal.

    Юрий2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very good reception, perfectly clean housing and in line with the description.

    Fabien2018-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • we stayed at 6 in this very nice apartment. we were very well received by Vassilis and Christine

    Pierre-Olivier2018-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • A wild and authentic region, wonderful and hospitable people, healthy and tasty food. Everything contributes to make you have a wonderful time on this plateau in the center of Crete. Many hikes to do in the surroundings. Several 2000 meters round, magnificent views, a glorious past make Lasithi an unforgettable place and rich in emotions.

    Yannis2018-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • It was a very pleasant stay. We are positively surprised about the service for breakfast, and that we can contact Vasilis or Christine for any question (they live on the upper floor). Comments are immediately followed. Recommended!

    Kristof2018-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 1 week with our 4 children (7-15 years' old). The place is very quiet with an amazing view on the mountains surrounding the lassithi plateau. The location is a good place to discover the cretan country side of the lassithi plateau and local producers (olive oil, honey...), being only 30 mn by car from the Malia beach. Vassilis and Christine are charmant and very helpfull. It was very pleasant after a day hiking or visiting to jump in the swimming pool, to enjoy the view from the terrasse and have fresh air during the night.

    Valérie2017-08-02T00:00:00Z
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    Tzermiado, Crete, Greece

    Luxurious guesthouse in Lassithi Plateau, fully renovated and equipped with all the modern comforts. The minimal and elegant layout of the space is characterized by simplicity. Beauty and furniture simple lines, in addition to the earthy colors, making the rooms totally modern and functional. The lighting has been carefully studied to offer a balanced and calm environment. Ideal for couples or families, for a few days of dreamy mountain getaways.
    The Lassithi Plateau is a pole of attraction for its natural beauties and archaeological sites. It is a great place to visit and explore while it will be a favorite destination for nature lovers and people who appreciate the calm and genuine Cretan culture. Its reputation, which goes far beyond its size, shows that the nice thing has nothing to do with the dimensions, which in this case are such that they allow visitors to experience and enjoy a lot, even on a few days' visit. The beautiful Lassithi Plateau, being the largest plateau in Crete (at an average altitude of 850 m), opens on the western slopes of the sacred mount Dikti (2.148 m height), between the prefectures of Lasithi and Heraklion, in the eastern part of the island of Crete. from a fertile and cultivated plain encircled by the peaks of Dikte: Selena, Lazaros, Spathi etc, at the foot of which are 18 small, hospitable, picturesque and beautiful villages, Pinakiano, Lagou, Tzermiades (the seat of the municipality) the Farsaras, the Marmaketes, the Mesh Lasithi Mesa Lasithaki, St. Constantine and I. Moni Rp (o) ystallenias, Ag. Georgios, Koudoumalia, Avrakone, Kaminaki, Magoulas, Psychro, Platis, Ag. Charalambos (or Ellon the mulberry), Kato Metochi and IM Vidanis. In addition to this plain, the main plateau of Lassithi, there are also a few smaller plateaus in Dikti, such as Katharos (1.140m), Limnakarou (1.125m), Omalos of Viannos (1.325m) and others.
    The Lassithi Plateau is an ideal destination for people who want to detoxify the city noise and come closer to Nature. It is the perfect place for inspiration and creation, and especially for those who have artistic anxieties. Besides, it is no accident that the mother of Zeus chose Lassithi Plateau as the birthplace of her son Zeus, with millions of visitors visiting the internationally renowned Cave (Dikteon Andron) that hosted him in the first years of his life. meet magical places to browse, observe, revive and inspire.
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    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kato Metochi, Greece

    A lovely house near the mountains and the Aposelemi lake. The house has 1 acre with herbs,vegetables (tomatoes,almonds)and olive,lemon,pomegranate and orange trees.Two Woods oven provided, near the house there are Chersonisos and Malia beach (15Km).
    Olive trees everywhere, horses and hawks lives near the house. You can go for climbing to the Roza canyon, traditional tavern in the villages Avdou and Gonies 100m from the house. On the mountain behind the house you can have a paramotor experience. There is a riding club near the house and of course Chersonisos beach. There are 3 bedrooms, with a 2 bouble size beds and another one, one size bed. Also there is a big sofa in the living room..
    The house is full of trees the village near the house has a tavern with free wi-fi and a gas station, also there is a coffe place near the house.
  • An excellent stay in this place. We appreciated the availability of local products. Ideally placed for paragliding enthusiasts

    Christian2018-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • a beautiful medieval-style house on the outside we have renamed it "the castle" for the shape of its windows on the ground floor and the stone structure Two double rooms a double room with two beds a sofa that can become a bed in the entrance hall two bathrooms although small had the essentials I do not exist the bidets on the island. large garden with everything you need to eat out two hammocks outdoor wood-burning oven and barbecue clotheshorse standard kitchen with the necessary for everything clean linen bathroom kit you will find some food left by the owners dishes and you will fall in love with the fantastic garden with its olive trees comfortable space to park the car gate to close when you go away and the night to not let the animals grazing in the early morning hours in the area deserves in everything. Obviously the furniture is not modern but for a holiday home there is everything you need

    Federica2018-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful stay we had at this special hand-build house by the family them selves. In all parts of the house you find details that tells the love the owners have for this characteristic 'Stone house'. After a warm welcome we found fresh fruits, cold wine and coffee for the morning. There are several terasses around the house, a beautiful olive tree garden with hammocs and two villages with taverns at walking distance. We hope to come back!

    Anoushka2018-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • The house of Michaelis is superb, in the middle of a garden filled with olive trees including one, huge. We had a fantastic week with my family, it's quiet and nothing is missing. We enjoyed the beautiful old lace sheets just as much as the provisions kindly left for us. The 2 villages around are very friendly and authentic, Gonies is well placed to shine around and visit the surroundings. We highly recommend this house.

    Pierre-Luc2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • The house is beautiful and in a lovely location. Μιχαλης was very helpful with directions. We did get lost in the dark but his parents drove out to guide us to the house. We were greeted with traditional Cretan cakes, olive oil, wine and raki. The house is large and clean and as described. The first floor bedrooms were quite warm but we were provided with fans. The balcony provided stunning views during the day and clear starry skies at night. Μιχαλης was also very accomodating with us needing a late check-in and check-out. From the house, it was just a short walk to a lovely taverna and small supermarket. We enjoyed exploring Crete, particular highlights were Knossos, Spinalonga and beaches at Stalida.

    Bethany2018-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Unfortunately, we were only 3 nights in this great house, but also would have liked to spend 2 weeks here. The house and the garden are even more beautiful than the photos suggest. The decor is great and the hosts very warm and friendly. It is an idyllic place away from any tourism. Thanks for the nice time!

    Alina2016-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • We really felt like estate owner! A beautiful house, in an olive grove and beautiful views over the hills from the balcony! We found a fridge with delicious fruit (grapes, figs) and wine. There is always a place with shade in the garden. Wonderful to stay outside the tourist crowds, and yet also the beautiful things to visit: Malia (old town), Sissi, Lasithi plateau, the cave of the mountain Dikti. The last morning we walked the Roza Gorge, at the end of the road where the house is located. A beautiful walk of about 2 hours (up and down) with the ravens and vultures circling above us. Horse enthusiasts can go to the Odyssia stables at Hotel Velani (10 minutes from Avdou, is well signposted). I have made 2 beautiful trips with my daughter (about 2 hours). The Avdou tavern is within walking distance (10 minutes) and we had a delicious meal there in the evening!

    Josje2016-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house in the highlands to the sea is about 30 minutes by car, just about 30 minutes drive Lassithi Plateau and cave. Very hospitable hosts. The house has everything you need. The location is well suited for a quiet holiday.

    Ekaterina2016-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Earth house


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Gonies, Crete, Greece

    The house is built in 2018. with an open space downstairs that is consisted of cozy living space and fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. On the upper floor there is a comfortable bedroom with two single beds and one more single bed on the gallery space. The brand new furniture is chosen with love and taste and the house has all the facilities for a comfortable stay for as long as the visitor wishes.
    The house is built in 2018. with an open space downstairs that is consisted of cozy living space and fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. On the upper floor there is a comfortable bedroom with two single beds and one more single bed on the gallery space. The guests can enjoy their breakfast or coffee at our balcony with a beautiful view of the valley and mountain hills. The brand new furniture is chosen with love and taste and the house has all the facilities for a comfortable stay for as long as the visitor wishes.
    Our apartment is ideal for those who are interested in hiking, cycling and lovers of photography. Lasithi Plateau consists of 18 picturesque villages built around the plain. A special feature of the plateau is the windmills, Diktaion Andron (in the village of Psychro) where Zeus was born in mythology. Also, the visitor can see the cave Kronio (in Tzermiado) and the Minoan civilisation of Karfi. Visit the monastery of Vidiani, Kroustalenia and Kera. The more adventurous can have the opportunity to see the gorge of the Havga, Limnakaros and reach the top of Lasithi the Afentis Christos. Our guests will find in the apartment detailed information as well as dates for local festivals. Within 10 minutes by car, in the village of Tzermiado, our guests can find a bank, a supermarket, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a post office, a gas station and the police station. In the surrounding villages of the plateau you can enjoy traditional cuisine.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Agios Charalampos, Crete, Greece

    Set at an altitude of 850 metres, in the village of Tzermiadon, Argoulias is a stone-built property offering traditional accommodation with views of Dikti mountain range. It has a restaurant and serves buffet breakfast in the morning. Rooms, studios and apartments at Argoulias feature iron beds, traditional rugs and wooden beamed ceilings. They come with a TV, air conditioning and mini fridge. In the private bathrooms, you will find bathrobes and Korres toiletries.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Aparthotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tzermiado, Greece

    Villa Daphne is a stone built house that combines traditional Cretan design with modern facilities. With lots of space but still cozy, it's perfect for families or big groups of travellers that want to be close to everything but still have their privacy. It comes fully equipped, with complete office facilities for professionals, so you can still get some work done while on vacation. Hersonissos with its cosmopolitan beaches is only 15 minutes away. We are more than happy to accommodate you!
    Villa Daphne consists of a large central living area, 5 bedrooms with beds than can accommodate 12 people, including a crib for infants, 2 fully equipped bathrooms, and a WC. It also comes with covered parking space for 2 cars and lots of storage room. Three large verandas with BBQ offer amazing views to the nearby Lasithi mountains, the Aposelemis dam, and the submerged village of Sfendili. The land plot on which the villa stands is huge and offers very interesting hiking opportunities among the amazing flora and fauna of the area. The central living area of the villa includes a fully equipped kitchen, complete with wood burning oven, a dining area with 4 big tables that can accommodate parties of over 20 people, and a living room with two couches and a flat screen TV. Just bove the living area is a fully equipped work space, complete with a conference table and workstation. All the bedrooms are bright and come equipped with high quality beds and mattresses that ensure a good night's sleep.
    The view of the dam from the villa's veranda is breathtaking! The wild beauty of the Cretan Mountains is revealed as the villa is bathed by the light of the sun that emerges from the East. Listening to the sounds of nature awakens the visitor and invites him to discover the pathways surrounding the area. The villa is located in one of the greenest parts of the island of Crete, with amazing flora and fauna (including eagles and vultures) that awaits you to discover it.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    4

    Iraklio, Greece

    Ένα ζεστό παραδοσιακό σπίτι βρίσκεται στην καρδιά του χωριού του Αγίου Γεωργίου, σε σημείο όμως τέτοιο όπου υπάρχει ιδιωτικότητα, ησυχία και απομόνωση. Παλιό, πετρόκτιστο με τον ανάλογο παραδοσιακό διάκοσμο σπίτι.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Lasithi, Greece

    Situated in Kerá, this holiday home is set 5-min drive from the Homo Sapiens Museum and 15-min drive from the Archaeological Site of Malia. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free private parking is available on site. The holiday home has air conditioning, soundproofing and tile/marble floor. The Monastery of Panagia Kardiotissa is 2-min walk from Olga House. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from the property.
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    Ανδρέας2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kera, Greece

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