Asteri cottage is an open plan, bijou and beautifully designed one bedroom cottage. Perfect for couples and honeymooners. The boutique style interior opens up to large terraces for dining and relaxation. The ensuite shower room leads out from the calming bedroom to the private plunge pool, which is 2m by 4m in size. The pool can be heated with prior request. The cottage nestles between mature olive trees in an acre of beautiful Cretan countryside and is secluded from the main house.
“We have just returned from the most relaxing and beautiful weeks holiday in Xirosterni in Crete. We stayed in Asteri cottage owned by the most delightful couple Jude and Andreas. They were so welcoming and attentive with our stay it felt like we were middle of no where but were staying in 5 star luxury accommodation with exceptional hosts that any one could want to meet, attentive and super friendly, we have had the best weeks break. The day after we arrived, Crete decided to have one of their biggest storms they have had in a long time, now I love a good storm so doesn’t stop us enjoying what Mother Nature does best, after the storm Jude very kindly delivered a bottle of fizz apologising for the rain, which was not necessary as not their fault but was greatly appreciated!! The cottage itself is stunning, Jude and Andreas having designed and built this stylish home themselves they have made the most amazing guesthouse, with all basic food amenities in the kitchen on our arrival this really helped and gave us time to enjoy the property before venturing out! This is such a lovely touch as, everything you required was in the house/kitchen/bathroom from beach towels to a spare plug was all thought about. We needed time to chill and spent the mornings relaxing in the house, round the pool and on the many different seating areas around the house depending on when and where the sun is and then went out in the car (which is required) in the afternoon and evenings for dinner. The roads are ‘interesting’ we loved it when google maps would take us up a dirt track and lets us go off road, with a couple of trips to Chania and Rethymno, we would definitely recommend both but go into the old towns and sit and eat and drink where the locals do, as the food is amazing. The Avil restaurant in Rethymno was superb and we ate their twice. The beaches and little towns on the coast were only 10mins drive away with great restaurants and bars along the front and supermarkets to help cook the huge shrimps we had bought to go on the bbq. There is also the most loveliest very basic local taverna in walking distance, no menu the food is just bought to you and it was amazing, the owner was lovely and bought me some different food when she new I was a veggie but then this place is all about the company and the food! Having returned home I am now looking at dates to return, this was the most relaxing holiday to just chill or to have an adventure on this stunning island it has everything and the hosts are the kindest and most helpful!! We would recommend the cottage at the drop of a hat and I loved the fact it was only for two, so the peace and quiet was perfect!”
Τσιβαράς Το χωριό Τσιβαράς είναι ένα ημιορεινός οικισμός με περίπου 100 μόνιμους κατοίκους, βρίσκεται μόλις δύο χιλιόμετρα από το παραθαλάσσιο χωριό Καλύβες. Απέχει 17 χιλιόμετρα από τα Χανιά. Η υπέροχη θέα και η ησυχία που προσφέρει καθιστούν τον Τσιβαρά ιδανική επιλογή για εκείνους που θέλουν ήρεμες διακοπές χωρίς οχλαγωγία και επιθυμούν να συνδυάσουν το βουνό με τη θάλασσα. Φυσικά μπορεί να αποτελέσει και το «ορμητήριο» όσων θέλουν να εξερευνήσουν την επαρχία Αποκορώνου.
“In Greek you should say thank you, but after staying at Stelio’s place it’s the first thing who comes to your mind. This guy is amazing, friendly, full of stories, and here to help you or give you advices for visiting. We met the full family and I can say exactly the same about them. It was kinda hard to leave, cuz we really felt like a part of the family... The house is perfect, and the swimming pool is too if you wanna spend a day chilling. You won’t make a mistake booking this place. I really don’t think that you can find better on the island ! ... if I visit kreta again, i will definitely be back there.”
Little house full of charm, sympathetically renovated 2 years ago keeping its original 200 year old features. Enjoy tranquility and freedom in your own traditional Cretan stone house. You will experience the peaceful atmosphere of a small traditional Cretan village. The village has its own taverna, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The village is surrounded by olive groves and is an ideal base for walks. Hiring a car is advisable for exploring the many sites that Crete has to offer.
“Great little space in a beautiful and quiet location. It’s perfect for a couple and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The bed is comfy, the place is clean, the bathroom is modern and there is ac and heating available. There’s a little bar fridge for your milk or beer or wine however, The flat is located about a minute walk from the village tavern where they serve good coffee, amazing Cretan food and ice cold beer and on weekends they have live music. We loved it. Joanna was a great host.”