Just a few kilometers out of Heraklion lies this convenient and comfortable home in the small and picturesque village of Skalani! This village offers plenty of greenery, mountain views and all the amenities you may require! The house is built in an olive grove of 3 acres, which offers absolute peace, ideal for those seeking calm and relaxing holidays!
The house can accommodate up to 5 people (4 adults and one child) as it is furnished with two large double beds and a folding sofa that comfortably accommodates a child. In addition, the house has a large comfortable bathroom, but also a smaller WC! When you get in the house you will find the small lounge and the kitchen of the house. Climbing the first stair you find yourself in the first loft of the house with the double bed and the balcony with great views! If you climb the next stair you will find yourself in another place with a double bed, ideal to accommodate 2 more people. Even the house has TV and internet so that your staying becomes as pleasant as possible. At the house you will also find all the necessary items you may need during your stay! Even in the spacious kitchen of the house there are all the necessary utensils to prepare wonderful meals for your loved ones!
On the outside of the house, but also on its small balcony, you can enjoy the magnificent view, a combination of greenery and mountains, drinking your morning coffee or enjoying your meals with your family or friends. In addition, if you have a pet and you would like to have it on your holiday, these are the places you are allowed to have your little friend bound!
Other things to note
The story of the beautiful village Skalani already starts from the early 13th century, very close to the city of Heraklion, where you can enjoy remains of both modern and older (mainly Venetian) buildings.
The village Skalani is surrounded by greenery, so it is suitable for nature lovers, who like walks in the nature, cycling, and any other hobbies related to nature.
If you are lucky you may have the opportunity to participate in established feasts of the Club of Skalani Village or of many different churches around the village (e.g saint John Prodromos), enjoying traditional music and traditional Cretan dishes.
In the village you can find everything you may need during your stay at home, as there are food markets for your daily shopping, pharmacy and everything else you may need, very close! In addition, at the village you will find many traditional tavernas and cafes to taste traditional Cretan recipes or drink a relaxing coffee!.
If you visit the village during the summer, or even if you are winter swimmers, you will have the opportunity to visit the nearest beach in just 7 km away, or you could visit perfect beaches at short distances as these of Hersonisso in less than 30 minutes! You can also find many monasteries and churches to visit as the Byzantine monastery of the Saint Minas (1km), archeological sites and museums as Knossos (4,5 km), the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (9 km), the Museum of Musical Instruments at Houdetsi (13,5 km) and Kazantzakis Museum (6 km). There are also many traditional villages around, where you could organize daily trips as Archanes (6,5 km), Houdetsi (13,5 km) and Vathipetro (11,5 km). There are also various activities to get your time on the island, such as a visit one of the largest wineries in Crete, “Boutari winery” (900m), the aquarium of Heraklion “Cretaquarium” (15,5 km). Even you will have the chance to organize trips at beautiful gorges as those of Kounavoi and Karteros! Finally, if you are fond of bold sports, you could attend the “Motorcycle Racing Club of Skalani”, which often organizes events and motocross races on wonderful and exciting routes!
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