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Places to stay in Omalos

Places to stay in Omalos
On the south-west of Crete, between mountain and sea, Eriki house offers a 40 m² studio with a panoramic view over the breathtaking Lefka Ori and the valley leading to the Libyan Sea. An excellent location to retreat, and explore the unique Cretan nature.
Nous possédons une petite exploitation agricole, et pouvons donc proposer nos produits biologiques: huile d'olive, vin, lait et fromage de brebis, oeufs, fruits de saison, et légumes du potager. Sur demande je peux vous préparer le petit-déjeuner, avec les produits de notre ferme. Désirant respecter l'environnement ainsi que votre santé, je n'utilise que des produits d'entretien naturels, la plupart fabriqués maison. Loin des pôles touristiques trop fréquentés, ce séjour sera une expérience authentique dans le cadre traditionnel d'un petit village crétois.
A moins de 500m vous trouverez l'entrée de la gorge de Agia Irini qui mène à Sougia, ainsi que 3 petites tavernes traditionnelles. Nous sommes également à 300m de l'arrêt du bus qui conduit à la plage de Sougia, ainsi qu'à Omalos pour la descente de la gorge de Samaria, ou la montée vers les sommets (Gingilos, Melindao, etc...). .
  • We have been very happy staying at Eriki House. Marie Noelle is a very kind and hospitable person. She has given us lots of information about the walks, history, local food and local tavernas. The house has perfect location for hiking in Agia Irini Gorge. The drive to Sougia (beach, coastal walks, boats) takes about 30-40 mins drive. The apartment is very tranquil, clean, modern, with stunning views across the valley. We wouldn't hesitate a minute to stay at Eriki House again

    Renata2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 3 very pleasant nights in the studio. Very clean, well equipped - it was perfect! Marie-Noëlle was very welcoming and good advice. I recommend this accommodation.

    Nicolas2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful stay we spent at Marie Noëlle. We stayed 15 days in this haven of peace. Marie Noëlle is a high quality host. She could not do enough for us and guided us for a pleasant stay. We strongly recommend this accommodation which offers a total change of scenery, a calm in the middle of the cicadas, the freshness of the mountains. Just a big thank you!

    Charlotte2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Ideally located between sea and mountains, lovers of these 2 environments will find their happiness. You are 30 minutes from the most famous walk in the area: Samaria Gorge and 30 minutes from the sweet seaside resort Sougia. A very nice walk: the gorges of Agia Irini are even 500 meters walk. Note that in this region the hikes are not loop: either you go back and forth by the same path and enjoy views despite everything different or you go on foot, you always arrive at the level of sea, so you enjoy a welcome swim after the effort and you return by bus. Regarding the apartment we found it very functional, nicely decorated in Cretan, a mixed view on the sea and mountain terrace breathtaking. Finally Marie Noëlle was a particularly kind host. She was particularly responsive upstream or during the stay. She took the time and the pleasure to explain to us each possibility we had for each of the walks we wanted to do. The car is recommended for greater autonomy but between the boat and buses, many trips are possible Epanochori. Especially if you want to stay in this region do not hesitate, go to Marie Noëlle. We stayed for 6 nights and will return if we return to this beautiful area.

    Laurence2019-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • excellent stay at Marie Noelle who knows the area perfectly and gave us all the information we needed. The studio is spacious and well equipped. the environment is calm and it is nice to wake up in the countryside with the only noise bleating goats and sheep. The location is perfect for hiking or even going to beach in Sougia. I recommend without hesitation Marie Noelle. Thank you so much !

    Camille2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Marie-Noëlle's. The studio is very comfortable and the view is breathtaking. Beautiful hikes to do in the immediate vicinity of the house (gorges Agia Irini and Fygou trail). Thank you !

    Camille2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • My boyfriend and I loved staying here. The unit is beautifully decorated and the view of the mountains is amazing. Since we were here in November it was a bit chilly to use the nice balcony, but we were able to use the wood stove to cozy around later in the evening. The location was ideal for the Agia Irini Gorge hike (not more than a 15 minute walk to the trailhead) and driving to the Sougia -> Lissos hike (about a half hour drive). Marie-Noëlle was incredibly responsive throughout our stay and offered to provide a breakfast with homemade goods for a small charge each morning.

    Kim2018-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect home in the foothills of the mountains, giving great access by car to the southern beaches, coastal walks as well as walks in the White Mountains. Wonderful flat, loved the log fire, balcony overlooking the valley (What a view!)and the warm welcome from Marie Noelle. We love the open plan space and the flat is extremely quiet so we slept very well every night. We stayed for two weeks and will definitely come back. Marie Noelle is a perfect host.

    Simon2018-10-29T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Epanochori, Crete, Greece

    Το σπίτι απέχει έξι χλμ από την είσοδο του φαραγγιού Σαμαριάς, με πανοραμική θέα στο οροπέδιο του Ομαλού και στα Λευκά Όρη. Η κατοικία μπορεί να φιλοξενήσει έως έξι (6) άτομα. Το εμβαδόν της κατοικίας είναι 65τ.μ. σε 2,5 στρ οικόπεδο. Η τοποθεσία προσφέρεται για πεζοπορία, ποδηλασία και άλλες φυσιολατρικές δραστηριότητες. Σε κοντινή απόσταση, εκτός το φαράγγι της Σαμαριάς, βρίσκεται το φαράγγι της Αγίας Ειρήνης, το ορειβατικό καταφύγιο του Καλλέργη, το Βοτανικό Πάρκο και το μονοπάτι Ε4.
    Ο όροφος διαθέτει ένα διπλό κρεβάτι και ένα μονό ενώ το ισόγειο δύο μονά κρεβάτια καθώς και ένα παραδοσιακό καναπέ. Επίσης, υπάρχει τραπεζαρία, τζάκι, πλήρως εξοπλισμένη κουζίνα, πλυντήριο ρούχων και ένα λουτρό με ντουζ. Εξωτερικά υπάρχει ψησταριά και τραπεζαρία.
    Μικρή διώροφη πέτρινη εξοχική κατοικία φτιαγμένη με μεράκι, για την οικογένεια και την παρέα, ανοίγει την πόρτα της σε όποιον αγαπά την ησυχία, το βουνό, τους περιπάτους και την πεζοπορία στα Λευκά Όρη της Κρήτης και ειδικότερα στο πολυτραγουδισμένο οροπέδιο του Ομαλού Χανιών, από το οποίο ξεκινά ο Εθνικός Δρυμός της Σαμαριά.
  • The house made in stone is really wonderful. It has a great terrace on the top for a nice sunset and view over the mountains. Everything is clean and we were welcomed by Spiros and Georgia. They were very helpful and warm. We felt like home. The house is situated is less then 10 min away from the entrance to the Samaria Gorge. It is a great place if you want some calmness and disconnect from the daily life.

    Karin2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic Airbnb. The real spirit of Airbnb. Not one of the impersonnal flat people now rent for business! The Spiros and Georgia are fantastic and their house is exactly what we wished: isolated, quiet surrounded by nothing except mountains and sheeps. THE perfect spot for samaria gorges because 5 min from the entrance. Moreover we never experienced a house with such equipment in the kitchen. You have what you wish and you feel like at home. If you don t want to cook after your samaria walk you will find a restaurant 3 min with fantastic lamb. Definitively our best experience with AirBnB for a while! Thank you so much Spiros and Georgia!

    Eric2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in a beautiful setting, very well equipped and ideally located for the Samaria Gorge. The hosts are very welcoming and their attention has touched us a lot.

    Jean2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Sun, solitude, silence... and goats. 1100 m high, so good in the cretan summer. Surrounded by +2000 m giants. Good restaurant in Omalos, near the house: Neos Omalos

    Florent2019-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty house very well decorated near the entrance of the gorge on a plateau surrounded by peaks. Owners very responsive to solicitations. Excellent stay, we recommend :)

    Magali2019-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is very clean and well maintained and with all the comforts. The garden offers the possibility of eating outdoors and enjoying a splendid rural panorama. We took the opportunity to look at the shooting stars from the terrace. Georgia was very welcoming and kind, offering us local products. The location is perfect for the excursion to the Samaria Gorges. Wonderful experience!

    Anna2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Good communication before and during the stay. House itself is beautiful located in the mountains, calm and good to relax. Close to Samariacanyon, Spiros helped us out with good advices!

    Jan2019-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Sprios and Geogria, are very warm hosts that we can only recommend. The house, the facilities, the location are excellent. The perfect place to find peace. The house is so wonderfully secluded that one hears only the bells of sheep and goats. We would like to stay longer.

    Yvonne2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chania, Greece

    The name of our villa was chosen to honor the historic village . It is located in an estate of 2450 m2 at the entrance of the picturesque village of Lakki, located at the foot of Omalos mountain, at the northwestern tip of Crete and just half an hour away from the magnificent Chania city. - 200 meters is the center of the village with a path full of trees and local plants. - Samaria Gorge 15' minutes away -Chania City is 30' Away and there is regular public transportation outside the house.
    Villa Lakki The View is the true oasis for the visitor who wants to live in the heart of nature! The house is built by my father with much love. Me and my family have kept all the traditional elements of the time and we have arranged to make your stay as comfortable as possible, making the house ideal for families with children, friends and couples. Inside the villa you will see the oven that is inside, where my mother used to bake bread, food and cookies. There are still the stone walls and ceilings with the thick woods my father placed. Its spaces are comfortable (160m2), romantic and atmospheric, ideal for couples and midlife. Features a double bed, a living room with sofa (can be used as a bed) and a fireplace. Traditional décor, stylish wood furniture, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms with shower. Outside the jacuzzi-pool with hydro-massage can provide unforgettable moments of relaxation.  The villa offers a wonderful stay, with total privacy. It also has a private veranda and a balcony with excellent view of the White Mountains and the lush slopes of Lakkoi and the surrounding villages. The villa can accommodate up to 6 people.
    The Lakki village is located at the end of Omalos, at the northwestern tip of Crete, Chania. Around the Villa Lakki there are green mountains, trees and flowers. In the village of Fournes in 9km and Alikianos in 12km you will find Super Market pharmacy taverns traditional cafes traditional taverns Tradiotinalo bakery shops ATM’s Kiosk Nearby attractions: Samaria Gorge The visit to the Samaria Gorge is necessary during your holiday in Crete. It is the largest gorge in Europe and the best route to Crete. The plateau of Omalos is 39 km from Chania with a stop in the village of Lakki. there is the cave Tzanis, the deepest in Greece, with a depth of 280 meters. At the end of the plateau is the entrance of the Samaria Gorge, which is called Xyloskalo. It takes 6-8 hours to cross the wonderful gorge of Samaria. If you are lucky you can see or even meet the famous Kri-Kri (Capra aegagrus cretica) or some of the rarest birds in Europe such as the bearded vulture, the golden eagle and the Hieraaetus (eagle of Bonelli). At the end of Samaria Gorge there is the quiet, seaside village of Agia Roumeli, with beautiful sea with crystal clear waters. You can stay there for a couple of days or take a boat and visit also Loutro and Sfakia. From Sfakia you will take the bus to return to Chania. This is around one hour drive by car passing from the gorge of Imvros and Askifou Plateau. 2. The Botanical Park Also near the village of Lakki is the Botanical Park. A sign will show you the way to the Park, to this unique heaven on earth. The Botanical Park of Crete is the only park - garden in Europe and it is also unique in the world for its great biodiversity. There are over 150 different types of fruit trees from around the world with hundreds of these varieties, dozens of different herbs - spices and medicinal plants and also hundreds of different ornamental plants. During your stay it is worth visiting some archaeological sites of the island. You can visit the old Venetian town of Chania with its nightlife during the winter and summer. Castles and the beautiful scenery will offer you a great experience and rich knowledge of the history of the island too. The covered market of Chania, the Museums of Chania, and the large number of monasteries and Byzantine churches will give you unforgettable moments.
  • We spent four nights here in late June. The views are stupendous, the jacuzzi is great fun, and the house is very comfortable. There's at least two places to eat in the village, plus a couple of cafes, and the village square is only 10 minutes walk away. There's no longer a shop in the village (that we could find) but there's a decent small supermarket less than 20 minutes drive away in Alikianos (open until 9pm). One other reviewer mentioned wasps, but we had no problems - possibly it's only an issue in late summer? There were also remarkably few mosquitos! Overall we had a wonderful time, and would love to come back.

    Colva2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • The pictures on air B&B really don't do this place justice, the view is absolutely incredible. We were sadly only staying there for 3 days, and I could of quite happily spent every single day sat in that pool looking at the view. The location was perfect also, its a 30 mins drive from Chania and 5 mins from the Botanical Gardens, it was very simple to find the place and easy parking for the car. I would absolutely love to go back and would highly recommend it to others.

    Cat2019-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • The hosts are very attentive and very pleasant. The little attention made us a lot of pleasure. The accommodation is perfectly clean and furnished with great taste. The view of the mountains is fabulous and the little village very friendly. Perfect accommodation.

    Nathalie2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Lakki offered us indeed a wonderful view and plenty of space for relaxation. We had a very warm welcome by the family. They showed us everything in the house, which you need to spend some nice days off. As we didn't have particularly good weather, we especially enjoyed that the balcony has a roof so that you can eat outside and enjoy the view under any weather conditions.

    Alexander2018-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time in Lakki. Great location for hiking in the white mountains (Samaria, Mount Gilios, Refuge Kallergi, Agia Irini ...). The house is quiet, comfortable and has great mountain views. The welcome of Voula and her daughter was very warm with many marks of attention.

    Thierry2018-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • The Villa Lakki is a dream come true! First we got welcomed by Antonia and his lovely wife and daughter. They gave us a tour of the villa which was clean, spacious and beautiful. There were fresh fruit, bread and juice placed at the kitchen table - just to mention a few of the extras that made this place special. The view of the villa is breathtaking, the decoration has been put up with greatest taste. There was nothing missing for a perfect holiday. We especially enjoyed the whirlpool and the sun beds. Thank you Antonis for letting us stay at this magic place :-)

    Lydia2018-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful villa with an amazing view. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. We definitly recommend it to everybody who wants to stay in a villa in the nature of Crete.

    Clara2018-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great welcoming for a great Villa ! We enjoyed a very very peaceful week at Anthonis’s. The villa is perfect for recharging batteries and everything that you could need is there. Even hiking sticks ! It’s perfectly located, equidistant from every must-see places of the western island ! The village has restaurants and is at 5min walk. No need to drive far away, you can fully enjoy the excellent local house wine :) Anyways, you can book this one eye closed !

    Louise2018-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Lakki, Greece

    Renovated- traditional 100 year old stone house, which reminds of a refugee. Settled in a small village, Zourva, at an altitude of 650 m. in the heart of the mountains with a cypress forest and beautiful walking paths. Two taverns in the village. Moreover, the area is ideal for those who love trekking, caving or canyoning in the incredibly beautiful and wild White Mountains.
    The whole house (85 square metres) is made of stone and wood, with windows providing a breathtaking view to the cypress forest and the gorge of Tromarisa. The kitchen is furnished with all the necessary electrical devices for cooking. In the house, there is a radio-cd player, so that music will acompany your cosy and romantic nights, as well as a backgammon and cards for those who want to have a playful time during their vacations. The house is ideal not only for all those who love nature and peacefulness, but also for those who are seeking adventure and action in nature.
    Zourva is a small traditional village with an astonishing view and a beautiful cypress forest. It is a perfect choice for those who want to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, but also ideal for those who want to try some more activities such as trekking, on beautiful walking paths throuth the forest until up to the mountains. There is also the chance for extreme sports lovers to live the experience, doing canyoning in canyons in the around area (with various degrees of difficulty), but also in the "Tromarissa gorge" (the canyon of the village).
  • Great views, 40 minutes drive from Chania. It was amazing, I'm looking forward to come back one day.

    Lucas2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was great in Roula's house! It is really very idyllic located in a small mountain village, the inhabitants of which you can quickly see. The house is located directly on the village street, which does not bother, since only a few cars drive anyway. The welcome from Roula's parents was super warm and there was homemade cake, olive oil and raki. The house has air conditioning, which also heats on cooler days - and the fireplace also warms and makes everything very cozy. The bedroom with the two single beds is located below the living room and is not soundproofed - you can hear every step that is made below (only for information for noise-sensitive passengers

    Katja2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Charming. Rustic. Super clean. Great hospitality. It was a perfect weekend stay - especially If you want to be taken back in time. This quaint, charming traditional Cretan village home is a perfect weekend stay (or longer). Roula and her mother are exceptional hosts. Just know that this is a place to stay if you really want to feel like living in the 1800s. The bathroom is in a small room outside - but it’s not a problem! It’s only 5 steps from the main door. The bed is the only slight negative here... it’s a little hard and for me, even though I have issues with hard beds, I was okay. (We stayed two nights). Other than that... every single aspect of this home is perfect. I highly recommend this place in the winter! We didn’t turn on the air/heat and tried to not turn on the lights and just used the fireplace. It was such a wonderful experience. Ευχαριστούμε Roula! We will be back! Tips: - drive during the day - roads are curvy and narrow up the mountain. - never flush your paper down the toilet. It’s not good anywhere in Greece for septic tanks - bring cash! Most tavernas accept card but there is a slight chance the internet will go down and cash is only accepted. - buy groceries in the city (Chania) to last you - most tavernas don’t open early in the morning and hours can be flexible depending on the day. - Try Roula’s mother’s homemade Quince marmalade if she has it available. Its delightful!

    Jessica2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Don't miss out on a chance to stay at this house! If you come to Crete, at any time of year, and are interested in visiting its villages, getting into nature for some hiking or even just to relax, while peacefully enjoying the view and imagining what life would have been like there in the past. This house is the place to be! It's so beautifully restored, cosy and authentic! Honestly we have been traveling Greece for years and this house is our favorite by far but besides all of that, Roula and her family shower us with local treats which we appreciated so much. They truly made our low key NYE special! Plus her anut Maria is the BEST cook! Our favorite food in Crete! So if I haven't convinced you yet, book this house!

    Manolis And Morgan2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We spend our Christmas in this beautiful house and couldn't have picked a better place. It has a very authentic feel while offering enough comforts to cozy up and just relax, especially in front of the fireplace. There is everything you need in the kitchen and although you have to leave the main building to get to the bathroom, the room itself has a heater and a nice warm shower. The view is outstandingly beautiful as is walking around in the area. The host is just perfect; Roulas mother greeted us with cake and cookies and Roula herself made sure that we departed happily. This is all in all a great Airbnb experience.

    Myriam2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed hiking in the area! Roula has put together a great guide book on gorges and local hikes, and can tell you the conditions of any that may be closed. If you want to be more adventurous, arrange rappelling or caving trough her in advance. The home is in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We liked learning about the home’s history. If you look forward to quiet stay amongst the mountains and forest, this is your choice!

    Sam & Aleks2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Roula's amazing place is a treasure to find. Her house is not only full of family history, but has all the comfort and cosiness that you can wish for: a fireplace to enjoy in autumn and winter, a location right in front of the mountains, with a terrace to watch the sunsets, and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The place was very clean. But most of all, we enjoyed a fantastic hospitality with amazing oranges, eggs olive oil to taste, hiking routes tips starting right in front of the door, and a warm welcome by Roula and her family. We would come back anytime and if you have the chance to visit the place, don't even think twice!!

    Noëmi2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • If you need a countryside retreat this is the place for you. The view from the garden is stunning and there are so many stars in the sky to gaze at! The kitchen is very well equipped and the hospitality could not have been better. We were provided with so much fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, cakes etc. which was re-stocked half way through the week! Roula and her mother provided loads of local info and tips. We had a great time and would definitely return in the future.

    Matthew2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Chania, Crete, Greece

    Villa Samaria is a unique two storey stone built home surrounded by apple, pear and cherry trees right in the heart of Lefka Ori on Omalos plateau in Chania, 3km from the entrance of Samaria Gorge, 38km from the city of Chania and on an altitude of about 1100 metres. It consists of 4 very spacious double bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms with bathtubs, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 sitting areas with satellite TV, a dinning room and barbeque facilities. The view is magnificent from every room.
    Πρόκειται για ένα μοναδικό σπίτι στο οροπέδιο του Ομαλού με πλήρη ιδιωτικότητα και σε πολύ κοντινή απόσταση από το πασίγνωστο Φαράγγι της Σαμαριάς. Εκτός όμως από το Φαράγγι της Σαμαριάς υπάρχει η διαδρομή προς το Γκίγκιλο (2080 μ.) με την πηγή Λινοσέλι. Άλλη διαδρομή καταλήγει στο καταφύγιο Καλλέργης (1680 μ.) με εκπληκτική θέα στο φαράγγι, το νησί της Γαύδου, το Βόρειο και το Νότιο Κρητικό Πέλαγος. Η ορειβασία μπορεί να συνεχιστεί στα Σφακιά μέσω διαδρομών, με την πιο γνωστή ευρωπαϊκή διαδρομή Ε4. Επιπλέον μέσα από τον Σελινιώτικο δρόμο μπορείτε να φτάσετε στις όμορφες παραλίες της Σούγιας (35 λεπτά) και της Παλαιόχωρας σε περίπου 1 ώρα.
    Απολαύστε παραδοσιακό φαγητό στα κοντινά εστιατόρια, καφέ και τσάι στην άκρη του φαραγγιού της Σαμαριάς και προμηθευτείτε τυροκομικά προϊόντα από παραδοσιακό εργαστήριο σε κοντινή απόσταση από το σπίτι.
  • This beautiful home was perfect for our family of 4 adults who stayed there 2 nights. We chose the location because we wanted to be near the entrance of the Samaria Gorge. It is just 3 kilometers from the Samaria Gorge, which was very helpful in saving us travel time both in the morning, and after our hike. The house is large, clean, spacious, private, well-maintained, and beautiful. It has quality details and everything we needed. The beds were comfortable with clean and quality sheets and pillows. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable; the master bedroom is one one floor, and the remaining 3 bedrooms on another, which we liked alot. The kitchen is clean and well stocked. It is a great space to cook and hang out. The dining room table seats ten people, or more. The living room was a very pleasant space to watch tv and to enjoy the evening. The furniture throughout the house is of excellent quality. This house was built and maintained with the utmost attention to high quality details. The outside of the house is also well thought out. A remote-controlled gate keeps the property secure, although safety is probably not an issue. We were all very pleased to have stayed at Christina's home. It greatly enhanced our visit to the Samaria Gorge. We hope to hike the Samaria Gorge again next year and if we do we will certainly feel honored to stay at Christina's place again.

    Eunice2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • We highly recommend Christina's beautiful house in the mountains. Christina and Dimitra went out of their way to make us feel at home. The house is very big, we stayed there two families of 4 and 5 people and it was more then enough, We were met by Christina and Dimitra in Chania and they drove all the way with us. In addition to the regular things, they welcomed us with all kinds of Creten goods. The house was very clean and had everything we needed, including a great barbecue outside. The location is beautiful and suitable for people who want to get away from the crowds. It is high in the mountains, close to the beautiful Samaria gorge, but pretty far from beaches and big towns. You are surrounded by gorgeous scenery, goats, sheep and some wild animals. We will definitely come back again!

    Noa2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Chania, Greece

    This traditional stone house comfortable for a couple or a family with a children is located in Omalos village and can accommodate up to 3 persons. The house (55sqms) has a room with a double bed, a sitting area which can accommodate one more person at a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. Also, it has the best view. Omalos village offers traditional food as there are taverns and coffee shops. Near the house is the entrance of Samaria Gorge. Free use bikes for the guest.
  • Highly recommended if you want to hike Samaria’s gorges. Mike is the perfect host, very quick answers and willing to help any time, lovely Greek people. The place is 10 min from the Samarias entrance. Real local Greek experience!

    Alicia2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • If you look for a very quiet place, in the middle of nature, close to Samaria, very friendly welcome, This house is for you ...

    Ghislaine2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I stayed two nights, the apartment is in a strategic position to visit the canyon of Samaria, highly recommended. Mike welcomed us in person with his family is a very hospitable person, in the house there were his products, very good honey raki eggs and wine oranges. The house was clean and nothing was missing, hello Mike thanks for everything !!!

    Lorenza2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and loved it!! It was so beautiful and remote and we felt like we had the world to ourselves. Yet the place makes you feel extremely safe and comfortable. We took the public KTEL busses and it was extremely easy to get to. You can ask the bus driver to drop you off anywhere along the route. 1 night we got dropped off directly in front of the house and 1 night about 5 mins away. So you don't need a car. We just walked to the head of Samaria gorge from the place in the morning. Took us maybe 45 minutes - it was a good warm up. We left at 530am and got to see a great sunrise We even saved goat whose head was stuck in fence down the road, so we felt better when we ate one an hour later at the local exari restaurant (try the local yogurt and honey). Thanks for everything Mike and we hope to come back to visit Crete one day! Except Heraklion, we hated it. Stay in Omalos and Sougia!!

    George2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Place was great and perfect for hiking the Samaria Gorge. We borrowed Mikes bikes and rode around to see the sheep!

    Max2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • My partner & I stayed at Mike's Airbnb for 2 nights while we did the hiking portion of our holiday to Crete. I have to admit, we were initially thrown by the remoteness of the property, but we fell in love with it very quickly and it was our favourite accommodation across the island! What makes Mike's place special is that it is so incredibly relaxing - you wake up to the morning hum of sheep bells, you look out the window onto an expansive & relatively untouched landscape, and you can enjoy the warmth of a log-burning fire from the comfort of your big bed. It is perfect for people who want to be near the Samaria Gorge, with plenty of other hiking trails close by. Mike also provided us with fresh eggs, local honey, local wine, homemade biscuits & Raki - thanks so much for giving us such a unique home to enjoy on our adventure :)

    Richard2018-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely stone cottage in a beautiful environment. We received a very warm welcome and good suggestion for eating out. If you want to cook for yourselves come with supplies as Omalos doesn't have a shop. Ideal location for walking the gorge. Jane and Ken

    Jane2018-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly host, some small surprises right at the beginning, house very well equipped and with a very comfortable bed. Would go back!

    Daniel2018-09-16T00:00:00Z
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    Chania, Greece

    This cute country house, ideal for bikers and hikers is situated at the traditional and historical village of Lakkoi, just a breath away from the White Mountains. Has panoramic view to the nearby villages of Zourva and the White Mountains' forests. The village offers traditional food and drinks. There are various paths, routes, leading to Omalos, the mountains and south Crete. Omalos and Samaria gorge are 15 minutes away, while the nearest beach, is half an hour away by car.
    This house belonged to the family for more than 100 years and was renovated with much affection, so that family tradition is passed on. It is decorated according to the local customs, combining new technology with tradition. On the ground floor the living room is ideal for family moments of entertainment as it features satellite TV and many board games. At the same level is the dining room in an ideally functional relationship with the living room and the kitchen. The bedroom on this level has its own bathroom and view across the horizon. On the first floor of the house there is another bedroom, which can accommodate two adults as well as a third person in the folding bed.The floor also has a bathroom. On the same floor there is a smaller room where a child can sleep on the sofa bed. Finally, the first-floor terrace, featuring a five-person jacuzzi, offers a spectacular view to the white mountains and the villages of Meskla and Zourva and a unique opportunity for relaxation and privacy.Since the owners also visit regularly the village, the house is fully equipped with everything you may need (free wifi, tv, and kitchen tools). The house is very close to the village taverns and coffee shops, in a property surrounded by olive trees .The house is a ideal base for your activities in western Crete.100 meters from the house starts a magnificent path, going down the valley and up again to the village, offering the visitor an hour of walking in Crete's special nature. Samaria Gorge is 20 minutes by car, Balos and Falassarna one hour away and you can easily reach the southern beaches through Omalos and Seliniotikos Giros.There are also various other paths,3 nearby gorges to explore, leading to Omalos and places of unique beauty. Ask Alexandra for further information.
    The neighborhood is very quiet and very close (walking distance) to the center of the village.
  • Alexandra's country house is in a great location in the mountains about 35 minutes drive south of Hania. Very convenient spot to visit Samaria and Agia Irini gorges. The views from the house are fabulous, The house itself is modern and well fitted inside and there is everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The place is quiet and peaceful but there are tavernas just 5 minutes walk from the house. There is also a Jacuzzi to relax in after a hard day's exertions. Alexandra and Nektarios are wonderful hosts and very helpful. Alexandra not only prepared us a lovely moussaka and a cake for the evening of our arrival but also made sure they were gluten free. She had also left us some gluten free provisions in the house. We would highly recommend Alexandra's country house.

    Raj2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • It was awesome . If it had more than five stars we would definitely put it on! The house is gorgeous, with very nice details throughout and even in the bathrooms. From cleanliness it was sparkling, spotless. It had everything and the above. All rooms are functional and comfortable. The jacuzzi was clean, well maintained and with more amenities than we expected. We were two couples. One upstairs and one downstairs. Very comfortable, everyone had their own private space. Very comfortable even if there were children. The view from the courtyard is great. We left the car right in front of the house without bothering us or looking for another space. Wish we had other days to stay. The owners were great in behavior, in communication, in good ways, explaining everything to us. They made us feel as comfortable from the first moment as we got into our cottage. We recommend it to everyone with closed eyes !!!

    Stella2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Alexandra's house is extraordinary & Alexandra an exceptional host! We were superbly welcomed, Alexandra was waiting for us with a welcome basket filled with local specialties and vegetables from the garden, and always kept in touch with us. The house is very well equipped and equipped, the top being the jacuzzi on the upper terrace overlooking the valley and the song of cicadas! A pure happiness! The house is about half an hour from Chania and 30-40 minutes from the Samaria Gorge. The village is very small and think well to do your shopping before you settle, but peace and quiet are deserved! I highly recommend this host and I leave him an excellent continuation.

    Bénédicte2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Alexandra greeted us with a vegetarian dish after a long drive from the airport. The house is beautifully located in the mountains. We enjoyed several nights on the spacious terrace, in the whirlpool and in the tavernas close to the house.

    Stefan2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay if you are looking for a quiet place in the Cretan mountains. Breathtaking views from the house. Thank you so much Alexandra for the great hospitality!

    Sofie2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Hello Alexandra, your house is a dream. Very tastefully decorated. Lightning clean and plenty of room. We ate breakfast every day on the terrace while enjoying the unique view of the mountains. With our rental car, we have reached all tours quickly and after hiking, of course, relaxed in the Jacuzzi. Your house is an insider tip for those who want to relax and unwind. Thanks a lot!

    Carsten2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • If you're looking for a quiet, secluded mountain retreat, you can't find a better place than this! The house was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities you need (the hot tub on the deck was a great place to relax after a long day!). Alexandra and her husband were there to greet us when we arrived and had a wonderful home cooked lunch (as well as some local treats) for us. Very thoughtful and appreciated. The view was spectacular, and we really enjoyed hearing just the sounds of nature (no traffic, honking cars, people yelling). The village center (Lakkoi) is also a nice place to have some authentic Cretan dishes. I think our only regret is that we didn't have more time there.

    Robert (Joe)2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice house very well equipped. We enjoyed having breakfast in the sun on the terrace which offers a very nice view. The jacuzzi was welcome after a long day of hiking. Alexandra welcomed us very warmly despite our very late arrival and had prepared a very good meal. The village is very authentic, the restaurant "Seli" is definitely worth seeing for the excellent cuisine and the welcome of Johanna. In short, an excellent stay!

    Françoise2018-10-08T00:00:00Z
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    Chania, Greece

    * Please message BEFORE you book. The house is listed on many sites and my calendar may not be up-to-date. Usual response time: 1 hour* • Accommodation in a Venetian stone building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original Cretan taste. • Unique Mountain View • Wifi • Garden & outdoor dining area • 2 min walk from the closest traditional restaurant • Ideal for travellers who love hiking or biking • 30 min drive to Chania Old Town + Venetian Harbor
    Built on two levels on an area of 70m2, Erontas can accommodate 2 to 4 people on the ground floor where there’s a modern styled living area, with the fireplace standing out. The leather sofa bed for two, a television and a DVD player, create a feeling of cosiness from the first glance. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a small electrical oven, a fridge, a coffee maker, a toaster, a water boiler and dinnerware for 6 while the modern dining table is there to comfortably accommodate 6 people. The stunning feature inthis apartment is, undoubtedly, the canopy bed in the master bedroom. Last but not least, the comfortable bathroom where one can enjoy a whirlpool bath. Erontas offers a pleasurable ambience for real relaxation- an ideal option for all four seasons.
    In the hinterland of Crete, 24 km away from the town of Chania, southbound deep in the scenic Keritis valley and 572m high at the foot of the White Mountains, lies a small village named Zourva. Zourva can be reached by following two different routes- either through the scenic, historical Therissos ravine or via Meskla, a village of a long-standing tradition. The people of the village, safeguard the Cretan culture and hospitality so that they remain unspoilt and unaltered. Trekking or by vehicle, the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor. Tracks in the heart of nature, caves, underground springs, remains of a different place in time are just some of the elements which make your stay in Zourva a revelation.
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    Zourva, Greece

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    Meskla, Greece

    Its a original old stone house ,in Omalos 2 km from entranse of Samaria gorge .it has two bedrooms and a big living room with fire place and stove. It is 45 km of Chania ,it is in 1040 m altitude.
    The house has been renovated and consists of two (2) main spaces, housing two (2) bedrooms (one room with double bed and one with two single beds), a toilet with a beautiful marble shower, a living room that can hosts up to 2 more persons on collapsible couches and a kitchen. We also had utilized the old rainwater storage tank to a small pool. - In a house that stands in harmony with the "National Park " that surrounds it, the traveller will be having the chance to come close with nature, stimulate his or her senses and discover the authentic Cretan side of living..Sougia beach is the nearest beach (33km 48 min day car)in the south kreta.
    Ορεινό οροπέδιο στα Λευκά όρη σε υψόμετρο 1050 μ .Η πιο εντυπωςιακή κορυφή ειναι ο γκιγκιλος με υψόμετρο 2050 μ .Λιγα χιλιόμετρα απο την είσοδο του φαραγγιού της ΣΑμαριας και αρκετών αλλων φαραγγιών όπως Τρυπητης και Αγίας Ειρήνης . Ιδανικός τόπος για πεζοπορία ,αναρρίχηση και γενικά δραστηριότητες στα Λευκα Ορη
  • A perfect place for people that love authenticity. silence, nature in a tastefully renovated old stone house .

    Pascale2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful renovated old shepherds house, that now has a nice little swimming pool. Do note it is not heated so can be a bit cold when you first jump in :) Dimitris and Anna ( the hosts ) are very friendly and gave us a lot of local tips that helped during our vacation. The location is only a few kilometres away from the Samaria gorge so ideal if you want to do that trip. The Omalos plateau has a lot of free roaming sheep and goats!

    Glenn2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • The house of Dimitris and Anna is sublime for those looking for peace and nature. It is comfortable and remarkably well renovated. We were very well received by Anna who gave us valuable information for the tours to be done. The only thing a little more complicated than we had not measured enough is the isolation that complicates the shopping as there is no village nearby. Thank you again for this wonderful stay. We would like to come back.

    Aurore2019-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • A huge congratulations to Anna and Dimitris for this sheepfold that they knew how to equip any comfort, while preserving the spirit of yesteryear !! Having come late October, it was frankly cold on the plateau Omalos (1 • C in the morning!) We loved the wood stoves hyper efficient and the fireplace in the living room and bedroom! The place is simply beautiful and rural (we are awake by the bells of sheep). And a big thank you for their good hiking advice: the view of Kallergis refuge on the Samaria Gorge (among others) is sublime. I can not wait to go back longer to trek in the White Mountains!

    Michaël2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Anna and Dimitris were truly one of the best hosts I ever encountered. They were very hospitable, had some Cretan treats and drinks for us aside which was very welcome after a long road trip. When we were worried about a forest fire, Anna sorted things out for us immediately. Very kind!! The house is situated perfectly for hiking the Samaria Gorge. The hike start just 2 km from the house, afterwards you'll take the boat and bus back to Omalos Plateau. Anna and Dimitris recommended us some good places for eating and drinking. There are no big supermarkets near the house, so if you plan to cook for yourselves, bring some food in advance. A sweater is recommended as you'll be staying at around 1200 m height in the mountains, so the nights/evenings could become somewhat chilly. Amazing sounds of the goat bells, eagles and other animals. This is a truly magical retreat in Crete.

    Mick2018-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • We passed three wonderfuls nights at the Sheppard House. Really peaceful and extremely quiet place. Colder evenings dur to altitude, so it is important to bring warm clothes. To drink a coffee in the morning time sitting outside with this view of mountains was delightful. We didn’t miss anything, everything was there and Dimitri and Anna were really helpful, ready to help us in any situation. So if you like goats, the most peaceful place, and wonderfuls views....it’s definitely your place:)

    Chantal2018-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Best Airbnb I have stayed in — EVER! Imagine if Donald Judd renovated a Cretan mountain-top village house? Add the sound of bells dangling from the local sheep and goats who pass by in the pastoral, picturesque landscape. Then, imagine the house sits on a gorgeous plateau 3500 feet above sea level in the mountains next to the Samaria Gorge? That’s the experience in a nutshell. The owners of the house share loads of interesting historical facts about the area and their special family heritage. This is what Airbnb is supposed to be about! Cherish this house, please; it’s so special. It’s a family heirloom tucked in one of the most beautiful places in Crete. Long live Omalos!! Bring a sweater if coming from the beach!

    Michelle2018-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • This place felt like a real find. In a beautiful and remote location it’s perfect if you want to stay somewhere unusual and remote. Everything was clean and tidy and Dimitri was a fantastic host. Do be aware that it is an hour drive to the nearest shop so bring supplies with you if you want to cook at home. However Dimitri left us all the basics for breakfast and there are a couple of hotels in the village for dinner. Highly recommended!

    Christine2018-09-09T00:00:00Z
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    Σελινιωτικος Γύρος, Κρήτη ,Χανιά, Greece

    This traditional stone house comfortable for a couple or a family is located in Omalos village and can accommodate up to 4 persons. The house (58sqms) has a bedroom with a double bed, a sitting area which can accommodate 2 persons at sofa beds, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with a washing machine. Also, it has the best view. Omalos village offers traditional food as there are taverns and coffee shops. Near the house is the entrance of Samaria Gorge. Free use bikes for the guest.
  • The accommodation was great, its location, all in stone we appreciate its freshness especially when we come back from the hot from below! In the mountains, surrounded by nature in the middle of small goats and sheep is very bucolic! Close to the gorge of samaria! What we really appreciate are the affecfions of the guests. Mike and his wife offered us some very nice specialties. Thank you for your kindness we will keep a wonderful memory of Omalos! Claire

    Claire2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Mike is a great host and the house is very comfortable with spectacular views. The plateau is extraordinary. Ideally a place for those seeking solitude or serious hiking. We hope to be back!

    Ian2018-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • This place is great if you want a secluded, peaceful stay in Crete. Mike and his wife were very communicative and hospitable, helping us to find the place and even leaving us some homemade honey, wine and raki! You will definitely need a car to stay here as it is very out of the way but if you do, you will have an amazing time in the middle of the mountains away from all the noise and tourist areas.

    Ed2018-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at this house, which is very cozy and well located for visiting the gorge. Having access to the bikes was a great help, as was Mike's hospitality and assistance with transport and advice. A lovely place to relax and enjoy walking in a beautiful setting.

    Eilon2018-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Mike's been a great host. We arrived at the zu house and had a very warm welcome. Mike was really helpful and forthcoming. The house itself is a real beauty. We didn't have the best weather but having a fireplace totally made that up. The house is equipped with anything you need. Mike suggested to go shopping already in advance as the closest supermarket is a bit of a drive. All in all a very relaxing place to spend a few quiet days.

    Maximilian2017-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place peace and quiet at its best. Great couple look after your needs wood for the fire raki, local bottle of wine what more could you ask for?. Absolutely wonderful place

    Chris2017-09-25T00:00:00Z
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    Omalos, Greece

    Ο χώρος μου είναι κοντά σε υπέροχη θέα. Λόγοι που θα σας αρέσει ο χώρος μου: η τοποθεσία, οι άνθρωποι, το περιβάλλον και ο εξωτερικός χώρος. Ο χώρος μου είναι κατάλληλος για ζευγάρια, δραστηριότητες για ένα άτομο, οικογένειες (με παιδιά), μεγάλες ομάδες και κατοικίδια.
  • We really enjoyed staying at Dimitris property : the pool, outdoor space, views are amazing. Inside is great too with a lot of space and bathrooms, nice kitchen with dishwasher, everything sparkling clean. Dimitris was a great host and we really appreciate the home made cookies and the raki offered as a welcome presents. Thank you for everything !

    Florence2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great villa, exactly what we were looking for, small village with amazing views. We had a late flight but Dimitris met us in the village and guided us up to the villa. The pool was great and with the villa being so high up it benefited from the breeze. Try the fresh orange juice served just about everywhere it’s delicious, and we found the many roadside cafes were amazing value rather than the restaurants in the larger towns.

    Elizabeth2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Lovely view. Great little pool. Clean and comfortable. We had wifi issues during our stay, though that may not be usual. The location is nice. Far enough to feel like you're in a small mountain village, but only 30 min to Chania.

    David2019-06-06T00:00:00Z
  • It's a beautiful place and as previous reviewers have said the photos don't do it justice. There's a lot more space than you might think and there is a dishwasher. Pool and house were spotless. The views from all the balconies are beautiful and the local gorge is a great little walk. Also previous tenants have left a great walking map for Samaria and the Western beaches. The hamlet of Meskla is very limited in amenities so don't expect to get essentials within walking distance, but there's a friendly and cheap taverna very close by, with basic but tasty food. Communication with Dimitris was very good and always prompt. We all agreed it was a fantastic stay (2 adults and 2 teenage boys)!

    Alison2018-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice quiet house 30 minutes from hania! The view of the mountain is great and the pool is very nice !! The arrival by the road is not impressive at first but we get used to it quickly enough! House very well equipped elsewhere! An excellent rental!

    Beatrice2018-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Everything worked as it should. Dimitris was flexible about our check in time and was waiting for us with fresh orange juice in the village and cake in the house. We enjoyed both the house, the surroundings, the weather and the pool. We also used the outdoor grill and kitchen facilities for evening meals. There's good hiking in the area and even a beautiful gorge carved by the local stream. Car driving to the house takes a driver used to steap hills or with some driving experience. I enjoyed the village peace and the stars at night. Our children being teenagers could do with some more social interaction with other kids their age. But we found good company in some of the local taverns. They served nice local food with fresh vegetables right from their own gardens. Thank you for a very nice stay.

    Jeroen A.2018-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Good location and very well equipped

    John2018-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Just spectacular, from the glittering pool to the hillside views. Wake up to golden sun, roosters, and the baa-ing of distant goats. Even lovelier than shown in the photos. The layout of the place is very efficient. Bedrooms downstairs, & a wide open common area upstairs. Balconies everywhere, heavy wooden shutters when you want a little dark, and as my wife said the pool is absolutely beautiful. Typically we do not return to places that we have visited in the past, but Dimitris' place might tempt us to break that routine.

    Stephanie2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
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    Meskla, Crete, Greece

    Villa Zourva is a self-catering maisonette located in the traditional village of Zourva. It offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains from its veranda. Chania town is 23 km away and the sandy beach of Chrissi Akti is 24 km away.
    Villa Zourva is a self-catering accommodation located in the traditional village of Zourva. It offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains from its balconies. Two queen beds and two full beds can accomodate up to 6 guests. Children are more than welcome and baby equipment is free of charge.
    A restaurant is just 20 metres away. Parking is possible on site.
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    Zourva, Crete, Greece

    This amazing 19th-century cottage offers seclusion, privacy and a breathtaking view to make your vacation in one of the most popular islands in Europe as relaxing as possible. Strategically located between the north and south beaches of Chania it serves as the starting point and the finish line for every exploration... if you can get away from the comfort and the view!
    This spacious cottage was built and decorated in the traditional Cretan way. The furniture, ambient and details will make you feel like living in a Cretan home. The island of Crete is unique in the proximity of its high mountains to the beautiful beaches and this cottage is the ideal combination of both. A great bonus is the cool mountain breeze that keeps the temperature comfortable throughout the hot greek summer.
    The village of Lakkoi is a warm and traditional slice of genuine Crete. The cottage is one minute away from the village square where you can enjoy the traditional village tavern, the coffee shop where the locals meet and the smal market for all your needs.
  • This cottage has a fantastic location, with a great terrace. It's well equipped. Highly recommended.

    Sarah2019-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • The just renovated Samarian cottage is beautiful and hosts have kept its traditional atmosphere. It is plenty of space and it is very well equipped with an amazing view on the White mountains from the deck. Located in the small traditional mountain village of Lakki only 10 kilometers from the Omalos area and its beautiful hiking possibilities. No shop into the village but great traditional taverna with very nice people. We liked the authenticity of this location and the warm welcome of the owners and Stelios and Dora. We spent wondefull days here, thank you again to all of you for your hospitality !

    Jerome2018-04-24T00:00:00Z
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    Chania, Greece

    * Please message BEFORE you book. The house is listed on many sites and my calendar may not be up-to-date. Usual response time: 1 hour* • Accommodation in a Venetian stone building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original Cretan taste. • Unique Mountain View • Wifi • Garden & outdoor dining area • 2 min walk from the closest traditional restaurant • Ideal for travellers who love hiking or biking • 30 min drive to Chania Old Town + Venetian Harbor
    The mesmerizing view of the large veranda will undoubtedly help you experience the serenity and magnificence of the Cretan mountain scenery. The apartment Anegnora provides comfort and luxury on 2 levels in a total area of 70m2. The elegant and modern space makes a stay for 2 to 5 people a real pleasure. The fully-equipped kitchen, the dining table for 4 people and the comfortable living room in the open area gives every corner its special role. A fire -stove, a television, and a DVD player and a sofa bed for 2are available for your convenience in the living area. The wooden ceiling in the master bedroom -a feature of traditional architecture- gives a unique sense of coziness and in the room and an armchair bed is again available to accommodate one more guest. The bathroom, with a hydromassage column and a hair-dryer, is spacious and functional.
    In the hinterland of Crete, 24 km away from the town of Chania, southbound deep in the scenic Keritis valley and 572m high at the foot of the White Mountains, lies a small village named Zourva. Zourva can be reached by following two different routes- either through the scenic, historical Therissos ravine or via Meskla, a village of a long-standing tradition. The people of the village, safeguard the Cretan culture and hospitality so that they remain unspoilt and unaltered. Trekking or by vehicle, the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor. Tracks in the heart of nature, caves, underground springs, remains of a different place in time are just some of the elements which make your stay in Zourva a revelation.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zourva, Greece

    The luxurious environment of the fully equipped 70 sqm villa offers an ideal solution for self catering luxury holidays for a family or a company of friends that want to explore the natural beauty and the diversity of the genuine Cretan countryside.
  • We stayed for two nights for four nights in the duplex apartment of Villa Zourva. The apartment is well equipped and is idyllically located in a mountain village (Note: The village Zourva is really small and is about 40 minutes drive from Chania away.) You are almost always dependent on a car.It is recommended a small SUV or similar had rented a sporty car and had to drive some of the sometimes not completely paved roads extremely carefully). The agreements with the landlords were easy via WhatsApp. For us a great place to do day trips in West Crete!

    Fabian2019-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended, great location, amazing host and very nice flat

    John2018-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zourva, Crete Region, Greece

    * Please message BEFORE you book. The house is listed on many sites and my calendar may not be up-to-date. Usual response time: 1 hour* • Accommodation in a Venetian stone building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original Cretan taste. • Unique Mountain View • Wifi • Garden & outdoor dining area • Private BBQ • 2 min walk from the closest traditional restaurant • Ideal for travellers who love hiking or biking • 30 min drive to Chania Old Town + Venetian Harbor
    The largest of all three apartments of the traditional house APIRATHES, Amarantos, offers, in 105m2 , a unique combination of traditional architecture and simple but comfortable luxury. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms available, together with a spacious living area and a fully-equipped open kitchen, it offers guests the perfect base for unforgettable outings in the heart of the authentic Cretan nature. The kitchen comprises a fridge, an electric cooker and oven, a toaster, a water boiler, a coffee maker, dinnerware – glassware and a modern dining table for 8 people . On the ground floor, stone-built fire-place adds to the relaxing atmosphere and the welcoming leather sofa and armchair invites you to chill out by reading a book, watching a DVD or listening to music. On the same level there’s another bedroom with two twin beds, an armchair bed and a bathroom with a bathtub. The elegant wooden staircase leads to the upper floor, where there is the master bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a bathtub. In the premises there’s a small yard, a wood-burning oven and a BBQ.
    In the hinterland of Crete, 24 km away from the town of Chania, southbound deep in the scenic Keritis valley and 572m high at the foot of the White Mountains, lies a small village named Zourva. Zourva can be reached by following two different routes- either through the scenic, historical Therissos ravine or via Meskla, a village of a long-standing tradition. The people of the village, safeguard the Cretan culture and hospitality so that they remain unspoilt and unaltered. Trekking or by vehicle, the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor. Tracks in the heart of nature, caves, underground springs, remains of a different place in time are just some of the elements which make your stay in Zourva a revelation.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Zourva, Greece

    The mesmerizing view of the large veranda will undoubtedly help you experience the serenity and magnificence of the Cretan mountain scenery. The apartment Anegnora provides comfort and luxury on 2 levels in a total area of 70m2.
    Νότια στην ενδοχώρα του νησιού 24 χιλιόμετρα από την πόλη των Χανίων σε υψόμετρο 570μ βρίσκεται η Ζούρβα, ένας μικρός ορεινός οικισμός του δήμου Πλατανιά, στο νομό Χανίων.Οι κάτοικοι του χωριού,θεματοφυλακες των παραδοσεων, διατηρούν αναλλοίωτα τα αγνά χαρακτηριστικά της Κρητικής φιλοξενίας και κουλτούρας.Πεζοπορώντας ή και με το αυτοκίνητο η ευρύτερη περιοχή έχει πολλά να δώσει στον επισκέπτη. Μονοπάτια στην καρδιά της φύσης, σπήλαια, υπόγειες πηγές, απομεινάρια αλλοτινών εποχών είναι μερικά από τα στοιχεία που κάνουν τη διαμονή στη Ζούρβα μια αποκάλυψη.
  • Great place (furniture, design, 2 terraces) very well located in a beautiful area, with a wonderful view on the montains and the sea. One of the best spots we had.

    Florent2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zourva, Greece

    In the hinterland of Crete,at the foot of the White Mountains in Chania, lies a small village named Zourva. Setting off from Apirathes Houses in Zourva,you can begin your excursions around the area and get to know the wild beauty of the cretan land
    The largest of all three apartments of the traditional house APIRATHES, Amarantos, offers, in 105m2 , a unique combination of traditional architecture and simple but comfortable luxury. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms available, together with a spacious living area and a fully-equipped open kitchen, it offers guests the perfect base for unforgettable outings in the heart of the authentic Cretan nature. The kitchen comprises a fridge, an electric cooker and oven, a toaster, a water boiler, a coffee maker, dinnerware – glassware and a modern dining table for 8 people . On the ground floor, stone-built fire-place adds to the relaxing atmosphere and the welcoming leather sofa and armchair invites you to chill out by reading a book, watching a DVD or listening to music. On the same level there’s another bedroom with two twin beds, an armchair bed and a bathroom with a bathtub. The elegant wooden staircase leads to the upper floor, where there is the master bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a bathtub. In the premises there’s a small yard, a wood-burning oven and a BBQ. Accommodates : 4-6 persons
    THE RESIDENTS The people of the village, safeguard the Cretan culture and hospitality so that they remain unspoilt and unaltered. Road A tarred, but steep road leadws to the border of Lefka Ori , at the foot of the mountain Kaloros. The pine- tree forest which grows just above the inhabited area , the gorge of Tromarisa and the spectacular view towards the North and the sea, in combination the climate of the area , create a sense of euphoria to the visitor ,rewarding him for his choice. TREKKING Trekking or by vehicle, the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor.Tracks in the heart of nature, caves, underground springs, remains of a different place in time are just some of the elements which makes your stay in Zourva a revelation. THE WINTER The snow creates a spectacular atmosphere, unique covering the surrounding mountain peaks and embracing the dense green .A place worth exploring with the company of birds which nest in the forest and the refreshing light, which revitalizes your mind and soul.
  • So much to love! We only wish we could have stayed longer. It was a bit of driving to do all the hikes and exploring we wanted to do, but it was completely worth it to begin and end our days with that view and the mountains as our backyard. Amelia’s tavern is highly recommended as well.

    Faith2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay at Nikolaos who greeted us on arrival with thoughtful touches and helpful tips for the rest of our stay. very clean and well equipped house. I recommend.

    Matthieu2018-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • I want to come back. My expectations were even more modest.

    Vladimir2016-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is located in a small quiet village 35 minutes from Hania and the beach. It is beautiful, spacious and very clean with a nice view of the mountains. Nikos was very welcoming (with among others fresh bread and oranges on arrival!). We spent 11 wonderful days and have been touring throughout the western part of Crete. We recommend 100%!

    Heloise2016-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Zourva - Platanias, Crete - Chania, Greece

    Built on two levels on an area of 70m2, Erontas can accommodate 2 to 4 people on the ground floor where there’s a modern styled living area, with the fireplace standing out. The leather sofa bed for two, a television and a dvd player, create a feelin
    Built on two levels on an area of 70m2, Erontas can accommodate 2 to 4 people on the ground floor where there’s a modern styled living area, with the fireplace standing out. The leather sofa bed for two, a television and a dvd player, create a feeling of coziness from the first glance. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a small electrical oven, a fridge, a coffee maker, a toaster, a water boiler and dinnerware for 6 while the modern dining table is there to comfortably accommodate 6 people. The stunning feature inthis apartment is, undoubtedly, the canopy bed in the master bedroom. Last but not least, the comfortable bathroom where one can enjoy a whirlpool bath. Erontas offers a pleasurable ambiance for real relaxation- an ideal option for all four seasons. Accommodates: 2-4 persons
    THE RESIDENTS The people of the village, safeguard the Cretan culture and hospitality so that they remain unspoilt and unaltered. Road In Zourva there are two taverns. Tavern AMILIA (30 metres from Apirathes). During winter the tavern is open Saturday and Sunday lunchtime, while during summer it is open daily. Tavern RIZINIA (250-300 meters from Apirathes) is open daily doth in winder and summer. Both taverns have Cretan traditional cuisine, the ingredients are local produce. Apart from Zourva, there are also taverns in the village of Meskla , 3 kilometers west of Zourva and at village of Theriso 5 kilometers east of Zourva. In Meskla you can find a bakery and a small mini-market. The next village in the same direction is Fournes where you can also find a mini-market.grocery shop , pharmacy and bakery. If you need a supermarket you will need to drive to Alikianos, which is the next village towards Hania and is 14 kilometers far from Zourva. A tarred, but steep road leadws to the border of Lefka Ori , at the foot of the mountain Kaloros. The pine- tree forest which grows just above the inhabited area , the gorge of Tromarisa and the spectacular view towards the North and the sea, in combination the climate of the area , create a sense of euphoria to the visitor ,rewarding him for his choice. TREKKING Trekking or by vehicle, the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor.Tracks in the heart of nature, caves, underground springs, remains of a different place in time are just some of the elements which makes your stay in Zourva a revelation. THE WINTER The snow creates a spectacular atmosphere, unique covering the surrounding mountain peaks and embracing the dense green .A place worth exploring with the company of birds which nest in the forest and the refreshing light, which revitalizes your mind and soul.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zourva, Crete, Greece

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