3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
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About Adonis Papadakis
My name is Adonis, I born in the small village of Giannioy 50 years ago. Last 27 years I am working on tourism, having my own travel agency in the beautiful travel destination of Plakias.
Why Adonis Papadakis chose Agios Vasileios
This property passed to me through many generations, from grandparents to my family and then to me. In this house llived 4-5 generations.
What makes this House unique
My property have a long history though the last 200 and maybe more years. I succed to restore my house with respect to this and elements. I see my property like a small mesuem of the Cretan life through the last centuries.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
typical situation between sea and mountains
W are a family with 2 adults kids and we all enjoyed very much our staying in Afroditi house .We had a nice and warm welcome by Adonis..His house is a typical cretan place in mountains. the location is beautifull, place is quiet. it's a small village where old nice cretan live with their kids and grandchilds.
House was clean and welcome. some foods is waiting for you in the kitchen, shelves are not empty. it's a lively house where you feel good. Adonis is helpfull and easily available . Have good vacation in Crete in GIANNIOU and Plakias !
We have had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful place in September 2014 and have seldom experienced such a great holiday! The house is perfectly equipped, in excellent condition, the location is outstanding with the views of the mountains. Plakias is not far; approximately 10 min by car; beautiful beaches are even closer. The surroundings have a lot to offer, great beaches, numerous excellent taverns, shops, supermarkets within a 10 min drive. It is a great place to spend your holiday. And Adonis, the owner, is a very gentle person and helpful with whatever is needed! We hardly ever go to the same place twice, but this time we might :-)
Afroditi House in Gianiou, Crete
My family (2 adults & 2 kids, ages 7 and 9) & I stayed in this house for 2 weeks at the end of April 2014. It was exactly as shown in the pictures; as a matter of fact, it's hard to convey the effect of the spectacular panorama that you get from the patio. What a pleasure to wake up to every morning. The location is a small, sparsely-populated mountain village with friendly people (and lots of cats & sheep). The nearest large town, Plakias, is a tourist resort with a wide array of restaurants and grocery stores; it also has a butcher & a bakery, and, of course, an assortment of beaches. There's lots of rambling to be done from the house - including to the famous Prevali monastery, 1.5 kms over the mountain; and a spectacular panorama from the church on the highest peak right behind the village, about 1400' up. Our little girl took joy in doing a "patrol" of the village streets every morning after she got up. The owner of the house is Adonis, a friendly guy who also, as it happens, owns a tourist agency in town - so he has lots of info, if you need it. He put a lot of time & money into restoring his old family homstead, and he obviously cares about it very much. Many major sights are within a 90 min drive, including Chania, Iraklio, the ferries at Chora Sfakion, Phaestos, and Gortys, just to name a few. Our only (very minor) complaint is that the heat was turned off, and the odd night it was chilly, especially in the bottom floor kitchen - but we were there early in the season. This is the place for you if you want to have a genuine Cretan experience at your own pace & on your own terms, in spectacular surroundings that give you a taste of the flow & ebb of daily life. We had a wonderful time, and would recommend this place to anyone.
Our house is located in the small and quiet Cretan village of Gianniou. During your holidays you can eperience the real life of Crete, listen the sounds of the animals around ...see the villagers making their daily works e.t.c. There are many footpaths around the village that you can visite the little small churches around and enjoy the beaituful landscape.
Near our house you can visite some nice attractions like: the Vevetian bridge of the river. The water falls of Kourtaliotiko gorge. The historical monastery of Preveli. The famous Preveli palm beach.