Come and experience our elegant, traditional, relaxing villa in the sunny island of Crete. A getaway for all seasons! This is an affordable and pleasant accommodation. It is not a hotel or even a traditional B&B. It’s our own holiday country house!
The villa is located in the picturesque village of Myrtia which can be found in the middle of Crete in the county of Heraklion. The charm and tranquility of the village is in marked contrast to the hustle and bustle of other coastal resorts. For those who love the sea there are excellent beaches half an hour away from the house.
Myrtia is a farming community surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. We are in the heart of the Peza wine country. Some fine wineries offering free wine tasting are only a few minutes drive away. For food lovers, nearby are restaurants with genuine local food, both budget and gourmet. The region offers the famous Cretan cuisine with its basics: extra virgin olive oil and wine. In the village, there are two grocery stores –one opens on Sundays also, a bakery, the museum of writer Nikos Kazantzakis, a bar, two tavernas –one with delivery service, a kebab (souvlaki) place –with delivery service, an internet corner, a few churches –one dated back to the Byzantine era, a “fairies” cave and a football pitch, all in walking distance. There are a lot of sightseeing places around Myrtia which can be discovered with the villa as a starting point. The Minoan Palace of Knossos lies 10km away, Heraklion city 15km and the famous Hersonissos and Malia resorts 35 km away. The Agarathos Christian Orthodox Monastery built in the 15th century lies in a distance of 5km and so is Thrapsano village with ceramics. Hiring a car is highly recommended. Parking is not an issue.
The 120 sq.m. villa –detached- is ideal for large families or groups of friends and offers a high degree of privacy. It can host up to 8 guests. Babies and kids are welcome. There are three bedrooms with their own bathrooms. Master bedroom one includes a wardrobe, a double bed a folding bed and an ensuite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. Master bedroom two includes a wardrobe, a king size four posted bed, a folding bed and an ensuite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. Bedroom three includes two single bunk beds and a baby cot and is ideal for kids. Toys and books available keep them happy indoors. Its bathroom is just next door and includes bath tub, toilet, basin and washing machine. Clean bed linen and towels are provided. Food service or any service of commercial nature is not provided.
The open plan living area is furnished with Cretan themed art and linens and original antique pieces that belonged to the family for generations. It includes two sofas that can sleep two guests (there are also two folded beds if needed), an antique fridge which is used as a mini bar and a wood-burning fire place. We have plenty of olive trees wood to be burned within easy reach. Our TV is Smart LED HD but we'd rather you enjoy the company of those in your group. In case you still need to stay connected there is free wi-fi. The living area also includes the dining area and an eat-in, easy-to-use country style kitchen completely equipped with European appliances (oven, refrigerators, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker etc.). The immediate access to the outside eating area gives you an airy sense of space.
Other amenities in the house include hair dryer, iron & iron board, radio with CD, mosquitoes net on all windows/doors, high chair for children, central heating for winter holidays, warm water at all times..
The landscape with endless mountain views is ideal if photography, painting or writing is your hobby. You can enjoy the sun, the bright blue sky, the chirping of crickets in the garden and the endless view of the surrounding valleys, olive groves, vineyards, hills, nearby villages, and church steeples. There is a beautiful view of the valley and hills from tall, western-facing windows. Enjoy the outside seating areas (front veranda, back garden yard or pool area) that are very relaxing for sitting and reading in the sun or shade. If you practice yoga, bring your mats. It is wonderful to practice outside in the morning / evening. The private swimming pool is ideal for relaxation and games in water. A shower by the pool makes your life easier. In the evenings you can watch the sunset and spot the sparrows or swallows that fly to the pool to wet their bellies on the water. Please note that the swimming pool is not heated and is therefore in use from April to October. There is an outdoor courtyard in the back of the house with a few orange trees and a barbeque to cook with coal or olive trees wood. If you smoke we would appreciate it that you do so outside. Winters are mild and summers are fantastic with dry and warm days and cool nights.
You would have the use of the entire house. Having said that, we might need to come by to water the vegetables garden, clean the pool or check upon the solar power measurements. In this case we might make use of a private room located in the roof of the house. The rest of the roof is covered by solar energy panels because we collect electricity power from the sun. This is why the entry on the roof is prohibited.
The price is 130-230 euros per night depending on the season and there is a minimum 5 nights stay. Upon arrival we can help you with anything else you might need (car rental, airport pick-up, reservations etc.). The airport and port are 15km away.