The careful renovation has maintained the property's original features and preserved its rustic charm. Inside it's all you'd expect from a boutique hotel. Everything has been renovated to a high standard, but the charm of the original building shines through.
In the very heart of Crete island, this large traditional stone property is pointed on a plot of 270m² and set in the centre of a quiet village with stunning views of the mountains, is the ideal starting point for walking providing the perfect base for hiking holidays.
The delightful hotel is spread over three buildings of which the main one consisting of 4 two-storey apartments and 1 studio apartment, the second one including two studios and the third independent one approximately 100m away from the complex measuring approximately 80m² which could be the ideal house to live in while running the business.
The main building measuring 311m² is a luxurious stone complex where each of the five (5) luxurious apartments are dressed in calm, neutral colours and offer a fire place, satellite flat screen TV, DVD player, radio, telephone, mini bar, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer and central heating. More specifically the 4 two storey apartments are arranged over the ground floor having a sitting room and the first floor including the bedroom with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. The one-storey apartment offers a sitting room and 1 bedroom (double bed and 1 single bed) on the same level.
The second stone building totals 70m² seperated from the main building by another plot* and consists of 2 studios which comprise of a sitting room and a lovely bedroom with 1 double and 2 single beds including also the above mentioned features.
* The plot seperating the two complexes does not belong to the property, but is also for sale, and could be ideally used to build additional apartment suites to expand the business. There had been plans in the past for 10 further apartments.
The rooms ensure plenty of natural daylight and comfort for the guests. Whilst staying at a traditional hotel, one can still benefit from the latest technology and comforts.
Last but not least is the two storey detached stone house measuring approximately 80m² coming with a vast veranda of 12m² on the first floor, well located just 100m from the complex. The two storey house lies on own plot and consists on the ground floor of living room with fireplace and open plan kitchen, dining room and a bathroom with hydro massage facility for the ultimate relaxation after a hard day running the business. On the second level one shall find the generous sized bedroom opening onto a wonderful veranda to enjoy the stunning view of the mountains and breathe fresh air clearing up the mind.
To the facilities of the picturesque hotel belong: Reception, Lobby area, dining room as well as a 22m² swimming pool with Jacuzzi and hydro-massage for endless dips during the hot days of summer.
Located in this traditional mountain village with faithful adherence to traditional architecture, this modern unit is open for operation both summer and winter.
The hotel is operated by the owner herself, while the bookings come through internet directly from the official website of the hotel. The loyal clientele includes people from Greece, Denmark, Switzerland and France who want to experience a stress-free lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in a graphic Cretan village, offering numerous possibilities for external activities, such as:
- Jeep safari
- Climbing, walking
- Exploring the unspoilt Cretan nature
- Visiting the local taverns where traditional Cretan Food and drinks are available. In this way you can approach the Cretan Culture.
- Watching the shearing of the sheep (depending on the season)
- Watching the production of local Cretan cheese, wine, raki (depending on the season)
- Visiting Knossos Palace
In this traditional country style property, one can enjoy a relaxing backdrop. Fabulous architecture and original features will ensure the joy of a complete departure from the normal work environment.
The result is a hotel with modern amenities which exemplifies how tourism can help to sustain and rejuvenate without damaging the environment or negatively influencing the local culture.
A unique retreat where you can really escape from it all, for people seeking to live the authentic Cretan lifestyle perfect for a romantic nature get away, solo travellers, family groups and those who love peace, traditional culture and nature.
A haven for nature and peace lovers and an ideal opportunity for investors looking for such concept.
Visitors of this picturesque village, will find themselves in a small community in the Heraklion province. The village, although small, is rich in history and you will find numerous architecturally significant artifacts and architecture throughout the city. Although there are larger cities in the region, the village is an important cultural and agricultural location.
The largest city just outside of the village is Heraklion, which is the capital of Crete. There, you will find several museums including the Museum of The Saint Catherine's Monastery of Sinai and the Natural History Museum. Both of which provide a historical look at the entire region. Visitors would like to see many of the museums and artifacts throughout. The capital is a larger city, with a more modernized feel while the village itself is considered a country village.
The prefecture of Heraklion is the largest in Crete island, has the greatest population. There are seven provinces (eparhies) in this prefecture: Malevizi, Temenos, and Pediada on the north coast and Pirgiotisa, Kainourio, Monofatsi, and Viannos in the centre and on the south coast. The main cities are Timbaki, Ano Viannos, Matala, and Mires.
The northwestern area of the prefecture of Heraklion is comprised of the three provinces of Malevizi, Temenos, and Pediada. The main city is Iraklion. This area is the largest of grape - producing areas of Crete and its main products are sultana raisins, Malevizi (Malmsey) wine, and table grapes (Rosaki). In these valleys Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist, excavated the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the remains of a great civilization.
A low mountain range rises in the middle of the prefecture and descends into the Mesara Plain. These fertile plains have been cultivated for thousands of years and have important Minoan, Greek, and Roman archaeological sites -- Festos, Agia Triada, and Gortyn are the major ones. The imposing peak of Psiloritis, 2,456 metres above sea level, is visible from almost all points of the prefecture of Iraklion. It is especially impressive during the winter months when it is snow-capped.