If you are looking for wild natural beauty in an unspoiled setting, combining all the characteristics of the traditional Cretan architecture, look no further than here!
It surely offers exceptional accommodation in a beautiful building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original Cretan features!
The location itself is very clear with its narrow, stove-paved alleys, a well and a village square. The hills and mountains of the region are full of olive trees and gorges with streams and cool water often spreads to the sea. Ringtones from sheep and goats awaken memories. Looking at the rambling nature olive fields are next to pastures situated in between meadows, framed by silvery leaves of the olive trees.
The house is 120m²,distributed in two levels: the vast open plan kitchen/living/dining area with fireplace and two sizable bedrooms are in the first level of 63m², while a third bedroom, a second reception area with an additional fireplace and a kitchen are in the second level. The bedrooms are purpose made and of traditional Cretan design, perfectly complying to the general aesthetics of the property. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and balconies.
In both floors there is access to balconies from which one can enjoy endless moments of peace and tranquility! All balconies do have access to a large terrace of 50m², from which the vistas offered are just breathtaking!
The second floor can be accessed both externally by a staircase and internally by a second staircase. On the second floor there is also a traditional stone arch defining even more the traditional Cretan character of the property as well a stone 'patitiri' (greek term for the place where grapes are put and people squeeze them with their feet, to make wine).
There is a second, larger terrace on this floor of 90m² as well for perfect BBQ nights with friends!
This lovely property features also two sizable storage rooms and a magnificent old stone stove, which retains its traditional cretan character!
This exquisite tradional Cretan house benefits from a yard too (40m²), which along with both terraces and the balconies offer you outstanding sea and mountain views, offering you the relaxing moments everyone is seeking for, after a long day!
And that's not it! The house does have a swimming pool, a BBQ area and a garden available as well! In the garden plenty of trees and plants are there, too!
Due to the impressive location, the house benefis from calmness and tranquility.
Among the residence's unique features are: autonomous heating, solar panels, internet connection, and parking place is available.
Stone and wood are the main incredients of the house, reminders of another era...Surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, one can experience a real feeling of having 'got away from it all'...
The house is constructed on two levels and offers spacious rooms and nice views. Amenities are all within easy reach, including restaurants, beach bars, nightlife, grocery stores, gas stations etc.
Superbly presented and meticulously looked after this would easily be one of the best kept homes!
The traditional settlement is a modern village and an archaeological site of a Minoan peak sanctuary in western Crete. It is part of the community Koxare within the municipal unit Foinikas. The settlement is about 20km south of the modern town of Rethymno. Korakias peak is a part of Mount Kouroupas, above the modern village of Atsipades.
It was identified as a peak sanctuary in 1986. The site was excavated in 1989 by the Atsipadhes Korakias Peak Sanctuary Project, directed by Alan Peatfield, then Curator of the British School at Athens branch at Knossos, now at University College Dublin Ireland.
It was in use from Early Minoan III to Middle Minoan II.
Finds included ceramic spindle whorls for weaving, numerous clay human and animal figurines, ceramic lamps and ceramic altars (a group of finds originally suggested to depict circumcised human phalloi has since been recognised to represent sleeved human arms).
The votive animal figurines are mostly of cattle. Settlements found by an archaeological field survey in the nearby Ayios Vasilios Valley suggest that this peak sanctuary served a rural community of farmsteads and hamlets.