Traditional Cretan Houses

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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2
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Extracts from the Explanatory reports – Decisions for the buildings’ characterization as monuments of the modern times.

"The region of Aghios Miron is at a 14 km distance from Heraklion. The village is built on two hills and is visible by the whole region, dominating it…

In the village’s central street, a few meters from the great church of Saint Miron an old traditional residence is preserved until this day. It is a two-storey building, some parts of which are lodged under a tiled wooden roof while others have an attic.

The building is developed in levels, following the ground’s formation. A small yard and three e...Read more


Traditional Cretan Houses
Pitsidia, Crete, Greece

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On the south of the city of Heraklion and on an altitude of 700 m., in the heart of Crete, in a location of incomparable beauty full of stone-paved streets and picturesque alleys, the Aghios Miron “Traditional Cottages” are found.
They consist of a complex of 2 buildings that have been characterized as protected monuments by the Ministry of Culture, having singular architectural, morphological and technical elements on their facets and interior typology.

The buildings are stone-built, and have been fully renovated, using old restoration techniques and local materials from the adjoining mountains, without interventions that could alter their initial character, the location’s memories and aroma alive.

The rooms have a unique view to the peaks of Youhtas and Psiloritis, the sea and the rich local vegetation, which is full of olive groves, vineyards, pines, poplars, cypresses and fruit-bearing trees.
The cottages operate all year round and offer to their visitor all modern comforts. The apartments are three-bed and four-bed ones, fully equipped, with a telephone, a refrigerator, an electric cooker, air-conditioning, central heating, a safe, a living-room with a fireplace, a television set, while there is an Internet connection. All rooms have their own bathroom, hydromassage and a common vapor-bath. The buildings have a washing machine, a dishwasher, a freezer, and a fully equipped kitchen. In their interior, the rooms are warm and welcoming. In the yard, there is an oven shed with a traditional pergola and a well.

The first building has three cottages, “Pandora” Cottage, “Hellen” Cottage and “Aphrodite” Cottage. The second building has four cottages , “Harmonia” Cottage, “Zeus” Cottage, “Sophia” Cottage and “Titan” Cottage
The rooms are elevated on 2 levels with the traditional ontas or sofas (small elevated room); they are comfortable with large verandas and a view to the sea and the surrounding mountains

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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats


Last updated on July 05, 2013
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  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • A/C or climate control
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Stove or Oven
  • Toaster
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 50 square meters

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