Traditional Cretan House "Sophia"
From $78 / night
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
Located just 14 klm from Heraklion, Traditional Cretan Lodgings is a group of traditional stone-built monuments , located in Aghios Miron’s church street…400m above the olive and vineyards,.The carefully restored guest house offers year-round accommodation in fully furnished and contained apartments. With a view to the mountain top of Psiloritis and the surrounding olive groves and vines, Aghios Miron Traditional houses boast character. Modern comforts such as air conditioning, free wifi and a TV are standard, while features also include living room with fireplace and courtyard or balcony with spectacular views. The fully equipped apartments...Read more
Traditional Cretan House "Sophia"
Pitsidia, Crete, Greece
Additional Location Information
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
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Kazantzakis Airport, 12.5 miles
Nearest ferry port: Heraklion, 9 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Hair dryer
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no