The place is ideal for couples and families with children. It is built at a very strategic point for travelers, while it takes only ten minutes to drive to Heraklion, the capital of Crete, then continue to Lasithi or drive to the other side to Rethymnon or Chania. At the same time you can enjoy the calmness of the nature around the house, the great garden, and and magnificent sea view.
The house is set in a straight line approximately 500m away from the sea. The closest beach is called "Pantanassa", which is 1 km away from the house. You can either walk or drive to the beach.
The "Pantanassa" beach is a remarkable and beautiful one, with clear blue waters. The beach is given its name from the Monastery of Pantanassa which is dedicated to Virgin Mary. This Monastery was founded in 1963 by the Metropolitan Nikolaos Xenos to operate as a charity - orphanage. Nowadays the monastery is accessible and is built just above the homonymous beach, by the national road to Rethymno, just before the bridge Paleokastro. Exactly next to the beach there is the port of Pantanassa which was built a few years ago. Over there there is a sailing club for children and a peaceful restaurant-cafe - bar.
Just a bit further down, 200m from the house, you can find the Byzantine church of Saint Savas, built on 10th century by Nikiforos Fokas and was used as a male monastery with 300 monks. In 2002 the church was restored. In summer time the church is open every weekend for the needs of wedding and christening ceremonies.
If you drive to the mountain about 10 km away from the house you can find the traditional village of Rodia. Inside the village there are cafes and restaurants, mini markets and kiosks. When you reach the square of the village, you will find signs showing the direction to Monastery of Savvathiana, which is about 15klm away, at an altitude of 440m. This is a monastery of the 17th century and is a female one and accessible too.
Very close to the house you can visit the tourist area of Ammoudara, approximately 8 km long. At the area of Ammoudara there are many gift shops, cafes, bars, taverns with live music and supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. The lovely and well organized sandy beach gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the clear blue sea and the sun all day. In the evening also you can experience a round with a horse-drawn carriage along the main road of the area.
Airport or any other transport is available upon demand.
Общение с гостями
We will be standby for everything our guests need.
Другие важные подробности
Guests may have access everywhere in the house, except garage.
- Pets are allowed upon prior request
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