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VERENIKI, A Refined House Inside The Vineyards & Cretan Myths

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nikos Kazantzakis House Rental Photos and Description

Vereniki Is 96m2, With 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Living Room, Kitchen, 1 Patio

The house VERENIKI is 96m2, with a cozy living room and dining area - which includes a comfortable sofa bed, accommodating two additional persons -, a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven, and coffee maker. There is also a bathroom with a Jacuzzi and two bedrooms with two single beds in each one. In the house of Andromeda(116m2) there is also a 2nd bathroom inside one of the bedrooms. Furthermore, the house is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, complimentary cable internet and satellite TV. These 4 houses, Andromeda(116m2) & Perseas(116m) & Vereniki(96m2) & Pegasus(96m2) are the unique in Eliathos where all the rooms are positioned in the same level. Going some stairs down you meet the cozy living room and dining area - which includes the double sofa bed, the fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen.From your private patio you have different views, either of the garden, or of the village of Archanes and of the Gulf of Heraklion.

*The photos that you see are from Vereniki' s House.

Surrounded by beautiful Cretan countryside just 500m south of the historic village of Archanes in Heraklion, Andromeda & Vereniki Select Houses are situated at 'Eliathos Residence Houses' resort, offering a luxury space with the comforts of home, well-furnished & self-catering,including free wireless internet, free parking, garden, swimming pool, great view to Archanes Village & Giouchtas mountain with the professional services and personal attention of an agro- hotel. In our small tavern you can taste traditional Archanian flavours made by Archanian ladies, with products mostly from our garden & drink Archanian wine & raki with a splendid view to Archanian village and Gioujhtas mountain.

Prepare meals in your fully equipped kitchen or order us to prepare for you a traditional Cretan table. Spend the evening watching the free Sat TV in your comfortable living room. Sit outside on your private veranda and admire the beautiful natural landscape surrounding 'Eliathos Residence Houses'. After a day of exploring the great outdoors, relax in your Jacuzzi bath tub.

We can organize for you tours and activities according to your personal interests. Join in with seasonal activities including grape gathering, wine making, olive oil producing and raki making.

Go horseback riding with the horses from Eliathos’ nearby farm. Enjoy traditional Cretan cooking demonstrations. Visit the monuments and archeological sites of Archanes, Knossos and Heraklion.Check the activities in Eliathos official site & let us know if you are interested.

*VERENIKI & PIGASOS , & ANDROMEDA & PERSEAS SELECT PRIVATE HOUSES, are four similar houses with the only difference ANDROMEDA' s & PERSEAS' s extra bathroom. Each house has different decoration, and their own patio. The photos that you see are from Andromeda' s House. You can see the photos of Andromeda by searching ANDROMEDA Select House at Eliathos. As these houses are almost the same, with the only basic difference the 2nd bathroom at ANDROMEDA & PERSEAS houses, we provide them at the same rate. So, according to their availability, we would love to welcome you to one of them.

'Standard Breakfast' is available upon request at extra Supplement of 10,00 Euros per person.

(Approved by the Greek Board of Tourism, license code: 1039K134K3073501)

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2016


We are a family of Architects, from Greece, Turkish, Italy & Utah, who respects & loves to combine traditional architecture with modern life & nature, always with an anthropocentrical way

ARTEMIS ORFANOUDAKI purchased this house in 2007


Who loves to explore the Cretan nature, traditions, history & gastronomy Eliathos is the suitable place for that.

What makes this house unique

Artemis, our manager, grown up in Arhanes village, will provide you with any information you need.

Guests are kindly requested to let the property know their expected arrival time upon reservation, as the welcoming is flexible.


2 traveler reviews

VERENIKI, A Refined House Inside The Vineyards & Cretan Myths
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful experience to recommend.

  • 4 of 5

We came to spend a week in Archanes with a couple of friends.

Little surprise on arrival as we had booked a villa with 2 bathrooms one we proposed with only one bathroom!

The confusion came references available on the net. We had not managed to confirm our booking with good reference but the owner assured us that we would have a villa in conform with our request ..

After talk with ARTEMIS, we obtained satisfaction and had a pleasant stay.

More that we did not notice when booking: cleaning is done every day, linen is changed, the cleanliness is perfect.

Archanes is a small, charming town, you have to walk on foot.

Taverns are many and hospitality of the Cretans is very friendly.

Wonderful experience to recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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nice, but loud

  • 4 of 5

We went to Vereniki for a one week stay, a party of 5.

As we arrived, we had a good welcome and found everything a vacation home needs - full equiped kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms etc.

The pool was also great and well furnished.

We were happy that the flat was cleaned and the trash disposed regularly. Also, that there were always new towels.

Nevertheless, the people above, whoever it was, moved objects from 9 a.m. until the afternoon, which was really annoying.

We have some suggestions: please, please change the roller blind, which is disgusting, in the usually great bathroom. Also we would suggest a standard potato peeler for the kitchen. Some people of our party would have liked a real blanket, so we suggest to offer these for every bedroom.

We had nevertheless a great stay and were happy to have chosen Vereniki :)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Diaxroniko/H Sinantisi/Fragkiadoulakis...
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Gouves, Hersonissos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Our Restaurant of Eliathos/Kritamos/Soula/Agora
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Around Archanes:

- Knossos archaeological site 6km

- Heraklion 15km

- Hersonissos 28km

At Archanes:

- Minoan summer Palace of Archanes at Turkish neighbourhood

inside Archanes

- Phourni Archanes, necropolis at Archanes

- Anemospilia, minoan sanctuary on the foot of Giouchtas


- Giouchtas mountain Arhanes Crete

_ more than 14 canyons around(Knossano/Astrakiano


_ The E4 European Long Distance Path and 5 more other


_Vineyards/Horses/Observation post of Vulture(harrier

eagle) and of course at the gorges one can see hydrophile

species, such as willows, osiers, plane-trees, many

endemic species of Crete and the rest of Greece, as well as

over 44 species of birds and 7 species of mammals.


Rates & Availability

Nikos Kazantzakis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Middle Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Middle Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Above Rates are in Euros/room/night. All applicable taxes are included.
'Standard Breakfast' is available upon request at extra Supplement of 10,00 Euros per person.
In general,there are 4 different types of housing,all private:
Studio Loft House 1-3 pax(1p/semi double sofa)/
Select House 2-6 pax(2p/double sofa) /
Superior House 2-5 pax(1p/sofa)/
Family Apartment 2-6 pax
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nikos Kazantzakis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
  • Bathroom with shower / bathtub (jacuzzi) Personal hygiene & care toiletries Iron – Ironing board
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    LIVING ROOM - 2 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed extra charge for 2 adults in living room
  • - Cleaning of rooms - Fully equipped kitchen -Traditional breakfast in room -Traditional meal (preparation in the room by a cook from Archanes)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
HOUSEKEEPING: Includes 2 times per week housecleaning, disposing of rubbish, linen change. RESTAURANT available inside the property with traditional cretan cuisine WEDDINGS & EVENTS can be organized

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