About the property
- Villa1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Traditional Ioannis Cottage is located in a village called Nerochori which is in the famous area of Apokoronas at Chania city. Just few km from the village of Kalives, Almirida, Georgioupoli, Armenoi and many other villages where you can enjoy perfect beach, tavern and tourist shops.
Traditional Ioannis Cottage is provided with the special sign of the Greek Tourist Organization (EOT-1042K91003073201) which secures the quaility level of all services, terms and conditions our guests have the priviledge to enjoy during their stay.
The house (160sqm) is a totally renovated traditional Cretan building with all the modern comforts located at one of the most pure green spots of Crete with big forests, a lot of olive trees and water springs.
Live the unique experience to enjoy the view of the Cretan White mountains combined with the green pure nature and other small villages around as you relax by your private Heated pool (20sqm). The big variety of the flowers are creating a colourful romantic private scenery for you to enjoy all day and all night under the stars !!!
The beach of Kalives & Almirida & Georgioupoli (10 minutes driving) which are very close to the house are very famous and certainly you will visit them a lot of times !!! Also the Lake of Kournas is fantastic for families with children where they can do water bicycle - swimming - enjoy the local food. Moreover the village of Agioi Pantes (1 minute driving) , Armenoi (5 minutes driving) , Vrisses (5 minute driving) , Vamos (10 minutes driving) are full with traditional taverns to taste all the tasty Cretan flavors or listen also the local Cretan music and feel the Cretan culture...
Explore Crete by visitig places such as Balos, Elafonisi, Falaserna, Samaria Gorge, Preveli, make scuba diving, visit archeological museums and many other spots of the islands with your Free Car (FOR 2 WEEKS OR MORE BOOKINGS) !!!
The house is a two level building and it has three bedrooms (2 Double beds - 2 Single beds), two bathrooms (one shower-WC at ground floor & one Bathroomat at 1st floor) one Living room , one kitchen, one relaxing reading room,large veranda at 1st floor, traditional fireplace and a green yard (200sqm) for memorable family holidays you definitely would like to experience !!!.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare any meal or you can just visit one of the many traditional taverns which are very close to the village.
Kids small Playroom, HDTV, Satellite TV, DVD-CD player, Free Wi-Fi Internet,Security Alarm, CCTV, child seat, stroller, toys, cots, Books collection will be available to you.
The cottage is cleaned up twice a week inside and outside and includes linens and towels.
Swimming pool, umbrellas and sun chairs, grassy ground and pool towels also are provided.
Wake up the morning and cut your fresh and organic vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs from your garden and also do your gardening if you wish.
There are plenty of fantastic places to visit nearby such as the beautiful beaches at Georgioupoli-Kalives-Almirida with the amazing sunsets, Kournas Lake, the Old Town at Chania, Balos, Elafonisi, Rethimno and many many other places which we will suggest you...
The access to the city life is very easy and it is the ideal location for excursions to every corner of the island.
Check also the 360 VR Outside & Inside Area Of Traditional Ioannis Cottage !!!
1. Car : We offer to our guests the BEST prices for renting the car they prefer and explore Crete !!!
2. Welcome package full of local organic homemade products for your welcome at the Traditional Ioannis Cottage !!!
3. Special Discounts : Special Discounts are provided for bookings of two or more weeks and for bookings of two persons !!!
Send your Requests & enjoy many many surprises !!!
Enjoy your holidays !!!
Bookings for 2018 are Open - Ask for an Offer and Book the dates you prefer !!!
Traditional Ioannis Cottage
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- Apr 17, 2018
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Fantastic luxury cottage with a rustic charm.
Exceptional is the word that comes to mind!!!
The most impressive thing was the hospitality of the hosts.
A hire car was very kindly arranged by the hosts. We followed Sifis (the owner) who led us all the way to the property. We were met there by his mother who, to our utter and pleasant surprise had prepared dinner for us. The fridge had all the essentials. We were then given a tour of the property which is in immaculate condition. The kids could not be happier!
The cottage is located in the village called Nerochori and the white mountains can be seen from the terrace/verandah. The swimming pool is of decent size, very clean and well maintained.
In the middle of the week the house was cleaned and Khara (mother of Sifis) brought us some more food. They also came to meet us with traditional gifts just before we left.
During our stay we managed to do quite a bit of sightseeing as well.
All in all a very good property, would recommend it to any family. We were deeply touched by the hospitality.
Ein toller Urlaub
Es war ein toller Urlaub in einem wunderschönen, sauberen und ruhigen Ferienhaus. Wir waren schon öfter in Ferienhäusern aber so etwas wie hier haben wir noch nicht erlebt. Wir kamen spät abends an und der Kühlschrank war voll und im Ofen stand Essen für uns. Zweimal die Woche wurde geputzt und auch da gab es jedes mal leckeres griechisches Essen für uns. Das Haus ist toll und ist genauso wie es beschrieben wurde. Für uns war es ein toller Urlaub und wir werden sicher mal wieder kommen!😀
A wonderful week!
We had a wonderful week at this lovely house - family of 4 with 2 kids. It lived up to all previous reviews - it is in a beautiful and peaceful setting in the mountains but still very easy to get to Chania and some wonderful beaches.
Iannis and his family really make the stay extra special - they are very kind and helpful - Iannis helped us from the airport with our hire car and took us to the house. When we arrived his mother had cooked an amazing meal - and left a full fridge which was very much appreciated after a long trip. The house itself was spotless.She cleaned again midweek -and left more delicious food - and then arrived on the last night with gifts which was a wonderful surprise.
We would highly recommend the house/location for exploring Western Crete - the owners offer an outstanding experience and it certainly ranks as one of our best holiday rentals! We hope to return!
A great place for a holiday
Crete is a lovely place to go on holiday. It is a beautiful island with friendly people, warm sunny weather and plenty to see and do. There is an easy pace of life which also makes it enjoyable to do not very much at all. There are lots of places to eat out and the Cretans are very welcoming to visitors.
We stayed 2 weeks in this lovely house and had a fantastic time. The Galanakis family went out of their way to provide us with everything we could have wanted. We received information about the house and car well in advance. Yiannis and his son kindly met us at Heraklion airport, and had pre-arranged our car hire so that there was no waiting around. We followed him to the house where there was raki and a delicious meal waiting, and also enough food in the fridge to keep us going over the weekend.
The view of the mountains and village on the neighbouring hill were spectacular from the bedroom and balcony the next morning. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped, with a beautiful garden. The pool is bigger than appears in the photographs and we used it well, as the temperature was 29-42 degrees while we were there. Despite the heat we were able to keep comfortable as there is plenty of shade in the garden throughout the day and the air conditioning is very effective - we mainly used it only at night.
The situation on the edge of the village means that the house and garden are very private, but the mini market, local pharmacy and main road are only a short drive (1km) away, and there are larger supermarkets not too far away in Chania, which is just over 30 minutes away. We visited several of the places and tavernas recommended by Yiannis but spent much of the time enjoying the pool and garden. It was a real luxury having the house cleaned twice a week and we looked forward to the excellent meals and other tasty gifts given to us by Hariklia, who is a fantastic cook.
We would strongly recommend this as a good place to go on holiday, and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. Thank you to the family for making it such an easy place to get away from it all.
Stunning scenery & gracious hosts!
My husband and I stayed here six nights, and it was easily our favorite part of our two-week honeymoon in Crete! Yiannis and Eva were readily available before our arrival, answered all our questions promptly and set up a rental car to be brought to the house for us to use for the rest of our trip. When our plans changed due to weather, they fixed up the house a day early and let us stay an extra night at a discounted rate. There was an incredible home-cooked dinner waiting for us when we arrived, as well as olive oil, wine and raki that our hosts made. It was such a warm welcome after several days of backpacking across Hania!
The house itself was beautiful and very clean, and the views from the upstairs patio were STUNNING. I found myself out there every morning and evening watching the clouds roll over the mountains that wrap around half the horizon. Minus a few houses and the small town on the hillside, the cottage feels very remote, although it's easily accessible off the E75- the main highway that cuts across Crete. Just down the street, there's a nice little grocery shop that sells the local cheeses (graviera and myzithra).
My husband and I stayed in a couple of the days because it was so entirely relaxing there, but it was also very easy to go on day trips around the area. The Samaria Gorge doesn't open til May- we were a week too early- so we drove an hour south to Imbros Gorge, which was a 3-4 hour hike. Frangokastello is right next to Komitades at the south end of the gorge, so we had a nice evening on the beach next to the old fortress there. We also made a day trip to Elafonissi- the beach everyone said was the most wondrous in all of Crete. It was about a two-hour drive, and the scenery along the way was worth the switchbacks down the mountain sides. We stopped in a small fishing town, Sfanari, on the way back and enjoyed a delicious fresh seafood dinner on a private beach.
In short, the the cottage is located very centrally if your goal is to explore the Hania region (which ended up being our favorite part of Crete!). The area offers white/pink beaches, snow-tipped mountains, lush gorges and rolling fields of olive trees- all within a two-hour drive. I highly recommend this home for an extended stay. We will most certainly come back here when our paths lead us back to Crete. Thank you Yiannis and Eva!
Comfortable villa with a fantastic view
We arrived late in the evening. What a surprise it was, to be welcomed by our hosts with a superb hot meal. The frigo was also filled with all we needed for breakfast the next morning.
The villa was perfecly equiped.
A special mention for the superb view on the mountains.
All the ingredients for a perfect holiday !!
Special Offers... 1. Car : We offer to our guests unique prices for renting the car they prefer and explore Crete !!! 2. Welcome package full of local organic homemade products for your welcome at Traditional Ioannis Cottage Cottage !!! 3. Special Discounts : Big Discounts are provided for bookings of two or more weeks and for bookings of two persons !!!
Rates & Availability
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ABOVE RATES INCLUDE: • Our rates are quoted in Euros including municipal TAX and VAT • We offer to our guests unique prices for car hiring !!! • Traditional welcome package • Cleaning Maid twice per week • Secutiry Alarm System • Pool cleaning • Garden trim and care • Wireless high-speed broadhand intenet • Big Discount & a Free Car for two or more weeks bookings !!!