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Traditional Stone Built Cottages

Lagkada, Greece
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Welcome to Ville du Soleil,

You have just discovered a little gem in the Southeast corner of Crete.

The stone cottages, built on the land of our grandparents are traditionally decorated and can offer the comfort and tranquility to the ones seeking relaxing vacations. On the hill of Laggada with the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, six unique cottages, blended harmoniouusly with the surrounding landscape, will give you the opportunity to experience true relaxation and authentic hospitality.

Since 2009, the Dritsas family are proudly welcoming all their guests that are seeking for an enchanting atmosphere among wild herbs, olive trees and the turquoise waters of the pristine beaches.

We invite you to discover the hidden treasures of the area, the beaches, the walking paths and the tastes of the homemade cusine and as a family will do our very best to provide a memorable experience.

Our properties: we offer four villas and two bungalows. Each has panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the nearby mountains and can accommodate up to 5 people. Built by hand, all properties incorporate the use of local stone which complements the surrounding landscape. The stone walls, wooden furniture and timber ceilings of Ville du Soleil sensitively reflect the rustic style of the area.

This traditional design provides interiors which can be cooler in the summer months and warmer during winter, thus combining the comforts of a holiday residence with the simplicity of Cretan hospitality.

The crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean and long sandy beach of Laggada are only a 500 meter walk from Ville du Soleil. Approximately 2 km further is Makrigialos with its pretty harbour, superb beaches, shops and choice of beach-front bars and tavernas.

The villas: on the ground floor is a living room with fully equipped kitchen/dining area, a bedroom with two single beds, and a WC with open shower. On the upper floor is a double bedroom, a shower and WC, a small storage room and a generous balcony with a hammock and magnificent views of the sea, the mountains and our own olive groves.

The bungalows have a living room with kitchen/dining area, a bathroom with shower, hand-basin and WC, two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with 2 singles. Accommodation for a 5th person is via the comfortable sofa/daybed. The small private terraces offer outdoor relaxation with beautiful views of the sea and mountains.

What we offer with compliments to our guests

wireless internet connection

air conditioning

wood-burning fireplace

32” LCD Flat Panel TV with Hotbird & Astra satellite channels

DVD with USB input slot

Washing of clothes is provided in our home

Child cot and baby chair

a welcome basket of homemade preserve (jam or marmalade), traditional Cretan raki, filter coffee, tea

Complimentary cooking ingredients such as our home-produced olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, local herbs.

Check in time : 14:00

Check out time: 11:00

Minimum stay: 5 nights

Transfers : On request, we can arrange arrival and departure transfers for Heraklion (Iraklion) or Sitia Airports/Ports.

How to find us:

From Heraklion Airport (HER) follow the road to Agios Nikolaos.  After the town of Agios Nikolaos, turn right towards the southern coastal town of Ierapetra.  At Ierapetra, turn left along the coast road. After approximately 30 minutes, and after the signs of Makrygialos, turn to the sign of Goudouras. After 50 metres turn left to the sign of Goudouras, and after around two kilometres you will see “Ville du Soleil” on the left side of the Hill of Schinias.

From Sitia Airport (JSH) follow signs for Makrygialos and Ierapetra but remain on the road. After 27 km, turn left at the sign for Moni Kapsa and Goudouras. After two km, the entrance to Ville du Soleil is located on the left.

Communication : We are native Greek and French speakers with a fluent level of English and some German.

Contact details:

Kostas and Manuela, Family Dritsa

Laggada Makrygialos, 72055 Lassithi, Greece

tel: +30 6 945 292 375 fax: +30 28 430 51 610

email: info@

Property Manager

Kostas and Manuela - Family Dritsa

Member Since 2014
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english, french, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
Aug 09, 2017
About Kostas and Manuela - Family Dritsa

This is our family and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Crete! Kostas was born in Athens, is an agronomist, has a Master degree in environmental sciences. After working for years as an organic inspector, he decided to build our small family business in the land of his grandparents, where he spent most of his summers when he was a child. Manuela is French, born on the island of Reunion and grew up in the South of France. She obtained her "Business & Management" license in England where she worked there for 9 years. Her work sent her to Crete where she met Kostas. And finally, Alexios who was born in Athens on December 2016 and who is looking forward to swimming in the Mediterranean Sea!

Why Kostas and Manuela - Family Dritsa chose Lagkada

This is a place of relaxation in the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the stunning sunsets.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5


          • 2 Bathrooms
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, shower
          • Bathroom 2
            toilet, shower


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Dining Area


                      • limited accessibility
                      • smoking allowed


                          • caves
                          • churches
                          • festivals
                          • museums
                          • reefs
                          • restaurants
                          • ruins
                          • waterfalls
                          • winery tours

                            Leisure Activities

                              • beachcombing
                              • eco tourism
                              • photography
                              • sight seeing
                              • walking
                              • whale watching

                                Local Services & Businesses

                                  • ATM/bank
                                  • Babysitter
                                  • groceries

                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                      • cycling
                                      • hiking
                                      • mountain biking
                                      • mountain climbing
                                      • mountaineering
                                      • rafting
                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                      • snorkeling
                                      • swimming
                                      • wind-surfing

                                        House Rules

                                        Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                        Check-out: Noon

                                        Cancellation Policy

                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                        4 Reviews


                                        Latest reviews

                                        Wonderful holidays

                                        Skirma P.London

                                        We stayed 5 days in Ville de Soleill and fell in love with the area and the place.

                                        Kostas is very caring and approachable host and will help you to make your stay unforgettable.

                                        Skirma and Tony, Vilma and Mindaugas

                                        Great spot for a relaxed vacation week

                                        Phil H.

                                        We had a great week in the Ville Du Soleil appartments. Appartments are very comfortable and the view from the balcony is spectacular. Owners are very friendly and help with all questions. Also loved, that there are two bikes which can be borrowed. There are some nice trails in the area.

                                        Beautiful and personalized service!!

                                        Anne Marie T.Richmond, VA

                                        Wonderful stay at the beautiful vista offered by Ville du Soleil. The evening sunsets, view of the beaches of Makrygialos and the vivid night skies will not soon be forgotten. Costas and Manuela were the most gracious and friendly hosts, offering help in all things eastern crete from wonderful food choices to take out at 10pm to help coordinating transportation at a moments notice when unexpected events complicated our stay! They shared their home, their traditional raki and wonderful jam to add their own personal touches and we're happy to offer their help.

                                        The location offers a unique vantage to the area beaches without the touristy crowds and a true flavor of the season and the island.

                                        Highly recommend their Ville and would be blessed to find our way back someday!!

                                        Delightful, comfortable and air conditioned.

                                        Nick E.

                                        We arrived at 2 in the morning, and Kostas brought us a basket of breakfast things when we surfaced the following day.

                                        Kostas made our holiday very enjoyable, offering advice on the best beaches - of which there are some really gorgeous ones near by - restaurants and even took us to a dance in the mountains.

                                        The villa is neat, and well maintained, and with the air conditioning, very comfortable to sleep in during the hot weather.

                                        We really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending the villa.


                                        Lagkada, Greece

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