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A fully renovated stone-built house of 1900.

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

It is located at Drapanias village, northwestern Crete, just 900 meters from the seaside. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is 70 m2 and has a bedroom with a COCO-MAT mattress for memorable sleep, a large kitchen-living room with a sofa-bed and a bathroom. The owners achieved to combine the simplicity of the past with the comfort of the present and the final result is breathtaking...

Refreshed antique furniture, maintained wall-built stones, renovated old time bathroom. Moreover, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for preparing your meals and a functional wardrobe for your staff. Outside there is an impressive stone-table, a wood-oven and BBQ facilities. Furthermore, right next to the cottage there is a large olive yard with perennial olive trees from the Venetian times, and many other trees and plants from where you can enjoy tasteful fruits and vegetables.

The use of the oliveyard is communal with the owners because they need to take care of the property. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ can accommodate up to 3 persons.

It is fully equipped with kitchen, electric oven, toaster, microwave oven, fridge, AC in the bedroom, coffee maker, TV 32’’ ,free wi-fi, free parking outside of the cottage and bathroom amenities.

Close to the cottage there are world-known beaches as Falasarna(20 min), Elafonisi(45 min), Balos lagoon(10 min to the port). Also, city of Chania(30 min), touristic Platanias(15 min) and in 5 km is located Kissamos town(4 min) where you can find all needed (groceries, super markets, local products, taverns, banks, cafes, health center).

At Drapanias village there is traditional bakery, coffee shops and mini-market.

‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is a quality accommodation just like its ‘’brother’’ ‘’HORIZONTE seafront suites’’ and offers a high level accommodation to the visitors.

The stay at HORIZONTE Cretan cottage is a unique experience and brings the visitor close to the nature and the pure feelings of the old times!

More Details

Vasilis and Marili
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Vasilis and Marili

Quiet days of relaxation in a place that is characterized as '''Oasis''

Vasilis and Marili purchased this cottage in 1900


Drapanias Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

A fully renovated stone-built house of 1900.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great location out of the city

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this modernized old home. Exactly as described in a country setting with garden and fresh produce. Quaint little village within a few meters and even walked to the beach without much effort.

Very clean with all of the amenities we would expect. Vasilis was there to meet us when we arrived and explained all of the details of the house and surrounding areas, including the history of his family that originally occupied the home.

We stayed for four nights using the the cottage as our home base for day trips to Elafonissi beach (amazing), Somaria Gorge (long), and Falassarna beach near Kissamos (windy). Vasilis was helpful with tips about local restaurants, what beaches to visit and how to get to the gorge! Could not have asked for more.

We highly recommend and would stay there again next time we are in Crete.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

Horizonte cottage is more or less in the centre of the village of Drapanias, a few seconds' walk from a small mini-market, several tavernas and two bakeries. The property itself has been immaculate restored to a very high standard, whilst retaining its character as a stone-built, Cretan house. Everything has been well thought through, and the standard of furnishing, equipment and decoration is excellent. During our two-week stay, the property was cleaned at least three times, and new bedding and towels provided on each occasion.

The cottage is set in the most beautiful garden, with olive trees, a walnut tree, pomegranates and oranges. There is a vegetable patch, and a flock of hens in a large enclosure. There is a hammock, table and chairs, and a swing seat in a tree.

The customer service provided by the owners and their family is quite simply astonishingly good. Not only are they lovely, lovely people they are also extremely generous. So many evenings we would come back after a day of exploring and there would be fruit, or vegetables, pastries or eggs waiting for us and we were very warmly encouraged to help ourselves to the produce in the garden and to collect eggs from the friendly hens. The owners take genuine delight in caring for their customers and it is a privilege to spend time with them.

Drapanias is very well situated to explore the west of Crete. The KTEL bus to Chania stops in the village, again, a few seconds' walk from the cottage; there is parking next to the cottage and easy access both to the mountain roads and to the national road which runs from Kissamos/Kastelli eastwards to Iraklion. Kissamos/Kastelli is a most interesting small town, with many ancient sites.

The beach at Drapanias is about 10-15 minutes' walk from the cottage. It is quiet, and a mixture of shingle and sand. There is a nice taverna/bar which looks after sunbeds and shades on the beach which are free, though it seemed courteous to buy a drink in the taverna.

All in all, this is an excellent, beautiful property in a most interesting area, made outstanding by the generosity and friendliness of the owners. We are already booking our return trip. We genuinely could not recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhafte Idylle

  • 5 of 5

Nach vielen Jahren in Griecenland mit eher einfachen bis herausfordernden Betten gehöhrt das liebe und geschmackvoll renovierte Steinhaus von Marilis und Vsilis zu der schönsten Unterkunft die wir bisher hatten.

Das Bett wunderbar und grosszügig, die Einrichtung sehr schön , Küche komplett.

Das Haus liegt in einem kleinen Dorf zum Strand ist es nicht weit , alle Traumstrände sind von dort aus gut erreichbar .Es ist sehr ruhig wer will ist in 7 Minuten in Kissamos.

Der grosszügige Garten kann mitgenutzt werden so das jeden Tag frischer Orangensaft getrunken werden konnte.

Die Restauranttips der Gastgeber sollte man alle ausprobieren .

Von den Eltern der vermieter wurden wir zudem mit Wein und kleinen Köstlichkeiten verwöhnt

Ein Traumurlaub wir werden wiederkommen

Andrea und Jürgen

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Idyllisches Haus mit toller Lage für Ausflüge

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll und stilvoll eingerichtet und war auf unserer Rundreise durch Kreta das absolute Highlight. Alle notwendigen Sachen waren vorhanden, alles ist sehr sauber. Der Garten lädt zum Verweilen und entdecken ein. Wir hatten aufgrund der Lage des Hauses eine gute Ausgangsbasis für Ausflüge richtung Balos, Elafonissi u.A. Ziele. Die Gastgeber waren sehr zuvorkommend, weshalb wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt haben und erholsame Tage auf der Westseite der Insel verbringen konnten.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Kissamos Port
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Drapanias Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Sep - Oct
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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