It offers two bedrooms and sleeps 4 close to the town of Sitia.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
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This quirky, lovely old windmill situated in a lovely garden and olive grove is a relaxing and beautiful place to stay. Its close to the small town of Sitea, the stunning East coast beaches and the mountains and so there is plenty to do and see.
Thank you very much Jaine! It was a pleasure to host you.
Beautiful windmill- perfectly appointed with wonderful hosts.
We had such a wonderful time at the windmill. It’s a great base from which to explore the east on Crete. The windmill was beautiful- clean and comfortable, with everything you could need. Pantelis sent us very useful and informative emails prior to our stay and Lefteris gave us lots of tips about where to go and was a fountain of Cretan knowledge. There was plenty of space for the children to play including some sweet little swings. It was just lovely- we highly recommend it!
Thank you Victoria! I am glad that you and your family enjoyed the windmill.
Exactly as we expected .The windmill was absolutely beautiful.
We loved our stay.The hosts were very hospitable and they keep a lovely house.This is our first visit to the island and by chance we have discovered a really beautiful part of not only Crete but Greece.Thank you. J & S
Thank you very much for your kind words James!
Cretan hospitality is legendary, and a stay in the windmill is a great way to experience it. Everyone in the family welcomed me, and with quiet kindness made sure I had a good time.
Agia Fotia is well situated as a base to explore the easternmost part of Crete, which is full of history and wild beauty. Neaby Sitia provides all the necessaries, together with an excellent little archeological museum and a lively harbor area.
The windmill itself is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, and has an ample veranda that is shaded almost all day long.
Two imporant notes: (1) a car is a must; and (2) the windmill may not be suitable for persons with reduced mobility or visual impairment. It is on 4 levels, with the master bedroom and the single bathroom separated by 3-1/2 flights of spiral stone staircases, with no railings. However, the second bedroom and the bathroom are on the same level with only two steps up to the level of the kitchen and veranda,
Beautiful place to stay, well euqipped, nice host!
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the windmill. The garden where the house is place is very nice and peaceful, the holiday home itself very well equipped - from living room to kitchen. We especially liked the large courtyard outside, which was practically our real living room, to sit out, relax, eat, read, talk to the landlord, etc. In the surrounding you are within 5-10 min at Sitia, a small town where you can get all things needed for daily live, as well as in about 15 min at Vai Beach, a splendid place for sunbathing and also watersports. We tried Wakeboarding with Emanual, enjoyed it a lot (from 2nd day onwards) and appreciated his calmness in coaching us (always with a smile). All in all a super holiday thanks to the friendly and always helpful reception of the landlord (Lefteki) as well a the very nice location!!!
beautiful house on a beautiful place
Special house, fully equipped. The owners were very hospitable. It was possible to hang around the house all day, space and privacy enough. Also there is enough to see and to do in the area. The surrounding is amazing. Green, empty, rough. The weather was fantastic. We had a great holiday.
By air, catch an internal connecting flight to Sitia Airport from Athens International Airport.
By car, get one of the many flights into Heraklion Airport and from there take a rental car.
By boat, you can arrive on either the Athens-Heraklion or the direct Athens-Sitia service.
A few words about Sitia region
Sitia is a town situated in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Aghios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. It lies in a region unspoiled by mass tourism. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style. In the town but especially in the region's villages you will enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine made with quality local olive oil and other local produce. During the day you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in Sitia beach or in the numerous untouched beaches lying towards the Eastern tip of the island.
What to do in Sitia
For history and archaeology enthusiasts, Sitia's archeological museum display's exhibits dating back to the Neolithic era in 3,500 BC while the medieval fortress of Kazarma, situated at the top of Sitia is a reminder of the town's medieval past. Furthermore, the folklore museum exhibits items from the past century such as weavings, woodcuts and other everyday life items.
During the evening you can visit one of the numerous small restaurants ("Rakadika") situated along the town's fishing port, which serve delicious variety plates along with Cretan spirit "Raki". And if you are up to it you can continue your night out until the early morning hours in one of the local bars and clubs.
What to do in the region
Archaeology / History / Religion
On your way to Vai and Erimoupoli you will pass from the monastery of Toplou. Here you can visit the monastery's museum with items dating back to the Ottoman empire period up to the Second World War. In Erimoupoli bay you can visit the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. Further to the south east, Zakros is one of the four major Minoan palaces unearthed in Crete. The ruins of the palace await you at the lower entrance of the Zakros gorge.
To the east of Sitia lies Europe's only natural palm forest of Vai. In a short distance from Vai lies the bay of Erimoupoli with the ruins of the ancient town of Itanos. To the south east of the region lie the long sandy beaches and warm waters of Kserokambos . There are numerous other deserted beaches we can help you discover.
For windsurfing enthusiasts the world renowned Kouremenos beach is a must visit. The club offers equipment hire and lessons. For the hardcore athletes, the Faneromeni bay offers excellent wave conditions (depending on the weather). Here you will need to bring your own kit. Mountain bikes are a fun way to explore the region's endless olive groves. Spring and autumn is the best period for this since the weather is cooler during the day.
The areas rugged terrain offers numerous gorges that are walkable with no special equipment. First and foremost the 4km Richti gorge, near the village of Mesa Mouliana will dazzle you with the year-round waterfalls and dense vegetation all the way down to a deserted beach. The 4.5km gorge of Zakros starts at the village of Ano Zakros and meets the sea next to the archaeological site of Kato Zakros. It is one of the most impressive gorges in Crete with steep sides and dramatic rock formations. It is also known as the Gorge of the Dead because ancient Minoans buried their dead in caves high up on the gorge's sides. The 3.5km Chochlakies or Karoumes gorge ends in the magnificent and isolated bay of Karoumes.
In Sitia's "Rakadika" and small taverns scattered in villages throughout the region you can try, apart from local meats, also some delicacies of the region cooked in locally produced olive oil, like "chochlious" (snails cooked either with tomato or vinegar and rosemary), "omaties" (stuffed pig intestines), "anthous" (stuffed courgettes) and other. When you visit Toplou don't forget to grab a bite in the monastery's small tavern and purchase organic products from the monastery's extensive agricultural produce (honey, olive oil etc).