About the property
- House979 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Magnificent sea & sunset views in an authentic and peaceful Cretan village
Enjoy the tranquility and unspoilt nature of Mirsini, a village far from the tourist crowds, high up in the mountains but ever so close to the sea. A recently renovated house offering great sea and mountain views from its large terrace. It has two double bedrooms, kitchen, living room and bathroom with shower. It is also possible to rent the ground floor apartment with an additional double bed.
The house is located in a quiet side street in the upper village area and offers amazing sea and mountain views from its large terrace. It benefits from a large terrace with an outdoor umbrella for shade and outdoor furniture. The terrace is the main entrance to the large lving room with open plan kitchen, lounge sofa, large dinner table and fireplace. There is a modern bathroom with shower and washing machine, a master bedroom with direct access to the terrace and a second double bedroom with windowed access to the terrace. The kitchen is fully equiped for all your cooking needs! There is ample storage space in all rooms.
On your arrival you will find complimentary seasonal fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, cherries, watermelons etc) from the owner's own gardens, raki (local spirit) and wine (also produced by the owner). The olive oil for your cooking is also available for free (our own olive oil).
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was so amazingly lovely -- the dream of a Greek island house. We were there two weeks ago. The views, down to the sea and islands, across to high mountains and white towns, were so beautiful that we kept saying, "Do you believe this?" The house itself is beautifully appointed; everything one could want, including a terrace from which one can look and look at the views. We would go down to the seaside town of Mochlos and have lunch at one of the tavernas perched at the edge of the water, and look across to an island where one can see excavations of a Minoan settlement. Everything was beautifully arranged and coordinated with the utmost care. On arriving, Nikos -- the owner of the house -- left us a basket filled with cookies from his wife's bakery, olive oil, raki -- and in the refrigerator, vegetables that he himself grows -- cucumbers, tomatoes, cut up prickly pear -- I feel as though I should stop because too many superlatives might not sound believable. Trust me -- it's true. Thank you, Pantelis and Nikos. It was one of the all-time great weeks. I'd go back in a minute!
A superb holiday house.
Our flight was delayed, and we did not arrive until after 11.00pm, but Nikos was still there to greet us. He is a delightful man, and his attention far exceeded the traditional Cretan welcome. He could not have been more hospitable, friendly and helpful, and we thank him very much. He says, modestly, that his English is not very good; his English is very good !
This house is beautiful. It is a very thoughtful and tasteful conversion of his parents' village home, and sits high above the road, with spectacular views - from the large terrace - of the Gulf of Mirabello, and the coastal village of Mourtos down below. Eat freshly caught fish there, at one of the tavernas right on the water's edge. The mountains rise behind the village, and the sunsets are spectacular.
There is everything in this house that you could possibly need - it is superbly equipped, and tastefully furnished and decorated. Nikos's welcome basket contained a spectacular collection of his own produce, including wine, olive oil, raki, sundried tomatoes, olive paste, etc, and a selection of biscuits from his wife's patisserie in Sitea. The fridge had boxes of fresh fruit, tomatoes and courgettes, and we could not have enjoyed them all more than we did...fresh grapes and figs for breakfast, looking out over that wonderful view - what could be better !
There is a lovely village taverna just a minute's walk from the house, and others (which we did not try) in neighbouring villages. There are gorges to walk, beaches to find, monasteries and Minoan sites to visit. You will never run out of 'things to do' if you stay here.
We cannot recommend Agrilos Sea View House highly enough - book it for next year; you will not be disappointed. Nikos's friend Pantelis, in Athens, will make your arrangements until you arrive, when Nikos will take over.
Nous avons reçu un accueil chaleureux,souriant comme si nous étions des amis.
Un panier garni de produits cretois ,le frigo pleins de legumes et fruits nous attendait.
Le proprietaire est charmant ,discret et joignable a tout moment
La maison est décorée avec gout,spacieuse pour 2 couples et la vue est un enchantement à chaque moment de la journée.
Que dire des couchers de soleil et des ciels etoilés
Le village est tres calme et la taverne a proximité est a recommander.
Nous reviendrons surement dans cette maison et nous remercions chaleureusement Nikos
Amitiés de nous 4
Thank you Christiane!
Die Wohnung liegt ruhig und ist stilvoll eingerichtet.
Nikos ist ein äußerst zuvorkommender und gastfreundlicher Vermieter.
Das Haus ist toll und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Die Terrasse ist sehr groß und bietet einen wunderschönen Blick. Nikos, der Eigentümer, ist extrem gastfreundlich und hatte uns einen riesigen Willkommenskorb mit leckerem Wein, Raki, Olivenöl etc.hingestellt und der Kühlschrank war vollgepackt mit Tomaten, Gurken, Paprika und Obst aus eigenem Anbau. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder! Efcharistopoli Nikos!!!
Herzliche Gastfreundschaft, phantastische Aussicht
Das Haus liegt im Dorf Mirsini oberhalb der Durchgangsstraße. Es bietet eine Terrasse mit phantastischem Weitblick. Die geschmackvolle Einrichtung lässt keine Wünsche offen.
Nikos ist ein hervorragender, herzlicher Gastgeber. Er verwöhnte uns mit frischem Obst und Gemüse aus der Region. Seine Einladung zu seinem Haus in den Bergen, wo er eigenen Weinanbau betreibt, nahmen wir gerne an. Er liebt seine Arbeit und das merkt man auch.
Eastern Crete, (east from Aghios Nikolaos) is the most authentic and unspoilt region of Crete since it is not touristically developed. It is the region that people from large Cretan cities (Heraklion, Chania) choose for their own relaxing vacations. Eastern Crete is mostly mountainous and the driving routes are winding and scenic, offering great views over wild mountains and the sea. In fact the whole route from Aghios Nikolaos to Sitia is considered on the best scenic drives in Greece. In this region you will meet writers and music composers who find inspiration in the sea/mountain views and the authentic village people.
An introduction to Mirsini village
Mirsini is a traditional Cretan village, unspoilt by tourism. It was incorporated during the Minoan period in the territory of the major Minoan city of Mochlos. It is located on Crete's northern main route, on the road from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia, 45 km from Agios Nikolaos and 23 km from Sitia at an altitude of 330 meters overlooking the gulf of Mirabello. It is famous for its great views (the village is west facing), its tranquility, the good food, wine and raki and for its hospitable and friendly residents. The village is surrounded by olive groves, fruit plantations, steep mountains and deep ravines.
Restaurants in Mirsini
Kathodon: a beautiful and cosy terrace within walking distance from the house. It serves traditional dishes and offers spectacular sea views. Another great restaurant is located in the neighbouring village of Mouliana, just 5 minutes drive from the house (it is open all year round during lunch and dinner hours).
There is a small shop selling basic groceries in the village. For large supermarkets and a large wekkly fruit/vegetable market you will need to drive to Sitia town (30 min by car). If you prefer to avoid shopping we can stock the kitchen for you with all items you may need. The nearest pharmacy is located in the neighbouring village of Tourloti (5 minutes drive).
If you prefer running water, lush vegetation and waterfalls, the entrance of Richtis gorge is a 15 minute drive by car, close to the nearby village of Exo Mouliana. The trail winds down the ravine for 4km passing from old bridges and abondoned watermills, through thick vegetation before reaching the sea at Richtis beach.
If you choose to explore the mountains and the amazing views you can start from the nearby village of Lastros and head towards the chapel of Saint John and Kapsas peak or towards Saint Nikitas (5km round trip).
The closest beach is in the village of Mochlos approximately 15min by car. The nearest large sandy beach is Tholos, at a distance of 20km towards Aghios Nikolaos. Sitia sandy beach is 23km drive from the house. There are various other great options available. We will provide information about the best beaches in the region.
It is the nearest town (at 23km from the house) with a large sandy beach, supermarkets, a weekly farmer's market and a hospital.
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.