Magnificent sea & sunset views in an authentic and peaceful Cretan village
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Awesome house in a lovely hillside village
The house is fantastic and we spent many an evening watching the sunset on the patio enjoying the view and drinking some of the owners wine. Beautifully appointed house. The owner has amazing welcome gifts of wine, raki biscuits, olive oil, olives and a fridge full of fruit and vege. You will not be disappointed. If anything the photo do not do justice. It is great.
Thank you very much Rod! We are glad you enjoyed your holiday
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.
Sehr schöne, saubere und gut eingerichtete Wohnung, große Terasse mitMeeresblick
Die Wohnung liegt in einer Seitenstraße in einem kleinen kretischen Bergdorf. Parkmöglichkeit - etwas eng- direkt vor dem Haus. Die Wohnung erreicht man über eine Treppe (ca. 25 Stufen) und gelangt zu einer grossen Terasse mit tollem Blick über die Meeresbucht.
Die Wohnung selbst ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet mit gut ausgerüsteter Küche und bequemen Betten in den Schlafzimmern.
Nikos und Maria sind äußerst nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber und überraschten uns bei der Ankunft mit einem reich gefüllten Empfangskorb mit Wein, Raki, Olivenöl, Gebäck, Früchten und weitere Leckreien, über den wir uns sehr gefreut haben. Nochmals vielen Dank!
Wir verlebten 14 wunderschöne sonnige Urlaubstage ohne einen Tropfen Regen und genossen den ruhigen wunderschönen Osten Kretas. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
Nikos & Maria nochmals vielen Dank.
Vielen dank Hanz!
Nous sommes restés 5 jours avec nos 2 enfants 10 et 15 ans. Tout a été parfait, une maison crétoise décorée avec beaucoup de goût, une literie de qualité. Nous avons apprécié chaque moment et surtout nos repas sur la terrasse avec sa vue exceptionnelle, c etait top!!!
Nous remercions chaleureusement Nikos, le propriétaire, pour sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité et surtout son hospitalité.
Nous avons testé à 2 reprises la taverne du village et c etait juste bon et authentique. La région Est nous a vraiment beaucoup plu.
Nous recommandons vivement le logement de Nikos, allez-y vous serez enchantés.
J'espère qu on pourra y revenir un jour....
Thank you very much for your kind words Leila!
Sehr schönes Ferienhaus mit wunderschöner Terasse, netter Vermieter!
Die sehr schön eingerichtete Wohnung liegt in einem kleinen Dorf oberhalb der Küste. Für Individualreisende sehr zu empfehlen, da die Umgebung noch nicht vom Tourismus überlaufen ist. Man benötigt auf jeden Fall einen Wagen um die Region zu erkunden oder die Küste über Serpentinenstraßen zu erreichen. Der Vermieter Nikos ist äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir wurden sogar mit einem großen Korb mit Wein, Öl, Raki, Honig etc.aus seiner eigenen Produktion und einem mit Obst und Gemüse gefüllten Kühlschrank überrascht! Dafür nochmal vielen Dank! Alles in allem kann man die Unterkunft für einen Urlaub in ruhiger und landestypischer Umgebung nur empfehlen!
Vielen dank Klaus!
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.