2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wonderful mountain scenery yet only 5 min from beach!
- english, french, greek
My name is Betty Katsavelou. I have grown up and lived in Athens until 2009, when I followed my husband to Crete and started a small touristic business that keeps growing year by year! So, although a city and an office girl somehow I ended up being a farmer!!! Do I miss the office? Well now... sometimes I really do.. mostly getting ready to go to the office... wearing nice clothes, nice shoes, instead of boots and trucksuits all day long... what I do not miss is being on the phone for hours per day,talking about projects, making arrangements, pressing timelines, suffer hectic conversations about schedules and deadlines!!! Living in the country side, and specifically in our farmhouse consists in waking up in the morning, drinking my coffee accompanied by my horses or my goats or my hens or simply watching my goldfish swimming leisurely in the pond, taking care of them, feeding them, petting them and sharing my thoughts with them! It is so comforting how they agree with everything!!! Of course it is not always as easy as it sounds, yet it is so calming and curative! The animals can have such a healing effect on people! And what is more important is that being so close to them, watching their circle of life, as they grow up and give birth, is something that is hard to describe in words... the emotion while watching the goose open her wings and gather her babies underneath to protect them, or the goats giving birth and feeding their newborns, or the pigglets lying one next to the other on their mother's back!!! Precious moments as you get to feel the true meaning of life! As we have travelled a lot in the past years, we are full of wonderful experiences and we have never forgotten some of the people who accommodated us and really contributed to make our stay unforgettable. We want to do exactly the same for the people who visit us and trust us to make their holidays a great experience. We aim to help them enjoy the best out of their stay.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Owner chose Agios Vasileios
Join us and share the unique experience of living in a farm! The thrill of being a part of all that take place here. It is indeed so exciting, and so relaxing! 20.000 square meters giving you the privacy and the ability of wandering around, pick your favorite spots and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while the birds are singing to you their past stories or their "to do list of the day" or enjoying a beer while watching the sun going down, scattering wonderful colors up on the sky. Join us while feeding or taking care of our small friends, let your kids play in our small playground, knock themselves out jumping on the trampoline. Feel happy and complete! Clear your minds and feel carefree! Relax at nights when everything is so peacefull and the lighted olive grove will surround you tenderly! Simple things in life that allow us to connect with our inner self! Our village happens to be an excellent starting point for interesting excursions! We will be glad to propose a few, depending how much time you are going to stay! Visit a new beach everyday, as Lefkogia village is located on the faschinating south coastline, and one beach follows the other and it goes on and on! Night life is only 5 km away if you 'd like to go out, restaurants, bars, cafe, baby sitting is available on request. Feel the authentic, live our truth, participate in it, otherwise why travel??? Meet the villagers, they are so welcoming people, that the majority of our guets always tell me to give them their greetings. Nature awaits you... Let the sun kiss you and the nights sing to you! Feel the breeze passing through your hair... breath... feel... Seek and get! Yes... you can have it all!!! Here... in Lefkogia farm, one of the most authentic and less touristic villages in South Crete!
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Villa Ostria in Lefkogia Farm is one of the best homes we stayed ever!
We have just came back from a wonderful vacation in south Crete, much of it thanks to the lovely place we stayed at.
Villa Ostria is most welcoming - comfortable, very nice designed and decorated and very cozy. Wonderful Betty is continently taking care of all the rest to give her guests the best hospitality ever (a treasures welcoming basket, fresh eggs from the farm, her own made fantastic Mille Feuille... etc.).
The farm is located in a beautiful area, spectacular views and very close to more than one lovely beaches.
Altogether, most most recommended!
Thank you, Zohar for this wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed accommodating you. We will most certainly be glad to see you again. Best wishes to you, all!
Fantastic accommodation, amazing host, definitely to come back very soon!
Our family came to Lefkogia, Crete, Greece for a traditional Greek wedding of our dearest friends from New York, professor Pavlos Kollias and Katia Lamer, in August 2018, and we privileged to have a truly fantastic accommodation. The host Betty was absolutely amazing, the lovely house and happy farm were very welcoming and clean. We had the best holidays ever surrounded by gorgeous beaches, deep blue sea, mouthwatering restaurants, breathtaking sightseeings, indeed everything, our big family could have ever imagined and beyond. We will be back to stay in Lefkogia farm next year, also for a wedding reunion. Just day dreaming of our wonderful day. Much love and respect to Greece!
My dear Sveta, the pleasure was all ours! We loved your presence at the farm even though you were so busy with your friends' wedding. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We will most certainly be happy to see you and your lovely family next year. Love and respect to you all!
Perfect family stay in Crete
Betty and Agios were incredible hosts and know the area and the locals very well. The home was very comfortable with great WiFi and other amenities. Our family of five loved to help feed the animals and the kids loved the opportunity to ride their beautiful horse, Whiskey. The area was fantastic - the town was walking distance and within a ten minute drive, there were about 8 beaches. We would come and stay again.
My dear Annika, thank you for your review. We are so glad we had the chance to meet you and your wonderful family and your stay at the farm was among the highlights of this season! We would be so glad to see you again. Our best wishes to you all.
Lovely villa in a peaceful garden, great views and nearby to stunning beaches
Villa Ostria, in Lefkogia was a perfect place to stay as a family/ with young children as the kids could play in the olive grove/ garden which was very peaceful. There was play equipment/ trampoline and the hosts also keep farm animals - our kids were able to feed the animals and were really taken with the puppies/ chicks/ baby rabbits etc. There are many fantastic beaches to explore along the coast nearby and the scenic walk down to the nearest cove was magical in the evening. There are also spectacular walks/ drives nearby - and we particularly enjoyed the nearby gorge. Lefkogia is not far from the Villa and the food at the tavernas was very good and reasonably priced so we ate out more than we planned to. The Villa itself was very well presented/ equipped, the views from the veranda were beautiful and we felt very relaxed sitting outside looking at the garden/ mountains. The hosts could not have been more helpful - they helped us out with recommendations, were attentive to any needs we had, made us feel very welcome and were very kind in letting the children experience the animals on the farm. Overall, it was a great base to explore a wonderful part of Crete and I would definitely recommend.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful and pretty detailed review! We are much obliged for your nice words. It was such a pleasure accommodating you and you are always welcome to visit us again any time!
Amazing place and hosts
We spent 2 weeks at the Villa Ostria and absolutely loved it. Betty and Ilias were the perfect hosts to this beautiful place, close to the most gorgeous beaches in the south of Creta.
Every evening they were feeding the animals, also with alot of fun and joy. Our daughter fell in love with the Chihuahua „Lucy“.
The house is lovey and very clean. We loved the big porch which gave shade in the morning for breakfast and was open enough for a great sunset.
Betty had a sweet welcome basket for us, which was just great after the long journey.
We can highly recommend the Villa Ostria, Lefkogia Farm and hope to come back someday.
Ein Traum für Kinder und Familien, die gerne mit satter Natur und mit Tieren in Berührung kommen. (wir waren im Frühling dort, als alles blühte und summte). Die beiden Vermieter sind mit warmherzig noch untertrieben beschrieben - es wird wirklich auf jegliche Wünsche eingegangen. Tolle Strände in der Nähe. Ein rundum großartiger Urlaub!
Such a happy review! Reading it brought a wide smile on my face! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you felt happy here.
It is indeed lovely at spring and exactly as you described it. Thank you for your kindness and your support!
We would love to see you again,