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Manolis Papadakis

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, greek

Yiannis Cottage with Private Pool, is set in a picturesque position in W Crete

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 sofa bed,1 bath, 1 shower room,Pool, garden, henery, Wifi

Yiannis Cottage is situated in a small village in W. Crete, set above Spilia's Myrtidiotissa Church, with it's magnificent painted interior. Indulge yourself around your own beautiful private Pool, listening to bird-song and enjoying the scent of fragrant flowers.

We would like to inform you about some changes we have made this year in

our property, in order to have better and higher quality stay.

We provided some space to young artists to express themselves through art.

We brought even closer the nature to you and your table with more fruits

and vegetables from our garden and fresh eggs from a new small hennery a

few meters away from the Cottage.. You can collect vegetables and eggs by yourself!!!

With respect to the architecture of the area we have upgraded the facilities of the Cottage giving more emphasis to a larger bathroom & shower area.

Yiannis Cottage is provided with the special sign of the Greek Tourist Organization (EOT-1354121504) which secures the quality level of all services, terms and conditions our guests have the privilege to enjoy during their stay.

Enjoy the pleasures of the local tavernas, or eat by your Pool on warm balmy evenings.

Whether you are looking for a totally relaxing, or a more adventurous holiday, you will find that Yiannis Cottage is the perfect base.

Welcome pack.: A welcome pack will await you in the Cottage, consisting of traditional fresh organic products.

A bottle of olive oil, raki, and local wine from Yiannis own farm.

For you to enjoy leisurely breakfasts on your terrace overlooking the Pool, there is a breakfast pack consisting of bread, natural juices, eggs, bacon, marmalade and butter.

Cleaning and linen change.: Also included are bath & Pool towels.

The Cottage is cleaned twice a week which includes linen and towel change.

Special Discounts : Big Discounts are provided for bookings 3 weeks or more.

Send your Requests or book online if you wish!!!

If the dates you want to book are already reserved ask for OUR suggestions!!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Manolis Papadakis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, greek


based on 25 traveler reviews

Yiannis Cottage with Private Pool, is set in a picturesque position in W Crete
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at this superb cottage! Quite easy to reach, using the owner's route indications. Very nice people, always there to help and make your stay as confortable as possible. They even offered us a cretan dinner with products from their own garden (delicious!). There is a nice taverna just 50 m down the road which had the best food we had during our stay. Being awaken by the Sunday morning bells (there is a church just next to the property) was not as bad as expected, actually quite entertaining :-)) There's, also, a very friendly grey cat which comes to your door, every now and then, asking for food (but not intruding!) called Miu.

Overall, we would definitely recommend to have an extended stay, if possible. We might return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. It was really my pleasure to meet you . You are a grate couple , you smile all the time , i really wish you to be like this all your life. You left the house in excellent condition, i though that the housecleaner went before me ( but she hadn't came yet). I am really happy to hear that you had a good time in our property and at the region.... As I told you from the first day it is very difficult to explore the region in 8 days so...You need to come back!!! Miu the cat is looking for you... I really hope we will have the opportunity to meet you again!! Many wishes to both of you!! Manolis
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A lovley quite hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here for the Last 6 years. So that should give you an idea of what I think of this Cottage.

Over the last few years there has been a nice Change in side with a new " walk in wet shower room " and a altomatic washing machine. The crockery and cutlery are well looked after. This year there was a new Coffee machine and sandwich toaster. The property is ALWAS spotlessly clean. There have been a lot of changes out side. The pine trees had a problem and died so were cut down, but new screening and planing of new trees c

Keeps this lovely out side screened. The pool is lovely. Just right for the early morning dip strait out of bed !!!

The family are very nice, and over the years we have been good friends.

Your privacy is ALWAS respected as they ALWAS call out and wait for an answer before coming onto the property wile you are there. So what else can I say apart from its booked for next year.

Iv been coming to Crete for over 20 years now and this cottage is my favourite.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So good we returned

  • 5 of 5

Our trip in May 2016is the first time we have ever revisited a property and location. Yianni's Cottage is a very restful property and there is so much to see and do near Spilia visiting beaches, the seaside, rural villages, mountains and gorges. The cottage is the perfect size for us (a couple) and there are multiple seating areas outside providing sunshine or shade at any time of day. The cottage is located next to the church with a beautiful view. Yiannis, Katerina and their son Manolis are the best hosts we have ever encountered. Fresh eggs (often still warm) can be collected from the hens in the orchard and I'm pining for the fresh courgettes with flowers still attached cut from the plant by Yiannis. As well as cooking in the house and barbecuing outside we also enjoyed the wonderful traditional Cretan restaurants in Spilia (3 minutes walk), Vasiliopoulo, Deliana nearby and at Gramvoussa near Kissamos. The very Cretan resort of Kolymbari is only three kilometres distance and has fresh fish tavernas, many run by the fisherman, as well as grills for souvlaki and Cretan specialities. The freshness and quality of all the food is incredible. There is a Friday morning market near the church in Kolymbari which has great fresh food stalls at the far end - past the t-shirts stalls.

From the off the main tourist route location of Spilia you can easily visit the lovely town of Chania for shopping, a great market, trendy bars and a memorable harbour.

Finally I would like to thank Manolis for his attention to detail, arranging the car for us, plentiful support and his delightful company.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Haven

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described including the fact that it is next to a church. The place was peaceful, comfortable and perfect. I would suggest that it is ideal for a couple. It is very private and restful. The Owner s extremely helpful and provides a wealth of local information and has suggestions regarding venues, locations and restaurants, the communication pre visit is extremely comprehensive.. I would have no hesitation in recommending this location to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our three week stay here. The facilities were as described and perfectly adequate for our needs. The owners were very attentive and generous with their time and providing produce from their nearby garden; fresh vegetables and eggs appeared regularly. The facilities in the village were also good, a nearby taverna with friendly staff, good food and wine, and the shop on the way into the village was well stocked. It was also a good base from which to go touring around the west part of the island. Will happily return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Definitely lived up to expectations

  • 4 of 5

Cosy place. Photos don't lie. Friendly people. Real nice vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Kolymbari cafe bar
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
National road to Chania or Kissamos
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
In spilia village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Spila is located on the edge of the plain of Chania 2 km from Kolymvari, 22km from Chania city-centre and 35 km from the airport of Chania. The village is near the junction with the national road which allows access to Chania in less than 20 minutes. Close by, there are 1 small mini market and a bigger one (2 minutes drive) where you will find provisions; fresh bread, fruit and vegetables and indispensable articles. You can also order by phone and the owner of the mini market can bring anything you need at the Cottage!!!

The village of Spilia is named after the Cave of Ai-Yiannis Erimiti which is to be found in the west part of the village on the hill above the Villa (1 km away), on an impressive site of great historical importance and exceptional views of the olives groves, the sea and the White Mountains.

The Cave of St John the Hermit looks like an oblong arcade. Its length is about 135 meters and the scientists believe that it is essentially a prehistoric river bed.

The history of the cave is associated with the ascetic life of the hermit John, since he lived there – according to researchers – in the 6th century.

A short distance away from the Villa (100m away) is situated a dense vegetation of extremely high Plane Trees, that are centuries old.

Under the trees is a very pleasant and local tavern which offers traditional food.

In charming Kolymvari (5 minutes by car) you will find the Iera Moni Gonias Monastery and the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

In the village there are many pleasant tavernas, restaurants and kafenions, a post office, a medical center, a supermarket and bank / ATM’s.

The area is famous for its fish, landed fresh daily from the harbour, the fragrant wine of the Kissamos area and the awarded olive oil with it’s low acidity rate.

Spilia village is ideally located for you to visit the most important coasts of Crete, the well-known Falassarna with the immense sandy beach, the ancient town and the enchanting lagoon of Elafonisi, attractions awarded by international organizations for their clearness and the multi coloured sand formations. In the wider area is set the beautiful lagoon of Balos at Gramvousa where you can enjoy all the tints of blue and green.

Night-life, beach bars, wind-surfing and other extreme sports can be found in abundance all in the Platanias area which is not far away.

The famous Samaria Gorge, and many other wonderful Gorges & walks in the countryside are another option.

We can also offer you several sevices::Car rentals, Transfers,Excursions to Samaria gorge or other gorges, guided walks,4X4 safari to Balos,Cooking services and Cretan cooking lessons, Spa, treatments, etc


Rates & Availability

Spilia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July (Was 1450 Euros)
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
High season (Was 1700Euros)
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 23 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
September (Was 1250 Euros
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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Chania Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom overlooks Pool. Air- Condition available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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