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Lovely Home with large Verandas in Countryside
Lovely Home with large Verandas in Countryside
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Archontissa’s Spiti (Lady’s House) is a house by the Cretan countryside, surrounded by trees and with a beautiful view to the imposing Cretan mountains. It is a great place for all those who wish to experience real life in Crete in a traditional village. The area is quiet and could be ideal for families or people who want to connect with nature. Lots of places of interest around the area, a great starting point for your hiking or biking adventures but also near to all the beaches of the north!

The space

If you want to experience life in a Cretan village, close to Chania and yet quite secluded and surrounded by the beauty of the Cretan landscape as it unfolds in the colorful summer days, Archontissa’s House is just the place for you.

Situated in the beautiful village of Vatolakos, it is close to the touristic Platanias and to the city of Chania, very short distance to Samaria Gorge, and yet, it is a lively village, where you can live your life in slower terms, mix with local people, enjoy traditional food at the local tavern while listening to traditional music.

The house is surrounded by flowers, has a beautiful veranda and a garden and it can accommodate up to 6 persons. However, you should keep in mind that smoking is allowed only on the outside areas of the house.

• Bedrooms
Archontissa’s House has 2 large bedrooms. The first bedroom has one double bed with vanity and bedside tables, with a large closet and an air-condition. It has its own balcony with a view to the mountains. The second bedroom has two beds with a large closet, vanity tables and is also equipped with an air-condition. And of course, you will have your own balcony with a view of the mountains.

We have one Βathroom with a bathtub, fully equipped with all kinds of toiletries, essentials and of course towels for our guests. There is also a washing machine which you can use for free.

• Kitchen
A large kitchen will be just what you need whenever you decide to cook a meal with your friends or your family. All necessary equipment, pots and pans are there. Furthermore you will find, a dishwasher so you will not spend your time cleaning plates. A kettle is available and a juicer for those tasty oranges of the Cretan countryside, and also a coffee machine.

There is a bar with 4 stools and a large table with 4 wooden chairs where you can sit and enjoy your meal. There is also a door that leads to the veranda, in case you want to enjoy your meal outside, with a view to the garden. And of course, we provide to all our guests raw organic, fresh Cretan olive oil of our own production!

• Living Room
You will find that a large living room is just what you need after a long hiking trip. Here, you will rest at the 2 big sofas (convertible to sofa beds). There is also a Tv set and a coffee table. Right next to it you will find the dining table where you can enjoy your meals if outdoors is not a choice for you. Through the window you will have a view at the beautiful garden.

• Outdoors
Archontissa’s House is a place with a large veranda and a garden equipped with all kinds of outdoor facilities. You will find a big table with 6 chairs and 3 deck chairs. There is also a smaller table with two more chairs and sun loungers. Veranda has a pergola and is surrounded by endemic flowers and plants which provide the perfect shade under the warm Cretan Summer sun and also bath the environment with beautiful fragrances! You will not have a problem with parking since the house has its own parking space. You can also use our barbecue, if you feel like it.

-- List of amenities and equipment found in the house
• Wifi
• TV (Satellite Channels)
• 2 Airconditions
• Fully equipped Kitchen plus kettle, juicer, coffee machine
• Coffee, tea, salt/pepper, olive oil, sugar
• Washing machine
• Dishwasher
• Iron & Hair Dryer
• Parking space
• Garden & Veranta
• Baby cot and Highchair (on request)

Archontissa’s House is located in the peaceful village of Vatolakos, just 100 meters from the center of the village. The house has very friendly neighbors. Just some meters from the center of the village you will find a famous little traditional tavern called «καπηλειό» where you will be able to taste real traditional Cretan food with good homemade wine. Ask on which days of the week there will be live traditional music. I am sure you will enjoy it.

Most people in the village work as farmers and collect oranges. During summer time, the village is full of life with locals walking on the streets or enjoying their coffee at the more traditional cafeteria or the modern one if they want an espresso.

2 km of distance from Vatolakos you will find Alikianos village where there is a bank and an ATM, a pharmacy, doctor and a supermarket. Located centrally in the village is the 22 meters high village square clock which was created by Vangelis Markoulakis, in memory of those killed by the Nazis during the Nazi occupation of Crete. The village has its own festivals every 28th of June and 27th of August with traditional food, music, and a lot of dance. We always dance. In both joy and sorrow. :)

There is also a beautiful hiking road you should try by the river Valsamiotis. Only some meters from the center of the village you will find the Museum of Olives & Olive Oil. 700 meters of distance from Vatolakos is the famous Manousakis Winery, widely known as Nostos Winery which you can visit, take a tour and try different kinds of wines produced in the Cretan land. Close by there is also the Botanical Park with hundreds of different kinds of endemic plants and trees and a truly great restaurant which uses only fresh organic and straight from the cretan land products!

Last but not least we are located just some minutes of driving distance to the north of Chania and Platanias area where you will find some of the most beautiful and clear beaches of the region. Also at less than 4 km distance you will find Agia Lake and the cafeteria of the area where you can enjoy a coffee in a perserved natural environment!

And of course, our home is the perfect basecamp for your excursions to Samaria Gorge and the Mountainous Crete. Samaria gorge is at a distance of less than 30 km from our home!

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people $16 SGD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $33 SGD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman
Safety features
First aid kit
3 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
October 2017
This is a beautiful clean property in a very quiet village called Vatolakos, about 25 minutes drive from Chania Town. The hosts are very welcoming. You will need a car to get around as the village is quite small and you will want to get out and about. The village has a lovely Taverna which does delicious local food and there are one or two cafes and a shop. The house is located a 15 minute walk from the Manousakis winery and we very much recommend a wine tasting visit where we got to sit in the bright Mediterranean sunshine and sample five superb wines. All in all a very clean, welcoming property in a rural Cretan village. Lovely !

Lea User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed at Nikos Apartment for 8 days. The communication was very friendly and profesional. In Vatolakkos the owner of the House, Arxontiki, gave us a very warm welcome with homegrown oranges and typical greek biscuits. Arxontiki lives in Chania and is available all the time. Next to the apartment lives her mother and the wife of her brother. Both are very kind ladies. All of them were very welcoming, gaving us hints and information but also introducing greek culture by sharing a traditional meal and fruits from the garden. At the same time we had enough privacy, which we enjoy a lot when we travel. The Apartment is very clean and well equipped. We found it exactly as described and visible on the pictures. The village is a little bit off but we liked that. You get the feeling to live in a typical greek village with lots of plantations. The people are very nice. I would recommend the place to people who have their own rental car and who plan to explore crete instead of visiting the same beach every day. Then this apartment is a very good base. It takes 30 minutes to Chania. You can get to the beaches in the north in 30-60 minutes. To the south ist takes about 90 minutes. We recommend to use also the smaller roads in the back of the country, not only the "Highway". This gives a very interesting impression of crete. We had a very pleasent stay and would definetly visit that place and the people again.

Nikolaus User Profile
July 2017
Right when we arrived we felt the warmth of Greece hospitality and got a welcome-Raki and some sweet stuff from the lovely grandmother next to the house. The house itself is clean and well decorated! It has everything you might need. Especially the nice Veranda is a big bonus point! Its about a 20 min drive to Chania, but the house is perfect if you want to discover the Samaria-Gorge and the surrounding area - which is really nice and has much to offer! Further, being away from the busy city makes it an ideal location for a relaxing holiday. Overall a nice house in a good location. Would love to stay again!

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