We could not write this review for a long time because is it even possible to write about a careless life in the fairytale and in your grandma's house at the same time? The owner and her sister were great company in some evenings with wine, and their mother made us dolmadaki and grape snails. By the way, the owner was extremely helpful in every respect and speaks perfect English.
Although her mother talked to us in Greek (a language we do not speak), children (9 and 3) felt a sympathy to her as if she were real family. Almost a year passed since we were there, but we still cook using mountain plants the owner's mother gave us (she's more than 80, but still goes picking weeds by herself).
The house is very comfortable, pleasantly chilly when it's hot, everything's working fine. The house also has two courtyards. A church stands right opposite to the first courtyard/entrance. The village is safe and normal, the kids went everywhere by themselves. If you don't have a car, it's a long walk to the nearest supermarket, located in the other village on the highway, but while you're hiking you can meet locals painting welcome frescoes in the highway tunnel and giving away freshly made souvlaki. Almost no one speaks English in the village, but it does not make the locals any less kind and hospitable. The village is surrounded by beautiful hills with grapes and olives.
The village is not touristic, but those who miss restaurant food can go up the mountain and dine in a villa/restaurant with simple and very fresh produce.
We don't drive so we haven't got to the sea, but it's a 20 minute drive to Heraklion beaches. Anyway, it was a very rehabilitating, quiet stay, and we had a really great time.
- Valentin, Veronika, Lev & Asia
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