Afroditi’s Traditional House is a stone- build restored traditional Cretan house situated in a small traditional village of Gianniou between Plakias and Preveli monastery.
The house is a two-storey building with an additional new-build room at the attic. The ground floor is the oldest part of the house, which dates back to 18th century. It has been renovated to a modern open plan kitchen/living room area while a few of the historical architectural elements were preserved and incorporated into the modern layout. The kitchen is modern, there is a large dining table sitting 8 persons and a small winery in the kitchen. The furniture of the kitchen and the whole house as well was designed in a rustically style.
This house can accommodate up to 8 persons
The kitchen is fully equipped, including an oven, refrigerator, digester, juice-maker, toast-maker, coffee machine a micro wave oven & a kettle. On the opposite side on the ground floor is a cosy living room separated by an historical arch from the rest of the space. The living room has a modern flat Satellite TV and a fireplace. There is a comfortable sofa, which can become an extra double bed if necessary. The ground floor is including also a modern bathroom with shower/toilet and a washing machine.
There is an iron-wooden staircase leading from the ground floor to the first floor. On the first floor there are two bedrooms with wooden floors and ceilings and the master bathroom.
The master bedroom has a king-size double bed, large wardrobe and a beautiful view over the valley and hills stretching below the village. There is also a door leading from the master bedroom out to the terrace of the house. The second bedroom consists of two single beds. The master bathroom is between the two bedrooms on the first floor and it has a Jacuzzi.
Another internal iron-wooden stairway is leading from the first floor to the attic, where you will find one more spacious new-build room with three windows on the three walls offering beautiful views to the surroundings, there is the third bedroom of the house with a king-size double bed.
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The house has a terrace covered by a wooden pergola, which is accessible either from the master bedroom or by stairs from outside.
The house is suitable also for winter stays, as it has a fireplace and a central heating as well. The house is also located at an excellent starting point to many interesting walking tours around. You can enjoy a walk of about 45 min over a hill to the Preveli monastery, to Preveli palm beach or plenty of other treks along the aqueducts and fields surrounding the village.
The nearest supermarket and taverns you will find in the village of Lefkogia, which is cca 1 km away from the house. The nearest beach is the beach of Skinaria, cca 3,5 km away.
- Rethymno port city center: 30km
- Sea front: 3,5km
- Chania airport: 100km
- Heraklion airport: 110km