Haniotena Cottage lies between a tiny white-washed chapel and a carved village spring at the end of a narrow lane in Kritsa. This is one of Crete's oldest and prettiest villages, set on a hillside but only a short drive inland from the sea. Inside the gate you enter a secluded courtyard garden, filled with a shady tangle of flowers and herbs: jasmine, irises and a lemon tree, with rosemary and oregano in earthenware pots. At the far end is a sheltered swimming pool with beautiful country views towards the sea The interior has equal charm: downstairs is cool and quite traditional, upstairs is light and has fine views over the countryside.
1 bedroom (2-4 guests)
Private swimming pool 5m x 3.5m (depth 1.5m)
Ground floor: split level open-plan living/dining room with TV (Greek channels), stairs to mezzanine floor with double bed, WC
Lower ground floor: kitchen with access to garden and outdoor dining area; kitchen includes hob, oven and fridge-freezer, bathroom
Upper ground floor: double master bedroom with en-suite shower room and sitting area
Air-conditioned master bedroom
Access by car to the villa is through a narrow lane, steep in parts and may be restricted.
Beach (Almyros) 15min drive
Tavernas/shops 5min walk
Agios Nikolaos 20min drive