A sanctuary in every sense, this house is beautiful and warm. Filled with sun during the day, elegant with period lighting at night.
Due to the impressive location, the house benefis from calmness and tranquility. It is located just 25km from the city of Heraklion and the beaches close to the city, 30km from the archeological site of Phaistos, 32km from the archeological site of Knossos, 38km from Matala and the beautiful Kalamaki beach and 18km from the lovely Zaros lake.
This traditional masterpiece was purpose renovated according to the traditional Cretan design, perfectly complying to the general aesthetics of the surroundings. The house has a ground floor of 170m² and a first floor of 66m². (stonewalls included). On the ground floor there are two lounges, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a storage room, a bathroom and a guest room. The first floor is accessed with an internal staircase and consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house has central heating, two fireplaces, alarm system, security doors, automatic garage door, water purifier filter, automatic watering and a pump operated well.
The garden has a total area of 625m² and has lawn, fruit trees, trellis and parking for 4 cars. If you are looking for wild natural beauty in an unspoiled setting, combining all the characteristics of the traditional Cretan architecture, look no further than here!
The house is sold fully furnished and it is built in a way that can be easily divided into two houses. It surely offers exceptional accommodation in a beautiful building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original Cretan features!
This wonderfully appointed house will simply take your breath away! It is very well-priced considering the high desired location and the numerous features provided!
The stone house is a traditional, fully furnished residence built with the fitting assiduity in a traditional, picturesque location in Heraklion . Gracefully set in a 625m²-plot, this enchanting house has a big yard and a vast garden which are perfect to relax within the unspoilt environment and listen to nature's sounds...
Stone and wood are the main incredients of the house, reminders of another era! Surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, one can experience a real feeling of having 'got away from it all'...
The house is constructed on two levels and offers spacious rooms and nice views. Amenities are all within easy reach, including restaurants, beach bars, nightlife, grocery stores, gas stations etc.
Superbly presented and meticulously looked after this would easily be one of the best kept homes!
The property is located in a town built along the road between the Messara plain and the Malevizi region at the highest point (580 m).
The town enjoys a unique location with a splendid view into the Malevizi region, and a cool climate, particularly pleasant during the hot summer months. It is exposed to winds coming from every direction and gets a good share of rain during the winter months. It produces first-rate fruit and vegetables.
In Venetian times, The town included 12 neighbourhoods: Pirouniana, Miloniana, Kampaniana, Trapeziana, Barberiana, Papadiana, Ragouziana, Tithiana, Alidiana, Porti, Thalassiana and Kampithiana, from the names of different families.
The town is mentioned in many Venetian documents of the 16th and 17th centuries, and in the Egyptian census of 1834 it is quoted as having 40 families. In 1881, it is mentioned as part of Megali Vrisi with 450 inhabitants and in 1900, in the same municipality, with 586 inhabitants. From 1920, it figures in all the censi as a community with a continuously growing number of inhabitants. Nowadays there are over 2000 inhabitants.
When the Turks conquered the island, Achmet Kioprouli Pasha took the image of The town and dedicated it to the Vezir Tzami, today the church of Aghios Titos in Heraklion.
Because of its strategic location on the main north-south axis, the town was often exposed to fierce battles. A famous warrior, Mathiou Kapitakis or Mathioudakis was born here: he fought side to side with Karaiskakis and was killed at Faliro. His comrade-in-arms, Logios, was the hero of Aghios Thomas.
As you reach the village, on the north side there is a rock with a chapel dedicated to Profitis Ilias. On this rock -which used to be twice as large but part of it fell off at the beginning of the 19th century- there used to be an ancient temple.
Old church of The town Nowadays, the visitor can find every kind of commodity and facility on hand at the modern town of The town. In summer a special 'tsikoudia' feast, and in early spring a carnival feast are organized by the Cultural Association of the town.
Don't forget to visit both the old and the new churches in the centre of the town, dedicated to the patron saint, The town.
Three Byzantine churches are also well worth a visit: Profitis Ilias, Aghios Giorgos and Aghios Ioannis, and of course the old monastery of Aghia Pelagia by the cemetery.