Our recently renovated house is situated in the centre of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, in a quiet old neighbourhood. Its position is ideal for those who want to explore the city itself and also great for exploring the rest of the island.
Our house is situated in the centre of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. Its position is ideal for anyone that wants to explore the city itself and indeed the rest of the island with the splendours of Chania, about a two hour drive west of Heraklion, or the charm of Agios Nikolaos, about an hour and a half drive east of the house.
The property is within the famous Venetian walls and we're only a few minutes walk from Lions Square in the very heart of the city. We're in an old neighbourhood which is surprisingly quiet and peaceful given its central location. Most evenings all you can hear is our jasmine tree lightly fluttering in the gentle breeze, when the smells are divine.
We spent five months last year renovating the property which now boasts an efficient solar-panel system for hot water, a brand new contemporary bathroom, satellite TV and WiFi throughout the house.
The house consists of:
Ground Floor: Large reception/dining room, kitchen, hall, toilet, outside toilet (in the small back yard) and outside patio.
First Floor: Large landing space, living room (with French doors to outside balcony), bathroom with shower, bedroom with double bed and French doors to a pretty outside terrace.
There is an Apple Mac computer (with internet connection) in the living room which guests are welcome to use, a TV with "OTE TV" subscription (included) so you can get BBC World News, CNBC, France 24 and DW, among many other Greek and International channels. There is also a DVD player (and a selection of movies) stereo system (and a selection of CDs) with FM tuner. There is FREE fast Wi-Fi available throughout the house. There are land-line telephones in both reception and living rooms, with FREE calls to phone numbers within Greece, which are perfect for ordering delivered take-out food!
The kitchen is well equipped with fridge, microwave with oven-grill, two gas-hobs, electric kettle, bread toaster and Gaggia espresso coffee maker & coffee grinder... and a washing machine!
Fresh towels and bedding are provided.
There is also an iron, an ironing board and hair-dryer available for your use.
Interaction with guests
We live in the countryside about 25 minutes from the house and are always on call should you need help or advice during your stay.
Other things to note
If you require collecting from Heraklion airport or the port on arrival, we're be happy to pick you up and drive you to the house. If you'd prefer a car waiting for you on arrival we can put you in touch with our preferred car-rental companies. Alternatively, we can advise you where to go to hire a car after your arrive, when you've maybe had time to settle in a bit!
We will make sure that there is a complimentary bottle of wine on the table to welcome you and that there is plenty enough in the fridge for a good Cretan breakfast!
For those of you with business to conduct (meetings, seminars, demonstrations etc.) the downstairs reception room can be easily adapted. It can accommodate around 30 people and there are additional new chairs (see the yellow ones in the photos) in store at the house that can be used for this purpose.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon!
All we ask is that you respect our house and property like your own. We've stayed in many places with Airbnb ourselves and we've always tidied before leaving, so we'd be really pleased if you'd do that for us too!
We look forward to welcoming you very soon!
Sincerely, Clive & Chantal.
Hello, my name is Clive. My partner's name is Chantal and we live on the beautiful island of Crete. I'm an artist originally from England and Chantal is from Belgium. We met here about 5 years ago and take life a little easier now. We have a house in the country, not far from Heraklion, and in 2013 we also acquired this old town house in Heraklion. It's a great place to stay when we're in town as it is so central. Just a few minutes walk and we're in Lions Square, the very hub of the city! We have just finished renovating the house which took us almost six months to complete, and our plan is to offer it to family when they visit us and to other guests who might like a central place to stay when visiting the fascinating island of Crete. We look forward to welcoming you very soon!