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A small country house with two green courtyards
Hosted by Panagiotis
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our house is located in Meleses, a small village of 300 inhabitants, in the center of the prefecture of Heraklion, just 20km from the city center of Heraklion, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It can be the starting point for your visit to the city of Heraklion, the archaeological site of Knossos but also to discover the beauties of the hinterland, to get in touch with the local culture, to experience the everyday life of its people and enjoy the warm hospitality.
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Our house is located in Meleses, a small village of 300 inhabitants, in the center of the prefecture of Heraklion, just 20km from the city center of Heraklion, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It can be the starting point for your visit to the city of Heraklion, the archaeological site of Knossos but also to discover the beauties of the hinterland, to get in touch with the local culture, to experience the everyday life of its people and enjoy the warm hospitality.

The space

The stone build house has an open plan area with a kitchen and a small living room with a fireplace. A double bed is located on the loft. It has two green courtyards with flowers and herbs. In the back yard there is a huge walnut tree under its shade you can enjoy moments of relaxation. You can also use the barbecue. The toilet, which has all the facilities, is located just outside the main building in order o keep the old architectural design character of the old stone-build country houses in Cretan villages. So, after its renovation, it remained at the place where it was originally build. At home you will find a collection of foreign language books, maps and guide books for the area to organize our excursions. Of course, we are at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information and every possible service. In the village there are two mini markets and two cafes where you can have a snack (mezes) with raki or wine. You can also buy fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and local cheese, fresh eggs from George the smiling grocer, who stops every morning in front of the house with his mobile mini market. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking and cycling (we provide two bicycles for you) in a rich natural and cultural landscape. You will discover ruins of medieval castles, old small chapels, historical monasteries, wineries and you can walk through small green lined canyons.
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The stone build house has an open plan area with a kitchen and a small living room with a fireplace. A double bed is located on the loft. It has two green courtyards with flowers and herbs. In the back yard there is a huge walnut tree under its shade you can enjoy moments of relaxation. You can also use the barbecue. The toilet, which has all the facilities, is located just outside the main building in order o keep the old architectural design character of the old stone-build country houses in Cretan villages. So, after its renovation, it remained at the place where it was originally build.
At home you will find a collection of foreign language books, maps and guide books for the area to organize our excursions. Of course, we are at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information and every possible service.
In the village there are two mini markets and two cafes where you can have a snack (mezes) with raki or wine. You can also buy fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and local cheese, fresh eggs from George the smiling grocer, who stops every morning in front of the house with his mobile mini market.
The surrounding area is ideal for hiking and cycling (we provide two bicycles for you) in a rich natural and cultural landscape. You will discover ruins of medieval castles, old small chapels, historical monasteries, wineries and you can walk through small green lined canyons.

Guest access

You can visit the municipal gym, just 5 minutes from home, which features a fitness room, a sports hall and the entrance fee is 3 euros per visit.
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You can visit the municipal gym, just 5 minutes from home, which features a fitness room, a sports hall and the entrance fee is 3 euros per visit.

Interaction with guests

We live nearby, and we are at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information and every possible service.
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We live nearby, and we are at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information and every possible service.

Other things to note

For those of you who love music I have a small studio where you can play guitars, percussions and keyboard and record at a 4channel tape recorder. We grow biological vegetables and fruits in our small farm, and you can taste them there.
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For those of you who love music I have a small studio where you can play guitars, percussions and keyboard and record at a 4channel tape recorder.

We grow biological vegetables and fruits in our small farm, and you can taste them there.


Amenities

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs

Cancellations

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Rico User Profile
October 2017
Very nice hosts, and nice place. Very quiet area with nice walks, and nice villages
Panagiotis User ProfilePanagiotis is a superhost.
Response from Panagiotis:
Thank you guys for coming. We wish you the best and looking forward to see you again.
October 2017

Angela & Sergio User Profile
September 2017
If you are the kind of traveler that likes to be far away from tourists, do yourself a favor and stay at Panayiotis and Roula’s house, you will not regret it. We were greeted by this awesome, lovey and smiling couple, you’ll experience Cretan hospitality first hand, it is an incredible and humble experience The house is just lovely, cozy, comfortable, incredible clean, you will be surprised at how well equipped it is. One of the things that we loved was the attention to details, the decoration, the arrangement of things. Once you meet Panayiotis and Roula you will understand that this house is just and extension of them, of their personality. This place is charming with a very peaceful atmosphere. They were pending of us, our needs and always gave us good tips where to go and how to get to those places, they also have suggested itineraries printed and on the bookshelf one can find books with lots of information about Crete. By the way, they live nearby, just a few meters away, so communication was not a problem at all. The house location was perfect; we were able to reach different destinations easily. Around Meleses everything is 6 km away or 200 meters straight (ok, that is an inside joke, don’t take that part serious) :) I know Panayiotis will have a laugh. There are fresh vegetable markets, mini markets, bakeries and taverns around the area. So, go on and stay here. Our recommendation is that on the evenings after exploring and wandering Crete, come back here and get a bottle of Raki, sit outside on one of the terraces and ask this lovely couple to join you and have a good time laughing and talking about music, culture or politics you will definitely enjoy it. We loved this place, and we are looking forward to come back soon! Panayiotis and Roula, thank you so much for your companion and making of our time in Meleses an unforgettable experience! Sergio & Angela
Panagiotis User ProfilePanagiotis is a superhost.
Response from Panagiotis:
We are really happy and lucky to host so interest and lovely people like you. We have just returned from Peza (6 km from the house of course !!!) and now we 'll drink some raki. We 're looking forward to see you again. Thank you very much for coming. Kisses and "gia mas".
September 2017

Elisabeth User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Meleses, Panagiotis and his wife provided us with everything we could possibly wish for, and the house itself was really sweet, very clean and with a comfortable bed and lots of useful information about Crete.. and the two courtyards were wonderful as well!

Jens User Profile
August 2017
We had an absolutely amazing time at Panagiotis' and Roula's lovely house. Everything was even better than advertised and both were perfect hosts. We really felt at home from the first day. Meleses turned out to be the perfect starting point to all our excursions to the north and south of crete (Panagiotis had a lot of great tips and provided maps, guides, everything one could think of). We even had a little feline companion to check on us every day :) So all the best to the both of you, we'll never forget our stay at Meleses :)
Panagiotis User ProfilePanagiotis is a superhost.
Response from Panagiotis:
We, thank you both Jens, and we are really glad that we met you. Be good, healthy and creative. Kisses. Our mail is : (EMAIL HIDDEN) Panagiotis - Roula
August 2017

Matthias User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful and cosy house and garden Very friendly hosts Open minded People Delicious local food and drinks A place to come back soon

Marianna User Profile
July 2017
Amazing place and amazing people! Even though we only stayed at panagiotis' place two nights we felt like home, thanks to the beautiful and cozy house and panagiotis and roula's warm welcome. The house is amazing, just like the pictures and even better, and fully equipped. It's very peaceful and so it's the village. We had breakfast and lunch in the courtyard and shared some time there with Panagiotis and roula who were very friendly and helpfull and attended every need we had. The location of the village is very good too, you can reach many interesting destinations from there easily. We had an amazing time, felt really sad we had to leave so early and would return without a doubt. Recommended 100%!

Elena User Profile
July 2017
I was there with my fiancé Romain. We had a wonderful time at Panagiotis’ and Roula’s place! The house is lovely and has everything you need for a long stay, we felt really cozy and slept like babies in the bedroom on the first floor. The country house is located in between two beautiful green courtyards, so that we could choose were to have breakfast/aperitif every day. The hosts have been a testimony of Cretan hospitality as they gave us their own olive oil, Raki, vegetables from their garden, typical dishes, countless attentions and help. From the village, in which everyone was super kind to us, we could reach all of Crete in a very reasonable time, Panagiotis even helped us rent a car with preferential price and suggested us daily itineraries to enjoy the best spots of Crete. We felt home from the very first day and had the best time in Crete at Roula’s & Panagiotis’. We absolutely recommend this place!! Thanks again guys :) Elena & Romain

I am Panayiotis. I am 53 years old and with my wife Roula came to this small village in 2010 from Athens, seeking a better quality of life. We have both worked for many years in the book publishing business. In Crete, we created out own publishing house and my wife works at Kazan…
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