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 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.
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.
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.