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5.0 / 5Exceptional
3 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Komos Beach
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Roman Caves
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Caves of Matala
    8 min drive

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020 3564 4853

    About this area


    Located in Faistos, this villa is in a rural location and by the ocean. Caves of Matala and Phaistos are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Komos Beach and Beach of Matala.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Komos Beach - 6 min drive
    • Phaistos - 6 min drive
    • Roman Caves - 7 min drive
    • Beach of Matala - 8 min drive
    • Caves of Matala - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 62 min drive

    About this property

    Luxury Stone Villa in South Crete, 5 Persons, Near the sea

    Romantic villa in Faistos
    Our house is called 'O Ilios' (EOT certified: MHTE 1039K10002978501) Our stone house in Pitsidia called "O ILIOS". It lies on the southern coast of Crete, Heraklion and 65 km below was built 11 years ago by a local builder. It is therefore very specific Cretan features. The walls are 40 cm thick, and this is both in summer and winter very pleasant. Pitsidia is an original Cretan village with stunning views of the Psiloritis. Until May you see the snow on the mountain tops, the 2400 meters high. The beach is 2 km away and you are walking, cycling, or scootert Drive with the car going. It is a wide, clean beach and is very quiet. In southern Crete is about 9 months summer. In the house itself you can stay with up to 5 people. There are 2 bedrooms, one for 2 people and one for 3 persons. Both upstairs and downstairs is a bathroom. In the downstairs bathroom, with tub, is also a washing machine. Since 2013 free wifi. In the well-equipped kitchen with electrical appliances, including dishwasher, it will lack nothing. The living room has a cozy fireplace which is fueled with olive wood. The house has air conditioning. Around the house there are 4 terraces sunbeds / garden furniture is available, so you can always find a sunny and / or sheltered spot. We are sure that staying in "O Illios" an unforgettable vacation. Pitsidia is a small traditional Cretan village near Matala on the south coast of Crete. The accommodations and restaurants are of good quality, and the people are very friendly. A walk through Pitsidia puts you in the first place on the "platia." Here you can between the cafe / restaurants / shops sit on one of the terraces and a cool drink order with some mezes (savory snacks). You undoubtedly pass the "supermarket" of Kostas. Here they sell absolutely everything. And his second such nice Pitsidianen. Further along you'll pass the church which is illuminated at night beautiful. In the village you will find also a butcher, good pastry and plenty of small grocery stores and restaurants. If your evening return to O Illios after you've eaten and drank delicious feel the friendliness of the people. Kalinichta (goodnight) Buses Pitsidia: All buses to go through Pitsidia Matala, in the summer there are six buses per day to Matala, Heraklion, Phaistos and Agia Galini. Around Pitsidia: You can Komos beach on foot in 30 minutes. In the neighboring village of Kalamaki is a short walk from 4 km, walking along the main road and Komos beach. Matala is 4 km away. The slightly more inland town of Sivas can be reached with a nice walk through the olive fields in about half an hour. WALKING: So many opportunities to make wonderful hiking from Pitsidia. Around Pitsidia extend the olive groves out. In January / February bloom below the anemones. It's a beautiful sight, the Mount Ida with its snowcapped mountains and down the colors of the flowers. In winter the temperature is usually between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. A wonderful walk is also to nearby Kalamaki, beyond the first hill you see are Kalamaki by the sea with a clear blue sky above. You can go on a terrace and a cool drink and snack before taking the return is accepted. Walking through one of the gorges, Samaria (18 km) for the experienced walker or Oleander gap with flowering oleanders in April and May (9 km). The surroundings of Zaros is for hikers very worthwhile. SIGHTS IN THE AREA: Phaistos is located in the south-central Crete and will surely be appreciated by people who love history. You can enjoy a beautiful panorama because it sits on a hilltop. Across the street is the excavation of Agia Triada. You can buy a combination ticket for both sites. Even when Komosstrand you find an excavation where still being worked on, this is not (yet) to visit. Want some more remote than can be found on the way to Heraklion, just before Agia Deka, Gortys, a Roman settlement, very interesting. You learn that the emancipation in ancient times was already well advanced. And then of course the main excavation of Crete, Knossos, south of Heraklion. A day "culture" should not be missed in your holidays. MARKETS: Mires is a larger town with about 5 000 people. It lies about 13 km from Pitsidia and you can easily come up with the local bus. Every Saturday there is a nice market. You can also find a post office and several banks here. In Timbaki you can also fine to buy groceries. The market in Timbaki on Friday morning.
    Air-conditioned accommodation at this villa offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms and includes sofa beds. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils.
    Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. This Faistos villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property amenities


    Free WiFi

    Parking and transport

    On-site parking
    Car recommended


    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed


    2 bathrooms
    Combined bath/shower
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Snorkelling nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Cave exploring nearby
    Mountain biking nearby


    Sleeps 5
    Unit size: 1163 sq ft (108 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Payment types at the property


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transport to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Luxury Stone Villa in South Crete, 5 Persons, Near the sea Villa


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    5/5 Excellent

      Toller Urlaub!

      Das Haus entsprach genau der Beschreibung, die Vermieterin bzw. ASP vor Ort war bezaubernd!

      5/5 Excellent

        Beautiful, charming house with a high standard outfit. Great view on the mountains.

        Warm welcome by Jodi. Quiet place. Recommendable.

        5/5 Excellent

          mooi gelegen villa in zuid Kreta

          Een fijn huis in een dorp met alle voorzieningen vanwaar (zuid) Kreta in alle richtingen bereikt kan worden. Strand? Op een paar autominuten rijden. Bergen? Op een tiental autominuten rijden. Opgravingen? Op een paar autominuten rijden. En altijd weer heerlijk 'thuiskomen' en kiezen op welk van de 4 terrassen om (en op) huis je wilt zitten. Of toch nog even slenteren naar één van de vele taverna's in Pitsidia. Heerlijk! Kees en Inez, april 2018

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