Front of windmill with balconies.Bathroom door

Entire home/apt

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1 bedroom

3 beds
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This windmill is located at the edge of the small agricultural town Neapolis. It has been sensitively converted into a home. The mechanisms are all intact in the space which is compact and cosy. There are two balconies and a stone staircase to a large garden. There are many popular and also wild beaches within 20 minutes’ drive through beautiful countryside. Crete forms a significant part of the cultural heritage of Greece and so there are many places of interest in the Neapolis Lasithi area.

The space

The windmill is on two floors totalling 51 sq. metres. There is a 150 sq. metre garden. This mill is small but perfectly functional and comfortably accommodates two people. The two single beds lock together to make a double bed. There is a double sofa bed for other guests in the living area downstairs. Please note the sofa bed needs to be closed during the day to make space.

There are places designed for all necessary activities. Cooking, breakfasting and dining, sofa slouching and sofa sleeping, laptop use with a large monitor for wide screen. There is a spiral staircase. Upstairs the double bed can be easily separated to make two single beds or sofas. The two balconies have enough space for dining with stone stairs outside down to the garden and bathroom. The view is of the town streets combined with mountains and hills.

Guest access

There are many beaches within 20 minutes drive. The village and beach Plaka and the island of Spinalonga are great places to visit. Another beach village Elounda is just along the coast from Plaka where one can cross over the sea causeway to rocky private coves and family beaches.

In the direction of Vlichadia there are many wild beaches where one can be alone. Swimming with turtles and shoals of fish make excellent company for the nature seekers.

There are many hiking trails and gorges to explore. Also organised walks are available with our Poppy Season sightseeing tours.

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Interaction with guests

Hello this is your host Poppy Vassilaki and I welcome you to my home country Crete. I am happy to accompany anyone who would like to join in with my Poppy Season activities.

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Our friendly activities include:
Cretan music and dancing, archaeology, bird watching, hiking in landmark places of beauty, for example a trip to the Venetian fort and old leper colony at Spinalonga Island from the local beach of Plaka. Exploring gorges, canyons and caves such as the local Kritsa ravine, church and monastery visits, swimming and snorkelling, cooking, eating and drinking, Greek lessons for useful phrases, museums, spa and health options, wildlife and fauna, wine tour, olive picking and olive oil production for winter visitors.

Other things to note

Windmill History
The windmill was in fact a gristmill or flour mill. In the past the gristmill turned grain into flour. The millstones themselves turned at around 120 rpm and were laid one on top of the other. The bottom stone, called the bed was fixed to the floor, while the top stone, the runner, was mounted on a separate spindle, driven by the main shaft which is still intact. A wheel called the stone nut connected the runner's spindle to the main shaft. The distance between the stones could be varied to produce the grade of flour required; moving the stones closer together produces finer flour.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Security Deposit: 155
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 112 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

No candles in the house!
Smokers - when smoking in the garden please use the ashtrays provided.
Please use BLUE BINS provided in Neapolis Town for your recycling.

Thank you


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

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Neapoli, GreeceJoined in February 2016
Julienne Poppy User Profile

I have run my own café/restaurant for eight years. It was situated on the busy Eluonda causeway and was frequented by tourists and Greeks alike. The café is famous for its authentic Greek atmosphere where many local musicians went to play.

I am from Fourni village and I lived in Munich Germany with my German husband for ten years. I consequently speak English and German fluently. I have now passed on my café and wish to work in the tourist industry with the Poppy Season project organising tourist buddy tours with my Airbnb guests.

My life motto is:
Live everyday as if it were your last.

Five things I cannot live without:
My family life.
The countryside and the beauty of nature.
Music, especially reggae, traditional Greek and rock.
Companionship with close friends.
Travelling.

Favourite travel destinations:
India, Peru, Africa.

Favourite Authors:
Nikos Kazantzakis
Tasos Livaditis
Dimitris Apostolakis

Favourite Food:
Traditional country food.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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