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Gorgeous & cosy old Cretan home
Gorgeous & cosy old Cretan home
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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A unique traditional 100 years old, stone house could be the perfect base to explore Heraklion, the surrounding vilages, the nature sights and the genuine Cretan life style. Bring your family, companion or friends to our home and experience Crete

The space

Our newly renovated home is a two floor fully equiped house, ideal for families or groups of up to 6 people

Guest access

The cosy living room with the fireplace, where you can relax, is next to the fully functional kitchen, waiting for you to try Cretan recipies and delicacies. The small dinning room can host your discussions and games by a library full of folklore, historical and turistical books of the area, Heraklion and Crete. The upper floor has the two bedrooms along with the main bathroom and a large veranda where you can sit and admire the surrounding rural area having as background mountain Psiloritis. Finally, you will spend a lot of time in our yard outside, where a build in barbeque is there for you.

Interaction with guests

I or another member of my family will always be available to help or guide you through everything, if asked. We can provide you with maps and instructions regarding the area and the sights, along with tips for shopping commodities inside the village. Upon demand, we can service you in any way you want, making your trip easier.

Tilissos is a large rural village with ancient history, dating back to 1400 BC. Based in our home you will have the chance to visit the (not well-known) ruins of the Minoan ancient city of Tilissos and the nearby (7 km) touristic area of Amoudara with tones of shops, bars, restaurants and, of course, the beach. Heraklion and all of its sights is only 15-20 minutes away.

That is not all... 5 minutes from there the Arolithos traditional village would be perfect for you to learn and experience the Cretan life and costumes back in the old times. Traditional feasts, a tavern and few workshops will show you what life looked like in Crete before 50 years and back.

Also, Tilissos is located on the base of mountain Psiloritis, from where you can visit (in a 30 minute drive) the mountain village of Anogia with the beautiful Nida plateau and the great taverns, and the village Zoniana with the gorgeous Sfendoni Cave. From Anogia and with an additional drive of 30-40 minutes you can reach the cave of “Ideon Andron” where Zeus, the King of the ancient Greek gods, was born.

Finally, don’t miss the chance to visit the “Voulismeno aloni” and play with its acoustics and have a picnic in the young forest of “Keri” from where you can look panoramically the entire Heraklion city.

…. Some additional notes for Tylissos. In the village you will find small super markets with local products, along with the ordinary ones, butcher shops to buy some fine meat and local cold cuts, such as the traditional vinegar sausage and “apaki”, and a couple of small cafes for your espresso.

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No parties or events

Please respect and preserve the house as is.

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Some pet(s) live in the house

5 Reviews

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Lorenza User Profile
July 2017
The house is located in a very quiet area of the village and has a lovely view over the hills covered in olive groves. The village has an authentic feel to it and we really enjoyed having dinner in the square. The patio of the house is delightful, shaded by trees and immersed in a bucolic context. The inside of the house is very traditional and has a special character. A very enjoyable stay and a very friendly welcome by Nikos.

Bruno User Profile
July 2017
On our arrival, after reaching Tyllissos, we were guided to the house by Nikos mother and grandma . During our stay, Nikos inquired if we needed any help and provided advice on places to go to. The house is located in a small village away from touristy areas (and full of nice people) and provides a very nice view on the surrounding grapevines and olive trees covered hills. It has plenty of space (5 people could easily fit in), with the bedrooms located on the upper floor, all equipped with AC. The large balcony located in front of the house and above the road is very nice to either have a meal or simply enjoy some rest in a quiet environment. There aren’t really restaurants nearby but it is still possible to find food in cafes. The road from Heraklion is quite winding (but you’ll find a lot of this type of roads if you travel through Crete) but with easy access to gas stations. Lots of places of interest (beaches, museums, archeological sites) are within easy reach (Heraklion is 20 minutes away and so is the main highway). All in all, a nice place to explore Crete from. One other point for fellow airBnB members (nothing to do with Nikos!) is that we had a very poor service experience from renting our car with Europcar: our only bad memory from Crete !

Ekaterina User Profile
July 2017
very nice traditional house! located in the heart of crete, in the village, very good to use it to see real greec life. owner was alwase ready to help.

Francesco User Profile
August 2017
Bellissima casa ad appena 5 minuti di macchina dalla vicina strada statale. Situata in una posizione panoramica. Perfettamente curata nei dettagli e probabilmente abitata nei periodi in cui non ospita.

Christian User Profile
August 2017
Wir haben uns sofort sehr wohl gefühlt. Alles was man als Familie so braucht (Spülmaschine, Waschmaschine, Ofen, Herd, Mikrowelle, Wasserkocher, ...) ist vorhanden und auch sehr sauber. Das Haus bietet viel Platz und ist sehr ruhig am Ortsrand gelegen. Somit ist es eine gute Ausgangsstation für Tagestrips zu den diversen touristischen Attraktionen. Bei Fragen antwortet Nikos immer schnell.

Heraklion, GreeceJoined in January 2015
Nikos User Profile
I'm a travel, motorbike, food and tv series lover (pretty ordinary guy) and I'm a member of the Airbnb community for few years now, travelling a lot and stayed in dozens of Airbnb's homes........ now I decided to share my village home with you, hoping to enjoy it as much i do. …
Languages: English

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