Unique villa with mountainside view located in Dafnes, Heraklion.
Private pool, garden, parking place, BBQ and a traditional stone oven.
Ideal for both summer and winter vacation.
20-minute driving from the airport and port of Heraklion
The villa is 180 sq.m. and it consists of a ground floor that contains:
-a fully occupied kitchen (fridge, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven) with a breakfast table
-a large living room with fire place, dining table for 6-8 people and two big sofas which can accommodate 2 people,
-a bathroom (includes a shower)
The upper floor contains 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom (includes a bathtub)
The whole house has an amazing mountain and pool view.
The outdoors is fenced and contains a big parking place, a dining table and a pool with sun beds as well as a shower with warm water, BBQ and a traditional stone oven.
The house is air-conditioned (cooling/heating) by an autonomous system consisting of fan coil units. Warm water is available from the boiler. The furniture and decoration are luxurious with vintage and antique hand made pieces.
You can easily access any place in the described area. You need permission to use the barbecue and we can supply whatever you need.
We live next to the villa and we are willing to help our guests with any queries.
Dafnes is a traditional Cretan village with a main square, Byzantine chapels, traditional coffee shops and taverns. The locals produce olive oil, wine and raki. There are many traditional wineries which belong to the so-called Roads of Wine. Every year in July there's a Wine Festival. The neighbours are very friendly and polite.
The best means of transportation is a car because the house is located in a place between the north and south national road and it is really easy to travel to all directions, especially to the beautiful beaches in the southern part of Crete. It is possible to use a bus and/or a taxi as well.
We are always available for any queries you may have.
The villa is located at the center of the village but at the same time you can have privacy due to the architectural design. It is within a 20-minute distance away from the airport and port of Heraklion, 15 min from the University General Hospital and 1 hour away from Matala, Agia Galini, Komos etc. (Libyan Sea). Ideal both for winter and summer vacation. Crete is a nice place for vacation all year long. There's always something new to discover in our island each season. Traditional festivals, traditional products, mountain and sea expeditions are present all year round.
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Check out before: 12:00 PM
Dafnes (Greek: Δαφνές) is a village and community in the Heraklion regional unit on the island of Crete, Greece.
It is situated 18 km southwest of Heraklion at an altitude of 320 meters on a ridge in the eastern foothills of the 2456 m Mt. Psiloritis (Mt. Ida) immediately east of Greek National Road 97. Its population is about 1200. The postal code is 70011 and the telephone access code is 302810.
Dafnes is an agricultural centre producing sultanas, grapes, wine, spirits, vegetables and olive oil. Since the 13th century it is known for its rich, sweet red "Dafnes" wines made from the Liatiko grape variety.
The central plaza is shaded by large eucalyptus trees and ringed by cafés and kafenia. The plaza is the main location of the widely known Dafnes Wine Festival, normally celebrated during the first ten days of July. Immediately north of the plaza stands the small church Agia Zoni Agios Nikolaos, built in 1685.
The village sits along a ridge line looking over the foothills of Mt Psiloritis, surrounded by gently sloping valleys. It is an agricultural centre busy producing sultanas, grapes, wine, spirits, vegetables and olive oil.
The name comes from daphni which means laurel. This is a tree that was growing in the chapel of the village.
The village sits just up from the national road with access to both Iraklio and the thriving agricultural valley of Messara. The village has been on the trade routes of the island for many years. Since the 13th century it has been known for its dafniano wine.
Today the famous red wine VQPRD 'Dafnes' is produced by the Agricultural Cooperative of Iraklion, from liatiko variety.
The hub of village life is the kafenion, of which there are plenty. The central plateia is shaded by beautiful large eucalyptus trees, and ringed by cafés and kafenia. On one side of the plateia is the small church of Agia Zoni Agios Nikolaos, a beautiful rough stone church dating from 1685.
There are no special rules in our house. You need to respect the house and the neighbours.
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking is allowed only outdoors.
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