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if you’re looking for the perfect holiday home, filled with living breathing history and old Cretan life, love and warm hospitality, then this house in the small village of Tsaliana is just that!
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External view of houses
External view of houses
External view of houses

arriving

your holiday begins as you start to drive out of Paleohora and up in to the mountains. The breathtaking view, olive trees and fresh air of this ten minute drive are only a small taste of what your holiday is going to be like, and will accompany you every time you go in and out of town! As you arrive at the village and open the front gate of your own, personal little haven you know that this experience is going to be unforgettable!

 

As you walk on to the stone patio with the old wooden table under the lemon tree and get to the front door you start to go back in time. Going inside you already feel at home, as everything around you says “home”. The stone walls and floors, the old wooden beams, the fireplace, the handcrafted details, everything in here invites you to become a part of its history.

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time…

…flows slower here somehow and there are so many things to do. Aside from being ideal for maintaining your fitness with jogging, hiking and general exercise, this place offers you a great opportunity to even discover new hobbies and talents such as writing, drawing, photography, yoga etc.
You could also explore the area!

walking…

…along the river Sarakiniotis which flows by the house and crossing over to the hill you will find an old church and the ruins of a late Minoan settlement. At the top of the hill which is between the rivers Sarakiniotis and Voutakiotis the view is amazing. It’s a short way from the house, covered in wild flowers perfect to decorate the house and fill it with their scent.

the cool shade…

…from the vine at the back of the house tempts you to take the sweetest afternoon nap under its delicious juicy grapes…
Feel free to water the garden and pick some vegetables, and as there is a nice little kitchen, why not give a shot at cooking a traditional Cretan meal and invite some friends round to have a barbeque under the starlit sky!

wake up…

…to pure silence, take a deep breath of fresh air and feel yourself becoming one with nature! Pick some fruit from the garden and make yourself a fruit salad! Have your breakfast under the lemon tree with the occasional sound of wild birds or the spring water flowing past in the river!

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External view of houses

love

such an inspirational environment will be the setting of your most magical holiday, ideal to bond with your family, friends or lover, spend time together and enjoy some time out from all stress. Recover from the anxiety of everyday life and be totally free and relaxed.

 

This traditional old house, which has been restored not only with a lot of love and attention, but also with materials recycled entirely from other old houses of the village, is sure to take you back in time, make you feel at home, give you a taste of the old Cretan life and most certainly leave unforgettable memories.

 

Welcome to spitia!
External view of houses
External view of houses
External view of houses
External view of houses
External view of houses