Andreas and Vasso Lourakis created their little world literally with their own bare hands.
The little village of Douliana, Andrea’s parents’ village, was for them and their children, Natalia and Constantinos, a dream vacation destination for years. Their wish to make it their home was granted in the year 2000 when they left Athens and moved to Crete for good.
Andreas and Vasso built their house along with another four self contained accommodations using traditional materials and techniques not sparing time and energy, choosing carefully each stone or piece of cypress wood, local always, to be put in the buildings incorporating their favorite architectural details from Venetian and Turkish ruins in the area.
Andreas built and Vaso was in charge of the aesthetics and the final touches. They created a family run business of guesthouses that can accommodate a maximum of fifteen all year round and called it "Natalia’s houses".
The Lourakis family doesn’t work with intermediaries, or package deals are not interested in mass tourism practices and they value person to person contac
Dias and Hera Houses (up to 3-4 people) Two level houses built of local stone and cypress wood, very comfortable for 2.
Living-room with traditional Cretan furniture, sofa, one single bed, stone fireplace, dining-room and fully equipped kitchen (includes hotplates & small oven, full-size fridge). Bathroom with shower, WC and a hairdryer. A few wooden stairs lead to a traditional open gallery with a double 4-poster bed and a wardrobe. Telephone, TV, central heating and a small courtyard used as a veranda under the shadow of an olive tree with outstanding views of the valley leading east to Gavalochori and the constantly changing and breathtaking landscape of the famous White Mountain range to the south are visible.
Lydia House (up to 4 - 5 people) with traditional Cretan design and wooden beamed ceilings.
It has 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin). The open plan living room includes a dining table for six persons, a reclining chair, and a corner stone-built fireplace with two cushioned seating banks, TV, and a large comfortable sofa that can also function as a guest bed. The fully equipped separate kitchen with all amenities, full cooking hob, a breakfast table and chairs, large refrigerator/freezer, a filter coffee machine and water kettle and a full compliment of plates, cutlery and necessary cooking utensils.. There is also a bathroom with shower and wash basin and hair drier.
There are two verandas with magnificent views to the village and the Lefka Ori Mountains (one veranda is shared with the Agapi house), the second one full of flowers has a view to a quiet village road that is a dead end.
Agapi House (up to 4 - 6 people) On ground floor dining room, fully equipped kitchen (full oven, full-size fridge), stone fireplace and a bathroom with shower. Wooden stairs lead you to the next floor: a single bedroom, double bedroom and a loft with two beds and a comfortable bathroom with bathtub. A large veranda with views of the impressive White Mountains.
- WiFi Internet
- Towels & Linen Changes Twice per Week
- Air - Conditioning
- Baby Cot
- Coffee Facilities
- Dining Table
- Direct Dial Phone
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Bathroom with Shower
- Mountain View
- Garden View
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Private Balcony or Terrace
- Laundry Service (extra charge)
- Safe Deposit Box
|Hotel Information||Recommended For|
|Rooms:||4.00||Family hospitality :|
|Pool:||Yes||Nice atmosphere :|
|Dining:||Small Taverna||Architecture & style :|