The exterior and the interior decor of the three apartments (Zakros-2 people, Minos-4 people, Kriti-3 people) strictly follows the guide lines of Greek tradition, a totally rustic atmosphere.
Stone built walls, wooden ceilings, hand made furniture and numerous antiques from another era.
The interior as well as the exterior of the apartments are covered with sedimentary rock, extracted from the Sitia region. The area where the quarry is, was once the bottom of the sea but after some geological rearrangements, lasting millions of years, it came up to the surface.
So, on the stone tiles appear interesting fossils of sea-shells, limpets and various shellfish which tell the long and adventurous geological history of the region.
The ceilings as well as the furniture are wooden, while the beds are either made of stone or of a combination of wood and stone. The interior decoration is full of elements from the Cretan culture and follows the austere tradition of the region.
In the kitchen, one can find all the comforts required for the preparation of one’s meals e.g. pans, cutlery, a small cooker, a coffee-machine as well as a fridge, plates and glasses for various uses.
There is also air-conditioning, communal washing-machine and iron, necessary things when one’s vacations last long.
Although the rooms are protected by nets which do not allow the insects to disturb your sleep, there are insect-repellent appliances relieving one from possible annoyances.
There is a shower or a bath in every apartment and hot water is provided round the clock. As for the water, there will be no need to buy any bottled one, as one of the best (perhaps the best) water of Crete, coming straight from the Zakros source, is running through the tap.
There are wooden pergolas outside every apartment as well as sun beds, hammocks and isolated corners ideal for reading or day dreaming. There is also a barbeque and an outdoor kitchen for every apartment.
Thirty meters away from apartments, having in mind nothing but your total comfort, are located the five new studios. The traditional aesthetics will astonish even the most demanding visitors.
Studios are decorated in two different styles. Some of them are based on the Cretan tradition and the other in retro style on which the prevailing material is hammered iron, with curtains hanging from the ceiling creating a romantic atmosphere. All studios are equipped with a double bed and a kitchenette with all the necessary items to prepare you breakfast or meal (coffee machine toaster, boiler, little gas stove, electric hot ring, pots, pans, plates, as well as sugar, Greek coffee, Neskafe, filter coffee, tee, salt, pepper, herbs, etc). The water from the tap comes straight from the natural source of Zakros and it is of en excellent quality. All studios are also equipped with mosquito nets, air condition, refrigerator and shower.
In the garden of Studios you will find hammocks, swings, barbeques and pleasant coolness for the hot summer days and the romantic summer nights in order to enjoy tranquility and peace. All studios benefit from their own veranda, “crammed” with jasmine and voukamvilies, pergola and swinging chair, with views into the evergreen, multicolored garden. For a great view to the sea and more isolation the roof garden is a great choise. In the back yard, according the season you can collect your organic fruits (oranges, loquats, grapes, figs, etc. If you do not want to walk till the tavern or if you want to prepare something special for your companion you can use the fully equipped outdoor kitchen. In the refrigerators you will find the basics ingredients for your breakfast: toast bread, butter, marmelade, thymus honey, pieces of milk, juices, Stellas olives etc and in the cupboards home grown onions, potatoes, garlic, rice, pasta, sauces and of course local olive oil and all the essential elements for cooking, salt, pepper, herbs, sugar and much more.
But above all, you will find the warm hospitality, friendly atmosphere and the smile of Stella and Elias, owners of Stella's Traditional Apartments.
- WiFi Internet
- Washing Maschine (shared)
- Laundry Service (extra charge)
- Welcome Hamper with Traditional Cretan Products
- Air - Conditioning
- Mosquito Nets
- Filter Coffee Machine
- Cutlery & Utensils
- Private Balcony or Terrace
- Bathroom with Bath Tub or Shower
- Distant Sea View
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Linen Changes Twice per Week
- Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
- Single Private Heater
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|Type:||Apartments - Studios||Marvelous view :|
|Rooms:||3||Village Atmosphere :|
|Dining:||No||Quality of Service :|
|Children:||Welcome||Young Couples :|
|Closed:||10 December - 10 January||Beach/Seaside :|