At the rural and calm village of Xirokambi, 3 km from the seaside, a beautiful, ancient house, reflecting the colors and the air of Crete, is waiting for you.
Family Sarris will welcome you warmly and will tell you all about their traditions.
Here, you will enjoy some pure moments of pleasure, in Cretan style.
Number of rooms: 4 double rooms (one on a mezzanine)
Accommodation capacity: 8 persons max.
The house is tastefully decorated and furnished with comfortable and traditional Cretan furniture.
The wood and stone elements dominate and give a warm atmosphere, while making your holiday careless.
There is a staircase taking you to the houseʼs main entrance. At this level, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a living room, two double rooms with bathroom (shower), a mezzanine with a double bed and a nice, furnished balcony. There is an interior staircase which gives access to the ground floor where you may find a double room with bathroom (shower) and a furnished courtyard, with an independent entrance and access to the garden.
The house includes heating, air-conditioning, fireplace, washing machine, dish-washer, TV, radio and CD-player, baby-cot and, in general, all the basic home equipment.
The garden and all the exterior places are pleasantly designed in order to make you relax, enjoying the wonderful view at the village, the valley and the sea (from the 1st floor
Built in two levels, this traditional family house has been recently renovated, with respect to the local architecture, and is surrounded by a verdurous garden smelling nicely the flowers’ and aromatic herbs aromas.
Just at the houseʼs entrance, under the pavilion, there is a nice little corner specially designed to make you feel relaxed. In this same place, you will find the traditional “rakokazano” (a caldron where we put the regionʼs local traditional spirit, “raki”), which is a must in all original Cretan houses.
At your disposal are, as well, two traditional ovens, while Sarris family is there to teach you the basic tips to bake on wood.
Relax and share some unique moments under the large pergola offering its shadow thanks to the wonderful vine, full of grapes.
A little bit further, there is a small swimming pool with chaise-longs, sun umbrellas and a shower, nearby. The place is shadowy thanks to the big mulberry.
Tassos and Maro are there to offer you all the necessary to prepare your breakfast from the first day, as there is no market nearby the guest house.
Do not miss to taste the local wine which is produced in their really well looked-after cellar which is maintained in special butts and bottles.
Cross the calm little street passing from the house and you will find the garden. From there you may pick, on your own, the fruits and vegetables.
Tassos, the owner, being himself a professional farmer and producer, will be excited to tell you all about the secrets of the farm life and, depending on the season, you may follow him in the process of vintage and crop of olives and oranges.
From the end of August to mid September, it is the period of grape-harvest when people step on the grapes barefoot inside the traditional wine-press. In Mid-September, the harvest of olives is taking place and if you are there during the period, you are more than welcome!
Four mountain bikes are at the disposal of the guests free of charge.
Horse riding in the village of Deres 7 km from the guest house.
From the guest house you may also explore the western part of Crete.
Wander around the wonderful town of Chania with its picturesque little port which is always full of life.
Walk at the upland of Omalos. For those of you who love adventure, we suggest you pass through the canyon of Samaria. There is also another nice excursion that we suggest you to take to Elafonissos and Palaiochora as well as to the wonderful beaches of Sougia and Falasarna.
Do not forget to taste the villageʼs new traditional tavern at 50 meters distance from the guest house.
Visit the less crowded sandy beach of Pirgos Psilonerou, 3 km from the village.
Towels and sheets included
Cleaning service every 2 days
Mountain bikes for free
Swimming pool open Mars-October
Private parking area
Recommended means of travel
Shops : 4 km.
Village : 50 m.
Museum : 20 km.
Closest Airport : 25 km.
Closest Port : 20 km.
Canyon : 45 km.
Beach : 3 km.
Horseback Riding : 7 km.
Closest City : Chania 20 km
Crete, is in area approximately the same size as Corsica, and is the largest of the Greek islands. Because of its geographical position, it is the border that separates the Aegean for the Libyan Sea, in essence Europe from Africa. The climate of the island is considered one of the best in Europe. On the island the mountains dominate. Deep gorges cut across literally the high mountains (as the Lefka Ori, Psiloritis, Dikti) before they reach the fertile valleys. This way there is constantly a variation in the landscape, woody, green and quiet.
Enter the rhythms of Crete and start discovering this island which is considered the cradle of the western world.
The old town of Chania, with the magnificent harbor, radiates a unique Venetian aura while at the same time it offers mild Oriental elements. A walk in the small streets of the town will make your heart "travel" through the history of Crete.
The closed market, in the shape of a cross, is always clean, full of people and smells. The archaeological museum is located in the basilica of St Frantsesko, one of the most beautiful Venetian buildings which dates back to the 14th century.
About 20 kms south east of Rethymnon you will find the Convent of Arkadi which is among the highest points of Crete. A little further you will find the deep and huge cave of Melidoni. The view of the Idi mountain is superb. At this point you will have reached the highest point of Crete.
Behind the town of Chania the famous White Mountains are located with the highest peak Pahnes Mount at 2456 meters.