This beautiful renovated villa is located in the most unspoiled area of Chania Prefecture, Apokoronas Province, on the road to Sfakia, in the foothills of the White Mountains. The house with the olive mill was built in 1912 in Maroudiana neighborhood of Ebrosneros Village from stone, wood and clay and it is a sample of the traditional architecture of that time. The house was renovated with respect to its original form and use; however you will find here all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay.
Olive Mill Villa is built in the middle of a 1000sq.m. garden. On the east side of the house there is a patio where you can relax and the old olive mill, preserved in good condition. On the north side there are the large swimming pool with the integral children's area and a shaded area where the barbecue, a traditional stone oven and a stone table for al fresco dining are found. On the west side the old threshing floor is filled with sea sand for the kids to play safely. The north side is covered with grass. The semi-outdoor entrance area to the main building features two stone arches and a built-in sitting area.
The building consists of two floors and a separate twin-bedded room with WC on the south side of the house. The main section of the ground floor is on two levels – the lower level is a sitting room with fireplace, TV and two sofas, while the kitchen and the dining set are found on the higher level. To the left of the main entrance there is also a bathroom and an indoor staircase leads to the first floor. A large open space on the first floor can be used as an office or seating area and includes an antique desk and a sofa that may be used as a bed. On this floor there are two twin-bedded rooms and a bathroom. Two large verandas, facing east and south, allow a fine view whatever the time of day.
Olive Mill Villa is an original sample of an old Cretan house. However it is equipped with all the modern amenities which are necessary for a pleasant and relaxing stay. In the garden you will find many cool places to seat and enjoy the tranquility of the area. The village is beautiful with traditional tavern and coffee shops and the villagers are very friendly
EOT License 1042Κ91002954901
20% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.
If cancelled up to 16 weeks before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
If cancelled 16 - 8 weeks before check-in, 20% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
If cancelled 8 - 4 weeks before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Review for Old Olive Mill
The accommodation is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. We were warmly welcomed by the owners who were extremely kind considerate and respectful of our privacy.
Altogether it was a fabulous holiday in a lovely location.
Escape from it all
Unfortunately the weather meant we didn't benefit from the lovely pool area but did mean we got to visit some lovely areas of Crete.
The gifts of local produce helped to make our stay special and the villa had everything we needed - especially the softest towels I have come across!
Another wonderful stay at The Olive Mill Villa
Once again we were made feel very welcome by Manousas, Kostas and their family with their hospitality.
We recommend this villa to anyone who wants to experience a relaxing, tranquil holiday but also a good place for exploring the Chania and Rhythmno regions.
Thanks once again.
Susan, Andy, Jake, Luke, Daphne & Dave
Unwind in the real Crete
You could not wish for more hospitable and charming hosts than Manousos, his wife Elena and sons Kostas and Nikos. Kostas greeted us on arrival at the house at 1.30am with enthusiasm and gifts of produce and home cooking. Their generosity throughout our 2 week stay was overwhelming with almost daily gifts of local traditional foods and their home cooking as well as the produce of their farmland. They are also very able to help you with any questions during your holiday and advise on days out.
Embrosneros is a beautiful quiet town with an excellent bakery, cafe and theatre as well as a pretty chuch and castle. A 5 minute drive away is Vreses which can meet all your shopping needs with several supermarkets, a butcher and patisserie. It's a great location for exploring western and central Crete including Sfakia and is refreshingly out of the usual tourist areas. Chania is a 40 minute drive away, Rethmyno 50 minutes and Heraklion 90 minutes.
One of our best ever holidays and the villa and owners played a huge part in that. Highly recommended.
Beautiful and peaceful
When we arrived we were made feel very welcome by the owners with gifts of local honey, olive oil, grapes, figs and raki. Their wonderful hospitality continued throughout our holiday with further gifts of cake, cheese pies, cucumbers and grapes. The villa was very comfortable, extremely well equipped and in beautiful surroundings. We could not have asked for more from our holiday and hope to visit again in the future.
Quiet, well equipped, very friendly
The owners are incredibly friendly and hospitable, we were welcomed with homemade pies, honey, olive oil, wine and raki. They advised us on local areas, restaurants and trips.
The pool is great, very clean, it had a shallow area for the kids to play in - very useful if you have little ones. The pool area had lots of loungers and enough umbrellas to get shade on a hot day.
The house is on a hill, away from everything, with a beautiful view towards the sea. It's very peaceful and quiet, ideal if you want to relax and get away from everything - especially all tourist areas. Yet, it's only a short (5 minute) drive to the nearest village Emprosneros (with a shop & bakery) and about 15 minute drive to Vrises which has a few supermarkets, restaurants and bars. All in all, we had a lovely holiday, the weather wasn't great, but the facilities were perfect, and we definitely would consider coming back in future! Thank you to Kostas and his family.