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Lefkogeia Prevelis

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
A traditional rustic two storey stone house, located in South Crete, aligned among other houses in a little picturesque alley of Lefkogeia village! Begin your day exchanging greetings with the neighbours, have fun, enjoy yourselves! Simplicity always led to peace! Recently renovated the house consists of a sitting room, an adequately equipped kitchen and a small shower bathroom on the ground floor. A wooden staircase leads to the upper sleeping room, a spacious bedroom which has one single and one double bed, and a small balcony with a view of the surrounding mountains and the other houses of the alley! The house is ideal for couples or families with a little child, it is suitable to host up to 3 persons, although a baby cot could also be added if necessary! Tourist License / Licencia...A traditional rustic two storey stone house, located in South Crete, aligned among other houses in a little picturesque alley of Lefkogeia village! Begin your day exchanging greetings with the neighbours, have fun, enjoy yourselves! Simplicity always led to peace! Recently renovated the house consists of a sitting room, an adequately equipped kitchen and a small shower bathroom on the ground floor. A wooden staircase leads to the upper sleeping room, a spacious bedroom which has one single and one double bed, and a small balcony with a view of the surrounding mountains and the other houses of the alley! The house is ideal for couples or families with a little child, it is suitable to host up to 3 persons, although a baby cot could also be added if necessary! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TOURISTLICENCE1152085More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Betty K
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (19)
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A F
Lauder, United Kingdom50 contributions
We spent a lovely couple of weeks in Betty and Elias' house in Lefkogeia. We realised October is a perfect month to visit Crete, temperature was about 25°, a couple of slightly cloudy days but otherwise glorious. The house itself is compact and very comfortable. Very comfortable bed. While we ate out a lot we also did a bit of cooking and were happy with the kitchen facilities. Lefkogeia is well placed for access to archaeological and other sites. 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes walking to local beaches. We liked Schinaria but also visited Amoudi, Damnoni and the long beach at Plakias. Further afield there are great beaches at Ligres, Agios Pavlos and others. Great walks from the village. There's a lovely 1 hour walk from Lefkogeia to Plakias. Nice friendly restaurants locally, particularly Stelios Taverna. A bit further away at Mirthios just above Plakias there are 3 or 4 wonderful restaurants. Any of the restaurants in Mirthios are worth a shot. Great traditional food. As other guests have noted Betty and Elias are wonderful hosts and delightful company. We had a lovely couple of weeks and are planning to visit again.
Visited October 2019
Written 18 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Dear friends, Thank you for taking the time to post such a precious review, full of all these usefull details that future guests might find helpful. We also thank you for your kind comments. It was such a pleasure meeting you and we would love to see you again! Stay well and enjoy life, Betty & Hlias
Written 1 December 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jörg P
Jörg P
1 contribution
Sehr schönes Quartier fuer 2 mitten im Dorf, Supermarkt und Tavernen um die Ecke, sehr nette Vermieter, fuer Familien mit Kindern sei die Lefkogia Farm empfohlen, ein Paradies fuer Tierliebhaber.
Visited September 2018
Written 1 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Dear Jorg, Thank you for taking the time to rate us and also for your nice words. It has been a pleasure meeting you and we would be very happy to see you again some time in the future! Best wishes
Written 9 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Safadi J
Safadi J
1 contribution
Notre petit appart tout équipé à Lefkogia était de tout confort et repos. Situé dans une allée bien entretenue, étroite et typique de Crète, il était bon d’y retourner à la fin de la journée et d’apprécier le calme du quartier. Betty et son mari sont des gens généreux de leur personne, qui traitent leurs invités aux petits soins et qui n’hésitent pas à partager leurs connaissances sur les endroits à découvrir aux horizons. Notre séjour à Lefkogia fut de toute beauté.
Visited July 2018
Written 29 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Thank you very much for this lovely review and for your kind words! I would also like to thank you for taking such a good care of the house. It was a pleasure meeting you and we sure hope to see you again some time in the future! My best wishes to you both.
Written 15 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cindyfinn2016
cindyfinn2016
Reigate, United Kingdom1 contribution
What an adorable place! It was absolutely perfect for our holiday, away from the crowds and situated in a lovely village with a choice of cafes to eat in all serving lovely food and very welcoming. The house felt very homely and has been renovated to a great standard and very sympathetically by Betty and her husband.They also own other rental properties which they showed us and would be suitable for larger groups. They too are fabulous and have tempted me to try and get a group together and go back!Betty was very attentive to our needs and available at all times for any questions we had. We spent a lovely evening at their beautiful farm, showing us all the animals and olives etc, certainly seems like they have (in my opinion!) an idyllic life of self sufficiency but not without alot of hard work! It was great to meet them both and all their recommendations of places to go were to some of the best places that we visited during our stay. I can't recommend their hosting highly enough. I would certainly go back and staying in their lovely little Greek house would almost feel like going home! Thank you very much 😊
Visited July 2016
Written 24 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Hey Cindy, It was so nice meeting you! I am glad we got the chance to accommodate you and I would like to thank you for taking such a good care of the house. Thank you for being so kind and thoughtful to take the time to write this lovely review! I so appreciate it! I would love to see you again. You are always welcome! My best wishes to you, guys! Betty
Written 3 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve C
Steve C
Kent, United Kingdom45 contributions
We broke our ethos of never going back to somewhere and we are very glad we did! Once again, Betty and Ilias extended their fantastic warm Cretan hospitality to make our holiday yet another one to remember! We were looked after in a way which no other holiday rental has ever done for us and we were made to feel part of their "extended family"! Betty and Ilias make their very hard work look very easy to ensure that their three properties are tailored to suit all tastes from the quaint and quirky at Lefkogia Prevelis to the large, multi floored family Villa 5 Anemoi and the homely farm property near Amoudi beach. Many reviews for these three properties are from those people, like us, who are returning year-on-year and do so because of the excellence of not only the properties themselves but because they offer the traveler the best of all worlds. They are situated in the most ideal of locations offering access to much of the central to northern area of Crete and provide idyllic refuge from the hustle and bustle of "Main Town Crete". A choice of excellent beaches are close to hand with the busy sea-side town of Plakias offering g a stark contrast to the quiet, secluded sun-trap beaches of Amoudi, Damnoni and Skinaria and all just minutes driving distance from the properties. At this point, I would like to say a very public THANK YOU to Betty and Ilias for making this holiday another very special one and, if bookings allow, to see you again soon! This is a place which should be placed very high on your lists of MUST-GO-TO destinations and experience for yourself the finest Cretan hospitality, the beautiful Cretan countryside and the best traditional Cretan cuisine!
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
My dear friends!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a wonderful surprise to be alerted for a new review and finding out it was from you? Again? We are really moved...! You should see our big, wide smile while reading it and feeling this warmth and love, hidden in every line... The feelings are mutual! We consider ourselves so very lucky to have met you, and we are grateful for your kindness! It is always a pleasure to have you around! It feels so nice to be anticipating to see you again! We will be wating for you... Stay well, stay as lovely as you are and enjoy your moments until we meet again. Betty
Written 16 May 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pringle2014
Pringle2014
Wells, United Kingdom7 contributions
It is difficult to write a review and not repeat what has been said so well by many others, but … if you want a holiday that is more Cretan and less touristy, this is the place for you. You will be living amongst local friendly, helpful people, staying in a simple, rustic and yet stylish, comfortable little house. In the village itself you can eat honest, traditional, great value food. The chattering sparrows will wake you in the morning and the chattering Cretan ladies will send you to sleep in the evenings. From the balcony you overlook the narrow alley way below, but also enjoy fantastic glimpses of the surrounding hills. The lovely beaches are just a short ride away and there is so much to explore in this area; a wide choice of beaches, some secluded but others bigger and set up for the tourists; mountainous areas and valleys; beautiful coastline stretching off into distant mountain scenery. We loved Shinaria beach and the museum in Asomatos is definitely worth a visit. It’s particularly moving to read about German occupation in WW2. Explore the monasteries at Preveli and churches at every turn in the road, especially one hiding half way down the Kourtaliotiko Gorge. And finally to our hosts - Betty and Illias. They are a major part of the experience. They are already providing unique accommodation, which is fantastic value for money but they also bring a personal touch to the visit, which makes it an inclusive experience, rather than just a touristy one. They are so friendly, welcoming, helpful and informative. Like others, we were lucky enough to spend some time with them on their lovely farm and we enjoyed very much our discussions about the lives of ordinary Cretans, as well as the Greek experience in Europe! We had a very happy holiday, not least thanks to them. … and their home produced olive oil? mmm delicious!
Visited May 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 2 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
My dear Christine! What a great review!!! So well put! And all these detailed descriptions! So helpful for future visitors... Thank you, thank you, thank you! Because it s not in my power to use english language the way you do and I can not express all these the way you do! ....after all this study I ve been doing in order to improve my english???? Oh my God... I suppose you think you are repeating what everybody said, and yet... Every time I am reading a new review, I can t help it but feel enthousiastic about it, and content and satisfied because my people had a good time time here, and this is so important to us!!! Good to know! And of course every review has the personal touch of the one who writes it! I don t know why each one of them seems unique to me and why I get so excited reading them??? I simply love them! Thank you very much! I will be so glad to see you again!
Written 15 October 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve C
Steve C
Kent, United Kingdom45 contributions
Trying to keep this review short will be difficult when there is so much to say about this wonderful little cottage we have just had the pleasure of staying in. As a 50-something active couple, we were looking for quirky charm, out of the way of noisy nightlife but good access to towns, beaches and Cretan history. Well, what we got was all this and so much more. Betty and Elias (the owners ) have created not just another "holiday rental " but a cottage that actually feels like a home that welcomes you back each day from your breathtaking journeys around this most beautiful of islands. Tucked away up a narrow alleyway this little cottage offers a romantic piece of Cretan village life with a stunning view of the mountains (one of which I have christened "The Giants Bike-rack") and the graceful soaring of Eagles and Griffon Vultures. Swallows, Martins, and sparrows entertained us with chattering, swooping displays as we relaxed with breakfast on the shady balcony. Together, Betty, Elias and the cottage have managed to make us break our rule of never going twice to the same place. We are now organising our next visit either later this year or around spring or autumn 2016. Our biggest decision will be not " if" we return but "which property " will we stay in? Having now seen all 3 homes, (we wanted to see them for ourselves as photos can only describe part of the whole feel of a place ), it will be a tough decision. For stunning views over the Cretan landscape to greet us every morning and to relax into with a Raki each glorious sunset we would choose the modern farm. However, we love the village of Lefkogia and the abundance of Cretan hospitality from the tavernas to the excellently stocked supermarket. So this would mean either back to the small cottage or, and this could solve our "no return " rule, choose the century-old multi bedroomed, multi-level, Anemoi-5. Whatever we choose we know with absolute certainty that Betty, Elias and Crete will once more make it very difficult to go home to the UK.
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 10 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
My dear friends, I really can not find the words to thank you for this wonderful review! I love it! Thank you for choosing our property for your holidays, thank you for visiting us at the farm! It was really nice to have you around and it was a pleasure meeting you! We loved our talks together... We loved your free spirit! We will most certainly be waiting for you!So please, do come back! Betty
Written 14 May 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy F
Andy F
1 contribution
Everything you've read in the other reviews is correct - this is a great place to stay in if you want a real Cretan holiday in a real Cretan village with extremely helpful hosts (but only one of them is Cretan!).
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 10 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Hey there... A brilliant review indeed!!! Short and specific, not to mention that it refers to the rest of my reviews! Thank you, my friends, for choosing our property for your holidays! Thank you for taking the time to write a review... and for rating my place! Betty
Written 14 May 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

711Niall
711Niall
Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely little house in an idealistic part of South Crete. 5 minutes away from 3 beautiful beeches. Lefkogeia is a friendly place to visit and don't forget to say hi to Costas in the Supermarket. Would say car hire is a must. The apartment is made up to a high standard. The bedroom upstairs leads on to the balcony where you can sit out and watch the world go by. Betty and Ilias couldn't have looked after us better, they have a beautiful farm on the outskirts of town and even gave us our introduction to horse riding. We loved our time there. Closest beach is Almudi, a quaint little cala, which offers live music in the evening. The perfect environment to escape the stresses of modern life. You wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Visited July 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 23 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Did I take my time to reply on this one or did I not? My lovely Scottish friends, sorry it took me so long to reply! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for my property and for spending time with us! People in the village still ask me about you and always tell me to send you their greetings...! It was a pleasure meeting you and having you around! I am wishing you all the best and we sure hope to see your kind, smiling faces again ...soon! Until then ...stay as positive and wonderful as we remember you! Betty
Written 14 May 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christopher N
Christopher N
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions
Where to start! We arrived after an easy flight from Bristol to Heraklion and drove the hour and a half to Lefkoyia through increasingly grand scenery. We were met by Betty who showed us the house and immediately made us feel welcome. Later in the holiday we met her husband at the farm for drinks (homemade raki and wine) and they are both lovely people and very friendly. The house had everything one needs for basic self catering, the living room/kitchen is downstairs with the shower and loo and a staircase of ten steps takes you up to the spacious bedroom and balcony beyond where we sat in the morning sun and to get cool in the evening. Lefkoyia itself has two tavernas, a small supermarket and a coffee/snack bar, all friendly and very good value. The prices in Southern Crete seem to be cheaper than on the north coast and this was also the case at the various beach tavernas in the area. Talking of which, the beaches nearby were fabulous (Palm Beach at Preveli, Skimaria, Eunda to mention a few) and the range of walks and sights to see mean that we will definitely be returning to this area as soon as we can. To sum up, I would say this is the best holiday we have ever had. I can't recommended it more than that!
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist399725
Tourist399725
Dear Elizabeth! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your kind and generous words! Most of all I want to thank you once more for visiting us at the farm! We had such a lovely time with you! Good company is always precious. So do keep in mind that we will be waiting for you to come back! My best wishes to you both. Betty
Written 18 July 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
Lefkogia village happens to be an amazing combination of a fascinating mountain scenery along with numerous wonderful beaches giving you the chance to choose a different beach every day! In a range of 2 - 5 km distance there are about 6 beaches, Schinaria, Ammoudi, Ammoudaki, Klisidi, Damnoni, Plakias, all equally wonderful. And it goes on and on as long as you are willing to drive. Kourtaliotis gorge, one of the highlights of our area, renowed for its wild beauty and its enchanting secrets. The monastery of Prevelis is another interesting outing, as it is located high above the jagged coastline with great panoramic view. Prevelis beach is in a distance of 7 km.
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Lefkogeia Prevelis is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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