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Villa Fabrica - The old olives' mill.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
The villa Fabrica is a 100-year-old stone building, originally used as an olive factory, carefully restored into a traditional rustic style two-storey house suitable for 2-6 persons. In the village one finds several cafenions, taverns and a minimarket. Further shops, supermarkets, bars, ATM, can be found 3 km away, with a selection of local beaches. The gate opens into a small yard from where one enters the house. On the ground floor is a spacious and comfortable furnished living room and dining room with wooden ceiling, TV, stone built fireplace and woodstove, separate WC with washing machine. The open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining table is separated from the living room by a stone archway. From the living room a spiral staircase leads to the first floor into the bedroom wit...The villa Fabrica is a 100-year-old stone building, originally used as an olive factory, carefully restored into a traditional rustic style two-storey house suitable for 2-6 persons. In the village one finds several cafenions, taverns and a minimarket. Further shops, supermarkets, bars, ATM, can be found 3 km away, with a selection of local beaches. The gate opens into a small yard from where one enters the house. On the ground floor is a spacious and comfortable furnished living room and dining room with wooden ceiling, TV, stone built fireplace and woodstove, separate WC with washing machine. The open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining table is separated from the living room by a stone archway. From the living room a spiral staircase leads to the first floor into the bedroom with 2 single beds. A large veranda facing the Dikti Mountains and the Monastery of saint Ioannis can offer an amazing view over the countryside. Next to it there is the second bedroom with double bed, a bathroom en suite with bath/WC and 2 balconies. All rooms are stone built and keep cool in the summer and warmer during the winter months. On the ground floor there is a cosy terrace full of flowerpots surrounded by a small garden, a BBQ and a stone oven. It's the perfect place to unwind, after a long day's journey. A nice place to relax and take part in village life. It offers the unique combination of peace among with modern comforts and easy access to city life.The location of the village is ideal to explore the island. At the local tavern, try out local cuisine with different dishes every day,or just enjoy a cup of greek coffee, at the village square. For families with children a water amusement park with lots of different slides is situated 1 km away from the village. The local area provides lovely walks down country lanes of vineyards, olive fields, for those who enjoy walking/hiking. Hiring a car is recommended whether to visit the Minoan palaces of Knossos or Gortys or the fascinating old towns of central, eastern or western Crete. It's the character of Cretan tradition in its own enviroment that can offer hospitality in all seasons to anyone who likes to be close to nature and is looking for a life style away from busy rhythms of tourist resorts. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Ε.Λ.Σ.1039Κ10002973401
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
This House will offer you cheerful, warm and inviting moments! It is for this reason that I request my guests to treat my place not like a hotel room, but like their home away from home. No smoking inside please Please don't throw paper or other waste in the toilet Please lock/ secure the apartment when going out. Please turn off all electric devices when going out or checking out. Check in & Check out times might be flexible, so please ask us and we will do our best to help you.
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa4 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Unknown types

Meet the host
Manolis K
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will welcome you on your arrival day and we will explain everything for the house and the area and we will be available during your stay for whatever you need. We will suggest nice places to visit during your stay, also the best restaurants to visit and enjoy the Cretan gastronomy. Looking forward to welcoming and accommodate you with pleasure. An environmental fee of 4 euro per day for January, February, March, November,December will be paid on the arrival day. New Greek Government law 2024. An environmental fee of 10 euro per day for the months April to October will be paid on the arrival day. New Greek Government law 2024.

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Reviews (6)
Antoine G
Antoine G
Lorient, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
FABULEUX ENDROIT POUR SEJOUR AU CALME
VILLA FABRICA ,the old olive’s mill, est située en retrait de la côte, sur les hauteurs de Kokkini Hani, dans le village d ' Anopoli, L' idéal pour découvrir la douceur de vivre crétoise ; les villageois sont très amicaux et souriants. La vue depuis les terrasses des chambres est superbe : monastère St. Jean, champs d'oliviers, communion parfaite avec la nature. En rez-de-jardin, la terrasse ombragée et fleurie est très accueillante pour les repas. Côté pratique, les chambres sont climatisées et le wifi est performant. Quatrième séjour dans cette maison et toujours le même enchantement. Merci à Manolis et à Evi pour la générosité de leur accueil .Ce sont des hôtes adorables qui mettent tout en oeuvre pour faire de votre séjour un moment inoubliable.
Visited May 2018
Written 1 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
manolis_13
manolis_13
Thank you for the excellent stay, you are looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Written 5 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison4727
Alison4727
Wallington, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place for a relaxing break
Villa Fabrica is a beautiful house: an old olive mill beautifully restored and tastefully furnished. It is in a very peaceful village, and its two balconies provide panoramic views of stunning countryside. It was a pleasure to meet the owners, Evi and Manolis, who are very considerate and welcoming hosts. They were full of good advice on local places to visit, where to eat, etc, and they ensured that we had everything we could possibly need for our stay. We certainly hope to return for future holidays.
Visited November 2017
Written 15 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
manolis_13
manolis_13
Thank you for the excellent stay, we are looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Written 26 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Evan G
Evan G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely villa in serene location!
A wonderful villa with great views and a lovely secluded garden, complete with outdoor pizza oven and friendly local cats :) Everything we were looking for - great for couples needing a peaceful break! Anapolis is a great village - close enough to larger town like Heraklion, and other places of interest, but remote enough to feel secluded and quiet. We'd recommend renting a car if you do stay here - as there isn't much in the way of public transport. October was a great month to visit, the weather was still warm, but the island wasn't overrun with tourists!
Visited October 2017
Written 3 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
manolis_13
manolis_13
Thank you for the excellent stay, we are looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Written 12 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EugeneMan
EugeneMan
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
This is a verry complete Home. It is comfortable and verry cosy furnished. The house is situated in a mountain village, 10 minutes from the cost. It has a tropical garden and 3 balconies. Shake hands witch the villagepeople and say Calimera. They like it and a choir of men say Calimero to you. Very worthwile to come back again.
Visited July 2017
Written 1 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
manolis_13
manolis_13
Thank you for the excellent stay, looking forward to meeting you and accommodate you again!!!
Written 3 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larafro
Larafro
Oxford, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely place to stay...
A very lovely stay in Villa Fabrica - a beautiful property in a small village about 2 or 3 miles from the sea. The booking process went very smoothly. Manolis met us on his moped to show us the way to the villa. Communication was excellent throughout and Manolis gave us an introductory tour of the property and some tips for places to visit and restaurants to try before leaving us, with welcome gift of both wine and raki, to enjoy his house. The house itself is beautiful - tasteful, homely and very well-equipped. For the two of us it was perfect - very spacious with a sunny patio downstairs (with table and BBQ) and a further upstairs patio. There is a double bedroom with AC if needed and an ensuite bathroom plus two further single beds in a sizeable area which can be curtained off (this certainly makes the villa suitable for a family with two kids but it might not be ideal for two couples - depending on what you are after). The village was very peaceful and we much enjoyed an opportunity to get away from it all and to be off the beaten track whilst being only 20-30 minutes from Heraklion and the airport. There is a local shop for basics and the supermarket is only 15 minutes or so away. You definitely need a car, mind you - and the very narrow lanes through the village were a little unnerving at first, but we soon got used to it. All in all - a truly lovely stay - one we very much hope to repeat.
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 11 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
manolis_13
manolis_13
Thank you for the excellent stay, looking forward to meeting you again. Kind regards. Manolis and family.
Written 12 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alan_Sailor
Alan_Sailor
Charlottetown, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had a beautiful stay! The house is in a charming village far enough away from major centres to allow you
My wife and I had a beautiful stay! The house is in a charming village far enough away from major centres to allow you to relax, but close enough to the sites to allow for relatively short travel times. The house was a delightful mix of classic and modern making it ideal for couples and families. Evi and Manoulis were kind and friendly welcoming us with warm Cretan hospitality which started our stay off wonderfully. Well recommended for anyone who needs somewhere to relax
Visited February 2016
Written 31 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

André F
André F
5.0 of 5 bubbles
La maison est très conviviale et décorée avec goût. D'emblée,on s'y sent bien et en très peu de temps, chacun trouve ses
La maison est très conviviale et décorée avec goût. D'emblée,on s'y sent bien et en très peu de temps, chacun trouve ses marques. La proximité du parking est très pratique ( voiture obligatoire ). La campagne, autour du village, offre de belles promenades et dans le pays voisin, une petite auberge que vous indiquera le propriétaire est excellente. La deuxième chambre est en fait une mezzanine, offrant peu d'intimité.
Visited April 2014
Written 9 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sparhawk222
Sparhawk222
The Hague, The Netherlands7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very beautifull house with a relaxing afmosphere. The owners made us feel very much at home, They picked us
This was a very beautifull house with a relaxing afmosphere. The owners made us feel very much at home, They picked us up from the freeway exit (just 10 minutes from the airport) and drove ahead in a scooter towards the house, in a small village 10 mins from the coast. The village is very nice and traditional, I think we were the only tourrists there, but there is not much to do - a car is essential. The living room is very large and comfortable, the open kitchen well equiped. The garden is very nice with a comfortable table in the shade, but quite small - as you're in the middle of a village. There is an additional terrace for sunbathing with stunning view. Only bad thing is the layout which is not perfect for privacy. From the living room there are open stairs which end in one bedroom (sound and light going through), which is also the access to the balcony and the master bedroom, which is the access to the bathroom. So not handy for privacy.
Visited October 2013
Written 3 November 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
N. Kazantzakis Airport
8 km

Sitia Airport
78.6 km
Restaurants
Spyros Taverna
5 km

Asteria Garden Restaurant
5 km

2 Friends Restaurant
5.9 km

Limanaki Restaurant
6.3 km
Attractions
Central Bar
6.3 kmBars & Clubs

Maria Yannis Cafe Bar
6.4 kmBars & Clubs

Baraki Bar
5.3 kmBars & Clubs

The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis
10 minArt Galleries
About the neighbourhood
Anopolis traditional village, 15 kilometers from Heraklion town is ideal to explore the island.A nice place to relax and take part in village life.It offers the unique combination of peace anong with modern comforts and easy access to city life. For families with children a water amusement park with lots of different slides is situated 1 km away from the village. Crete Aquarium, one of the biggest building complexes in Mediterranean, is only 5 Klms away,for those who adore and want to explore 2500 idividuals of fish and invertebrates.The local area provides lovely walks down country lanes of vineyards, olive fields, for those who enjoy walking/hiking. The monastery of St.John is situated across the main veranda.
Getting around
Hiring a car is recommended whether to visit the Minoan palaces of Knossos or Gortys or the fascinating old towns of central, eastern or western Crete. It's the character of Cretan tradition in its own environment that can offer hospitality in all seasons to anyone who likes to be close to nature and is looking for a life style away from busy rhythms of tourist resorts.
Access
Car required
How to get there
As soon as you will have your car delivered at Heraklion airport, drive to the traffic lights in front of the airport. Turn right and drive ahead and under the bridge in the direction for Ag.Nikolaos/Sitia. In 200 m, you will be on the high way. Drive ahead for exactly 7 klms and after you will see the Anopolis sign, drive off the high way and stop there. We will wait for you there to drive with you to the village of Anopolis which is another 4 klms away. Send us a text before leaving the airport, so to wait for you in 10 minutes. We are looking forward to meeting you. Manolis and Evi Kapsetakis
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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