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Was Sie an dieser Unterkunft lieben werden
My home is a renovated village house in a traditional greek village. It has a sunny roof terrace with a vine covered pergola, a container garden, with grill and dining table, a view to beautiful sunrises and the Mirabella bay framed by mountains in the distance. The house itself is cozy, with an open plan. No doors. A wood-burning stove in the living room. The cats bring life and comfort, Belinda being that perfect blend of independent and cuddly, while Pooh-cat is more playfull.
While there are 3 heat pumps/air cons I mostly just use fans to save on electricity.
I have a large TV screen connected to a Rocu device and DVD player, but no actual Television. There are books in 3 different languages and some games. Make yourself at home.
Was Sie im Nachbarschafts-Viertel lieben werden
Though there are expats living here and there in the village, it is mainly a greek village, with a main street lined with tourist shops (closed in winter) a couple of cafes and many tavernas serving traditional greek food. Little churches dot the village. When you wake up in the morning it is to the sound of birds, dogs barking but not traffic. And though there are plenty of street lights, yet the stars are bright in the sky. Kritsa is surrounded by olive groves with endless dirt roads on which one can walk, or you can wander through the pictureske alleys of the village.
There’s a grocery store a few minutes walk away. Sofia, the hair dresser next door does the best hair cuts and quite reasonably.
Kritsa’s claim to fame is threefold:
1. the Panagia Kera, a byzantine church with very well preserved frescoes, just outside the village on the road to Agios Nicolaos.
2. Kritsa Gorge, in my opinion no less impressive than Samaria, but shorter. You walk a marked trail up the gorge and then return along the rim and an old donkey trail. About a 2 hour walk, door to door.
3. Lato, one of the best preserved city ruins from the classical hellenistic period is about 2,5 km from Kritsa. But because it is not so well known you can clamber around in the ruins all you want.
The town of Agios Nicolaos is about 10 km away as well as many beaches, some sand, some pepple. The town itself has 3 beaches many good restaurants. My recommendation is Giomo about halfway up the cliff from the lagoon. On wednesday mornings there is a farmers market with fresh and local fruit and veg, as well as olives, nuts, bee products and sheep milk products. There are some good supermarkets in Agios Nicolaos, a hospital, public offices, cinemas and many shops. Crete is amazing for hiking. There are many good gorges to hike down. My favorite is Richtis Gorge near Exo Moulina. There are beautiful beaches, Almyros, Ammoudara and Voulisma 3 that are nearby. There are Minoan ruins, like Knossos in Heraklion, or Malia and several others. Caves like the cave of Zeus on the Lasithi plateau. I could go on and on.
There is bus service, though it is limited, to Agios Nicolaos, and from there all over Crete, but it would probably be most convenient to rent a car. I could set you up with a local rental agency.
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