Oljapetra
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Oljapetra

“Welcome to the most beautiful place in southern Crete… Once you've been here, you'll never want to leave.” This region and specifically this romantic holiday home with private swimming pool has stolen our hearts… Oljapetra… curious about the story behind this name (όλο πέτρα)? Feel free to ask Lydia, she will tell you with passion! Would you also like to enjoy the luxury of a private holiday home with your own swimming pool and relax here? Hiking in the rugged and mountainous region or mainly settle down on the many extensive beaches? Would you like to go out for dinner in the many attractively priced restaurants?

We are super excited about everything here and are happy to share it with you! Oljapetra is a completely renovated (2022) holiday home in a quiet location for 4 people with private pool, just 2.5 km from the sea. The house is within walking distance of the village of Lefkogia (with its supermarket and nice tavernas, definitely go to Stella and say hi from us)! It is also a 5-minute drive from Plakias, a bustling village with a beautiful large beach and many good restaurants…

Inside

Modern living room with open kitchen, double sliding doors to the terrace and garden with private pool. Two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed of 180x200 (Coconut – super quality beds) and one with 2 single beds that can also be converted into a double bed. Finally, there is a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and toilet.

Outside

Large fenced garden with beautiful views of the sea and the mountains, various seating areas, outdoor kitchen area, fruit trees and ample parking space for the car. The roof terrace upstairs is very special, where you can lounge and relax!

Surroundings

Lefkogia is a beautiful village within walking distance of your accommodation, there are several restaurants and a supermarket. Plakias, 6 km away, has all facilities and many restaurants, beach bars, etc. The beaches Damnoni and Amoudi are only 2 km (exact) away and you can walk there or hire a scooter... some lovely tavernes on the beach.

Activities

In this rugged and mountainous region with its beautiful views you can enjoy walking without meeting anyone. In the Kourtaliotiko gorge you can take stairs to the waterfalls and the church of Agios Nikolaos. In the gorge you will see many birds of prey. Would you rather go to the beach? Then there is plenty of choice: Amoudi, Damnoni, Plakias, Souda and Preveli beach with the unique palm grove. Each beach has its own unique charm. You can go by car (everything is a maximum of 15 minutes away) but you can also take the boat from Plakias to Amoudi and Preveli. From your holiday house you can easily reach Damnoni and Amoudi beach. You can also walk to Preveli beach. Park your car at the Venetian bridge from the 18th century and follow the route past beautiful old olive trees to Preveli beach, partly via the mountains and the river. The monastery of Moni Preveli is definitely worth a visit. It is still inhabited by three monks and is built around a source, with many steps and differences in level. Would you like more tips about the area? Feel free to ask us.

 

Lefkogia
4 persons
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
Would you rather book by telephone?
Or do you have questions? Call us:
00 (31) 113 58 20 36
Properties
Walking distance townPets WelcomeFenced gardenPrivate swimming poolBeautiful viewCovered TerraceAirconditioning
Living room
InternetHeating
The property generally
Area of the house85 m2Number of bedrooms2Bed(s) Bedroom 1180 x 200Bed(s) Bedroom 22 x 90 x 200 of 180 x 200 lits-jumeauxBathrooms1Toilets1Bedding (blankets)Bedding (duvets)
Kitchen e.a.
DishwasherWashingmachineRefrigeratorFreezerMicrowaveOvenCoffee machine (espresso)ToasterElectric kettleIroning
Garden
Surface1000 m2TerraceFencedLawnPrivateVerandaGarden furnitureParasolsBbq
Swimmingpool
Dimensions7 x 3Depth swimmingpool1.50PrivateOutside showerDeckchairs
Environment
Distance to the shop/bakery0.5 kmDistance to the supermarket0.5 kmDistance to the river2,5 kmFishing2,5 km
Children
Babybed
(10-2023) Hello dear Lydia,
 
We enjoyed Olja Petra on Crete!! Fantastic house, quiet-rural - located on the mountain with beautiful views over the bay!
Our holiday home is decorated in a beautiful style - a bit of Ibiza-like. Wonderful beds and well-equipped kitchen and nice swimming pool with sunbeds. The many terraces and seating areas around the house and on the veranda make it possible to enjoy the sun all day long or to seek the shade with your cup of coffee or wine. It is so wonderfully quiet in the evening; with only the Cicadas in the tree and the bells of the herd of Goats on the mountainside. The house is free of insects that cannot fly in through the good extra mesh sliding doors. Rent a car at the airport. This takes you to various beautiful beaches and nice bays, good eateries and charming villages in just a few minutes. The market on Thursdays in Rethymnon (half an hour's drive) is highly recommended. My daughter and I returned completely refreshed!
 
I also took a lot of photos, but only with my mobile and not in large format, so probably too coarsely pixelated for the website. Many photos were shared on FB and Insta during this holiday and you were tagged several times, of course.
 
Hope to be able to visit you live soon and catch up!
Work and have a nice weekend.
See you soon!
 
Love,
Reina
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(08-2023) Hi Lydia and Thijs,
 
We enjoyed Oljapetra. However, we already have at least 3 families who have stored Oljapetra and are considering for next year!!
 
TOP location, you have found a beautiful house!
 
Best regards,
Geoffrey
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(08-2023)
 
Beautifully decorated cottage; lovely swimming pool and centrally located in the south of Crete. Can recommend it to everyone!
 
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(07-2023)
 
We have been able to enjoy this beautiful house for over a week. The contacts with manager and owner were fine. You can (also) eat within walking distance in Lefkogia in the local tavern, where the family serves delicious dishes. The inventory could have been a bit more spacious, otherwise had a great stay.
 
Martin
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(07-2023)
 
I stayed here with my two almost adult sons. The nice house met all our wishes. I immediately felt at home. The atmosphere and space inside and outside is perfect. Due to the location you really need your own transport. The area is beautiful to explore. The sea, the beaches, nice places and a beautiful gorge for walking.
 
Brenda
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(07-2023) Hello,
 
Thank you for the mail.
As expected, we had 6 great days in Oljapetra.
All facilities still have a very good standard and Sylvia was very welcoming to us !!!
 
Have a great summer!
 
Anders and Heidi
 
(05-2022)
 
Delicious! House is fully equipped, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, good beds, wonderful shower, oven, kettle, enough kitchen utensils.
We arrived late at night, and finding the cottage was not easy. Via Google maps we were sent on unpaved steep roads, this was not very pleasant in the dark ...
 
Dear Theo,
 
Thank you very much for your review. Google sometimes sends people into the bush, unfortunately we have no direct influence on that .... :) We have indicated very clearly in our route description how to get to our paradise, you might have followed this better... We will from now on we would like to point out to our guests that it is better to follow our directions than google... thanks for your tip!
 
Sincerely, Lydia Mennes
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(04-2023)

The house Oljapetra is fully equipped. Lefkogia is located in the south of Crete and is a traditional village surrounded by olive groves. You can relax there, but also view everything in the area. Supermarkets, beach and good restaurants (not expensive) a short drive away. Sylvia is very hospitable and took the time to answer all our questions. We had a wonderful holiday with our family (daughter 23 and son 22)! Thank you Lydia and Thijs, we would love to come back.

Cathy
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(04-2023)

We loved the cottage! Fantastic view, nicely furnished and great facilities. Very good communication with Lydia and Sylvia who gave us lots of tips and information. The garden was even bigger than expected and everything was very quiet in April. The location is also good, between mountains and with a view of the sea. Two beaches and shops are not far away. You should definitely have a car. We felt very comfortable, thank you very much!

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(10-2022) Dear Lydia,

The house is even more beautiful than in the pictures. The view from the living room, the terrace and the garden is breathtakingly beautiful. The house is lovingly furnished and equipped with everything you need to cook for yourself. There are even herbs in the garden. With the swimming pool and the variety of seating areas you can easily spend a day in the house. The location is a 10 minute drive from several beaches and just a few minutes from the village of Lefkogia. Silvia, who takes care of the place, is very welcoming and had good tips for excursions and restaurants (e.g. Taverna Mariou). With the two bedrooms, the house is also suitable for four people. We would come back anytime!

Kind regards,
Henk
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(08-2022) Hi Lydia,

We had a wonderful holiday! Beautiful house, nice pool and beautiful surroundings. Discovered nice beaches and had a delicious dinner.

Sincerely,
Charlotte
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(07-2022)

A spacious house in a great location. The decor is beautiful, very modern and light. A nice pool to cool off in, with nice sunbeds. We found the kitchen design with regard to cutlery and glasses a bit minimal for 4 people and the bathroom is small and needs some attention, but everything works and we enjoyed it!
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(06-2022)

Beautiful house, beautiful view. Everything you need is there, even a nice welcome pack.
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(06-2022) Hi Lydia and Sylvia,

I wanted to let you know in this way that we have had a wonderful week. Oljapetra is a fantastic place to stay. Everything is finished in the villa, the furnishing, choice of materials and of course the view!???? There are such nice places in, around and on the house that you can sit somewhere else every time. Despite the strong wind that was there in the week that we were there, we spent a lot of time outside.
We immediately felt at home. We visited a number of beaches in the area and of course ate elsewhere in Plakias every night. Such a nice atmosphere.
Also a compliment for the customer experience! From the moment of booking you have contact with you, a call to get acquainted, receive new photos after the renovation. It makes it all very personal. Of course also compliments for Sylvia with whom you have contact on the island. It's nice that you can always text or call her if there is anything.
In short, thank you!

Sincerely
Wendy and Runar
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