4 persons
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom


We had a wonderful time at the place and the house manager was also very helpful and friendly. The place is the perfect location to discover almost the whole island. Just to the far east and far west corners it is around two hours. The view is spectacular here you can see the mountains and also the sea. The villa is located between other villas a little bit outside of Lefkogia, but you can reach the beach, restaurants, and supermarket within a five minute drive. It sometimes can be very windy so that you can here the wind around the house at night. We loved the place and we would definitely come back.
Beautiful house, fully equipped. It is important to note that this is not the case and that is not the end result. A vehicle is handy, it is easy to know how to use the vehicle on the route. If you have any further contacts, please contact us.
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(04-2024) Good morning Lydia and Thijs,
We are now well rested and enjoying your cozy house and the beautiful surroundings.
The house is a wonderful place to stay. Extra important at this time of year. Even when you sit inside, you still feel like you are outside and enjoy the fantastic view. With the often strong winds, it is nice to find a place in the garden where the wind has less of an opportunity.
We find Plakias a friendly place and slowly more businesses are starting to open. We had a lovely meal there several times with a view of the sea. The good butcher, fish shop, bakery and supermarket are also nice. Eating out is fun and tasty, but not every day. Rethimnon is attractive, well-organized and reasonably close.
Sylvia is fantastic. She is sympathetic, fast and very helpful.
We look forward to the days we can still be here. There is still plenty to discover and enjoy.
Happy Sunday and warm regards,
Evert & Els
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We had a great vacation.
The house is perfect and very functional.
Thank you again for the welcome and the service.
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(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!
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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,
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Beautifully decorated cottage; lovely swimming pool and centrally located in the south of Crete. Can recommend it to everyone!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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.

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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,
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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.

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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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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!

Wendy and Runar
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