Beautifully restored 16th century Cretan village house, with private courtyard, in the heart of traditional village. Ergina Cottage has been awarded a prize by the Ministry of Culture for its restoration. Close to all amenities and sandy beach.
Ergina Cottage is a perfect example of traditional architecture of the houses of the area of Apokoronas (the so-called "kamarospito" i.e. house with arches). One can still see elements dating back to the 16th century (the carved stone doorway inside the house). Two old stone arches span the length of the sitting and dining rooms showing visible signs of centuries of use. The cottage has been awarded a prize by the Ministry of Culture for its restoration.
A few metres from the village square, the entrance leads into an enclosed courtyard, typical of the area, paved with flagstones and shaded by a plane tree. In the corners old earthenware pots (pithoi), once destined to store wine and oil, are now being used as decorative artifacts .The kitchen, once the stable of the house, is fully equipped with a stove, small oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and all the necessary kitchenware and cutlery.
The kitchen leads to the dining-room and from there, through the 16th century carved stone doorway, into the sitting room with its fire-place, two sofa-beds (sleeping galleries above either side of the arch accessed by wooden stairs) and a couch/bed. There is also a bathroom en suite with bath and washing machine. The sitting room is equipped with T.V., a telephone and a portable radio/cassette/CD player. The dining room has a wooden staircase leading to the Master bedroom (the "ondas") with a double bed and ceiling fan overhead. There is also a WC/shower en suite. From the bedroom there is direct access to a terrace overlooking the courtyard, also shaded by the plane tree and also to a large terrace with views to the village and the White Mountains and a shady pergola.
This cottage can accommodate up to 4 persons, making it a perfect choice for couples or families alike.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We will meet you and take you to the cottage, and be available, by telephone if you have any questions during your stay. A full information folder is provided, with information regarding local culture, areas, etc. We have a 24 hour hotline, should you require any emergency assistance.
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I have been living in Crete for 20 years now and with over twelve years of working in the holiday business in Crete, I have a pretty good idea of areas and properties by now ! A small farm and animal rescue centre keeps me busy and I try to integrate as much as possible with the local community. I speak fairly good Greek too, which is handy.