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Gordelis Hermitage Villa, in a Small and Peaceful Hamlet, with Amazing Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedrooms Villa with amazing Sea and Mountains Views, in a Peaceful Location

This retreat house is located in a small hamlet, at the edge of a cliff, overlooking only the clear blue sea of Western Crete.

This amazing location offers totally privacy, peace and quietness. The only sounds you hear are from the sea, the birds and the goats.

The place is ideal for guests who are looking for naturist and relaxing holidays, away from all, as city’s sounds and lights, TV and technology.

The house has 2 bedrooms that accommodate up to 5 guests in beds.

In the first level there is the kitchen, the double bedroom and the living room / dining area.

On the upper level there is the second bedroom with 3 single beds, a huge veranda which is ideal for relaxing drinks and the exterior bathroom.

On the exterior there is also a garden with many plants, trees and flowers, a Barbecue area and a wonderful sitting / lounge area with a sun umbrella, ideal for evening chats with amazing sea and mountain views.

The hamlet is not connected with the electric network, however the house is powered by photovoltaics.

There is no TV or high Internet connection in the house, so be prepared to be connected only with the nature in this holiday!

For our guests there is a canoe, which is free to use in order to explore the neighboring caves in the sea or even to go to the neighboring hamlet, located on the other side of the bay.

There is a direct access to the sea just 20 meters from the house.

The owner has also a boat in a nearby marina, so if the weather is good, we can arrange a fishing trip or a cave sightseeing in the surrounding bays.

Drapanos village is located in the province of Apokoronas in Municipality of Vamos. It is a picturesque and peaceful place, only 5,5 km away from the sandy beach of Almyrida. With the White Mountains as a backdrop and the lush green landscape, the Apokoronas region of North West Crete is characterized by it's breathtaking natural beauty filled wild flowers, herbs, olive trees and welcoming vineyards. You should not miss the chance to explore the inland villages with their cobbled streets and tasty local delicacies.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Gordelis Hermitage Villa, in a Small and Peaceful Hamlet, with Amazing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Sheffield, UK

A lovely villa off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 2 weeks here for my 50th birthday and thoroughly recommend this property, though it won't suit everybody.

The location is fantastic, in a tiny hamlet of 5 properties, one of which happens to be an excellent taverna (more later). We found that after about 8pm, everyone else left and we had the whole place to ourselves. The property is built on cliffs directly above the sea, and has access to a lovely little cove down a few steps. There isn't a beach but a jetty and a sloping shingle entry to the water to the side. Swimming and snorkelling are both excellent as the bay is very sheltered.

The remoteness may be an issue for some. The property is accessed via a 2km, steep and rough concreted track. If you're not a confident driver you might find this slightly intimidating. The locals have no problem with normal cars/mopeds/bikes/etc but I was glad of our rental 4x4 which made short work of it. It's not a dirt track but it's still quite bumpy!

The view is fantastic as can be seen from the photos. Up above the property lie steep limestone hillsides populated by many goats.

The property is lovely but the facilities are basic. Water is piped down the hillside from Drapanos, approx 3km away so don't expect to have power-showers. Water probably safe to drink but gets hot in the pipes coming down the hill so bottled water is the best option. Power is entirely from solar panels that feed a bank of batteries. We had no problems with this at all.

The kitchen is fine - fridge, hob, coffee-maker, etc just no oven.

The taverna next door is excellent - very friendly and they produce all of their own food from the feta cheese to the goat meat hunted on the hillside.

The property manger Alex was extremely helpful throughout the holiday and he speaks superb English. We also met the owners several times and they were helpful and lovely as well.

Just one final note, my partner is slighty disabled and the property wasn't ideal for her but for anyone able-bodied there would be no issues.

The location is about halfway between Hania and Rethymno. There are small shops in all the local villages and Lidls in both cities for bigger shops.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Chania International Airport (CHQ)
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Plaka Village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda Ferry Port
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Drapanos Village
Car: necessary

There is a very nice tavern in Gordelis small hamlet, just 20 meters from the house, however is open in summer months and onl till late afternoon (however you can order your dinner and they will deliver it to you before closing).

There is direct access to the sea from a small bay, just 20 meters from the house as well.

The last part of road that leads to the hamlet is a small, gravel track with many turns (about 1km) and maybe will be a bit scary at night, so a 4x4 or at least a high car is highly recommended.


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.