Traditional Cretan Houses

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Full-size fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory foam beds

Overview of Traditional Cretan Houses

Traditional Cretan Houses

3.0 star property
Historic Heraklion apartment with 1 restaurants, connected to a shopping center

7,8/10 Good

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
47 Gianni Makraki Street Agios Myronas, Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, 70013
Main amenities
  • 6 apartments
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
Cleaning & safety
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Historical Museum of Crete - 29 min drive
  • Heraklion Loggia - 30 min drive
  • Koules Fortress - 36 min drive
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 33 min drive
  • Heraklion Port - 33 min drive
  • Morosini Fountain - 32 min drive
  • Knossos Archaeological Site - 32 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 28 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Traditional Cretan Houses

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Traditional Cretan Houses. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out ETHIMIKON-ΕΘΙΜΙΚΟΝ, which serves Greek cuisine and offers a beachfront location. Free bike rentals and a garden are other highlights, and apartments feature jetted tubs and kitchens. Fellow travelers say good things about the location and nearby shopping.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests who wish to book in-room breakfast provisions must contact the property in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking within 49 ft
  • Street parking available
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Free self-serve breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Couples dining


  • Premium bedding
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Sitting area


  • TV
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No elevators
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Hair salon
  • Convenience store

Location highlights

  • Connected to a shopping center
  • Near the sea
  • Near the airport
  • In the historical district
  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Bicycle tour information
  • Water sports equipment
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Canoe on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Free bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Safari tours nearby
  • Wildlife and game drive nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water tubing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards


  • 6 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1900
  • Traditional architecture

Restaurants on site


Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per room, per night

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle and beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Firewood is available for an extra charge of EUR 5 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Property Registration Number 1039K070B0021601

Also known as

Traditional Cretan Houses Apartment
Traditional Cretan Houses Apartment Heraklion
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Traditional Cretan Houses Heraklion
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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

gorgeous cretan house
such beautiful peaceful place...thank you for lovely stay
5-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous ambience very traditional Tiny little town Beautiful place
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was a unique home to stay in. It was quiet and in a more rural location. The neighbours were friendly and welcoming too! It was handy to have a basic kitchen to make meals in. The only thing I didn't like was the floor tile in the bathrooms. It was uncomfortable on bare feet. Otherwise, good place to stay.
Leanna, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Away from the chaos of Heraklion
Staying at the traditional Cretan house was perhaps the highlight of the trip to Crete. The property is 20km from the city, but easily accessible if you have a car, however there are cab and bus service. The experience of a small welcoming Cretan village is enveloping. The small cafe,grocery stores and the second floor restaurant recommended by the owner, Popi, was outstanding....totally unexpected in a small town...broad selection of menus choices. Nice option to have if you don't want to drive in the dark on mountain roads. The owner, Popi was helpful friendly and a great host. Similar to another reviewer, I missed the 'notify the host of arrival time' request, and had a moment or two of anxiety which was quickly allayed by the villagers, confirming that indeed I was in the right place. Don't be put off by the drive, its lovely. In the heart of wine country.
Linda, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vibe, style and real cretan hodpitality
The apartment us large and fully equipped with two bathrooms s and a large dining room. It is fully furnished with stylish pieces of furniture from Greece and India. Every detail if the apartment is accurately selected. A suggested choice 25 minutes driving from the city center of Candia.
Alessandro, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great find
We absolutely loved this "hotel"-- more a small-scale restoration project in a small Cretan village. I saw some of the reviews that complained about having to wait to get in, etc.-- I think perhaps they don't have the right frame of mind. The confirmation does request to notify the host of an arrival time-- I failed to notice this, and so we had a few drinks at a local cafe after we contacted the host. The apartments are beautifully restored, the village is authentic and non-touristy, and the restaurant recommended by the host was one of our best meals. As long as you come in with the right expectations, this is a great find.
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8/10 Very good

Great stay!
Located in a small village, the owner drove it to let us into our room. We had to wait a bit at the nearby cafe...which was lovely! She was gracious and showed us around the apartments. She tidied the rooms a bit during our arrival. We checked into the room and had planned to cook in the kitchen, but found limited selections in the nearby stores. We decided to eat at a nearby restaurant. The owner went with us and we had a great evening! We met several of the local people and she discussed life in Crete with us. We only stayed one night, but would have enjoyed exploring the town more. Great unexpected experience!
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Traditional Cretan House - Requires Attention
No useable internet. Cooking and eating utensils are inadequate, poor quality and were not clean. Basic cleaning and other materials not supplied - eg no bathmat - concrete floor, no chux or similar, no tea towel,.... No shower curtain so bathroom floods when one has a shower - requires proper shower doors to be fitted. Heating turned off without warning the last night. TV is very small, inconveniently placed in the apartment, very old (set top box) and did not work properly. Only Greek channels available. No change of towels (stayed 4 nights) despite asking. We had to make the bed ourselves.
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8/10 Very good

Nice out of the way place to stay
We did not actually stay overnight. I booked the house and did not realize the interior included a tight spiral stair for access to the Bedroom above the Living Room. My wife has vertigo problems and could not deal with the thought of climbing that stair. The owner was very understanding and cancelled our stay without cost. Otherwise the place looked charming with very nice views of the valley below. The old stone houses have been nicely renovated with care and have character. I wish we could have stayed.
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