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The Olive Mill


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Exterior of The Olive Mill

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 5km

The Mill was originally Turkish owned as late as the 19th Century. The Mill fell into disuse in the late 1950s and subsequently was home to goats and sheep!! The present sympathetic conversion was carried out using professional architects and builders from Agios Nikolaos. The resultant building is absolutely charming and the villagers of Vrouhas are extremely friendly. Many of them in fact earned their living during their working lives in The Mill,

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Plaka 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion 70 km, Nearest railway: Not applicable
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Property not suitable for those with mobility problems. Towels and linen provided. For short term lets bedding changed weekly. 4km to nearest pebble beach at Plaka and 10km to sandy beaches at Elounda. Elounda also has its own marina, 2 supermarkets, banks, bakeries, bookshop etc. Heraklion airport is one hour away (if you are Greek) and 70 minutes for the rest of us!!

Further details outdoors

Small patio to front of property gathering sun all day. Umbrella, table and chairs provided.

Parking available outside front door for small to medium sized cars. Larger cars need to park in village square. Car hire is a must.

Further details

Welcome pack provided.

English speaking agent available to help with queries.

The Crete region

Crete is a hilly island....uh make that VERY hilly!!That said, views can be anything from tantastic to absolutel spectacular..but then I AM biased.In summer temp. can rise to +35 but March,April and October can also bring+25 so are WELL worth a visit.The history of Crete, especially during the 2nd. World War,is well documented and the written accounts of same are humbling to say the least.Spinalonga (leper colony till 1957)is the no.1 local attraction but there are charming walks around Vrouhas's olive groves and the village's kafeinions are always a place of interest to here seem to have no real semblance of the passage of time envious I am of them!!

Plaka, Elounda

Spinalonga;Agios Nikolaos Marina;Sunken city of Olous at Ag.Nik.;Lassithi province craftwork at Ag.Nik.;Pottery workshops at Ag.Nik.;Kritsa for limited editions Cretan knives.;Byzantine icons at Petrakis shop in Elounda.;Plaka for excellent ,renowned fish restaurants,e.g.'Mirtos';Mount Dikti.......7,047 feet of rugged grandeur;The Lassithi Plain.......home to many still functioning , traditional windmills. Plaka is a rapidly developing ,little seaside village....catch it while it still has that certain charm.Elounda ,whilst much larger than Plaka is absolutely gorgeous and people returning annually for 12 years is not a difficult concept to swallow. A huge range of eateries and a friendly populace endorse its attraction.

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13 Nov 2013


"Excellent secluded holiday location"

The Olive Mill in Vruchas, a village a few kilometres up in the mountains above Plaka, the latter being maybe 6 Km from Elounda, was a wonderful place to stay. The property is spacious and full of cha… More

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Mike R.

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Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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