The Old Olive Mill is providing a truly unique holiday for the discerning traveller. The Mill is a privately owned, 4 Bedroom, Villa situated on the North West coast on the island of Crete and offers stunning mountain views to the south and views over the Bay of Hania and the Rodopou Peninsula to the north.
This exclusive vacation property can sleep 10 people in a beautifully restored Venetian building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original olive mill features. Surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, guests will experience a real feeling of having ‘got away from it all‘.
The Old Olive Mill was originally constructed during the latter part of the Venetian occupation of Crete (1204 - 1669), and is now a protected (or listed) building, and restored over a two year period between 1999 and 2001 under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture. Both the original stone mill, and one of the three original olive presses have been renovated, and form features of this beautifully restored building.
Historically, the rooms, on the rear Ground Floor, were used by the Venetians for the storage of olive oil for local consumption as food, a lubricant, soap and lamp fuel. On the Mezzanine floor, one room, with its own private terrace, has stunning views of the Bay of Hania. All the beds are purpose made of traditional Cretan design, to comply with the requirements of the local Archaeological Dept.
The Mill has its own private garden to the rear of the property and a swimming pool with sun-loungers and parasols. The pool has proved popular with the swallows which dive down in the early evening for water. There is also a small paddling area for use by the younger guests.
Although The Mill is in a secluded location and requires car hire, it offers easy access to the surrounding country side and coast.
The living area at The Mill comprises a sitting area, dining area and Kitchen, positioned around the original Venetian millstones. The fully equipped kitchen is completed with American style fridge/freezer and integral ice making facility and microwave.
The Dining area can accommodate 12 guests, and there are facilities for young children.
The villa Olive Mill has two Triple En-suite Bedrooms on the rear Ground Floor, while one Twin En-suite Bedroom and one Double En-suite Bedroom are located on the Mezzanine floor. The Double Bedroom on the Mezzanine floor has its own private terrace.
There is a small library which includes maps, reference books and guides, as well an oil fired central heating system which provides effective background heating during the cooler months of the 'Low Season' between November and March.
Local amenities including mini-markets, a baker, tavernas, pharmacy, garage and the like are available in Tavronitis, less than 10 minutes drive from the Mill. Internet Cafes are available in the fishing village of Kolymbari, about 10mins drive from villa. Also, villa is about 20 minutes from the Blue Flag beaches at Platanias and Agia Marina, and 30 minutes from the beautiful Venetian harbour town of Hania.
Region: Kissamos, Chania
relevant routes: Kolimbari-Kandanos-Paleochora
The villa Olive Mill is in an elevated location in the quiet hamlet of Harvata, about 5km inland from the 'new' coast road (E65).
- phone: (01252) 724445, (07831) 560611
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- Website: www.creteolivemill.com/