Stella's Traditional Apartments is a small, three-apartment complex Zakros - Minos - Kriti, built exactly right on the top of the amphitheatrical, fertile valley of Kato Zakros, in Sitia. The complex is situated at a conspicuous location, overlooking the sea high above the tops of the olive trees, which grow lower at the valley.
Outside every Apartment, there are over 30 big trees, which during high noon, they provide you who enjoy swinging on the hammocks with their cool shade.. There is also, a wooden canopy and comfortable seats at "rustic" style, while the tiled yard is the beginning of many paths which lead either to the barbecue or to the small Greek - Orthodox church of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicolas) or to the rock gardens.
The interior decoration is full of elements from the Cretan culture and follows the austere tradition of the region.
The traditional decoration, enriched with contemporary approaches, materials and thoughtful lines, colors and their attachment to the multicolored garden, characterize all 5 spacious, refurbished Studios, located right next to the apartments, in the same courtyard.
For a great view to the sea and more isolation the roof gardens of the studios are a marvelous choice. In the garden, you will find sun beds to enjoy the Cretan sun and hammocks under pergolas and trees to enjoy tranquility and peace.
If lying lazily on the hammocks or on the armchairs reading, makes you bored, if swimming and enjoying the sun on the beach sounds dull, if exploring the sea-bed or fishing is not your style, if you are not interested in using the gym because you want an activity closer to nature, then don’t forget to take your best climbing boots with you, because you can enjoy trekking routes of gradual difficulty.
All studios benefit from their own veranda, "crammed" with jasmine and voukamvilies, pergola and swinging chair, with views into the evergreen, multicolored garden. In the back yard, according the season you can collect your organic fruits (oranges, loquats, grapes, figs, etc.) and in the same area, there is a large stone barbeque, playground and outdoor dining under the shade of the vine.
If you do not want to walk till the tavern and beach or if you want to prepare something special for your companion, you can use the fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
All studios are equipped with a double bed and are decorated in two different styles. The decoration of the Studios are based on the Cretan tradition and the other in retro style on which the prevailing material is hammered iron, with curtains hanging from the ceiling creating a romantic atmosphere.
All the interior and exterior decoration is a hymn to the Cretan tradition. The apartments are covered with sedimentary rock, extracted from the Sitia region. The ceilings as well as the furniture are wooden, while the beds are either made of stone or of a combination of wood and stone. There is a shower or a bath in every apartment and hot water is provided round the clock. Also, in the kitchen, you can find all the comforts required for the preparation of your meals.
The apartment Zakros sleeps 2 people, the apartment Minos accommodate from 2 to 4 people, while the apartment Crete hosts from 2 to 3 people.
* The water from the tap comes straight from the natural source of Zakros and it is of en excellent quality.
* All studios & apartments are equipped with mosquito nets
Region: Sitia, Lasithi
relevant routes: Sitia - Ziros - Zakros - Palekastro
From Heraklion airport
Leaving the airport, head south-east to the National Road toward Agios Nickolaos. Drive on National Road of Heraklion - Ag. Nickolaos for 26,5 km about. At the roundabout you meet, take the 2nd exit and stay on the National Road of Heraklion - Ag. Nickolaos for 30,6 km. Then, turn right onto Regional Road of Agios Nickolaos / National Road of Agios Nickolaos - Sitias (you will see a sign for "Ierapetra / Sitia"). Follow the road for 60 km about and turn right for 850 m, where you take the 1st right turn onto the Provincial Road of Sitias - Karidiou and after 600 m, turn right again and follow the road for 19,9 km about. At the junction you meet, turn right onto the Provincial Road of Roussas - Adravasti and continue to drive for 7,8 km. Then, turn slightly right onto the Provincial Road of Zirou - Palaiokastrou for 2.8 km and turn right. At 30 m, you meet the Stella's Traditional Apartments & Studios. The approach of the Apartments is from the dirt road that passes in front of the archaeological site and then from the exit of the "gorge of the Dead" (The distance from the exit of the canyon is 150 meters).
- phone: +302843023739, +306976719461
- Fax: +302843026883
- Website: www.stelapts.com/