Traditional House of the 18th Century, Renovated, With All Modern Comforts
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About George Patsoumadakis
Hi all! I'm George and I would like to welcome you to my traditional, unique property in the beautiful island of Crete in Greece! Our main goal is to make you feel like you are home during your stay. Feel free to contact me for any further questions!
George Patsoumadakis purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why George Patsoumadakis chose Apokoronos
The visitor will surely be impressed by the traditional architecture of the property. The beautiful stone walls, the wooden doors, the traditional wood stoves and ovens will take the visitor into the past time. The big yard with trees and flowers of the area and the swimming pool will offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay away from the bustle of tourism.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
0 stars should be an option - Terrible experience - Very misleading
This was unfortunately a terrible beginning to our beautiful family vacation in Crete. First of all we had confirmed with the owner that the Lithos traditional home was in fact located in Ontas, Creta near the beach via email - he confirmed yes, it is located in Ontas - let me clarify that this place is up high in the mountains no where near the water, no view, and an hours drive from Ontas. It is set up as though you are in a dormitory with roommates staying next door. They advertise this as a private pool in a calm setting. When we arrived the air conditioning was not working and the property had an infestation of hornets (no exaggeration). When we discussed our disappointment with the owner he informed us that he had killed the 1 hornet that was flying around (meanwhile the current guests were the ones who brought the infestation to our attention). As my wife is extremely allergic to bees and this home is in a remote location no where near a hospital we were unable to stay in this home. That along with the filthiness of this home were amongst the many reasons we were unable to even stay one night in this home. With my 1 and a half year old daughter we could not live in this environment. We in no way recommend this home. After all this and not even having stayed one night in the home the owner refused to reimburse us for even one nights stay. Disgraceful home - disgraceful owner.
Dear mr. Zaki,
We would like you to know that we consider our guests reviews as very important and we always try to improve the quality of our service. However, we have to mention the following about yours: According to the review guidelines, you should not have had the right to leave a review as you have not stayed in our property and we have never met you. Therefore, we consider the whole content of your review as inaccurate. Our listing is detailed and things like the location of our property, the cancellation policy, etc. are clear. The numerous excellent reviews prove the high quality of our service and our willing to make guests have a pleasant stay in our properties.
Staying at the Lithos House
While hard to find the Lithos House is a jewel. I would recommend it to those who want to experience small town Crete.
I would like to thank you for your so kind words.
A very good moment in a pleasant place
Wa have spend a nice week in this traditional house. Clean and well maintained. I will recommend this property to friends. Full of nices walks around.
We would like to thank you for your kind words. We would be very happy to meet you once again someday in future.
Such a nice village and house! We would always come back. There was nothing to complain about.
Beautiful place, nice stay
Swimming pool, visiting Chania, good WiFi ... We had a nice stay in this house!
Sehr schönes, ruhiges Quartier auf dem Lande
Die Ferienwohnung hat uns ausnehmend gut gefallen. Es ist wohltuend zu sehen, was man aus alten Häusern machen kann und wie sie zu neuem Leben erweckt werden können. Die Ausstattung ist sehr zweckmäßig, es fehlte an nichts.
Leider müssen wir dennoch einige Kritik los werden. Entgegen allem, was wir sonst in Griechenland an persönlicher Freundlichkeit erfahren haben, war der Aufenthalt im Lithos der unpersönlichste, den man sich vorstellen kann. Außer einem Zettel mit "Willkommen" sahen wir von unserem Gastgeber nichts, wir mussten telefonisch alle Umstände zum Gebrauch (manches funktionierte anders als gewohnt, der Fernseher gar nicht) erfragen. Am meisten hat uns eine Überwachungskamera im Hof gestört, die uns an Stelle der Gastgeber ständig beobachtete. Das empfanden wir als sehr unhöflich!
Auch hätten wir gern die sehr laute Pumpe am Pool zumindest abends gern abgestellt, keine Info, wie und ob das möglich gewesen wäre.
Trotzdem haben wir den Aufenthalt sehr geschätzt, es war ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Unternehmungen in alle Richtungen.
Den unbekannten Gastgeber möchten wir bitten, künftig bei der Wegbeschreibung unbedingt anzugeben, dass das Lithos-Haus direkt gegenüber der kleinen christlichen Kirche liegt (es gibt noch eine zweite, große Kirche im Dorf). Wir haben leider sehr lange gesucht, das Quartier zu finden, das kleine Schild an der Tür ist beim Durchfahren des Ortes nicht zu sehen.
Apokoronas is a historic and beautiful area of Crete with a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of Byzantine Empire could reside and enjoy wealth and beauty. Tzitzifes is one of the villages of Apokoronas. It's a beautiful village because of history and traditional architecture. Apokoronas has numerous beautiful villages with traditional cafes and taverns where delicious cretan plates are served. There are also several industries and museums to visit where local products like wine and cheese are produced.