in Kamilari , Crete
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Stone cottage with private pool
Your guide to Kamilari, Crete
"Its Byzantine name means ‘camel rider’, but don’t let that put you off – this is no desert outpost, it’s an oasis of calm."
A cosy timeless cottage set in a traditional village on Crete's lovely southern coast
This pretty little cottage, in the hamlet of Metochi, is coming up to its 100th birthday. It was built in 1923, and you can still see an historical bread oven in the grounds outside. That said, there are plenty of modern comforts here, including a well-shaded swimming pool.
Inside, the open-plan living and dining room has a fireplace, two sofas, which can be converted into single beds, and lots of charm. The walls are exposed stone, decorated with delicate lace hangings. And flashes of red from the furniture’s throws and the red and white checked tablecloth liven up the room and add to its homely feel. The double bedroom, meanwhile, leads off the lounge area and has a mosquito net surrounding the double bed and an olde-worlde cotton and lace duvet. There’s also the modern benefit of air-conditioning.
If you feel like venturing to Metochi or Kamilari, three kilometres away, you’ll find a few shops, tavernas and plenty of kafenion. Locals still gather at these Greek cafés for games of backgammon, cards and glasses of ouzo.
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