Sometimes you don't need to go very far to find the genuine village hospitality and a beautiful countryside with shining olive groves and sterling vineyards.

This is a genuine hideaway, in every sense a restored traditional stone house in the center of Sgourokefali village 19km away from Heraklion.  

But any difficulties finding it are smoothed away like magic by the warm welcome from Stelios, the owner, and his family.

Agrielia Cretan House by decision of the Municipality of Heraklion - Urban Planning was characterized as traditional. The restoration was done with more care by artisans of the stone so as not to lose the character of the house. It retains all the elements of traditional architecture, combining respect for tradition with the comforts of a modern guesthouse.

It a is a two storey house (178,93 m²) with views to the countryside which could accommodate up to 8 people or a big family or maybe a group of friends and have been carefully renovated to expose stone walls, a stunning fireplace and ceilings held by honey-coloured beams.

Sgourokefali is a wonderful village, with breathtaking view, just 19km away from the city, the port and the airport of Heraklion and only 10km from Amnissos beach. There are some shops in the village (two mini markets, three coffee shops, a bakery and some butcher's) . In no more than a km away , in Episkopi village, you an also find supermarkets, oil station,coffee shops and traditional cafes,chemist's and a medical center.

A great period to visit Agrielia is during Easter.

  • Hotel Name: Agrielia Cretan House
  • Area: Heraklion, Sgourokefali
  • Why Go: Village Athmosphere,Private Pool,Friendly enviroment,Countryside,Quiet location,Relaxed

Why we like it

  • Within easy reach of Herakion, but away from touristy coastal resorts.
  • Small local eating surprises during your stay.
  • A perfect choice for a family with four children that looks for "another" Crete.

What to know

  • You'll want a hire car in order to explore the area, Crete.
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Houses Cheap & Chic :
Rooms: 1 Family :
Pool: Private Pool Family hospitality :
Dining: Self Catering Nice atmosphere :
Children: Welcome Village Atmosphere :
Closed: Never Architecture & style :

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