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Magical Hidden Cretan Retreat! Rethymnon. Monopari

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hosted by David
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
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Thank you for another amazing Year we are now fully booked for the 5th year in a run, but hopefully we will see you in 2019 avoid disappointment and book early.

Barbara Switzerland. "After 43 years of travelling all over the world, of meeting thousands of wonderful people, I have found the perfect place to relax and enjoy a precious holiday: the Magical Hidden Cretan Retreat in Monopari."

The space
Hidden high above the beautiful city of Rethymnon, on a road seldom traveled you will find the sleepy village of Monopari. Here time stands still while the handful of shepherds move their flocks from pasture to pasture. Ancient oaks stand shoulder to shoulder with olive laden trees. Eagles, buzzards and vultures hang high in the sky riding the warn up drafts. Here you will find our Paradise hide-away in the shadow of an 11th Century Pirate castle once occupied by the Duke of Malta.

Situated only 12km from Rethymnon's beach's and historic town you can spend your days discovering the narrow streets and beautiful Froteza. Travel the 20 km south through dramatic gorges and you fall straight into the Libian sea.

We are ideally situated for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists or those of you how just wants peace and quiet all will be made more than welcome. Here time moves slowly and the hustle an bustle of everyday life is soon forgotten to the harmonic chorus of the Cretan countryside.

Become part of our peaceful household for a while and enjoy the unspoiled atmosphere of our old stone house. Browse through our books and lose the days in a world of your own making.

We offer a clean and comfortable room with views of the castle and your own private bath room.

To ice the cake we have a generous size swimming pool for you to cool of in after a long days relaxation, or sit in the courtyard under the shade of the hanging vines. Prepare to be welcomed by our friendly dogs and lovable cats who will all help you relax and enjoy your stay. If you fancy a night out perhaps you'd like to join our host, who sings in the local towns and entertains the many tourists and locals during the year. Who knows you might even end up in one of the hosts novels or children's story's. We are a working household and spend almost every week selling our wares at craft fairs and local produce markets with a range of our fresh made bread, pies salads or sample our home made wine and other delights.
We can offer you a fresh simple breakfast (at a small extra cost) and depending on singing commitments maybe an evening meal. Most of our vegetables are from our own garden or are sourced locally.

This is for the more discerning traveler not wanting the package style of holiday but you will leave relaxed and refreshed.


Crete is an island with an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. After all, it's among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. And, of course, the island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.

However, Crete is the largest island in Greece - the fifth largest in the Mediterranean - and, within its diverse area of more than 8,000 square kilometers, there are many other jewels just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday treasures.

If you haven’t visited Crete yet, this summer may be the time to come and discover this fascinating Greek island. If it captures your heart, don’t worry. Come back next year and Crete will welcome you once more with its smiling Cretan sun, the sounds of the Cretan lyre, the scents of orange blossom and jasmine, a slice of cool red watermelon and a glass of iced raki.

Car hire we believe is ESSENTIAL as we are off the beaten track and the bus time table is limited and runs twice a day early AM and afternoon. This will also give you more freedom to explore our beautiful surroundings with the south coast only 30 mins drive you can access the smaller beaches there in no time at all. (Advice for our American / Canadian friends please ensure you have the correct licence to drive in the rest of the world)

David and Clare hope to see you soon.

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Pets allowed
Washer
Dryer
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

Where you’ll be

Monopari, Crete, Greece

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 126 reviews

Hosted by David

Joined in July 2012
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Easy going and hard working. Clare and I have traveled a lot and between the two of us can muddle through a little Greek, French and German. I am constantly busy either singing, being an movie extra, writing a new book, or working on our house to show its full potential. Clare is the heart of the house and nothing works without her she puts me to shame and I am always amazed how much work she gets through during the day.

We both work very hard and love entertaining, between our home made wine and highly sought after pies and bread, we can offer you the warmest of welcomes and the most relaxing stay away from the the rest of the frantic world.
Easy going and hard working. Clare and I have traveled a lot and between the two of us can muddle through a little Greek, French and German. I am constantly busy either singing, be…

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Clare and I live and work in the house so we will always be avaiable to help with any problems or advice.

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Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 126 reviews.