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Away from it all! A hidden paradise in Southern Crete

Archanes-Asterousia mountain vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Archanes-Asterousia, Crete, Greece
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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location

What’s around

  • Koudoumas Monastery - 18.7 mi / 30.2 km
  • Koudoumas Beach - 18.8 mi / 30.2 km
  • Canyon Saint Sava - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km
  • Gortys - 23.3 mi / 37.5 km
  • Museum of Messara - 23.9 mi / 38.5 km
  • Trypiti Beach - 24.6 mi / 39.6 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Beds

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About this home

Treis ekklisies, meaning ‘three churches’ in Greek, is a settlement by the sea, 63km south of Heraklion. Three Byzantine churches, Metamorphosisis, Agios Antonios and Evangelismos have given the name to the village. The area is also called The Athos Mount of Crete and is the southernmost end of Europe. The area is generally quite isolated but boasts very beautiful beaches. Behind the settlement exits the Amba gorge and right in front of it there is a sandy beach with deep waters. There are also cafes and taverns. In the west side of the village, behind a hill, there is a carob grove and an isolated sandy beach called Pahia Ammos.

Minoan findings tell us that the area was known by Ancient Cretans while during the World War II the area, because of its isolation, was used by the local resistance and allies as an escape route by submarines to Cairo and Middle East.

The nearby mountains host the largest vulture colony in Greece and southern Europe, including Gypaetus barbatus, one of the rare species of raptors in Europe.

In this small paradise with many beaches, others with pebbles and others with sand surrounded by steep rocks, with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, fishing and underwater exploration as well as walking trails, we offer you all year accommodation overlooking the endless blue and the steep cliffs of the Asterousian Mountains.

The villa consists of two storey. On the ground floor there is an open plan fully equipped kitchen a living room with fireplace and a WC. There is also the first of the double bedrooms. On the first floor there are two more double bedrooms and one more WC. One of the bedrooms has a double bed and the other two offer one bunk bed each. The villa is suitable for 6 persons (in beds) but we can also accommodate two more persons (on sofa beds). Both floors have verandas with amazing sea views.

BBQ, basketball area and parking will be available and for your use only.

The villa offers WI FI and TV set.

Useful information

During the summer there is a mini market and small cafes next to the beach with fresh seafood and traditional mezedes. Please note that from the middle of September most of the taverns, the mini market and cafes close.

The nearby villages Harakas and Pyrgos have a supermarket that operates throughout the year.

If you are in the area, it is worth visiting the village of Paramympi, about 800 meters, the impressive waterfall of Abbas, which gives to the landscape a wild and impressive look. When it rains its waters fall from a height of 160 m forming wet smoke.

Beaches of the area:

- The main beach of the settlement

- Pahia Ammos beach

- Voidomatis beach

- Krygia Vlychada beach

The clean sea, the tranquility, the peace and quiet make the area ideal for caretta caretta to lay her eggs.

Treis ekklisies is maybe the last unspoiled paradise of Crete!

Short term rental- Registration number 26943

What’s around


  • Koudoumas Monastery - 18.7 mi / 30.2 km
  • Koudoumas Beach - 18.8 mi / 30.2 km
  • Canyon Saint Sava - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km
  • Gortys - 23.3 mi / 37.5 km
  • Museum of Messara - 23.9 mi / 38.5 km
  • Trypiti Beach - 24.6 mi / 39.6 km
  • Musical Workshop Labyrinth - 24.8 mi / 40 km
  • Katárti - 26.1 mi / 42.1 km
  • Lepriás - 26.1 mi / 42.1 km
  • Elygiá - 27.7 mi / 44.5 km

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 71 min drive
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Archanes-Asterousia, Crete, Greece

The manager


Speaks: English, Greek

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (710 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom three -2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Limited housekeeping

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 0026943


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, mountain climbing, and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Away from it all! A hidden paradise in Southern Crete also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    la Crête authentique

    Un îlot de tranquillité dans un cadre époustouflant, plages désertes et petit village avec tavernes et commerce, loin des sentiers battus et de la cohue que l'on peut trouver dans le nord de l'île. Propriétaires et habitants du village très sympathiques et accueillants. Marc et Sophie

    MARC M., Other trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Kreta Okt. 2021

    Alles ok, ausser: nur 1 Ehebettt (andere = Kajutenbetten), meistens sehr windig und ca 4x laengerer Stromausfall (Licht, Kochen, Internetanschluss,...), beides nicht beeinflussbar...

    Petr K., Other trip, Oct 23, 2021

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