This cozy traditional stone house, stands in quiet nature hidden in the typical Cretan landscape , just at five minute walk distance from the center of the picturesque well preserved village of Douliana, just 3 kilometres from the blue flags of the beaches of Kalives, Almirida and Kera, and at the same time very close to many walking /trekking destinations..
Manolis House is not in a mainstream touristic settlement. The vivid hot spots of action (night life, beaches and fancy restaurants) are within 10min range by car, but in Douliana you can have this deep relaxed feeling. As if you were isolated ,or even lost. Soundtrack to that: Singing Birds. Specially on the mornings.
All rooms have views of the surrounding green hills. The sitting /dining room seats up to six people and leads into a small but fully equipped kitchen. (fridge, boiler, coffee pot, small oven, 2 hot plates)
The house features also unique handmade furniture from local cypress wood, and a careful selection of traditional and modern artworks decorates the pleasant interior.
As a quest at Manolis House you will enjoy the relaxing environment and the quiet tree surroundings, interrupted only by occasional bird chirps. However, the owner and son, (Mr Manolis and Dimitris) are easily accessable by phone as they live near by.
The village of Douliana is officially declared by the Greek Cultural Ministry as “traditional settlement of distinct natural beauty”
The population during winter is not more than 20 people, while during summer it goes around 40 (locals)
Although build on a dead end, Douliana is hardly isolated. The Vamos and Kalives village are within 8 min (by car) range. There is a constant bus connection with Chania-Rethimno-Heraclion. The blue flag beaches of Kalives and Almirida are in 3 km distance