Family cottages in Crete with pool - NATALIA'S HOUSES
Douliana, Chania, Crete
Studios & Apartments Country cottage
In the magnificent village of Douliana, between Chania and Rethymnon, the four traditional houses of the Louraki family reflect the vacation sun and are a true challenge to relaxation and discovery of the Cretan traditions.
Andreas, Vasso and Natalia constructed their houses all by themselves with passion and determination, with respect to local architecture and with the aim of sharing with you their traditions, offering the best hospitality and comfort.
The houses are surrounded by a big garden in bloom and a courtyard, all well-kept and refined with much dedication.
A shady café-bar is at your disposal to enjoy the traditional breakfast, the tapas served with raki and snacks all day long, with beautiful background music. Natalia offers a different menu every day.
The pool is equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs and located next to the bar to offer magnificent cooling moments with no restrictions.
The small family grocery store at the garden entrance offer warm bread every morning. You can shop there when you first arrive and stock on local products (honey, jams, fresh pasta, Cretan biscuits, etc).
At the house you will find the essentials for your first breakfast and some basic ingredients like salt, pepper, olive oil, olives and oregano.
Guest Inn Opinion
It is a must stop-over for those wishing to explore the original island of Crete and to relax next to the pool discovering at the same time and with no pressure an area full of surprises.
Map & Access
From Heraklion (90 km, 1h30 approx): From the airport or the port, follow the New National Road for Rethymnon – Chania. A few kilometers after the exit for Georgioupoli, follow the direction for Kalyves – Kalami and, in continuation, for Douliana and Gavalohori. From Chania (27 km, 35ʼ approx): From the airport, follow the direction for Souda and, in continuation, for Rethymnon, by the New National Road. When you pass the exits Megala Horafia – Agrepa and Kalami – Kalyves, turn right at the exit Armenoi – Kalyves – Vamos. Follow the signs for Kalyves – Vamos or Gavalohori, and finally for Douliana. The Nataliaʼs Houses are situated at the entrance of the village and there is a sign leading you there.
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To see / To do
Don't miss to taste delicious traditional homemade dishes upon request, made by Natalia.
Take a walk at the ever-green traditional village of Douliana, at a few minutes distance from the guest houses.
At the area, there are numerous small taverns.There are also three town bicycles at your disposal.
A beautiful walk through the countryside will take you to the Moni Karidiou Monastery that dates back to the 17th century and to the Saint George church.
The sandy beaches of Almirida and Kalives at a 6 km distance welcome you (at peak periods they can be over-crowded).
At the Drapano Akrotiri, 6 km north, you can swim in a quieter area with small sandy bays accessible by car.