Authentic Cottage in a heaven of natural Beauty

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4 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
TV, fireplace
4 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Authentic Cottage in a heaven of natural Beauty

Entire home

Authentic Cottage in a heaven of natural Beauty

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 9

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Platanias, Crete

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSamaria Gorge24 min drive
  • Popular LocationBotanical Park and Gardens of Crete26 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlatanias Beach32 min drive
  • AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis)49 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9
100 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Authentic Cottage in a heaven of natural Beauty

Historic cottage in Platanias
Set in a little shepherd village nestled in the mountainous plains of Sempronas Valley at 550 m. altitude, our home is at the heart of the authentic Cretan life. Surrounded by forests, meadows, rivers and villages it is a unique place to experience all the joys of mountain living. Located 40 min. away from Sougia beach and 30 min. to Omalos plateuau. A true haven, fully equipped, perfect for a couple or three people, quiet and calm in an authentic Cretan village.

This cottage ("Sempy by the mountains") sits on acres of a natural plateau and gardens nestled at Sempronas Village. Easy access to beaches, traditional villages and numerous hiking paths well worth exploring.

Our cottage boasts of glorious outdoor spaces, a fully equipped kitchen and a cozy living room with a wood burner installed. The space can comfortably sleep 9 adults.

The whole property sits on the ground floor where you can find 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, an ample living room and a fully equipped kitchen and of course marvelous outdoor spaces with barbecue facilities, large monastery type wooden table and an unprecedented view, natural beauty, sounds of birds and an absolute feeling of immersion and calmness.

Attached to the main building you will also find two extra buildings/bedrooms. Building one consists of a double bed bedroom and building two of a single bed plus a double bed.

Sempronas is a mountainous village, 34 km from the city of Chania. In the neighborhoods that are scattered on a small natural plateau, there are almost 130 residents living permanently.

It is a beautiful village with more than 80 natural springs, whose waters irrigate the area, which is green, and end up in the river Semproniotis. The most important of these sources is in Kambi of Sempronas, a location of incomparable natural beauty, with crystal clear waters and ancient plane trees. This river is full of vegetation and water during the summer season and trouts and eels swim in its waters.

In the neighborhood of Seli, there are cafes and restaurants available for visitors.

The inhabitants are mainly occupied in agriculture and animal husbandry. Thus, depending on the season, visitors can find chestnuts, dairy products, olive oil, wine, honey, olives and apples of excellent quality.

Distance to the secluded nudist beach of Sougia is at 40 minutes by car through a beautiful route that will take you to the South of Crete. Also, Omalos and Samaria gorge is at 30 minutes of driving distance. Agia Eirini Gorge is at 15 min. of distance. Overall, a car is recommended with which you will have the chance to experience the authentic Cretan life at numerous nearby typical Cretan villages, numerous natural spots of unparalleled beauty, gorges, hiking paths, away from all the touristy commotion. You will have the chance to meet local people, taste authentic (not overpriced!) food and find out how life truly is in this beautiful part of the world.

••• List of amenities and equipment found in the house
• A/C unit in living room
• Wi-Fi internet
• Flat TV
• Satellite TV access available
• Washer
• Parking available
• Outdoor spaces & facilities
• Barbeque/Grill
• Fully equipped Kitchen
• Kettle, Toaster, Coffee Machine
• Quality Linens & Towels
• All essentials and toiletries provided

Our guests are welcome to a fully private use of all our facilities and of course to explore the beauty of the nature that our place has the chance to be blessed with. This is a brand-new, renovated home, residence of our ancestors. We have made sure that everything is properly maintained and equipped so you can have a relaxed stay away from problems. We do welcome any feedback so we can make things even better if needed for everybody.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with desks and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Property manager

Speaks English, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 1076 sq ft (100 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 1004119

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Authentic Cottage in a Heaven of Natural Beauty Cottage
Authentic Cottage in a Heaven of Natural Beauty Platanias

About this area


Located in Platanias, this cottage is in a rural area. While the natural beauty of White Mountains Protected Forest and Samaria Gorge can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Karavitakis Winery.

What's nearby

  • Samaria Gorge - 24 min drive
  • Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete - 26 min drive
  • Ancient Olive Tree - 31 min drive
  • Karavitakis Winery - 31 min drive
  • Platanias Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 49 min drive


  • Tavern - 13 min drive
  • I Milia - 17 min drive
  • Coffee shop - 17 min drive
  • To Elliniko - 20 min drive
  • Gigilos Omalos - 20 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Authentic Cretan experience
A stay in Sempronas at Petros place will reset your internal clock. Be disconnected from the hectic everyday world with all the modern comforts you can dream of. It is a true Cretan experience, nothing like the busy tourist hub that is Chania. Connect with the locals and enjoy a bygone way of living. Even better, it is a real hiker’s paradise. You enjoy nature literally on your doorstep. Or you can, as Petros put is so beautifully, “just relax and do nothing”. We will be back!

5/5 Excellent

Hospitable host, beautiful landscape, for quiet and restful holidays! The best way to enjoy authentic Crete.