Overview of Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion

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TV, books
Fridge, oven, coffee/tea maker, toaster
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
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Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationItalian Archaeological School3 min walk
    Popular LocationBembo Fountain4 min walk
    Popular LocationPublic Gardens of Iraklion7 min walk
    AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed

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About this area


Located in Heraklion, this vacation home is in the city center. Public Gardens of Iraklion and Geoponikos Kipos reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Natural History Museum of Crete and Watercity Waterpark. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Freedom National Stadium or Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium. Scuba diving and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Italian Archaeological School - 3 min walk
  • Bembo Fountain - 4 min walk
  • Koubes - 4 min walk
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion - 7 min walk
  • Geoponikos Kipos - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportNikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 17 min drive


  • Pukuvu — 4 min walk
  • Κήπος των Γεύσεων — 4 min walk
  • Merastri — 5 min walk
  • Vranas — 5 min walk
  • Cafe rinokeros — 5 min walk
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About this property

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

Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion

Historic vacation home in Heraklion
INTRODUCTION Our lovely home is located in a quiet local neighbourhood. It is a renovated traditional Cretan house (dated back to 19th century and classified as an archaeological site) where you can relax while being a few minutes away from the buzz of the city centre; it is ideal for couples, families and friends. Living there is a journey through the past with all todays’ comforts. THE STORY This house belongs to my family and one year ago my father and I decided to renovate it. The house was completely ruined and my dad and I worked hard in order to revive it. It is considered an archaeological site, therefore, we had to preserve its unique architecture. All rooms are connected to each other through a yard which is the old structure of the Cretan local houses. It is a fully equipped house on two floors. The space consists of three rooms along with a small yard and a lovely terrace. On the ground floor there is one bedroom with a private toilet, the kitchen/living room and a small yard with traditional table and chairs, where you can enjoy your coffee in the morning. On the second floor, there is another bedroom with a private toilet and the terrace with a wooden pergola, where you can spend your time during the evening. In the kitchen/living room you will find a traditional sofa, smart TV, table, chairs and a fully equipped kitchen that will allow you to cook at home in all comfort. Water, coffee, tea, cretan olive oil, local salt, oregano and pepper as well as local raki (a traditional delicious, grapes based, alcoholic drink) are also complimentary. My dad and I spent a lot of time rebuilding this house, taking care of every detail. I designed all furniture with love and passion in order to create a home, where anyone would feel comfortable & happy to live in. All wooden furniture is handmade, produced by a talented local craftsman. All curtains, pillow covers, table clothing and bed covers are handmade by my grandmothers. It has been an incredible feeling to rebuild a house from the ground up with my dad & this is what makes it invaluable for me. AVAILABILITY I am available via phone, Whatsapp and email. All contacts will be provided with the confirmation of the reservation. NEIGHBOURHOOD Close by you will find some authentic local coffee shops, restaurants and grocery shops. For recommendations on things to do around the city and the best food experiences, please do not hesitate to get in touch! GETTING AROUND The house is located in the heart of Heraklion within the Venetian City Walls and close to the Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion. It is only 4 mins walk away from the Central Flea Market, 7 mins walk away from the Lion Square and 10 mins walk away from the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Fortress of “Koule”. The bus station to Knossos Palace and the airport along with many beaches in the North such as Ammoudara or Karteros is also 2 mins walk away from the house. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE •Wi-Fi is available •Both double beds are equipped with orthopaedic mattresses •Anti-mosquito nets in all doors and windows •Each room is equipped with Air Condition •Heating is available •Washing Machine/Washing Tablets are available •Hairdryer is available •Iron/Ironing Board are available •Mini first aid kit is available •Quiet Hours: 00:00 - 09:00. & 14.00-17.00 •Nothing in our house is restricted to our guests, apart from parties, as long as visitors respect our home and neighbours •There are free self-parking space options nearby as well as several official parking lots •If you need recommendations on things to do around the city, please let me know and I’ll share with you our local guide via email.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, separate dining areas, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, Italian, Spanish, 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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access


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


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city center

Things to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

Frequently asked questions

Is Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Stella's Home: Renovated Traditional Cretan House in the Center of Heraklion located?
Located in the heart of Heraklion, this historic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Italian Archaeological School and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Heraklion Port is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Petite maison très bien placée. Très calme.
Agréable, calme, bien située pour visiter la ville.

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