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“Unique accommodation in a fabulous setting.”
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A warm Cretan welcome to my renovated Venetian Olive Mill
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A warm Cretan welcome to my renovated Venetian Olive Mill
Outside dining and BBQ with panoramic sea views View from the Upper Balcony over the olive groves and the sea beyond
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A warm Cretan welcome to my renovated Venetian Olive Mill
Outside dining and BBQ with panoramic sea views
View from the Upper Balcony over the olive groves and the sea beyond
Swimming Pool surrounded by olive groves
Swimming Pool terrace, with fabulous sea views
Sun setting over the Pool
Garden leading down to the Swimming Pool
Reception/Living area leading down to the Kitchen and Dining area
Kitchen
Kitchen and Breakfast bar
Dining area
Dining area and Kitchen
The original Venetian Olive Mill stones (sorry, no donkey!)
Restored Venetian Olive Press in the Living area, with TV, Satellite and DVD player
Work desk with wireless internet connection
Double En-suite Bedroom on the Mezzanine floor with private balcony and sea views
Twin En-suite Bedroom on the Mezzanine floor
Triple En-suite Bedroom on Ground Floor
Triple En-suite Bedroom on the Ground Floor
The Mill surroundings; ideal for that early morning jog!
View of the snow capped White Mountains from the Mill (looking South)
Discover: 'The Olive Tree of Vouves' - one of the worlds oldest olive trees
Discover:  Falassarna's stunning beaches, turquoise blue sea and Roman harbour
Discover:  The Venetian harbour town of Chania
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kolymbari, Platanias, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Mike S
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Unique accommodation in a fabulous setting.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012 for a stay in September 2011
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Had an excellent holiday at the Old Olive Mill with a group of friends - an amazing property having great character in a fabulous location with fantastic views towards the sea and mountains.

The house is in a very secluded and peaceful setting yet with easy access to the main West - East Hania road + routes into the mountains and beaches. The facilities and pool were very good as were the lovely gardens and we had some memorable meals on the patio beneath the grape vines.

There are plenty of local walks as well as more adventurous pursuits - caving, canyoning and climbing all within an hour's drive (in addition to the more usual holiday activities).

A wonderful stay in some amazing historic accommodation which has been renovated to a very high standard - many thanks.

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Liked best: The beautiful character of the property + peaceful location.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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penny_str...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A magical time at the Olive Mill”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We had the most magical time at the Olive Mill. The villa was spacious, well equipped and beautifully decorated. We all had a wonderful time in the pool and relaxing on the veranda under the grape vines. The view was amazing, real food for the soul. The support and welcome we received at the Mill was second to none, the fridge was stocked with cold beer, juice and fruit and we didn’t have to think of the basics such as coffee, tea and sugar as it was all there. We had an incident whilst at the beach which required medical attention, Lisa who looked after the villa was quick to help and gave us excellent instruction on where to go. I hadn’t been to Crete previously but have fallen in love with the rugged scenery and beautiful beaches and clear sea. I’m already saving to return again and hope to make it back to the Olive Mill if I can muster up another family to join us!

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Liked best: The pool and relaxing on the veranda under the grape vines
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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dh-sarquo...
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Excellent holiday away from the crowds in Crete”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

The Cretan Olive Mill is set amongst the Olive groves west of Chania. It is a wonderful out of the way location - away from the more crowded beach resorts and yet within a short drive of the sea. You will need to have a car to stay here though - there is no public transport and even the local shops are a few minutes drive away. This wasn’t a problem for us, as the location is ideal as a get away, but don’t be surprised by it. Having said that, the place is well equipped so days can easily be spent in the Mill itself – especially by the pool side.

The Mill itself is very well presented and equipped, and the people employed to look after it were always helpful and polite. The pool was serviced once a week and the Mill itself serviced three times. The area is outstanding, and waking up in the morning and walking on to the balcony of your bedroom to see the mountain and olive grove view down to the sea is stunning. Add to this call and sight of eagles wheeling in the sky and the place is simply magical.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The setting in the mountains away from the main resorts
Liked least: You do need to drive for everything you need, including the local shops
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 26, 2012 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: The spacious feel to the property
Liked least: Having to drive to the nearest tavernas
Traveling group: With Friends
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Michael K
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 50-64
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