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A relaxed eco-farm retreat with traditionally styled, homely apartments and a vegetable garden, nestled amongst olive groves on the scenic, sun-dappled north coast of Crete.

Nestled on the northern coast of Crete, the fishing village of Agia Pelagia is quaint and scenic, surrounded by rolling hills, sheltered bays, and idyllic golden-sand beaches.

Agia Pelagia is such a special place that Saveriako, an Italian-born chef and a confirmed globetrotter, fell head-over-heels in love. He and his family immediately set about transforming a derelict farm into a magical, slow-lane retreat to share with guests looking to escape life's hectic whirlwind.

Choose from five beautiful apartments, all set in the heart of an olive grove. Each apartment boasts its own uniquely rustic style, with vibrant pieces of well-chosen art, hand-crafted accessories, and cleverly upcycled furnishings, all in colours that reflect the traditional Greek blue-and-white.

Coupled with fresh sea views, you'll feel as though you've arrived in heaven itself!

Perfect for a family, the mesmerising loft-style apartment sleeps five guests, while a second haven boasts two double bedrooms.  Last but by no means least are three boutique-style hideaways, each with one double bedroom that makes them ideal for romantic couples.

As you might imagine, you'll have plenty of al fresco space for relaxing, laughing with your loved ones over a glass of wine, and engaging your creative soul in reading, writing, and art... whatever happens to take your fancy!

This is life in the slow lane, so if all you feel like doing is curling up in the hammock with a good book, or savouring fresh coffee on the flower-strewn veranda with paradise views of the sea, then what of it?

But for those in the mood for learning something new, Saveriako offers traditional cooking classes for his guests. You'll help to create mouth-watering Greek country cuisine, with ingredients taken fresh from the on-site vegetable garden and olive groves.

If you can tear yourselves away, you'll also find plenty to see and do in the friendly, bustling village itself, which is teeming with cafés, restaurants, and taverns to weave your way in and out of.

There's a wide selection of beaches to roll out your towel on too, of course, from the popular Agia Pelagia Bay, to tranquil, sheltered coves that are only accessible by boat or on foot.  

Meanwhile, if you're thirsty for heritage and culture, you can pay a visit to the village's ancient monastery ruins, or the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion nearby.

However you decide to spend your days, you'll hear the charms of Saveriako calling you home by early evening, as the golden sun begins its blazing descent over the glistening horizon.

Things to note

Pets are permitted by prior arrangement only. Children are welcome. Transfers, excursions, and car rental can be arranged on site.

Tried and tested

"I visited a few years ago and still think about it regularly. When people ask me my favorite place I've visited, I tell them the story of the amazing cook I met in Crete who taught me to make real spaghetti, the olive groves and the peace of the place. You'll love it too."

"Very nice airbnb in the middle of olive trees. An enchanting view. The apartment is clean with a solid equipment. The beach is 5 minutes by car."

"Nice apartments in the olive fields, Savarieko is a very friendly host and excellent cook."

Solo travellers: 10 % discount, Long stay up to 1 month: 20% discount Premier host
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The basics

The basics


Region: Agia Pelagia, Crete
Cost (from): £39 per night (1 bed apt)
Sleeps: 2-5 per apt
Bedrooms: 1-2 per apt
Bathrooms: 1 per apt
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Property ref: 1916

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Facilities

Facilities

Eco-farm retreat: five furnished apartments: 1 sleeping 5 guests, 1 sleeping 4, 3 sleeping 2 guests.  Some apartments feature self-contained kitchen facilities and a sea-view balcony.  On-site cooking classes, vegetable garden, olive oil.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, picnic spots, swimming, watersports, historic sites, shops, taverns, restaurants, nightlife
At a glance

At a glance

  • A relaxed eco-farm retreat with accommodation for couples, friends, and families, beautifully nestled amongst olive groves in the scenic Cretan fishing village of Agia Pelagia.
  • There are five apartments: one sleeping 5 guests, one 4 guests, and 3 with one double bedroom.
  • Each apartment is lovingly furnished with handcrafted and upcycled materials. Some also feature self-contained kitchen facilities and a balcony with sea views.
  • Saveriako and his family offer traditional Greek cooking classes, with fresh ingredients taken from the on-site vegetable garden and home-made olive oil.
  • The village is nearby, teeming with shops, restaurants and taverns. There are plenty of beaches and historic sites to discover nearby.
Tried and tested

"I visited a few years ago and still think about it regularly. When people ask me my favorite place I've visited, I tell them the story of the amazing cook I met in Crete who taught me to make real spaghetti, the olive groves and the peace of the place. You'll love it too."

"Very nice airbnb in the middle of olive trees. An enchanting view. The apartment is clean with a solid equipment. The beach is 5 minutes by car."

"Nice apartments in the olive fields, Savarieko is a very friendly host and excellent cook."

Solo travellers: 10 % discount, Long stay up to 1 month: 20% discount
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