£113 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay


  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay

Top Review

See all reviews

Villa / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Our house is called " O Illios " and is EOT certified:MHTE 1039K10002978501

Our stone house in Pitsidia called " O Illios " . It lies on the southern coast of Crete, 65 km below Heraklion was built 8 years ago by a local builder . It therefore has very specific Cretan characteristics . The walls are 40 cm thick and this is both in summer and winter very pleasant .

Pitsidia is an original Cretan village with stunning views of the Psiloritis. Until May you see the snow on the mountain tops , which are 2400 meters high .

The beach is 2 km away and you can walk , cycle , scooter or driving the car to it. It is a wide , clean beach and is very quiet. In South Crete it is about 9 months of summer .

In the house you can stay with up to 5 people . There are two bedrooms , one for 2 people and one for 3 people . Both upstairs and downstairs a bathroom. In the downstairs bathroom , with bath , is also a washing machine . Since 2013 free wifi.

In the well-equipped kitchen you will find electrical appliances, including dishwasher. In the living room is a cozy fireplace which is fired with olive wood. The house has air conditioning .

Around the house you will find four terraces with sun beds / garden furniture is available , so you can always enjoy the outdoors, sunny or sheltered. We are sure that staying in " O Illios " will deliver an unforgettable holiday.

Pitsidia is a small traditional Cretan village near Matala on the south coast of Crete . The accommodations and restaurants are of good quality , and the people are very friendly.

A walk through Pitsidia puts you in the first place on the " platia " . Between the cafe / restaurants / shops you can enjoy one of the terraces , and order a cool drink with some mezes ( savory snacks ) .

You will probably pass the " supermarket " of Kostas . Here they sell absolutely everything . And the two are such nice Pitsidians .

Further on you pass the church that by night is beautifully lit .

In the village you will find also a butcher , good pastry and plenty of small grocery stores and restaurants .

If you return to O Illios in the evening after you've eaten and drunk, feel the friendliness of the people . Kalinichta ( goodnight )

Pitsidia Buses : All buses to Matala go through Pitsidia. In the summer there are six buses a day to Matala , Heraklion , Phaistos and Agia Galini .

Around Pitsidia : You can reach Komos beach on foot in 30 minutes. The neighboring village of Kalamaki is a short walk of 4 km. Matala is 4 km away . Something more in the inland lies the town of Sivas. With a nice walk through the olive fields you can reach it in about half an hour.


So many possibilities to make beautiful walks. Around Pitsidia stretch many olive groves. It's a beautiful sight , the Mount Ida with its snow-capped peaks and down the colors of the flowers . In winter the temperature is typically between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. A beautiful walk is also to nearby Kalamaki , past the first hill you see Kalamaki on the sea, with a clear blue sky above . You can have a cool drink on a terrace and take a snack before you return . Walking through one of the gorges , Samaria ( 18 km ) for the experienced hiker or the Oleander gap with flowering oleanders in April and May ( 9 miles) . The surroundings of Zaros is for walkers very rewarding .


Phaistos is situated in south-central Crete and will certainly be appreciated by those who love history. You can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view as it is located on a hilltop . Across the street is the excavation Agia Triada . You can buy a combined ticket for both sites . Also you find an excavation near Komos beach still being worked on , it's not open to the public yet. Would you look a little further away than on the road to Heraklion , close to Agia Deka , Gortys , a Roman settlement , is very interesting . And then of course the main excavation of Crete , Knossos , south of Heraklion .

A day of " culture " can not miss in your holidays .


Mires is a larger town with about 5,000 inhabitants . It lies about 13 km from Pitsidia and you can easily get there by local bus . Every Saturday there is a market. You can also find a post office and several banks . In Timbaki you can also pick up your groceries. The market in Timbaki on Friday morning .

More Less


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Family bathrooms


  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system

More Less


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Kees O.
Calendar updated:
30 May 2019
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Help other travellers decide where to stay

This holiday home hasn’t got any reviews yet. The average rating on HouseTrip is four out of five. This place could be newly added or perhaps it’s a well kept secret. Either way, it’s time to reveal all.


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kees (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kees (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kees (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kees the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kees (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kees (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Kees (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the HouseTrip website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kees (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kees (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kees (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kees (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kees (the owner) a message.

If Kees (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

View all FAQs

Build your perfect trip, with HouseTrip & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Chania Prefecture

2,786 properties

Rethymnon Prefecture

1,513 properties

Heraklion Prefecture

1,076 properties

Lasithi Prefecture

678 properties


178 properties


173 properties

Agia Pelagia

95 properties


45 properties


44 properties


44 properties


44 properties


34 properties


28 properties


23 properties


22 properties

Kokkini Hani

22 properties


21 properties


20 properties


19 properties


17 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.