Grotto Homes

An alternative view of luxury and tradition!!!

Your oportunity to discover Crete based on a luxury, alternative styled home.

The Villa


GrottoHomes is a traditional stonebuilt compound constructed in several phases before 1900, on top of a grotto. It used to be an olive press factory and the houses of both the miller and his elder son. It has been restored with patience, respect and knowledge by its current owner who, being an architect, turned it to a contemporary holiday home, maintaining reverently every architectural detail of the past. Here nature meets luxury and awaits you to use it as a springboard for discovering Crete

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The Exterior

The Exterior - Set in the foot of a mountain with great views.

The Exterior - Stone builded, in several faces, before the 1900 fully restored building.

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Exterior - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

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The Living areas

The Living areas - Fully featured kitchen.

The Living areas - Large open spaces comprises a comfortable interior.

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Dining room in a Grotto area.

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Living areas - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

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The Bedrooms

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, where the luxury meets tradition

The Bedrooms - Handmade furniture in all rooms.

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the master bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the master bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - the bathroom of the master bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the master bedroom detail

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the second bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the second bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - the second bedroom detail

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the second bedroom

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes, the bedroom of the Studio

The Bedrooms - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

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The Garden

The Garden - summer dining area

The Garden - The entrance courtyard

The Garden - the house entrance

The Garden - Multi level spaces.

The Garden - Summer dining area detail

The Garden - Large patios and living spaces.

The Garden - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Garden - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Garden - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Garden - Grotto Homes - The inner courtyard

The Garden - Grotto Homes - Where Luxury Meets Tradition

The Garden - organic vegetables garden

The Garden - The daily production of the organic garden

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The Pools

The Pools - The indoor pool area with sky roof

The Pools - Open air pool with a view

The Pools - Open air pool detail

The Pools - The indoor pool area with sky roof

The Pools - The fireplace in the indoor pool area

The Pools - the indoor pool

The Pools - The indoor pool area from above

The Pools - Open air pool detail

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The Plans

The Plans - first level (covered entrance & basement)

The Plans - second level (ground floor / kitchens, living & dinning rooms)

The Plans - third level (first floor / the bedrooms)

The Plans - fourth level ( extra unit, the loft of the bedroom)

The Plans - fifth level (tiled roofs, sun roofs & terraces)

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The Views

The Views - View from the terrace of the Studio

The Views - View from the entrance courtyard

The Views - View from the terrace of the Main House

The Views - View from the terrace of the Main House

The Views - View from the terrace of the Studio

The Views - View from the terrace of the Studio

The Views -

The Views -

The Views -

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The old house

The old house - The facade before renovation

The old house - view from the inner courtyard before renovation

The old house - The entrance hall before renovation

The old house - the master bedroom before renovation

The old house - The house before renovation

The old house - The two grottos before renovation

The old house - view from the inner courtyard before renovation

The old house - view from the kitchen of the main house before renovation

publications

In this section you'll find links to publications about GrottoHomes. Go to "See even more..." link to read each publication


reviews

What guests have written about GrottoHomes


Information

In this section discover the surroundings, activities and more. Crete is a truly fascinating holiday location throughout the year.


Goulediana Village

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Goulediana Village

Goulediana Village

The village is located 16 km south of Rethymno at an altitude of 530 meters. It has ca 100 inhabitants, several recently restored traditional houses and one of the most famous cretan cousine taverns in the area. It is a small and quiet village with a rich history.


Goulediana Village

Goulediana, the entrance of the village

Abandoned house of the 19th century in the old village area

early Christian basilica of Goulediana (5th-6th c.A.D)

Goules local cusine tavern, Goulediana

Discover Crete

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Discover Crete

Discover Crete

Crete is not only beaches and sand. It is a year round island, rich in culture and events.


Venetian Port, Rethymno

Karydi Monastery, Vamos

Crete Contemporary Art Museum, old town, Rethymnon

sunset in Ligres Beach

Cretan wine and traditional products festival, Rethymno

Loutro Village, Chania

olive harvest

Renaissance festival, Rethymno

Balos Beach - Chania

Natural history museum of Crete, Heraklion

Preveli Beach, Rethymno

Arkadi monastery, Rethymno

Nautical Museum of Crete, venetian port, Chania

Raki destillation

Cretaquarium, Gournes Heraklion

Activities

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Activities

Activities

In Crete your activities options are vast. Explore the rich natural environment, relax in a spa or on a beach, practice extreme or water sports, scuba diving, go hiking or horse riding. The choice is yours.


Scuba diving - Schinaria beach, Rethymno

Water Sports - Rethymno beach

Hiking - Samaria Gorge

Jetskiing - Rethymno beach

Hiking in the mountains of Crete

windsurfing

climbing - Plakias beach Rethymno

Bungy jumping - Aradaina gorge, Sfakia

sailing arround Crete

trekking - Samaria Gorge

surfing - Falassarna beach

beach volley - Rethymno beach

mountain bikes, on Crete

Kitesurfing

Links

A useful list of links to accommodate your stay!


Goules Tavern

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Goules Tavern

Goules Tavern

Authentic, simple food prepared to perfection, served on fresh linen, and with genuine Cretan hospitality. Just a few steps away from Grotto Homes


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Prima Plora

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Prima Plora

Prima Plora

In a privileged location, opposite the Fortrezza Castle and the sea right alongside the restaurant Prima Plora with creative Greek cuisine and Cretan touches is one of the best dining options in Rethymnon


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MILIA mountain retreat

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MILIA mountain retreat

MILIA mountain retreat

Ecotourism, agrotourism, ecology, the ‘great outdoors’ and respect to humanity and its needs. An authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into and eco-friendly tourist complex.


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Contact details


Goulediana
Owner: Vagelis Tsourlakis,
Rethymno, 74100

Tel.: 6977261000

Email: info@grottohomes.gr