Traditional Homes of Crete (Efterpi or Argiro) 3 Star

Experience a traditional Greek holiday.


Efterpi and Argiro houses are both located in the village of Mavrikiano and overlook the beautiful resort of Elounda.

Efterpi can accommodate 5 people in 2 different areas. The entrance to Efterpi leads to a small courtyard with an open sitting area and a complete summer kitchen. The door to the left leads into the main room with a sitting area and single beds. On the right is a fireplace, a single bed and the kitchen. At the back is a full sized bathroom with Jacuzzi. The wooden stairs to the right lead to the attic/loft area bedroom with a double bed.
Argiro can accommodate 5 people in 3 different areas. Argiro is a traditional stone house, built in 1905. Rebuilt in 1930 and again in 1965, when it was bought by the well-known architect Theodosopulos, who restored it as it is seen today. Stone steps from the street lead into the small stone courtyard with lots of flowers. On the right is an entrance to the small bathroom. Upon entering Argiro house, there is a small kitchen with a dining area a few steps up, which includes a stone fireplace. There is also a loft area over the kitchen featuring a large bed. The living room has a stone fireplace and sofas that convert into beds. From here the stone staircase leads to a terrace with a summer kitchen, as well as to a master bedroom featuring a double bed. The views of the Gulf of Mirabello and Elounda from the covered terrace are simply amazing.

The nearest sandy beach as well as the village of Elounda is a 15-min walk from the properties. The Heraklion airport is about 75 kms from Elounda.

Please note not suitable for people with walking difficulties or children.
Please note due to the many original design features, and the care taken to retain the original character of the properties during restoration, the Traditional Homes of Crete are not suitable for those with mobility/balnce issues or for children. Care should be taken when on roof terraces/balconies/mezanine floors and staircases, as some properties have open staircases and elevated floors. Some roof terraces and balconies have low protective walls or railings with large gaps. These features have been kept to allow guests a true experience of the way Cretan people lived over a hundred years ago.

Olympic Rating: 3 Star

Official Rating: 3 Star


Efterpi can accommodate five adults in two different rooms. The ground floor is 40m2, the sofa area is 20m2 and the courtyard is about 20m2.
Argiro can accommodate five people in 3 different areas. A fully equipped kitchen, with complete dining facilities, is installed in the veranda area, which measures about 30m2. The ground floor is 70m2 and the first floor with the bedroom is 20m2.
Please note that all the furniture in these properties is a a masterpiece of the traditional Greek mancraft.


  •  Sitting room with a fireplace
  •  Equipped kitchen
  •  Bathroom
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Electric fan
  •  Ironing board FOC (on request)
  •  Linen change 2x a week
  •  Towel change 2x a week
  •  Bins emptied daily
  •  Daily cleaning
  •  Safe boxes
  •  TV (local channels)
  •  Terrace with summer kitchen and dinning area
  •  Free WiFi in public areas*.

Leisure Activities

  • Beach
  • Hiking/Jogging
  • Sightseeing.

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