Eco-lodge in the wine-producing area between the villages of Siva and Dafnes
Starting on November 1st up until April 13th, you can spend your holidays in the village of Siva, approximately 17 km south of the city of Heraklion, Crete. Directly in front of our house there is a cozy cottage about 30m2 in size; it is independent and idyllically surrounded by our own trees, large olive groves, and extensive vineyards overlooking the beautiful mountains of central Crete. You are welcome to try any product of ours at any time, as well as collect eggs and feed our animals.
Small supermarkets, cafes, and taverns that offer traditional, fresh food and other culinary delights can also be found nearby.
This region is a very important wine-producing area of the island, which can provide you with the opportunity to try your hand at some wine-tasting. The cottage is equipped to accommodate two people and includes a kitchen, a wood-burning stove, and an external bathroom with shower.
About the tours
Both our house and the cottage are autonomous eco-houses powered by solar energy. The cottage is rented weekly, with 3 E-bike tours available each week. The goal of these tours is to show our guests what life in Crete is like during the winter when there are no tourists around, as well as to see and converse with the people of Crete when they are alone and tourist-free on their island. There are many activities to occupy your time and many places to visit, such as: museums, churches, monasteries, olive mills, distilleries, wine cellars, unique taverns and, depending on the month, snow-capped mountains. Cretans often organize small concerts and tend to meet privately in small taverns and other such spaces. Our guests will have the opportunity to participate in all these authentic activities.
Depending on your tastes and interests, you can plan the tours together with us, and Adam can then lead you to your most desired destination. The tour will begin in the morning at 9:00 am after breakfast. The journey home will start after lunch at 2:00 pm, so that we can be back at 5:00 pm. If riding the E-bikes is rendered impossible due to the weather, Adam will drive you in his private car. As you might know, the weather in Crete is usually pretty mild in winter, so you don’t have to worry about freezing on your bike while wearing light clothing.
Prices and what is included
The price for the whole week is 600,00 Euro / person.
It includes: Transfer from and to the airport, accommodation for 7 nights, 3 guided E-bike tours, breakfast and lunch every day, electricity, internet, hot water, house cleaning, and wood for the wood-burning stove.
On days when there is no tour planned, our guests will be able to use our normal bikes for free to explore the area. In addition, Anita and Adam will be happy to give you tips if you are interested in hiking trips in the region. The fitness area of the house will also be available to help you keep fit if you wish.
The following will be available to our guests along with the E-bikes:
Bicycle helmet, bicycle bag, gloves, water.