"Footscapes of Crete" offers modern, comfortable bungalow accommodation in the beautiful and unspoilt Crete countryside just south of Rethymno, near the small authentic village of Kástellos. A beautiful swimmingpool will make your holiday complete.
"Footscapes of Crete" is the perfect place to escape and unwind.
We welcome you in our cozy, modern furnished, spacious studio. It is situated on top of a hill with fantastic, unique sea- and mountain views.
You're staying in the middle of nature. Who doesn't want to wake up, hearing sheep bells and the chirping of birds. You will be surprised by the many stars that you seem to be able to touch. Experience the welcoming Cretan life.
Helios has a private entrance. If you stay 5 nights or more ? You will receive a nice welcome present and the use of beach towels.
The location makes this place unique. It is located on top of a hill, overlooking the sea, the White Mountains and Psiloritis.
It is only 12 km away from the beach of Rethymnon.
Rethymnon with his hystoric town is accessible by bus or at low cost by taxi. By your own car, the South Coast is about 35 min. away.
Studio Helios is located near the village of Kástellos, close to the town of Armeni on the road linking Rethymno in the north with Spili further south. It is very close to the archaeological site of late Minoan Cemetery of Armenoi.
In the nearby area there are traditional tavernas , supermarkets, a bakery pharmacy and ATM.
-If you like walking in nature, you are just in the right spot. We can provide you maps and routes. We even offer guided walks which will take you to the most beautiful spots in the aerea.
Studio Helios is air-conditioned for summer, but also has a cosy open fire for autumn and winter, as well as full central heating. The shower is powerful and not just a dribble; there is ample hot water, with or without sunshine; the kitchen is fully equipped with a proper cooker and all utensils necessary to cook an evening meal and not simply heat a tin of soup.
We live in the house next door. We can help you with all kind of things and problems can easely be solved. We do respect your privacy.
Who doesn't want to wake up by sheepbells in the morning and enjoy the singing of a great variety of birds?
We have a non-smoking policy in our studios.
Laundry service is possible, ask owners.
Let us introduce ourselves,
We are Ria Swinkels and Jeroen Wouters.
We are 58 years old and have spend years as social worker and worked in the mental health care sector.
We lived in the south of the Netherlands and for many years we have been totally in love with the beautiful Greece. During our holidays with our mobil-home we visited different parts of Greece. We were amazed of the beauty of the country and the boundless hospitality of the Greeks.
Greeks think otherwise, it's all a bit more "siga siga" (quietly). Filótimo (φιλότιμο) is a word that exists in no other language and literally means "friend of honor ', but in fact it describes a complex set of virtues. By this virtues Greek people try to life. It defines and regulates how one should behave in relation to others. It is mainly about respect and doing the right thing. In its simplest form it means "doing good." It shows what kind of person you are and the way you were raised. Filótimo is a way of life.
We dreamed of it to build a new life here. For years we have been looking for opportunities to begin in this wonderful country something for ourselves.
Since January 2015 we are the proud owners of "Footscapes of Crete".
With our enthusiasm and creativity combined with the Greek way of life, we hope to offer our guests an unforgettable vacation.