The garden

Find peace...

In the abundance of an authentic Cretan garden


Quiet & Privacy

in a Cretan garden

The garden of ‘the little house under the sun’ consists of a flat piece of land, of which half is terrace with natural stone and the the other half is full of fragrant herbs, flowers and fruit trees. Because the property is fenced off with a front gate, it is the perfect place for your children to roam while you relax on one of our many terraces. The front garden, with it’s paved terrace, has two sitting areas. One has a large custom-made table with comfortable chairs and a traditional Cretan sofa. The other terrace, also with a traditional Cretan sofa, lies in the shade of a pergola.

Relax & Enjoy a good book

in the shade of the olive trees

The back garden also has two sitting areas. One is the deck around the swimming pool, on which we have installed sun loungers and lounge cushions for you to doze on after your refreshing dip in the pool. The other terrace is located in the middle of the floral garden. here, we have built a round terrace in between the olive trees, with lounge chairs. Ruben and I love sitting here at night, to gaze at the stars.

‘To spitáki ston ílio’, lies nestled in the valley of Pinés, as you can see from the picture on the left. It is 1,5 kilometres from the coast as the crow flies. By car, it only takes you five to ten minutes to drive to the beach. There are beautiful, ancient donkey roads through the mountains and valleys that are great for hiking. The area is also well-known for mountain-biking. 


‘Are not flowers the stars of the earth?’

outdoor shower

plunge pool

the pool is cleaned by one of our staff on a daily basis

outdoor dining area

electric table barbecue

private parking


Outdoor shower area

Take a refreshing shower underneath the almond tree during the balmy summer days, in complete privacy.

Terrace with pergola

Enjoy a little afternoon snooze or lie down with a book underneath the pergola. Throughout the garden you will find both sunny and shaded terraces.

Plunge pool and lounge deck

The lounge pool is the perfect size for a refreshing dip in the summer heat. The pool is cleaned on a daily basis by one of our staff.


Flower garden

Together with our gardeners, we have planted a small paradise full of Cretan herbs, flowers, and trees. Enjoy this little paradise, sitting in a comfortable lounge chair on the terrace.


Wine & dine

Spend your magical summer nights enjoying food, drink, and good company at the wonderful, outdoor dining area. The garden is beautifully lit at night.


A cloud of Jasmine

Our favourite spot for morning coffee! Enjoy the first rays of sunshine outside, on the fragrant front door patio, surrounded by a cloud of jasmine, bougainvillea, and blue plumbago.