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Practicalities

In the house you find

 

  • Stove with one electric stove plate and oven and three gas burners
  • Free wifi, unlimited
  • Coffee machine for filter coffee
  • Press coffee ”machine” (Bodum)
  • Toaster
  • Quality pots and pans, pasta strainer, knives etc (we love cooking)
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Bed linens and towels for each guest (no beach towels, bring your own)
  • Open fireplace (great in the off season, winter months)
  • Washing machine
  • Ironing board (no iron)
  • HD TV
  • DVD player
  • WC with shower upstairs
  • WC/Bathroom with bathtub/shower downstairs
  • Air Conditioning upon request in both Zen bedrooms and in kitchen/living room area
  • Local organic sparkling wine upon arrival in the fridge!

 

In Kerames you find

  • Minimarket open 7 days a week from early morning to late evening
  • Several food trucks drive through on a regular basis, selling vegetables, fish, bread etc.
  • Three traditional cafés
  • One traditional taverna
  • Castro (small family run hotel with a restaurant)
  • Villagers also sell eggs and other localy grown food
  • Free WiFi in the town square (ca 50 meters from ZorbaZen House)

 

Spili (17 km)

Spili is a lovely little town in the mountains on the way to Rethymno – we definitely recommend a visit. And make sure you try to drink the spring water from the lion heads in the town square. In Spili you will among other things find:

  • Bank
  • Post office
  • Cash machine (bankomat)
  • Doctor / medical clinic
  • Many restaurants and cafés
  • Pharmacy
  • A few souvenir/tourist shops
  • A big monastery

 

Rethymno (45 km)

Rethymno is a wonderful big town definitely worth a visit. Enjoy the old town, the bustling Thursday and Saturday open markets, where many farmers and others gather and sell vegetables, fruit, herbs, locally produced yoghurt and cheese (not only feta, if you are into cheese you can get your fill here), honey, meat, fish, clothes, fabrics and you will even find some good street food stalls if you want fast food the greek way, meaning great warm pies and bagels.

In Rethymno you will find a number of banks, a hospital, police station – yes, all the things you can expect from a little big town. Following web cites are a good start when you are looking for something specific:

  • http://www.rethymnon.biz
  • http://www.rethymnoguide.com (also in Swedish, German and Finish)

Please know that most stores in Rethymno close at around 2pm and re-open at around 5pm. On Wednesdays, stores do not re-open after 2pm. Almost everything is closed on Sundays except restaurants and tourist stores.