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Casa Cicala

Situated in the middle of Messara’s valley on South Crete, surrounded by 2 hectars of olives, oranges, bananas and pomegranates, Casa Cicala is composed of 2 big bedrooms with single or double beds, a big living room, a lunch room, a fully equipped kitchen, a big rest room with a shower, a patio and an outdoor veranda with a big table to enjoy meals in the shade of a natural pergola.


Casa Cicala is 60 Km away from the international airport of Heraklion, Nikos Kazanzakis, 12 Km from the colorful village of Matala, with its wonderful beach and the bohemian atmosphere, 2 Km from Mires with its open-air weekly flea market and 600 m from Petrini Politeia which provides a swimming pool, water slides and cozy restaurant.

Family Friendly

Completely independent and renovated in 2021, Casa Cicala can host a maximum of 6 people - perfect for groups of friends or/and families. Free WIFI connection, A.C. in each room, a flat screen TV and private parking is provided. Casa Cicala is also the ideal starting point for excursions to the south of the island of Crete.

What we offer at Casa Cicala

Best amenities at
the best price

Apart from its scenic location, our homestay also offers a great holiday experience filled with adventure and excitement.


WIFI internet access,
Washing machine,
Fire extinguisher,
Air conditioner,
Hot water, Heater
Iron, TV

Well equipped kitchen

Crockery and cutlery,
Oil, salt and pepper,
Coffee machine,
Pots and pans,
Baking sheet, Fridge
Stove, Oven

Bed and bath

Towels, sheets, soap and toilet paper, Shower gel, Shampoo
Extra pillows and blankets
First aid kit, Hairdryer
Bed linen

For families

Accommodation on one level,
Free parking on the property,
No stairs in the property,
Additional access, Garden,
Baby cot, High chair,
Dogs welcome


Low season
March - April


Middle season


High season


High season
July - August - September




Low season

what visitors looking for

Places to visit

A safe natural harbour on the Bay of Messara, blessed with a gently sweeping sand and pebble beach, the place in legend where Zeus swam ashore in the guise of a bull with Europa on his back. Many people make this village their base for Cretan holidays, as it is so central on the south coast, and away from the over-development of the north coast. The beach is 250m long and 45m wide…

Kommos (or Komos) is located 66km southwest of Heraklion, just 2km north of Matala and close the village Pitsidia.
It is actually the southernmost and the most isolated part of the long beachfront of Messara Bay. Kommos was once the port of Phaestus; you can still see the ruins of the old port of Kommos on the beach. You can access Kommos by driving in the road heading to Matala, till you see a sign to Kommos near Pitsidia.
The entire beachfront of Messara is exposed to westerly winds, which mostly blow in the area. Thus, caution is needed because the seabed in some places is rocky. The protected loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay their eggs in the sand of the beach, from May to September…

Accordion ContentThe Red Beach (Kokkini Ammos) is located at location Moudia, 68km southwest of Heraklion and just 800m south of Matala famous resort. To get here you have to walk a trail that begins north of the settlement of Matala and crosses the hill Kastri north of Matala. There are some signs showing the way, so don;t worry about getting lost. In the beginning of the route you have to climb some rocks and in the final meters you have to descend a steep cliff, but it’s not particularly difficult. After walking 15-25 minutes from Matala and after passing a shepherd’s door (close it back, in order goats notto escape!) you will see the magnificent Red Beach from above. The view from the hill is great and is an ideal place for watching the sunset. Alternatively, if you do not want to hike, you can catch a boat from the Matala harbor
(it should take about 5 euros / route)…

Accordion ContenThe Palace of Phaistos lies on the East end of Kastri hill at the end of the Mesara plain in Central Southern Crete.
To the north lies Psiloritis, the highest mountain in Crete. On the slopes of Psiloritis is the Kamares cave, probably a religious or cult centre for Phaistos and the Mesara plain. In this cave a very fine pottery style was discovered from the Middle Minoan period, which has been named Kamares Ware after the cave in which it was found. Kamares ware has only been found at Palace sites like Phaistos and Knossos, suggesting that it was specially produced for whatever elite was based in the Palaces…

Many activities around Casa Cicala

Things To Do

Besides the explosion of colour and life that characterises our summer, the Principality cordially invites you to enjoy many other experiences and activities during this season. R&R, culture, shopping, gastronomy… A true pleasure for the senses.

  • Outdoor Bbq
  • Nature Walk
  • Sea Swimming
  • Historical places
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Games & Sports

Gallery Casa Cicala

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How to find us


Pombia 70400, Crete, Greece

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+(30) 6946308021

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    I’m Marika and I’m the owner of Casa Cicala , a nice country house that was built in the 80’ by my grandfather and that I inherited from my mother.
    I was born in the beautiful Parma, in Italy and I grew up and lived there until I finished university .I then spent almost 10 years working for tour operators around the world…I got married and moved,with my husband Nikos and our daughter Katerina ,to the Swiss Alps where I managed an Italian luxury brand boutique in the glamour village of Gstaad.
    As we moved back to Crete, we decided to renovate Casa Cicala to host people from all around the world in an “organic oasis” where everybody can spend a relaxing stay surrounded by nature, good weather and breathing the bohemian atmosphere of the center south of Crete.


    Pombia 70400, Crete, Greece

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