From Heraklion Airport take the Highway towards Agios Nikolaos all the way.. The journey from door to door should be around 45 mins.. ..do not take a right or a left, even if undecided by signposts! You know you are getting fairly close when you drive through the second tunnel on your journey which is just after the the mountain Gorge (which you may not see if night time, but it should be around 30\40 mins into your journey ).. After that you should begin looking for a sign on your right which says NEAPOLIS ... its on a straight piece of road after taking quite a few turns.DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST TURNING YOU SEE TONEAPOLIS BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE SECOND (THE FIRST MAY CONFUSE YOU AS IT DOESNT TAKE YOU AROUND THE VILLAGE OF nEAPOLIS BUT THROUGH IT) so, after taking the second turning which has a clear slip road off to the right, Drive towards Neapolis, around 1 km, and you will come to a T Junction...take a left and, ignoring the right turning just after youve turned left...unless you want to stop for sustinance in Neapolis which has many bars and cafes...continue straight on and follow this, rather smaller road all the way, approx 1km into NIKITHIANO. just as you arrive in Nikithiano you will see that the road forks in front of you, ..before this fork there is a hill on the left...sharp left.. which takes you up to HIDDEN HOUSE. you can park by the Church, there is room there for 4 cars but sometimes you may be unlucky and need to park up agains the Church wall, if this is the case, please park as closely as you can, as long as a car or small truck can pass you , you will be fine. Alternativey you can park at the bottom of the hill easily... the walk will strengthen muscles you didnt even know you had.!!!!.but 0perhaps drop off your bags and passengers first!!

there is one further alternative if there are no spaces as we have since discovered....Firstly drop your cases, bags, kids, dogs and passengers there, at the bottom of the steps leading up to Hidden House and drive onwards a little way..passing just a few yards ahead through a narrow bit (wing mirror in?) and continue a few more yards until you see a tree on the left and the road is ready to go righ tand down again and there is a good place to park and just walk back....

noone has got lost yet, even late at night so Good Luck x