Set amongst the trees, overlooking the picturesque village of Gavalahori, large 4 bedroom villa (200m sq.) Light and airy with large living area, picture balcony, huge covered ground floor terrace and separate terraces accessible from each bedroom. Two double & two twin bedrooms, each with own shower room. Can sleep 10 on request. Pool with stunning views overlooking Souda Bay and the mountains. Ideal place to watch the sun go down. Only 35 minutes drive from the airport. Close to family beaches of Almerida and Kalives (10 min. drive) with their water sports and fantastic selection of tavernas. Ideal for large family or two families sharing. Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine. Maid service twice per week, welcome pack, details of local tavernas, self catering. Great location for summer or out of season. Fans, central heating, log burning fire. Sit by the fire in winter and discover why they are called the White Mountains!
The villa overlooks the village of Gavalahori which is just over 1km away. A lovely walk downhill, for a refreshing glass of something cool at the village Taverna, but a bit of a hike back up and only for those who are fit. The village has a baker, a couple of kafeneons, three tavernas, a supermarket and a Lace cooperative shop. The village of Vamos is 1km behind the villa and has a number of tavernas, a bank, a bar, gyro (the best!) chemist ,petrol stations and a range of other shops. The nearest beach is Almerida which is 7km (10 min drive) away. Good for kids, sandy, many tavernas and a few bars. Nearest town is Chania , 35 mins drive and worth a visit alone for sitting at the harbourside bars/tavernas in the evening and watching the world go by. For those interested in history, Aptera is 20 mins away, an abandoned town with Greek/Roman/Byzantine ruins.
The villa has a panoramic view, sea to the north, white mountains to the south, sunsets and sunrises that are breathtaking
Close to the sandy beaches of Amerida and Kalives with their watersports. Situated in the Apokoronas region with its many historical attractions, including the roman ruins at Aptera. 35 minutes drive from the main town of Chania with its beautiful Venetian buildings and harbour. For those that enjoy walking, Samarian and Imbros gorges easily within reach by car. Lake Kournos, the only natural lake on the island is less than 25 minutes away with its wildlife including terrapins. The house is set on its own in the trees with buzzards and eagles frequently seen, along with the occasional hedghog that comes to drink at the pool in the evening. Great selection of tavernas locally in Gavalohori, (1.5km) Vamos (1km), Almerida (7km) and Kalives (7km). Easily reached from the main East-West highway. Great position to explore other parts of the island from including the south coast and the Minoan ruins at Knossos. Supermarkets, bank, pharmacy, baker, fishmonger, butcher & other shops in nearby.
Other Activities: go-karts, bowling
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