Sea View Traditional Villa in Crete

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0 128 nights 26,694
Service Fee 1,602
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Villa Kapare stands on the edge of the hillside at the end of the traditional Cretan village of Kokkino Chorio, where the famous movie "Zorba the Greek" was filmed, on a quiet, enviable position, 40 meters only from a little square in the heart of the village. It was the main Cafenion (traditional coffee bar) of the village and without doubt its most captivating feature is the huge vine covered terrace on the seaward side with absolutely mesmerizing, panoramic view of the coastline below. There, in a bygone age, the old men of the village, sat looking out the Souda Bay, wondering when the next pirate ship might appear over the horizon!

Ideal for those who wish to have peaceful vacation, swim every day in the sea and experience the hospitality of the Cretan people and the local traditions, with the added advantage of enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the mountains, both during the day and each starry night. Villa Kapare is an ideal base from which you could explore Crete.

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The villa is within walking distance of a one small but well-stocked store for food and supplies, both fresh and frozen, and three taverns (local restaurants) serving excellent Greek food at convenient prices. It is also just a short drive from nearby beaches. A small beach with clear blue water called "Koytalas" is only 2 minutes away by car and the main sandy beach of Almyrida is 5 minutes away. At Almyrida village there are also a variety of traditional tavernas, café bars and shops and some water sport facilities are offered, such as windsurfing, snorkelling and canoe.

As you enter in Villa Kapare high double gates open onto a vine covered patio and from here an entrance door leads to an airy ground floor living area, with stone floor, burning stove, and decorated touches of a cretan traditional village style. To one side a large breakfast counter with pine shelving separates the fully equipped kitchen (see amenities list). Against one wall is the large dining table and chairs and opposite here doubles doors lead out to the huge veranda covered by a vine arbour with panoramic view. Here a large patio table and chairs can offer a marvelous breakfast staring at the blue sea waters or a romantic dinner watching the captivating sunset. Sunbeds and a great removable BBQ are also provided.

On the other side of the living room there is a sitting area with a fitted sofa, plus chairs and a coffee table grouped around the warm fireplace. Beyond here seven stone-steps lead up to a small hallway with doors off, to a full bathroom with washing machine, plus an airy and spacious double bedroom with a window offering wonderful sea view. Off the hallway to the rear is a further bedroom with a double bed, a romantic mosquito-net and window overlooking the entrance courtyard below. This bedroom also has two single beds (one bed can easily turn to a sofa) into a sleeping gallery above and accessed by a small pine staircase. The sleeping gallery has its own little windows looking out over the rooftop towards the sea. Baby cot and childern toys for the beach are provided.

Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM

Area

Villa Kapare stands on the edge of the hillside at the end of the traditional Cretan village of Kokkino Chorio, where the famous movie "Zorba the Greek" was filmed , on a quiet, enviable position, 40 meters only from a little square in the heart of the village. It was the main Cafenion (traditional coffee bar) of the village and without doubt its most captivating feature is the huge vine covered terrace on the seaward side with absolutely mesmerizing, panoramic view of the coastline below. There, in a bygone age, the old men of the village, sat looking out the Souda Bay, wondering when the next pirate ship might appear over the horizon!

Ideal for those who wish to have peaceful vacation, swim every day in the sea and experience the hospitality of the Cretan people and the local traditions, with the added advantage of enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the mountains, both during the day and each starry night. Villa Kapare is an ideal base from which you could explore Crete.

The villa is within walking distance of a one small but well-stocked store for food and supplies, both fresh and frozen, and three taverns (local restaurants) serving excellent Greek food at convenient prices. It is also just a short drive from nearby beaches. A small beach with clear blue water called "Koytalas" is only 2 minutes away by car and the main sandy beach of Almyrida is 5 minutes away. At Almyrida village there are also a variety of traditional tavernas, café bars and shops and some water sport facilities are offered, such as windsurfing, snorkelling and canoe.

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Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.

House Rules

-At your arrival we require to show as your passport for safety reasons in case of an emergency.

-The gardener or the hosts are coming once or twice a week to water the garden.

-No smoking in the house is allowed.

-No pets are allowed.

-For more than 4 people there is an extra charge 10 euros/additional person

MHTE - Permit Number

1042Κ122Κ2715401

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • BBQ
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Family, Kid Friendly
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Private Pool
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  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Access Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Fitness Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Moderate: Refund 50% up to 14 days or 25% from 14 to 7 days before the local check-in time


Meet your host, Anthi & Mina
Chania, Crete, Greece
Member since July 2016

Hi! We are Anthi and Mina, two sisters that we love the bright sun and the blue sea of Crete. We always enjoy meeting with and talking to other people and we really look forward to the opportunity to host people from all around the world. This is the house in which we used to spend our summer vacations growing up. We really love to offer the opportunity to others to share the relaxed and peaceful outdoor living to be experienced in our home in Kokkino Chorio village, which our father, as an architect, reconstructed to the traditional house that we see today. As Greece is the country where hospitality was born, we are always ready to offer information and suggestions to other people and contribute to fill theirs holidays with unique experience and places that only the locals know well.


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Location

KOKKINO CHORIO, CHANIA, 730 08 Crete, Greece

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