Located in the heart of the Cretan White Mountains, just 15km from the centre of Chania, this charming house is an ideal base for those looking to escape from mainstream tourism. The drive to the villa takes you through the Theriso Gorge, a stunningly scenic drive shaded by Maple trees, the sun flickering through the trees and the sound of the running river underneath the road.
The village itself is tucked at the tope of the gorge, with the stunning peaks of the White Mountains above. Famous historically as the the base for the 1805 revolution led by Politician, Eleftherios Venizelos, against the Ottaman Empire, and then successfully joined Crete with the rest of the Country forcing the remaining Turkish population to leave.
Being very traditional amongst the locals.; they frequent the many restaurants when they want to eat local meat as many are run by the local shepherds. ;
The Villa, one of four newly built overlooking the village and with stunning mountain views, has a beautiful outside private terrace and pool with a comfortable outside sofa, and sun loungers and a table for dining outside.
The spacious living room with open plan kitchen as large patio doors opening out to the terrace, and all windows look out onto the Mountain views. The kitchen is well equipped with an induction hob and full cooker, dishwasher, full fridge freezer, kettle, coffee percolator and electric juicers. There is also a small utility cupboard with washing machine and ironing facilities.
At the end of the living room / kitchen there is a small office / library with a good selection of books, and a WC.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms; one double with ensuite bathroom and a twin bedded room with ensuite shower room. Both are air-conditioned and open out to a large joint terrace with a comfortable sofa and chairs to enjoy the spectacular views over the village and towards the mountain peaks.
Wireless internet is available at a small cost; unfortunately the location of the villa does not support broadband yet though we can arrange for a wireless dongle.
Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM
The house is located at the top of a Mountain village, accessible by a 12 km drive through a very scenic gorge. The village has up to 9 tavernas when all open (peak season) and the rest of the year 4. There are two very scenic village within a 5km drive, both with two excellent tavernas as well. There is a small mini market in the village and a couple of cafeterias. The village tends to be busy in the daytime and quiet in the evenings, though in the summer (July/August) it is also quite busy in the evenings.
The village has up to 9 tavernas when all open (peak season) and the rest of the year 4. There are two very scenic village within a 5km drive, both with two excellent tavernas as well. There is a small mini market in the village and a couple of cafeterias.
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