Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Chania - Vivien's House
Two bedroom, two bathroom, with mountain and sea views in outskirts of Chania.
Writer's restored stone house in idyllic village of Tsikalaria.
Tsikalaria is at the base of the Malaxa mountain and our house is set at the highest point of the village with only a tiny church, a farm and the mountains behind us.
The house is fully restored and has extensive terraces and views over Chania and Suda Bay. The second bathroom and study are in their own walled garden.
One main double bedroom, one lounge with double convertible couch, dining room, kitchen, small bathroom. Plus study/single bed and family bathroom in a walled garden. TV and DVD, radio, CD player, barbecue. Large front terrace, tables and chairs. Additional table and chairs in walled garden. Spectacular views from roof terrace.
A short walk from the house down a winding lane past goats and chickens and a famous Byzantine church brings you to a Taverna, a Kafeneon, two small supermarkets, a butcher and pharmacy. A five minute drive or 15 minute walk through olive groves takes you to a friend's swimming pool, which you are welcome to use.
Our house is an excellent place to enjoy the tranquillity of a Cretan village, and the warmth and hospitality of the Cretan people.
Our neighbours who help us take care of the house will be on hand to help you settle in. Our friend Stella will greet you and take you on a short tour of the village.
The house is best suited to a couple, or a couple with one or two children who are mobile.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Vivien Lincoln-Gryff
Christopher is a writer and magazine editor. I am a qualitative researcher who writes about cats. There are some interesting ones around the house.
Vivien Lincoln-Gryff purchased this house in 2002
Why Vivien Lincoln-Gryff chose Chania
I have always had a great love of Greece, especially Crete, which I have known well since the 1970s. And when I found the house as a ruin, it struck me immediately as a perfect location, and a chance to restore it to being a traditional Cretan property, with its large terraces and good sunny and shady aspects.
What makes this house unique
This is in a very old village, close to many amazing historical sites, especially the Roman ruins of Aptera, and the three monasteries of the Akrotiri, with its superb beaches. There is a serenity about the village, which we found was peopled by warm and hospitable neighbours. There are no other tourists, but many of our friends here speak English.