: Chania International Airport
: Souda harbour
: Junction of Platanias
: Gerani beach
Villa Athinais is quietly situated in a beautiful part of Chania,the village of Gerani ,very close to the famous sandy Blue Flag beaches of Gerani and Platanias.
The real joy is the sheer tranquility, waking up in the morning hearing the birds and sitting outside by the pool gaping at the amazing views over the blue sea. At night,you can sit at the balcony and watch at the spectacular night sky!
The location of the Villa is close to some of the regions most favoured attractions & offers plenty to see & do for everyone, of all ages and interests.
*Platanias: just 4km away from the most cosmopolitan area of the west Crete , village of Platanias, with many restaurants , shops , beach activities and nightlife.
*Falassarna beach (42 km): Falassarna Beach has won prizes for being the most beautiful beach in Crete and is always one of the top ten beaches in Europe, with its wonderful, fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water.
*Balos ( ): Balos is among the most beautiful beaches in Chania Crete. It is located on the north westernmost spot of the prefecture of Chania. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach.
Balos has white sand, soft seabed and crystal water. Opposite the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa and on top of this island, there is a steep Venetian castle with gorgeous view to the region and the sea.
*Elafonisi (63 km): Elafonisi (or Elafonissos) is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. This islet is lying on the south-west corner of Crete and can be reached by boat from Paleohora or by car from the village of Vathi, until a point and then cross the reef.
Elafonisi (Island of Deer) is like paradise on earth, and possessess a wonderful beach with pink coral sand and crystalline waters.
This magical place was deserted for a long time but now it has become a popular sight and can get pretty crowded during high summer season. Only a couple of cantinas can be found on the beach and no accommodations are available, but camping is allowed.