About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa Sofia is a beautiful house built over the small town of Kastelli Chania very close to the island's best beaches. The view is magnificent and the hospitality finds its natural environment. We are waiting for you to spend your best holiday ever.
The house and the area both offer a the opportunity of pure relaxation. Katelli is a big village where you can find everuthing you may need plus it's close to all the best beaches of Crete ; such as Elafonissi, Ballos and Falassarna.
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- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Villa Sofia is a classic style villa built over the magnificent bay of Kastelli. It has got three floors and can be used as a whole or divided in two different houses.
The ground floor can be separated from the first and second floor.
Guests have access to all of the house's facilities. They will have access to a beautiful swimming pool which is built by a brand new barbeque and by the big dinning table in the balcony which offers a stunning view of Kastelli bay , and to the yard in front of the kitchen where they can enjoy a their meals on the handmade stone table.
On the ground floor there is a big living room - kitchen area with an open fireplace, where you can relax, cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen and eat at the big dinning table. There is a big bedroom with a king size bed and a big bathroom next to it, and there is also a smaller bedroom with a walk in closet next to a smaller bathroom.
The staircase leads to the first floor where there is a big spacious kitchen and a beautiful living room with a second open fireplace. There you can also admire the owner's magnificent shell collection. There is also a big bedroom with a great view of the swimming pool and bathroom.
The third and last floor consists of a small siting room with a sofa bed and of the master bedroom that can accommodate tree people (a double bed and a single bed or a baby cot) and has an en suite bathroom.
The view is magnificent from all the floors and the garden that surrounds the building makes the beauty irresistible.
All the floors have access to the garden and to the swimming pool.
Two ramps make the ground floor and the swimming pool area and first floor accessible to guests who need to use a wheelchair.
The owners live in a nearby villa and will be there to welcome you and show you around the house and the area.
The hosts will be at your disposal for any help you may need.
Kissamos or Kastelli is ideal for people who want to explore West Crete while staying in a comfortable, organized place.
Kastelli is ideal for family holidays, or for people who want peace and quiet.
Holidays in Kissamos are ideal for nature-lovers who want to be close to gorges, ecological nature walks, and the beautiful beaches of Elafonissi, Falassarna and Balos (Gramvoussa).
Kissamos or Kastelli Kissamos is a small town in West Crete, at the northwest end of the island.
Kissamos, often still referred to by its earlier name of Kastelli, lies halfway along Kissamos Bay, 43 kilometres from Chania.
On first sight, Kissamos does not look like a town full of fascinating things to do, but the truth is quite otherwise. Don't forget that the west coast of Crete includes some of the island's most famous sights, such as Elafonissi, Falassarna and Balos on Cape Gramvoussa.
Kastelli or Kissamos?
Kissamos is a town with two names, Kissamos and Kastelli. When it is called Kastelli, the word "Kissamou" ("of Kissamos") is usually added, to differentiate this Kastelli, west of Chania, from Kastelli Pediados, south of Heraklion.
The town was called Kastelli because it lies on the site of an old Venetian castle, no longer visible today. The name Kissamos, on the other hand, is much more ancient; it is thought to be pre-Hellenic, but its derivation is uncertain.
Ηistory of Kissamos
Modern Kissamos or Kastelli is a town with a long and rich history. It stands on the site of ancient Kissamos, a flourishing, independent city with its own coinage and extensive trading links.
Ancient Kissamos was the harbour of Polyrrinia. Mentioned by Ptolemy as "Kissamos Polis", it prospered particularly during the Roman and Byzantine periods, as the many excavation finds in the area show. A Late Minoan vessel was also found in the Kamara area , but it was lost during the German Occupation.
The low hill of Kastelli, on the east side of the harbour, was ideally placed for the establishment of a settlement known as Kydonia. The earliest evidence of human habitation and activity in the area is pottery dated to the Neolithic period (3000-2900 BC).
Kissamos during the Roman period
Mosaic floor in Kissamos Museum
Roman mosaic in Kissamos Museum
Kissamos did not try to resist the Romans and so it managed to gain their favour, in a manner of speaking. The Romans built an aqueduct in the Krya Vryssi ("Cold Spring") area, as well as roads, temples and villas.
Today visitors to the town can admire many of the finds of the Archaic and Roman period in the well-organised Kissamos Museum, while impressive mosaics can be seen at the archaeological site near the Health Centre.
The Museum contains Roman statues, the most impressive of which are those of the Satyr and the Emperor Hadrian.
The year 66 AD was an important one for Kissamos, as a great earthquake destroyed many buildings.
The final blow, however, came in 365 AD, when the area was almost completely razed by a devastating earthquake.
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