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1891 Home Epitomizes Relaxation With Magical Views In The Heart Of The Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

125 years after its construction and initial use as an olive mill, "1891" Home was fully renovated. Magnificent views at the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean sky makes it the holiday house everyone dreams of.

“1891"- Home, is a two storey villa, situated in Apokoronas- one of the seven Municipalities of the Prefecture of Chania and one of the most picturesque. Apokoronas covers a diverse area that reaches from the foothills of

the White mountains to the sandy beaches and rocky shores on the

northwest side of Crete.

Within its boundaries you will discover the beauty of olive, citrus

groves and vineyards, local flora and fauna along with stunning views

of the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its locale and the area's vibrant

settlements, Apokoronas still offers pockets of traditional Cretan

hospitality and customs as well as architecture.

The area is known for its hiking/ foot trails, gorges and some of the

most popular sandy beaches famous for sailing, water sports or just

relaxing by the waterfront.

Daily life in Kefalas impresses the visitor with its tranquil pace- The location of “1891" home epitomizes restful relaxation with a magical view but a few minutes of walking through the village alleyways leads you to the types of services necessary for one's vacation such as super markets, tavernas and traditional cafes.

License number MHTE: 1042Κ10003158401

More Details

Alexandra Mylonogianni
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kefalas in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • walking


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(27 traveller reviews)

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1891 Home Epitomizes Relaxation With Magical Views In The Heart Of The Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Semi-Rural Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The 1891 home is a wonderful place to spend time. The house itself is elegant and stylish, welcoming and comfortable, with everything you might need. The two decks (upper and lower) are both superb vantage points to appreciate the excellent view of the sea and surroundings. The pool and garden are beautiful. It is a short walk to the village square in Kefalas - the centre of a close-knit community. The 1891 home is a convenient drive to many local attractions. Alexandra is a flawless hostess. We enjoyed charming hospitality, and were pleased to speak to both Alexandra and her husband about local attractions and aspects of modern life in Greece. We would return here happily. This location deserves at least five stars. Too bad one cannot assign bonus stars for a truly stellar experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexandra and Steve Savas and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay at 1891 home ! You were a pleasure to host and we feel very lucky that we met you. Hopefully we will meet again !! Warm wishes from all of us Alexandra
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful villa.

The architecture of the villa is lovely and the views are phenomenal. In my experience it is rare to find such amazing views combined with the convenience of a local village with its little shops and tavernas and nice local beaches within a short drive - the best of both worlds.

The east facing terraces are perfect for sunrises but also have sun all day - the parasols and awning are invaluable! The villa itself was also spotless, with good quality bed and bath linen and lovely touches such as the welcome pack and cake really made us feel very welcome.

Alexandra could not have been more helpful.

I would not hesitate to recommend 1891 to anyone looking for a little bit of luxury in Crete - our first holiday as a family with our 8 month old baby was one to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tara, Thank you so much for your warm review 💕 It was a real pleasure having you and your family as our guests! I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at 1891 home and hope we have the opportunity to meet again in the future! All our best wishes to both of you and your young one, Alexandra
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Amazing, relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is immaculate, clean spacious and overall just spectacular. We are a family of 5 (kids 5, 7 and 10), it easily accommodated us. The pool is a nice break during the hottest part of the day. The rooftop patio is lovely for the sunrise and in the evening.

Alexandra is a wonderful host, she was generous, and gave us lots of great local advice.

The location is in the small village of Kefalas. It's away from the tourist hordes, and the streets are too small to accomodate tourist buses. Perfect! There are two taverns and a couple of markets for groceries (larger supermarket is about 20 minutes away). The taverns have excellent local dishes, and are very generous (with complimentary rakia and deserts at the end of the meal).

Local beaches are 10-20 minutes away by car.

Just superb overall.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing 10 days at this beautiful house. The house and garden have been lovingly and tastefully restored and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We spent most of our time on the terrace or by the pool, enjoying the sea view and soaking up the atmosphere of this rustic and authentic village setting. We received a very warm welcome from Alexandra (as well as some fantastic olive oil made by her husband and some delicious biscuits made by her Mum) which was a great start to what turned out to be a lovely holiday. I hope to return in the not too distant future!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top location for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house from the first moment. Located in a small village with a great sea view it is in perfect order and tastefully furnished and decorated. The terrace is a charming place and the infinity pool is just luxurious.There is comfort everywhere: quiet air conditioners, mosquito nets, comfortable beds, personal care products and so on. The welcome was very warm and friendly with all you need for the first days: fruits, tomatoes, coffee, many cretan delights and much more. The very sympathetic owner takes care of the needs and is easy to reach. We enjoyed the tours to Chania and Rethymno; the highlight was of course the Samaria Gorge. We had a great time at this fantastic location and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

1891 home is an immaculate villa in a lovely location. We loved the historic touches in this restored building and had everything we could need in the villa. The pool was a little cold on some days but that was probably due to the unusually wet weather we experienced. We enjoyed walking through the winding lanes of Kefalas each night to the local taverna, and everyone we met was very friendly, particularly our host Alexandra who helped us out with a couple of difficult situations (not related to the villa) and left us some local treats and fruit. There are two nice seaside towns about 20 minutes drive away and the historic village of Vamos close by. We hope to be back again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Chania international airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Soyda Bay Harbor
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Ombrogialos rocky beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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