Comfortable 3-bedroom home in the countryside nestled in the olive groves with a view to the sea. Country quiet with the convenience of being only 15 minutes away from the center of town, and 5 minutes by car from the area's 4 lovely sandy beaches.
A perfect combination of countryside living while near everything—shopping, nature, culture, plus easy access to excursions. In this true neighborhood home, one can experience life as a local with the privacy that few homes can offer. This unique combination of a quiet retreat and its close proximity to the city of Chania offers the best of both worlds.
The house was built on our large family plot of several acres, on the hillside overlooking the olive groves and the sea below. The location of the home is ideal, because it is an a sparsely populated area and therefore the home offers privacy and quiet while being near all the practicalities of daily life (supermarkets, shops, bus stop, gas stations, cafes, restaurants, all within minutes, and only 1km from the general hospital), nature (beaches and park minutes away!), and culture (the Old Town of Chania).
Just two kilometers from the center of Chania, with its museums and charming preserved Old Town and the famous Venetian harbor, and one kilometer from the National Road, where one can easily take off for excursions into the White Mountains, the one and only Samaria Gorge, the beaches of southern Crete, as well as Balos beach on the northwestern tip of Gramvousa, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.
The home, positioned in a way to make use ideal use of light and shade, keeping the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, is of a country-modern style, offering modern comforts with a nod to country living. Using traditional local materials of stone and wood, the home is decorated with simple but quality furnishings, while the plentiful windows frame countryside views wherever the eye may rest.
The fully equipped kitchen is spacious and features a large dining table, stove, oven, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, coffeemaker, water boiler, and all the cooking utensils one would need for a home-cooked meal.
Each of the three spacious bedrooms is equally tranquil, all letting out to the gardens. The largest bedroom of the three features a loft with a second double bed.
The gardens of the home offer a whole other world. With two gardens of 400 m2 full of flowers and trees, there are many spots to sit and enjoy quiet and nature during the day. One can enjoy meals on the veranda, at the large wooden dining table, overlooking the olive groves and the sea, or retreat to a secluded spot in the garden to read a book, practice yoga, or drink a glass of wine while tending the barbecue.
The house is located in an ideal locals neighborhood with very friendly neighbors (the next two houses are family, my sisters!), and is private yet not isolated.
Chania’s Golden Beach, which can be seen from the house, is a quick bike ride and a short hike down the hill, for those who don’t want to use the car, will take one right down to the beach. Just beyond there are several other coves and a green pine forest for exploring and hiking, as well as a children’s playground. A treat for the children is the nearby Golden Fun Park, with games, bowling, and ping pong, while parents can relax with their coffee.
Chania’s Old Town with its Venetian Harbor, cafes, restaurants, tavernas, and boutique little shops, is a short drive away by car, and also serviced by bus within walking distance down the hillside to the main road.
A car is idea to get the most out of the area, but the bus can also be used (bus station walking distance--the way back a bit up hill however!)
Please note, the home is located on the hillside, so while it is very convenient to walk down to the beach and to the bus station and shops, the way back is a bit of an uphill walk. There is easy access with the car, however note that the short last bit of the drive is a country road, so it is perfectly drivable but not paved.
Nearest beach: Chrisi Akti, 1.3km (4 min by car, 17min walking)
Agioi Apostoloi Beach 2 km
Bus stop: 900m
Super market Planakis(24h open):900m
Super market VASILOPOULOS: 950m
Super market SYNKA: 1,4km
Super market LIDL:1,6km
Multistore JUMBO: 1 km
Gas station: 1,1km
Playground GOLDEN FUN PARK:1,4km
National Highway :1km
Chania : 2 km
Agia Marina: 7 km
Platanias: 8 km
Port of Souda: 10km
Chania Airport : 17km
Herakleion airport: 142km
The time of arrival and departure depends on the reservation we have before and after your stay. We always make every effort to offer you a completely clean house as soon as possible and of course, depending on the arrival time of our next guests, a late check-out may be available.