Six bedroom historical listed house in Kefalas Apokoronas with large private pool. Located fifteen minutes drive from Georgioupoli Beach.
Prices include 13% vat
book early and get an immediate 15% discount also for 2 weeks stay another 15% immediate discount is available
substancial discounts for 25 days or more August.
will undergo major renovation this year so we will not open untill June 2016.
ask for our return customer discount code date of previous stay required.
400m2 house with 6 bedrooms with a pool located in the village of kefalas the house is a listed historic monument it has 4main bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms plus a wc. also thereare 2 bedrooms in the common yard . the house has a private pool of 6 by 14 meters long all available to you. the village of kefalas is near hania and approximately 45 minutes away also 45 minutes away from rethymno. the beach of georgioupoli is 15 minutes away as is the beach of almyrida.Kefalas is a village and a community on the island of Crete, Greece, 282m above sea level. It is in Vamos municipal unit in the Apokoronas region. The community consists of the villages Kefalas, Drapanos and Palailoni.
Kefalas owes its name to the first residents there, called the Kephalades, the leaders of the Byzantine settlers sent to Crete in 1182. It is about five minutes by car from the village of Vamos itself and about 10 minutes to Almyrida beach on the northwest coast of the island. A picturesque village right on the northeast edge of the Drapanos peninsula, built facing the sea with interesting architecture, Kefalas is well preserved. It is of interest to visitors with its village streets, sea views and tavernas. Eight churches can be found here. (Local residents talk of up to 25 churches in total, many of which are hidden in private gardens.) The views from Kefalas to the Bay of Georgioupolis and the Cretan White Mountains are spectacular and on a clear day Rethymno can be seen. Kefalas is largely unspoiled by tourism and the old traditional way of life still remains, although many new houses and developments have sprung up around the village for tourists.
As you approach Kefalas from Vamos you will see a stone structure with welcome notes in Greek and English. This is the tiny church of The Saint of Miracles, and was built by Vangelis, the museum curator (c.f. below). It is open to the public and offers views across the villages of Ksirosterni and Vamos to the Cretan White Mountains.
In Kefalas Square you can see the old school (now renovated and reopened as a School of Environmental Studies). Immediately on the left of the school is a very old house, which has been renovated and turned into a museum. It is filled with artefacts, donated by the villagers, to represent a typical village house from the previous century. An outhouse, across the yard to the rear, holds farming implements and various tools. The museum is open most summer evenings until 10 pm. Entrance is free but small donations are welcomed and help to pay for its upkeep. It will also be opened, on demand, if the curator (Vangelis) is available. He can be contacted via either of the two supermarkets. Also in the square are a taverna, a large church and a statue bearing the names of local people who died during the war.
Kefalas has no beach and no road to the sea. However, there is a rock-strewn ravine, down which one can walk to emerge part way down the Ombrosgialos road (c.f. below). The track begins at "to spiti ble" (The Blue House) at 35°24'45.68"N 24°14'58.51"E. It can be reached by car and there is room to park. It is possible to walk back up the Ombrosgialos road to Palailoni, and along the road to Kefalas.The Church of St Thomas the Apostle is one of the few Anglican Churches in Crete. It’s chapel is situated in the small, rural village of Kefalas in the Apokoronas area of Crete, east of Chania. A Holy Communion service is held every Sunday in the adjacent Tabernacle. The Church is led by Rev. Terry Wilcock.