Apokoronas is one of the most historic and beautiful areas of Crete, a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of the Byzantine Empire would reside and enjoy wealth and beauty. In many places the Cretan architectural tradition developed from the 16th century onwards, has been influenced by Venetians.
LITHOS, a private traditional house dating from 1800 and open to visitors since 2006 is located in the fine village of Tzitzifes, with close access to roads to the north and the south of Crete. The village has a traditional cafe and two traditional cretan restaurants (about 600 meters from the house) where delicious plates and treats are served.
LITHOS consists of two separate apartments which can accommodate up to 3 persons each. Both apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, bathroom with bathtub and wood-burning stoves for winter. One of them has an old - style oven and a wine press. Outside there is a large vine-covered courtyard with trees and flowers of the area and a lovely private swimming pool. The visitor will surely be impressed by the space which is decorated with antiques and offers calmness and relaxation, allowing him to escape from daily routine.
The beautiful stone walls outside, the traditional oven, the barbeque and the swimming pool offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay in beautiful natural surroundings away from the bustle of tourism. Scents and colours of the thyme, oregan, jasmine and other cretan plants and flowers give the visitor unique moments. The area has traditional cafes and taverns with delicious cretan plates and industries with local products (wine, cheese etc.). Relax in a unique place and take a journey into the past time. Information about the area, books with cretan nutrition and maps of the island are also provided.
Located: Tzitzifes Apokoronou - Chania (35 km from Chania, 35 km from Rethymnon)
Category: Traditional House
Indoor facilities: Αir-conditioning (free), Wi-Fi access (free), fully equipped kitchen in both apartments, bathroom with bathtub in both apartments, security safe, maps and information.
Outdoor facilities: Private swimming pool, deckchairs, sun umbrellas.