|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Fenareti's house is located in a small village of Apokoronas in Chania. The calmness of the village in combination with the beauty of the nature make the accommodation really pleasing. The house has a special architectural style as it is built amphitheatrically on the roots of a mountain and its spaces are shaped in different levels. The main construction materials of the house are wood and stones, offering a unique sense of relaxation and tranquillity.
At its about 130 sqm Fenareti offers a big sitting room with fireplace and two stone sofas, a full comforted kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. At the lower level of the house is located the second bedroom with beautiful view at the sea and the village's champaign.
Fenareti's house is available all year round. The property is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends who look for something special and want to avoid clamorousness towns and live the traditional way of life at a traditional Crete village.
Apokoronas brief history: Apokoronas is one of the five provinces of Chania Prefecture, in its Northeastern part. During the ancient times the word 'Apokoronas' is not at all mentioned. The only thing names that are mentioned are those of the villages of the province. During the Byzantine Era there is a reference of the name of the region as a village. As a Province it is referred to the Venetian Occupation of Crete, however, without knowing the exact limits of the area at that time. As a toponymy it is mentioned as 'Apikonna' in the Convention between the Byzantine General Vatatzis and the Duke of Crete Ioustiani in 1236.
Neo Horio and nearby: Neo Horio, 24km from the town of Chania, rests comfortably against the side of a hill overlooking a lush valley of olive and orange groves. Its name means 'New village', and that because it was built in the ruins of a village destroyed by invaders of Crete. In the center of the village several 'kafeneia' (coffee shops) are located who serve coffes, refreshments and drinks, and from the evening the bake the most famous souvlaki in Crete!
From the top of Neo Horio, if you look northwards over the valley you can see the azure waters of the Mediterranean, about 4km away, glimmering under the glory of the sun. There lies the coastal village of Kalyves. However, nestled in the valley between Kalyves and Neo Horio lies the village of Armenous with its famous underground springs of water, and its traditional restaurants
Fenareti's House-How to get there: The house's name was taken by the landlady's name, Fenareti. Also, famous Greek philosopher Sokrates' mother name was Fenareti. Fenareti’ s House constructed in 1780, at the centre of Neo Horio. It was built in three levels according to the slope of the ground. In 1993 it was refurbished by the present owners with respect to the landscape and the environment. New owner’s ambition was to create a house that would offer a comfortable accommodation to every demanding visitor.How to get there?
-Fenareti's house is just 27 km from Chania's airport (CHQ) via national road
-Flights available from www.olympicair.com - www.aegeanair.com (for internal flights) / www.cheapflight.co.uk-ryanair.com-www.easyjet.com
-Fenareti's house is just 20 km from Souda's port via national road.
-For boat tickets from www.anek.gr
-Car hire available directly from airport from a variety of big companies
-Fenareti's house is just 2km far from the National Road E75 (leading from Kissamos to Aghios Nikolaos)
Loved the location and the house, especially the patio. Great little garden. Georgia who met us was great and we enjoyed the supplies provided. For Americans, the bed for 2 is a small double. Other beds are singles. Also there are stair steps into every room in the house and no rails. Not good for children or unsteady folks.
We had a great holiday in this apartment in a traditional Cretan village. It is lovely and spacious and has a large sunny terrace with a lemon tree and shady grapevine and a wonderful view. Kalyves is a nice little seaside town just a few minutes away by car and has several good seafront retaurants and sandy beaches. The nearby town of Chania is also very picturesque and with a beautiful harbour and there are plenty of places to go in this part of Crete: spectacular beaches, a water park and ancient sites. The Fenareti's were very hospitable and helpful and cleaned the apartment for us regularly.
La maison est bien située, belle vue, confortable et accueillante comme ses propriétaires, belle plage à 10 min en voiture.
This is the second time we have stayed here.The house is ideally situated for Kalives,Chania and of course Nio Chorio for a meal and drinks.The owners are very friendly and always at the end of a telephone if needed.We have had a great time here and would thoroughly recommend it.Always left on the table on arrival is local olive oil,raki,fruit etc.Just sitting on the terrace overlooking the village and out to sea,what a way to relax.
Nous avons profité de cette maison pendant deux semaines au cours de l'été, en famille avec deux enfants de 8 et 11 ans. La situation est idéale, sans promiscuité, très facile d'accès de la route nationale pour aller à Chania ou Rethymnon, ou Heraklion (environ 2h00), très proche des plages, tout en étant dans l'arrière pays préservé des foules d'estivants, aux taverna aux prix très raisonnables, et dans un village aux commerçants très accueillants. Il existe par ailleurs de nombreux sites intéressants à proximité (Akrotiri et ses monastères, gorges de Theriso, vieux village de Vamos, site antique d'Aptera). La maison est vaste, parfaitement équipée, très agréable, parfaite pour une famille avec enfants. La location était très propre, et les draps et serviettes étaient changés deux fois par semaine. La terrasse ombragée, en surplomb du village, a une superbe vue, tant sur la vallée de champs d'oliviers, les montagnes, le fort d'Aptera que la mer en fond ! Les photos présentées ici ne la représentent pas au mieux, et c'est dommage. Une mention spéciale pour un des chats du village dont la présence a fait la joie de nos enfants. Tout ceci ne serait rien sans la gentillesse des propriétaires, qui nous ont gracieusement offert de l'huile d'olive, du vin et des oranges bio de leur production. Attentifs à nous retirer tout souci, ils nous ont efficacement dépannés lorsque nous avons rencontré un problème plusieurs jours après notre départ (oubli de clés dans la maison). Après plusieurs séjours différents en Crète par le passé, c'est sans aucune hésitation que nous reviendrions à cette adresse, et nous pensons la conseiller à des amis prochainement.
We had a very good time at Fenareti's house. A very nice place with nice terras with view on the sea and the mountains.The booking went very easy with very fast email responses. At arrival, we were welcomed and guided to the house. The house cleaning during our stay was excellent, and the checkout was easy. All our contants with the house owners were very friendly.
The house is located in a picturesque neighborhood of the traditional village of Apokoronas – Nio Chorio - being just 100m walk from the local, traditional style cafés and taverns, while just five minutes drive from the sea, 24km drive from the center of Chania and only 2km far from the National Road E75 (leading from Kissamos to Aghios Nikolaos), being a perfect base to explore the whole island.
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