Writer's restored stone house in idyllic village of Tsikalaria.
Tsikalaria is at the base of the Malaxa mountain and our house is set at the highest point of the village with only a tiny church, a farm and the mountains behind us.
The house is fully restored and has extensive terraces and views over Chania and Suda Bay.
The second bathroom and study are in their own walled garden. There is a washing machine in the second bathroom. And a fold-up bed in the study.
In the main house we have a double bedroom, one lounge with double convertible couch, dining room, kitchen and small bathroom.
We also have high speed wifi and international TV channels. And a DVD player.
The very extensive front terrace, has tables and chairs and sunbeds in a lovely garden.
There are additional tables and chairs in the walled garden
There are spectacular views of Chania and Souda bay from the roof terrace and a table and chairs to watch the sunset.
A short walk from the house down a winding lane through the grounds of a famous Byzantine church brings you to a Taverna, two Kafeneons, 2 small supermarkets, a butcher and a pharmacy. Larger supernarkets are five minutes drive away.
Another five minute drive or 15 minute walk through olive groves takes you to a friend's swimming pool, which you are welcome to use.
Our house is an excellent place to enjoy the tranquillity of a Cretan village, and the warmth and hospitality of the Cretan people. But it is also a convenient base to explore the rest of western Crete.
Our friend, Stella, lives close by and takes care of the house and the gardens. She will greet you and take you on a short tour of the village.
The house is best suited to a couple, or a couple with up to 3 children who are mobile.