This penthouse apartment is in the tallest building at the highest point of Chania. It is a ten minute walk downhill to the Chania Courthouse Square (Platea Elefteria) where the fashionable meet for coffee and cocktails, and yet sheep are grazing in the hilly fields behind.
The front door of the apartment opens onto a vast living space with a wall of windows overlooking the Cretan Sea and the city. There are four terraces
The decor is modern minimalist. There are two seating areas and two dining areas in the main room.And further seating on the terrace. The lighting is hidden and diffused and there is a glassed-in wood-burning fireplace. In winter we use the apartment to house art exhibitions and the walls are always decorated with the works of some fine local artists.
The main living area is L-shaped and the well-equipped kitchen, which includes a microwave oven and dishwasher is in the left hand corner and overlooks a large terrace which faces the White Mountains. This terrace has a small tiled pool with a waterfall and a light-show, a barbecue and a roof-garden with trees.
The first bedroom has a king-sized bed and a terrace with mountain and city views.There is a bathroom next door which has a bath and shower and houses the large washing machine.
The second bedroom has large twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower, The beds can also be used as a very large double or two small double beds for children..The third bedroom can be used as a study. It has a desk and a double convertible couch. All three bedrooms have generous wardrobe space.
The sofa in the living room can also convert to a double bed
if you look down from the living room windows you will see, in the valley, the picturesque village of Lentariana where people still cultivate their market gardens.
To your left, a mile away, is the Venetian Harbour of Chania and Kri-Kri Island.
Below Lentariana, on the coastal road from the airport to Chania, is historic Chalepa. From the windows you can see the blue dome of its church and the many imposing mansions and consular villas gathered around the Venezelos residence. The marble palace of Prince George, the former governor of the island is next door. It is almost a ruin now, but the colours and the original character are still there.
The villagers, who are living in the large, old family houses opposite this apartment block, still have year-round beautiful balcony gardens and from these they greet their neighbours and the men in vans delivering fresh fish, vegetables and bread. This area is a rich mix, and a good place to witness the resilience and kindness of the Greeks
There is a small supermarket and a baker two minute walk away. Lentariana high street is a five minute drive away; It has a large supermarket, restaurant and coffee shops and a fresh fish shop. The Monday street market is in the Courthouse Square a ten minute walk away.
Beaches and Swimming.
The nearest place to swim is Koulouris rock pool a 5 minute drive away The nearest beach, Koum Kapi, is an eight minute drive minutes drive away, or a 15 minute walk along the river bed below the apartment.
There are two spaces in the secure basement garage
This apartment is suitable for a couple, 2 couples, or a couple with children or 2 couples with children. Or any family group
It is not suitable for groups of young people sharing if they want to play loud music and have parties. Please do not use the instant book option if you are a young group of friends. Email with your details first.