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Fantastic penthouse with wrap-around views of Chania

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,098 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Chania penthouse suitable for couples and families.

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 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, a terrace with mountain and city views, and a next-door bathroom.

The second bedroom has large twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a bath. 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

The Views:

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.

More Details

Vivien Lincoln-Gryff
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018

About Vivien Lincoln-Gryff

My husband is an ex arts editor and a novelist. I write about cats. We have owned a house in Chania for 12 years and know Crete very well..

Vivien Lincoln-Gryff purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Vivien Lincoln-Gryff chose Chania

We chose this property of the huge space and the spectacular views of Chania and the White Mountains.

Also because the apartment faces west and has great sunsets but keeps cool.

And because I don't drive and I can walk into Chania.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment has wrap-around views of Chania the Cretan Sea and the White Mountains.

The penthouse occupies the entire 10th floor of the building.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chania in Crete

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2098 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 large singles can be joined as extra large King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - Double sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Bed
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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Fantastic penthouse with wrap-around views of Chania
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect penthouse for your stay in Chania

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment is perfect with magnificent views of Chania. The property is clean, fully functioning and isn't missing a thing! The apartment is spacious, nicely decorated and inviting! The host is just as inviting, kind and helpful. I would definately recommend this penthouse to my friends and family and would go back to stay at this same place except I would choose to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Il est difficile de critiquer quand tout est parfait!

Vivien et Chris sont des hôtes charmants, à l'écoute et de très bons conseils. Nous avons suivi et testé toutes leurs adresses et n'avons jamais été déçus que ce soient pour les visites, les plages ou les bonnes tavernes!

Quand à l'appartement, il est spacieux, facile à vivre, avec une vue magnifique, proche des grands axes permettant les visites et du Centre ville sans être trop dans le bruit

Rien ne manque et il est décoré avec beaucoup de goût.

Chacun y a trouvé sa place, nous étions 2 familles avec 2 grands adolescents

Dans la cuisine, quelques produits "de démarrage" nous ont permis de commencer notre séjour sans courrir faire les courses et le 1er matin Viven nous a gentiment déposé quelques viennoiseries locales, merci!

Nous ne pouvons que conseiller ce penthouse qui vous permet de passer des vacances en Crête formidables

Vievien et Chris MERCI Beaucoup pour tout, vous êtes aussi les acteurs de nos vacances réussies! THANKS A LOT

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh! This is hard to live up to. But Isabelle and her family were well organised, self-sufficient and extremely charming. The ideal guests.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Chania, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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