An ambient, 19th century mini-home for the discerning guest.
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About PANAGIOTIS ZACHARIOU
Born and raised in Chania, after an Odyssey abroad I returned to my birthplace, which I have always coνsidered to be one of the most beautiful "playgrounds" for anyone who possesses the virility and the imagination to enjoy it to its full potential. With interests varying from extreme sports to music and writing (as a published writer), I am hard pressed for choices of what activity to tackle first on just about every morning I wake in the birthplace of European civilization. My only grievance in life is that there are not enough hours in a day to do the things I love in this microcosm of the best that life has to offer. You will know exactly what I mean when we stroll to the seashore with cups of coffee in hand just a few steps from my home to the seashore.
PANAGIOTIS ZACHARIOU purchased this Guest House in 1997
Why PANAGIOTIS ZACHARIOU chose Halepa
It is the only and oldest, fully renovated 19th century home in the district, whereas the rest of the properties in the area are converted tanneries. Its thick stone walls makes for the ideal micro-climate to have a restful night's sleep in one of the quietest neighborhoods during the sleeping hours. Its proximity to the waterfront and everything that is traditional is an advantage of the location, which is one of the most unique attractions unspoilt by the mass tourism industry of Crete.
What makes this Guest House unique
The provided kayak, the patio and the gym will add quality to the stay of anyone who is gifted with the prowess of energy and imagination.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Our neighborhood boasts not only the privilege of being in one of the most picturesque seaside historical locations of the city, the tannery district, but also of not having lost the pulse of its initial function, as it hosts the sole surviving traditional tannery, operating under the strictest sanitary conditions in respect of the touristic development of the region. Ιn fact, it is of such significance that schools and agencies organize field trips to visit it.
With the exception of rare, periodic sounds of the nearby tannery in the mid-morning hours, the neighborhood is one of the quietest in town.
Beyond this, the city's most famous (not to mention "most picturesque") sea tavern, "Thalassino Ageri", is located a mere 100 meters from the home, where you can dine literally beside the naturally formed sea pool with the unique view of the city outlined by a horizon that provides one of the most breath-taking sunset views. Apart from the cove right in front of your house, within a short walking distance, you can swim at the famous "Kouloura" swim spot - a picturesque, natural pool encircled by rocks frequented by the locals. Kids and grown-ups alike have a blast diving off the rocks there.
You are also within a short walking distance from fine cafes, taverns, museums and supermarkets. But perhaps one of the greatest advantages of our neighborhood is that it has retained its local Greek character, unlike other areas that cater to mass tourism at the expense of an original experience in the island.
Considering all this, it is no wonder that we have chosen to call our premises a "Mikrokosmos"; for it is truly a microcosm of the pulse of life in Crete.