This lovely home for sale is just five years old, well arranged over two floors to offer fabulous living space boasting a wealth of stunning interior and contemporary features throughout and is currently arranged as a three bedroom house, while also offering an impressive self contained two bedroom apartment on the lower ground floor with its own separate entrance.
The main house is arranged on the ground and first floor and comprises of well equipped fitted kitchen with lovely cupboards and access to a beautiful balcony with pergola. With separate space to dine, and separate living room with cozy fireplace, all spaces are on different levels, as one of the modern standards of our times. There is also an extra room used as an office and a WC.
Via internal staircase one is lead to the first floor, of which all floors and ceilings are wooden and where three (3) bedrooms with fitted wardrobes are, coming with their own balconies, giving the opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshiny days of Crete!
You also will be amazed by the luxury of the big bathroom, while taking your relaxing bath, and furthermore an additional small kitchen is found at the first floor for the convenience of the residents.
The lower ground floor apartment of 70m² comprises of a wonderful kitchen, a beautiful dining room, two (2) bedrooms, as well as one (1) bathroom. At the moment this apartment is let for 350 Euros per month, an opportunity adding an extra income to the buyer of this house.
Some of the features of the houses are: central heating, solar panels, A/C throughout, security alarm system -internal and external-, and storage space.
The whole land is stone fenced and comes along with beautiful garden.
Akrotiri Peninsula lies just 10km away from the main city of Chania. The best thing about Akrotiri is it remains largely untouched by tourism, with quaint little villages nestling close to the coastline or sitting proudly in the hillsides of the peninsula. You will find a lot of villages around this area and some amazing white sandy beaches, where you will find yourselves the only person on the beach.
Another point of interest that attracts people to the area of Akrotiri is the catacombs, tombs and caves in the area as well as some easily walk able gorges and ravines. The Akrotiri Peninsula, its charming villages and rugged scenery is a must for people who want to see a little of the real Crete.
A lot of visitors to Crete come to see the amazing architecture of the many monasteries and churches that are spread through the Cretan countryside. The area of Akrotiri peninsula is “blessed” with many fine churches, many from the Byzantine era with frescos and golden artwork adorning them as they did many over 500 years ago.
One fine example is the Monastery of Aghia Triada of Tzagaroli situated on the northwest of Akrotiri, open almost daily with a small museum. Also search out the Nuns¢ Monastery of Agios Ioannis, a 17th century building near Korakies.
Some other churches you may want to visit are Agios Ioannis the Hermit - Katholiko, which is considered the oldest monastery in Crete dating from the 6th century. Also try taking a visit to Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis located in the gorge of Mavre, near Pazinos village. For some excellent photo opportunities a visit to Kalogreon Monastery which is pictured on the bottom right with the lovely flora cascading from the monastery.
As mentioned earlier there are only a few well known beaches within the Akrotiri peninsula, all of these beaches are awarded the Blue Flag beach award year on year. The main beaches are Stavros beach, Marathi beach, Tersanas & Maherida beaches, Agios Onoufrios beach, Loutraki beach and the beach of Kalathas.Although some of the beaches are small, most have local Tavernas offering excellent Greek dishes including freshly caught Octopus, fish and even the local delicacy of sea urchin.
The wide area of Akrotiri offers a complete range of facilities to satisfy all visitors.Luxurious hotel resorts, family owned apartments for rent, picturesque taverns, water sports, playgrounds, fitness centers, a water park, a horse riding center, a few bars (for intense night life though, Hania town is only a 20 minutes ride), organised excursions, car rentals and even more can be found in Akrotiri.The friendly and hospitable character of the local people is paramount in every step you take in this lovely place.
Akrotiri has approximately 10.000 inhabitants. Some of them live in the charming and traditional villages; others live in attractive small new suburbs of Profitis Ilias, Kounoupidiana, Korakies, Kalathas, Agios Ounoufrios, etc. Kounoupidiana serves as the “centre” of Akrotiri and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and other services, and is in addition home to The Polytechnic University of Crete. The road network is good and with frequent bus service to Chania.
The villages of Akrotiri are : Sternes, Horafakia, Mouzouras, Argoylides, Aroni, Agios Nikolaos, Pazinos , Anemomyloi, Marathi, Kathiana, Kampani, Stavros, Kalorouma, Hordaki, Rizosklopo, and Agia Zoni.
Akrotiri is only ten to twenty minutes by car from Chania and ten minutes from the international airport. With its picturesque Venetian harbour and charming historical town, Chania, seeped in culture, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece.
Akrotiri is also known as the Holy Mountain of Crete due to its many churches and monasteries. Some of the most famous are the monasteries of Agia Triada built in the 17th century, and the Monastery of Gouvernetou of the 16th century. The Monastery of St. John the Hermit, dating back to the 6th or 7th century, is found within a steep ravine where one may arrive by stepping down 385 steps. The Catholicon of this Monastery which is built into the rocks of the mountain side is considered the first monastery built on the Crete. Akrotiri with its amazing diversity is truly Crete at its best!
Kalathas (8km from Hania)
Porofarago (14km from Hania)
Agiofarago (18km from Hania)
Agios Antonios (18km from Hania)
Poro Mavre (16km from Hania)
Lera /Stavros area
Arkalospilio /3km from the M.Gouvernetou
Aherospilio & Agios Ioannis / near M.Katholiko
The coast line around Akrotiri is rocky and steep, with only a few sandy beaches, protected in small bays. There are also three small islets very close to the coast. The most important is the islet of Souda with a Venetian fortress and a light house.
The beaches are very clean and awarded every single year with the blue flag.
Kalathas / 9km from Hania
Agios Onoufrios / 8km from Hania
Tersanas & Maherida / 12km from Hania
Stavros / 15km from Hania
Marathi / 16km from Hania
Akrotiri justifies its name as "The Holly Mountain of Crete" due to its monasteries and churches.
The most important are:
Holly Trinity - Tzangaroloi - 15,5 km from Chania
Named after its founders - end of 16th century - Jeremiah and Laurentius Giagarolo brothers from a noble Venetian family
- Lady of the Angels - Gouverneto - 18km from ChaniaBuilt on a small plateau at 260m a.s.l. One of the oldest monasteries in Crete (15th century)
Agios Ioannis the Hermit - Katholiko - 3km from M.GouvernetoIs considered to be the oldest monastery in Crete (6th-10th century) with hermitages like those of Meteora
Nuns' Monastery of Agios Ioannis - At Korakies, 7km from Chania - 17th century
Agios Ioannis Eleimon (merciful) - 17th century
M. dependency of Agios Antonios & Temple in the bear's cave (Arkoudiotissa), near Katholiko monastery
Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis, in the gorge of Mavre, near Pazinos village