The house is of 120sqm size, contained by an elevated ground floor with a semi-basement that can be turned into an independent apartment.
Entering the house, there is an open plan living and dining room area, also armed with a fireplace for the cold winter days, beautifully designed with vitrail glass paintings.
Two balcony doors lead you to a covered, arched designed terrace of 17sqm with a magnificent and open view to the sea, Kalathas and Kounoupidiana suburbs, as well as to Stavros Mountain where the film “Zorbas”, in which Antony Quinn was the main actor, was shot.
Moving straight ahead by the entrance, there is the kitchen equipped with all the electrical devices, and with its own balcony where there is a 10 steps staircase that leads you to the garden. It is also consisted of a warehouse, closed to the kitchen, and a WC with a shower and a big mirror.
An internal 3-steps staircase leads you directly to 3 bedrooms with comfortable ceiling to floor closets, supplied with a/c and balconies with mountain and sea views.
In this area, there is the second bathroom, which is bigger and consists of a bathtub, multiple cupboards to organize your personal hygiene and cleaning belongings, and the laundry area.
Last but not least, it’s suited with aluminum frames with double glazed windows and shutters, its own solar water heater, autonomous heating infrastructure and alarm system.
Only 12km away from Chania and 3km from Kounoupidiana, a beautiful suburb that gives you an easy access to all the amenities you may need; Stavros beach is only 3km far away, so you can have your swim anytime you desire it, and of course only 7km from the airport.
Set in a peaceful location, at the edge of the village, in close distance to the sea and sandy beaches (Kalathas beach, Tersanas and Stavros beach), with fine views of the White Mountains.
Chorafakia is a small and quiet settlement north-west of the town of Chania on the peninsula of Akrotiri. Some very nice beaches are close by and the international airport of Chania and the town are in a small distance reachable.
Akrotiri lies 10 km north-east from the Venetian harbor of Chania. Here are the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos, the airport of Chania and the port of Souda. Akrotiri is a place for nature lovers, with interesting walking and hiking paths through the unspoilt gorges with amazing diversity, natural beauty and living traditions.
Its dry climate combined with the sea breeze forms an ideal environment not only for people but also for the farm products which are renowned for their high quality and taste. With picturesque sandy beaches, all awarded with the Blue Flag, century-old monasteries and churches, impressive caves with rich lithological and archaeological interest, historical monuments, Akrotiri attracts many visitors every year, who enjoy Cretan hospitality and nature at their best.
"Akrotiri" (the Cape) is the common name of the peninsula that lies to the north-east of the city of Chania and administratively constitutes the Municipality of Akrotiri of the county of Kydonia of the prefecture of Chania. The official name of the peninsula is "MELECHAS" while its ancient name was "Kyamon".
Its 10.000 residents live in around 20 villages and settlements. The town hall is at the village of Pithari 6,5 km away from Chania. Other villages are: Sternes, Horafakia, Kounoupidiana, Mouzouras, Korakies, Argoylides, Aroni, Agios Nikolaos, Pazinos (or Paxinos), Anemomyloi, Marathi, Kathiana, Kalathas, Kampani, Stavros, Kalorouma, Hordaki, Rizosklopo, Agia Zoni and Profitis Ilias.
The road network is quite extensive and in good condition, reaching all the villages and beaches of Akrotiri. There is also a very frequent bus connection with Chania.
The biggest part of the area is flat except from the eastern side which is rocky with a rugged hill range (the highest being Sklopa: 528m high)-giving the impression of high mountains - and pierced by a few gorges that end to the sea in some very scenic rocky coves.
Another characteristic of those hills are the numerous caves that can be found there, with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites sometimes with amazing shapes. Findings of archaeological and historical interest prove that the caves were used as a place of worship as well as a refuge from the invasions of pirates.
- 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 and 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 and 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 Chania
- Built 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.Gouverneto is 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 and Temple in the bear's cave (Arkoudiotissa), near Katholiko monastery
- Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis, in the gorge of Mavre, near Pazinos village