This impeccable house of 120m², sets on a total plot of 600m², is close to the beautiful village of Almyrida where there are restaurants, cafes and tavernas overlooking the emerald waters, supermarkets, and an incredible sandy beach. Also, Kalyves village is only a few minutes’ drive where you can find all the amenities you may need.
A beautiful tiled staircase leads to the main entrance of the house and the outdoor spaces.
The outside spaces feature a front terrace, leading to the swimming pool, the roof terrace and the BBQ area; a side terrace, having an open area to chill out during the day and night while leading to the roof terrace; and a pergola-shaded roof terrace with lounge furniture that allow you to sunbathe under the Greek Mediterranean weather during the day, or alternatively indulge in a drink overlooking the crystal blue waters of the pool during the evening.
The well-manicured garden surrounds the house with trees and colorful flowers offering its guests privacy and tranquility.
Close to the swimming pool, there is a barbeque grill oven with a summer kitchen, where you can spend wonderful times with friends and family as you prepare your meals and dinners.
Entering the main entrance of the house, there is a bright and airy open living room/dining room and a kitchen, with an elegant decoration and huge sliding doors opening to the front terrace and the swimming pool, where you can enjoy memorable moments with your loved ones during the day and specially during the sunset.
The very high quality fitted kitchen has a modern design and a high quality specification – including soft closing drawers with glass fronted wall and sleek stainless handles, ceramic hob, oven, and fridge/freezer.
Preparing lunch or dinner with the best of the White Mountains views from the window above the sink.
The master bedroom has ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, a/c and two balconies doors that leads to the barbeque area and the swimming pool.
There are two more bedrooms with wardrobes, a/c and balconies, while the main bathroom features a full-sized drop-in bathtub with glass screen and vanity units.
The house features a guest house of 40m², consisting of an open living room/kitchen area, a bedroom and a bathroom with shower and vanity units.
It’s beautifully decorated and it’s ideal for those who need a little privacy and tranquility!
All rooms are equipped with a/c, while the house has solar power system, autonomous heat system, internet, parking spaces.
The stone walls surrounding the property define clear boundaries and create a safe environment to seat and enjoy your day in the outdoor spaces.
Due to its proximity to all kind of facilities, the long sandy beaches, and the two picturesque villages of Almyrida and Kalyves this is the perfect base to admire a laid back life in healthy environment and discover the beauty and history of the island.
The Apokoronas region spreads to the east of Chania with its seaside villages enjoying excellent views to the entrance of Souda bay and the Akrotiri peninsula across. It is a very fertile area (olive trees, vines, avocado trees, orange lemon and mandarin trees) with several sandy beaches at Almirida,Plaka, Kalives and Georgioupolis. Apokoronas is one of the most picturesque areas of the province of Chania with many attractive and authentic villages like Armeni, Nio Chorio, Samonas, Ramni etc.
Almirida, 4 kilometers from Kalives, and 32 kms from Chania, originally a small fishing village, remains an unspoilt small resort. There are a variety of water sports available and many tavernas right on the sea front serving locally caught fish and fresh local cuisine. The beautiful Blue Flag awarded beaches in Almyrida have soft Golden sand, clear water and are very safe for children as they shelve gently to the sea. Sun beds and umbrellas are available.
There are a bakery, several bars, supermarkets and shops. A taxi rank and bus services into Chania town are all within easy walking distance. The Almirida Beach Hotel and the Almirida Residence Hotel are open to non residents and have internet facilities as well as a 10 pin bowling lane and a lovely sun terrace complemented with an infinity pool. There is a limited bus service to Kalives and Chania. At the entrance to Almirida archaeologists discovered an ancient Mosaic which belongs to the 5th century Church. Two kms from Almirida, village Plaka has several coffee shops and a couple of tavernas serving excellent home made food.T
he village has a lovely square dominated by the local church and surrounded by shady trees ,coffee shops and a couple of tavernas serving local specialities. Just a few minutes drive up the hill from Plaka, Kokkino Chorio is famous for its part in the filming of Zorba The Greek; nearly all the village participated. Anthony Quinn is still talked about in the village kafenions!!
The ancient Castle of Aptera and the Roman cisterns are 15 minutes drive away.
From here in addition to the interesting historical and archeological finds, the visitor can enjoy breathtaking views to the White Mountains, Drapanos Peninsula and the entrance to Souda Bay.
The historical village of Gavalochori is situated just a few kms inland from Almirida, on the road to Vamos and was named after the Byzantine family Gavalodon who lived there about 1200AD. The village has many old buildings which are being lovingly restored.
In the centre of the village there is a shop exhibiting traditional arts and crafts of the local women (the famous “copanelli” bobbin lace).
There is also a folklore museum. As in every Cretan village a kafeneion shaded by old mulberry trees and a couple of tavernas at the end of the village square, could not be missing!
Vamos is a working village where life goes on Greek pace all year around. Well situated at the centre of the Apokoronas peninsula has easy access from all the surrounding villages.
Vamos is the capital village of the Apokoronas region. It boasts a Health Clinic with 24 hour medical care, petrol stations, a bank with ATM, a Post Office, 2 bakeries, 2 small well stocked supermarkets, pharmacy, a Greek cheese/deli shop, several kafeneions, kiosk for cigarettes, sweets etc., two hairdressers and a barber and last but not least, some excellent tavernas serving delicious Greek food with a modern twist that are open all year round.
There is an increasing awareness of the conservation status of this area and many old houses are being restored to their former glory; part of this activity includes an art café from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the area and an organic shop selling local produce.
Kalives is a seaside village, retaining the original character and the local lifestyle. There are several small traditional shops, like butcher, grocer and of course bakeries famous for their excellent cheese and spinach pies (tyropita and spanakopita).
There are several tavernas, either by the sea or in the village square, supermarkets, ceramic and jewelry shops and the traditional barrel maker (who also produces wine). In the central square, the dominating Aghia Paraskevi church is open to locals and visitors, whereas opposite, under the shade of the old plane tree, there are two “kafeneion” (coffee shops) and a couple of restaurants: the perfect spot to seat and watch the world go by! Kalives has two excellent sandy beaches, one at each end of the village.
The one near our apartments is very long and sandy with a beach taverna, that rarely gets crowded: the other one, 1 km away, is at the end of the central village and is hosting the small harbor. Here, another great selection of tavernas by the seafront, offer excellent meals.
The White Mountains beyond the village provide a dramatic backdrop that contrasts the sandy beaches. Kalives, without being spoiled by tourism, provides all the necessary amenities for couples and families. Lovely colorful churches, several shops and supermarkets blend-in perfectly with the tourist accommodation that includes from small cottages, to apartment complexes, hotels and luxury villas.