Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Xerxes apartment/house, in a rural location in Kastellos Village with communal swimming pools, is on the northwest coast of Crete, about 5 km from Georgioupolis. This flat is part of one of the four stone, traditional Greek flats in Kastellos Village. The Village is located partially in the mountains at the foot of the white mountains and at an elevation of 252 metres. The home is modernly furnished and provided with all comforts, built around communal swimming pools, with large terraces and breathtaking wide views. The building has a small reception, open in the evening, where shopping can be ordered and where the necessary information about the region and the various excursions can be found. The complex is primarily intended for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and want to enjoy the Cretan countryside and landscape. And yet these flats are only 5 km from the popular coastal town of Georgiou polis. Geourgioupolis is located in a beautiful bay with an old port with small fishing boats and has a large beach which stretches for miles. There are many restaurants and tavernas with tasty locally prepared meals and lovely shops. Georgioupolis is located between the large cities of Chania, 35 km and Rethymno 25 km. 5 km away is the freshwater lake of Kournas with water boats and recreation. In the surrounding area there is much to see and explore, and a stay in these flats is a perfect starting point. The kitchen is simple and not suitable for preparing large meals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Chania|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
The Crete region
Crete is an island with an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. After all, it's among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. And, of course, the island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.
Chania, one of the most beautiful towns on the island, is the capital of the western most Chanion district and hosts one of the international airports of the island. In fact, this historic town of 53,000 inhabitants used to be the capital of Crete in living memory, but has now relinquished the part to Heraklion.
The ancient town of Kydonia had been inhabited since Neolithic times and saw prosperity and decline in succession several times in its long history. It flourished mostly under Venetian rule, when it acquired its modern name Chania and was often referred to as 'Venice of the East', a glory now reflected in the inner harbour, Venetian lighthouse, arsenals and castle. While in town, enjoy walking through the historic quarters and along the waterfront, and take a look at the domed Mosque of the Jannissaries. Visit the Archaeological Museum to see a great number of artefacts from sites all over the island, and the Naval Museum if you are interested in model ships and the role of Cretan fighters and the Allies in World War II. The Chanion region combines exquisite natural beauty with historical sites. It is famously rugged and mountainous in the south and centre, as most of it is taken up by the massive Lefka Ori (White Mounts), but still allows the visitor to travel to spectacular sandy beaches in the South West (Elafonissos), West (Falasarna) and all along the northern coast. This walkers' paradise includes at least two walkable gorges slashing through the mountains (Imbros and Samaria), and possibly affords you the only chance to cross stone arched bridges over dry land (the only safe time to cross gorges which double as winter torrent beds is when they are dry!)