Amazing Views of the Lake!!!
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
These two unique villas are located in the most panoramic point of the region Kournas. They are built in a way that wherever you are you can enjoy the unique view of the lake and the White Mountains, also with a magnificent backdrop to the deep bay of Georgioupolis and the deep blue of the Cretan Sea. As they are situated in the heart of Apokoronas, just outside the traditional village Kournas, the villas are the ideal starting point for all kinds of tours around the area. Explore the lake and the Cretan nature, visit Crete's north and south coast, admire the island's tradition and culture and enjoy its hospitality.
As you walk in each one of the 120sqm villas, the living room along with a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table is situated there for you. Two Sofas that can turn into beds, a High Definition TV and a WC can be found also on the ground floor. Walking up the stairs and heading up to the second floor, 2 bedrooms with one double bed and one with two single beds can be found.
The ideal location in the hilly area of Apokoronas, but only 3 km from the beaches of Georgioupolis, amidst mountains, lakes and the sea, allows you for short walks and longer excursions to experience the Cretan nature and our people.
o Magnificent view and 2 private pools (50m2, 1m-1.60m deep)
o Outside lounges on verandas and balconies
o Garden lawn around the villas
o Air conditioning
o Central heating
o Free Internet Access
o Satellite television - DVD
o Private parking space
o Dining 6 people - three-seat sofa
o Fully equipped kitchen
o Oven - fridge - freezer
o Washing machine
o Iron and ironing board
o 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
o 1 bedroom with double bed
o 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds
o large closets
o Weekly garden and pool maintenance
o Change of sheets and towels 2 times a week
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kavros 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Crete region
The city of Chania was built on the ruins of ancient Kydonia. The old town is surrounded by the Venetian walls built in the 15th century and it preserves its Venetian architecture. Narrow streets, old buildings, many of them renovated, create a unique atmosphere and take us back in time. The Venetian harbour is renowned not only for its beauty, but also for its various shops, restaurants and bars, simply, you can find anything you need to enjoy your holidays.
Chania has an international airport and the big port of Souda. In the heart of the city is the Municipal Market, a building in the shape of a cross which was completed in the year 1913 according to the plans of the covered market of Marseille. The Municipal Market hosts various traditional shops and small taverns. Close to the Market is the Municipal Garden, where you can relax and have your children run and play and see a pair of Kri Kri, Crete's wild goat.
Chania is the hometown of many important personalities. There are important foundations, such as the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” at Chalepa Square. On the hill over Chalepa you can admire the magnificent view of the whole Chania city while visiting the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos.
Rethymno is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. The old city of Rethymno still preserves its old urban structure to a great extend, formed during the Venetian period and later reformed during the Turkish occupation. It has been declared a protected historical monument and a traditional settlement.
Apokoronas is one of the five former provinces of Chania prefecture and is situated at the northeast part of the prefecture. Kournas is one of the area's traditional villages. The area of Apokoronas extends from the foothills of Lefka Ori north to the beach, with several gulfs, such the gulf of Almyros and Georgioupolis.
Kournas Lake, 3 km from Georgioupolis, is the southern lake of whole Europe. It is created thanks to the underground water coming down from Lefka Ori and is trapped by the impervious rocks within the natural basin.
Lake Kournas was known in antiquity as Lake Koressia. Its current name comes from the Arabic language and means bathtub and lake. The lake's dark waters impress not only the visitors but also the natives, thus there is the belief that it is bottomless. The lake has some more legends and of course its own water nymph who appears on moonlit nights, combing her hair.
The villas lie above Lake Kournas on the north end of Chania prefecture, almost in the middle between Chania (40 km to the east) and Rethymno (30 km to the west). From Kournas you can easily get to the highway (1000 m) and visit Chania, the Omalos plateau, the Samaria Gorge (79 km), Fragokastelo and other places in Chania prefecture, or drive west and visit Rethymno with the impressive castle or Heraklion and Knossos (105 km), an important town in the antiquity.
There are daily departures from Piraeus to the port of Souda, only 30 km form the lake. You could also travel by aeroplane to Chania or Heraklion from Athens or most European cities
What to do around the lake:
Kournas Lake is one of the favourite destinations for all Crete visitors. It is the ideal place to relax while going for a nice walk. Walking all around the lake with the blue and green water takes less than an hour (3,5 km. ). You can enjoy a nice meal in one of the taverns or cafés. There are little beaches with white sand just in front of the taverns, where you can rest or take a swim. You could also rent a water bike and ride on the lake.
Around the lake there are many places to visit, giving you the opportunity either to walk or to make a day trip by car/ motorbike. While admiring the lake you can also see Lefka Ori on your right and if you drive to the other direction you will get to Georgioupolis with its beautiful bay or to the beaches of Kavros and Episkopi with big sandy hills and crystal clear water. You could also drive to the village Argyroupolis and refresh yourself by its wonderful water springs.
The village Kournas lies about 4 km from the lake. It is a traditional village, unaffected by tourism, with wonderful green nature. There is the Church of Agios Georgios, a church built in the Byzantine times with architectural features added later during the Venetian period. Between the village and the lake of Kournas is the Kournas Cave, a small but very pretty cave with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
Not far from Kournas is the village Vryses, a big village with green nature also worth visiting.
If you drive further with direction to the south (Sfakia) you will have the chance to visit some more interesting places. First, the Krapi plateau and then the Askyfou plateau, where some very important battles of the Cretan folk have taken place during the Venetian period and the Turkish occupation. The way to the south is more than impressive: you can see gorges with big, sharp rocks, wild mountain landscape, but also olive groves, streams, gardens with vegetables and wine bowers. While approaching the south coast the view is enchanting. You can see the sea and the small islands Paximadia, as well as the village Fragokastelo. You can then take the road to Fragokastelo or to Chora Sfakion. From C there is a daily ferry to and from the Samaria Gorge. The ferry can also take you to other south coast beaches, such as Loutro, Agia Roumeli, SugiaandPaleochora or to the island Gavdos.
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We Thank you for Great holiday!We were 3 Families which stayed for a week in this Amazing villas.The villas are maintained excellent and The owner thought of every little detail to allow Excellent Vac… More
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