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traditional house ''Kefala 1860 '


The entrance '' in traditional house Kefala 1860''

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The ''Traditional house Kefala 1860 '' refurbished in 2004.... .The house is built of stone and wood and for this reason has ideal temperatures in summer and winter . Access to the

house can be made from two different sides of the village...One entrance is the quiet traditional district of the village and the other from the large central square . On the one hand there is covered parking and a yard with high walls flowers and Cretan herbs. On the other

high walls flowers and Cretan herbs.On the other side large paved parking, leading to the house by the side of the garden... The house built on the hill '' Kefala'' located at the highest point of the village and have views of the surrounding area, up to the White Mountains ... has a big garden with lots of local herbs, flowers and trees, garden furniture and toys children when needed ... the decor is simple and functional, with old hand painted furniture and useful objects of the past ... There are three bedrooms that can accommodate six people, and the sofa in the main part of the house, consisting of two separate single beds ... the kitchen is fully equipped (refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, mixer, electric kitchen), and generally the house is fully equipped (electric iron, hair dryer, wireless Internet, garden sun loungers, linen) for comfortable and dignified holidays up eight people. We can offer baby items when needed. Access to the houses is easy. Has an open parking for three cars and covered parking for one car.

The traditional village ''Gonia''located in the old higway Rethymnon-Chania 8 k.m.north -west to Rethymno .The village have bus-station and blue -bus every one hour The village has traditional tavern ,super-market , cafes ,pharmacy etc.In the village are ideal locations for nature walks (organized by agency or not ).Old stone bridges(Gonia) ,gorge(Gonia) ,Byzantine churches with old murals (kato Valsamonero)Byzantine castles (Monoparii) “Traditional house Kefala”   is  in the middle of the northern coast of Crete, 8 km from Rethymno with its beaches, 28 km from the beautiful beaches of southern Crete, 68 km from Heraklion (Knossos palace) and 62 km from Chania (Samaria gorge) is Gonia - a traditional village, where you have the opportunity to wonder the streets and churches. Village Gonia has interesting elements of traditional architecture. A short walk will take you few centuries back.

 In “Traditional house Kefala “ someone come:

From Heraklion: arriving in Rethymno node for Atsipopoulo turn left there is the  third village …Atsipopoulo—Prines-- Gonia.

From Chania: just before arriving in Rethymno turn right for Atsipopoulo there is the third village Atsipopoulo--Prines --Gonia.

From Rethymnon: reaching the junction for Atsipopoulo continue to the first village Atsipopoulo  the second village of Prines and in the third village  Gonia. The distance is 8 km from Rethymno and its port. and beaches

Nearby beaches: the  “Traditiona house Kefala” is located 3,5 km (4-5 min drive) from the beaches of Gerani and Petres, and 7 km from the beach of Rethymno (10-12 min. drive)


The traditional village Gonia is located close to the tourist areas but still offers the true Cretan lifestyle with narrow streets and whitwashed houses. Rethymnon is easily reachable (ca. 8km) and from Gonia every hour buses go to this city.

EACH ARRIVAL gift from owner :A basket of oil products from our workshop...(soaps,massage oils, face and body cream ,suntan oil )All with olive oil and herbs...

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach ''Gerani'' 3 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 70 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 Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking

The Crete region

Crete is one of the most popular islands in Greece and it attracts thousands of visitors every year. The reasons of this success lay to its wonderful geography : beautiful mountainous landscapes, long sandy beaches surrounded by crystal waters, beautiful towns and villages, picturesque harbors, high quality food, the amazing ruins of one of the greatest ancient civilization... 

The climate of Crete is one of the nicest, Europe. Winters are mild and wet. Snowfall is rare in the field, but quite common in mountainous areas. Rainfall is rare during the summer season. The rainy season starts in late October and lasts until March-April.


The Prefecture of Rethymno is the heart of the island of Crete and is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Rethymno awaits you with clear blue seas and Mount Psiloritis, there are traces of a civilisation that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.People live here amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behavior found in big cities. No matter where you go, be it even to the most isolated village, our people will open their doors to you to treat you to a "tsikoudia" and befriend you. SIGHTS First and foremost ,the area is known for its outstanding natura beauty,including the following attractions : Gorges:

Frantzeskiana Metochia - Prines - Gerani - Gerani Cave. Situated 12km from Rethymnon, this beautiful gorge runs seaward from Frantzeskiana Metochia to Gerani by way of Prines (Vederi), a total distance of 7km. Since there is no path, the route is only recommended for experienced walkers.

Palailimnos - Saitoures

Mountros Caves: Gerani cave

Historical Tradition & Architecture

All of the municipality's settlements are steeped in history and contain fine examples of architecture, featuring stone buildings with vaulted entrances (known as "diavatika") and magnificent thresholds. This alone is reason enough for a visit to the Municipality of Nikiforos Fokas

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