Chania Region

The Chania region is often termed as ‘Western Crete’ and is subdivided into 7 different municipalities; Apokoronas, Chania (city), Kantanos-Selino, Kissamos, Platanias, Sfakia and Gavdos Island. The area is of outstanding natural beauty with a mixture of mountains, beaches, gorges, small forests and valleys. The breath-taking beaches of Elafonissi and Balos are home to the region of Chania and fall in the top-ranking beaches of Europe. Samaria Gorge is the…

Plaka

Plaka is a picturesque Cretan village located 30km from the city of Chania and just above the sandy beaches of Almyrida. Its focal point is the village square (platia) where there are several good tavernas and cafes and the village has a traditional feel. The views over the bay and valley up to the White Mountains are stunning. The sheltered beach of Almyrida is only a short walk down the…

Apokoronas

The district of Apokoronas is located north-west of Crete, only a 30-minute drive from the city of Chania. The area of Apokoronas starts in the foothills of the White Mountains and extends out towards the coast. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is very green and fertile. The Kiliaris river runs through the region and flows out to the sea through the town of Kalyves. The major…

Akrotiri

The Akrotiri penisulia is located 10km northeast of the city of Chania. It has become a popular destination to live due to its close proximity to the city, airport and wonderful beaches in the local area. There are several interesting monasteries in the Akrotiri area which are well worth a visit. Agia Triada was built at the beginning of the 17th century and has a small museum. 4km further on,…

Kera

A tiny hamlet hidden between the two beach resorts Kalyves and Almyrida. There is a small pebble cove, from where you can see the island of Karga, which is a natural reserve for many bird species. There is also the 19 century architecture of the temple of the Virgin Mary, built on the site of an older Monestery.

Almyrida

The small fishing village of Almyrida is now a delightful beach resort. As you approach from the western end of the village you will see an early basilica dating from the fifth century, with a wonderful mosaic floor. Almyrida has a lovely bay shaped harbour keeping the beach sheltered and safe, making it an ideal spot for those with young families. It also benefits from a gentle sloping sandy beach…

Kalyves

Kalyves is a beach resort and yet still an agricultural market centre. It is a working village, where irrespective of tourism, village life goes on. There are two main beaches; the quieter one at the western end of the village (opposite the SYNKA supermarket) and the busier one at the harbour end. On foot it is nice to explore the quaint ‘old’ part, with its narrow lanes leading off from…

Gavalochori

A beautiful traditional Cretan village. Evidence of its ancient history and settlements is throughout the village and its narrow, winding lanes and streets. From the mulberry trees planted around the village by the Turks, to the Byzantine wells and Roman tombs on the outskirts of the village and the Venetian arches of the old olive factory. The small, but, excellent folklore museum is housed in a Venetian building with Turkish…

Souri

Little Souri village is a n assembly of houses in the beautiful Nature setting of Apokoronas. From the village you have stunning sea and mountain views and can enjoy nature and a relaxed atmosphere. The beaches of Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgeoupolis are just a short drive away. The village of Vamos with its cafes, tavernas and shops is very close.

Sellia

Tiny and quiet village on the mountains of Apokoronas with fantastic sea and mountain views. You can enjoy tranquility in this village and still it is only a short drive to the beaches of Almyrida, Kalyves or Georgeoupolis.

Xirosterni

One of the most well-preserved villages in our area with many examples of local architecture displayed in the traditional homes. The area is bordered by the impressive White Mountains to the south and the glistening Mediterranean Sea to the north, giving stunning panoramic views.

Vamos

Although larger in size it still boasts some charmingly peaceful kafenions around the crossroads and some very well thought of cafes and tavernas serving typical Cretan food, served in a traditional manner. A co-operative was founded here with the aim of rebuilding and restoring houses in the village, which lends to its charm. There are regular exhibitions held (art, photography etc) and music nights. It also well worth the walk…