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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Beautiful cretan landscape

Chania is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The big number of tourists from around the world is not a coincidence. After all, Chania combines outstanding natural beauty of the area with its rich history and significant cultural tradition and complete tourist infrastructure.

Chania is the capital of the prefecture of Chania, located on the northwest coast of Crete. Its extension is approximately 11 sq. km. 53,910 people live in the town of Chania (according to 2011 census). Throughout the Municipality of Chania there are 108.642 residents, while the entire area has 156,585.

The city has an important historical background and cultural heritage mainly because of contact with different cultures. The at least superficial knowledge of the history of Chania since the Neolithic age until the modern era is essential for every visitor to be able to understand what he sees in the city and region. Chania was important Minoan city that is identified with ancient Cydonia.

Main attractions of Old Town of Chania are the Venetian Port, the Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum , the Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, the tombs of the Venizelos, the War Museum and many other monuments of Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and modern periods.

The climate is mild Mediterranean with normal temperatures throughout the year. The economy, besides tourism, is particularly based on agriculture and more specifically the cultivation of olive trees and citrus. The production of wine, avocado and cheese products is also expanded.

In Chania you can find unique handicrafts made ​​of glass, wood and metal, along with pottery, woodwork and metalwork. The Cretan knives are also very characteristic with the witty quatrains forming good idea for gifts.

The University of Crete was founded in 1977 in Chania. The city also houses the TEI of Crete – Branch of Chania and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Chania by night

For most visitors, the definition of nightlife in Chania is a leisurely al fresco dinner at one of the town's many taverns (many restaurants host live music), followed by a stroll under the stars. For something more dynamic, there are late-night bars and dance clubs in Chania’s harbour area and in the beach resort of Platanias, west of town - an area beloved by the younger generation of vacationers.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Unique sightseeings

Chania is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The big number of tourists from around the world is not a coincidence. After all, Chania combines outstanding natural beauty of the area with its rich history and significant cultural tradition and complete tourist infrastructure.

Chania is the capital of the prefecture of Chania, located on the northwest coast of Crete. Its extension is approximately 11 sq. km. 53,910 people live in the town of Chania (according to 2011 census). Throughout the Municipality of Chania there are 108.642 residents, while the entire area has 156,585.

The city has an important historical background and cultural heritage mainly because of contact with different cultures. The at least superficial knowledge of the history of Chania since the Neolithic age until the modern era is essential for every visitor to be able to understand what he sees in the city and region. Chania was important Minoan city that is identified with ancient Cydonia.

Main attractions of Old Town of Chania are the Venetian Port, the Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum , the Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, the tombs of the Venizelos, the War Museum and many other monuments of Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and modern periods.

The climate is mild Mediterranean with normal temperatures throughout the year. The economy, besides tourism, is particularly based on agriculture and more specifically the cultivation of olive trees and citrus. The production of wine, avocado and cheese products is also expanded.

In Chania you can find unique handicrafts made ​​of glass, wood and metal, along with pottery, woodwork and metalwork. The Cretan knives are also very characteristic with the witty quatrains forming good idea for gifts.

The University of Crete was founded in 1977 in Chania. The city also houses the TEI of Crete – Branch of Chania and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:08

Platania's Beach

Kissamos, also known by the name Castelli is a small town of Chania, with about 10,000 residents. It is located 42 km west of Chania on medium fertile area with olive groves and vineyards and it is the seat of the homonymous municipality.

It is a modern seaside town and its economy is based mainly on the production of agriculture products, as is famous the Kissamos olive oil and wine, as well as in tourism.

Kissamos is a welcoming city well- organized and autonomous. There are banks, post office, health center, shops of all kinds and of course, coffee bars, restaurants and tourist accommodation and hotels in various parts of the city, central and waterfront.

Distinguished is the beach Telonio in Kissamos, where along the seafront promenade, you will find a lot of coffee – bars and restaurants open from morning until in late evening.

The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos is housed in a preserved building and in this you will see remarkable findings of the area since the Roman Hellenistic times. Very impressive are the mosaics of the museum that have stayed unchanged over the years.

Particularly picturesque is the street Skalidi in Kissamos, with its small commercial shops and cafes. Typical is the architecture of preserved buildings with the traditional arches.

Lake, a small picturesque fishing harbor just a half mile from the city center with its taverns located there, is a key element of the traditional side of Kissamos.

From the port of Kissamos, the ferries leave from Crete to Kythera, and there is an itinerary to and from Piraeus. From there depart the tourist boats to the island ofGramvousa and Balos.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:17

Villa Rodia

Rodia luxury Villa with private pool in Xamoudochori, Chania, Crete island.

Rodia luxury Villa is a luxurious accomodation that offers unique services and luxuries to its guests. The villa has a private pool, a stone barbecue & spacious sitting areas around the pool as well as a wooden kiosque with a large table and benches for moments of peace with view to the sea.

The villa has been decorated with exquisite opulences and apart from the central heating system, is also fully air-conditioned and has two wonderful stone made fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. 

In the ground floor there is a kitchen, a comfortable living room with sofas in front of the fireplace, a dining table and a uniquely designed corner with a personal computer and fax machine. The marble bathroom with the shower comprises a washing machine and a hair-dryer. Both bathrooms are equipped with luxurious toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and bathrobes. On the first floor, the main bedroom has been decorated with special taste. The private wooden balcony of the bedroom offers unobstracted view to the garden, the pool and the ocean. On the first floor there is also a walk-in closet and a marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, an expensive gold-plated mirror and beautiful lights. On the third floor, there is an attic made of wood with a double bed.

Location

Although Rodia Luxury Villa has been built on the highest point of Xamoudochori so their guests can enjoy their privacy and peace, they are just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Chania. Xamoudochori is easily accessed through the local road network and the National Road. The traditional community of Xamoudochori is located 3km southwest of the historic village of Maleme and just 5 km away from the seaside region of Platanias which is an especially tourist destination during summer because of its vivid night life.

Platanias in Chania, is one of the largest touristy resorts of Western Crete and its located about 15 km from Chania town, 26 km from the airport and 20km from Souda port. Platanias is built along a fascinating sandy beach and it is located on the main coastal road. Platanias has all kind of accommodations, lots of restaurants and many bars, clubs and a big variety of night life.

Lots of restaurants, Greek taverns, bars, clubs and shops can be found in Platanias. Platanias has busy nightlife and a peaceful village atmosphere simultaneously! In Platanias village you can sunbath under the Cretan sun and taste the local hospitality. All these highly developed touristy facilities have driven Platanias a bit far from the real authentic Crete, but it remains a great place for those who want to enjoy good touristy facilities and various sea sports on the beach Agia Marina, just 3km from the villas, a charming village situated on the northwest coast of Crete, and a famous tourist attraction. Its long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make this a perfect holiday location for young and old alike. You could try jet-skiing, snorkelling, brave a para-flight, take a boat trip or just swim and soak up the sun and relax. Agia Marina located 9km west of Chania City. Nightclubs, cocktail bars, music bars are all available for your entertainment and pleasure. Enjoy an evening of Cretan dancing and music.

Published in Villas
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:16

Villa Myrtia

Secluded villa with garden, pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 7. Athina Luxury Villas, is a luxurious maisonette of 110 m² built amongst huge lavish gardens offering great seaview and services in absolute privacy.

The villa has its own private pool (80 m²), parking space. It is equipped with Satellite TV, DVD & CD player, wireless internet access, Bathroom with Jacuzzi and luxury cosmetics, Fully equipped Kitchen, Washing Machine, Fridge, Freezer, Fireplace, Air.Conditioning, Heating.

Both floors have spacious verandas where you can enjoy your breakfast or light snacks with view to the sea. It is ideal for romantic get-a-ways and absolute relaxation as guests can enjoy a true vacation cherishing the tranquility of the scenery while close to all major attractions.

Guests can enjoy daily maid service & change of embroidered linen and towels, beach towels, massage, aromatherapy sessions in the marble hammam, room service and baby-sitting.

Location 

Myrtia  Luxury Villa with private pool has been built on the highest point of Xamoudochori so that their guests can enjoy their privacy and quietness, they are just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Chania. Ksamoudochori is easily accessed through the local road network and the National Road. The traditional community of Xamoudochori is located 3km southwest of the historic village of Maleme and just 5 km away from the seaside region of Platanias which is an especially tourist destination during summer because of its lively night life. 

Platanias is built along a beautiful sandy beach and it is located on the main coastal road. Platanias has all kinds of accommodations, lots of restaurants and many bars, clubs and vibrant night life in general. Lots of restaurants, Greek taverns, bars, clubs and shops can be found in Platanias. Platanias has busy nightlife and a peaceful village atmosphere at the same time! In Platanias village you can “warm” yourself with the Cretan sun and local hospitality. All these highly developed touristy facilities have driven Platanias a bit far from the real authentic Crete, but it remains a great place for those who want to enjoy quality touristic facilities and various sea sports on the beach.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:16

Villa Kissos

Kissos Villa with private pool to Rent in Xamoudochori, Chania, Crete. 

Kissos Villa hosts between 2 and 5 people as it has a bedroom with a large double-bed, another one with two single beds and a wooden attic with a twin bed. Wood and delicate textiles characterize the decoration which will charm you, no doubt. Gauzy mosquito nets, handmade mirrors and amazing furniture help you feel just like home. 

The impressive bathroom with the Jacuzzi is blue so that your spirit can relax with the company of slow music and under the sweet candlelight captivating your senses. The living room has a big table for six in order to enjoy your dinner in a unique environment. There is a comfortable sofa and large cushions in front of the fireplace so you can lie down while watching TV or listening to the CD-player. There is also a small board next to the kitchen where you can have your coffee while admiring the view. On your veranda, the bamboo sitting room will help you relax and enjoy your siesta. Lay your towel on one of the sun beds that are by the pool and loosen up under the warm Cretan sun. We will take care of the rest.

Location 

Kissos Luxury Villa was constructed on the highest point of Ksamoudochori so that their guests can enjoy their privacy and quietness, they are just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Chania. Ksamoudochori can be easily accessed through the local road network and the National Road. The traditional community of Ksamoudochori is located 3km southwest of the historic village of Maleme and just 5 km away from the seaside region of Platanias which is an especially touristic destination during summer because of its vivid night life.

Platanias in Chania, is one of the largest touristy resorts of Western Crete and its located about 15 km from Chania town, 26 km from the airport and 20km from Souda port. Platanias is built along a fascinating sandy beach and it is located on the main coastal road. Platanias has all kind of accommodations, lots of restaurants and many bars, clubs and a big variety of night life.

Lots of restaurants, Greek taverns, bars, clubs and shops can be found in Platanias. Platanias has busy nightlife and a peaceful village atmosphere simultaneously! In Platanias village you can sunbath under the Cretan sun and taste the local hospitality. All these highly developed touristy facilities have driven Platanias a bit far from the real authentic Crete, but it remains a great place for those who want to enjoy good touristy facilities and various sea sports on the beach Agia Marina, just 3km from the villas, a charming village situated on the northwest coast of Crete, and a famous tourist attraction. Its long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make this a perfect holiday location for young and old alike. You could try jet-skiing, snorkelling, brave a para-flight, take a boat trip or just swim and soak up the sun and relax. Agia Marina located 9km west of Chania City. Nightclubs, cocktail bars, music bars are all available for your entertainment and pleasure. Enjoy an evening of Cretan dancing and music.

 

 
Published in Villas
Thursday, 18 February 2016 13:13

“Best villa in Chania”

Is relly surrounded by lavish greenery with our privet pool and garden and we engoy our stay in Xamoudochori close to Platania in Chania city. Try to go it was exelent!!!!

- misel111

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Thursday, 18 February 2016 13:13

“BEST VILLAS IN PLATANIAS”

Really wonderful and big villas with private pool,in a real quite place,very clean and big rooms..the service was perfect,it has a really big garden with different species of trees. We really enjoyed our stay there,I recommended to everybody its the best place to stay for your vacations...

- Γιώργος Χ

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 09:02

“Great location and nice villas”

Stayed september 2015, travelled with family...... Lovely staff..... Really lovely villas with private pool in platanias chania crete...... i love Athina luxury villas.... Good place to stay if you hav children or if you like space and a kitchenette to make your own meals.

- MARY T

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