Vrisses, Apokoronas Chania

  • Vrisses, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Riverside taverna in Vrisses , Chania, Crete
  • View of the White Mountains , Vrisses, Chania, Crete

Vrisses is set on the banks of the Almyros or Tris Almyri river with constant running water, which runs down the valley to Georgioupolis. This shady little town, with its streets lined with old plane trees is a relatively new village, developed after 1925 on two 'hania' (inns) which were there to accommodate the merchants and travellers to and from Sfakia. Today it is still an important crossroads leading to the south, with a junction off the E75 highway leading south.

It is set in beautiful natural surroundings, in a valley full of trees due to the Vrissano river which flows through its centre, making it a nice place to escape the summer heat. In the shade of old giant plane trees, this lovely setting has small tavernas and caf├ęs offering traditional Cretan dishes. To the east of the village stands an ancient bridge dated from the Greek-Roman times. The bridge is called the Elliniki Kamara (The Greek Arch).

Two important village feasts take place on the 7th July, in honour of Ayia Kyriaki, and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at Alikambos on the 15th August. Vrisses is also renowned for its quality of milk products such as cheese and yoghurt.

Stone Villa, near Vrisses STNVIL01

This charming two/three bedroom villa, is situated alone in a quiet position , surrounded by Cypress and olive trees, offering tranquility and privacy. The traditional unspoilt village of Maza, is a ten minute stroll away, and the long sandy beaches at Georgioupolis, a 15 mins drive. The larger town of Vrisses is a 5 minute drive away, and offers a good choice of mini markets, local shops and tavernas.

The villa has been lovingly built in the traditional Cretan style, using local stone and materials, allowing it to blend into the unspoilt natural environment. The large garden is beautifully tended, bursting with colorful flowers and fragrant herbs, and is a perfect spot for relaxing by the swimming pool, or al fresco dining on the shaded porch. There is a BBQ area and a childrens play area.

The nearest village ( 10 mins walk), has a kafeneion ( traditional coffee shop) , serving drinks and some small meals and snacks. The village also is home to a Byzantine chapel, with frescos dating back to 1326, The larger town of Vrisses ( 10 mins by car ) is famous for their yoghurt making, and has several tavernas and coffee shops where one can sample the local honey served with yoghurt. Vrisses has a baker, mini markets and other local shops, and it is always a pleasant place to enjoy a coffee under the shade of the large plane trees by the river. The resort of Georgioupolis ( 15 mins by car) has a large selection of more tourist type eateries and a long sandy beach. A perfect choice for couples, small families and small groups of friends wanting a private and peaceful villa holiday, in beautiful unspoilt rural Crete.

A must for walkers, flower enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Accommodation Details

The living area of the villa has been comfortably and tastefully furnished in a traditional antique style, with wooden beamed ceilings, a stone fire place and tiled floors. There is a T.V and a Hi Fi music system. The villa has both central heating and air conditioning, making it a perfect choice for both summer and winter rental.

The fully fitted, well equipped kitchen offers everything one would need for a self catering holiday, including a full sized electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, espresso coffee maker , dish washer and washing machine.

The villa has two bedrooms and a smaller extra bedroom .The master bedroom, with double bed has an en suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom has two twin beds. The main bathroom has a whirlpool bath.

There is a smaller third bedroom, with one single bed which can be used for an extra guest.

Stone Villa for 2 - 5 people
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