Megala Chorafia, Aptera Chania

  • Megala Chorafia, Aptera, Chania, Crete
  • Megala Chorafia, Aptera, Chania, Crete

This charming traditional village is set at the foothills of the dramatic White Mountains, overlooking the Bay of Souda and 10km East of Chania. The village of Aptera has three tavernas and a kafeneion (1912!) and, by taking the back roads, you can easily reach the surrounding villages of Stilos, Provarma, Neo Horio and Armeni by car.

Peaceful and quiet, with the exception of local weddings, baptisms and name day celebrations, the village provides easy access (2km) to the National Highway and is a perfect base for exploring the area of Apokoronas and the wider area of western Crete.

The ancient Greco-Roman city of Aptera is nearby,and is a large fascinating archaeological siteopen to the public. The site is particularly beautiful in spring time, when carpets of bright wild flowers cover the area. Close to this site is a fabulous Venetian castle, which offers some of the best views over the Bay of Souda. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and particularly suitable for those with an interest in the spring and autumn flowers.

The nearest beach is approximately 4 km, at Kalami.

Amelia Villa MH.T.E 1042K123K034700

Amelia Villa is a large, modern 3 bedroom villa , with excellent unobstructed sea views across the bay of Souda. The villa itself is spacious and modern, and boasts a private salt water swimming pool, with children's area, sun loungers and umbrellas, a traditional stone BBQ area all set in 1,000 sq.m of private gardens.

The nearest beaches are 4 km away ( 3 miles) Kiani Akti, and are long sandy and generally quiet, with crystal clear sea, perfect for swimming. A little further through the town of Kalives is another sandy beach, with several beach front tavernas.

Accommodation Details

The spacious living room is equipped with comfortable sofas, a flat screen TV,with DVD player and an I pod dock . There is full WIFI coverage throughout the villa. There is a large, extremely well equipped open plan American style kitchen, with all the gadgets and tools any budding cook would expect to find. There is a breakfast bar, and also a dining table and chairs, for indoor dining. The ground floor also has a guest WC.

On the upper floor, there is the master bedroom, complete with stunning sea views, en suite shower room and sliding patio doors, leading to a large shared sea facing terrace, with outside furniture. The second bedroom has twin beds and also has doors leading the terrace. Both bedrooms have ample wardrobes an storage area. There is also a large bathroom with Jacuzzi style bath, WC and washing machine on this level. All bedrooms are equipped with Satellite flat screen TV.

On the ground level of the villa, which can be accessed either by stairs leading down from the living area, or by a path a private garden past the swimming pool, is a self contained apartment, complete with a smaller kitchen area, living area , shower room and bedroom, with double bed. The sliding patio doors open onto a covered terrace with outside furniture, directly facing the sea,and a garden with BBQ and a table tennis table. A winding stone path leads to the beautiful pool are and main house, making this an ideal space for friends, Grand parents or older children wishing for little more privacy. The village of Megala Chorafia is within walking distance, and offers a good choice of tavernas and a well stocked village shop.

Amelia Villa for 2 - 6 people
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