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4.2 / 5Very Good
26 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available



Popular LocationDourakis Winery22 min drive
Popular LocationSamonas Cave31 min drive
Popular LocationSamonas Olive Tree35 min drive
AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis)47 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Double Room

    Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • House, 2 Bedrooms

    House, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 7
    • 1 Double Bed OR 4 Twin Beds
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  • Studio


    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • House, 3 Bedrooms

    House, 3 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Double Beds
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About this area


Vafes Traditional Stone Houses is located in Apokoronas. Agios Nikolaos Fort and Samonas Olive Tree are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port of Souda and Volos Shelter.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Kournas - 19 min drive
  • Lake Kournas - 19 min drive
  • Dourakis Winery - 22 min drive
  • Samonas Cave - 31 min drive
  • Samonas Olive Tree - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 47 min drive


  • Synantisis – Family restaurant offering Greek cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Vafes Traditional Stone Houses

3-star guestrooms in Apokoronas with deep soaking bathtubs
A snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, express check-out, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and TVs. Limited housekeeping is available.
Vafes Traditional Stone Houses offers 7 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Apokoronas hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free nearby parking
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–11:30 AM: EUR 5 for adults and EUR 5 for children
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

Free cribs/infant beds
Snack bar/deli


No elevators

Guest services

Housekeeping (limited)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)


Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cribs/infant beds


Bathtub or shower
Deep soaking bathtub
Hair dryer



Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Connecting rooms available
Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in between noon - 9:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 27 March 2020 to 29 April 2020 (dates subject to change).


  • Pets stay free
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 5 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Air conditioning fee: EUR 5

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
Property Registration Number 1042K133K2971901

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Traditional Stone Houses
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Apokoronas
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Hotel
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Hotel Apokoronas
  • Vafes Trational Stone Houses
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Hotel
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Apokoronas
  • Vafes Traditional Stone Houses Hotel Apokoronas
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  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wedding stop over

We needed a stop over for my daughter wedding so booked this a while ago and with a drive of 50 mins from our holiday hotel we thought this being 14 mins away from the winery venue would be much better. We got to the village ok but couldn't find the Stonehouse but did email before to see where we get the keys from and it was the café. we got there and there didn't speak very good English but I take this as I should have learnt Greek so my bad really. There was taken to the room and we thought it was very nice but after wash and we were on our way to the venue and not back till 1am. So no problem and really loved this Stonehouse but on look at the booking and after looking on line it seems we were give a villa not the 1 double bed and 2 single with a bath the villa only had a shower? a disappointment as I can remember I did pay more at the time. Also when taking to I think it was the cook she said the café was open 24/7 but when we left at 7.30am it was closed and had to leave the key in the room? didn't like to do this but no other away we could have done this. That said I would recommend this place but make sure you get what you pay for and would go back as we think we still got value for the money paid.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Modern twist in old style in small Cretan village

Fabulous accomadation as it is all new and authentic with a modern twist as regards facilities. consisted of living room with bedroom upstairs(on Suite). Balcony outside. From living room through outside space to seperate kitchen. Space was really too large for a couple. We stayed 3 days but the accomodation would be suitable if you settled in for a week. Village is very small with one very good tavern. Probably good for walking tours. You would definately need your own car.

5/5 Excellent

Charming traditional house with panoramic view

We were expecting an apartment but this was a house with two bathrooms, living room, kitchen and bedroom plus two balconies and a stupendous view extending180 degrees across to the mountains and all the way to the coast. It was very quiet and private. Vafes is small and friendly but only a 5 minute drive down the hill to Vrisses which has all the amenities needed such as shops and restaurants. You can access the National Highway from Vrisses and it's just a short drive to the coast at Georgioupouli or to many other small towns and villages. The area is excellent for walking.

Pros: The hosts are very welcoming. It's quiet and the rooms are not overlooked. There is very little traffic going through the village.

Cons: A bigger fridge. Cupboard space for clothes. The room was not cleaned during the 2 weeks of our stay although towels and sheets were changed.

Location: 3 tavernas in the village plus a gift shop. Also a very well restored old olive oil factory and a rock church.

5/5 Excellent

Wild nature on the beautiful island of Crete

The most beautiful place where you can experience the Cretan tradition, cuisine, music, meet and get to know the Cretans.The house was very spacious and comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, courtyard with barbecue all in the traditional style, very nice and tastefully framed.The owners are very kind hospitable always available for everything you need with a smile on his face.In their taverns can get breakfast, lunch, real Cretan specialties, you can even agree on what and when you want to eat.I read some bad reviews for this accommodation such is not clean , there is no wifi in the room and things like that .IF you want luxury and wifi in the room, maid every day you have to pay a lot more than what it costs this accommodation so that it is not okay to write such comments,you get what you pay ,but sometimes it is not true because we have paid a much higher price in Rethymnon and get less than here even though it was wifi in the room, etc.All who love to experience the real Crete recommend to visit this place.

Pros: Traditional stone house ,with real antiques ,silence and peace in nature Cretan villages.

Location: Very close to the beach Georgipolis, Vrisses nice village only 30km away from Rethymno

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Perfect tradional village

The apartment was perfect, everything we needed with loads of character. The village was amazing, hardly anyone spoke english, which was no problem as the whole community would help us out! The food from the apartment host's taverna was simple traditional greek food, at a price you wouldn't believe. Across the road was a minimarket where all the locals went to drink raki of an evening. They even bought us some, and the owner gave us plenty of nice little plates of nibbles - we only went in for a packet of tissues!! All in all, a perfect apartment in a perfect village.