This is a renovated Cretan Stone mansion, located 2 km from the center of the city of Chania. The distance to the closest beach (Agioi Apostoloi) is a mere 5 minute drive, and a little more for all the other world famous, blue flagged beaches of the northwest part of Chania. There is space to accommodate 6 people in total, maybe one more if they are ok sleeping on our comfortable sofa at the ground floor living room. There is the master bedroom with a queen sized bed. Right next to this room there is a common space, with our library of books (please take care of them…) where you will find a sofa bed able to accommodate two more people preferably kids. On the other side of the house, you will find the third bedroom with its en suite bathroom. In there you will also find two single beds (please see pictures), a gorgeous balcony overlooking the ground floor patio and gardens, a few board games, some books, closets etc. We have strong stable free ‘n’ fast WiFi. Also in the house, you will find clean and fresh, top quality, linens and towels. Handmade organic soaps, shampoo and all the essentials will be there for your arrival. There also is an iron and hair dryer stored in the house for if you need them. The Washing machine can be used for free by our guests. Our house is equipped with all the necessary amenities, appliances and equipment for a relaxed and worry free stay. After all we live here as well so there is a more than stocked kitchen with oven, fridge/freezer, pans and pots, cutlery, kettle, toaster, coffee filter, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee and various Cretan herbs. In our spacious stone built living room you will find two super comfortable sofas, a large flat tv and a fireplace. Our front yard, patio and gardens are your own to do as you feel. It’s a private area and safe for kids. In the flower garden and the small family field surrounding the house, you will find plants and old varieties of trees where fresh juicy fruits still grow. We also continue to grow our own vegetables. We have our own small family production of vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat. From time to time we may pass by to take care of the small field, pick up vegetables and feed our few domesticated animals like chickens and rabbits. If you want, you can join us in this soul liberating procedure of working the field and being connected to nature. We will give you fresh vegetables, you will be able to taste our products and participate if you feel like it. It’s up to you. Our house’s history dates back to the Ottoman period. It was inhabited by our ancestors at the year 1922 during the population exchange. We tried hard and think that managed to save the architecture of this beautiful building, the culture it resembles, the stories and unforgettable moments it carries on its thick stone walls and saved an important part of our cultural heritage. THE NEIGHBORHOOD Our home is well hidden from the main road so it is quiet and the conditions are perfect for relaxation after an excursion to the sea or mountains of Crete. In the neighbourhood you will find all you may need. There are shops, atms, supermarkets, ovens and cafes. House is located on a strategic point, just a couple of km far away from the city centre at the eastern part and no more than 2 or 3 km of distance to the world famous beach complex of Agioi Apostoloi to the west. You can also experience the mountainous areas quite easily since the exit to the highway and the country back-roads from our home is just a 500-700 m. distance. Just to name a few more unique nearby destinations there is the ancient city of Aptera with Classic, Roman and Byzantine monuments some 20 km far away from the house. Also at about half an hour’s car distance radius from the house you will find monuments of great historical and architectural significance at unique locations of natural beauty, monasteries and temples dating back to the Byzantine empire. And of course some hidden gems and unique beaches that would be happy to share of our guests. We will be more than happy to send you our own curated map and personally hand-picked locations and points of interest. Crete has beautiful beaches and it’s an island known for that, but it has so much more to offer. Amazing routes to follow, hikes to walk, gorges to explore, villages and people to meet, food and products to taste. A unique culture, history and climate offering a mixture of feelings and experiences. Few leave and never come back. DISTANCES We are, more or less, 10 minutes of distance by car, from the port of Souda, if you follow the highway and 20 minutes far away from the airport. There are more than frequent bus stops. During working days there are buses passing by every five minutes going to Chania centre and the nearby beaches.