Entire Apartment in Kástellos: Huis Maria
House Maria, in a rural location in Kastellos Village with communal swimming pools, is on the northwest coast of Crete, about 5 km from Georgioupolis.
This flat is part of one of the four stone, traditional Greek flats in Kastellos Village. The Village is located partially in the mountains at the foot of the white mountains and at an elevation of 252 metres. The home is modernly furnished and provided with all comforts, built around communal swimming pools, with large terraces and breathtaking wide views.
The building has a small reception, open in the evening, where shopping can be ordered and where the necessary information about the region and the various excursions can be found.
The complex is primarily intended for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and want to enjoy the Cretan countryside and landscape.
And yet these flats are only 5 km from the popular coastal town of Georgioupolis.
Geourgioupolis is located in a beautiful bay with an old port with small fishing boats and has a large beach which stretches for miles. There are many restaurants and tavernas with tasty locally prepared meals and lovely shops.
Georgioupolis is located between the large cities of Chania, 35 km and Rethymno 25 km.
5 km away is the freshwater lake of Kournas with water boats and recreation.
In the surrounding area there is much to see and explore, and a stay in these flats is a perfect starting point.
The kitchen is simple and not suitable for preparing large meals.
Cleaning 1 times per 1 nights included.
Linen change 2 times per 7 nights included.
Bath towels (beach towels) are not included.
Daily cleaning included.
PLACES TO SEE:
The Arkadi Monastery is one of Crete's most venerated symbols of freedom. The defiant defence of this fortress-like monastery during the 1866 Cretan rebellion against the Turks is still legendary and inspirational
Α picturesque lake, the only one on the island, about 48 km. East of Chania. The mountains surrounding it are reflected in its calm waters. There are taverns in the area for a bite to eat.
This is a picturesque village built at an altitude of 430 metres, in verdant surroundings where sparkling springs, stone fountains, cool shady nooks and churches with beautiful murals, create an idyllic picture. The main square of the village is lovely and has a fine stone fountain constituted by a row of stone carved lion heads from where crystal-clear water flows.
The Melidoni Cave was used for cult worship during the Neolithic, Minoan and Archaic periods. The cave was also the mythical home of Talos--the giant bronze protector of Crete used to circle Crete twice a day, warding off its enemies. Legend says that the sorceress Medea removed his protective thorn and he bled to death.
Sfentoni Cave is situated in the village of Zoniana in the prefecture of Rethymnon. It lies 43 km from Heraklion and 52 km from Rethymnon. It has a surface area of about 3,000 square metres (0.3 ha). It is one of the most important caves in Greece. The cave was discovered in the 70's
Knossos is probably one of the most impressive archaeological sites that anyone can visit in today's Greece. It was once the canter of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through excavations, mythology and history tells us the story of its people, the Masters of the Sea: the Minoans. Excavations showed that the area was inhabited since the Neolithic times (6000 BC and perhaps even earlier) and verified that the Neolithic levels of Knossos are amongst the deepest in Europe.
Phaistos was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C. The sites are about one hour drive South of Heraklion, and within easy reach of the famous beach of Matala.
Bali is colourful and friendly seaside resort. The resort has loads to offer including 4 grey sand/pebble beaches with jet skiing, sailing and paragliding, a great surrounding area perfect for walking and mountain biking and a lot of nightlife.
Samaria is said to be the longest gorge in Europe. The gorge of Samaria is situated in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in West Crete. The Samaria National Park was established to protect the endemic flora and fauna of this fascinating region that encompasses Europe's longest gorge and a number of smaller gorges. It is one of the two remaining habitats to the Cretan wild goat or Kri-Kri that lives in secluded hollows on the mountainside.
Western Crete’s prettiest mountain village is tucked in the foothills of the Lefka Ori, on the site of the Hellenistic town of Lappa. The slopes of its valley setting flourish with lush greenery, watered by natural springs. Argyroupoli makes a good base for relatively easy walking in the surrounding hills.
The village Margarites has a good country and mountain view and a forest nearby that has been characterized national park from Greece. The village has several taverns, butchery, a bakery, some cafes, a mini market, a monastery of great beauty you can visit as well as 19 churches! Also the village has been characterized as an international centre of ceramics and has work shops that sell many types of ceramic
As far as i know there's no other place like Preveli in Europe: Sea, river and palm trees - and the spirit of Greek culture and history. No wonder many people call Preveli a holy place.
Rethymnon beach is a 15 km sandy beach starting from the city and extends west until the village “Scaleta”. Fully organised with sun beds, water sports, beach bars and also weather flags informing the swimmers whether it is safe (windy) to swim or not. Crowded close to Rethymno but quieter towards ‘Scaleta'
The name of Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are in the sea (Triopetra means ‘three stones’ in Greek). It’s about 12 km from Akoumia village. It’s a sandy beach with crystal clear water and an amazing sunset. You will find a couple of restaurants and also sun beds but make sure you check the weather before going there. It can get a bit windy.
About 12 km west of Rethymnon and just off the national road to Chania, Episkopi beach is a sandy beach with several cafes and with quiet places in case you feel like being alone.
If you like snorkelling head to Gerani beach 6 km west from Rethymno. A quiet pebbly cove with just one tavern on site, situated in a picturesque setting under Gerani bridge
Situated 18 km east of Rethymnon Geropotamos beach is a pebbly and sandy beach with
sun beds and palm parasols to rent. You can spot the little cove from the highway under a
bridge but once you get there you will forget about roads and traffic. Also good for snorkelling.
Well organised beach that goes on for several km with restaurants, sun beds and water sports. Georgioupolis beach is about 25 km from Rethymnon next to a nice small harbour with little fishing boats.
In the south coast of Crete you will be able to find Plakias beautiful sandy beach with very clean water just next to a traveller’s town with the same name. Fully organised with sun beds, restaurants, cafes, hotels and various water sports.
One of the most well known spots in Crete, Matala used to be an ancient port of Phaistos and Gortys in the Minoan period. Very famous place for its caves, that exists on the rock at the North end side of the beach. Matala is a beautiful round cove with golden sand and clear sparking water.
On of the most beautiful sun sets in the South of Rethymnon, Agios Pavlos sandy beach is an ideal place for you to have some piece. Very few people go there with just one restaurant. If you try to climb over the sand hills make sure you have shoes on because it can get very hot!
Ligres is an isolated beach 45 minutes away from Rethymnon and 7 km from the village Kerames. Here you can find some piece of your mind because there is no electricity, telephone or other useless devices. It’s a beautiful pebbly beach and also a nudist area just at the end of the beach is tolerant.
Rodakino is actually combined from three beaches. Two of them offer some facilities for drink and food but the third one has not any kind of facilities. 3 km from the homonymous village and about 45 km from the town of Rethymnon.
Panormo beach is a sandy beach with a few pebbly coves for those ones that wish to be alone. It’s about 20 km from the town of Rethymnon and it is fully-organised with some really good fish restaurants.
33 km from Rethymnon, at the east, Bali is a village with 4 different pebbly and sandy beaches. Frequent public bus transport is available and offers all kind of services such as sea front taverns, cafes, accommodation…..
The beach of Damnoni is clean and offers sun beds and umbrellas rentals. For those who enjoy the secluded and non-organised spots, the surrounding area is full of deserted bays and coves with soft sand and incredibly clean and pristine waters. Some lucky ones will even be able to find their own secluded paradise.
-Amoudi and Mikro Amoudi beaches.
Two sandy beaches within walking distance from Damnoni. Mikro Amoudi is a naturists' beach and it is so small that it is almost always packed with people. Amoudi is further down the dirt road, very close to the Mikro Amoudi beach. The name "Amoudi" comes from "amos", which means sand in Greek. Mikro is the Greek word for little.
An excellent sandy beach accessed from Lefkogeia village (3 km far) on the road from Plakias to Preveli which is located 38 km from Rethymnon. The beach is not usually crowded by visitors. Skinaria beach has been developed during the last years and it offers a tavern next to the beach, and facilities for swimming, sunbathing and
ANNUAL CULTURAL EVENTS
-'Religious celebration of Constantine and Helen and fair every 21st of May at Kalamitsi Amygdali
-'Religious celebration of Virgin Mary and fair every 14'h-15'h of August at Exopolis
-'Religious celebration of Saint John Regologos and fair every 29th of August at Kournas
-'Celebrations for the Navy Week every second year in June and July at the fishing port of Georgioupolis
-National games of canoe-kayak «Korissia » in spring at the lake Kournas in collaboration with the Naval Club of Chania
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