|This great property rental has a private swimming pool and is available for the long term rent of minimum one (1) year.
A truly spacious living room will welcome you as soon as you enter the house, and once you see the kitchen with its fine cupboards, the in-walled refrigerator and electric kitchen, you immediately want to prepare a nice meal for the family.
Four (4) bedrooms are waiting for you - all with fitted wardrobes- of which the master one has its own bathroom, ideal for the parentsĒ privacy. Two more bathrooms are in the house for the simultaneously convenience of both family and guests.
All rooms are provided with air-conditioning, central heating and solar heating is available as well. As additional benefit the internet connection waits to be used.
Zaira Collection can provide you with the largest choice of furniture for your new home or holiday home on Crete, Greece. Zaira Collection contains a complete range of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture to suit all tastes and budgets.
As for the outside, enjoy the view of the mountain which is across the
house, and where the unforgettable movie "Zorbas, the Greek" was filmed,
while also enjoying the dewiness of the swimming pool during the hot
days Crete has to offer.
Coming from Chania town you go direction airport and turn to the village of Kounoupidiana. Just short before entering the village and in neighbourhood to the Politechnio, you will see Kounoupidiana. The wide area of Akrotiri offers a complete range of facilities to satisfy all visitors. Luxurious hotel resorts, family owned apartments for rent, picturesque taverns, water sports, playgrounds, fitness centres, a water park, a horse riding centre, a few bars (for intense night life though, Chania town is only a 20 minutes ride), organised excursions, car rentals and even more can be found in Akrotiri. The friendly and hospitable character of the local people is paramount in every step you take in this lovely place.
Akrotiri lies 10 km north-east from the Venetian harbour of Chania. Here are the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos, the airport of Chania and the port of Souda. Akrotiri is a place for nature lovers, with interesting walking and hiking paths through the unspoilt gorges with amazing diversity, natural beauty and living traditions.
Its dry climate combined with the sea breeze forms an ideal environment not only for people but also for the farm products which are renowned for their high quality and taste. With picturesque sandy beaches, all awarded with the Blue Flag, century-old monasteries and churches, impressive caves with rich lithological and archaeological interest, historical monuments, Akrotiri attracts many visitors every year, who enjoy Cretan hospitality and nature at their best.
"Akrotiri" (the Cape) is the common name of the peninsula that lies to the north-east of the city of Chania and administratively constitutes the Municipality of Akrotiri of the county of Kydonia of the prefecture of Chania. The official name of the peninsula is "MELECHAS" while its ancient name was "Kyamon".
Its 10.000 residents live in around 20 villages and settlements. The town hall is at the village of Pithari 6,5 km away from Chania. Other villages are: Sternes, Horafakia, Kounoupidiana, Mouzouras, Korakies, Argoylides, Aroni, Agios Nikolaos, Pazinos (or Paxinos), Anemomyloi, Marathi, Kathiana, Kalathas, Kampani, Stavros, Kalorouma, Hordaki, Rizosklopo, Agia Zoni and Profitis Ilias.
The road network is quite extensive and in good condition, reaching all the villages and beaches of Akrotiri. There is also a very frequent bus connection with Chania.
The biggest part of the area is flat except from the eastern side which is rocky with a rugged hill range (the highest being Sklopa: 528m high)-giving the impression of high mountains - and pierced by a few gorges that end to the sea in some very scenic rocky coves.
Another characteristic of those hills are the numerous caves that can be found there, with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites sometimes with amazing shapes. Findings of archaeological and historical interest prove that the caves were used as a place of worship as well as a refuge from the invasions of pirates.
Kalathas (8km from Hania)
Porofarago (14km from Hania)
Agiofarago (18km from Hania)
Agios Antonios (18km from Hania)
Poro Mavre (16km from Hania)
Lera /Stavros area
Arkalospilio /3km from the M.Gouvernetou
Aherospilio Agios Ioannis / near M.Katholiko
The coast line around Akrotiri is rocky and steep, with only a few sandy beaches, protected in small bays. There are also three small islets very close to the coast. The most important is the islet of Souda with a Venetian fortress and a light house.
The beaches are very clean and awarded every single year with the blue flag.
Kalathas / 9km from Hania
Agios Onoufrios / 8km from Hania
Tersanas Maherida / 12km from Hania
Stavros / 15km from Hania
Marathi / 16km from Hania
Akrotiri justifies its name as "The Holly Mountain of Crete" due to its monasteries and churches.
The most important are:
Holly Trinity - Tzangaroloi - 15,5 km from Chania
Named after its founders - end of 16th century - Jeremiah and Laurentius Giagarolo brothers from a noble Venetian family
- Lady of the Angels - Gouverneto - 18km from ChaniaBuilt on a small plateau at 260m a.s.l. One of the oldest monasteries in Crete (15th century)
Agios Ioannis the Hermit - Katholiko - 3km from M.GouvernetoIs considered to be the oldest monastery in Crete (6th-10th century) with hermitages like those of Meteora
Nuns' Monastery of Agios Ioannis - At Korakies, 7km from Chania - 17th century
Agios Ioannis Eleimon (merciful) - 17th century
M. dependency of Agios Antonios Temple in the bear's cave (Arkoudiotissa), near Katholiko monastery
Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis, in the gorge of Mavre, near Pazinos village