Grigoris Villa Vrisses, Apokoronas, Chania
Vrisses, Apokoronas Chania
Vrisses is set on the banks of the Almyros or Tris Almyri river with constant running water, which runs down the valley to Georgioupolis. This shady little town, with its streets lined with old plane trees is a relatively new village, developed after 1925 on two 'hania' (inns) which were there to accommodate the merchants and travellers to and from Sfakia. Today it is still an important crossroads leading to the south, with a junction off the E75 highway leading south.
It is set in beautiful natural surroundings, in a valley full of trees due to the Vrissano river which flows through its centre, making it a nice place to escape the summer heat. In the shade of old giant plane trees, this lovely setting has small tavernas and cafés offering traditional Cretan dishes. To the east of the village stands an ancient bridge dated from the Greek-Roman times. The bridge is called the Elliniki Kamara (The Greek Arch).
Two important village feasts take place on the 7th July, in honour of Ayia Kyriaki, and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at Alikambos on the 15th August. Vrisses is also renowned for its quality of milk products such as cheese and yoghurt.
Grigoris Villa GRIG01
This stunning 3 bedroom villa is situated in a quiet elevated position, with stunning views of the White mountains, where the silence is broken only by the bells of the grazing sheep and the sound of birds singing. The villa enjoys a large garden, well stocked with colorful flowering plants and olive trees and a good sized swimming pool with jacuzzi jets in the shallow end. There is also a stone built BBQ area, and outdoor furniture for al fresco dining.
The villa is built on one level, and has been built in the traditional Cretan style, with stone arches and wood beamed ceilings.
The nearest village (10 mins walk), has a kafeneion ( traditional coffee shop) , serving drinks and some small meals and snacks. The village also is home to a Byzantine chapel, with frescoes dating back to 1326, The larger town of Vrisses ( 10 mins by car ) is famous for its yoghurt making, and has several tavernas and coffee shops where one can sample the local honey served with yoghurt. Vrisses has a baker, mini markets and other local shops, and it is always a pleasant place to enjoy a coffee under the shade of the large plane trees by the river. The resort of Georgioupolis ( 15 mins by car) has a large selection of more tourist type eateries and a long sandy beach.
A perfect choice for couples, small families wanting a private and peaceful villa holiday, in beautiful unspoilt rural Crete. A must for walkers, flower enthusiasts and nature lovers. Car hire is essential for this property.
The tastefully furnished living area has an open fire place, perfect for the cooler months, a large corner sofa, TV, DVD player and CD/raidio player. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, and offers a full sized cooker with oven and hob, small dish washer, fridfe/freezer, microwave , washing machine and a wooden dining table with chairs.
The villa has three air conditioned bedrooms, two with double beds, both with en suite shower rooms, and a third bedroom with twin beds. All the bedrooms have French doors leading to the garden. There is also a third "family bathroom".
Grigoris Villa for 2 - 6 people
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