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Kefalas, Apokoronas Chania

  • Kefalas, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete
  • Kefalas, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Situated to the northeast of Vamos, Kefalas is a wonderful traditional village with a rich preservation of local architecture and impressive old village churches. It owes its name to the first residents there, called Kephalades, the leaders of the Byzantine settlers sent to Crete in 1182 by Alexios Komninos. The village has two traditional Kafenions, serving coffee, drinks and meze. There is a taverna serving Cretan food, and two mini markets. A van arrives daily at the village square selling fresh fish, vegetables and fresh bread. The larger town of Vamos ( 5km away) has a larger selection of eating places and shops.

Close to Kefalas (approx 10 mins drive) is a small quiet bay, Obrosgialos bay, with a fish taverna, perfect for swimming in the crystal clear waters.

This area is perfect for those wanting to enjoy Cretan filoxenia and culture in a beautiful village, and those who enjoy walking, cycling and sight seeing. The historic city of Chania is about 30 mins drive away.

Kefalas Villa KEF01

Situated in the sleepy village of Kefalas, in the Apokoronas area of Chania, this spacious detached family villa, with a large garden and private swimming pool can accommodate 6 persons. The large comfortable living/dining room is framed by traditional stone arches, and has been built to compliment the Neo Classical and early Ottoman architecture of the surrounding village houses. There is a separate eat-in kitchen area with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and ceramic hob, with a spacious utility room off kitchen , equipped with washing machine, iron and ironing board. The large covered terrace offers a perfect area for alfresco dining. The house has stunning views of the White mountains and surrounding olive groves.

This accommodation would be perfect for families wanting a quiet village location and who enjoy nature, local culture and walking. Just a ten minute drive away, is a delightful hidden cove, ideal for swimming off the rocks and with its own quintessentially Greek fish taverna. The larger village of Vamos is about 5km away, and the historic city of Chania is about a 30 mins drive away.

Accommodation Details

The villa has 2 bedrooms one with en-suite bath, one bedroom with 2 single beds, open loft mezzanine with double bed, walk in shower room.

Outside is a large garden area with a swimming pool, with shallow childs pool, and a sunning area with sun beds and umbrellas.

The villa is beautifully furnished throughout, air conditioned and extremely well equipped for a self catering family holiday.

Kefalas Villa for 2 - 6 people
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