Apokoronas is a historic and beautiful area of Crete with a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of Byzantine Empire could reside and enjoy wealth and beauty. Vafes is one of the villages of Apokoronas (32km far from Chania, 28km far from Rethymno and 110km far from Heraklion). It's the only village of the prefecture of Chania which has been declared a historic preservable place because of history and traditional architecture.
“PETRINO” is a studio which has one bedroom with an old iron bed. In the same room there is a kitchen and an old stone oven. Next to it there is a place built inside a rock with old photos that will surely impress. The apartment has a bathroom with shower. Outside there is a courtyard with seating area under carob and fig trees.
The visitor will surely be impressed by the space which is decorated with antiques and offers calmness and relaxation. Outside the apartment there is a yard with trees of the area while on the terrace, visitors can enjoy the lovely view of the gorge and mountains where goats and sheep live.
The beautiful stone walls outside, the traditional oven, the barbeque and the swimming pool offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay in beautiful natural surroundings away from the bustle of tourism. Scents and colours of the thyme, oregan, jasmine and other cretan plants and flowers give the visitor unique moments. The area has traditional cafes and taverns with delicious cretan plates and industries with local products (wine, cheese etc.). Relax in a unique place and take a journey into the past time. Information about the area, books with cretan nutrition and maps of the island are also provided.
Located: Vafes Apokoronou - Chania (32 km from Chania, 28 km from Rethymnon)
Category: Traditional House
Indoor facilities: Αir-conditioning (free), Wi-Fi access (free), fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, security safe, maps and information.
Outdoor facilities: Swimming pool, deckchairs, sun umbrellas.