Traditional House of the 18th Century, Renovated, With All Modern Comforts.
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About George Patsoumadakis
Hi all! I'm George and I would like to welcome you to my traditional, unique property in the beautiful island of Crete in Greece! Our main goal is to make you feel like you are home during your stay. Feel free to contact me for any further questions!
Why George Patsoumadakis chose Vafes
The visitor will surely be impressed by the traditional architecture of the property. The beautiful stone walls, the wooden doors, the traditional wood stoves and ovens will take the visitor into the past time. The big yard with trees and flowers of the area and the private swimming pool with the lovely view will offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay away from the bustle of tourism.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice place to stay between Chania and Rethymnon
This villa was nice because we had all 4 rooms to ourselves with our group. The pool was nice and clean. George was very helpful with providing us information on how to get around and making sure we got a rental car instead of relying on public transportation (which you can't do if you stay here).
The large bedroom's air conditioner did not work. Air came out, but it wasn't cold, like it was always on "fan" mode despite us using the remote to change the setting. We ended up buying a fan at the store and using that so at least on the ground level we had circulating air. But once I told George about the problem, he did send someone out to check out the machine, plus he was also nice enough to reimburse us for the fan which we left there for other future guests to use.
The room near the pool was interesting in terms of the set up. It seemed to be a basement of some sort converted into a bedroom villa with a loft. We got used to it after a while, but it has an old wood burning stove and air ducts going through the room and the walls were concrete/rock like. So it wasn't "cozy" per se, but it was fine.
We liked the cafe that was up the street from the villa. And the shop that has an old olive press.
The wifi at these villas were horrible. We had to rely and walk to the wifi from the cafe up the block instead. It would always say that it's connected, but "no internet". The only way we were able to get by was we had a phone with international service so we always had some connection to the internet if we needed it.
Driving to the villas can be a little confusing. Even more so if getting there at night. We actually missed the turn off because the signs off the highway are not very well lit or good. The only way that we were able to get there safely and right away from the ferry port was because we followed google maps off the phone that had international service. I'm confident we would not have made it there with just paper directions.
The photo of the last left turn into the walkway and entrance of the villa was helpful. As I recognized that from the photos George sent to us before we arrived. We arrived late and George could not meet us so he nice enough to leave keys for us in the doors for our arrival.
You have to have a rental car if you are staying here. We liked that it was in between Chania and Remythmnon so the location for that purpose was great. Buy if you plan to walk everywhere and travel like this. Very hard to do from this location.
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. It's the only village of the prefecture of Chania which has been declared a historic preservable place because of history and traditional architecture. Apokoronas has numerous beautiful villages with traditional cafes and taverns where delicious cretan plates are served. There are also several industries and museums to visit where local products like wine and cheese are produced.