Spacious villa in beautiful surroundings complete with a luxury pool.Combining the traditional style of Creta with the comforts of the high expectations of its guests, Villa Stelios is a perfect private villa for providing a relaxed and at the same time enjoyable stay. For couples or families wanting to spoil themselves in luxurious surroundings and enjoy a ‘get away from it all’ holiday this villa is ideal.
Villa Stelios in the village of Xirosterni is a comfortable single storey villa built in a modern style for up to 8 people (120m²). The spacious open plan lounge has a corner sofa set in front of a stone built open fire place and a large flat screen tv . Patio doors open to the covered lounge overlooking the swimming pool. Behind the lounge area is the formal dining table with patio doors opening to the side terrace.Through the large stone arch is the beautiful fully fitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances such as integrated oven and eye level microwave with darkwood ,handmade units and a breakfast table and chairs.A door leads to the garden.From the small hallway, are four luxurious bedrooms with patio doors opening to the terraces, gardens or swimming pool.The family bathroom has a washing machine and a bathtub and the master bedroom includes a bathroom with shower.
You will never want to leave this villa as it has everything you could wish for. The large landscaped garden is fully enclosed with locally quarried stone walls and wooden fences and segregated by attractive low stone walls. It features a variety of trees, palms, colorful flower beds and scattered fragrant pots and it has been designed to look out to the fantastic open views across the countryside, villages and mountains with privacy..
The fully tiled swimming pool,directly to the front of the villa with tiled terrace has a selection of comfortable padded sun loungers with umbrellas for shade. The pergola covered patio ,accessed from the lounge and dinning room,has an outdoor lounge suite,perfect to curl up with a book. You could also enjoy a pre dinner cocktail at your very own pool bar with bar stools,situated next to the well equipped outdoor kitchen with stone built BBQ and pizza oven or delight your meal under a pergola.
White Mountains to the back
AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS
AIR CONDITIONED LOUNGE
DVD PLAYER/CD PLAYER
MOSQUITO SCREENS TO WINDOWS
IRON AND IRONING BOARD
TYPE OF SHADE BY POOL
The time of arrival and departure depends on the reservation we have before and after your stay. We always make every effort to offer you a completely clean house as soon as possible and of course, depending on the arrival time of our next guests, a late check-out may be available.
Xirosterni is a small village and part of the municipality of Apokoronas, in the regional unit of Chania. The location of the village is between two larger villages, Vamos and Kefalas, and approximately 30 kilometers away from Chania, in the northeast side. The name Xirosterni means dry water tanks.
This picturesque village is approximately inhabited by 40 people who have built their homes traditionally, at an altitude of 240 meters above sea level. There are no hotels or other facilities of mass tourism. Visitors will only find rooms for rent or luxurious villas built traditionally and integrated in the beautiful natural environment.
The central church of Xirosterni is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Savior Jesus Christ and the locals celebrate it on the 5th and the 6th of August by organizing a big feast with Cretan music, dance and delicious traditional food, lasting until the morning!
From Xirosterni village, there are excellent small roads close by putting a whole myriad of villages, seaside resorts and attractions within easy reach.
If walking or cycling is your pastime you'll be in your element here. There are small roads and footpaths through olive groves and small cypress forests. Go and see the traditional villages and the surroundings of the Apokoronas area.
Enjoy sampling little shops and tavernas in Vamos, Vrisses, Gavalochori, Kalives, Almirida and Georgioupolis. The seaside resorts of Kalives, Almirida and Georgioupolis offer the best beaches for swimming in the region.
About 40 km away and easily reached by the National Road, Xirosterni sits almost midway between Chania and Rethymnon. Both towns with outstanding beauty are homes to a wide selection of historic places, but also to shops and restaurants.
Xirosterni itself has a small grocery shop and a traditional kafenion. Kafenion serves drinks and small dishes with a real Cretan accent.
Gavalochori / small shops and super markets, tavernas, kafenia 2km
Litsarda / pizzería 2km
Kefalas / small super markets, tavernas, kafenia 2km
Vamos / small shops, super market, tavernas, café-bars, health centre 3km
Almirida/seaside resort / small shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars 5km
Vrisses / small shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars, post office 6km
Οmbros Gialos beach/rocky beach with deep-blue deep waters,not organized,ideal for snorkellers 6km
Kalives/seaside resort / shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars, post office 7km
Κera beach /not organized, with white sand and some pebbles is situated in a wonderful landscape, with towering cliffs around. The sea is shallow and crystal clear 7km
Κοutalas beach /non organized,formed at the exit of a rocky gorge and in the hug of a narrow bay. It has large round pebbles and stones, which make swimming tougher.The area has several fantastic caves, e.g. the Elephants’ Cave or Petsis Spilios.9km
Kalyvaki beach /Sandy beach,west of the port of Georgioupolis, near the exit of Almyros river 11km
Georgioupolis/seaside resort / shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars 12km
Chania airport 35km
Heraklion airport 120km
In nearby Vamos there is the next taxi station and also a bus stop for Chania.
There are all sorts of activities to do in the area. You can hire a bike or go hiking and discover the countryside, or go horseback riding, or hire a canoe to go up the river at Georgioupoli, or at the lake of Kournas and at the beach you can hire a jetski, go wind surfing, parasailing, paragliding or waterski ...
If you’re a movie fan, Zorba the Greek was shot a few villages away. If you’re a diver you must dive the Elephant Cave from Almyrida.
DISTANCE TO NEAREST TAVERNA 3km
DISTANCE TO NEAREST BEACH 5km
DISTANCE TO NEAREST MINIMARKET 800m
DISTANCE TO NEAREST BANK 3km
DISTANCE TO AIRPORT 35kmGet the full listing »