- It is said that the west side of Crete is the most beautiful part of the island because it is very green and it has many nice beaches. Villa Pefki Apartments is situated on this part of the island and very close to Chania city.
- Visit Chania, the most beautiful city on the island, enjoy your drink at the old port or a meal in one of the restaurants of the old city. Walk in the narrow streets and see the different architectural styles of the buildings. Visit the naval museum that is situated at the port and walk to the lighthouse, this is the right point to admire the port and the city. Enjoy live Cretan folk music over dinner at many of the tavernas; or browse through the souvenir shops – leather goods, jewelry, and more others.
- The city of Chania is one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the second largest in the island of Crete. The city is built on the ruins of the ancient town of Kydonia and has experienced many changes of fortune down to the present day. After a short occupation by the Arabs (823-961), the city starts to gain back its old glory. During the Byzantine periods (961-1252), we find the first attempt of the construction of fortifications, surrounding the old city and the harbor. These Byzantine Walls, which were built of materials from the ancient city, are the only archeological evidence for the existence of the city during the period between the Arab and Venetian conquests. The importance to Venice of the coastal location of Hania helped the city to evolve and become the outlet for the flourishing agricultural hinterland. During the Venetian occupation (1252-1645), the harbor became an important center of trade and afforded protection for the Venetian fleet. The Byzantine fortifications were repaired but the city gradually spread outside the walls. A total of seventeen large docks were constructed to serve the ships of the Venetian fleet, mainly during the winter months. The capture of the city by the Turks (1645-1898), created a new situation. The large churches and Venetian monasteries were converted into mosques, as well as new ones were built, such as Kucuk Hasan Mosque in the harbour. In 1898, Chania was turned into the capital of the semi-autonomous Cretan State under the Great Powers’ eye. Thanks to the efforts of the great politician Eleftherios Venizelos, Chania and the rest of Crete were formally united with the rest of Greece in 1913. Since that date, Crete has shared in the fortunes of the Greek state, and Chania has gradually reverted to a status of a provincial town.
- A trip by car I would suggest: To "Therissos" - you drive through a beautiful gorge. The village itself is historic and has some good tavernas like "Andartis". But if you have time, you can continue further to Zourva and come down to Chania again via Meskla. This is a spectacular drive (if the atmosphere is clear and not too hazy), marked on some maps as unpaved - but it is now paved. Just after Zourva there is a taverna on its own with glass windows with 360 views and good local food.
- Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe, if you like gorges, walk through this gorge and the experience will be unique. It is a long gorge, 16km, and you need about 6 hours to pass it, which means that it is not allowed to walk the long way if you have any health problem. If you think that 16km is too many, you can see the last part of the gorge. You have to drive to Chora Sfakion and then you take the boat to Agia Roumeli, where is the exit of the gorge, you just have to walk a few kilometers in the gorge, at least till the most narrow point "portes".
- Next to Samaria gorge, there is another gorge, shorter but very beautiful because it is very narrow in some points. This is Imbros gorge and you need just 2 hours to pass it. You can combine this walk, with swimming in Fragokastelo beach, as it is very close to the exit of the gorge.
- Falasarna, is a very long beach that is located on the west part of the island, 44km from your hotel, What makes this beach so unique, is the length, you can walk along the sandy beach for a lot of time. Or drive 2 hours southwest to Elafonisi (try and get there before the afternoon crowds), or 1 hour west the well-known Balos Beach (the latter requires a short hike or a boat from Kastelli)
- The island of Agii Theodori is located very close to the Hotel. You can reserve a one day cruise to visit the island that is a refuge for the typical Cretan goats " kri-kri".
- For those who love horse riding, there is a horse riding center in Akrotiri, that organizes daily excursions in that area. You just need to make a reservation.
* Ask Nikos about his secret beach and more tips for eateries, things to do, etc.
- More activities in Chania Region.
- Check-in: 15.00 pm -24.00 pm
- Check out: - 11.00 pm
Minimum Stay: 2-7 nights, depending on the season.
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How To Get There
Villa Pefki Apartments is a family-run complex of five self-catering apartments, situated on a leafy hill full of pine trees at Agios Matheos, just 3 km from Chania’s town center and the famous Venetian port and also close to all the beautiful beaches of Akrotiri peninsula (Kalathas, Tersanas, Stavros, Marathi, Loutraki and Seitan Limania).
- By Air
From April through October there are direct charter flights to Chania (10 km from the hotel) or Heraklion airport (142 km). Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.
- By Boat
"The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania-Souda port (25 km from the hotel). Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our partner website.
- By Car
If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest our sister website Crete-Car-Rental.com, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.
- By Taxi
Book your transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our partner website
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through CreteTravel.com
- Dining: Self-catering apartments
- Internet Access: High-speed WiFi free of charge in every room and throughout the villa
- Swimming Pool: Yes, equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas and a separate kid's pool. Pool towels available from Ammos. This is a heated pool with an environmentally friendly pool heating system. Pool water maintains at approximately 24-25 Celsius degrees
- Spa Treatments: Ammos provides a spa that offers many body treatments, an excellent range of massages, yoga, and shiatsu
- Disabled Access: Not suitable
- Pets: Not allowed
- Languages Spoken: Greek, English, French, italian
- Parking: Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed). Street parking