Walk through the small alleys of Melisourgio Village.
Visit the nearby Kolymvari Village. This area sets the stage for hills and mountains between the north coast and Paleochora. Has many remarkably untouched villages, interesting beaches and uncrowded areas. The hillsides are lush and have wonderful fruit trees and nature thrives. Kolymbari village by the sea offers a long beach, shops, many tavernas and an exceptional cafe on the waterfront (open year round), as well as the fascinating Odigitrias Gonias Monastery with worthwhile icons.
Hike through the Deliana gorge a hike surrounded by high cliffs and unspoilt Cretan nature. There are interesting flowers and herbs in this gorge, which is easy to walk. There are also plenty of sheep. At the bottom of the gorge on the left hand side there is the small church of St, John the Theologian where you can have a rest in the shade of the cypress trees that surround it.
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.
Explore the westerly foothills of the White Mountains by car or on foot: the ancient hilltop fortress of Polyrinia and adjacent gorge of Sirikari make an excellent day trip, as does the south coast path between Paloechora and Souyia; tougher day hikes include the world-famous Samaria gorge (open May-Oct) or the shorter Ayia Irini gorge (open all year)
Visit Chania, the most beautiful city of 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 till 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, jewellery and more others.
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, that means that it is not allowed to walk the long way if you have any health problem. If you think that 16km are too many, you can see the last part of the gorge. You have to drive till 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 to 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 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 and stop off at the monastery of Chrissoskalitissa on the way home.), or 1 hour west the well-known Balos Beach (the latter requires a short hike, or a boat from Kastelli).
There are more accessible beaches at Afrata, Menies (road is pretty rough then there is a track to get there), Ravdoucha and Falasarna.
For those who love horse riding, there is a horse riding center in Akrotiri, that organises daily excursions at that area. You just need to make a reservation.
If you would like more activities in and around Chania, please have a look here.
Check-in: 15.00 pm
Check out: 12.00 pm
Minimum Stay: 2-3 nights, depending on the season
MHTE: 1354 -13- 0094
How To Get There
Melisourgio Village is just 4.5Km from Kolymbari, 11Km from Kissamos and 28Km from Chania, this small village remains almost entirely unaffected by tourism and life still revolves around the tending of crops and livestock as it has done for hundreds of years and is connected to many beautiful places, villages and amazing beaches via the national road!
From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania Airport (47km) or to Heraklon Airport (165km). Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.
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 (33km). Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our partner website.
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, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.
Book your taxi 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: Each house has a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meal. Upon your arrival you find the essentials for your first breakfast and also salt, pepper, olive oil, basic ingredients for every basic meal. A barbeque and a dining area in the garden is available for your use
Internet Access: Free WiFi
Swimming Pool: Small House - Sevi Bella has an outdoor private pool (30 sqm, 4m width - 7.4m length, 1.75m at it’s deepest with sunbeds and umbrellas). The Big House-Sevi Grande has an outdoor private pool (60 sqm, 5m width - 10m length, 1.70m at it’s deepest with sunbeds and umbrellas and children's pool)
Spa Treatments : Not available
Disabled Access: Not suitable
Pets: Not allowed
Languages Spoken: Greek, English
Parking: Private parking area