Majestic Villa in On the Edge of the Sea in Crete Location and other villas and tours nearby
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These Crete Villas are in Akrotiri. The Cape, which is the common name of the peninsula, lies 10 km to the northeast of the city of Chania and north of Souda Bay. Administratively, it constitutes the Municipality of Akrotiri in the Kydonia District of the Prefecture of Chania.
500mt to the small sandy beach
- 1.3 km to Tersanas Beach
- 4.0 km to Kalathas Beach
- 3.7 km to Stavros Beach
- 8.6 km to Chania Airport
- 12 km to the centre of Chania and Chania Harbour
- 12 km to Souda Harbour
- 2.6 km to the nearest supermarket in Chorafakia
- 1.3 km to the nearest cafe-restaurant
- 6.7 km to Kounoupidiana, the nearest town
Activities / What to do there?
- Agios Antonios
- Poro Mavre
- In the Lera /Stavros area, there is an ancient mountain cave in use since the Neolithic Period above Stavros' sandy beach on the northern tip of the Akrotiri Peninsula. Evidence shows that the cave was used as a sanctuary from the end of the Bronze Period through the Greek Periods.
- Arkalospilio is 3km from the Gouvernetou Monastery.
- Aherospilio and Agios Ioannis are near the Katholiko Monastery.
- At Arkoudospilios Cave (Cave of the Bear or The Virgin Mary Arkoudiotissa), close to the Gouverneto Monastery in Akrotiri, there is stalagmite resembling a bear, a reservoir with "holy water" and a small church dedicated to the Ypapanti that are certainly worth a visit. A local legend says that the Virgin Mary (there is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin inside the cave) turned the bear to stone after she caught it drinking the monks' water. Archaeologists claim that in antiquity the cave was a shrine to Artemis, who was transformed into the shape of a bear.
- Agios Onoufrios
- Tersanas and Maherida
The remains of the ancient city of Minoa are visible upon arrival to the beautiful beach of Marathi. Minoa, which once dominated the enterance to the protected Souda Bay, was one of the two harbours of the powerful city-state of Aptera during Grecian times. Excavations have uncovered part of its harbour and some buildings dating from the second century A.D.
Important monasteries and churches:
- Holly Trinity - Tzangaroglou. Established in the 16th century and named after its founders, Jeremiah and Laurentius Giagarolo, two brothers from a noble Venetian family.
- Our Lady of the Angels - Gouverneto. Built on a small plateau at 260m. One of the oldest monasteries in Crete (15th century).
- Saint John the Hermit - Katholiko. Three km from Gouveneto Monastery. Considered to be the oldest monastery in Crete (6th-10th century) and has hermitages like those of Meteora.
These three sites offer extraordinary walking routes for visitors who enjoy wild, captivating views.
- Nuns’ Monastery of Agios Ioannis, a 17th century building near Korakies.
- Agios Ioannis Eleimon Monastery, 17th century
- Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis in the gorge of Mavre, near the village of Pazinos.