Villa Drapani

Villa Drapani is situated in the beautiful region in West-Crete, Apokoronas in a traditional shepherd village surrounded by olive trees, cypresses close to the wild mountains and the sea offering you extraordinary sceneries. It is a luxury renovated country house with a large private outdoor area. It has an enchanting garden, various nice little terrasses, olive and lemon trees, plants, flowers and an 8 acre overflow swimming pool with poolbar and barbecue. There is an entrance gate and a private parking for two vehicles. At walking distance from the house there are two good tavernas and a mini market.

  • Price per week: Low season 1050€, High season 1500 € 
  • Persons: 9
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 living rooms
  • 2 kitchens
  • 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets.
  • Private swimming pool, poolbar and barbecue
  • Private parking for two vehicles.

Villa Drapani is situated in the beautiful region in West-Crete, Apokoronas in a traditional shepherd village surrounded by olive trees, cypresses close to the wild mountains and the sea offering you extraordinary sceneries. It is a luxury renovated country house with a large private outdoor area. It has an enchanting garden, various nice little terrasses, olive and lemon trees, plants, flowers and an 8 acre overflow swimming pool with poolbar and barbecue. There is an entrance gate and a private parking for two vehicles. At walking distance from the house there are two good tavernas and a mini market.

Price per week: Low season from 1050€, high season from 1500 €
Persons: 9
4 bedrooms
2 living rooms
2 kitchens
2 bathrooms, 3 toilets.
Private swimming pool, poolbar and barbecue
Private parking for two vehicles.

The residence consist of two fully equipped units, one on each floor with a private entrance. The interior is designed by TVB DESIGN using wood, iron and stone, creating a sleek and unique mood of sophisticated elegance and modernity, the villa combines in absolute harmony all modern amenities with an authentic character. The house is on the highest spot of the village Drapanos surveying the whole area, offering a panoramic view and a lot of privacy.

On the ground floor there is an open plan living room with a big dining table and a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (a double bed and two single beds), a spacious bathroom and a private terrace.
On the upper floor there are two bedroom, with two single beds convertible in double beds, a living room with two sofas, a bathroom and an extra toilet, a fully equipped kitchen and a fantastic terrace with a tremendous view: North view on the sea, South on the White mountains, East Rethymnon and the Psiloritis (the highest top of Crete).

Drapanos is a traditional, tranquil shepherd village, located in a beautiful region, the region of Apokoronas. The area combines a scenery of woods, hills and mountains with the amazing blue sea and the original rustic Cretan architecture. breathtaking sceneries and many other authentic villages, which make good exploring either for hikers with many described hiking trails, horseback riders or cyclists.

Location: Drapanos village is at equal distance from the two most interesting cities of Crete: Chania (28km) and Rethymnon (30km), only 6 km from the sandy beach of Ombrosgialos, 12km from the sea side resort Almirida, 14km from the sea side resort Georgioupolis.

The nearby villages, Vamos and Almirida, have a large number of amenities, including bakery, bank (and ATM), butcher & Fishmonger, green grocers & mini-market, hairdresser, traditional cafes, petrol station, post office, tavernas, traditional craft shops and a few excellent tavernas for locals and tourists.

Site seeing:

Almyrida, has two nice sandy beaches, with shallow water, safe for children in waveless days. Characteristic is the small rocky pier-peninsula with a small white chapel. Different activities are available as water sports, diving and windsurfing. Taverns attract as much the locals as the visitors. Almirida is famous for fresh fish and delicious traditional Cretan food.

Vamos village is the biggest traditional village of Apokoronas region. Many of its houses have been refubrished retaining their main folk and neoclassical architecture elements. Less than 3 km south of Vamos, at the location of Karidi which was feud and residence of the Venetian ruler of the region, is located the only Monastery of Apokoronas region.

The Karidi Monastery, as briefly referred the monastery of St. George of Karidi, is a complex of traditional architecture that it was restored and it has been in use since 1996. The large mill with its impressive 12 arches that supported the roof, is showing the vast olive oil production of the monastery during the Ottoman Turkish rule in Crete.

Gavalochori is a picturesque village in a green landscape square, it is worth visiting the women’s cooperative where you will see lace created using an old hand-knitting art known as “Kopaneli” which is dating back to the Byzantine times.Furthermore, the historical Folklore Museum of Gavalochori housed in a building of local traditional architecture, is just a few minutes walk away from the square. Finally, 1 km south of the village is located a park where there are scattered 24 arched stone-built well.

Ombrosgialo is a well hidden beautiful bay. It is located on the eastern coast of cape Drapano. Here you’ll come to swim or snorkeling in the crystal-clear blue waters, and then you’ll sit for lunch to the only tavern that there is in Ombrosgialos.

Kalives village is built in an amphitheater form along the beach among two hills and, thanks to the rivers Xydas and Kylaris, it is oasis for the hot summer nights that will make you feel amazing.The main sandy beach of about five hundred meters, with shallow waters and big trees, offering natural shade. The beach has been awarded with a Blue Flag. Apart from the main beach, there is another smaller beach on the other side of the river Xydas, for those that prefer a more relaxed swim.

Vrisses village, another oasis with trees and running water. The whole place is full of cafes and taverns. And its known for its excellent yoghurt of sheep milk.

Aptera, one of the most interesting archaeological sites in western Crete, located have way between Drapanos and Chania, above Souda Bay. Ever since the Minoan Period (3500- 1070 BC) till the 4th century it was one of the most important states of the island. The ruins belong to the Geometric Period (1000- 685 BC), the Hellenistic Period (323- 67 BC) and the Roman Empire (67 BC – 324 AD). Fortification, aqueducts, public baths, and graves are some of the findings. The most impressive of the preserved ancient buildings are the ancient theater and the groups of Roman cisterns, that supplied the facilities of the public and private baths of the city.

Plaka, is famous for its healthy climate and the hospitality of the locals. The numerous sea caves of the east shores till Drapanos Cape constitute an imposing natural phenomenon. Plaka has enchanting traditional narrow streets and an old well-maintained houses. Every July, locals organize a traditional Cretan feast, Plakiana, in honor of the famous lyre player Michael Papadakis or Plakianos. And last but not least, if something is unforgettable in this place is definitely the sunset.

Kournas lake is actually the only large natural lake in Crete and is located in an enchanting landscape, surrounded by high mountains and olive groves. It is located near the village Kournas, 2.5km southeast of the beach of Georgioupolis, 43km east of Chania and 20km west of Rethymnon. Lake Kournas and its surroundings constitute a very important ecosystem for Greece. Kournas is one of the very few areas of Crete where plenty of fresh water is stored throughout the year. For this reason, it is protected under the Natura 2000 program.

The Olive Ranch is an ethical, family run children’s farm with onsite accommodation, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and only 25 minutes’ drive from Chania. At the Olive Ranch you can see, feed and touch an assortment of animals.

Georgioupoli is a popular seaside resort with large sand beaches. It is a small coastal town, situated in a lush valley filled with rivers and springs. The river Almiros crosses the town. Before the town, there is the Almiros marsh, where very important animal species are sheltered. On the square of the village there are restaurants, cafes and tourist shops. At the exit of Almyros, you will meet the picturesque harbor of the area. But the town’s highlight is the picturesque chapel of St Nicholas, that is built on the end of the small pier. The church from far looks like floating on the sea surface.

Chania is one of the two most important towns of Crete with a very rich and extraordinary history and cultural heritage. Chania counts a great variety of monuments from the Byzantine period, the Venetian period, the Ottoman period as well as the modern History which are worth seeing. The lively old Venetian town with the narrow picturesque alleys and its stunning ancient Venetian harbor makes of Chania one of the pearls of the island.