Kourouni Villa details
It’s steeped in history, yet cutting-edge. And wonderfully peaceful, yet close to amenities. Granted they might sound like contradictions, but the Kourouni Villa pulls them both off. The villa itself is built in a contemporary Cretan style, so although the chunky stone exteriors look traditional, they’re whisked into the 21st century with arched windows and patio doors. Then there’s the pool. It’s a decent size and comes with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea.
Inside, it’s just as vogue. All open-plan, the area feels particularly big thanks to the high ceilings, while the chic kitchen gives it a real Grand-Designs feel. And such is the thought that’s gone into the layout, that you’ll also be able to take in the view from the comfort of a modern three-seater sofa.
Location-wise, the winding road leading to the villa isn’t for the faint hearted. But such is its elevated position, that it was used by the Resistance to fend off German troops during World War II. It saw action, too – spent cartridges have been found embedded in the rock. Elsewhere, Chania is only a 20-minute drive away, while Omalos, the start of the spectacular Samaria Gorge, is easily reached by car. Closer to home, the nearest shops and restaurants are a five-minute drive away.
• 3 bedrooms - double and twin with en suite bathroom • Open-plan living/dining area with kitchen, full cooker, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher • Washing machine • Iron/board • Air-conditioning • TV • DVD player • CD player/radio • Balcony • Tables and chairs
Private pool - solar heated • Sunbeds • Parasols • Terrace • Gardens
Location• A short drive to restaurant and shops • 10 minute drive to the sandy beach, bar, supermarket and resort centre • 45 minute drive to the airport
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