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18th century Venetian villa with private pool next to the lake near the beach

Panoramic view of Lake Kournas. Swim, canoe, hike, walk, cycle, relax, enjoy.
5 reviews
Panoramic view of Lake Kournas. Swim, canoe, hike, walk, cycle, relax, enjoy.
House front view with parking.
Swimming pool and lounge area and beach umbrellas.
Relax or play at our private pool
House entrance overseeing the stone layered porch.
House Entrance
Large Venetian Arc reveals Cottage Architecture
Dining room area view from a loft
Living room area with wooden staircase leading to the lofts.
Kitchen area reveals signs of the house architecture
House exit view stone arcs.
Bathroom mirrors.
Make room for our road travelling visitors. They are returning from lunch.
Lake Kournas near the house where you can rent canoes and pedalos.
Walk down the road to Lake Kournas from Exit 2 you can dine, have cold coffee, swim, relax
Sit and relax and near the Lake Kournas streams
Have a cold drink  from the hillside lakeview cafe
Visit old Port of Chania where you can spent a whole day doing a variety of things
Guests often visit the golden sand beaches located near the property.
Boating is available for guests throughout the island. Excursions are also available.
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5 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete
Villa Christiana by Lake Kournas in Crete is a traditional home originally built sometime during the late seventeen hundreds or early eighteen hundreds and is part of a family inheritance. Fully renovated to accommodate the guests with the comfort of modern living yet leaving the old appearance preserved. The unique Venetian architecture, thick stone walls, arches and traditional furniture, provide the guests with a pleasant experience of a house of such architecture. There is a patio with a cozy private pool and lounge-chair area, for our guests to relax and enjoy. The property is located on a 350 square meter lot near the beautiful ecosystem of Lake Kournas. The main house with the private pool is approximately 140 square meters with three lofts a bedroom and two bathrooms. A large living room area, a television room and a full kitchen... Read more
About the Owner, Stratos C
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Key will be delivered to you at the property upon arrival. We will be there to welcome you and sign paperwork.

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Excellent - based on 5 reviews
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English first
Moscow, Russia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We loved our week at Villa Christiana. We used it as a base to explore many sites in Western Crete, and every day at the end of the day it was so nice to come back to this comfortable villa. The villa is about 5 minutes walk from Lake Kournas, a beautiful freshwater lake ringed by mountains. I am a...

Management response:

It was a great pleasure having you stay at our property. Great guests that took care of our property and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Crete. We do hope to see you in the future.


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Arthur N
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Villa Christiana is a lovely, atmospheric period cottage in a quiet and semi-rustic neighbourhood near the stunning Lake Kournas. It is great for kids with lots of rooms, stairs and outside alleys to explore. Plus a fabulous swimming pool and a 'sheep train' that is shepherded by each evening. A car is crucial for visiting the many beautiful beaches in...

Management response:

Dear Arthur, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Villa Christiana, and extremely glad that you enjoyed your holiday with your wonderful family. We wish you the best and hope that we can accommodate your needs again in a future holiday. Stratos and Martha Villa Christiana Crete


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Mr Mrs J
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stratos and his wife were excellent hosts and even though we arrived late at night were there to greet us and provided much needed bottled water and fruit. The villa was emaculate and being open plan was roomy and comfortable for us and our three teenage children. However, three of the rooms are up in the roof space making them...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. We had a pleasure having your family stay at our property. I understand your concern about the staircase steepness however it is within the building code requirement standards and safe for all families. We are looking forward to seeing you or your friends in the future.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
Smoking allowed outdoors on the patio and by the pool area.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    4 Twins
    2 Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
EUR 150
EUR 1,050
15 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
June 2018
4 nights
EUR 163
EUR 1,118
30 Jun 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
Early July
4 nights
EUR 175
EUR 1,199
21 Jul 2018 -
18 Aug 2018
High July Aug 2018
4 nights
EUR 191
EUR 1,310
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $154 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $39 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Our property is located on the beautiful Greek island of Crete in the south-east Mediterranean. Travel to Crete and enjoy ideally positioned cottages on the hillside next to Lake Kournas. These traditional stone villa houses have a view of the northern coast of the island, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The surrounding environment is serene and beautiful. Acres of olive trees and green fields blooming with wild flowers lay a picture perfect location for the customer to enjoy the views of the mountains dropping into the lake down the fields into the sea. The towns of Georgioupolis and Kavros are a few minutes away where you can shop dine or go to the beach and much more. The city of Rethymnon is 20 minutes away and Chania.
Getting around
Buses, town train on wheels, taxis
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Chania International Airport: 40.0 km
Ferry: Souda Port of Chania: 29.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
Nearby cities
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