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Metoche Botonakis Family House

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Aptera, Chania Prefecture, Crete
Offering panoramic views across Souda Bay, the Metoche Botonakis Family House is a spacious dwelling in a quiet setting within walking distance of a choice of tavernas in the village square of Aptera. It is just five minute drive to a choice of quiet beaches and has wifi. The private terrace behind the house has sun loungers and table and chairs to eat ‘al fresco’ whilst admiring the spectacular view.

The property has a spacious and comfortable interior with a Cretan fireplace downstairs and a log burning stove upstairs for the Spring and Autumn evenings.The thick stone walls and sea breezes help to keep the property naturally cool throughout the summer months. There are sitting rooms on both floors.

Ground Floor: large living/dining room with sofa and traditional corner fireplace, dining table and chairs with marble floors and beamed c...
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Listing #HL8470897
About the Owner
Louise K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Villa directions and key instructions will be emailed to you two weeks before your stay. Contact details of your local representative will be left in the villa, to contact during your stay should you have any queries. You will also find an information folder in the villa with lots of information and recommendations of places of interest to visit as well as recommended beaches, tavernas etc. You will receive fresh linen and towels during your stay.
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This lovely old village house in Aptera is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. The views of Souda Bay are lovely, there is shade if needed and the friendly owner looks after the house and gardens beautifully and is happy to help with any...More

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The beautiful terrace has a low wall, so we advise only children over the age of 8 to be permitted to stay at Metoche Botonakis House. Smoking is permitted on the outside areas of...
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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About the neighbourhood
7 miles along the coast from Chania, the road winds gently up to Aptera (formerly Megala Chorafia) a Cretan village set in the foothills of the White Mountains. The village’s hilltop setting makes for breathtaking panoramic views, over Souda Bay to the North and of the White Mountains, rising over 7,000ft to the South. Megala Chorafia, which literally means “Big Fields”, is a scatter of houses and farms with an ornate orthodox church as its centrepiece.The “Metoche” area on the Eastern side, where you accommodation is located, is on a ridge which extends towards the ancient ruins of Aptera. Wild flowers bloom along the narrow roads on which shepherds move their flocks between fields.The archaeological remains of Aptera, dating from the Minoan and Roman times, are within walking distance of... more
Getting around
You will need car hire to get around.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Chania : 23.0 km
Ferry: Souda : 10.0 km
Directions will be sent to you at least 2 weeks before your stay. Car hire is recommended. Chania airport is approximately a 45 minute drive and Heraklion airport 2 hours. There is no public transport so you will need hire car to reach further tavernas, shops, beaches and other facilities and sites.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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