Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.
Our villas – Villa "Laina"... and Villa "Sofas" – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each Villa is totally independent, set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas, guarantying a relax staying and a prefect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.
Villa "Sofas" – sleeps 2+
Villa "Sofas" is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. Villa "Sofas" is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.
Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?
Luxury kitchen fully equipped with microwave, cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and kettle,
Beautiful luxurious stone Villa Sofas private pool Chania, Crete, Greece
Additional Location Information
The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighborhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15 km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25 km from the Chania International Airport.
Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours.
The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1 km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from.
The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer center for the youth of west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewelry shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beach nominated with "blue flag" can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services.
The Samaria Gorge, the incredible pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour distance.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
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Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Daniel Monks
My wife and I stayed for a week at the Villa Sofas during late april 2013. The Villa was beautiful. Denis gave us a personal welcome and provided all the info about the villa we could possibly want. The villa is located two minutes walk away from the town of Malemes and the beaches, shops and restaurants. The villa itself is a lovingly restored Venetian villa and associated buildings with all the modern conveniences. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bed is incredibly comfortable and the villa courtyard, wood-fire bbq and pool create a fantastic ambiance. The local area is a sea of olive groves and similar style villas. The local people were helpful and always happy to talk to us. I would advise visitors to take advantage of the local produce sold in Malemes, including the local Raki (local spirit usually served at the end of a meal). The week we spent at the Villa Sofas was quiet, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much to Giorgia and Denis for their hospitality.
Character, welcome and privacy in a lovely environment.
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Alan
This is a tasteful and very characterful property, suitable for couples of all ages, including those with a young child. (Note that pool has a deep end). The landlord hosts are welcoming, conscientious and extremely helpful. Facilities include washing machine, jacuzzi bath, bed linen, towels, hair drier, bicycles, small dishwasher, BBQ, TV and WiFi (if you must).
Location is quiet, the garden (pool, eating al fresco and sunbathing) are not directly overlooked. Lit at night. Sea view from bedroom. Village less than 1 mile, many restaurants etc. about 3 miles, pleasant pebble beach 15 minute walk from house. Xania / Chania 10 miles. Ours was an October rental - idyllic weather, quiet but most facilities still operational.
House cleaned mid-week as well as before arrival.
Very highly recommended.
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Iolanda
We are an italian couple and we stayed for one week in july in villa sofia: we had a wonderful time, not just because the island is beautiful but above all because the house was amazing!! In the villa we had everything we need and love during our holiday, bbq, nature, peacefulness, relax and a nice swimming pool! beside the owners were very kind and happy to help us to find nice beaches, restaurants etc etc. I hope to go back in crete very soon maybe in the bigger villa!!!
thank you very much Dyonisis and Giorgia!!!
Left on 07/25/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Pascal from France
Nothing wrong in this location ,traditional ambiancebut very confortable.
The owner treat you like family .
the location was just perfect for us , we'll go back one dayfore sure.
Merci pour ces vacances relaxantes dans une maison de grand confort Je recommande
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