Additional Location Information
Rena villa is located in Megala Chorafia village in Chania, Crete. A perfect spot for relaxation, with the fantastic Mountain views and very close to famous sandy beaches, a nature and peaceful environment, perfect for summer holidays in Crete island.
Kalives village, only 8km away, is an agricultural market centre by the seaside with plenty restaurants, coffee places and souvenir shops. The beach, extending for 300 m, just before the entrance of the village is of golden sand with green-blue waters. Stroll down the beautiful narrow village lanes that lead to the central square of the village with the large plane tree. In Kalyves you can find a large supermarket, car rental companies, butchers and bakeries, many dining choices and a bank.
Almyrida village, 11km away, is today a small seaside tourist resort. The two small sandy beaches are very popular in the summer, especially for families and young crowds that enjoy combining their suntan with fresh local fish by the bay. In Almyrida you can find a good number of seaside tavernas, a butcher, two mini markets, a car rental company and an ATM. You can also book boat trips for snorkelling in the caves and take diving lessons from a local company. Almirida is an ideal base for exploring the many picturesque inland villages, dramatic mountain gorges and some of the island's best beaches and sheltered bays nearby.
Chania, the capitol of West Crete, is only 15 minutes drive and has a beautiful Venetian Harbour with a fascinating history. Wander through the many narrow lanes filled with Venetian, Turkish and Byzantine style buildings. You can also find all the facilities and amenities that you would expect of a modern city with fine restaurants, bars, clubs, live music, traditional harbour side tavernas and fashionable shops. Indeed, there is so much to explore and experience. You can hire a car or bicycle or even take a boat ride along the coast. Some of the best scenery can be seen on foot. There are many walks or treks along mountain paths and gorges including the world famous Samaria Gorge. Other activity pursuits include horse riding, tennis, golf, go-karting and climbing. Most water sports are available including, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, jet skiing and water-skiing. There are many Health & Fitness centres offering a range of beauty treatments and alternative therapies including massage, reflexology, reiki and yoga. Cultural interests include museums, archaeological sites, ancient towns, churches, monasteries, folklore festivals, theatre and cinemas (open air in the summer).