Cretan Stone Cottage
This stunning stone house in Apokoronas, Chania is located in the village of Paidochori on a serene plot surrounded by olive trees and mountains. The property boasts a living space of 86 sqm on a private 238 sqm plot that used to be an olive oil mill. The house has been meticulously maintained to retain its traditional Cretan character, while also incorporating elegant and simple finishes. The interior features wooden windows and shutters, doors, and a stone arch connecting the kitchen and dining area. The living room has a cosy wood-burning fireplace and a window that overlooks the front yard.
Upstairs, there is a bathroom serving both bedrooms. The first bedroom has a large handmade wooden wardrobe, and both rooms have balconies with breathtaking views of the green landscape and mountains.
The outdoor area is also impressive, featuring a stone floor and landscaped garden with various plants and a lemon tree. The yard has a shower area and an irrigation system for the garden.
Despite its peaceful location, the house is just 11 km from the popular sandy beaches of Kalyves. The property is suitable for year-round living, as the villages of Apokoronas are also beautiful in the winter. The house is surrounded by other private residences and has a cool temperature year-round, but it also has an air conditioning unit on the upper floor. Additionally, the property has a solar panel for water heating and is being sold furnished.
The village of Paidochori is part of the municipality of Apokoronas, located in the hinterland of Crete near the borders of Chania and Rethymnon. It is situated between Nerochori and Agii Pantes, and until 2010 it was part of the municipality of Fres in Chania. The houses in the village are built amphitheatrically on the slope of the White Mountains at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level.