Luxurious mountain retreat
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Code: KH12

Area: Apokoronas

City: Chania, Crete

Location: Tzitzifes-Fres

Plot size: 1,600sqms

Price: 385,000€


A luxurious 4-bedroom architect-designed villa set on a private land plot of 1600qm, featuring a private swimming pool with separate jacuzzi, beautifully landscaped with stone and tiled sun deck. There are garden areas with mature trees including oaks and a wide variety of fruit trees. The property is located half way between the traditional villages of Fres and Tzitzifes in the Apokoronas region, in a lush green and peaceful area and due to its elevated position, enjoys panoramic views over the countryside and surrounding villages across to the coastline in the distance. Built on two levels, the house is 179sqm, features a self-contained studio with independant access and extensive terraces and balconies. The design of the house incorporates traditional Cretan village elements with extensive use of wood, natural stone and arches which add immense character and country-style warmth.

The ground floor comprises of a spacious entrance hall with direct access to all living areas and covered terrace in the garden. A stone archway on the right leads to the comfortable living room with wood-burning fire-place. A couple of steps and another stone archway separate the open-plan dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, which offers ample cupboard space. Both areas provide access to the pool-side covered terrace. Left from the main entrance hall are the two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and extensive storage space and a bathroom. The large number of wooden-framed windows and patio doors create character and ensure an abundance of natural light.

A wooden staircase leads to the wooden gallery on the first floor with access to the main bathroom and master bedroom with floor to ceiling built-in wardrobe and exposed wood beam ceiling. Both the bedroom and gallery access a large, covered balcony with barbecue and endless views over the valley with olive groves towards the sea and beyond Mt. Psiloritis. This balcony is also accessible by the self-contained studio apartment, with kitchenette and shower-room, with independent entrance via a separate staircase.

The house comes complete with underfloor heating and solar heating panels. The property is surrounded by stone boundary walls and access is via a remote controlled gate.


* Two-level house of 179sqm * Set on a private land plot of 1600sqm * Private swimming pool and separate jacuzzi * Panoramic views over the valley, out to sea and Mt Psiloritis * Four double bedrooms, one of which is a self-contained studio * Two separate bathrooms * Fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms * Modern fully equipped kitchen with ample cupboard space * Abundant natural light through numerous windows * Natural stone used in house design and paving * Extensive use of wood and arches for traditional Cretan character * Underfloor heating throughout with boiler * Air-conditioning in studio apartment * Solar panel water heating system * Full structural insulation * Wood-burning fireplace in living area * Extensive covered terraces and balconies * Wooden framed windows and doors throughout * Wooden shutters * Exposed wood beam ceiling on first floor * Insect screens on all windows and doors * Ample storage space both in-house and outside * Garden with mature oak trees, carob and variety of fruit trees * Outdoor shower * Stone boundary walls * Private parking * Remote controlled main entrance * 15mins drive to the sandy Kalyves or Almyrida beaches * 25mins drive to Chania city


Village: 800 mtrs

Chania airport: 42 kms

Souda port: 24 kms

Nearest beach: 13 kms

Chania city center: 30 kms

Shops & amenities: 1 km


  • Air-Conditioning
  • Beach nearby
  • Built-in kitchen electrical appliances
  • Double glazed windows and balcony doors
  • Electronic entrance gates
  • European standard plumbing
  • Fireplace
  • Fitted designer kitchen
  • Fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms
  • Full insulation in walls, floor, ceiling
  • Fully landscaped gardens
  • Insect screen in every room
  • Internal Light Fixtures
  • Large balcony
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pergola covered outdoor dining area
  • Private parking area
  • Private swimming pool
  • Sea View
  • Shopping nearby
  • Solar water heating panel
  • Stone boundary walls
  • Storage Room
  • Sun terrace
  • Underfloor heating with boiler
  • Window shutters

Area Information

The village of Fres:

Fres is a vibrant, small town, in the foothills of the White Mountains, with a shady plateia, school, information centre, taverna, cafes, a mini-market, baker and butcher. The main square is a popular meeting place from which an archway leads to the upper part of the village and the church of Madonna of the Two Rocks – perched on two large rocks and surrounded by well-tended terraced gardens. From there an easy walk leads up to St. Antonius’ cave, offering panoramic views to Souda Bay and the Akrotiri.

There is a variety of excellent tavernas within walking distance of the house and many footpaths lead into the mountains and link the neighbouring villages. It is on the bus route to Xania, which can be reached in about half an hour by car, while the town of Vrisses, with supermarkets, shops, tavernas, bank, garage and post-office, is only 7 km away and the beaches at Kalives and Georgioupoli are also easily accessible. Xora Sfakion, on the south coast, is less than one hour’s drive away.

The region of Apokoronas:

Apokoronas is situated at the foot of the White Mountains in the north-eastern corner of the Chania prefecture and is one of the greenest regions of Crete. The area features numerous interesting sights, such as Lake Kournas, the island’s only freshwater lake and the archeological site of Aptera with its superb views of Souda Bay. Apokoronas features an abundance of historic and picturesque villages with traditional taverns and thriving seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches along the coast like Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgioupolis.

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