Villa mh47361

  • Villa
  • 6 Sleeps
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms

Blue Fairy Villa is located in the most panoramic point of the region Kournas, NW side of the lake, built in a way that you can enjoy the unique view of the lake and White Mountains, also with a magnificent backdrop to the deep bay of Georgioupolis and deep blue of the Cretan Sea. Situated in the heart of Apokoronas, just outside the traditional village Kournas, the villa is the ideal starting point for all kinds of tours. Explore the lake and the nature, visit Crete’s north and south coast, admire the island’s tradition and culture and enjoy its hospitality. Kournas Lake is one of the favourite destinations for all Crete visitors. Walking all around the lake with the blue and green water takes less than an hour (3,5 km). You can enjoy a nice meal in one of the taverns or cafés, little beaches with white sand just in front of the taverns, where you can rest or take a swim, also rent a water bike and ride on the lake. The unique sunset and the wonderful starlit sky make you feel free and help you escape from everyday life

The ideal location in the hilly area of Apokoronas, but only 3 km from the beaches of Georgioupolis, amidst mountains, lakes and the sea, allows you for short walks and longer excursions to experience the Cretan nature and tradition. The villa lies above Lake Kournas on the north end of Chania prefecture, almost in the middle between Chania (40 km to the east) and Rethymno (30 km to the west). From Kournas you can easily get to the highway (1000 m) and visit Chania, the Omalos plateau, the Samaria Gorge (79 km), Fragokastelo and other places in Chania prefecture, or drive west and visit Rethymno with the impressive castle or Heraklion and Knossos (105 km), an important town in the antiquity. There are daily departures from Piraeus to the port of Souda, only 30 km form the lake. You could also travel by aeroplane to Chania or Heraklion from Athens or most European cities. GETTING THERE Getting there is very easy since the location is by the lake of Kournas, someone can find signs from all the streets. When you are located at the lake the owner will come and pick you up to show you the way to the villa. General from the motorway from either airports (Chania or Heraklion) you turn of the junction to Georgioupolis village. From there follow the signs to Kournas Lake. Chania The city of Chania was built on the ruins of ancient Kydonia. The old town is surrounded by the Venetian walls built in the 15th century and it preserves its Venetian architecture. Narrow streets, old buildings, many of them renovated, create a unique atmosphere and take us back in time. The Venetian harbour is renowned not only for its beauty, but also for its various shops, restaurants and bars, simply, you can find anything you need to enjoy your holidays. Chania has an international airport and the big port of Souda. In the heart of the city is the Municipal Market, a building in the shape of a cross which was completed in the year 1913 according to the plans of the covered market of Marseille. The Municipal Market hosts various traditional shops and small taverns. Close to the Market is the Municipal Garden, where you can relax and have your children run and play and see a pair of Kri Kri, Crete’s wild goat. Chania is the hometown of many important personalities. There are important foundations, such as the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” at Chalepa Square. On the hill over Chalepa you can admire the magnificent view of the whole Chania city while visiting the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos. Rethymno Rethymno is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. The old city of Rethymno still preserves its old urban structure to a great extend, formed during the Venetian period and later reformed during the Turkish occupation. It has been declared a protected historical monument and a traditional settlement. Kournas Lake Apokoronas is one of the five former provinces of Chania prefecture and is situated at the northeast part of the prefecture. Kournas is one of the area’s traditional villages. The area of Apokoronas extends from the foothills of Lefka Ori north to the beach, with several gulfs, such the gulf of Almyros and Georgioupolis. Kournas Lake, 3 km from Georgioupolis, is the southern lake of whole Europe. It is created thanks to the underground water coming down from Lefka Ori and is trapped by the impervious rocks within the natural basin. Lake Kournas was known in antiquity as Lake Koressia. Its current name comes from the Arabic language and means bathtub and lake. The lake’s dark waters impress not only the visitors but also the natives, thus there is the belief that it is bottomless. The lake has some more legends and of course its own water nymph who appears on moonlit nights, combing her hair. The villas lie above Lake Kournas on the north end of Chania prefecture, almost in the middle between Chania (40 km to the east) and Rethymno (30 km to the west). From Kournas you can easily get to the highway (1000 m) and visit Chania, the Omalos plateau, the Samaria Gorge (79 km), Fragokastelo and other places in Chania prefecture, or drive west and visit Rethymno with the impressive castle or Heraklion and Knossos (105 km), an important town in the antiquity. There are daily departures from Piraeus to the port of Souda, only 30 km form the lake. You could also travel by aeroplane to Chania or Heraklion from Athens or most European cities. WANDERING AROUND KOURNAS LAKE Kournas Lake is one of the favourite destinations for all Crete visitors. It is the ideal place to relax while going for a nice walk. Walking all around the lake with the blue and green water takes less than an hour (3,5 km. ). You can enjoy a nice meal in one of the taverns or cafés. There are little beaches with white sand just in front of the taverns, where you can rest or take a swim. You could also rent a water bike and ride on the lake. Around the lake there are many places to visit, giving you the opportunity either to walk or to make a day trip by car/ motorbike. While admiring the lake you can also see Lefka Ori on your right and if you drive to the other direction you will get to Georgioupolis with its beautiful bay or to the beaches of Kavros and Episkopi with big sandy hills and crystal clear water. You could also drive to the village Argyroupolis and refresh yourself by its wonderful water springs. The village Kournas lies about 4 km from the lake. It is a traditional village, unaffected by tourism, with wonderful green nature. There is the Church of Agios Georgios, a church built in the Byzantine times with architectural features added later during the Venetian period. Between the village and the lake of Kournas is the Kournas Cave, a small but very pretty cave with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Not far from Kournas is the village Vryses, a big village with green nature also worth visiting. If you drive further with direction to the south (Sfakia) you will have the chance to visit some more interesting places. First, the Krapi plateau and then the Askyfou plateau, where some very important battles of the Cretan folk have taken place during the Venetian period and the Turkish occupation. The way to the south is more than impressive: you can see gorges with big, sharp rocks, wild mountain landscape, but also olive groves, streams, gardens with vegetables and wine bowers. While approaching the south coast the view is enchanting. You can see the sea and the small islands Paximadia, as well as the village Fragokastelo. You can then take the road to Fragokastelo or to Chora Sfakion. From C there is a daily ferry to and from the Samaria Gorge. The ferry can also take you to other south coast beaches, such as Loutro, Agia Roumeli, SugiaandPaleochora or to the island Gavdos. EXCURSIONS BY CAR OR MOTORBIKE Starting from Kournas Lake, Crete’s sole natural freshwater lake, you can make an excursion to Rethymno – Moni Preveli – Arkadi – Heraklion. The old town of Rethymno combines features of the Turkish period with Venetian architecture. You can wander in the small, picturesque streets; see the old minarets, the lighthouse and the Venetian castle, the famous Fortezza that was built in 1573. From Rethymno you can drive south and visit wonderful beaches, some crowded and others hidden among the steep mountains (e.g.beachesAgios Pavlos, Triopetra, Ammoudi). Driving through the Kourtaliotiko gorge you reach Moni Preveli, in the middle of enchanting scenery, and then the popular summer resort Plakias. On your way to Heraklion you can visit the monastery of Arkadi, a symbol in the struggle against the Turks. Before reaching Heraklion you pass by Fodele cove and the beaches Paleokastro and Ammoudara. THE LAKE’S ECOSYSTEM The mountains around Lake Kournas are at some places bare with little vegetation and at some others full of trees, bushes and olive groves. The area is protected by the Natura 2000, as it is a n important biotope hosting many different species, such as moorhens, water turtles, eels, grass snakes, as well as some rare endemic plants. The lake has fine sand and is ideal for swimming, but also a beautiful place to walk or read a book and relax. In the summer period the water of the lake is at its lowest level, as the water from the mountains is less, whereas in winter the water level is higher.

Distances

  Shopping: 3 Kilometre
  Restaurants: 0.1 Kilometre
  Distance to water: 2 Kilometre

Facilities - Inside

6 Sleeps
2 Bedrooms
2 Single beds
1 Bathrooms
0 Floor no.
2 Sofa beds
A/C
DVD
TV
Internet
Washing machine
Shower
Bath tub
Safe
Wireless
  Type: Villa
Ground floor: (Kitchen(cooker(4 ring stoves), coffee maker, oven, microwave, fridge freezer), Living/diningroom(TV(satellite), DVD player, airconditioning), WC, 2x Single sofa bed) On 1st floor: (bedroom(King size double bed, airconditioning), bedroom(2x Single bed, airconditioning), bathroom(bath with shower, washbasin, toilet)) garage, washing machine, airconditioning, garden, garden furniture, BBQ, swimming pool(private, 10 x 5 m.), safety deposit box

Facilities - Kitchen

Equiped kitchen
Microwave oven
Oven

Facilities - Outside

Garage
BBQ
Garden furnitures
Outdoor pool

Suitability

1 No. of pets considered
  Smoking: No Smoking
  Pets considered: Yes

Prices per week

Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018 GBP 933

Price from £ 933 £ 933

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