Villa Trouli

Chania Area, Apano Stalos, Crete

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Web Ref: 3965

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 2 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 3km
  8. Shops & Tavernas 2.3km
  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room (washing machine) and doors to exterior.
  • First Floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and large covered balcony. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and balcony.
  • Outside: Shaded dining terrace. Sun terrace. Shower. Barbecue. Garden. Private parking.
  • Private, free-form swimming pool (10m x 6.5m) with designated shallow section (1.5m x 1.5m)

Tranquil and inviting, Villa Trouli also commands a most impressive position offering all-encompassing views from virtually every corner of the property. Looking out from the poolside, terraces and balconies the remarkable vista extends across picturesque rolling countryside to the quaint village of Upper Stalos and a 270° swathe of meandering Cretan coastline lapped by glittering Mediterranean waters. On the opposite side of the property the famous soaring peaks of the Lefki Ori mountain range provide the most scenic of backdrops to a further selection of far-reaching rural views.

Stylish, light and warmly welcoming, Villa Trouli is truly(!) a home-from-home providing beautifully maintained and comfortably furnished accommodation that includes a well-equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living/dining area and three en-suite bedrooms distributed over two floors. Appealing and airy, each bedroom also has access to the exterior with the large terrace or balcony off the upstairs bedrooms presenting further perfect spots from which to admire those remarkable panoramas.

With an abundance of wildlife including birds of prey, owls and many beautiful butterflies regularly spotted in the vicinity, this stunning setting is ideally suited for those seeking gentle relaxation and natural beauty. Peppering the lawned grounds mature palms, bougainvillea and a selection of indigenous shrubs create inviting patches of shade as well as a delightfully soothing ambience in which to enjoy a sunset barbecue whilst revelling in the captivating views.

With an intriguing free-form shape (reminiscent of a grand piano when seen from above) the good size private swimming pool has a designated children’s section to one corner and is fringed by a spacious sun terrace.

The village of Upper Stalos (a 5 minute drive) has a handful of convivial tavernas serving traditional Greek delicacies or continue another 5 minutes further to the bustling coastal village of Stalos itself, home to beach of soft golden sand, a variety of popular tavernas, laid back beach bars, minimarkets and various local shops.

Many other stunning beaches can be found within a 15 minute drive plus the principal town of the area, Chania, with its beautifully preserved Venetian harbour can be reached in under half an hour. Make a date to take a wander through Chania’s labyrinthine backstreets lined with bazaars, bars and numerous interesting eateries before enjoying dinner by the water’s edge or on a rooftop terrace.

  • Property licence number: MHTE 1042K 1000 296 7801

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Location of Villa Trouli

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Villa Trouli

Explore Aptera Castle and ruins

Enjoying spectacular views over the bay of Souda, the castle was built after the Cretan Revolution of 1866 to control the region of Apokorona and to support the Itzadin fortress in controlling the strategically important bay of Souda.  This Turkish castle is believed to have been occupied from as early as the 14th century BC, up until the monastery was abandoned in 1964.  Today you can soak up the atmosphere of Crete’s extraordinary history here in the hills above the village of Megala Chorafia.

Elafonissi Island

At the extreme south west corner of Crete you will find Elafonissi beach and the tiny islet of the same name.  Wade across the shallow lagoon to the pink tinged shoreline of this remarkable island which is protected by the Natura 2000 organisation. In high summer it does get very busy. Best to go as early as you can to beat the crowds!

Visit the Naval Museum in Chania

Created in 1973 and housed next to the Firkas Fortress at the western end of the Venetian Harbour.  The museum collection includes nautical instruments, war relics, models of ships, paintings and historical photographs.  A section of the museum is also dedicated to the German invasion of Crete. 

Kournas Lake

This is the only fresh water lake in Crete and whilst rather small in size, the stunning aquamarine waters are surrounded by a greenery environment with rare plants and trees.  Take a relaxing walk around the lake or be more adventurous and rent a boat, the choice is yours.

Gramvousa Island and the Balos Lagoon

Accessible only be sea, you can take daily cruises from Kissamos port and enjoy some of Crete’s most beautiful beaches.  Gramvousa (also called Tigani peninsula) has a castle on top of the island built by the Venetians to protect Crete from a Turkish occupation. It was one of the last unconquered bastions and it was the first area of Crete to be liberated from the Turks in 1825 (Turks were not expelled from all the rest of Crete until 1898).  The Gramvousa/Balos region is a protected biotope. There are 400 different plants on Gramvousa, 26 of them endemic to Crete.  In the shallow parts of the sea, the Mediterranean plant Posidonia oceanica thrives, providing shelter for marine life.
 

Loutro

Escape on a ferry and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this little slice of heaven!  This remote seaside village next to the clear blue sea has a dramatic backdrop of rocky mountains rising up behind her.  Its inaccessibility means there are no crowds and no cars, what a perfect spoke for a peaceful getaway.

Watersports

You can try just about any type of watersports in this part of Crete including water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, kayaking or even a fishing trip.  Please ask your representative for details.

Sunset over Falassarna

Falassarna spans a large area which actually consists of five consecutive beaches, the main beach of Falassarna is called Pachia Ammos and is a 1km in length.  The area around here is magnificent and is a protected nature reserve.  If you are looking for something romantic, the sunset here is considered to be the best in Crete.

Enjoy the delicious Greek food

There are so many Greek foods to be devoured, but a trip to Crete would not be complete without tucking into a bowl of Stifado, gorging on Greek yoghurt and honey or enjoying a Dolmadaki.  From the fresh Greek salads to the warm pitta dipped in Tzatziki, your tastebuds will be tantalized.

Explore the Holy Trinity Monastery

If you’re looking for a break from the beach, the Holy Trinity Monastery close to Akrotiri is an amazing place to visit.  Built on the site of an old church in the 17th century by two brothers from the Venetian Zangaroli family.  The Monastery produces its own olive oil and wine and there is also a small museum that you can visit.

Winery Tour

The Manousakis Winery is the place to visit if you are looking for a more sophisticated, international flavour.  You can enjoy wine tasting, visit the vineyards, enjoy lunch or dinner at the restaurant or evening take a cooking class.

An evening in Chania

Chania is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Greece (perhaps on a par with Monemvasia, Nafplion and Corfu town). The city is reputed to be the oldest city in the world, and the mix and match of Venetian and Turkish influences and architecture.  A stroll around the cobbled streets will find an interesting covered markets and on Leather Lane are plenty of shops selling all kinds of leather goods.  Enjoy a meal over looking the pretty harbour in one of the many tavernas.

Waterpark at Limnoupolis

Situated at Varipetro approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the house, this unique destination combines family entertainment with relaxation.

A day trip to the Samaria Gorge

Situated in the White Mountains of West Crete, this majestuous gorge is one of the great attractions of the island.  A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Gorge draws many visitors per year.  If you want to hike the length then allow at least 5 hours and wear some good shoes!

Visit Europe's oldest city

Knossos Palace is the biggest Bronze Age site across the whole of the island and is often referred to as Europe’s oldest city.  In order to truly appreciate this impressive palace, we recommend you hire a guide in order to benefit from their wealth of knowledge.

Nearby

Towns

Apano Stalos 5 mins 
Agia Lake 12 mins 
Chania 15 mins 

Beaches

Kato Stalos 5 mins 
Agia Marina 10 mins 
Agia Apostoli 12 mins 
Platanias 15 mins 

Airports

Chania 35 mins 
Heraklion 2 Hrs 5 mins 
Times are approximate

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