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IRINI Traditional house – “MOURIA”

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IRINI Traditional house – “MOURIA”

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Apokoronas is a historic and beautiful area of Crete with a landscape of wild mountains and fertile valleys. It was a place where emperors and lords of Byzantine Empire could reside and enjoy its' wealth and beauty. Vafes is one of the villages of Apokoronas (32km far from Chania, 28km far from Rethymno and 110km far from Heraklion). It's the only village of the prefecture of Chania which has been declared a historic preservable place because of history and traditional architecture.

“MOURIA” is a single space studio built of stone and wood. It has a bedroom with an old iron bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. Outside there is a courtyard with a seating area where visitors can enjoy a coffee or a drink.
The visitor will surely be impressed by the space which is decorated with antiques and offers calmness and relaxation. Outside the apartment there is a yard with trees of the area while on the terrace, visitors can enjoy the lovely view of the gorge and mountains where goats and sheep live.

The beautiful stone walls outside, the traditional oven, the barbeque and the swimming pool offer the visitor the chance of a unique and peaceful stay in beautiful natural surroundings away from the bustle of tourism. Scents and colours of the thyme, oregan, jasmine and other cretan plants and flowers give the visitor unique moments. The area has traditional cafes and taverns with delicious cretan plates and industries with local products (wine, cheese etc.). Relax in a unique place and take a journey into the past time. Information about the area, books with cretan nutrition and maps of the island are also provided.
Located: Vafes Apokoronou - Chania (32 km from Chania, 28 km from Rethymnon)
Category: Traditional House


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


15 Reviews

Mousumi User Profile
September 2015
We loved Vafes and the complex of cottages with the pool was quaint and nice. However the studio we rented for six nights was not comfortable. It is so tiny that there was barely enough room for my husband and me. In fact, he slept in the car for 2 nights to give me some space b…
Jeanese User Profile
August 2013
Michalis studio and pool was amazing. Staying in the village of Vafes was truly a traditional Greek experience. His description and pictures of the studio was exactly as described in person. It was so refreshing to wake up in the mornings with the sounds of nature and the smel…
Emérence User Profile
May 2018
nice place to relax and enjoy the sun in a small village with no or few tourists :)
Lynn User Profile
September 2015
We had a lovely time at this beautifully restored old stone cottage in the mountain village of Vafes. It is so quiet, you can only hear dogs barking and the sound of goat bells so we had a really relaxing stay. The people of Vafes were really welcoming, we had a great time at the…
Anna-Maria User Profile
August 2015
We ve really enjoyed our stay at the traditional-style Mouria studio. The studio was exactly as pictured in the photos: compact but fully equipped kitchen and tiny bathroom (a shower curtain will make a difference, though!). The pool was clean and its unrestricted use -even on o…
Katrin User Profile
July 2015
The studio was just as pictured on the photos, well renovated and decorated with a lot of love for details and traditional elements. The pool was clean and perfect for a late night dip. The kitchenette was basic and the shower a bit small, but nothing to complain about (except…
Darren User Profile
August 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautifully relaxing and comfortable. The highest recommendation.

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Chania, GreeceJoined in August 2012
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517 Reviews
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