Casa di Verde is located in the village of Patelari, west of Chania town. The resort of Platanias and the blissful coastline, featuring a number of great beaches to suit any taste, are just a 5 minute drive away. Platanias is lively 24hrs a day, with a rich nightlife too, so you can choose to stay in the serenity of your villa or hit the road for some action. Taking one of the many inland drives, you can navigate the surrounding countryside, dotted by picturesque sleepy villages and taste authentic Cretan delicacies by small village taverns, wineries and local producers. For hikers and cyclists, the region offers a number of scenic trails to explore.
- 4km from coastline, with a number of beaches to choose from
- 5km to Platanias resort, for a variety of restaurants, shops & all facilities
- 12km from Chania town
- 32km from Chania airport
- 150km from Heraklion airport
Casa di Verde’s location will be a good base for you to explore the very best of Western Crete. Chania town, located at a 15min drive from the villa, claims the title of the island’s cultural capital. Make your way through its colorful neighborhoods to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian harbor, the Archaeological Museum, the lighthouse and the covered market, and gain an understanding of how the city’s multilayered history has unfolded. Chania’s hinterland claims the award for the most spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. Away from the crowds, the sweeping beauty of the island will captivate you. Head for the White Mountains to cross some of its dozen limestone gorges – of which Samaria Gorge is the longest, best-known and most spectacular. Follow rugged coastal paths along the south coast and visit the laid back coastal resorts of Sfakia, Loutro, Frangokastello, Paleohora, Sougia, and Elafonissi. At a very short driving distance from the villa, explore the beaches of Platanias, Agia Marina and Gerani. Further west, explore the post-card perfect Falasarna and Balos for crystal clear waters and shimmering sand. Take leisure drives through the countryside, dotted by picturesque villages, farm land, chapels and scattered ruins. Whatever your preferences, there is plenty to keep you busy for those days that you will not feel like lazily lying by the pool. Our villa team will be happy to assist with your sightseeing planning, prior or during your stay.