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  • Property Summary

    • Large living/dining room with original arched doorways, beamed ceilings and a cool stone floor, log burning stove and sofa-bed
      Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker with oven, microwave, fridge etc
      Patio with Sunloungers. Naturally shaded terrace from a pair of mature mulberry trees with table and chairs
      Twin bedroom (with air-con) and double bedroom (with ceiling fan)


    • WiFi
      Walking distance to choice of tavernas and village shop in Aptera (Megala Chorafia)
      5 minutes drive to Blue Beach
      7 minutes drive to Kalives beach, tavernas and shops
      20 minutes drive to Almirida beach and tavernas

Metoche Farmhouse is a charming dwelling with outstanding views across Souda Bay, in a quiet setting. It is also within easy walking distance of a choice of tavernas in the village square of Aptera and is within easy reach of a choice of sandy beaches.

The property has a spacious and comfortable interior with a log burning stove for the Spring and Autumn evenings and wifi to keep in touch.The thick stone walls and sea breezes help to keep the property naturally cool throughout the summer months.The breath-taking views from the house can also be enjoyed through a romantic archway of Mulberry trees and the property has a separate patio for sunbathing.

The Farmhouse is one of three Metoche dwellings each of unique charm and character. Each has its own separate patio for private sunbathing and sea views. The three individual properties; the Family House, Farmhouse and Penthouse are in the Eastern Metoche part of the village, towards the Aptera ruins and owned and maintained by the charming and attentive Michalis. The original large eighteenth century farmhouse has thick stone walls which ensure it is cool throughout the long summer months. Each enjoys its own privacy and separate entrance from the pretty courtyard. Aptera village is 1/2 mile with a choice of tavernas and village store with nearest sandy beach about 4 miles away at Kalives.

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What The Papers Say

“We ate every night at the tiny Taverna Aptera where the food was the best I have ever had in Greece. Not a sign of moussaka or souvlaki. Instead there was lamb with lettuce, in an egg and lemon sauce, black-eyed beans with fennel, salt codfish in filo pastry."

"The taverna made all the difference to our stay. It meant minimal shopping (bread, yogurt, oranges – all local – for breakfast) and no need to use the car at night. It was a full moon while we were there and the walk back up the track to the house, if occasionally unsteady, was always a pleasure.”

Anna Pavord, The Independent



"There is nothing joyous about being woken up by a screeching cockerel at the crack of dawn. But in rural Crete you come to accept it, like the sea of bleating goats which block the mountain tracks every morning. The rustic charm of the island is epitomised in the village of Megala Chorafia near the Venetian port of Chania."

"With its cinematic backdrop of the White Mountains, the hamlet has a thriving community who farm the olive groves and vineyards. We stayed above a farmhouse, complete with donkey and goats, owned by the local Botonakis family; its balcony overlooking the deep blue bay of Souda was a haven of calm – despite the cockerel. The holiday was organised by Pure Crete Ltd.”

The Mail on Sunday