Maza is a small village of just 100 inhabitants in the foothills of the White Mountains,in North Western Crete,  surrounded by lush fertile valleys and with wonderful views, located half way between Chania and Rethymnon.


maza village square 2014


Costas and Voula own and run the friendly cafeneion (cafe/taverna) in the village square, within walking distance of Pure Crete Villas Aloni, Maza and Roussa. Perfect for people watching in the evening. Daily specials, cooked by Voula, are served, including fresh salad, vegetable dishes and meat or fish off the grill as well as a selection of drinks.


You will receive a warm welcome here. Opposite is the small Byzantine chapel of Aghios Nikolas which contains frescoes dating back to 1326, Costas at the cafeneion is the keyholder and he will be happy to show you the chapel’s beautiful interior. 


This quiet village location is just a 5 minutes’ drive to the facilities of the small town of Vrisses and 10 minutes to the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis.


The historical town of Chania with its beautiful Venetian harbour is 40 minutes to the west, while the town of Rethymnon is 30 minutes drive East. The archaeological sites of Knossos and Phaestos are just over an hour’s drive from the village.




Maza Cafeneion Oct 2014...








“You Love the idea of splendid isolation in a remote villa, but wouldn’t it be nice to have somewhere lively to stroll in the evening? Here’s the ideal compromise. Villa Maza sleeps six, is tucked away on the edge of Maza village (pop: 100) in the foothills of the White Mountains, and its a peaceful as you could wish. A five minute wander down the track, however takes you to the main square and one of the best little kafenions in Crete. Its a couple of gossiping pensioners by day, but in the evening locals flock from miles around for Voula’s simple but excellent home cooking and the banter of chummy Kostas, who has a habit of breaking into song without warning. Its all rather fab, and the Blue Flag beaches at Giorgopoli are just 10 minutes drive away”. 





Weddings in Maza

Thinking of marrying in Crete? We can arrange your wedding day together with your accommodation in Maza and flights. Please click here for further information  





A typical Pure Crete neighbour web

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