Villa Venetiana Traditional villa in Chania Crete

Villa Venetiana is situated on the outskirts of Horafakia Village on the Akrotiri. It is 7km from Chania airport and 14km from the town of Chania. Horafakia is on the western side of the Akrotiri and has good access for the rest of the peninsula as well as Chania and Western Crete.

About us

Venetiana pool area and the sea view apartments overlook the bay of Tersanas. Venetiana is a distinct complex, with its tiled side and generously sized uniquely shaped pool. Visitors may find that the other guests have gone out for the day to the to one of the local beaches or site seeing and enjoy the pool virtually to themselves. Some of our guests enjoy a day of relaxing around the pool or simply for a start or close of the day refreshing swim.

There are only eight twin or double bedroom apartments in total. Each apartment has both a downstairs and upstairs balcony. All apartments are fitted with an air-conditioning unit in the bedrooms. Used properly these will keep the whole apartment cool even on the hottest of days. Fans are available for those who do not like air-conditioning.

The Gardens
With a maximum of 16 guests it is a quiet and restful venue. Four of the apartments have a sea view and four are facing the delightful and beautifully kept gardens. Visitors staying in the garden apartments will find themselves stepping out into gardens with not only a wide variety of flowers but fruit and olive trees. Depending on the time of year you can see lemons dripping of the two lemon trees and pomegranates waiting to be eaten. The garden apartments are sunny in the mornings and in shade in the afternoons. Visitors may find fruit appearing on their balcony tables as Yannis does his morning rounds or spending time tending the gardens. Yannis is more than happy to spend time talking about his beautiful gardens.

The Apartments
The four sea view apartments also have small gardens to the step out into but they have the view of Tersanas bay from both ground and first floor balconies. These apartments are in the shade in the mornings but are in full sun in the afternoon and evening. Each apartment consists of an upstairs bedroom, twin or double, accessed by a spiral staircase. (Unfortunately this does mean Venetiana is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or for children.) The bathroom and dining area and a kitchenette are downstairs. There are tables and chairs on both balconies.

Car parking
Venetiana has off road parking for most cars. In the height of the summer some may have to park on the road, but this is a quiet and safe road. You will note that beautiful landscaping also surrounds the car park. Visitors will note the many pieces of Yannis’ artwork around the site. These include double V logo, in the car park and the gates. Have a wonder and see what how many others you can find such as those shown.


Things to do and see

Visitors will find that a stay at Venetiana is very restful, with the peace and quiet. However there are many things to do and see in Western Crete and getting off the Akrotiri is simple. You can drive through Kounoupidiana to Chania or Souda. During busy times it can take up to forty- five minutes to get into Chania. Don’t forget to visit the monasteries on the Akrotiri.
Those wishing to spend time on the beach have a choice on the Akrotiri. There are sandy beaches at: Kalathas, Tersanas, Stavros and Marathi. Beach lovers may wish to explore those further away by travelling either east or west or Chania. Eating out is not only a part of holiday time it is part of life here. The fresh locally grown produce makes eating out a treat for your taste buds as well as being very healthy. The Cretan diet is one of the healthiest due to the fresh produce and olive oil. Try out one of the local tavernas or restaurants on the Akrotiri or venture into Chania for a wide selection of both harbour front and back street places.


Rates for 2019

Season Per room, per night Per room, per week
Low Season 1st April – 31st May 50€ 350€
Mid Season 1st – 30th June 55€ 385€
High Season 1st July – 31 August 60€ 420€
Mid Season 1st – 30th September 55€ 385€
Low Season 1st – 31st October 50€ 350€

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By Sea: On leaving the boat follow the direction for the airport. This means that at the first set of traffic lights you will need to take the right hand turn. Stay on this road all the way up the hill. At the top of the hill there is a roundabout. Take the first exit right and this will bring you to Pithari. In Pithari take the left hand turn sing posted to the ‘City Hall’. Stay on this road till you reach Kounoupidiana. Turn right in Kounoupidiana. Stay on this road through the town. You will take two curves going down hill. After the Road House Bar and Grill will be on your right and there will be signs for Stavros and Kalathas on your left. Turn left onto this road. Stay on this road through Kalathas, past the beech and up the hill into Horafakia. In Horafakia you will come to a ‘T’ junction with Irene’s Taverna straight in front of you, turn left. After 100 meters there is a road sign posted to Tersanas, take this road. After 50 meters there is a small road on your right, you will see the signs for Villa Venetiana take this road. You have arrived.

By Air: On leaving the airport you will follow the road away from the main area and come to a junction. Drive straight on, not towards Chania. Follow this road round the curve till you see the signs for Agia Triada Monastery on your left. Take this road. Stay on this road till you see the signs for Horafakia and Stavors, turn left. This will bring you to Horafakia. In Horafakia go straight on past Irene’s till you come to the road for Tersanas. Turn left and drive for about 50 meters till you see the small road on your right. You will see the signs for Villa Venetiana take this road. You have arrived.


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