The traditional villa Verekynthos is located in the small village of Gerolakos, in Chania, Crete. This is your choice to enjoy the Cretan nature in a pure traditional environment.
The traditional village Gerolakos nestles in the foothills of the White Mountains a mere 17 km to the south of Chania, providing a perfect location to enjoy the natural untouched beauty of rural Crete, yet still be within striking distance of Chania and the beautiful beaches of Crete’s north coast.
Terraced on the hillside above the solitary road into Gerolakos, Villa Verekinthos has been home to the Papafilipakis family for more than 250 years and now it is carefully renovated and transformed into a quirky and comfortable ‘retreat’ retaining all the immense charm and history of the original building, whilst judiciously incorporating all mod cons.
An abundance of exposed stonework, plus rustic open staircases and wood flooring in the bedrooms create a genteel old world ambience, subtly set off by chic modern bathroom fittings and fascinating decorative touches. We loved the wooden bedroom balustrade with nautical style rope fittings held to the floor with a selection of ‘unlikely’ metal fastenings!
From the road side parking area, stone steps lead up to a high walled gateway to the property, with an entrance door opening onto the terrace where the 38sq. meter swimming pool is located. From here further stone steps lead up to the sunny main courtyard notable for its delightful covered terrace area with rustic table and chairs and breathtaking views up the valley towards the mountains.