Easy access to convenient store, taverna, etc.
Less than 1 hour from the airport of Chania.
15 min from the famous beach of Elafonisi, ideal place to explore southwestern Crete.
We stayed with 5 people in the house. Very spacious, great views, it makes you relax completely! Ioannis takes very good care of the place and is around if you need help or answer your questions. It is in a small cosy village, traditional and with 2 restaurants and a small minimarket. Ideal for hiking, going to the beach and relaxing.
We really enjoyed our stay in Ioannis' wonderful house "Critamos". We loved all the tastful details and the comfort inside and around the house. The views from both the more than spacious and tastful decorated bedrooms is magnificent (mountains, valley and the sea, the old village and little church). The stone house is very cool, even at the end of July you don't need the air conditioning. Also the terrace is a feast to stay, no budget or plastic furniture but high quality chairs for example and all the beautiful plants and trees provide a lot of shadow and freshness. The pool is great, you can really sense it's mountain water or at least: it's a pool in the mountains, it's cold but very refreshing, so it serves its purpose very well. Though Kefali is a tiny mountain village, it has at least one good taverna and minimarket ( Panorama, great views, friendly people and good food, so always guests passing by) and from the terrace you can hear people laugh and chat a bit, so you don't have the feeling being in a remote or isolated area, also because bigger villages like Elos ( with e.g. a good bakery) are nearby. And of course the surroundings and environment are beautiful. It's a great place to explore this unique South Western region of Crete ( e.g. Elafonisi, Paleochora) from. We felt very welcome by Ioannis and his friends. Knowing the environment so well his advices on which places to visit and which tavernas ( very important to us!) to go to are very valuable. We hope that we will have the change to come back some day soon, maybe next year, next spring,summer or autumn. Maybe also together with friends, because there is room enough to also enjoy some days together and still have the feeling of having your own space at the same time. All together that's why we say: "... Until we'll meet again.." With warm regards from a fresh and windy The Hague / Scheveningen, The Netherlands Sarina, Reinoud, Sare & Esra