The swimming pool at Kounenos Apartments

The swimming pool at Kounenos Apartments

The swimming pool at Kounenos Apartments Bedroom with a view View from a balcony Living-dining room in an apartment Superb views along the coast Simply furnished interiors Kounenos' swimming pool

Kounenos Apartments

CreteThe Lassithi Region & Mirabello Gulf › Kalo Chorio

Perched above the coast near Kalo Chorio, this small complex of simple studios and apartments has been designed to make the most of the panoramic sea views.

From the individual balconies of the Kounenos Apartments there is possibly the definitive view of the magnificent Mirabello Gulf, one of the most stunning landscapes in Crete. Hidden from public view on the hillside just above the village of Kalo Chorio and accessed by a very steep driveway, the twelve apartments were created to offer a traditional, peaceful and private retreat.

Four of the apartments have two twin bedrooms (the larger room containing most of the storage), a bathroom with full size bath, and a spacious living room with an open plan kitchenette complete with a large fridge and a cooker with a mini-oven. Each of the maisonettes is similarly equipped but has just one double bedroom on the upper level and two stone based divans in the living room below, with balconies on each floor. There are also two studios offering more compact accommodation for couples which is priced accordingly.

Great care was taken in the design to create privacy for each apartment whilst also maximising the views from their balconies and windows. The furnishings and décor reflect traditional Greek simplicity, but the apartments were renovated a few years ago, adding air-conditioning, televisions (limited English-speaking channels), DVD players and hairdryers to the list of amenities provided.

The vines on the hillside below and the lush gardens add to the rural ambience and guests often choose to spend lazy days reclining and enjoying the fabulous views from the springy emerald lawned area surrounding the swimming pool. A hire car is however included with each apartment to allow easy access down the steep hillside to the sandy beaches, small shops and excellent tavernas of Kalo Chorio just a kilometre away or the more sophisticated pleasures of Agios Nikolaos only a fifteen minutes drive. There is much to explore in the area whether your interests are archaeology, walking, nature or simply shopping, eating and people-watching but we can guarantee that you will always be happy to return to the stunning views from your own balcony.

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