IN THE HEART OF CHANIA

Villa Veggera is in Kontomari, a gorgeous village with rich history. Kontomari is 18km from the center of Chania and only 6km from the touristic center of Platanias, with its popular beaches and its famous night life. Also, in about 9km you can reach Kolympari, a picturesque village by the sea.

The roads that lead to Kontomari and Villa Veggera are full of olive trees, orange groves and blooming gardens, which make it ideal for colorful walks and picturesque biking!

Kontomari is, in its own, a verdant village which roots back to 1200 A.D, when the Venetians were ruling Crete. Also, it is burdened with a tragic History, as it is one of the Martyr villages whose male residents were executed by the Nazis in June, 1941.

Today, Kontomari is developing to a modern touristic destination, having its traditional houses renewed and restored.

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Villa Veggera is in a driving distance of about half an hour, both from the airport and the port of Chania. Either by taking the highway or passing by the center of the town, you will take a magnificent route, where nature, tradition and history welcome you to the island!

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NEARBY LOCATIONS

Villa Veggera is located in a place from where every famous beach is easily accessible. Villa Veggera is in the center of west Chania, which makes the distance to the must-see places even smaller! Here are the top 5 places you should visit while in Chania.

PLATANIAS

Platanias is the closest touristic center to Villa Veggera. In Platanias, the activities are so many that they can fill your schedule for all your days here. From winery visits to snorkeling in crystal clear waters, and from a small trip with a yacht to hiking. Also, the Botanical Park and the Gardens of Crete is also a great option! If you are planning to a more relaxing vacation, Platanias offers long sandy beaches, great taverns and amazing bars and clubs to end the day!

DISTANCE FROM VILLA VEGGERA : 6km

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BALOS

Balos Beach is one of the main reasons thousands of people visit Chania every year. A magical place, famous for its pinkish sand and broken shells, it is compared to the Caribbean beaches. Shallow waters make Balos an ideal beach for families with children, while the crystal clear waters and the idyllic scenery meets every expectation to the fullest!

 

DISTANCE FROM VILLA VEGGERA : 40km

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ELAFONISI

You might have seen Elafonisi beach before, in a picture or in a postcard, or maybe in every top-10 must-see beach of every travel agency in the world. Voted as one of the best five secret beaches by BBC, 14th best beach in the world by CNN, Elafonisi combines turquoise waters with pink sand, one meter deep waters and a lagoon

 

DISTANCE FROM VILLA VEGGERA : 40km

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FALASSARNA

A gorgeous beach, receiving a vote every summer by thousands of visitors! Kilometers of white, powdery sand, crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling and a mind-blowing sunset! Falassarna is also a part of the Natura 2000 network because of its outstanding natural beauty and its variety in flora and fauna.

 

DISTANCE FROM VILLA VEGGERA : 38km

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CHANIA

You would not want to miss a walk through the old harbor, in the alleys that count almost 5.000 years of history and architecture. Visit the picturesque alleys of the old town of Chania, explore their history, gaze at their beauty, stroll along the shops with jewelry and souvenirs and enjoy the notorious Cretan Cuisine in some of the best taverns in town!

 

DISTANCE FROM VILLA VEGGERA : 19km

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