Authentic Venetian house with great views in Vafes for sale

Main EntranceGround floor bedroomGround floor bedroomKitchen - Dining AreaDining Area with the wood burning stoveGround Floor BathroomShowerThe MezzanineThe MezzanineTop Floor Master BedroomTop Floor Master BedroomEnsuite bathroom with bathtubGuest BedroomKitchenette Jet ShowerWindow ScreensTerrace in front of the BedroomsRoof TerraceViews from Roof TerraceViews from Roof TerraceBackyardBackyardThe WellOutdoors dining area
Property type: Detached
ID: BH513
Land Area:229m²
Built Area:179m²

Renovated stone house for sale in in the heart of the village of Vafes in Apokoronas. Parts of this unique property are reputed to date back about 500 years, to the time of the Venetian occupation of Crete. It was fully renovated in 2017 with respect to its classic Venetian design and original character. The house has a total size of approximately 180sqm and is built on a plot of 229sqm.

Ground Floor (91 sqm)

The building has a Π shape and consists of two floors. The ground floor composes of two separate areas while the arched entrance with the wooden ceiling is between them. On the left side there is a spacious studio with vaulted stone ceilings, that is currently used as a sitting area and working space. The room features a wood burning stove.  On the other side there is a cozy kitchen-dining area. The antique wood burning stove keeps the area warm during the winter but it can be used also for cooking. The kitchen is airy, features custom made wooden countertops and cupboards and is fully equipped with electrical appliances. This area features also a bathroom with shower. Extending from the dining area on the rear wall there is a door leading to the garden and the external storage room (4sqm).

Mezzanine (28 sqm)

A beautiful wooden staircase leads directly to the mezzanine floor. This area is cool during the summer and warm during the winter. The sofa in this cozy room is very comfortable, ideal for a long afternoon nap. The room also features many built in wardrobes that provide additional storage space. From here, the original stone stairs lead to the landing between the two main bedrooms and a door out to the main balcony.

Top Floor (60sqm)

On the top floor there are two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom is spacious, bright and airy, features built-in wardrobes and has access to a terrace facing the sea and a balcony facing the beautiful rural views. The dominant arch connects the bedroom with the bathroom. The bathroom is impressively nice and features a bathtub. The second bedroom (guest bedroom) of this floor is also ensuite with a jet shower, features a kitchenette, built-in cupboards and has also access to a spacious terrace with views to the sea and the city of Rethymno.

Roof Terrace (40sqm)

An external iron staircase leads to the roof terrace, with spectacular, panoramic, 360 degree views of the mountains and the sea towards Rethymno and Eastern Crete.  The terrace features thermal and water proof insulation. This space is without a doubt an added value for the property and has great potential to become a stunning roof garden.


At the front of the property, there is a shady, secluded, paved courtyard, with ample room for parking. Entry to the rear courtyard is through two ancient camaras, with timbered ceiling. The larger courtyard at the rear of the property is partly paved, providing an area for outside dining, with an external staircase to the upper floor. There are a number of fruit trees in the courtyard, including  lemon, orange, pomegranate, quince and achlomelo as well as a prolific vine, jasmine, rose and a variety of herbs.


The settlement of Vafes is built at the foothills of the White Mountains, at an altitude of 210m in green scenery with tavernas, kafeneion, shop, mini-market and olive press. It is a very picturesque village with a rich history. In 1997 it was designated as a historic monument by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The nearest big village with organized market and services is Vrises about 5.5km away and then Vamos about 10km away. The excellent beaches of Georgioupoli and Kalyves are easily accessible and Hora Sfakion, on the south coast, is less than an hour’s drive away. The distance from the city of Chania is 36km, which is about 40 minutes drive.

Key Features

  • Definitely the authentic character of the property
  • The high aesthetics renovation combined with the comfort that provides
  • The stone arches and the wood beamed ceilings 
  • The amazing, panoramic views to the sea and the rural nature of Apokoronas
  • The roof terrace that provides an extra living area with amazing unobstructed views
  • The picturesque “Ηistoric Μonument” village of Vafes


FacilitiesStorage room|Guest room|
AmenitiesFitted kitchen|Fitted wardrobes|Telephone line|Satellite TV|Internet access|
SecurityFenced|Stone walls|Lock up gate|
Heating/CoolingWood-burning stove|
Energy PerformanceEnergy class: Η|Insulation|Double-glazed|
OutdoorsParking area|Pergolas|Storage|

Location: Vafes

Points of Interest

City of Chania36,3km
Chania Airport44,9km
Souda Harbour (Chania)29,4km
Chania Hospital35,7km
Venetian Harbor36,9km


Agii Pantes11,3km



Cost and Taxes

Asking Price340,000€
Real Estate transfer tax10,506€
Value added tax-
Estimated total ammount for taxes10,506€
Estimated Realtor 's commission8,432€
Estimated Notary 's Fees6,324€
Estimated Attorney 's Fees (optional)6,324€
Total amount for fees (VAT is included)21,080€
Land Registry2,040€
Closing costs-
Total potential expenses2,040€
Estimated Total Buying Cost

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