Douliana Village House for Sale: The Location
The property is situated alongside an agricultural track in the ancient Cretan village of Douliana in the popular area of Apokoronas. It is secluded, but not isolated, with tavernas, kafeneion, restaurant and mini-market within easy strolling distance. It is also close to several good beaches, one just a short but bumpy 10 minute drive away, or a 20 minute walk downhill.
Furthermore, from the village of Douliana you can explore the region and find the best blue flag beaches in Apokmoronas, all of them conveniently close to this property for sale.
In the area, there are also some important historical monuments, Byzantine monasteries and a winery, all of them worth a visit.
The residential atmosphere of the wider area makes it a good place for living all year round too. There is a wide range of facilities and shops to save you from regular trips to Chania yet, it’s still very close to the local amenities.
Douliana is a gem. Still at heart a traditional and ancient Cretan village, it is reliant on sheep and olive farming for its main sources of income. A handful of rental villas add a mix of nationalities to the diners at “Ta Douliana”, an old -established taverna with a cool, tree shaded courtyard which attracts many Greek families from the surrounding area at weekends.
The kafeneion, in the tiny village square, is well used by the villagers and is an ideal place for people watching with a Greek coffee or a glass of raki, or tsikoudia as the Cretans call it.
A small mini-market and bar at Natalia’s Houses is run by the charming and helpful Vasso and Natalia Lourakis, who speak perfect English. A second taverna, Heliostasi, next to Natalia’s Houses has an amazing view over the valley up to the White Mountains from the terrace, a pretty garden and an excellent traditional menu.
All are within easy walking distance of the property.