Located away from the bustle of the city of Chania, Orionas Village is surrounded by beautiful olive groves and a vast charming garden, offering visitors a sense of tranquillity and privacy. It is situated perfectly close both to the beautiful beach of Agii Apostoli and to the fascinating Old Harbour of Chania. After a 10 minute walk from Orionas Village, you will reach the village of Daratsos with several tavernas and all other necessities. Apart from that, in 2 km from your accommodation, you are able to get on the highway that will lead to all the famous beaches and sights of Western Crete.
During your stay at Orionas Villas, we highly recommend you to visit the marvellous city of Chania. Venetian Old Harbour, beautiful churches, historical houses and ruins are only some of the sights worth seeing. Apart from this, there are many activities you can take advantage of – shopping at artisan stores, guided tours around the city, tasting the wonders of local gastronomy,bar hopping until the early morning… This is city’s charm will stay in your memory for a long time.
Elafonisi beach is considered one of the most beautiful beach of Europe. Even though it take a little more than an hour away, once arriving to the destination you will understand that was worth the drive. Crystal turquoise water, white and pink sand, picturesque mountain scenery come together into an outlandish lagoon that is hard to grasp with a camera, you just have to witness that.
Platanias village is a resort that is highly popular amongst tourists for its dynamic life in the summertime. Stretched for kilometres along the Northern coast of Crete, it has numerous restaurants, bars, shops and activities for taste and preference of any traveller. Take a walk along the main road to experience the diversity of the place, hike up to the upper side of the village to see a more traditional part of Platanias and its main church, to have a glass of wine in one of the tavernas and watch the sun setting and spilling pink and peach colors around the sky.
Make sure to devote an entire day to visit Balos bay and the opposite Gramvousa island as this place is very special and will stay in your memories for quite a while. The turquoise shallow waters and the beauty of the beach untouched by civilization resemble exotic islands in the middle of the ocean. On the Gramvousa island which you can also visit in case you take a boat trip, you can observe a shipwreck and once you hike up the hill you will witness an old fortress surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. A truly once in a lifetime experience!
Falassarna beach is famous for a number of reasons: not only due to the fact that it is one of the cleanest beaches in Europe, but also because of its fascinating landscape. The crystal clear cool waters drifting over white and pink sand right at the foot of the mountains… The first glance at this view is always breathtaking. Apart from the natural attraction of Falassarna, you will find a number of restaurants, bars, beach bars and activities such as extreme sports.