Archon villa

Villa Archon is located 75Km from the airport of Chania and situated on a hill just above the settlement of “Prodromi” which is a strategic point to explore the southwest Crete.

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Southwest Crete is famous for its breath-taking mountains, long sandy beaches and deep-blue seas.

The area’s morphological characteristics low, uncrowned, rounded mountains blend with ancient villages full of frescoed churches by Crete’s artists for the year 1000 to the first half of the 15th century.

This distinctiveness, combined with an extensive coastline on the Libyan sea with large and small bays of rare beauty stretching from Sougia village all the way to Elafonissi bay, make the area an ideal location in your search for “eclectic“ vacation.

The new built house blend and harmonized together with the beautiful landscapes and the pleasant climate offers you the place for total relaxation and freedom.

Walking around the Village

Archon villa

The marked European path E4 is extremely near the village allowing walkers to have the chance to discover a wonderful and incredible natural world.

Paleochora - Sougia. A famous five to six-hour coastal walking is from Paleochora, by the E4 European Footpath, to Sougia. The walk passes through the ruins of an ancient city named Lissos approaching only by foot or a boat. Enjoy swimming there in crystal blue water.

Paleochora - Elafonisi. An also famous five to six-hour coastal walking is from Paleochora, by the E4 European Footpath, to Elafonisi. The walk there going through numerous untouched exotic beaches with turquoise waters.

For something easier

Try the one-hour walk from Anidri village, through a beautiful gorge, to the beach of Gialiskari. The main attraction is the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios that inside there are some amazing old fresco's dating from around 1323.

Some lazy but interesting walks are around the village like the Chapels of “Ag. Panteleimonas”, “Panagia Skafidiani”, “Ag. Paylos” all of them with tooth–bricks decorations which are from 15 to 60 minutes walking.

Ask the local people for more things to see and to do…

Worth to visit driving around the village

Paleochora Paleochora village is only 12 km away and is the place where you can supply with shopping for your stay in villa.

Even though a small village it may satisfy all your needs from super market, grocery shops, doctors, banks, net-café and rent a cars. There are also a variety of activities like water sports, such as windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, canoeing even tourism offices where organize daily boat trips to picturesque beaches or dolphin’s watching. 

Tourism has made its mark and Paleochora is now developed as a resort but still enjoyable, busy rather than crowded, just the right balance between tourism and tradition.

In the Evening you might have a Greek dinner just beside the seashore in one of the numerous taverns or simply enjoy a glass of wine in an open bar under the stars.

Paleochora is also ideal for swimming because of a pristine coastline which travels 18 kilometers along the shore and proudly displays a continuous line of sandy or pebble beaches each one of unique beauty.

Believe us, your vacation will not be sufficient to enjoy all of them!

Sougia Sougia is a quite fishing village, lies at the mouth of “Agia Eirini” gorge just 20km southeast of Archon villa. It worth a visit due to its relaxed and carefree atmosphere but also for a swimming to the 1.8 km excellent beach which is never too full of people.

Anydri is only 6 Km away from the villa and It is the starting point for some walking excursions. Don’t miss there a lunch or a dinner to the old school which has converted to a café-tavern specialized in local dishes.

ElafonisosElafonisi bay is around 45 km from the villa which is so amazing that some people say that is a gift of mother-nature to Crete. It is a tiny island with white sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. The sand of Elafonissi is white, but in many places it is pinkish due to the thousands of broken seashells it contains. The limpid, blue-green waters will remind you of an exotic paradise.

SougiaSamaria gorge. The Samaria gorge is the most known of the Cretan gorges and it is a National Park since 1962. The passage of the "Gorge" is a unique and fascinating experience. Xyloskalo, the gorge entrance is located at 40 km from the Archon Villa.

Of course there are many other attractions close to “Archon” or away.

In the villa you will find detailed instructions and guides to beaches and attractions.

Bear in mind that we will be in your disposal during your stay in Archon Villa and we will be happy to help you and answer your questions.


The climate in Crete is relatively mild Mediterranean.

During the fall and winter months north and northwest winds dominate, while in the summer the winds make it enjoyable.

The divine gift of the eternal sunshine allows one to start vacation from March and end it at the end of October.

The climate and geography of Crete provided for many different species of wild-life and herbs.



The divine gift of the eternal sunshine allows one to start vacation from March and end it at the end of October.

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Prodromi, Paleochora

Chania, Crete, 73100, GREECE