North West Crete, nearest airport Chania. Astratigos is a small traditional Cretan Village tucked away in the hillsides on the Rodopou penisula above the coastal town of Kolimbari.
Villa Astratigos is the very first house as you enter the village, ans as such has spectacular uniterrupted views from all of its balconies down to Kolimbari. Theodoro island, Chania, the Akrotiri, and the White Mountains.
Kolimbari can be reached from Chania airport in about 40 minutes via Ethniki (National Highway) and from Kolimbari, Astratigos is a slow steady uphill climb of about 15 minutes.
A car is essential if you stay as Villa Astratigos, but we can help to arrange car hire for you. Once there, you will find a wealth of countryside to explore, with a delightful bay at Afrata (about 5 minutes drive) for swimming and snorkelling. Kolimbari itself is quiet and not overdeveloped, there are supermarkets, bakeries, a Post Office, a bank,, the local telephone exchange, and several tavernas.
Although Astratigos is a peaceful holiday location, you are well placed to access the highway for exploration farther afield such as shopping in Chania, walking the Deliana Gorge, swimming in the crystal waters of Falassarna or Gramvousa bay… so many other places to visit – if you can drag your selves away from the charms and temptations of the local surroundings that is!