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|The village and the beach of Gerani on the island of Crete|
Gerani is a coastal village in the northwest of Crete situated between the villages of Platanias and Maleme (approx. 2 kilometer). It lies on the Old National Road and it is also not far from a junction with the new national highway, so there is easy access to other places on the island. A little further, just west of Rethymno is another seaside village with the same name. This village of Gerani is located 14 km east of Chania. Gerani has a long beach that is partly organized (with umbrellas and sunbeds) and partly not. You can also enjoy water sports. The village is somewhat spread out along the coast. On the sea you find the new part of the village where most accommodations are (called Pano Gerani) and further inland is the old Gerani (Gerani Palaio). Through the village of Gerani runs a small river. There are a number of taverns and cafes, a few supermarkets, a bakery and a petrol station in the village of Gerani and there is a regular bus service to the city of Chania. Gerani is less developed for tourism as its neighbour, the village of Platanias and it is therefore also slightly more quiet.
The area in and around Gerani is very fertile and you can find a lot of fruit trees (mainly oranges), vegetables and olive trees here, but there are also cypress and pine trees and there is plenty of wild nature. The river divides the beach into two pieces. On the west side of the river is a sandy beach where you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds, and on the east side it is much quieter. Here the beach is with sand and pebbles. At the end of the (long) beach you will find some bigger rocks and it is difficult to go into the sea (but it's not like that over the whole stretch, some parts of the beach are much better). Here on this stretch of the beach we saw a couple of naturists. From Gerani Beach you also look out over the island Agii Theodori that lies off the coast near the village of Platanias.
|Luxury Villa Provarma Hills, Gerani, Crete|
If you are looking for a very spacious and modern villa with breathtaking views than Luxury Villa Provarma Hills may be for you. This villa offers you basically everything you'd expect from a superior villa. The only thing lacking is a big round dot for a helicopter to land on. Villa Provarma Hills is quietly situated on a hill in the north of the island of Crete, just outside the villages of Gerani and Modi in the area between Chania and Kolymbari. The distance to the popular tourist resort of Platanias is about ten minutes by car. Recently a large new Lidl supermarket was opened here, which is easy to find. We though it was very convenient to just buy lots of food here and fill up the trunk of our car, because once you're inside the grounds of the villa you will not feel much need for leaving it again. The area around the villa is also suitable for making nice walks. There are quiet roads and hiking paths that go into the hills.
|Studios Kydonia in the village of Gerani in Crete|
Studios Kydonia are set in well-maintained gardens in Gerani, less than 200m from the beach. It features a swimming pool, a bar and free parking. Each of the spacious studios, air-conditioned studios and apartments is well fitted with wooden furniture and equipped with safe, TV and kitchen facilities. Studios Kydonia are 15km from Chania, 20km from the port of Souda and 30km from the airport. The nearby beaches of Agia Marina, Platanias and Kolibari are within easy reach
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|Villa Athinais in Gerani - villa with private pool in Gerani|
Within a 5-minute drive of the beach of Gerani, Villa Athinais offers luxurious 3-storey accommodation with 2 fully fitted kitchens, spa bath and mini gym. It includes a swimming pool with sun beds surrounded by a well-kept garden. Athinais villa is decorated in colourful accents and features classic furnishings. It consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room with fireplace and a dining area. Modern facilities include a computer with free Wi-Fi access, 4 satellite LCD TVs and DVD player. Each floor opens out to a big furnished balcony with views over the lush countryside and the Cretan Sea. The villa also features an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities.
Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome package with traditional Cretan products, locally produced wine and olive oil, and fresh fruits. Within walking distance, you can find shops, taverns and super markets. The seaside resort of Platanias is 2 km away, while the scenic town of Chania is at 14 km. Free private on-site parking is available.
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