The 4-bedroom Villa Talos is located in the small village Spaniakos, just 5,4 km away from the beautiful, picturesque town of Paleochora "far from the madding crowd". Placed in the center of an estate of 20 acres, it consists of three parts and the main building with a private pool. Villa Talos is a just renovated old oil press fabric with a private pool of 60 sq.m.
The first section includes the public spaces. It consists of two living rooms, the fully equipped kitchen and the dining room. It occupies an area of 160 sq.m. and it is a historical building, built around 1800 AD. The second section consists of two bedrooms with a separate bathroom each. One bedroom has a double bed and one handmade sofa-bed, while the other one has two single beds. The third section consists of two maisonettes with a common kitchen. One maisonette includes a lounge with a leather sofa, a bathroom and a bedroom with one double bed and two handmade bed-settees, while the second maisonette has a double bed, a bathroom and a bedroom with two single beds.
The village was purely Turkish and had the largest mosque of the area of Chania. When it was demolished, its stones used for building the school. It is a tranquil village with olive groves, natural springs, 9 picturesque chapels, a fort and many traditional walking trails for trekking, while it is very close to the beautiful beaches of Paleochora, Elafonissi, Sougia and the gorge of Agia Irini.
In Greek mythology, Talos was a giant man of bronze who protected Crete from pirates and invaders. He circled the island's shores three times daily. It is said that the numerous beaches of Paleochora were made by his giant foots.Read less