Outside the house, there are two old wells, one of which, called “Pigada” (meaning “the deep well”), has been, for years, the only source of drinking water for the villagers.
The house was built by the priest Andreas Papadogiorgakis and his wife, who also built the chapel of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, on the way from Gerani to Loutraki. In this house they gave birth to their son, Ioannis Papadogiorgakis, or Geraniotis, who led the struggle against the Turks, during the Cretan Revolution, along with Chalides and other leaders. Over the years, several generations of the Geraniotis family were born and raised in the house. Between 1900 and 1950, a part of the building operated as the grocery store of the area.
Geraniotis Villa Chania remained in the ownership of the same family, until the present. Today, beautifully restored, transformed into a charming villa, with all modern comforts, still preserves original elements from its past, aiming to become “the family house” for all Crete visitors.
With respect to the history and the environment of our place, we created a unique residence, for guests seeking a comfortable, luxury stay, full of friendly atmosphere and Cretan hospitality.
Geraniotis Villa is located in Gerani, Crete Chania. Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys, steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. One of the most popular destinations of the country, Crete is the dream of a lifetime for millions of tourists.
Situated in the most western part of Crete island, Chania is considered among the most picturesque cities of the island due to its beautiful architecture. It is a crossroad of many civilizations that have left their trails on the island. Chania has truly amazing places to visit, from secret villages and fabulous beaches to interesting historical sights. The most impressive beaches are Balos, Elafonissi and Falassarna, while there are innumerable other amazing beaches around its coastline, from organized resorts to totally secluded coves.
Gerani is a quiet seaside village, located 15km west of Chania. The cosmopolitan village of Platanias is within walking distance and there you can find all amenities from tasteful restaurants to nightclubs and malls. The characteristic of Gerani is a small stream that passes through it. Gerani boasts a lengthy sandy beach with crystalline waters which has often been awarded a blue flag. The beach of Gerani is partly developed with sea beds, umbrellas and canteens, but you can still find more quiet spots to relax and enjoy the sun. There are also water sports facilities. This village is next to the national road, therefore a transportation hub where one can visit many places.