Villa Rouga is located just a 20-minute drive from the city of Chania in western Crete, in Apokoronas district. Taking the road from Chania in the direction of Kalyves-Vamos to find Xirosterni, visitors will come across the villa after 28 km of easy travel.


Almyrida is an area of an immense beauty, with two sandy beaches divided by a very small rocky peninsula. They are well-organised and reputed for their water sports or facilities offering for relaxation, just 2 km away from Villa Rouga.


Ombrosgialos is one of the best hidden corners of the prefecture of Chania. It is located at the east shore of Cape Drapano, in the area of Apokoronas, Chania; a dreamy bay with clear hazel waters.


Kalyves is an organised picturesque fishing village offering traditional entertainment all day long, night life, local cuisine, including a breathtaking sandy beach of about five hundred metres, with shallow light blue waters.


Kera is a captivating beach that combines light-coloured sand with pebbles next to an imposing longitudinal rock that locals call Karavos (Ship) because of its boat-like shape.


Apokoronas is the name for the broader area that includes many picturesque well-preserved villages -among which Xirosterni-, fertile land areas, caves, sights, splendid nature sites and many options as regards ecology or traditional day and night-time entertainment.

Unique Destinations

Taking the exit to the Chania-Kissamos motorway via Vamos village near Villa Rouga, you can reach the dreamiest destinations of Western Crete only half to one and half-hour drive:

Balos Lagoon

The famous Balos lagoon is renowned for its hazel waters, white sand, wild natural beauty and magnificent exotic landscape. The breathtaking beach is surrounded by a habitat for rare flora and fauna species.


Among the most well-known beaches of Crete, a place of particular natural beauty and a protected Natura reserve, the exotic beach of Elafonisi with the small islets is the number one destination for visitors from all around the world. The sand with its pink highlights caused by the thousands of shell fragments and its crystal clear hazel waters will remind you of an exotic paradise.