aWarm Welcome! The Roxani Estate is located at a short distance from the town of Chania, between the charming little villages of Armenoi and Kalyves, in the broader area of the hospitable, picturesque and historical municipality of Apokoronas.
Inspired by the unique combination of the gentle green shades of the landscape and the infinite blue of the sky, we have transformed the surrounding grounds of this once renowned Venetian Residence into a refuge for art and culture, a meeting point for all those who choose to celebrate life in the heart of nature!
Take a stroll within the Estate; indulge in the magnificent view of the White Mountains; listen to the soft-flowing steam and feel the aroma of the trees and herbs that blossom on our land…
The Residence is imbued with a still reverberating sense of history. Every nook and cranny, every object in its premises tells the story of a romantic era, of the time when the Residence was at its prime. Known as the “Skordiliani Residence”, it boasts unique origins and a glorious past, as ongoing historical research suggests it was commissioned by the Skordilis Byzantine family and built during the Venetian rule of Crete. The traditional style of the Residence escaped the ravages of time and war and has been preserved and enhanced though recent exterior restoration works.
The sacred chapel, “I Gennisi tis Panagias” in Greek, is an integral part of a beautiful building complex once property of the Skordilis family in the Byzantine era. During the 1878 revolution, the chapel was almost destroyed but ultimately restored from the ground up in the beginning of the 20th century. The distinctive form and style of the chapel are characteristic of Venetian architecture while historical research confirms that the chapel was founded during the Venetian rule of the island, between 1205 and 1669. Today, the privately owned chapel “Birth of Virgin Mary” falls under the canonical jurisdiction of the parish of Kalyves and annual celebrations on September 8th attract worshippers from the surrounding villages and Chania.
A green haven is waiting to be discovered! A succession of picturesque rolling hills with olive trees lace the horizon while the imposing White Mountains in the background never cease to observe the passage of time.
The scenic villages of Apokoronas with their limpid springs and Byzantine churches have a lot of stories to tell…Here, the past and the present coexist, taking visitors on a journey of unique colors, flavors and aromas!
Qualified professionals provide elegant, tailor-made decoration in our garden of whirling butterflies, lantanas, jasmine and rosemary plants or under the poplars by the stream.
Unrivalled luxury in a natural setting!
nestled in a verdant valley of 5.4 hectares, the Roxani Estate is scenically backed by the majestic peaks of the White Mountains under the starry Cretan sky.
The “Birth of Virgin Mary”, the historic, Venetian-style restored chapel, borders proud, sun-kissed poplar trees and a bubbling stream whose banks are lined with avocado, olive and mulberry trees.
A highly dedicated staff stands ready to organize the event of your dreams with taste and professionalism. Expect authentic experiences and unforgettable memories, as nature, our trusted and precious ally, embraces your occasion with incomparable beauty!
Celebrate your wedding, your anniversary, your child’s christening and every special occasion in the heart of nature!
Indulge yourselves in the mellow hues of a magnificent sunset and dance with passion under the stars!
Express your deepest feelings and share the simplicity of happiness!
Nature inspires creativity and offers an unparalleled stage for theatre and dance performances, concerts, poetry recitations and philosophical discussions, as well as thematic exhibitions, wine tasting, gastronomy banquets and many other educational activities for children and adults.
Organise diverse corporate meetings, professional dinners and seminars under the sky!
Draw your inspiration from nature, enhance networking and team spirit, plan your future steps.
Nature heals our body, mind and soul!
Our Estate offers the ideal environment for organizing alternative therapy seminars, e.g. yoga, tai chi and therapeutic photography.