Evriali in ancient greek means "wide sea".Casa Evriali is a beautiful mansion located in Kokkini Chani Area (Gournes), only 100 m from the beach. It was build in 2007 and it is comfortable, with big spaces and terraces and a sourounding garden.
Evriali in ancient greek means "wide sea".Casa Evriali is a beautiful mansion located in Kokkini Chani Area (Gournes), only 100 m from the beach. It was build in 2007 and it is comfortable, spacius, with big terraces and a sourounding garden. On the ground floor of the building there are 5 independed luxury apartments/studios and in the 1rst and 2nd floor of the building there is Casa Evriali house. Also there is a big playroom space at the basement equiped with children's toys, ping pong table, board games, books and comics, fitness equipment, that can be used from all our guests.The neighborhound is quiet, safe and friendly, and there are taverns, markets, and bars in the sourounding area, easy to reach by walking.
Kokkini Chani is a popular summer destination among greek and foreign people. The coast line, full of small gulfs, is suggested for long evening walks by the sea. It is located just 12 km outside Heraklion City, in the middle of north Crete, giving you easy acces in all cretan destinations. Heraklion, Knossos and the airport are only 15 minutes away by car, and famous beaches like Vai or matala are less than 1-2 hours away! The bus stop to the city is only 10 minutes walking. There are also many sights in the nearby area, like Cretaquarium, the traditional vilage of Anopolis, Niros and Amnissos Antiquities, Skotino Cave...
Ostria studio is independed and spacius. Has privet kitchen and bathroom, and it is full equiped. It is has south orientation with exit to the garden.
-Free pickup from the port, airport or heraklion bus station,
-Free cleaning service and sheet change once per week
-Intoduction to the sourounding area,
-Help with your first groceries,
-Car rental arrangement
-Beach wedding (or other outdoor events) -arrangement,
-Participation in many outdoors activities such as canyoning, trecking etc,
-Tips and advices on exploring Crete!
Participation in many outdoors activities
Tips and advices on exploring Crete!
-We expect you to respect the house and it's neighbors
-Beware the cats! If you have a pet, do no leave it unattended outside the house. If our cats feel threatened they may attack.
-Smoking is not allowed inside the house (you can always smoke outside).
-Be thoughtfull about the water. Crete has only 620,000 residents and more than 2 million visitors, most of them in summer. Wasting too much water can be harmful to the island an its people.
We had a really wonderful time, the place was fantastic and George, Maria, Katerina and Konstantinos were all such kind, thoughtful and generous people. Always going above and beyond. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. We would definitely recommend others to stay here! We were truly sad to leave after our month long stay. Thank you for everything!
What I can tell for sure is that here are one of the most welcoming hosts I met on Crete!
Apartments are pretty quiet at this time here, sea about 5 minutes by foot. Lot of cafes around, Cretaquarium, beautiful views, bus station nearby, etc...
George also provide me bike to explore surroundings and fetched me from Herakion when I got flat tire :)
Definitely recommend staying here
George is by far the best airbnb host we have ever had. He was exceedingly generous, picking us up from the airport, providing breakfast items, offering to help us rent a car/ take us to the grocery store. The apartment was great. It was very close to a swimable beach and cute restaurants. Altogether a great experience!
Jorgos was very welcoming and made us feel comfortable very quickly. He is a very attentive and surprising person, calm and always having good advises for a cheap way to have a good time in Creta. We've spent some very good moments with him and his family, and this week was much more interesting thanks to him than if we were only following our guide book, nothing is better than a real local person to discover a place and Jorgos is a kind of very good guide.
We strongly recommend this place !
Ostrich studio has nice and clean apartments. George was kind enough to pick us up at the port early in the morning, and told us all about Crete, what to see, and how to come to all the places around the island. Katarina the daughter are a very nice girl who let us use her apartment to shower when we had already checked out... And she also drove us back to the port. And before that she evan took her time to offer us some fruits before our way home. So kind! Katarina also drove back to apartment to pick up a bag that we had forgotten and then drove back to us at the port!!! Can highly recommend you to stay at their apartment. You won't regret it!
My girlfriend and I stayed in the Ostria Studio for a week, hosted by the fantastic George and Maria who catered to any needs we had throughout our stay! An absolutely ideal place to stay if you're looking for somewhere quiet, near the beach, but not too out of the way. George was happy to give us lifts, show us around and give us advice on the best ways to enjoy Crete, he even drove us to and from the airport! The Studio is in an extremely tranquil location, I spent lots of time sitting outside reading amongst the cats and beautiful flowers. We were also given wonderful Raki and had the privilege of sharing it with our hosts under the mesmerising Cretan landscape. One of the highlights of the trip was facing George at Ping-Pong (despite him winning by a lot!), whilst another was being able to hire a Moped to see Crete with, which couldn't have happened without George and Maria finding us one within our budget! The location is excellent for public transport services, the bus stop being 5 minutes away from the studio which was a lifesaver on our 7am journey back from a night out in Malia! By the end of the holiday, we truly felt like we were leaving our second home and were already in discussion of our return! My girlfriend and I cannot put into words our mutual happiness and gratitude for the time we we spent in Ostria studio and we would highly recommend to any couples, especially if on a budget!
We just got back from staying 8 days at the OSTRIA Studio. Prior to that, we had stayed a week in a 2 bedroom place at Village Heights Resort. Although our stay at the resort was enjoyable, the stay at OSTRIA, a place that was a third smaller than Village Heights, was so much more enjoyable. George, Maria, Katerina and Constantine were the most hospitable hosts. They treated us like family- George even had a barbecue for us one evening; also took us to a small village where we observed authentic Cretan lifestyle, enjoying a delicious dinner at the local taverna. Constantine escorted us to Heraklion, pointing out sights, and making sure we were not lost. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to this beautiful family who took us in, not knowing anything about us, and showed us the most fantastic time ever. There is no doubt that we have all become good friends and that a trip back will be happening, soon I hope. There are so many other things I could write about, too many to list. But I highly recommend any of their places- for it does not matter where you stay. It is always the people that make the difference. I miss my Cretan family already- and yes, I really feel like they are family for that is how generous, warm and hospitable they are. I've stayed in places all over the world, and never had a bad stay. But I never felt a need to sit down and write a review. So consider this review with a hundred stars for it seriously deserves it.
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