Great studio in Crete free pick up!

House - Entire home/apt · Nea, Heraklion, Crete 713 07, Greece
George
Your host, George
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The Space

A great studio in Crete. Ideal for one person or a couple.
35 sq. meters, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, king loft bed, small living room with couch and dining space.
TV with DVD player and free WI-FI internet,A/C.A bicycle is also provided for your excursions!!!
Situated only 15 minutes walking distance from the beach and the market.
It's located 8 km outside the city of Heraklion, in Karteros area.
Ideal for meditation, hiking, swimming and peaceful vacations.
The studio is in a farm where you can cook your meals with bio vegetables growing in the farm, such as tomatos, cucumbers etc. as well as fresh eggs from the farms chickens.
From the roof terrace you have a great view of the sea, sunset, where you can also have your sunbathe.
A great greek family in a main house they will help you with greek hospitality!
Free pick up from the airport!
If you have any more questions about the studio or the island, do not hesitate to contact me.

George

Guest Access

Free pick up from the airport or from the port or from the bus station!You ll have your bike for free!Its very easy to go to the beach with bike or just walk.5 min with the bike,15 min walk.If you like to discover the city of Heraklion,you can take the bus from "Amnisos",next to the Saint Ioannis church, Its every 20 min bus for the city and the bus station is just 15 min from the studio.The distance from the city is 8km.The area of my studio,calling "Mesa Karteros",and if you like to take a taxi from the city back to "Mesa Karteros"you ll pay about 12 euros.ask from the taxi driver to drop you in "Mesa Karteros" after the "Petrinos Pirgos",you cross the bridge and after 300 meters from the left is my studio.Around the area you ll find several beaches,super markets,and restaurants.I suggest the beach "Minoan" next to Minoan hotel.Another nice beach is "Tombrouk"the nearest beach from my studio is "Amnisos",very quite.....If you like to discover more,you can take the bus KTEL from "Amnisos" and visit the very popular and commercial and super touristic Hersonisos,it's about 40 min from "Karteros"-your area.Also if you like to rent a car or a motorcycle,next to Minoan Hotel is a rent a car office so you can find nice deals there!Hope to enjoin your stay in Karteros!

Interaction with Guests

New friends,exchange of energy,cultures and share of life moments with a greek family.

The Neighborhood

Mountains and sea...Quite,relax perfect for meditation and greek family hospitality.Next to the studio is also the canyon Karteros with a river.If you want to be more close to the (email hidden)veral beaches around.....My favorite is "Amnisos",very quite,perfect for reading and meditation.I8 km from the city of Heraklion.I ll leave the rest to discover by yourself.

Getting around

Greek family hospitality,organic food from the farm,just ask!

Other Things to Note

Check the farm with the animals and try to fed them;)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $981 /month
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $28
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • If you are in Heraklion and looking for a great experience than I recommend George's place.His parents treated me like I was one of the family.Taking me places and making sure I was fed the best Greek food on the island.You can't do better if you want a real Greek experience..I am sure that I will return.
    Nicholas Love

    June 2014
  • Had a good experience in Crete. George picked me up at the airport and was generally very helpful. I also got some tasty homemade food. Room was exactly as shown in the picturesand I had everything I needed.
    Visitors should be aware that the bus to the city comes infrequently.

    May 2014
  • Die Unterbringung bei George hat voll und ganz meinen Erwartungen entsprochen. Die Kommunikation mir George lief immer schnell und unkompliziert. Ich werde hoffentlich nächstes Jahr wiederkommen.

    October 2013
  • Great host and what a sweat family! Highly recommended.

    August 2013
  • Thank you, George, for a pleasant experience. Grateful for picking us up at the airport and get us back there again a couple of days after in order to rent a car. Special thanks to your mother for supplying us with vegetables from the garden and eggs from the hens. We had a very nice 3 weeks trip around most of Crete and have returned home with a lot of nice memories. We wish you success with your movie!
    Stein and Anne

    July 2013
  • I am writing this review on the Russian - not to miss nuances. You can translate it to your native language using http://(email hidden)/.

    Я намеренно выждал пару дней с момента возвращения домой: чтобы исчезла усталость от ночного перелета и улеглись впечатления от увиденного.

    Скажу откровенно: если бы я поехал на Крит снова, я бы поехал к Джорджу, его родителям, его сестре и племяннику.

    Мы ехали для путешествий по острову и вокруг его – это у нас получилось на полностью (убедитесь сами – см. публикации в блоге (website hidden) – начиная с 22 июня и заканчивая 24 июля). Но главное – мы приехали к людям, которые помогли нам узнать Крит не только глазами туристов.

    Мы прожили в отдельном доме со всеми удобствами (кроме стиральной машины) больше чем месяц. Мы могли быть одни – и нам никто в этом не мешал; мы могли просить совета и помощи – и получали их тот час же.

    Нам приносили овощи и фрукты из своего хозяйства, нас угощали блюдами критской кухни. Нам давали практические рекомендации по планированию поездок по Криту, нас встретили и проводили на автомобиле, нас обеспечили велосипедами, нас подвозили в близлежащие города – когда мы просили об этом. В этом помогал нам Никос (отец Джорджа).

    Кухня Крита очень интересна и вкусна – в исполнении мамы Джорджа – Фотиньи (Фофы). И общение с ней – удовольствие. Она – мудрая женщина.

    Обязательства взятые Джорджем по нашему жизнеобеспечению выполнены им на 110%. Я не буду повторять отзывы других постояльцев, просто могу подтвердить их: если Вам нужны условия отеля на 5* - выбирайте другое место. А если Вы ищите нормальных условий и сердечного приема – выбирайте студию Джорджа и вы получите очень многое в придачу к этому, то, что нельзя задокументировать. Вы будете вспоминать об этом доме, как это происходит со мной, моим сыном и моей женой.

    July 2013
  • This place was our first place to stay in Crete. It was safe and out of the way.

    May 2013
  • We had a really wonderful time at George's apartment. He was in Crete while we were there, so we did not have the opportunity to meet his parents, but our interactions with George were a pleasure. The first day when we got in the shower was having a problem. We let George know and he fixed it immediately! It was wonderful to feel like he had things taken care of and that we could call on him if we needed anything.
    The place is adorable. It is a loft bedroom. He has added a second mattress, so there is plenty of room for a couple to sleep comfortably.
    Future guests should know that the apartment is on a farm, and there are animals all around. There were a few nights when the dogs barked late into the night, and one morning when we were awoken very early by a rooster. Bring earplugs if you are sensitive to sound when sleeping.
    The shower is one of those half-shower types where the nozzle attaches at the spout and not overhead...it was not a problem at all and we have often encountered this in our travels in Europe.
    Also: this is not specific to George; we encountered it everywhere we went on the island...but hot water in Crete takes a while. Let the faucet run for a few minutes before giving up on it.
    George's apartment also had free wifi, a tv, and a great movie collection!
    We enjoyed meeting George and staying at his place. We would recommend it to others who are travelling to Crete.

    December 2012
  • George's parents and George are great hosts! The location is very convenient as it is close to local towns and beaches. The studio flat is very cozy and quiet and has a nice space outside where we practised yoga in the morning. However the bed is too small for a couple as it is really a single bed, not double. We had a really nice week there and Fofo gave us amazing eggs from her chickens and great fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden. Thank you so much!

    October 2012
  • George´s studio was the perfect stay for a young couple.
    The studio is really nice, there is also a small terrace outside with tables and chairs, climatisation system and a small kitchen with a fridge to cook something.
    Everything was like in the photos.
    The studio is located a bit outside the city center but with the rental car we had no problems to move around.
    The best part of our stay was the family of George, Nico and Fofó are fantastic persons. The live just behind the studio and we felt always dto join them for dinner. Fofo is a great cook, i will miss her wonderful Tzatziki and her famous Katzika!:-)
    I am sure i will be back to Creta because is a nice island and people are incredibly nice and i wish to stay in the same place again.

    Epharisto George, you made our trip to Greece really nice!
    Daniela and Vincenzo

    September 2012
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