Apartment number 2 is a two bedroom apartment located on the first floor on the sea side of the building (one bedroom) and also on the street side (the other bedroom).
You will enjoy a one of kind sea view with the fortezza castle in a unique landscape. The apartment facilities include a kitchenette, bathroom, AC, TV, free wifi (registration required), balcony (sea view).
Enjoying your breakfast on the balcony and watching the sunrise above the fortezza castle is an experience worth living for.
The apartment is very clean, it is definitely get an excellent choice for your stay. In addition we do offer cleaning service every 2 or 3 days, free of charge!.
Mamangakis Apartments are about one kilometer away the city center but it's a beautiful walk or ride with your bicycle, taking advantage of the new bicycle route on the sidewalks of the town. Within a range of 100-150m you will find parking, the best restaurants in town (also right on the sea), souvlaki place, courier service and internet cafe for your breakfast and other needs.
There is a bus stop right outside of our apartments that takes you to the university and another bus stop across the street that takes you to the city center.
Mamangakis Apartments is a family business and we invest on customer satisfaction.
Feel free to contact us for more information you might need!
i have to confirm what others said as well: maria and cotsa are the BEST HOSTS ever! lovely, very caring and super nice people. i've made this experience through out crete, the greek are heartwarming, generous people, but maria and costa were especially nice!
the apartment ist simple but has everything one needs, the kitchenette might be a little small to cook a proper dinner for 4 people, but is enough for one or two persons and to prepare breakfast. not the largest balcony, but enough space for 4 people to sit around a table and enjoy the MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW, it's as breathtaking as on the photos (all photos show for real what you get!). "master" bedroom facing the garden/beach very quiet, haven't been in the other one but didn't seem to be too loud although facing the street. small but tidy bath, the apartment overall was VERY CLEAN (was cleaned, got new towl and linnen without even having to ask for it!) and has enough storage for clothing, beach stuff etc.
great location, direct access to the quiet and beauiful beach, only 15mins to the KTEL bus stop and old town. mini market and super market just down the road, 5min walk.
i will definetely come back, crete is a beautiful island with lovely people, great food&weather and lots to experience (a car might be useful but the bus transfers are very reliable, easy and cheap to reach other cities. perfect for relaxing and beautiful nature experiences, great for hiking and swimming: best water quality! very safe to travel around, especially as a single girl i never had an arkward feeling even at night time).
go and enjoy a very nice stay with the greatest hosts in an economically priced and nice and clean apartment, you won't regret it!
thank you costa and maria, i had an amazing time!
Small apartment but right on the beach. We enjoyed the stay.
Very nice apartment!!! close to the city and good restaurants.
Had a short stay before moving to Apt2. Great hosts and location.
At first I stayed in appartment No. 2 for a week, and then I changed it for appartment No.3 because my friends came. The appartment No. 2 is just great. It has a huge balcony with an exciting view to Fortezza and the sea. I suppose it is the best appartment in his house, but other appartments has also the same great sea views.
The most I like about Costa's appartments is that all the photos are really true, no false! You get excatly what you see.
His family is very smiling, helpful and nice.
I liked the location of the house very much. It is just about 15-20 minutes away by walk from the old city, and for me personally it is quite a short distance. Even if you are lazy, and prefer to use your rented car, it is not a problem to get to the city center and find a free parking place. (it is worth of renting a car because there are so many great places on the Crete!!!)
I liked that there are not so much people on the beach, and I used the sun lounger and umbrella from the nearby hotel and didn't pay for it))) Nobody asked me to do it)) Also, it is possible to buy the breakfast at the nearby hotel - they offer "Swedish table", it costs 8 EUR.
Also, I liked the nearby restaurants and cafes very much - with delicious food, good service and prices and the same great sea view. There's also a disco just 4 minutes away that is full of young people at the weekends after 24:00
Also, there is a Lidl supermarket about 3 minutes away by car, and the girls at cashdesks even speak German:)
It is good also that the house is located near the highway and you don't need to be stucked in traffic jams that are quite often in the summer.
So, I would recomment the house and the hosts, because it is really a good deal!!! Nice and friendly hosts, clean rooms and great location.
We had a very good stay at Costa's place. For the first night we had the Apt 2 ( a bit too noisy because of the street) but then we moved to the Apt 10 . Costa was very helpful and we could switch to the Apt 10 without additional charge.
Apt 10 : the Apt10 was really OK for us, with 2 bedrooms, and a balcony with direct access to the garden and to the beach, which is really great. From this Apt you don't hear the street at all. The kitchen and the bathroom are quite small , but it was ok for us. There is no extra dining room but you can use the balcony/garden. Generally speaking the location of the house is great . The house is not located on the main beach of Rethymnon (east side of the city) but on the west side of Rethymnon, so that the beach is not overcrowed. You have really good restaurants at 3 min by foot. We could easily park our car in the street. We recommend Costa's place .
Costa's apartments are in a family owned building on the western end of Rethymnon. It's about 15 minutes to walk into the historic town centre. Although the road is quite busy, you don't hear it on the beach side. The view across to the old fort of Rethymon is wonderful. The balcony gets the sun in the morning and the afternoon, but some shade in the heat of the day. The beach is narrow and a bit stony, but quiet and peaceful and the water is good for swimming. There are a number of restaurants very close by - they seem to attract local people not just tourists - and having eaten at two of them I can see why.
Both Costa and his mother Maria are very pleasant and generous hosts - Maria is a very good cook, as other guests have said.
This is a nice place to base yourself for a holiday in Crete - if you have a car, many towns, beaches and archaeological sites are in easy reach because you're not too far from the main coastal road. It took me less than hour to get to Costa's apartments from Heraklion airport. I think you can also do it by bus - the main bus station is about 10 minutes walk away.
This is, without doubt, a wonderful place to stay! So very grateful to Costa and to Maria through enhancing our stay in so many ways, great and small, through their kindness, suggestions and help. Such special hospitable people! Many heart-felt thanks! The location overlooking the sea and with that supurb view from the balcony across the bay to the Fortezza of Rethymno make the apartment very special. The apartment being kept so clean and it being so well equipped with regards to cooking utensils, cupboards, air conditioning unit, wifi etc all come together with the family's hospitality to make being a guest at the Mamangakis Apartments such a memorable experience. Again, a supurb stay! And a very memorable one till the return for another stay some time in the future. Rethymno has to be the most attractive town of the island and a place one wants to re-visit.
Mamangakis Apartments was a very good choise! A perfect location right on the sea, near the center of rethymno. Costa and his mother were very kind and helpfull. Thank you! I
We stayed in Mamangakis Apartments, apt 2 and it was perfect for us! The block is right on the beach, about 15 minutes of easy walk to the old town, 1-2 minutes from fantastic local restaurants and bars and about 4 minutes drive to Lidl supermarket to get shopping for breakfast. It was easy to find a parking spot about 100-200 metres from the apartment. The apartment itself is very simple and basic but we didn't need anything else, we spend most of our time on a balcony with an amazing sea view of The Venetian Fort. Costa and his mum were helpful. We would definitely come back and would recommend! A great holiday!
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