About this listing
Village : Bali is a colourful and friendly seaside resort surrounded by hilly terrain. In this place the blue of the sky and the light blue of the sea are linked in a beautiful combination. It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Crete.
For those wanting to explore the island there are a number of car hire outlets and good public bus connections to Rethymno (30km) and Heraklio. (approx 50km. Jeep safari trips may take you off the beaten track to mountain villages and beautiful beaches
Apartments : Valentino apartments and studios, occupy an elevated, uphill position which affords good views. These pleasant studios and apartments are at a quiet spot, 40 m from the sea and less than 5 min walk from the nearest beach and resort center.
This apartment and suitable for 2 to 4 persons, comprising of one bedroom with twin beds and a living room with a single bed and space for a fourth (camp bed) with kitchenette, refrigerator, shower/WC and balcony or terrace, all of which have seaview.
This apartment is at the ground floor.
The marvellous sandy beaches around the settlement are offered for swimming. There are water sports and boat trips. You can find a great surrounding area perfect for walking and mountain biking. There are lots of restaurants and traditional tavernas. In the evening the visitor of the village can have fun in the nightly clubs and the cafeterias of the region. A Dotto train travels round the area every hour so you can go to other beaches with more restaurants to try.
Can you lets us know the way (bus, taxi, rented car, etc) and time of your arrival, so that we can help you get to us.
If you get a car (try here https://www.hertz.gr/en/Crete, or http://www.prentakis-tours.gr/, or mail to email@example.com to rent from a person at Bali). Use a map to come to Bali village, and then use the attached satellite photo to navigate from main road, through the village, to us.
If you get a taxi: try http://www.holidaytaxis.com/. I think it’s rather cheap compared to usual taxis. It can deliver you when you arrive AND pick you up when you leave. In my opinion this is a really good choice, especially if you arrive late in the evening. For usual taxi try SteliosSalvarakis@yahoo.gr
If you use a bus
I think last bus is at 21.00 (depends on the season), but you have to check it (or ask me to check it for you):
Heraclio bus station http://www.ktelherlas.gr/
Chania bus station http://www.bus-service-crete-ktel.com/default.html
-If you come - land at Heraclio airport:
Airport bus stop => bus => Heraclio bus station => bus => Bali village bus stop => Rethymno town/ Chania town
-If you come land at Chania airport:
Airport => taxi => Souda bus stop => bus => a. or b.
Rethymno bus station => bus => Bali village bus stop => Heraclio town.
Bali village bus stop => Heraclio town
You obviously always stop at Bali village bus stop
The towns are from west to east are like:
West – Chania - (Chania airport) – Souda port – Rethymno- Bali village – Heraclio - east
It’s a long and tiring way from bus stop to the Bali village and Valentino apartments. So in case you will use a bus to come to us, make sure that:
You will stop at the right bus stop “Bali village” which is between Heraclio town and Rethymno town, not at the end of the route.
Lets us know the time that you estimate you will be at Bali, a few days earlier.
There is a “tourist train” that stops at the bus stop when the bus comes.
- Cleaning: The apartment will have been cleaned prior to your arrival.
Before leaving, you have to leave the apartment in perfect conditions, i.e. all waste should be correctly disposed off and the apartment must be tidied. Cleaning equipment will be provided in case you want to clean for yourself. Please do not use toxic cleaning substances that might damage/stain tiles etc. Also remember to carry out your litter daily.
If you don’t want to clean by yourself when you leave, there will be an additional cleaning charge (10 €).
In case you don’t want to clean yourself during your stay, cleaning is charged +5€/night and done every 2 days, or 10 € per time asked for.
-sheets and towels are provided. Also, clean sheets and towels are provided every three days (even if you don't require/pay for cleaning). In case that you need more often, they are charged 3 euros per person (2 sheets and 2 towels per person)
-air condition / heating is +5€/night for as many nights you want to use it. Air condition must be turned off when you are not in the apartment. (heating off season-winter is charged according to the electrical power consumption counter).
-Extra person, above 2, is +5€/night. Children up to 2 years old (that will need a baby cot) are charged 2.5 €/night. Children older than 2 years old, (that will need a bed), are charged as adults
-washing machine : +6€/usage. (Washing machine is in a shared room)
All are optional.
Have in mind that we get paid in cash, and there is no bank at Bali village.
About the Host, Constantinos
so.. what is there that a airbnb user can find usefull about me.. or actually my parents, Niki and Christos who run Valentino apartments.
About me: When I travel, I m trying to find the non touristic side of every destination,.. so I try to show people the same about Crete.
About my parents.. I cant say enough.. Just read any of the reviews below, and come to find out yourselves!!