About This Listing
The apartment is completely private, within short walking distance from the center and a minute walk from the bus stop. In a quiet -family friendly and safe area, it has a fully equipped kitchen, an a/c unit, a washing machine and free wi-fi.
The apartment is part of a three-storey house. It is completely private. 20 minutes walking distance from the city centre and only a few minutes walk from the bus stop and the taxi parking rank. The neighbourhood is very quiet, family friendly, 150% safe and easy to move around. The apartment is on the ground floor, semi basement, but it is quite shiny since there are two windows facing the south and the front garden of the house. My wife and I live upstairs so if you need anything during your stay you are welcome to knock on our door and ask anything (sugar or an iron for example!). The apartment is 38 sq. meters. There are two rooms and a bathroom with the shower. The first room has two sofas, one of which can become a double bed and can accomodate a couple or a child (there is no extra charge),and a small but fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary (pans, cuttlery, plates, etc) and a small fridge. The second room has a double bed and a wardrobe for two. There is also an airconditioning unit that you can use free of charge.
There are plenty of restaurants, two big supermarkets and a mini market nearby that operate until late at night.You can also find in the old city of Heraklion and the old Venetian harbour fish food restaurants and taverns, gourmet restaurants, international cuisine and of course greek cuisine, traditional cretan restaurants ,and a lot of cafes, bars and clubs. You will be surprised by how vibrant the city center is on a weekday! We will be more than happy to help you find your way around the city and the island's coastline, the mountains and the traditional villages in the mainland. We suggest that you visit a local vineyard and take a day cruise to a nearby island! (Santorini is only 1.5 hour away on a catamaran ship!)
We offer a quiet, decent and clean space fully equipped and private at one of the best neighbourhoods of the city, near the city center, at a decent price.
The apartment has a TV, an air condition unit and a washing machine and the guests has access to free wi-fi.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with our quests is something that depends on the timing and chemistry: - it depends on how busy we will be at the time of their stay to socialize with them and of course with some people we get along easily while with others not so much. Some quests want to be left alone -we will respect your privacy 150%. Respect ours too! And our property of course!!
The neighborhood is in a quiet residential area, 150% safe and family friendly. There are big supermarkets 2 minutes walk, bakery, fish market, grocery stores, laundry store, a bus stop and 24hour taxi rank. And the best thing is that it is 15 minutes walk to the old city center of Heraklion. Every friday there also is a flea market from local producers where you can find literally everything from fresh fish and vegetables to local cheese and clothes!
Walking to the city center is nice and easy. There is also a bus stop a minute walking distance and 2 nearby 24 hour taxi ranks (taxi is really cheap). The bus No 4 goes to the center and if you choose to take a taxi is very cheap. From the center you can take a city bus to the near sandy beach 15 minutes to the east (amoudara beach) or to the west (amnissos).
Other Things to Note
We will send you an email with detailed directions on a map to help you move around the neighborhood and the city. You can always text or mail me if you get lost or need directions on my cellphone!
We expect our guest to be respectful of our privacy and property. There is always a cleaning lady that cleans the apartment in between the quests but we appreciate it if you please keep it as clean as possible for the next one! Thank you in advance!!
We had a very nice trip to Crete, and really enjoyed the appartment.
The appartment is exactly as the pictures show: lightful, tidy. And most of all, we found it very well located, close to center of Heraklion: half an hour by foot, and in a very calm, and safe neighbourhood. It is also very close (5 mn by car) to the main highway, which is quite convenient to visit the rest of the island. They are shops close by and a good bakery.
Maybe the only tiny detail is the wifi connection which was sometimes low, but we mostly managed to connect when needed.
And last but not least, Matthaios and Eleni are lovely and very kind hosts, enclined to give you tips about restaurants, or visits in Crete!! They are both very kind, and helpful for any questions. They even showed me the shops in the neighbourhood and especially the path to the airport, which was very helpful in our case...
We totally recommend this airbnb!
While we did not meet our hosts because they were out of town, the directions and communication were superb. Matthaios made sure we had all the information we needed and was always available, even arranging an early morning taxi for us.
The apartment is well situated near supermarkets, bakeries and the bus to get you anywhere quick. The apartment has plenty of room and even though it is in the basement, has lots of natural light.
Lovely time at Mathaios and
Eleni's place !! Extremely lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel very comfortable, explain everything to you and help you.. Perfect hosts!! Place was super clean and tidy!!
Matthaio and Eleni were the perfect hosts and they were some of the most helpful hosts we've ever had while traveling with AirBnB. Matthaio had a lot of good recommendations regarding our visit to Crete and we appreciated every little bit of them. (Thanks for Prima Plora, it was delicious!). Their apartment is the perfect place for a couple, quiet and cool with your own AC unit. Would highly recommend staying there.
Matthaios et Heleni sont des hôtes parfaits, à la fois très disponibles et discrets.
Avant d'arriver sur site, j'avais déjà reçu des pdf complets pour organiser mon séjour. Sur place, l'appartement est conforme à l'annonce, pas trop loin du centre ville, calme, avec tout le nécessaire (et plus encore, une machine à laver, c'est quand même bien pratique :-) ).
Je recommande vivement cet appartement aux utilisateurs de airbnb.
Nous avons beaucoup aimé le studio! Très propre et commode. Nous avons eu un bel accueil. A peu près a 20 minutes du centre ville et a 1 minute d'une épicerie. Nous avons beaucoup apprécier utiliser la machine a laver et l'air climatisée.
About the Host, Matthaios
Hi There!! I am Matthaios, always curious to explore and discover new cultures - and I consider myself lucky to live in Crete - an island full of surprises and Heraklion- a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. I have studied economics in Manchester and European Civilization History at a Greek university recently. I love dslr photography, experiment in cooking and my dream is to win the lottery and never stop travelling!! My wife teaches english, speaks spanish and loves her new role -being a perfect mother of our amazing little baby boy!! We have travelled to all continents! -but many countries remain to be explored! We have met interesting and amazing people from around the world, drunk lots of wine together and exchanged tastes and ideas thanks to airbnb. We enjoy being hosts and we will be happy to welcome you to our place and make you feel like home!
Veneris Bakery. Great bakery, big variety of whole wheat bread, handmade pastry, traditional cretan sweets and cafe. Brand new in the neighbourhood but well known city bakery chain.Georgiou Petrakogiorgi Iraklio 713 05
A traditional greek pastry shop -Offering Loukoumades with honey, chocolate and caramel-try with caramel and chocolate a greek delight that you have to try!! It also offers waffles and crepes too!!!Paraskevopoulou Heraklion Crete 713 05
Favela Cafe. New alternative cafe -bar in the Neighbourhood. You can check it on Facebook.Lefthereou Iraklio 713 05
Rouga tou Baoula, a nice restaurant offering greek traditional dishes within a walking distance from the house. Nice veranda!Leof. Andrea Papandreou Heraklion Crete 713 05