When you watch the sunset and you are lying down on the beach in Falassarna, Balos or Elafonisi it’s very hard to leave such a fabulous place. But if a sweet and charming home is waiting for you, it is not that hard!
This is the place we have invested our love to nature and welcome everyone who wants to stay. Most of our guests wish they could stay more. They find our place nice and they love our special decoration we ‘ve put to it, making an ideal place for you that will welcome and serve your holiday needs. We give a lot effort to offer you clean, comfort and relaxing spaces inside the rooms and at the outside environment. Here you FEEL LIKE REAL HOME.
I, my husband George and our little daughter are ready to welcome and help you. We will surprise you with our olive oil, wine and honey and when it is possible with fruits and vegetables (depending on the season). You will love our country, the clean and hot sea, the excellent food, the hospitality, the people, the wildness of the mountains. You will feel days and nights of total relaxation allowing you to escape from the daily life and to feel the real cretan life.
In general, we live in a complex that includes two apartments and our house on the basement, and six studios on the first floor, all of them fully furnished and autonomous. During your stay we provide you with everything you need to prepare your breakfast and your meals and also A/C, Wi-Fi, BBQ and parking space. Our place is located at a famous for its natural beauty, part of the western Crete, at Kissamos, next to the amazing golf of Kissamos, at Mavros Molos Beach.
As soon as you arrive to the island by boat or airplane and even before you step your foot at the island you get to breath a different air. Many truly believe that Crete is still one of the most incredible wonders of the nature. In fact, the island in combination with the quality of the beach and sea and also the cretan hospitality make people want to come again and again because every visit isn’t enough. In case of the Kissamos area the beauty of the nature, sea and beach, the history and the Mediterranean tasty food worth everything!
Crete is the largest Greek island retaining its own local cultural traits (dialect, poetry and music). Kissamos area combines perfectly clear turquoise waters, powders and beaches, small mysterious beaches to be isolated and lay beneath the perfect sun, amazing colours all around. Kissamos is a perfect strategic place and convenient country to stay because it gives you the opportunity to visit dreamy cretan beaches such as Balos, Falassarna, Elafonisi and unique natural beauties such as Samaria Gorge, while being familiar with one of the most ancient civilizations and healthiest food.
In a few words Crete means:
Eight thousand years of history!!! It is the centre of the Minoan civilization, the earliest high-level civilization in Europe, comprising the first palaces in Europe, the land of Ikaros and Minos, the home of El Greco, Kazantzakis and Venizelos. Crete is located between East, West and South, is full of olive trees, orange groves and vineyards. Crete has famous palm forests (at Vai and Preveli) and also cedar forests (at Gavdos and Chryssi). It’s an island full of contrasts, the paradise for those who love isolated beaches. Crete is romantic, with its sea, rocks and gleaming plateaus, scented with wild fennel and fresh basil... CRETE has everything!
Super séjour dans une résidence impeccable.
De très bon conseils d'Elina qui nous on permis de profiter au maximum de notre séjours.
Elina's place was very clean and comfortable. Elina showed us where to go for dinner, excursions and so on, and was very welcoming and helpful.
We had breakfast made for us in the morning and it was delicious!
Kissamos is not a very appealing town, and our balcony had a view on the main road which can be very noisy, but if you close the windows you won't hear anything.
We stayed 4 nights in the apartment in Kissamos.
We were welcomed by Roula who was really friendly. We met Elina the next day and she nicely gave us useful advice about Kissamos and the neighbourhood.
We received olive oil, vinegar, honey, raki and tomatoes :) delicious!
The apartment was cleaned everyday. We had a nice balcony with a hammock.
The apartment is really close to the beach, less than 5 min on foot.
There is also a really nice restaurant nearby: Stelios & Katina, where the food was tasty and the owner welcoming.
Due to the nearby road it was a bit noisy but that did not prevent us from sleeping.
We had a really nice time in Kissamos!
We (me and my wife) spent lovely 2 weeks at Elina's and George's house in a studio which turned out to be much bigger then we expected after reading its description.
Room was very clean, bright, well-equipped and had nice balcony. Kitchen had all necessary fittings, there was also hairdryer in a bathroom, clothes dryer on the terrace, additional blankets, air-condition, wireless internet, etc. We also appreciated a huge bed which was very comfortable.
The location of the house is quite convenient because the beach is only about 200 meters and the bus station, good restaurants and mini-market are also in a close neighborhood. The town center is about 5-10 minutes walk away. There is road nearby the house but traffic was moderate and not disturbing. The house has big backyard with many kinds of trees and plants. There were also some toys for kids there. At the side house has a nice patio available to all guest with small fountain and nice, atmospheric lighting and palm trees.
Kissamos is good base to discover west part of Crete. It is quiet town but has a lot of restaurants, shops and safe beaches. It's about 45 minutes from Chania's airport.
But what makes this place extraordinary are the hosts. Elina and George are very kind people who attach great importance to guest comfort and satisfaction. George welcomed us with a set of gifts which were traditional Cretan food products which his family produce without using chemicals. He is very energetic and hardworking person who maintain his house in very good condition.
Elina is infinitely patient woman who gave us a lot of useful information about tourist attraction and directions. Before reservation she responded quickly to all our questions about the place and was very flexible with regard to formal matters.
We will also miss the breakfasts prepared by Rula (their housekeeper). Initially we intended to prepare breakfasts on our own but we decided to give it a try on first day morning. It turned out to be something beyond any expectations we had. It was so reach and diverse. Eggs, fresh orange juice, dakos, many kind of cheese, yogurt with honey and nuts, salat, fruits, cakes and a lots more.
We strongly recommend the place and will long for the next stay there.
Elina a été formidable en nous donnant de bonnes informations sur les choses à voir, les restaurants...etc.
La chambre était très propre, avec un petit cadeau de bienvenu, le lit était très confortable.
Allez-y les yeux fermés!
Elena and George were fantastic hosts going above and beyond to let us know about the local area, recommend the best way to get around and the best restaurants to eat at.
The rooms were clean and well presented with the lovely addition of olive oil, homegrown tomatoes, wine, honey and Raki as a gift.
Location wise, the apartments are very close to to local beach, supermarket and bus station.
Would very much recommend.
Elina and George place is really nice, well decorated and very easy to find. Our studio was lovely and cozy with a vey comfy bed. The area is fantastic! But mmost of all ... Elina and George .. Great hosts!
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Hello! I am Elina from Crete. Me and my family are looking for unique places to go around during our holidays. I am sure you are doing the same and I can help you spend the most unforgettable and relaxing days in our place. You can ask our help to plan the best holidays!
In our daily life we are dealing with flowers and plants as George is an agriculturalist and me with humans, especially those with dementia problems, as part of my work as a psychologist.
But above all these, we are parents of a little precious, for us, child. She is 18 months and her name means hope.