About This Listing
Our family apartments are located in the village of Kalathas, 5 min walk from the beach and only 9km away from the city of Chania. The studio is comfortable, fully equipped and you will enjoy amazing sea view sunsets from your own balcony.
The studio has a main room with two beds or double bed ( as you wish), small kitchen with all the necessary equipment, private bathroom with shower, air condition and it´s own balcony with sea view.
We provide you with fresh linen and towels for the shower but not beach towels. You need to bring yours. :)
There is a free parking space and a beautiful garden around the building. Moreover, there are 2 common big balconies that every guest in our apartments can use.
There is TV, books and wi-fi internet connection in our lounge area on the ground floor.
Interaction with Guests
Before your arrival, we will send you a small brochure with all the necessary information and our tips for the area.
Me or a member of family will going to wait for you on your arrival in order to give you the keys and explain you everything about the apartment. During the days of your stay you can easily contact us and we are visiting the building regularly in order to take care the garden and the common areas.
The beautiful beach of Kalathas village is 5 to 10 min away from the studio. Its a sandy beach with shallow water which during the summer gets busy with youth of Chania because of its proximity to the town.
The apartment is situated for easy access near both the beautiful city of Chania which is 9 km away and to a number of monuments and sighseeings a traveller might be interested in visiting. Such monuments are the Gouverneto Monastery and the Monastery of Agia Triada. The famous village of Stavros (from the movie "Zorbas" with Antony Quinn) is a five minute drive to the north of Kalathas.
Moreover, close to our family apartments is the famous small beach of "Seitan Limania" with amazing, exotic, blue water.
A bus stop is 5 min walking distance and there are small shops and a supermarket in the area. The bus from Kalathas village towards the city of Chania runs 5 times a day. From the next village which is only 2 km away, there is a bus going to the city every half an hour.
There is a free parking space for our guests
This apartment is close to the airport (10km) and the port (12km) of the city and it is the ideal starting point to explore the island of Crete.
If you will not rent a car, we can arrange transfers from and to the port or the airport.
Other Things to Note
Crete is a big island with many beautiful places. So it is better for you, if you rent a car. Ask me for rent a car link.
Respect the property and your neighbors.
Please do not leave the air condition all day and all night working cause there is a danger of black out.
During the winter time, we provide you with heaters but you have to pay separately the electricity bill.
Wonderful stay! We were seconds away from the beach and around so many quaint towns for great food, me and my boyfriend had an amazing time. My host was great, her parents were adorable and the apartment was perfect! I would recommend this to anyone! Especially couples! We had a beautiful beach to ourselves for an entire day! It is right behind the apartment!
We loved staying here! Maria's mother greeted us when we arrived and Maria talked to us on the phone to make sure that we had everything we needed. They were both incredibly hospitable and made our stay very enjoyable. Maria's mother even baked us cookies for our arrival and brought us delicious pastries for breakfast one day. The room was comfortable and clean and the balcony had a breathtaking view of the ocean and mountains. We had an amazing time in Crete and loved staying at Sun Rise Studios!
Maria was very helpful and communicative. She wasn't able to be there during our stay but we managed a skype date before the trip and Maria told us everything we needed to know about where to go and where to eat. She pretty much planned out our 3 day stay! It was very helpful to have a local's tip! Her cousin, Kostos, met us there to check us in. He was warm and helpful. Maria's apartment was larger than it looked in the pictures. We had a direct view of the sea from our Balcony. We felt very comfortable at Maria's and found it a perfect location away from the hustle of Chania. We were able to relax every night in perfect quiet. We went to Taverne Irene according to Maria's instructions in the next town over, about 5 mins by car. It was so delicious, we went there every night afterwards. The one day we tried a different Taverne, the one by Kalathas beach, the quality was not as good and we were ripped off with the price. The only noise is from the airport, but there were no flights late at night. We would love to come back again.
Customer care and availability more than special!
The house itself it is just perfect for location, beauty and comfort
Absolutely hundred time suggested!
We had a lovely stay at Maria´s apartment in Kalathas. The studio was perfect for our trip, very clean, with a charming interior and not to forget, a great view over the bay. Maria´s suggestions for nearby beaches and restaurants made our stay very pleasant and enjoyable.
Maria, thank you very much for your warm welcome and the great tips :)
Il Sun Rise studio è veramente magnifico. L'appartamento è pulito, fresco (con aria condizionata che funziona benissimo) e luminoso. Altro punto a favore, il Sun Rise studio è situato a 5 minuti a piedi dal mare: spiaggia piccolina ma magnifica con acqua cristallina e possibilità di noleggiare canoe, pedalo e SUP.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Sun Rise apartments for a week. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean with wonderful sunset views. Maria and her brother were incredibly nice and welcoming, they gave us a lot of good advice on what to do and where to go, like watch the sunset and eat a big slice of chocolate cake at Koukouvaya Café. Her brother also recommended us Irene restaurant in the next village of Chorafakia and we had a delicious traditional Greek dinner. Maria and her brother made sure everything was okay, and was available whenever we had questions. Kalathas is really nice, a few minutes from Chania, and if you rent a car you can reach a lot of beautiful places, like Elafonisi, Falasarna, Balos. I definitely recommend Sun Rise apartments, a great place to stay if you want to visit the Western part of Crete and feel the warmth of local people. I hope to come back again!!
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About the Host, Maria
The last years I live in Berlin, far away from my sunny and amazing home.
I work and study here and whenever I have free time I visit my friends and family in Crete.
I love travelling around the world and my moto is " I always look at the adventurous side of life" :o)
A small nice port with amazing beach and sea water. Ideally for children!
Zorbas film with Antony Queen has been filmed in this location.
You should definitely enjoy a coffee and a desert at sunset time there. The view of the city is breathtaking on that time.