About this listing
Hello everybody !
Our house lies in the district called "Chrisi Akti" (Golden beach), 4 kms away from the centre of Chania and only 150 m from the golden sandy beach. Three more beaches are at your "disposal" within a 5 min walk. Just a few steps from the house there is a lovely park where you can enjoy running, jogging or just walking early in the morning or late in the (website hidden) ideal spot for friends or families to discover real Crete.
The apartment is on the ground floor of a family building and has been recently decorated with a lot of colors in a creative way. A green yard with unspoiled view and BBQ, a fully equipped kitchen,a sunny and cool living room and a cozy bedroom with a double comfy bed are all yours !
You will also be pleased to find lots of English and German books, a high-speed internet connection, a washer with free detergent, air conditioning and fresh Cretan products that will be waiting for you in the house to make your stay relaxing and memorable.
Fresh bath towels and bed linens, tips about Crete, and a free city guide with the hip spots of the town are provided so that you feel like a local. During your stay we will assist you any time needed.
Within walking distance you will find the bus station (100 m.), 2 supermarkets (800 m), many restaurants and a pharmacy (800 m.).
In case you want to take a trip , the exotic beach of Falassarna, the astonishing lagoon of Balos and the breathtaking Samaria gorge are highly recommended!
Please let me know your dates and a bit about yourself. Hope you are a traveller, not a tourist.
Come, stay and leave happy :-)
I naturally want everybody to have a great time- so there are only a few things to consider.
Since it is a quiet residential house I would appreciate your discretion and please, no smoking in the house. You can enjoy your cigarette in the yard!
This was our first booking via Airbnb and it was a great experience. When we arrived in the house, we were welcomed by Nantia, Elina's mother. Due to our early arrival she arranged a little, Greek breakfast for us. She also gave us usefull information about local restaurants and activities. The house was very close to the beach and there was a good connection to Chania by bus. We really enjoyed our stay at the house.
If you want to visti this side of crete this flat is (website hidden) colse to everything: to the lively Chania, and to 3 lovely beaches. Elina's family gives you the warmest welcome you can immagine. Here you really feel like home, and you can taste a very good olive oil!!!
Our stay at Elina's house was just perfect. Elina assisted us from when we booked until the day we arrived at the apartment. She was always quick to reply to our questions and give us helpful suggestions. We didn't get to meet her unfortunately since she's very busy, but her mom Nantia took very good care of us throughout our week at the apartment. After 7 hours of traveling to get to Chania (we flew from Berlin to Heraklion and took a bus to Chania for about 3 hours), her Cretan salad that was stored in the fridge saved our life. Milk, eggs, local products, fruit and a cute breakfast basket were provided as well, making us feel at home. We've never experienced this hospitality before!
The apartment is exactly as described on the website and in the pictures and was very very clean, making it look even bigger. Towels and bath supplies were provided as well.
The location of the house is also perfect: a short walk to a lovely lido, where you can rent two chairs and a straw sun umbrella for 6 euros per day. The beach and the sea floor are sandy, and the sea is really safe to swim also for children. The vibrant city of Chania is only a couple of km away; you can get a bus there (21), a cheap cab (about 6-7 Euros) or just walk along the shore for about 40 minutes.
The kindness and hospitality provided by Elina, Nantia and all the Cretans we met there was memorable.
Oh and if you want to take a day trip to beautiful Elafonissi beach just tell Nantia, she can give you a very good deal!
Thank you Elina and thank you Nantia for making our vacation so pleasant! We would definitely go back to Crete and stay at Elina's house again.
We had a wonderful stay on Crete, Greece! Elina's home was welcoming and comfortable. The perfect place for us to stay. It was a nice little walk to the local beaches. Elina's mother was so gracious and lovely. She helped us out with providing a delicious dinner when we arrived, which was very late in the evening. I highly recommend Elina's apartment to anyone traveling to Crete.
I stayed at Elina's apartment for a week with my friend Becky and I only have positive things to say! Elina and her parents greeted us on arrival and had laid out food for our dinner and stocked the fridge up with lovely cheese and fruit. Elina's mum Nantia sat down with us and explained the area and gave us lots of really helpful info on best restaurants and things to do in Crete etc. The appartment was bright, colourful and very spacious. We particularly loved sitting in the front garden terrace as you could watch the sunset over a glass of wine! The beaches were also only a 5 min walk which was ideal and they were very pretty! Our overall experience was fantastic and would definitely recommend. Big thanks to Elina and her parents for making our trip run lovely and smoothly :)
Elina's apartment is exactly as it appears in the pictures - clean, comfortable and cool. Situated 5mins from the beach and within walking distance of Chania's old town it was just as we had expected it to be. Elina greeted us on arrival and her mother Nantia was available for help throughout our stay as well as providing us with some of her delicious home made food. Thank you for having us Elina!
We stayed at Elina's lovely apartment for one week in May. We were overwhelmed by the welcome we received and the hospitality throughout our stay. The apartment is beautiful and tastefully decorated and has all the essentials (plus many extras) for a very comfortable holiday.
Elina's mother, Nadia, was incredibly kind and helpful to us in every way.
The apartment is perfectly placed allowing visits to the many attractions in this part of Crete - we found having a rental car invaluable - allowing us to visit the beautiful mountains, gorges and lakes. It is also very close to three lovely unspoilt beaches.
I cannot recommend this apartment (and the hosts) highly enough - it made for a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.
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About the Host, Elina
I m 26 and work as a teacher in Crete. When I m not in the school, I like riding my bike , crafting, making pastries and sewing. I, also, love to travel, cook and receive people in my home. I know travelers wish to try out what is real and typical, and since not everybody has friends as tourist guides, this type of stay will help you avoid tourist traps and discover what to do during your stay at Chania, while enjoying a wonderful home.