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 colours 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, an espresso machine, air conditioning and fresh Cretan product 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 reccomended!
Please let me know your dates and a bit about yourself. Hope you are a traveller, not a tourist.
Come, stay and leave happy :-)
Just what we wanted! The villa was clean, homey and exactly what we were looking for! The weather was mild for our winter get away. We felt welcomed, and host made our stay very nice! Elina's parents were awesome! We are already trying to plan our next stay in Chania....our new favorite spot on the globe!! Thank you, Elina! We will return!
This apartment is exactly how the photos show it - clean, modern, spacious and homely. It is immaculately presented.
We were welcomed to a tray of foods, treats in the fridge, fresh fruit, raki and home-made wine - we were brought more home-made food during our stay.
The apartment is well equipped with fridge freezer, full size cooker, toaster, kettle, hair dryer.. everything and more you could possibly need for your stay. The bedroom and living area were both very comfortable. It truly is a lovely space.
It took less than 10 minutes to get into central Chania by car, and there are 5 local beaches within 10~20 minutes walk. Wifi internet was fast.
Elina provided us with a personally made Chania map - indicating local supermarkets and gave recommendations of things to see and do in the town. It is an awesome map - real added bonus!
We have met many of Elina's family - the hospitality has been second to none. A special welcome, many thanks.
Wow what an amazing place this is!
We arrived early in the morning and were greeted by Elina's parents who are so kind and helpful. There were local treats and drinks awaiting us as well. The flat is truly decorated like you see in the pictures. Elina has put so much thought and care into making this place a home rather than a hotel. She and her boyfriend have created an elaborate map with lots of non-touristy local favourite things to do.
The location was perfect for what we wanted. We stayed here 9 days. A beautiful easy oceanside 40 minute walk into the centre of town but in a nice quiet suburb super close to 5 beautiful beaches. We did a lot of walking and relaxing in the house and at the beach. A quick 10 min cab or bus ride is very easy to get into town as well.
The kitchen is a good size and the 3 markets near by make it easy to shop and then cook a great meal and stay in. But make sure you check out some restaurants on Elina's list!
We would stay here again and Again!
Joe, Amanda, and Annalee xo
Elina's home is delicately furnished and welcoming and is rich in amazing details, conveniently located between Chania and the beach. But I got much more than that, some delicious array of local products welcomed me and most of all a real home made professional guide to restaurants and points of interest in all westen crete, directly from the experience of who is leaving there. The printed guide and Elina's advices made my holiday amazing as I had the best possible experience in my stay in the area. Amazing.
I'm so happy that I considered to the many positive reviews and chose this apartment. We liked everything: the sea, the location of the home, and, of course, hospitality, compassion and kindness of the owners. What a wonderful wine and olive oil we were given!
We arrived late at night, but Elina's mother made it sure that we had dinner, she offered us a Greek dish named Pastitsio. We were very touched! We came with my little niece and we are grateful that the owners have taken care of the crib for our baby girl!
Crete is such a wonderful place to visit!!! A place where you want to come back again and again... and you always will find something new. For sure. I think that the best indication of how much we enjoyed our holidays is a firm intention to come back to this house again!
The house and host was the best we can imagine!
We are really happy, that we picked Chania, and Elina's place!
Her mother was very helpfull!
We can recomend this place for everyone!
Thant You for everything:)
There are no words to describe our satisfaction of using this offer!!! We had really lovely two weeks in Crete, in Elina's house in Daratsos. Actually we felt there like home!!!
The house is located very close to three sandy beaches - ideal places for families with children.
When I came into the house I felt like I knew it from many years - everything is just like on the pictures from AIRBNB, or maybe even better ;) The house is really comfortable, pretty decorated and fully equipped. We had all we needed.
This is the perfect starting point for visiting the west part of Crete, especially having the assistance of Elina and her parents, and their recommendations. According to their suggestions we tried delicious Cretan cuisine of a few restaurants (Gramboussa in Kaliviani - the best restaurant ever!!!) and we rent a car from PAN CAR.
Elina and her parents create wonderful atmosphere of this place for everyone who decide to use their offer. I can recommend STYLISH HOUSE as a perfect place for holidays!!!
Best regards and good luck for the future!!! I hope to come back to Crete and be your guest once again :)
We had perfect holidays in this pretty and very clean apartment.
Elina and her parents considered us like friends, we really appreciated their kindness, their recommendations, delicious local food and the gifts at the end of our stay.
We liked Chania city and the area with the wonderful beaches, gorges (Samaria !)…
We would for sure recommend Elina’s apartement !
We hope to come back in this wonderful island.
Thank you for all, we wish you all the best for the future
We had a wonderful stay at Elina's place outside Chania. The location was perfect in a safe and beautiful neighbourhood right on the beach (you can walk into Chania or just jump on the 21 bus which takes you to the centre of the city in about ten minutes). When we arrived at the apartment there was already some food which was perfect! The apartment itself is very clean and large - it is even more beautiful in person!! Elina also created these really helpful pamphlets which suggest all these great spots to go to in Chania that are not touristy (from restaurants to shops and even laundromats!). We checked out a couple of the restaurants and they were great. We also rented a car for a few days from PanCar (ask for Christos) and the rates were by far the cheapest and everyone was really helpful (they even dropped the car off to the house and picked it up!). Gas is a little pricey in Crete however we over-estimated how much we would need to visit beaches on the West coast (half a tank can last you 2 days of travel). We visited a few beaches while there - Sougia, Roumeli, Elafonisi, and Falasarna. Elafonisi was by far the most beautiful beach and it is a must! If you have time it is also very much worth it to walk the Samaria Gorge - we booked a day trip to walk the Gorge through Diana's travel which is just around the corner from the apartment.
Elina's parents were also very kind and very helpful and made our stay very comfortable.
We cannot say enough good things about Elina's apartment and Crete in general! We hope to come back soon!
We had a lovely time in Crete and Elina's house definitely contributed a great deal to this positive experience. Elina and her parents are really sweet and helpful people!
One of the walls in the apartment is decorated with big, colorful letters which spell H-O-M-E, I have to admit that this is exactly what it felt like!
My sister and I had a lovely holiday - thank you for the hospitality that you provided!
I can recommend this place to anyone who loves being in a beautiful spot and enjoys great company - located near a nice beach!