Situated on the road to Elounda (the area with the most luxurious hotels) within walking distance to cosmopolitan Ag. Nikolaos, this is the ideal place for unforgetable holiday, a place you'll definitely come back...
For those not keen in "sterile" vacation in a hotel, but like a small house with bougainvillea and jasmine in the garden, clean rooms, friendly and helpful hosts, this is the place you're looking for!
Your home away from home!
So come and live your genuine Greek summer (summer in Crete lasts all year round).
A sunny appartment with beautiful view to the Mirabello gulf.
Entrance hall, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, big fridge, washing machine, A/C, free Internet connection. The apartment is within walking distance to the town centre and organized beach, tavernas, diving center, super market & mini market, garden, parking, sea view.
Easily accommodates 2-4 persons as there is a king size bed in the bedroom and a sofa in the sitting room that opens into one double or two single comfortable beds.
A roomy patio with view surounded by a garden with olive trees and various plants & flowers.
The nearest organised beach is 250m away (with sunbeds, umbrelas, cantine & snack bar).
Arrival & departure transfer from the airport or port (63 km) to the villa (optional).
We are looking forward to meeting you.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
It would be a pleasure to help you.
Elena and her family are truly marvelous hosts. They went well out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and then some. The apartment is very comfortable with a delightful patio. Elena provides a very high level of service for a rental of this type. Beyond what we expected after 8 weeks travelling through Europe.
We particularly enjoyed the windows and the lovely views. A gorgeous place to wake up. kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed many meals cooked with fresh, local ingredients. A trip to the market in Agia Nikolaos on Wednesday is highly recommended. Even in November, there were enough warm sunny days to sit outside and enjoy the sun., and to swim in the ocean. The location is ideal with easy access to the Agia Nikolaos and Elounda. Lots of wonderful beaches very close by.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Amalia and hope to return some day.
The apartment was nice and well situated, about 5 / 10 minutes by car from the center of Aghios Nikolaos.
It has a garden and it's very nice to take the breakfast in the sun, with the visit of the family's cats.
The bed room is spacious and confortable. The wifi works very well.
The road next to the apartment can be a problem because it could be noisy sometimes, but i used to that, so that was not a problem for me.
I recommend this apartment.
Also, I would like to recommend a nice restaurant typical from Crete to eat at less than 10 minutes from the apartment :
Avli Taverna - Ouzeri
12, Prigipos Georgiou str.
Elena and her husband are the best hosts you can imagine. They gave us such a warm welcome and made our stay in Ag. Nikolaos very special. Elena used to say "whenever I can help, I will help"... and she truly did. We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely, cosy and well located place with its beautiful terrace and wonderful view. We can highly recommend this apartment and would come back anytime. Thank you, Elena!!!
Opening our bedroom window on the first day to the view over the bay was truly wonderful.
Elena and her son were very helpful and were happy to get up early in the morning to let us in (4am).
The flat was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked very well.
I'd recommend this place to anyone interested in discovering Crete. We were well placed to explore almost all of the island and being only a short walk from the beach or short drive from Agios Nikolaos meant you didn't feel isolated but it was peaceful and very calm.
Very nice place, the apartment is near the beach which is very pleasant even though it takes quite a long time to walk to the center town.
It was very clean and the hot weather was bearable thanks to the AC, we had the terrace to ourselves.
We were very well welcomed by Elena and her family, her husband even took us to the bus station on our last day. She gave us everything we needed !
Highly recommended !!
Elena et son mari sont des hôtes serviables, accueillants et discrets.
Nous avons apprécié leurs petites attentions (liqueur de bienvenue et petit déjeuner dans le frigo)
le logement est bien situé géographiquement mais le quartier est un peu bruyant (route en contre bas) et quelques bruits dans la maison.
Nous avons apprécié la climatisation.
Nous avons trouvé la baignoire-douche très petite, quelques difficultés pour se doucher sereinement.
Trop peu de pression d'eau dans la cuisine et manque d'eau chaude, obligé de faire la vaisselle à l'eau froide.
Dommage pas de fenêtre dans la cuisine.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la terrasse.
Dear Nathalie, I'm terribly sorry for the inconvenience I caused because I did not show you where to switch on the hot water in the kitchen as on the contrary with the bathroom, has not running water from the solar panels. If you check at the kitchen pics you could see the switch on/off button (black spot over the sink tap).
I have plans for renovating the bathroom, the shower instead of the small bath tab is a very good idea.
Arriving to Elena's place must have been one of the warmest welcome we've ever had anywhere. Elena and her son took the hot weather in consideration and offered us refreshments on our arrival and there was cool beverages in the fridge. During our six days there she and her family proved to be very helpful and always willing to give us some tips and advice. In addition to that the family had supplied the apartment with a guidebook with sightseeing tips, maps, food recipes etc. You would have hard time trying to find a more generous family anywhere. To prove point: I even managed to break a couple of things in the apartment by accident, but the hosts did not seem to mind and in stead said it brought us good luck.
Wi-fi worked smoothly throughout the apartment and the flow of hot water was constant. The only slight minus is the sound of traffic from the road that the house lies next to. Luckily the sound of cars and motorbikes is mostly overwhelmed by the choir of cicadas. The closest blue flag awarded beach is just five minutes walk away with plethora of others in the area easily accessible by foot, bus or car.
During our days there we got acquainted with the Irish-Canadian family next door (also on holiday) – children and adults alike had a blast together. We hope to keep in touch with them in the future. We also made friends with a very cute and friendly stray kitten that the other family baptized "Mr. Cat" – although it was she. We wish her well and may she catch many cicadas during the rest of her days.
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Hi! I'm Elena and live in Crete, Greece.
I'm easy going person, love travelling, swimming, reading and making new friends.
I love meeting people coming from all over the world who bring the echoes of their countries and cultures.
I work in tourism so, don't hesitate to ask me anything you want regarding your stay in Crete!
I've travelled quite a lot and I am a fan of value for money accommodation. I assure you I will do my best to provide you anything I would like to be provided with!!! ;-)
I speak English and Greek is my native language.
Visit Crete and get a first hand of cretan hospitality during your stay at my apartment. I'll do my best to make your stay the most comfortable and memorable!