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The complex Althea Maisonettes is located at the hill's edge of the ancient city "Aptera" and proudly overlooks the serene charm of Souda Bay. The design and materials used are in total harmony with the local tradition and history of the area.
Our complex consists of three separate, fully equipped maisonettes. In the courtyard, there is a new pool with a panoramic view of Souda Bay and sun beds which are offered for free. In addition, our customers have the opportunity to use the brand new barbeque and enjoy family moments, laughing and cooking their meals themselves. As far as the parking is concerned, there is free parking space close to the complex.
  • Great hosts, great location, great scenery, great Creta!

    alexandre2017-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Good communication with Chrisi. Easy 30 minute drive from Chania airport. Received a very warm welcome from the proprietor and Helen the neighbour on arrival. Provided with fresh flowers, homemade lemonade, wine and fruit. Very clean, bright, spacious accommodation. Wonderful panoramic views - patio perfect for sitting with a glass of wine and watching the amazing sunsets. Loved the private 1st floor balcony. Short walk downhill to friendly, local restaurant/bars all with good food and views of mountains inland. Small supermarket if you don't want to drive 10 minutes to larger local beachside village which has everything you need. Helen who speaks several languages was very helpful and able to advise us about places to visit, trips etc. We had a wonderful time staying at Althea Maisonettes and would love to come back. Highly recommend

    Ginette2016-06-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay in Aptera. The house and pool area were as beautiful as on the pictures, the view was incredible. Everything super clean. Chrisi's father and neighbour welcomed us with some fruits, wine and olive-oil. The house had everything we needed. Unfortunately the weather was pretty cold and rainy, but with the view and the fire place inside it was still beautiful. There are three taverns in Aptera, but not all of them serve food at off-season. As we had a car, it was no problem. We really enjoyed our time, thank you!

    Mai Thi2017-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Everything is just as promised in the ad. It is a wonderful appartment with lots of space for four people. The view and the countryside are marvelous and there are lots of possibilities to hike. It was surprising how green and blooming Kreta is in April but you should consider that it might be chilly in the evenings and nights.

    Nadja2017-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place! We got there pretty late at night and Chrisi's parents greater us with home made wine, peaches and grapes! They took the time to show us around and make sure all our needs and questions were answered. The flat is very clean and as soon in the pictures! They have an amazing garden overlooking the bay! We spent our evening sitting in the garden and enjoying the view. The flat has all the required amenities and a fully equipped kitchen. The only low point was the wifi which was really not strong in certain area of the house (garden, rooms) Overall we all loved our stay and would go back anytime! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area!! Hope to meet you the next time Chrisi!! Thank you all for everything again!

    George2016-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it. Stunning view. Very welcoming hosts. Didn't want to leave.

    Judy2016-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great great great! Extremely clean, friendly hosts, gorgeous house and views! Will definitely come back in the future!

    kasandra2017-06-12T00:00:00Z
  • The house and the views from it are stunning. The village of Aptera is very quite and traditional and close to the ancient Aptera. The description of the property is accurate, in reality the views and the the whole experience was even better then our expectation. We were hosted by Heleni, the neighbour of the place who was very warm and helpful and made us feel like home. Thanks so much!

    Shimshon2015-09-28T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Double room near Chania / Aptera. Private bathroom, shower, towels. The shared kitchen is large and fully equipped. The living room is very bright and spacious. WIFI washing machine Large deck with chairs and barbecue.
    Double room near Chania / Aptera. It belongs to a private bathroom shower, towels. The shared kitchen is large and fully equipped. The living room is very bright and spacious. Large deck with chairs and barbecue. Breakfast on request (extra)
  • After our short one night stay before leaving for another part of Crete, we came back to Claudia and Ruppert's for 2 more nights. Like I said in my last review, they are so welcoming and go above and beyond all expectations of Airbnb hosts. Ruppert drove us to his favourite restaurant that's just a 15 minute walk up the hill from their place (which was delicious and not expensive, we ate there 3 times during our stay). When we woke up at 4:45am to catch a tour bus to Samaria, Claudia was awake and had breakfast ready for us. And after midnight on the night before our flight, she helped us print our boarding passes when we realized we needed physical copies. The room is very clean and private, the breakfast is delicious and Claudia and Ruppert are really great company. We wish we could've spent more time with them, and will definitely be returning again one day! If you are considering staying here, you definitely should! 100% recommend.

    Tina2016-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • Sensationnal view and host! Claudia give you a lot of good advice and adress to enjoy your trip in Crete. I recommend highly this adress and hope to come back soon....

    Sylvie2015-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • It was our first experience with airbnb. I must say Claudia and Rupert have made us feel like home. Contact was very good right form the beginning. We were pick up from airport and given all necessary information about the island You would need. They also showed us the best taverna in we have been to in Greece so far, Aptera in Megala Chorafia. The house and the room is as nice as the owners. It is located up the hill with amazing views. Despite the fact You is pretty far from the beach, You can rent a car or scooter from them in price far better than in rental companies and don't have to worry about insurance. Highly recommended place for people looking to explore the island and relax.

    Marlena2014-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Claudia and Ruppert are absolutely wonderful hosts. They were very kind to pick us up from the main station and bring us to their place. They helped point us in the right direction and gave us several tips on what to see and do in the city. Their house has a wonderful view, very clean and Claudia was able to help with anything we needed. I would recommend staying here while in Crete. Thanks for everything!

    Adrian2014-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Claudia, Rupert and Maxi, were perfect hosts ! Very nice and helpful, we felt like home... The generous breakfasts were "sehr gut" and the advices about what to visit highly appreciated ! We recommend this room for any couple who wants to visit western Crete.

    Basile2014-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very very very Nice person! Claudia is the perfect host! Advices, suggestions and even the loan of one GPS. The room is confortable, clean, and beautiful!

    Jérôme2015-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and helpfull hosts. Stayed up til midnight, ready to help us find the way. Super. And allways answering very quickly when we had booked.

    Ove2015-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Claudia is such a nice host! It was great to meet her :) She gave us suggestions for what to do in Chania and later on in Cyprus since she traveled there as well. She gave us a ride into Chania and to the airport for a reasonable price.

    Alicja2017-10-23T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    In Villa Renata, guests can have a relaxing holiday break, in an outstanding and quiet mountainous location some km of distance from the famous seaside of Kalami, Almirida and Kalives, but also some major archaeological sites such as Aptera stronghold and Koules fortress. The villa provides a gorgeous swimming pool and verandas with a unique view to the Apokoronas area, as well as a private parking area.
    Our newly built villa is located just 9km from the town of Chania, in Megala Chorafia, in Apokoronas area. The villa was built in 2008 and is open all year. We offer a luxurious bright space with gorgeous outdoor facilities, a pool area with chaise lounge chairs, surrounded by olive trees and Cretan nature. We offer total privacy in a quality space for your family. From our Villa, you can reach all the famous locations of this part of Chania. Of course Megala Chorafia, this marvelous village is just a few minutes of driving distance away. Al the beaches of the area, famous for their crystal clear waters and organized facilities along with the breathtaking natural habitat are also a few minutes of distance away. Our villa is fully equipped with everything a family may need for relaxing and worry free holidays. We provide only the best in amenities, materials and all needed essentials for your stay. • Ground floor On the ground floor, two comfortable queen sized beds are found in two bedrooms, each with its own balcony. The third bedroom with bunk beds is located on the same floor. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have their own closets and storage spaces. Two super large and comfortable bathrooms are also located on the ground floor. One consists of bathroom and WC and the second one of shower/WC • Upper floor The upper floor, with an open plan space, consists out of a spacious living room with fireplace, a dining area, a wc and a modern kitchen fully-equipped with a big refrigerator, an electric kitchen, a dishwashing machine and a dining table. Moreover, it has a spacious veranda with a gorgeous mountain view of the White Mountains 'Lefka Ori' and the sea shore at the north of Crete! • Outdoors What we offer in our villa is of great quality and our outdoors spaces couldn't be of any less beauty. A large swimming pool and a patio area equipped with gorgeous chaise lounge chairs and sun shades are there for you to use in total privacy and enjoy the gorgeous Cretan Summer sun. Fully equipped barbecue facilities are available. House has its own private garden with some fruit trees from where you can pick up fresh fruits. The location is perfect for kids also. Totally safe for them. There is also private parking spot available right next to the house. Villa Renata is located only 2 km away from the sandy beach of Kalives. Traditional tavernas and a mini-market are less than a five-minute walk away. Moreover, the ancient town of Aptera is located 15 minutes walk away. In Villa Renata, you can rest assured that you will have the chance to relax in a perfect summer environment and enjoy your vacations. At the same time, for the adventurous ones -since we are conveniently located at the heart of Apokoronas region- you can drive to the mountainous areas, explore unique traditional villages and rural paths, taste the original Cretan cuisine or just head north towards the sea shore and swim at some of the most gorgeous beaches in the whole of Chania. --- List of amenities and equipment found in our house: • Wifi • Private Pool • Outdoor facilities & Barbecue • A/C in all bedrooms • TV & board games, Radio/CD player • Fully equipped Kitchen plus french coffee machine, kettle, toaster • Washing Machine & Dishwasher • Hair Dryer & Iron • Linens & Towels • Free Parking • All kinds of essentials provided
    Our village and Megala Chorafia is a favorite destination for a large number of people because it is a cozy yet quiet village with all amenities, such as two excellent restaurants, cafes and also easy access to all nearby locations. Our area is ideal for people who really want to relax on their holidays and enjoy nature and the less touristy side of Crete, without being too far from the larger tourist resorts such as Kalyves, Georgioupolis or Chania. Holidays here are for enjoying with your family, alone or with your partner, if you prefer peace and romantic moments admiring the splendid sunset. There are all kinds of amenities, services and shops at the nearby villages of Kalami, Almyrida and Kalives satisfying all your needs for a trouble free stay in our villa.
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    Aptera, Crete Region, Greece

    Arcolios Epavlis is a unique industrial style luxury villa of 160sqm builted entirely by stone with natural surrounding and olive groves. Located in Souda Bay Chania with spectacular sea view and only 35 meter distance from the beach.
    3+ Bedroom Luxury Villa 2 levels with total size of 160sqm Sleep 6-8 guests Overflow Swimming Pool with Water Jet Outdoors Shower Spectacular Sea View Very Close to the Beach (35m) Air Conditioning BBQ - Grill - Wood Oven Outdoor Dining Area 2 Fully Equipped Kitchens Teka Dishwasher Liebherr Refrigerator Teka Oven Pation / Balcony Open plan living, dining and kitchen area (1st floor) 48" Sony SmartTV Satellite Fireplace In House Laundry Facility Linen and Towels Property Bathrobes Provided Luxury Air Bathtub in one Bathroom and Private Balcony Shower Tube with FM Radio in one bathroom Dressing Room (Ground Floor Bedroom) Parking space for four (4) cars
    The Legend of twelve princes that based on actual historical facts indicates that in the 10th and 11th century , twelve men descendants of classy Byzantine families settled in Crete. They have been sent from the Byzantine Istanbul and their purpose was the administration of the island by dividing it into twelve parts . So as the legend says but also the history, one of them the prince Archoleos Thomas or any of his sons enchanted by the beauty of the area from the natural sources and crystal waters from the fertile soil but also the endless view as the horizon of the sea. So he settled with his family in this place . The polite Archoleos was kindhearted and very friendly with the local Cretans who loved him and visited him often saying "We are going to Archoleos". Later on corruptions became "Arcoleos" and finally as today "Arcolios" . In this legendary area we created Arcolios Epavlis. So close but so far away. A unique choice for your family or your friends.
  • We had an INCREDIBLE stay for our honeymoon. The villa is absolutely beautiful but the service and hospitality were even better! George and Manousos were unbelievably hospitable. A homemade dinner was prepared upon our arrival, which was much appreciated after a long day of travel. It was delicious and paired with amazing wine! Throughout our stay, we were very well taken care of - fully stocked fridge, fresh cut roses, delicious local honey, fresh caught fish and every need was immediately taken care of. Beyond the excellent service, the house is amazing. Everything is very modern and updated, spacious and high end. You can't beat a private pool and private beach, especially for the price. Though the villa can be a little hard to find at first, you will appreciate the privacy, serenity and gorgeous view. If you are looking for a truly wonderful stay for your vacation, you must book now!

    Jessica2015-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had spent 5 days in the villa. First to mention is the location of the house. It is a perfect balance between vicinity to the historical and touristic Chania and calmness and peacefulness of nature retreat providing the guests private beach, garden and silence that helps to recover from work time. Second is the place itself. It is incredible. We were indulged by the convenience and comfort inside the villa and by splendid surroundings especially astonishing views outside. Third thing that impressed and pleased us was the hospitality of the Mr. Manousos and his wife, who made unforgettable dinner for us, at a day of arrival, and each day brought us some tasty surprises. We are looking forward for coming back soon as we have a lot of places to discover on Crete because villa was so great place to be that we didn't spend much time out of it.

    George2015-05-08T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the Arcolios Epavlis for 10 nights in October. Everything about our stay here was amazing – the villa, the outdoor space, the pool, the private beach and the location. The villa is conveniently located only 15 min drive from Chania town, and is situated above the beautiful Saouda bay. The property is modern, clean, and spacious and well- equipped with all necessary appliances. Manos is a very kind & generous host which helped us with everything we needed in the place. The villa was stocked with home-made wine, olive oil & fruits and we wish we could stay even longer. We highly recommend this villa for a perfect Crete holiday! Hope to be back soon! Thanks for everything!

    Chen2016-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect house - perfect host - perfect holidays!!!

    Ulrich2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for a great stay. This is really a "luxury airbnb" location. George was great at all the pre-arrival communication. And his father, Manousos, was such an amazing host while we where there that we never wanted to leave. We were a party of 5, and the place easily accommodated all of us. The photos truly reflect the spectacular outlook of this accommodation and the internals. An amazing traditional meal on our first night, and all beer and wine we could drink made for such a great stay. Although we had windy days that made sitting by the pool a bit on the chilly side, the house is designed with so many different facing balconies that we could find a sheltered spot to soak up the sun. The pool is not heated either, so it was brisk going for a dip in early May, but I'm sure it would heat up in no time with the summer sun. Car hire is essential for staying at this property. Especially because you don't want to miss the amazing beaches and mountains in the Chania region. Equally, if you stock up with food prior to your arrival, you could easily not need to move off the property. The pool was great. The private beach, amazing (but rocky).

    Iain2015-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • This listing was BRAND new-- we were the first guests! The location was wonderful for us-- remote, yet luxurious. We were very well taken care of by George's father during our entire stay, as there were a few things that came up (like the Wifi connection). Anytime we called, he took care of it right away! The house is wonderful, and the pool is fantastic too. So great for our boys! We loved exploring Kalyves and the surrounding area.

    laura2014-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Our experience at Arcolis Villa is difficult to describe in standard terms because on top of a perfect location and an amazing functional and design savvy villa, we have been blessed by the sincere friendship of the owner and his partner: two very special and authentic persons. But as for general benefit of future guests, we can undoubtedly confirm the villa is above every expectations. Even better than in the photos. It's huge, with large and fresh rooms, super fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, contemporary interior design and it's only 2 years old. Lot of care-expressing details, like 2 telescopes, cooling bags for your trips to beaches, an outdoor pizza oven and a large BBQ. The surroundings are simply amazing few with over 4000sqm of olive trees and a small private beach literally few steps from the door. The location and the orientation of the villa are perfect for a relaxing escape from the lively Chania downtown, even thou, you can drive there in less than 15'. From the gazebo you can enjoy the sunset on the bay: a plus you don't realize until you are there and get amazed by it. I would recommend this villa without hesitation and I can reassure the price is highly competitive with many other offers seen in the area. Then, if you are open to know people and curious about the real life in Chania region, you just have to ask to Manoussos and Elefteria, the owner and his partner, they completely changed our vacation. I wish it will happen to you too. BTW, we already booked it for next year.

    Tiziano2015-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful villa! George was very easy to contact and communicate with. His father is on the property in the house up the hill, so he stopped by every day and gave us some wine, checked in on how we were doing etc. I definitely felt that if we needed anything, they were very responsive. George even arranged to courier our lost glasses to Athens! Also, recommend getting his brother to cook for you. The meal he made us on the first day was great. The only problem was that the driver they recommended wouldn't drive us down the driveway to the house (it is long and steep and only semi-paved and in the dark in heels it was an issue). I found another driver that would drive down it though.

    Sarah2016-06-09T00:00:00Z
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    Chania Souda, Crete, Greece

    Thea is a beautiful stone villa situated high on the hillside of Megala Chorafia near to the ancient city of Aptera. Built in true Cretan style with impressive stone work and archways, Thea has been furnished in the traditional Cretan style by its owner and curator of Chania archeological museum, Manolis. With panoramic views of the sea to the North and the White mountains to the South, Thea offers you a perfect and comfortable location for a relaxing holiday.
    Thea offers you the comforts of a traditional Cretan home. Built with love and care by its owner Manolis, Thea offers you a well deserved break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy your stay in a comfortable location by reading in a garden of roses, jasmine and oleander. Visit local archeological sites full of ancient history or let time pass peacefully watching the swallow, swifts and kestrels flying past. For larger groups or family holidays, it is possible to rent both properties. The romantic setting is also perfect for weddings and other celebrations.
    The village of Megala Chorafia offers the ancient Minoan site of Aptera. All surrounding villages have their own numerous ancient sites and churches which are worth a visit. The local tavernas offer traditional food and drink.
  • We had an excellent stay at Emmanouil's. The location of the house was just perfect. it's very quiet, with a fab view, and it's only 5' walk to go dinner in the very small village, where there is an excellent tavern ! It's also great to visit the surroundings as there are many places to visit at no more than 1 hour drive.  The house looks just like the same as on the pictures, and Emmanouil was always here to help, give some good advice, and even prepared a nice barbecue.  We would definitely recommand to stay there, and we think it's perfectly adapted for families. 

    Stéphane2015-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Many thanks again for a great stay at your place Manolis! We had a wonderful time at Villa Thea and you make your guests feel like they were staying at a long time friends place! Thanks for the local tips and the barbecue evenings, we will never forget your kindness as well as the stunning sunset/rise from Villa We would come back anytime we can! Between the White mountains and the bay of Souda, your house is a jewel of authenticity to enjoy both the coast as well as the pastoral life in the Cretan countryside! The best starting place to enjoy the beautiful diversity of the island

    Sébastien2017-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is an idyllic location with a great sea view. Cosy rooms, perfect for family vacation and exactly as shown on the pictures. The warm hospitality of Emmanouil and his wife is great, we even had a barbecue dinner with them. There are delicious taverns in walking distance and the villa is perfect to have relaxing holidays!

    Philipp2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Our holidays at Manos houses were fantastic! First us 5 girls stayed 5 days at his house 'Susanna' and then moved to his house 'Thea'. Both are beautiful buildings on a lovely property. Thea is the bigger house and is very clean and comfortable. The houses and the pool are exactly like shown in the pictures and as discribed. The sea view is amazing and within 10 min. you are at the beach. Manos is an amazing host and he really cared for all our needs! He invited us to two great barbecues, where he prepared delicous greek food for us and we all really enjoyed this evenings! Manos, we had a great time in your houses and it was a pleasure to meet you!

    Martina2015-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful, upscale home with an incredible view! Easy to find. One side is the gorgeous Souda Bay, and the other side the mountains. We really enjoyed the cool breezes blowing through the house and the refreshing swimming pool. Manolis greeted us with a Welcome Basket full of food and wine, cooked us an amazing BBQ dinner one evening, and made sure we had everything we wanted. Even his friendly dog Lola was a joy to play with! We walked down to Aptera Restaurant one evening for a great meal and could even walk to the mini-market in town. The city of Chania and the airport are within about 20 minutes drive. We had a relaxing, amazing vacation. The best Airbnb we've stayed in so far... hands down! Highly recommend.

    Patricia2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Really beautiful Cretan villa on a hillside, with great breezes in the day. Aptera was very quaint and the drive is only 10 mins to nearby seaside village Kalives for larger selection of restaurants and beaches nearby. Emmanouil was always responsive to any requests, including extra fans for night time, and even did a BBQ for us with his secret marinade. We would definitely recommend it. In summer, do bring plenty of mosquito repellent!

    Lynn2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Greece

    Villa Thea
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    Petra & elia is traditional stone house fully renovated,located at the village Aptera in a distance of 10 minutes from Chania town. Villa has fully equipped kitchen,bathroom,2 bedrooms,living room,washing machine and wi-fi.
    Petra & elia is traditional stone house fully renovated,located at the village Aptera in a distance of 10 minutes from Chania town. Villa has fully equipped kitchen,bathroom,2 bedrooms,living room,washing machine and wi-fi.
    Petra & elia located in a beautifull small village 100m from the famous archaelogical site of ancient Aptera. The village itself has a couple of small shops and severals tavernas offering delicious locally cousine. The nearest beach distance is about 1,5km.
  • Nasia is a fantastic host! She responds super quickly to emails and was very helpful, including meeting us very early and accommodating a late check-out. She even left cheese, veg, bread and fruit for us in the fridge and gave us a present when we left! Nasia's mum also came and cleaned half way through our stay. The house is really lovely and Nasia and her mum have put a lot of effort into the details. It is really clean and there is lovely antique furniture everywhere but it also has a modern feel. It has everything you need, including towels, a hair dryer, iron and coffee machine. There were also no mosquitoes, which was amazing for me! There are nice places to sit outside and the only improvement I would make is an outside lounging area where you can kick-back and look at the view... the current seating are two sets of table and chairs (one out front and one under the olive trees at the back) and you can't see the view from either location, so Nasia could definitely make more of that as the view across the valley is amazing! I'm sure she'll be planning that anyway. Aptera is a really great place to stay... there are a cluster of tavernas a 5 minute walk away in the village and the house is just up the hill with some other houses. There is a nice quiet beach a 5 minute drive away and the location is really good to get into Chania, Rethymno and the beaches of the west coast or the south coast... although you do have to drive quite far everywhere in Crete, as it is a big island. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Petra & Elia's house for a stay in Crete. It represents very good value for money and it is very peaceful. You will need a car though!

    Nell2016-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Nasia gave us a very warm welcome. The house was in a spotless condition. It is a traditional stone house that has been renovated with a lot of style and feeling. You feel at home from the moment you enter the house. Even if it is hot outside the house keeps a nice temperature inside. So we even didn't need the air-condition in August. I would book again this house if possible. From the house you can walk to very nice tavernas to eat ot to the ancient Aptera. The beach is not far away, but you feel away from all the touristy huzzle. For us it was perfect.

    Bettina2016-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little house in the Aptera Hills, close to the very beautiful city of Chania. 55 minutes by car to top-Beach, nice beaches are nearer. Host is charming. Clear recommendation

    stephan2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice welcome from Nasia but also great place with lovely view ! I warmly recommend this place Bests Guillaume

    guillaume2016-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Nasia's place was great. we had a great time in her beautiful villa. the description was accurate and the house was very clean. we arrived very late at night and she kindly stocked the fridge for us to have a breakfast in the morning. she even gave us a small gift. :-) the location was also great. Aptera is a beautiful small village near Chania. there's an interesting fortress up the hill from the house. I'd definitely recommend this villa to anyone vising Crete.

    Mehdi2016-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really nice 3 day stay at Nasia's house and the pleasure of meeting her lovely mother, who checked us in and out. We found a refrigerator filled with lovely food and drinks which was much appreciated. Lots of sunny and shady terrasses around the house. It was a very quiet place in october. It's a good base for exploring the area and its lovely beaches. Marathi beach on Akrotiri was very nice on a windy day. Kiani Achti and Kalives beaches were also nice. A bit of a climb up to the house from the restaurants in Aptera. You really need a car to get the maximum out of your stay. Lisbet and Pia, Denmark.

    Pia2017-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Nasia's home. Nasia is a very thoughtful host, we had a lot of goodies waiting for us in the fridge upon arrival and a cute fruit basket. The only regret my friend and I had during our stay is that we didn't hire a car as it would have made travel around the island a little easier. Thanks so much Nasia. You're an amazing host and would love to visit again soon!

    Navlene2017-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Petra & Elia. Nasia and her mother were perfect hosts and left us tasty treats. The house was very tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. Aptera was a great base for exploring Chania and surrounding area. It was a short walk into the village for a choice lovely tavernas.

    Danielle2016-10-21T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Eirini's house is an authentic traditional house that was built before 1923 and it was a traditional coffee shop. It was used for many years as a guest house for families and couples. It was fully renovated in 2017 and is ideal for relaxing and quiet holidays in Crete. It has a beautiful garden with mountain view where you can enjoy the sun while resting at the sunbeds or the jacuzzi.
    The house consists of 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen including dishes and cooking appliances, towels and bed lines and private bathroom with shower. The main space can be used as dining room and sitting room. There is a veranda with pergola where you can enjoy the sun, the jacuzzi and the nice mountain view. Also the house has a small garden with beautiful flowers.
    Aptera is a very quiet and nice neightboor with gorgeous sea & mountain view since it is situated on a hill and accomodates lots of travellers every year. There is a large archeological place (ancient ruins & a large castle) nearby which is called Aptera that you should visit during your stay. Also the beach is only 2.5 km away by car. At the village there are 2 taverns and a mini-market for your basic-need shopping. Areas nearby are ideal for walking-hiking because of the big variety of herbs, olive trees and flowers! The area is next to the National High-way (direction Rethymno) from where you can travel the whole Chania perfecture and enjoy the beautiful beaches and sightseeing. Ten minutes by car is the village of Kalyves where you can find supermarket, family beaches and taverns. A bit further down the coast is the village of Almyrida, with a lovely beach and fish-taverns. Chania City is just 20min and 13km away by car. Souda Port is just 10min and 4,5km away by car. Chania Airport is just 25min and 21,5km away by car.
  • Great place up in the hills near quiet traditional tavernas.

    Robert2017-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • It was a good experience staying in this house. It is a charming house with a wonderful view of the mountains. Loved the peace and quiet. The host supplied us with home made oil, raki and eggs. Eirini and her family were kind to help us search for my lost kitty. Simplicity and tranquility. Maya PS: I would advice to bring alone insect repellent.

    Maya2017-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • village très agréable,la maison est jolie ,mais il y a quelques insectes dans la maison, les voisins ont 2 enfants un peu bruyant jusqu'à 21h30 le soir ,et 1 chien qui couche dehors aboie souvent (on ne choisi pas ses voisins) eirini annonce la mer à 1km mais aptera etant à 2km de la route et la maison à 500m du village et compter 3 km de plus pour kalyves ou à souda le menage n'est pas fait tous les 3 jours comme annoncé ,eirini nous apporte du linge propre la semaine suivante ,il y a une machine à laver avec lessive attention nous avons eu un refoulement d'eau lors de la vidange de la machine

    beatrice2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Belle petite maison dans un village proche de Chania. Tout correspond sauf la photo de la piscine ..... Du voisin !! Mais nous avons passé quand même un bon séjour

    Christine2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
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    Villa Amalia is located in a secluded area of Aptera village and it’s only a short distance (2.5km) from its world famous archaeological site. It is surrounded by olive trees and offers spectacular views of Souda Bay and Akrotiri Peninsula.
    Built to very high specifications, Villa Amalia is modern and stylish, with an excellent yard which includes a beautiful salt-water pool with separate children's section, a built-in barbecue with shaded dining area and wonderful gardens. Its unique location, offers breath taking scenery throughout the day, every day. All villa amenities are available to our guests at no additional cost. We are here to assist our guests in every possible way, only if they want to. Privacy, relaxation, view and villa amenities offer our guests a unique vacation experience. A rental car is required to move around. On site parking, is available at no cost.
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    An authentic, 400 year-old Cretan house, traditionally restored with much love and care by the owner himself. Rich in history and artifacts, "Bendeni" is a secret hideaway for guests seeking calm and privacy out of the ordinary, yet within easy reach to Chania's historic center, sandy or pebbled beaches, antiquities and attractions.
    The property is nestled in the foothills of Aptera, at walking distance from the village center, beside the olive grove and is surrounded by a tall dry-stone wall offering the necessary calm, privacy and relaxation.  The main gate opens to a stepped, paved pathway leading up to the shaded courtyard and the house. Featuring breathtaking views to the White Mountains, the house offers two bedrooms, one bathroom with shower, a living room and a well-equipped kitchen, combining traditional architecture with modern comfort. Architectural features of the time, such as the wood-burning oven, the built-in clay pots' alcove etc, have all been preserved intact while amenities of today's living have been integrated with respect to the history of the house. The architecture of the building is complemented by old artifacts of everyday life, embroideries and pottery, making your stay a journey through time and history. The outdoor sitting-area is embraced by the tall, dry-stone wall and pots with local herbs and flowers, while opening up the experience to the peaceful surroundings.
    APTERA Combining history, culture, a varied coastline, traditional cuisine and a great landscape, Aptera makes an ideal holiday destination, whatever the season. - In 6 min. walk from the house, at the village's meeting point, you'll find 3 tavernas and a coffee shop with great views towards the White Mountains There is also a mini market for your supplies - At a distance of just 1,5km uphill, one can visit the ancient city of Aptera, one of the most important cities - states of Crete, already mentioned in the Linear B tablets (14th - 13th century BC). The city’s greatest peak was the early Hellenistic period (late 4th -. 3rd century BC) yet it had been constantly inhabited till late byzantine era. In the center of the ancient city, above the Roman Cisterns, one can visit the Byzantine Monastery of St. John, which is already mentioned in the Chronicle of 1181 AD, and little further away, a castle founded by the Turkish conquerors to suppress the Cretan revolution. - For those who love exploring nature, the nearby Diktamos gorge is worth hiking. Lush with tall trees, it has many steep slopes where the endemic herb of Crete, dittany or diktamos, grows.
  • Bendeni is a picture perfect cottage, and exactly as it is depicted in the photos. Every room within the cottage is just so quaint. There is a real ancient feel to this place with age old family photos with the same present day settings, showing evidence that this place hasn't changed for decades. Character is in abundance from the cobbled floors to the carved rock sinks. A lot of care has been taken with tasteful styling to bring in modern amenities without ruining the traditional looks. The garden has a sheltered seating area that has unspoilt views to the white mountains. The cottage is within walking distance of Aptera village and has some nice tavernas and grocery shops, and not too far from pretty beaches. We were warmly greeted by relatives of the owner who welcomed us with gifts of honey, rusks, cookies and raki! The cottage was spotlessly clean and there was fresh white crisp sheets, soft towels and fresh flowers were a nice homely touch. Andreas was very easy to communicate with, responding quickly to any questions and gave great tips on where to go for food, beaches and local interests etc. He kindly sent us a new fan when the weather became unseasonably hot for late June/July with temperatures rising to the high 40's towards the end of our stay! Fortunately the cottage has very thick walls which helped with the soaring temperature! We really enjoyed staying at Bendeni cottage with its authentic Greek interior and appreciated Andreas letting out his family home to strangers, it is evident this place means a lot to him, it is a very special place that has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard. We would thoroughly recommend staying here, especially with its close distance to Chania.

    Nigel2017-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very beautifull and unique place, Deep in nature and history :)

    valentina2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Ce logement est un logement d exception. On y est au calme, le cadre et l décoration sont du meilleur goût ( sauf pour les amateurs de meubles industriels type IK...!!) L accueil est courtois, la communication excellente des la réservation . Vous y passerez un vrai moment de détente. Petite échoppe toute proche, restaurant également à proximité Le logement est de plus extrêmement bien situé ( 15 min de chania entre autres. Bon séjour !!

    Jean Marc2017-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • Όλα ήταν αντάξια των προσδοκιών μας το συστήνουμε ανεπιφύλακτα

    Loukas2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Maison superbe dans la nature avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes. Mais egalement pas loin de la mer pour se baigner. Belle restauration en gardant le côté authentique et historique de la maison. Accueil tres sympathique de toute la famille. Un bel endroit pour se reposer, se ressourcer sans oublier de gouter aux specialites culinaires de Crête dans les tavernes d'Aptera. Adresse à recommander pour ceux qui ont envie de calme et d'authenticité.

    Sylvie2017-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Abbiamo passato 6 giorni fantastici, Andreas è stato gentilissimo e disponibile nonostane il nostro arrivo in tarda notte. La cassa è bellissima ed arredata con cura. Abbiamo trovato anche un dolce regalo dopo i primi 3 giorni d soggiorno, dei fichi buonissimi! Aptera merita la visita per i suoi tavernai e il sito archeologco molto bello.

    Daniele2017-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Posto unico....un angolo di Creta antica...pace....silenzio e serenità...

    Lorenzo2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
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    Villa Kelaidis with Private Pool and Amazing Sea and Sunset Views. The villa is located in Ancient Aptera and offers modern comforts, privacy, quietness and great views, a combination which guarantees relaxed and memorable holidays.
    Villa Kelaidis is a two-storey villa, consisting of two separate apartments. Each apartment has an open plan spacious living room with dining area and kitchen, offering amazing sea views even from the interior. The kitchen is small but fully-equipped with fridge-freezer, full size cooker with oven-hob and necessary utensils. In each apartment there are two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have access to balconies or verandas. The private pool and the surrounding area enjoy privacy and amazing views to the Souda Bay and the Mountains. This villa is conveniently located within a short stroll from the taverns and minimarket in Megala Chorafia village, facing the the Souda Bay, the White Mountains on the back and Akrotiri peninsula on the other side of the bay, is perfect for families and couples, seeking for a quiet and private location with great views, near the beach. The area is ideal for walking and the ancient site of Aptera is just a 5 minute walk. The nearest beach is in Kalives, 5 km away and Chania town and old harbor are just 15 km from the villa.
    The location is ideal for guests who want to relax, enjoy the sun and the sea and explore the beautiful natures of Crete. In less than 30 minutes drive from the villa, the guest can find city of Chania, archaeological sites, beautiful beaches, nice taverns, hiking paths and gorges, mountain villages and of course grocery stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, hospital, ATM and all other necessary amenities.
  • We had a lovely 10 day holiday in Crete in July 2017. We absolutely loved the place and definitely recommend it. The 2 storey villa is very spacious and is fully equipped with all amenities a family with young children needs. In addition, when we arrived there were sufficient supplies for at least a couple of days including milk, water, butter, eggs, bread, juice, French toast, cereals. We were 2 families with 2 boys each. What was very convenient is the fact that the villa consists of 2 independent flats on each floor. Therefore, we could spend a lot of time together but at the same time we had sufficient privacy. The pool was also very convenient for the kids. The totally unrestricted view of the Souda Bay is simply spectacular. The area is very quiet - the only noise we noticed was the sound of goats, roosters and leafhoppers that we actually enjoyed :) The villa was very clean and Stefanos who welcomed us was very polite and helpful. The villa is about 20 min drive to Chania, so one does need a car to drive around. But, this is necessary anyway since Crete is a big island with many beautiful places to visit. The only thing that I would give as a tip to future visitors is the need to do some planning in terms of food shopping and supplies. There is a small super-market in the village centre to cover basic needs, but it is better to visit one of the big super-markets in Chania that offer big variety of products and better prices. So, overall this is a great place for family vacation. We would definitely revisit!

    Sofia2017-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • A great Villa equipped in all you need to stay, very clean, great location in Chania area to jump to the sea or just relax with the nice pool and to get the amazing view to the sea. The Excellence of the host was emphasized especially in the small details in the kitchen tools and around.

    Shraga2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for welcoming us ! We had an amazing time there !

    Camille2017-08-17T00:00:00Z
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    Stella’s maisonette is situated in Aptera. It covers a surface of 117 square meters with large balconies and a lovely back yard. The furnished yard has colorful flowers with a full panoramic view of Souda bay and Akrotiri peninsula where you can quietly enjoy either sunrise or sunset. The front of the house faces Lefka Ori (meaning White Mountains). Moreover, there is private parking available.
    The house features a fully equipped kitchen with oven, stoves, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, microwave oven, coffee maker including one table with six chairs, where the beautiful Souda Bay and Akrotiri peninsula unfolds before your eyes. The living room has two sofas, LCD TV, DVD-Player and a fireplace. The house has two bedrooms located in first floor and can accommodate up to four (4) people. There are two (2) single beds in one bedroom and one (1) double bed in the other bedroom. However, one more person could be accommodated because there is one (1) large couch in the living room. Also, there are two (2) bathrooms, one at ground floor and one at first floor. The ground floor’s bathroom has a shower while the first floor’s has a bathtub. Furthermore, there are branded bathroom amenities and a hair dryer. Also, the house features a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Although the weather in Chania is hot, the house is located about 250m above sea level, so by opening the windows(all supported with window nets) there is a light sea breeze that makes the atmosphere so comfortable without the need of an air condition and helps you to get in the summer mood immediately. However, the house is equipped with 2 fans.
    The house is located 500m from the famous archaeological site of ancient Aptera. In Greek mythology, there was placed the scene of the legend of the contest between the Sirens and the Muses, when after the victory of the latter, the Sirens lost the feathers of their wings from their shoulders, and having thus become white, cast themselves into the sea, whence the name of the city Aptera (literally meaning "without wings"), and of the neighbouring islands Leucae (meaning "white"). Also, in Megala Chorafia village, where the house is located, there are a couple of small shops and several small Greek restaurants (taverna) offering delicious Cretan and Greek plates.
  • Stella is a very sweet and caring host! She constantly offered to assist us with anything we needed, and even helped us with our preparations by finding us a good local car rental. We felt more than welcome in her house that was very comfortable for our family of 4. We didn’t feel at all like leaving when the time came. Terrace with evening sun and amazing view over Souda Bay. Ancient Aptera, a short walk from the house was very interesting. Don’t miss to stand in the center of the amphitheater on the marked spot and listen to yourself speaking or singing. Good basecamp for excursions by car for a lot of other places. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay Stella!

    Patrik2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Stella's maisonette from the 5 to the 15 August. The house is in Aptera, only 15km from (URL HIDDEN) is a village full of history and it has got an archeological site. At our arrival we found fresh fruit and a home made cake which welcomed us in a surprisingly way. It was like being at our home. The kitchen and the 2 bathrooms are full of everything a guest can need. the sheets of the bedrooms are changed 2 times during the stay, and the apartment was cleaned the same as well. the house, very nice and comfortable, is exactly like the photos. The garden opens to the bay so you can see the sunrise and the sunset: the view is superbe! it is the right place to relax. But above all Stella, the host, who is always ready to help her guests and to satisfy every request!! During our stay we had a small car accident and she was so gentle and lovely to come at once in order to help us and to give us a moral support! She made us feel as her friends and not stranger in the beautiful land of Crete. Francesca.

    Francesca2016-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Stella is a very kind, precise and timely person. The house is modern, equipped and quiet. The scenery is gorgeous and is a great starting point to visit the island and the most beautiful beaches. We will never forget Stella and his home.

    Emanuele2017-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stella welcomed us with Eastern eggs and cookies, her fridge was filled with food and drinks. There even was fresh fruit. We really enjoyed the marvellous view from the terrasses and we liked the small local restaurants in Aptera. It's the perfect place to explore the North of Crete.

    Marleen2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay and everything was wonderful- location is great, 25 min to chania driving, and 10 min to beaches. Beautiful updated house with comfortable furnishings, amazing(!) view of the whole bay, and host left us lots of yummy food. Basically a perfect stay and we just wished we could have stayed longer! Highly recommended!

    Alexandra and Yuriy2017-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • The house and the view are amazing and the location too...quiet and peaceful. Very recommended!

    or2017-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Stella is a wonderful host. We had a very very warm welcome even we were nearly one hour to late. She filled up the fridge with milk, prosecco, jam, butter, bread, water, wine,... - everything you need. The house has an amazing panoramic view of the Souda bay, is very well equipped and exactly as described. Stella gave us tons of good information (restaurants, beaches, places of interest...). We could contact her whenever we needed something. At the end she suprised us with a bag full of typical Cretan products. We recommend Stella´s house with all our heart and hope to return soon.

    Stefan2016-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great house with stunning view of the Sauda bay. Stella is great host, thanks for everything

    guy2016-10-13T00:00:00Z
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    This apartment is fully furnished; include dishes and cooking appliances, towels and bed linens, private bathroom with shower, wi-fi internet, a private balcony with a stunning view of Souda Bay and pool access.
    We speak English, German and Greek. It"s always our wish that our guests feel like home in our place. The view invites you to feel like flying over the Souda Bay.
    Nearby Above Akrimios is the village of Aptera. It is a ten minute walk or three minutes by car and has three spacious tavernas with views towards the White Mountains. There is also a small mini-market here. Ten minutes by car is the sea-side town of Kalives with its large IN.KA supermarket, great beaches and multitude of excellent tavernas. A bit further down the coast is the charming resort of Almyritha, with a lovely beach and outstanding tavernas. Of course the beautiful Venetian city of Chania is only fifteen minutes drive.
  • The view on the balcony is incredible! Ingrid Margarita is a lovely host. After rain leaked in under the door from a huge rainstorm, they graciously offered that we switch into a larger, dry room without us even mentioning anything! Beautiful at night and during the day.

    Anica2014-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Be sure to get directions before arriving. Very easy to find once you know where it is- but hard pinpointing it at first. The host was very accessible and helpful. A few issues with plumbing (the shower had no hot water and was hardly even a drizzle- I had to use to sink!) but the host did offer another shower if I needed and the views made up for the troubles. 15 min drive into the center of old town Chania. Overall, not a perfect stay but despite a few issues, I would stay again.

    Christine2016-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Was lovely and had a great view. Margarita left us some wine and some gelato, which was quite tasty.

    Alex & Natalie2016-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Margarita s place was great with same descriptions given before. She is nice and can help quickly don't hesitate to book a stay at her place you will never regret it

    Othman2017-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is as described. The view from the very large deck is amazing. A quiet, simple apartment in a great setting. Good communications as well.

    Michael2016-05-21T00:00:00Z
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    Karen2015-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Apartment No 6 all I can say is the balcony was amazing with such a great view. The restaurant has really good food as well! Room was spacious and clean. About a 15-20 min drive to Chania.

    Caitlin2016-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • The room was just as described, very simple. The terrasse has an amazing view of the area. Beds are very comfortable. It is situated on the main road but you don't hear the traffic, so it is very quiet. Very nice host, and the restaurant downstairs is open from 6-1, and has great local food at a cheap price. There is no washing machine but You can ask the staff to wash your clothes, which is perfect! Communications is not top yet, still need some improvement.

    Kim2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
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    Holiday Apartment No 6
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    We renovated our great grandparents ‘house, built in 1860, in the traditional village of Aptera-Megala Chorafia, in distance just 13km away from Chania. The position of the village , makes Aptera ideal as a base for a lot of destinations.
    Villa Niki is a traditional stone built building which provides a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom, living room, bathroom, energy fireplace, air-conditioning, washing machine and dishwasher. It has the capacity of hosting up to 5 people (1 double bed, sofa-bed, sofa). It provides internet access, smart TV and hi-fi. In the two separate yards of Villa Niki you can rest under the shadow of the old bower, in absolute silence, read a book of our rich library, watching the magical view to White Mountains, surrounded by herbal plants and trees. Villa Niki is situated 1km away from the main square of the village, in which you will find restaurants with traditional Cretan food, cafés and a mini market. The archaeological site of ancient Aptera is situated 2km away. You will see remains of the Wall of the town(4th century BC) and also remains of the Cisterns, Baths and the recently excavated theatre, all monuments of the Roman Era. If you continue after the archaeological site, a walk in the Turkish castle offers a breathtaking view to the Suda Bay, Peninsula of Akrotiri and White Mountains. The village is 5km away of the port of Suda, 25km away of the Airport of Chania and just 5 km away of the beaches of Kalives, Kiani Akti and Almyrida. The whole region of Apokoronas offers unique excursions in traditional villages and walking tours in nature. Indoor facilities -air conditioning -dishwasher -hi fi -dvd player -energy fireplace -first aid box -hair dryer -kettle -toaster -wi-fi internet -smart led tv -towels -washing machine -baby cot and stroller if needed Outdoor facilities -table and chairs -sun lounger
  • The reception of Mr. Mihalis was fantastic, he is a really kind and caring person; he has left us even the fridge full and a nice fruit basket. The house is very nice, it is located in a great location between Rethymnon and Chania, it is in a very quiet area. We highly recommend this solution, especially for the chance to meet Mr. Mihalis.

    Ivano2014-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a delightful experience in a charming, peaceful location in Aptera . Villa Niki is a lovely traditional Cretan home with all the comforts one requires whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the bird song, the gentle tinkle of goat bells, the amazing views and the gracious welcome of our host. Mihalis went out of his way to assist us in making this a very special visit to Crete.

    Inger2015-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • The best decision we made on holiday was to stay in Villa Niki... spending that extra time searching on AirBnB paid off. Where can I start. The Villa is really beautiful and we felt even better then the photos describe (and the photos are nice). The architecture and design of the space is something to see. The setting also is incredible with a view of the mountains and sea. Nearby (10 mins walk) is a village with shop and restaurants... while in the opposite direction (also 10 mins walk) is Ancient Aptera, one of Crete's oldest city ruins. We enjoyed exploring Aptera even more then our visit to Knossos. From Villa Nikka the city is a 15 minute drive so quite easy to reach... we visited Chania almost every day (we found gps helpful for the city). Finally, and most importantly, our host Mihalis was incredibly kind and helped us a lot during our stay. We had two small babies who both arrived sick, and so it was incredibly useful to have local knowledge. We can recommend Villa Nikki to anyone visiting Chania/Crete that wants easy access to city/airport and authentic rural Crete. Monika/Robert & Kaia

    Monika, Robert & Kaia2015-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Niki is an amazing place! Beautiful situated, very comfortable and clean, with private patio and awesome view at the mountains. Very good location, close to the nice beach and good taverna. Mihalis is fantastic host! Very helpful We felt like family. He gave us lot of precious advices: what to see and where to go, we saw may interesting places that aren't even mention in the guide book. For sure we will come back to Villa Niki!

    Magdalena2017-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect. Mihalis is a discreet host. We had kindly welcome with lot of fruits and raki , suggestions for visiting . The place is very quiet and very well equipted , confortable with a wonderfull view. We appreciated a lot this stay.

    Geraldine2016-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time in villa Niki, the old renovated stone house is absolutely beautiful, Mihalis is one of the nicest host we have met, thanks a lot

    San2015-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great ! House is even better than the pictures, clean and tidy. Neighbor is very quite which is very important on busy period. Michalis is a great host and ready to quide you on everything you may require. We highly recommend Villa Niki

    Yannis2016-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great holiday in Villa Aptera. Mihalis was an exceptional host, very attentive to our needs, welcoming and always available. We flew in Chania at night and he was there to meet us and patiently waited for us while we were solving the issue with our car. He also bought us food, water, delicious honey and welcomed us with a full basket of oranges at the house, we didn't have to worry about the breakfast for the next day. It was very nice of him to do that for us. The house was great. Beautiful, very comfortable, clean, well equipped with a very functional kitchen with everything you need if you want to cook, a nice bathroom and beautiful rooms. Everything was nicer and more beautiful than on the pictures. The airconditionning works well and there are even some toys for the kids to play, books and guides to Crete. The patio was also great, with a superb view on the mountains. It had a perfect location for us, not far from different beaches but a little apart, quiet and separated from the tourists crowds. There is a little shop nearby and some bigger supermarkets close by, but you would need a car to be able to move around. Mihalis gave us very useful sightseeing tips and great recommendations for restaurants - you can rely on anything he recommends (don't miss the Aptera taverna, great food and very friendly staff). We strongly recommend Villa Aptera, it's perfect for a family holiday for people who enjoy nature and prefer something genuine to hotels crowded with tourists. We would definitely go back there if we get a chance in the future.

    Anna2016-06-25T00:00:00Z
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    The villa is a ground floor villa situated to the traditional village of Megala Chorafia 4 km from the Kyani Akti of Kalyves beach and 9 km of Chania.Best choice villa for family holidays.Just 1.5 km away there is the ancient site of Aptera and about 100 meters is the main square of the village . The villa offer private pool 12 m and a lovely garden with colourful flowers.It also has 4 balconies overlooking the Cretan Sea and the surrounding countryside. The villa consist of 3 bed.
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    Villa Alysso, which is part of a complex is located in the beautiful and welcoming Cretan village Megala Horafia, an area approximately 2 km from the national road, only 3 km from the ancient town Aptera and in a close distance from the beautiful city of Chania. A house designed in a modern and cozy way, surrounded by picturesque views, varying from the Souda Bay to mountains, olive groves and golden sunsets. All in all an ideal vacation place for families and groups of friends.
    The two-floor villa consists of: Ground floor -living room with 2 sofas, 2 coffee tables, flat screen tv, fireplace -outdoor patio -fully equipped kitchen with a dinning table ( +dishwasher, washing machine) -W.C 1st floor - bedroom nr1 : comfortable double-sized bed, wardrobe, balcony - bedroom nr2 : two comfortable big single beds, wardrobe , vanity, balcony - bathroom with a bathtub
    Megala Horafia is a small village positioned on a hill. At its central square you will find two family restaurants-taverns with great and tasty local food, as well as a traditional greek coffee shop- kafenio where you can and should relish the delicious greek coffee. Last but not least, in you will find beautiful sandy beaches such as Kalami, Kalyves and Almyrida where the attractions vary from water sports to tasty seafood dishes in the nearby restaurants. The whole area in general is sarounded by a rich Cretan nature, having the sea on one side and mountains on the other, one that you cannot miss to explore.
  • The Villa position in Aptera is wonderful. close to the local village giving you the real Greece experience but just 15 minutes from Chania. On top of that Violetta was a great host, even stocking the fridge and preparing us a lovely lunch when we arrived, we would highly recommend. Thanks Violetta

    Shaun2017-09-19T00:00:00Z
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    Anna's House is an authentic traditional stone house. It was built around 1900 and it was completely renovated at 2017 with much love and care. At the beggining it was used as an oil factory and afterwards as a guest house accommodating the first tourists at the region of Aptera. The house is ideal for couples and nature lovers. It has a large garden with trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables. At the garden there is also a jacuzzi and a pergola where you can relax and enjoy the Cretan summer sun!
    The house consists of 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen including dishes and cooking appliances, towels and bed lines and private bathroom with shower. The main space used for dining room and sitting room. There is a very large garden with pergola where you can enjoy the sun and the nice summer nights! Also at the garden you will be able to enjoy the jacuzzi after relaxing at the sunbeds.
    Aptera is a very quiet and nice neightboor with gorgeous sea & mountain view since it is situated on a hill and accomodates lots of travellers every year. There is a large archeological place (ancient ruins & a large castle) nearby which is called Aptera that you should visit during your stay. Also the beach is only 3 km away by car. At the village there are 2 taverns and a mini-market for your basic-need shopping. Areas nearby are ideal for walking-hiking because of the big variety of herbs, olive trees and flowers! The area is next to the National High-way (direction Rethymno) from where you can travel the whole Chania perfecture and enjoy the beautiful beaches and sightseeing. Ten minutes by car is the village of Kalyves where you can find supermarket, family beaches and taverns. A bit further down the coast is the village of Almyrida, with a lovely beach and fish-taverns. Chania City is just 20min away by car. Souda Port is just 10min away by car. Chania Airport is just 30min away by car.
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    Aptera, Crete Region, Greece

    Villa Athina is a two story stone structure close to Ancient Aptera Chania. The fully furnished villa with swimming pool are ideal both for families and couples who seek an affordable yet comfortable spot to spend their vacations on Crete.
    Villa Athina features everything you need to rest and recharge: comfortable rooms, an amazing view and a private pool. Savor the view of the Lefka Ori, Crete’s majestic White Mountains from your private terrace.
    Quiet neighborhood with a few houses near by.
  • The house is beautiful with amazing view to the mountains, clean and all that you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very good communication with the owner who is very kind and ready to help any time. I strongly recommend this property because of the high quality and the position which is close to mountains and the beach make it suitable for winder and summer vacations.

    Michail2017-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nous avons passé un peu moins d'une semaine dans cette agréable villa de Crête. Confortable, bien équipée et avec une piscine gigantesque qui a plu au petits comme au grands. Un seul point nous a gêné mais qui n'est pas particulièrement lié à la maison, c'est la quantité de cigales qui, jusqu'au couché du soleil, font un vacarme assourdissant ! Michalis, le propriétaire, nous a gentiment attendu pour nous accueillir très tard le soir de notre arrivée et était là pour notre départ au aurore.

    Christophe2014-07-28T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Built among lush greenery with unobstructed views, Anemole offers an outdoor, seasonal pool with a sun terrace.
    Anna Malai is located in "Aptera" or "Megala Chorafia", a small village not far from the sea and the beaches and around the corner from Chania. It is situated in a green and quiet area. In Megala Chorafia there are crossroads to several destinations in Crete. Allthough Megala Chorafia is only very small it has nice taverns, a kafenion and a minimarket (that actually sells a lot, including vegetables and fruit and fresh bread, but also things like batteries). In our village, you can visit the following sites: - The ruins of the ancient city "Aptera" (dated from the 9th c. B.C. to the 7th c. A.D.) are just 10 minute walk from the house. - The Castle "Aptera" which was built by Hussein Avni pasha after the Cretan Revolution of 1866 to control the region of Apokorona.
  • My parents and I had a fantastic time staying in Anna-Malai. The location of this lovely house is absolutely breathtaking - there is a terrace from which one can enjoy the stunning view of the mountains and villages beneath Aptera. We loved the house because it had those rustic, traditional features (fireplace, stone decorative elements, wooden curved furniture etc.) and a very well equipped, contemporary kitchen. It is located close to Chania - 15 minutes drive; 10 minutes drive to a beautiful beach in Kyani Akti, an amazing archeological site in Archaia Aptera and three lovely tavernas in the village! Most importantly, we felt very well looked after by the hosts. Overall we do recommend Anna-Malai as a great holiday home.

    Dorota2017-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • First of all, being in Apter, a little village, in the mountain, facing the sea, with a great history ( check ok Aptera) amd real cretan life with superbe tavern, was a bless from the start! Then being in Anna Mole House, wad a second bless. It s an old traditionnal house, with everything you need, and an amazinf terrasse to sunbath, admire the white mountain and listen to millions of Cicada. There is also a marvellous refreshing pool to share with the owner and a second flat. At the end we were very sad to leave as you feel near everything to visit abd explore but in the same time far away from crazyness of mass tourism and in the middle of a beautiful nature! Perfect to have a break from big cities and crowds, have a retreat in nature but to stay connected to! Communication with Antonis was great, and people were really friendly in Aptera.

    Frédéric2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very nice stay and relaxed a lot. The accommodation has everything you need. The pool and the roof terrace are awesome. Very nice host. The bathroom is very small. This is good to know for big people ;) All other spaces were big and cozy. Well equipped kitchen. Everything just as described.

    Silke2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great holiday. Spring proved to be the perfect time of year for going on great walks in NW Crete The apartment was ideal for us, situated in a quiet village overlooking snow capped mountains but with bars and an excellent taverna / restaurant five minutes walk away. We loved the large sunny terrace and open fireplace for burning wood in the evenings when it could be quite cold at this time of year. Charlotte was a really helpful and generous host.

    Mark2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Antonis and Charlotte's place was absolutely beautiful. They were very sweet and helpful. Highly recommend.

    Jake2017-05-24T00:00:00Z
  • The place was amazing! We arrived late at night and we're not able to reach anyone by phone. Also, the address on the listing is not correct. However once we arrived Charlotte was very welcoming and the views from the house were beautiful. I would recommend this place, just be sure to get specific directions beforehand.

    David2017-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • Our host was great! Very friendly and helpful. Nice place absolutely gorgeous and a good way to escape the city. However if you like to go into the city for a night this is the perfect as it's about a €25 cab ride in/20 minutes maximum by car.

    Hannah2017-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • The property is in a lovely location. It's close to interesting ancient sites and very peaceful. The property is traditional and has a fantastic terrace with beautiful mountain views. There is a swimming pool which is a huge bonus. The local village is in walking distance and there are a couple of restaurants.

    Rercy2017-09-26T00:00:00Z
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    Chania, Crete, Greece

    Anna-Malai Penthouse
    23 reviews
    Spacious one bedroom first-floor* apartment with lounge / dining / kitchen area, shower room, two balconies, views of the White Mountains. Sleeps 2-3 (Twin bedroom and sofabed in lounge). *First-floor by British counting: American guests should be aware that this is upstairs, above the ground floor.
    Located just outside the beautiful village of Kalyves, Athina Apartments feature a garden and outdoor pool. Built in 1996 and named after our daughter Athina, who now manages the apartments, our aim is to make sure you enjoy every second of your holiday in our little corner of paradise. There are only seven apartments, so you won't be lost in the crowd or competing for sunbeds around the pool.
    We take great pleasure in making sure you have a happy and comfortable base to experience the great Cretan hospitality in our lovely village of Kalyves. This area of Crete is full of both natural and man-made attractions, including Ancient Aptera, which contains wonderfully preserved Minoan, Roman, and Venetian buildings. More lively are the markets and nightlife of Chania, about 20 minutes' drive away. But our immediate neighbourhood is very quiet: we are surrounded by olive groves and bamboo, on a quiet lane that leads from a secondary road, along the beachfront, and back to the same road again.
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    Kalyves, Crete Region, Greece

    Spacious, modern house with great view at a quiet location close to the beaches of Kalyves, Kiani Akti and Almyrida.
    The house is located on a hill at the village Megala Chorafia. It's just 2 Km away from the archaeological site of ancient Aptera, 10' drive from Kalyves beach and 20' drive from Chania city center. There are a mini market / bakery and traditional taverns in walking distance. The neighborhood is peaceful and friendly. Great spot for relaxation, nature hiking and exploration.
  • Very nice apartment, all new and modern, with all the things you need, exept the vine opener ;) hihi I recomend completly!!!

    Ivan2017-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Eirini and her husband were very friendly, helpful and quick in responding to our messages. The house was spotless! Great shower and new amenities. The pictures don't do justice to the panoramic mountain view and view of Souda Bay! We had to cut our trip short due to unexpected events and the hosts were very understanding and immediately approved the partial refund for the change of our reservation. Great local taverns and beaches were just minutes away.

    Emmanuel2017-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great location if you want easy access to Chania, but peace and quiet, incredible views of sea and inland. Simple, cosy, well thought out flat that suits two couples or a small family. The hosts were friendly and quick to respond to our messages before arrival and during our stay. They did all they could to deal with the small issues we had.

    Valerie2017-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing apartment with a stunning view! We really enjoyed our time there. The place was very clean and spacious and the hosts were very responsive and helped us with any questions we had.

    Gin2017-07-25T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete Region, Greece

    A stone traditional house with a bedroom and beings with two bed next KATALILO accommodate up to four persons. He has integrated kitchen and bathroom with shower. The yard is large olive.
    A beautiful traditional house with private yard grass eidaniki for guests who want their standing. The view is beautiful as well from there you can gaze at the still snowy our mountains.
  • Very nice, clean and quiet place ! If you're looking for holidays in the West of Crète far from the too touristics places, this beautiful little old house is perfect ; very well located to visit the west by car during the day (beaches, Balos, Hania, Samaria, monasteries....) and going home in a quiet place with a view of both the mountains and the sea. The little village downstairs is very nice with a little shop, very good taverns and very kind people ! Pan was a very welcoming host, always listen and his family was very friendly too, highly recommended !

    Liza2017-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • Elia knows what means bed&breakfast , it's the first time I found the food for breakfast in a house of airbnb: butter, jam, rusks, orange juice, fruits, water and eggs! The pretty house il fifteen minutes from Chania, in a quite place, you must have a car.

    Anna2017-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • This lovely simple, rustic old stone house was exactly as described, except that the panoramic views from the garden were even better than the pictures indicated, with the mountain range in front of the entire garden and the sea to the left. Also the tiny Greek blue and white church right behind the house was pretty. The house is on a hill side on a quiet road so very little traffic and just the sounds of local wildlife (dogs, goats, sheep and cockerels) it felt very tranquil and rural and definitely a long way from the tourist enclaves. We felt very private and secluded which we loved and it was great to be able to sunbathe undisturbed there if we didn't want to head to the beach. It was a rare thing to have a lawn and one that was maintained and kept green with sprinklers and it was a gorgeous place to sit in peace and absorb the surroundings and we had several meals out there. Pan met us in the village and guided us to the house and showed us round and explained things, popped up a couple of times during our stay to ensure we didn't need anything but then left us to our holiday. He also responded instantly to the one text query we had and so for us was the perfect host. We had fresh milk, juice, rusks and water provided for our arrival along with sachets of butter, jams and honey. There was also salt, pepper, herbs and olive oil in the kitchen area for cooking with. The village itself is very quiet and friendly and the people are warm, welcoming and generous. The tavernas and the bar are all well worth visiting. The food was excellent and watching the villagers two day celebrations for their saint was an added bonus as it gave us a taste of authentic Greek life and music without the touristy feel. We also explored other places throughout the area so a car was a must. Chania was as charming as ever and we also loved all the old mountain villages (Gavolochori was a favourite) and drove through the Amari valley. We were able to walk through the village to the old Aptera ruins which are definitely worth a visit. We stayed 11 nights in Elia house and found it very hard to leave and return to noise and bustle. A most restorative break and we will return.

    Judith2017-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beatiful old house, with stunning views of both the sea and the Ida mountains.

    Gosta2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Το σπίτι του Παναγιώτη είναι ιδανικό για όσους θέλουν να είναι μακριά από τη φασαρία της πόλης αλλά πολύ κοντά ταυτόχρονα για να την επισκεφθούν. Το σπίτι είναι εξαιρετικό, δροσερό, φουλ εξοπλισμένο και με υπέροχη αυλή με θέα στα βουνά. Σίγουρα έχει μπεί στη λίστα μου την επόμενη φορά που θα πάω Χανιά. Ο Παναγιώτης πάντα διαθέσιμος να μας βοηθήσει σε ότι και αν χρειαστήκαμε.

    Alexandra2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Η τοποθεσια ειναι τελεια και 2 χλμ απο την εθνικη οδο οπου η προσβαση ειναι ευκολη παντου. Το σπιτι ειναι πολυ ευρυχωρο και με ωραιο κηπο με γρασιδι με θεα το τοπιο των Απτερων. Επισης πολυ ησυχο και τελειο για ιδιωτικες διακοπες. Θα το ξαναεπισκευτουμε σιγουρα!

    Vasilis2016-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Siamo stati ben accolti da Panayotis, il quale ci ha lasciato piena autonomia sulla casa. Molto easy! La casa è bellissima, meglio di quello che sembra nell'annuncio e anche la zona è spettacolare: si vede tutto il golfo di Chania dall'alto.

    Nicoletta2016-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Le logement est bien, au calme, parfait pour une halte durant son séjour en Crète.

    fanny2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Is a Cretan manor house which holds on to what is left of the Cretan traditional architectural (website hidden) has an interior living space of 230m². It's decorated with traditional Cretan handmade furniture.Villa Thalassea offers breathtaking sea views
    Villa Thalassea is located in the traditional village of Kalami, just 14 km from Chania city and 3 km from the village of Kalyves. It is a lively village with well organized sandy beaches , super market , restaurants and coffee shops. Villa Thalassea is ideally located right in the middle of all worth seeing sights of Crete . Well known beaches as Gramvousa, Falassarna & Elafonisi are just very easy to visit . Knossos Palace is only an hour by bus.The beautiful village of Kalami is located at the seaside of Souda bay and its location is known for it's clean sandy beaches with spectacular sunrises ,sunsets and sea views. It’s people are friendly and hospitable.
    Nearest Airport : 20 Km (Chania Airport) Nearest Port : 7 Km (Souda Port) Chania City Center : 14 km Nearest Sandy Beach : 0.5 km / 500 m (Kiani Akti Beach) Villa Thalassea is located in the traditional village of Kalami, just 14 km from Chania city and 3 km from the village of Kalyves. It is a lively village with well organized sandy beaches , super market , restaurants and coffee shops.
  • The pictures on Airbnb dont cheat. The view from the villa Tahalassa is fantastic. The house is lovely, but as our host Nicolaos predicted by our arrival, the terrace and the view that we would enjoy most. The climate in mid-October was pleasant, with daytime temperatures around 25c. There are good beaches close to the house and they were also used extensively by the four children we traveled with. We were 9 people in the house. It takes some time to get used to the Cretan road signs, but we easily found the house using Airbnb travel plans and transfer the address to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. We were received by Nicolaos with wine, fruit and cheese and he delivered meat to the grill. Thank you Nicolaos.

    Jens Henrik2016-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • The house was very big and in a somptuous place. The region is really beautiful.

    Laetitia2015-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 52 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Mailhes2015-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 19 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Maria2015-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Villa Thalassea for the second time and everything was just perfect. I love especially its location, garden and sea view. Nikolaos is a perfect and caring host. Great place to stay in Crete if you travel with a family or as a group of friends and prefer a quiet location to noisy and crowded beach resorts.

    Hana2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at villa thalassa it's a beautiful house at a great location with stunning views. Chania is an easy ride away and we thought the nearby Kalyves beach was really good. Nikolaos was a great host we were made to feel very welcomed and Nikolaos was always providing us with local information and advice.

    Yorgos2015-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • The place is above any best expectation!!! Scenic location that gives you the sensation you are in the paradise!! Smell the sea, the air, the blown flowers....A must visit, at least once in your life.....Tastefully decorated, extremely clean indoor and outdoor. Ideal for both families and young adults. Nicolas is an incredible host! He warmly welcomed and surprised us with a table full of fresh Cretan traditional delicacies (home made bread, olive and wine, feta cheese, eggs, etc). Our stay is one to remember for a lifetime! Thank you Nicolas! Thank you Crete!

    Voula2017-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 251 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Angelika2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
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    Χανιά/Καλύβες/Καλάμι, Κρήτη, Greece

    Petros' House is set 12km from Chania.The house has 2 wc(1 exterior),fully equiped kitchen,3 bedrooms(5 beds) and 2 more sofas.Also a large garden and a pool.
  • This is a beautiful quiet house close enough to Kalyves and Chania airport. The pool is great, the view terrace is great and the house is very clean. Maria and Petros are very kind hosts.

    Eeva2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very charming, authentic and quiet house, build with love. Still fresh when the weather is hot. The swimming pool is perfect, clean and safe. The table to eat outside with vegetation too. The children loved playing with the neighborhood cats in the garden and didn't want to leave. Petro and his mother were very kind and gave us wood to make fire as we asked. Very interesting archeological site and 2 taverns and a grocery shop in the village. We loved this 3 days.

    Simon2016-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 38 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Betina2016-06-01T00:00:00Z
  • Petros' House is peaceful, rustic and full of character. The house, pool and garden were very private and quiet (once we got used to the noise of the crickets!) There is a lovely taverna (10 - 15 minutes walk) and a sandy beach a short drive away. The hosts were very helpful. I would highly recommend Petros' House if you're looking to get away from it all - we had a fantastic stay.

    Cerys2014-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Maria and her son Petros were lovely and welcoming. Fresh eggs and basic provisions were tucked away in the fridge for us, and the villa was lovely. The location was wonderful, very easy to get to Chania which is a beautiful town. We would love to go back to the villa in the future and would recommend highly.

    Ruth2014-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • The reservation was canceled 195 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Vincent2015-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • We staid 4 days with our kids in this house and it was a really nice and beautiful time. The house, pool and the yard was very clean and comfortable so that we immediately felt at home. Peter and Maria were very welcoming and kind. Communication was perfect. Fresh eggs, fruits, bread and more were waiting for us. We really enjoyed our time in Petros house and would love to come back soon.

    Jelka2017-05-15T00:00:00Z
  • Nous avons eu droit à un accueil très chaleureux de la part de Peter et sa maman. La maison est spacieuse, quoique un peu sombre mais ça a l'avantage de garder la fraîcheur. Je dirai que le seul bémol est "l'odeur de renfermé", c'est une maison assez ancienne, mais on l'oublie assez vite. La piscine n'est pas très grande, mais elle est privée et permet de se rafraîchir lors des grosses chaleurs. C'était un gros plus pour nous, nous en avons beaucoup profité. La maison se trouve sur les hauts du village dans un endroit calme. Elle est entourée d'une végétation luxuriante qui masque la visibilité sur les voisins directs. Il y a une petite salle-de-bain intérieure avec douche et une plus grande à l'extérieur avec baignoire et machine à laver le linge. Un petit barbecue est disponible et 3 petites zones terrasses sont aménagées. Une au soleil le matin, une sous la treille de vigne où l'on peut manger à 4 ou 5 et une autre sur le toit de la salle de bain extérieure. La visite chaque jour d'une bonne dizaine de chats nous a ravis. Au début ils avaient un peu peur de nous mais dès le 2 ème jour on a pu sympathiser. La maman et la sœur de Peter sont venues le 4ème jour nous faire le ménage et nous changer les draps de lit. Nous les en remercions encore. Il est possible de parquer la voiture devant la porte. Merci encore à Peter, sa maman et sa sœur pour ces 7 jours fantastiques.

    Cathi2017-07-03T00:00:00Z
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    Petros' House
    12 reviews
    Μεζονέτα τριών υπνοδωμάτιων με σοφίτα. Στον ισόγειο υπάρχει ένα υπνοδωμάτιο με δύο μονά κρεβάτια και ένα κοινόχρηστο μπάνιο ,σαλόνι στο οποίο υπάρχει τζάκι ,τραπεζαρία και κουζίνα. Τα πατώματα είναι με πέτρα και έχει ξύλινα με δοκάρια ταβάνι .Ανεβαίνοντας στον πρώτο όροφο με ξύλινη σκάλα υπάρχει ένα υπνοδωμάτιο με διπλό κρεβάτι και ένα με δύο μονά κρεβάτια με ξύλινα πατώματα και οροφή ξύλινη με δοκάρια και ένα κοινόχρηστο μπάνιο .Και στα 3 υπνοδωμάτια υπάρχουν air condition
    Η villa lithos βρίσκεται 1χιλ από την πλατεία του χωριού που ονομάζεται Μεγάλα χωράφια ..στο οποίο υπάρχουν 2 παραδοσιακές ταβέρνες ,2 καφενεία και ένα μίνι μάρκετ.Η θέση του χωριού ειναι ιδανική και προσβάσιμη για πολλούς προορισμούς σε παραδοσιακά χωριά και περιπατητικες διαδρομές. Η απόσταση από τα Χανιά είναι 15 λεπτά με το αυτοκίνητο και 6 λεπτά για το λιμάνι της Σουδας. Το Ρέθυμνο είναι 45 λεπτά και το Ηράκλειο 1:45 λ. Το πιο κοντινο χωριο..είναι η Καλυβες όπου υπάρχουν πολλές ταβέρνες καφετέριες, τράπεζα και ένα μεγάλο σούπερ μάρκετ σε απόσταση 10 λεπτά από τα μεγάλα χωράφια με αυτοκίνητο. Ακόμα στα 2 χιλιόμετρα από το σπίτι υπάρχει ο αρχαιολογικος χώρος Απτερα.
    Το χωριό είναι ήσυχο και ιδανικό για περίπατο μέσα στην φύση
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    Chania, χανιων, Greece

    Built to very high specifications, Villa Amalia is modern and stylish, with an excellent yard which includes a beautiful salt-water pool with separate children's section, a built-in barbecue with shaded dining area and wonderful gardens. The main entrance leads to the raised ground floor which offers a fully fitted modern kitchen with dining area, an open plan living room and a guest’s WC. All areas lead to sea facing balconies and the swimming pool. Marble stairs lead to both the first floor and the garden level. At the first floor, you will find the master double bedroom with en suite shower room and a twin room with an adjacent bathroom which includes a Jacuzzi bath. Both rooms share a balcony that offers breath taking views of Souda Bay, especially during sunrise and sunset. At the garden level there’s one more double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a second kitchen, a second living room with fireplace and the utility room. Amenities among others, include: -A 33” plasma TV with Home Theater system and DVD/CD player at each living room (ground floor and garden level). A 26” LCD TV in the master bedroom and a -21” TV in each bedroom. They all offer satellite TV program. -WiFi internet connection -Telephone for incoming calls and outgoing emergency calls -Electric oven with stove in each kitchen -Microwave oven in each kitchen -Washing machine and dryer in the Utility room and a washing/dryer combo at the first floor bathroom -Table tennis in the garden level -Salt water swimming pool with separate children's section -A/C units in every room -Under the floor, central heating for winter reservations. -Fireplace in lower level living room
    Size: 232 m2. Amenities: Iron Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Central Heating, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Stereo, TV, Balcony, Terrace, oven, microwave, fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, sofa, wardrobe, Laundry, dining table, stove, DVD player, garden, Fireplace, Free Wireless Internet, Hot Tub, Towels, BBQ grill, chairs, Bed Linen, Iron, Dryer, Children Area, Ocean View, Safe Deposit, Solarium, Outdoor Parking, Private pool, Family/kids friendly, Pets accepted under request, Patio, Suitable for children, Water View; Bathroom: jacuzzi; Bedroom: Queen size bed; Bedroom: Queen size bed; Bedroom: 2 x single bed; 3 x Bathroom, 2 x Kitchen in the living / dining room
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    Chania, Greece

    Villa Dilia is situated on the top of a hill in Megala Horafia - also known as Aptera - in a quiet neighborhood, with a panoramic view of Souda Bay. Villa Dilia is ideal for those wanting to be away from mainstream tourism but within reach of Chania - only a twenty minute drive away to the magical harbor of Chania, considered one of the most beautiful in Greece. Car rental is considered necessary.
    Villa Dilia is situated on the top of a hill in Megala Horafia - also known as Aptera - in a quiet neighborhood, with a panoramic view of Souda Bay. Villa Dilia has three floors with five bedrooms sleeping 8 people. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there are two other bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, office, living room, dining room, furnished terraces, satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi, air conditioning, central heating, pressurized water machine, fireplace, safe, washing machine and dishwasher. The variously leveled external area has a private pool (7,11m x 3,66m x 1,20m)with salt water, a beautiful garden, lawn, barbeque facilities and a three spot private parking lot. We provide a luxury welcome pack to all of our guests including Cretan wine and some of our own olive oil. Villa Dilia is ideal for those wanting to be away from mainstream tourism but within reach of Chania - only a twenty minute drive away to the magical harbor of Chania, considered one of the most beautiful in Greece. Car rental is considered necessary. Distance from the mini market, cafes and traditional taverns 1km Distance from the beaches of Kalives (blue flag) 8km. Distance from Chania 15km. Distance from the airport of Chania 22km. Distance from the port of Souda 8km. Distance from the archaeological site of Aptera 2km. Distance from the state hospital of Chania 15km. Distance from the airport of Heraklion 132km.
  • We spent a lovely week in the house, our host was so charming and so full of good intentions to be sure everything was ok. The diner prepared by Dimitra for our arrival was delicious. The house is clean, spacious, very nice, and has a great views on Souda Bay. If you re looking fora house rented by real cretian people and not business makers, do not hesitate, we recommend it.

    Mehdi2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • It's simple I never been welcomed like this in my life ! Which means... Epameinontas received my family and me like kings of the Antiquity... I cannot believe how gentle, nice Epameinontas and his wife are, how focused on the small details they are, to make sure you spend the BEST holidays of your life ! :) I don't write reviews like that usually, but hey, I even did a video testimonial for him, and it was the first time too ! Oh... and the villa is absolutely gorgeous ! The view is amazing, the swimming pool so well situated, the BBQ perfect to enjoy countless evenings with your family/friends, the villa awesome, and very close to great beaches that are also almost empty. Well... at this point I think I have to find a negative point or this review will not be believe at all :) . Hmmm, let's see... there were a few wasps. I think that's it. Epameinontas even invited us to a neighbor's party, so we had the chance to experience a party like the locals ! Awesome Epameinontas, and thanks for everything ! ;)

    Olivier2015-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Dimitra and Nontas were absolutely amazing : their kindness and their help for us to discover the island were incredible! Thanks to them, we spent an unforgettable stay in Crete. Their most comfortable house was very very very clean and we found all the amenities we dreamt of. Moreover, the view on the seaside is incomparable. We never had the opportunity to meet such attentive and considerate owners. Dimitra et Nontas ont été absolument étonnants : leur gentillesse et l'aide qu'ils nous ont apportées pour découvrir l'île ont été incroyables ! Grâce à eux, nous avons passé un séjour inoubliable en Crète. Leur maison, très confortable, était très très très propre et nous y avons trouvé tous les équipements dont nous pouvions rêver. Cerise sur le gâteau, la vue sur la mer est incomparable. Nous n'avons jamais eu l'occasion de côtoyer des propriétaires aussi attentionnés et prévenants.

    Philippe2017-05-08T00:00:00Z
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    VILLA DILIA
    3 reviews
    Pallace is located at the hill's edge of Megala Chorafia Village. It is a fully renovated in 2017 apartment, with a magnificent panoramic sea & mountain view. The apartment is well equipped and consists of 1 bedroom with a Queen size bed and a sitting room with a sofa - bed. In the center of the village there are 3 taverns, which offer you authentic Cretan cuisine tastes, a small traditional cafe and a mini market. This the ideal place to relax and explore the island.
  • Eleftherios' apartment is located on a hill in the village of Aptera, overlooking the bay of Souda. The apartment is beautiful, clean and the view from the terrace is magnificent. Eleftherios is a great host, he accomodated all our requests and made sure we had a lovely stay. We higly recommend this apartment and would love to come back another time.

    Iulia2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious appartment with a fantastic sea view !! Eleftherios is nice and helpful.

    Sylvain2017-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great flat with fantastic view!!good cafes but hard road, It is trait of Crete. Enjoyed time.

    Dzmitry2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • It was 1st visit to Crete for me and my family. Me and my wife are very impressed with Eleftherios' appartment. It was best option for us because the appartment has the separate room (where we could put our son to bed), incredible view to the sea and mountains. It was the place where we could try Greece culture and meet glorious neighbors. I'll recomment the appartment to my friends! And of course we will stay here again. Это была наша 1-ая поездка на Крит. Мы были очарованы квартирой Элефтериоса. Это был лучший вариант для нас, потому что у квартиры есть отдельная комната (где мы могли укладывать нашего сына спать), потрясающий вид на море и горы. Это место, где мы смогли прикоснуться к греческой культуре и познакомиться с прекрасными соседями. Я с удовольствием порекомендую эту квартиру своим друзьям. И, конечно же, мы остановимся здесь снова.

    Ed2017-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing flat, and stunning view! Extremely helpful and pleasant host, made the trip much more enjoyable. Would recommend 100%! Thank you!

    Stefan2017-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Magnifique vu Sur La mer . A 10 min de chania ( La canée)

    Laura & Faysal 2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Nos ha encantado! El estudio se encuentra en una zona cercana a Chania, a 10min en coche, pero es ideal si queréis conocer la zona. Está ubicado en la ladera de una montaña, una zona tranquila, sin ruidos y con unas vistas espectaculares!! La casa es súper mona, todo nuevo y Eleftherios es súper hospitalario!! Sin duda lo recomiendo y espero regresar muy pronto!!!

    marina 2017-08-15T00:00:00Z
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    Chania, Greece

    PALLACE
    7 reviews
    The complex Althea Maisonettes is located at the hill's edge of the ancient city "Aptera" and proudly overlooks the serene charm of Souda Bay. The design and materials used are in total harmony with the local tradition and history of the area.
    Our complex consists of three separate, fully equipped maisonettes. In the courtyard, there is a new pool with a panoramic view of Souda Bay and sun beds which are offered for free. In addition, our customers have the opportunity to use the brand new barbeque and enjoy family moments, laughing and cooking their meals themselves. As far as the parking is concerned, there is free parking space close to the complex. The maisonette can accommodate five people, but the fifth person sleeps on a camp bed, with a bed mattress.
  • We had a great time staying here. The apartment is just off the main road and up in the hills, very quiet at night. Views are amazing, panoramic. Nicely furnished and a little special welcome gift was most appreciated. Eleni and Chrisi were very friendly and responsive, eager to help with anything. I regret we didn't try one of the local restaurants, next time!

    Brian2016-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Althea Maisonettes exceeded our expectations! Chrysi and her family take care of the houses and garden with much love and passionate effort. We were welcomed very warm-hearted and hospitably. Chrysi was very helpful in case of all kind of questions and even helped us to organize a taxi to the airport in the early morning. We found everything in very good condition and very clean. The kitchen's equipment leaves nothing to be desired. The location guarantees a stuning view at the bay of Souda and sunshine all day long including incredible sunrises and sunsets. If you are looking for some relaxing days off the beaten track and a good starting point for trips in western Crete - I highly recommend to visit Chrysis Apartments in Aptera!

    Nadja2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly what we were looking for! Beautiful home with plenty of space to relax both inside and out. Kitchen is fully stocked. Air conditioning works very well. Three great restaurants within walking distance and plenty more within the 20 minute drive to Old Town Chania. A true gem of a location and wonderful hosts!

    Jennifer2017-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • amazing! no words!

    Roiy2016-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home, amazing views, wonderful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

    Paul2017-04-30T00:00:00Z
  • Hostess was great

    Orna2015-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • The host was very helpful and nice to us, she gave us some tips how to get to diffferent places. The maisonette is like on the pictures, the discription is appropriate. The house is very clean, sheets are changed every 3 days. House is located on the hill, so you have to have a car to get there from the main road. The stay was very relaxing and nice. We recommend this place and host!

    Alicja2016-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • De retour d'un séjour fabuleux en Crête! un accueil exceptionnel, nous nous sentions comme réçus dans notre famille. La location est nickel, l'endroit est magnifique avec une vue toute aussi fabuleuse que sur les photos!! digne d'un 5 étoiles! la Crête est une île magnifique, les gens sont super gentils et très généreux, la nourriture y est excellente! bref que du bonheur! vivement que l'on puisse y retourner!

    Bénédicte2015-07-30T00:00:00Z
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    Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Villa Susanna is located in the charming village of Megala Chorafia near to the ancient site of Aptera. Built with loving care and attention to detail in true Cretan style by its owner Manolis, Villa Susanna offers you a comfortable, relaxing holiday with stunning views in a beautiful and quiet location.
    With panoramic views of the sea and the coastline to the North and the White Mountains to the South, Villa Susanna occupies an enviable position in the hill top village of Megala Chorafia. Whether relaxing by the pool, reading in the jasmine and rose scented garden or watching the swifts and kestrels flying by, Villa Susanna offers you a relaxing holiday far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. For larger groups and for family time together, both houses rented together provide the perfect location. The romantic setting is also perfect for weddings and other celebrations.
    The village of Megala Chorafia has 3 good restaurants and a mini market which makes you very self sufficient should you not want to hire a car. A hire car is recommended should you want to travel further afield. There are several good beaches only minutes away by car and for the more adventurous a car trip to the South of the island is well worth a visit. Chania the local capital and 20 minutes away by car has excellent nightlife with bars, restaurants and clubs.
  • Emmanouil was lovely, very welcoming and he hosted a fantastic barbecue with us, his guests, and local friends. It was an evening of delicious Greek home cooking, great conversation and plenty of wine! The villa is beautifully furnished in a rustic fashion with antiques, charming black and white photographs, lovely traditional Greek artifacts and a fridge full of yummy food welcomed us. The view is breathtaking, we would have breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoyed stunning sunsets too. On the other side of the villa are beautiful mountains. Our children played for hours in the swimming pool. Aptera is a lovely little village with great tavernas and ancient Minoan ruins just around the corner. We hired a car and found it was well placed to visit the buzzing town of Chania and the stunning beaches in the area too. We can't recommend it enough and we will definitely be back next year! Thank you.

    neil2015-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Our holidays at Manos houses were fantastic! First us 5 girls stayed 5 days at his house 'Susanna' and then moved to his house 'Thea'. Both are beautiful buildings on a lovely property. Susanna is a little bit smaller than Thea but it has everything one could need and is clean and comfortable. The houses and the pool are exactly like shown in the pictures and as discribed. The sea view is amazing and within 10 min. you are at the beach. Manos is an amazing host and he really cared for all our needs! He invited us to two great barbecues, where he prepared delicous greek food for us and we all really enjoyed this evenings! Manos, we had a great time in your houses and it was a pleasure to meet you!

    Martina2015-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful villa with lovely homeowners that make you feel just like at home. We had a wonderful experience!

    Karine2016-08-15T00:00:00Z
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    Villa Susanna
    3 reviews
    Exclusive offer: 15% off for May,June,August & September 2017! Villa Amélie enjoys a stunning location with spectacular views to the sea!Set in extensive private gardens,filled with trees and fragrant flowers,it is complemented by a magnificent pool.
    Amelia enjoys a stunning location with spectacular views to the sea, the entrance of Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsula. Set in extensive private gardens, filled with trees and fragrant flowers, this beautifully designed and equipped villa is complemented by a magnificent pool. The small sandy beach nearby offers an appealing alternative for a swim. The stylish villa interior creates a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and the large glass doors and windows allow uninterrupted views to the sea. Sun or shade, terrace or gardens, indoors or outdoors, make the choice of where to have that relaxing drink a difficult one! Layout Entrance to ground floor. Fully fitted kitchen with island, dining area and open plan living room leading to sea facing terraces and swimming pool. Guest WC. First floor. Master double bedroom with en suite shower room and sea facing balcony. Twin bedroom with balcony and adjacent bathroom with jacuzzi bath. Lower floor One more living room with fireplace. Second kitchen. Study with double sofa bed. Double bedroom with adjacent shower room. Utility room. Access to garden area and barbecue. Villa Features •3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin) plus sofa bed •3 bathrooms •WC •5 satellite TVs •2 DVD players •CD player/radio •Telephone for incoming calls •Wireless internet connection •2 microwaves •2 washing machines •Tumble dryer •2 dishwashers •Barbecue •Table tennis •Air conditioning included throughout •Heating for early/late season can be available at no extra cost •Swimming pool 9.3m x 5.75m (depth 0.8m -1.77m) •Children's pool (depth 0.58m) Villa's License number (MHTE): 1042K123K0343700
    Aptera is a beautiful small village near the famous Aptera Castle (to which you can walk from the villa) located above the bay of Souda. The village itself has a couple of small shops and several tavernas offering delicious locally made food from organic produce. The village belongs to the region of Apokoronas. The nearest beach to the villa is a small, almost private beach, below Kalami. There are several other sandy beaches within a short drive (Kalives 3 kms, Almirida 7 kms etc). Chania town is just 16km away. One of the most prominent attractions of the area near Villa Amelie is the archaeological site of ancient Aptera about 2,5km to the east.The site is now maintained by the Greek Ministry of Culture, Department of Antiquities. The hilltop, about 150 meters above the sea, commands views of Souda Bay and the Akrotiri Peninsula to the north, the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) to the south, and Kalives and the Turkish Itzendin Castle to the east. Several structures within the monastery enclosure are in excellent condition, including a chapel and a two-story block of cells. The surrounding site is notable for a two-part temple from the 5th century BC, a large three-vaulted Roman cistern, Roman baths, and parts of several Doric temples. An ancient theater is being excavated. Just 3km from Aptera you can enjoy the sea at the sandy beaches of Kalives, Almirida and Kalami, or taste the fresh fish in local taverns. In Megala Chorafia there is a mini-market, a traditional “kafenion” and three tavernas with excellent food… Village:3km Heraklion Airport:128km Chania Airport:24km Chania Old Town:18km Beach:1.5km Shops/Super Market:3km Tavernas/Cafe:1.5km Bus Stop:500m
  • Fantastic villa. Extremely comfortable in an amazing location overlooking Souda Bay. Stavros is a wonderful host. Very attentive and immediately responsive as were the reps. House was very well equipped. Lots of comfortable seating areas inside and out. So much to do within easy reach although a car is essential.

    Fay2017-09-12T00:00:00Z
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    Reviews from guests who stayed in Aptera

    Nadja
    Nadja
    2017-07-25
    My family and I rented two of the three apartments and the stay at Althea Maisonettes exceeded our expectations! Chrysi and her family take care of the houses and garden with much love and passionate …
    Mehdi
    Mehdi
    2016-10-01
    Nasia's place was great. we had a great time in her beautiful villa. the description was accurate and the house was very clean. we arrived very late at night and she kindly stocked the fridge for us t…
    Inger
    Inger
    2015-05-17
    We had a delightful experience in a charming, peaceful location in Aptera . Villa Niki is a lovely traditional Cretan home with all the comforts one requires whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the bird son…
    Francesca
    Francesca
    2016-08-17
    We stayed at Stella's maisonette from the 5 to the 15 August. The house is in Aptera, only 15km from Chania.It is a village full of history and it has got an archeological site. At our arrival we foun…
    Sofia
    Sofia
    2017-08-02
    We had a lovely 10 day holiday in Crete in July 2017. We absolutely loved the place and definitely recommend it. The 2 storey villa is very spacious and is fully equipped with all amenities a family…
    Chen
    Chen
    2016-10-23
    We stayed at the Arcolios Epavlis for 10 nights in October. Everything about our stay here was amazing – the villa, the outdoor space, the pool, the private beach and the location. The villa is conven…
    Karine
    Karine
    2016-08-21
    Beautiful villa with lovely homeowners that make you feel just like at home. We had a wonderful experience!

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