I m 25 and work as a teacher in Crete. When I m not in the school, I like riding my bike , crafting, making pastries and sewing.
Elina was very accommodating and the space we rented was amazing! Thank you Elina, it was a wonderful end to our honeymoon. :)
Very cosy and romantic. We really enjoyed our stay in the cave. It is definitely one of the most unique accommodations we've stayed in with airbnb. The views are also amazing- right down to the sea. Definitely visit the peninsula- it's beautiful.
The cave balcony is quite cool and shaded in the day- perfect for the height of summer but a little chilly out of season.
Overall we highly recommend this place and will definitely come again. The host is also one of the friendliest and most responsive we have dealt with.
Words cannot explain how wonderful our stay was. My two friends and I were looking for a relaxing spring break and were met with exactly that. Not only was the place incredibly beautiful with a stunning view of the sunset and minutes from the perfect beach, but Elina and her parents went above and beyond to make us feel at home. The occasional visit and showering of homemade treats made our hearts overflow with joy. It was a spectacular introduction to the country and we would go back in a heartbeat.
We had a great stay at Elina's. a beautiful home in a nice quiet location just up from several beaches and close to grocery and a nice walk into Chania. Her family is delightful bringing us tasty treats and checking up to make sure everything is okay. Would love to stay in the summer when we can enjoy the nice warm seas! Thanks again, Elina!
Just what we wanted! The villa was clean, homey and exactly what we were looking for! The weather was mild for our winter get away. We felt welcomed, and host made our stay very nice! Elina's parents were awesome! We are already trying to plan our next stay in Chania....our new favorite spot on the globe!! Thank you, Elina! We will return!
Great place, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful house, every possible thing you could need + food! So considerate as we arrived late and on a holiday so no markets open...
Host was amazing and responsive. The best of Cretan hospitality. Make sure you drive out into the Balos protected area around the tip to the Balos Beach!
This apartment is exactly how the photos show it - clean, modern, spacious and homely. It is immaculately presented.
We were welcomed to a tray of foods, treats in the fridge, fresh fruit, raki and home-made wine - we were brought more home-made food during our stay.
The apartment is well equipped with fridge freezer, full size cooker, toaster, kettle, hair dryer.. everything and more you could possibly need for your stay. The bedroom and living area were both very comfortable. It truly is a lovely space.
It took less than 10 minutes to get into central Chania by car, and there are 5 local beaches within 10~20 minutes walk. Wifi internet was fast.
Elina provided us with a personally made Chania map - indicating local supermarkets and gave recommendations of things to see and do in the town. It is an awesome map - real added bonus!
We have met many of Elina's family - the hospitality has been second to none. A special welcome, many thanks.
Wow what an amazing place this is!
We arrived early in the morning and were greeted by Elina's parents who are so kind and helpful. There were local treats and drinks awaiting us as well. The flat is truly decorated like you see in the pictures. Elina has put so much thought and care into making this place a home rather than a hotel. She and her boyfriend have created an elaborate map with lots of non-touristy local favourite things to do.
The location was perfect for what we wanted. We stayed here 9 days. A beautiful easy oceanside 40 minute walk into the centre of town but in a nice quiet suburb super close to 5 beautiful beaches. We did a lot of walking and relaxing in the house and at the beach. A quick 10 min cab or bus ride is very easy to get into town as well.
The kitchen is a good size and the 3 markets near by make it easy to shop and then cook a great meal and stay in. But make sure you check out some restaurants on Elina's list!
We would stay here again and Again!
Joe, Amanda, and Annalee xo
Elina's home is delicately furnished and welcoming and is rich in amazing details, conveniently located between Chania and the beach. But I got much more than that, some delicious array of local products welcomed me and most of all a real home made professional guide to restaurants and points of interest in all westen crete, directly from the experience of who is leaving there. The printed guide and Elina's advices made my holiday amazing as I had the best possible experience in my stay in the area. Amazing.
I'm so happy that I considered to the many positive reviews and chose this apartment. We liked everything: the sea, the location of the home, and, of course, hospitality, compassion and kindness of the owners. What a wonderful wine and olive oil we were given!
We arrived late at night, but Elina's mother made it sure that we had dinner, she offered us a Greek dish named Pastitsio. We were very touched! We came with my little niece and we are grateful that the owners have taken care of the crib for our baby girl!
Crete is such a wonderful place to visit!!! A place where you want to come back again and again... and you always will find something new. For sure. I think that the best indication of how much we enjoyed our holidays is a firm intention to come back to this house again!
Many thanks for staying at my place Elina, I hope you and your family will have plenty of nice memories from Stockholm. You were great guests and I'd love to host you again if you choose to return! Take care and have a lovely summer!