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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach

Panos Paizakis

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Greek
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Panos Paizakis

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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Almirida - Panos Apartment

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 5, next to the beach, sea view

Almyrida is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations in Greece. Almyrida situated 22 kilometres far from Chania, at the East, within a cove at the mouth of the Souda bay. Almyrida is a small beautiful village by the sea, with 133 permanent residents. Almyrida offers a fabulous clean sandy beach, blue flag award. Panos apartment is next to Almyrida sandy beach, only 10 metres from the beach, with fantastic sea view. The apartment is full-furnished with 3 air-conditions, satellite TV, CD-DVD player and internet connection. It is consisted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room with fantastic sea view, the sitting-room, the dinning room-kitchen and a balcony with mountain view.

FACILITIES: Our apartment is found at the heart of the Almyrida village.It is a floor-apartment with fantastic sea view. Close to the apartment, there is a sport-company with sport facilities, the 'Francoise cafe', the best cafe in the village, with excellent breakfast, coffee, pizza, ice-cream. In the village, there are mini markets, pharmacy, cafes-bars, restaurants with fantastic food, gifts shops, grocery stores, bakeries stores.

FLIGHTS NEWS: Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe during the season - April to October. Low cost Flights with Ryanair from Frankfurt, Glasgow, Roma, Brussels (Charleroi), Dusseldorf, East Midlands, Leeds (Bradford), London (Stanseed), Milan, Oslo, Pisa, Paphos, Stockholm, Wroclaw etc. to Chania airport and with Easyjet from London Gatwick to Chania airport. Also Low cost Flights with Condor from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt Int, Munich, Stutgard to Chania airport.

You can use the bus from the airport to Chania city or you can take a taxi. Ferries sail to and from Athens (Pireas) daily - the port for ferries for Chania is at Souda, a few kilometres away. When the ferry arrives, if you manage to scamper onto the bus in time, this will take you to Chania.



Fragokastello is in Sfakia, in the south coast of west Crete 13 kilometers east of the Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias. Fragokastello is a small seaside village with a few houses and enough rooms and apartments for tourists.It is known for the namesake Venetian castle which is saved in a very good condition, the beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts that appear in Fragokastello at dawn every May. However, over the centuries the region showed great monuments, but very few survive today.Fragokastello is in a surprisingly flat small plain, behind which the east White Mountains appear with the gorge and the Kallikrates plateau. This region is one of the many surprises that the nature of Crete offers to its visitors.

2. Paleochora

It is on the southwest coast of Crete and in a distance 70km from Chania and 200km from Heraklion. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. It is surrounded by the Libyan Sea and it is rightly regarded as “Bride of the Libyan” and “Land of the sun”. The village offers ALL THE FACILITIES that a visitor needs in our land. You will find everything you find in a city. Banks, Doctors, Pharmacies, Police, Post Office, OTE, Cinema, Bars, Disco, Car Rental, etc.There are several hiking trails with the European paths E4 & E1, but also outside of them where all come to one of the most beautiful beaches.

Many of them were destroyed in wars and in revolutions that took place in the region and the stones from their ruins were used for building the castle.

3. Sougia

Sougia is a little seaside village in southern Crete, 70 kilometers south of Chania.Sougia is built at the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, west of the Agierinioti streambed, and stands out for its big, beautiful beach that never fills up with people and its relaxed casual atmosphere.

4. Samaria Gorge

The canyon is the biggest in Europe with 18 km length and the road that we walk in it is 14 km. His width ranges from 150 to 3 meters, at its narrowest point, the Doors. It was proclaimed a national park, in 1962 to protect rare flora and fauna. In 1980 it was awarded by the Council of Europe as one of the most beautiful areas. Due to its wild form, is the only place that the “beast” still lives as the locals call the cretan wild goat. A lot of rare species of birds also live and along the gorge many and rare herbs such as burning bush and wild flowers grow.In the gorge is forbidden: hunting, setting fires, collecting flowers and herbs, and also spending the night. Throughout the length of the route there are guards but also guides with mules that carry with a fare, whoever has a problem.

Even in the entrance a symbolic ticket is given, that is refundable, to verify that all the visitors got out of the gorge. In the winter the canyon is impassable and the passage is allowed from early May until October. The course takes 6-8 hours depending on the abilities of the hiker. For the path we must be supplied with suitable hard shoes, (boots), and light food. It is not necessary to carry water with us, because along the gorge, there are streams with crystal, clear waters. But we must have been informed for the last’s boat departure from Agia Roumeli so that we leave for Sfakia.

Xiloskalos, at the entrance of the gorge and at an altitude of 1200m , is a narrow path with a wooden handrail for convenience and protection of those who descend to Faraga, as the locals call it. Descending the path, you are slowly dominated by an awe. High mountains on the right and on the left a ravin without end in front of you. Countless shades of green and deep far another tall mountain. Four kilometers you descend and either chaos in front of you or towering trees, springs and sometimes huge rocks that you think that they will block your way. After 30 minutes of walking a little change of our scenery. In front of us and on the right the little church of St. Nicholas surrounded by two huge gates in the lobby. We have already reached the bottom of the gorge and huge mountains 2000 meters are all around us. Here the path changes, it becomes smoother. Every now and then other small canyons are united with Faraga. The valey starts to widen and the water suddenly disappears into the earth. Down here, in the middle of Faraga there is a village named Samaria, now uninhabited, as the woodcutters and the shepherds who lived there, they were transferred elsewhere when it became a National Park in 1962. In the Byzantine church of 14th century which is located here, a lot of icons and frescos have been saved. It is honored in Osia Maria the Egyptian whose name became Sia Maria and in the end Samaria, and the whole region was named after this. With its spring, the little village is offered as an ideal place for a rest and a snack. Besides we are halfway. The landscape now changes viewok. The canyon narrows and towering walls of rocks come closer. Just before you reach Portes, on your right a plateau and a running stream, challenges you to stop and quench your thirst.

Reaching Portes the show is amazing! The two sides of the gorge close to one another so, that you think that they will be united and create a narrow door with width 3 meters and height 600 meters. Passing through the narrow passage you can see at the distance the blue sea. The trail leads now to a dry waterfall, on round rocks. The canyon widens and reaches another uninhabited village, Agia Roumeli.

One kilometer more on the same rocks and we reach the new village Agia Roumeli. A beautiful end to our way is the exit from the Gorge to the Libyan Sea. A swim after this long walk is the best thing in a wonderful beach with thick sand, black pebbles and crystal clear sea.

5. Falasarna

In the west end of the Chania’s prefecture and in a distance 59 km from the town of Chania is Falasarna. Also that was a port of ancient Polirinia that was independent, cutting her own coins which were depicting on one side the head of a woman and on the other the word FA between a trident. Due to the high security of the port and the impregnable fortress Polirinia became an important commercial and shipping centre. The entrance of the town was by sea. She was built in levels, as evidenced by the walls that have been saved until today.

Today the port and the channel are 100 meters away from the sea, because the beach has been lifted. The Falasarna’s beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful of Crete with fine sand and length of 3 km. Her position at the west end helps her have the most beautiful sunset.

6. Elafonisi

Elafonisi is near the southwestern side of Crete, 43 kilometeres from Kasteli and 76 from Chania. The road from Chrisoskalitissa continues in a dirt road to Elafonisi, for which there are organized tours from Kasteli and Chania as well as boats from Palaiochora. It has beautiful beaches.

7. Chania

The city of Chania and capital of the prefecture stands out for her charm and nobility. It is separated in old and new town. The so-called new town, is a modern urban center, with all the amenities of any big city. Nevertheless the experienced eye of a traveler distinguishes elements of her old nobility. As one walks through the picturesque streets of the old town and observes the architecture building of settlements understands the footsteps of the cultures that marked the country’s history and the culture of people.A stroll in Chania looks like a fairytale. In every corner of the road your appointment with history renews and in every turn a “hero” waits for you and invites you to go on.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Panos Paizakis (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About Panos Paizakis

I have studied physics at University in Thessaloniki. Furthermore, i have studied in Electronics and in Operational Research in master degree level. It is very important for me, people who visits Almirida village to have nice holidays and i try for that! Do not hesitate to ask me whatever you want about Almirida, your holidays or about physics! You are welcome in Almirida and in Crete!

Panos Paizakis purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Panos Paizakis chose Almirida

1) Only10 metres from the sandy beach.

2) Only 10 metres from restaurants.

3) Two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

4) Only 20 metres from the playground.

5) Comfortable apartment with fantastic sea view.

6) 50 metres from the nearest pharmacy.

7) Free parking 10 metres from the apartment.

8) Very good rental rates.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we enjoyed staying in the appartment in Almirida very much. Frequently we sat behind the window - protected from the windy weather - and enjoyed the sea view. We also liked this small and silent place Almirida.

The apartment was very comfortable furnished. It was a good service that you changed towels and bedclothes after one week. It was also comfortable to have available dish liquid, soap, toilet tissue, paper towels in the kitchen and additional towels and bedclothes.For two people the apartment seemed to be perfect.
May 2014
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
average rating of 4.848485 based on 35 reviews

very nice holiday in crete

  • 4 of 5

we liked almyrida and the appartment very much, great view

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Nice holidays in Almyrida

  • 5 of 5

First of all Panos is always friendly and very obliging.

The apartment has a nice panoramic seaside view.

This apartment is very comfortably furnished. It was a good service changing towels and bedclothes after one week. It was also comfortable to have available dish liquid, soap, toilet tissue, paper towels in the kitchen and additional towels and bedclothes.

For us (one couple) the apartment was really perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

apartment has an awesome view of the sea and the

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean. It had enough cooking supplies. An awesome view. Enjoyed our time. We stayed in Nov. Most of the town was closed, but the locals were SO friendly. Would highly recommend this apartment

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

The perfect oasis right in the centre of town

  • 5 of 5

We had the best holiday in this apartment which is right in the centre of Almirida - a very pretty town with the best beach. Panos was very welcoming and even provided drinks and olive oil on our arrival. The apartment is above Francois cafe (the best place to have breakfast in town) and the view from the large window is stunning (the pictures do not do it justice) as the sea is literally across the road. You will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants. The property is spacious and has everything you could wish for. I would go back in a blink!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Flott beliggenhet :)

  • 3 of 5

Flott beliggenhet, bare noen meter fra strand og tavernaer.

Romslig, rein og godt vedlikeholdt leilighet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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brilliant location, lovely resort and people

  • 5 of 5

Location fantastic, apartment had everything for a perfect relaxing stay.very clean with plenty of space, ideal for a family or group of friends.Panos arranged for taxi to pick us up from airport and we could riing him if needed. Resort very low key with lots of great places to eat. would go back and stay again at panos apartment loved it.went on the Samorira gorge walk which should come with health warning!!! Could not walk for days. swimming very safe with lovely beach tight on your doorstep. Cafe downstairs one of the best.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
From the appartment
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Almirida Village
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Almyrida beach
Car: recommended

Driving from Chania, a bit further east from Kalyves you arrive in Almyrida, with sandy beach and shallow waters. Almyrida offers sailing and windsurfing and has a little harbour, providing basic facilities for boats - and a good variety of shops.

Almyrida has a beautiful sheltered beach with Blue Flag status. There are a selection of tavernas. There is a 3-times-a-day bus service to Chania and local villages. Chania is the main town and is about 30 mins drive from Almirida. It is a good idea to hire a car so you can explore the area. Almirida has two hire car companies located in the centre.

Almyrida once a quiet fishing village rarely seen by travellers has turned during the last ten years into a holiday destination. The most important archeological sight of Almyrida is what remains of a three-aisled Basilica of the early Christian era (6th century AD), with its restored, extraordinary mosaic floors.


Olive oil: Crete has about 60 olive trees per inhabitant so olive oil (the only oil traditionally used in cooking) is one of the staple foods. Buy extra virgin oil, it will often be written in English on the labels. If you are considering buying some really good olive oil to take back with you, it is best to buy from a producer, not because it is cheaper but because you can find some really good oil. A place where you could look is the covered market in Hania: there are some good oils to be found there and you might be able to get a taste before buying. There are no big price differences between the best oils and poor quality ones.

Cheese: You will be able to find a reasonable variety of cheeses in the supermarkets but there are only a few types of Cretan cheeses, listed below:

Graviera: the name is a loose rendition of the word 'gruyere' and it is a little similar. This is the standard hard cheese and being of local production, there are many types and tastes. Taste before buying.

Myzitra: a fresh cheese made of ewe's milk. It can also be made of goats milk or mixed milk. This is the standard fresh cheese. A good goat's one will taste like these expensive French 'chèvre frais' that you can buy in good delis, at a fraction of the price.

Anthotiros: from the words 'anthos' and 'tiros' meaning 'flower' and 'cheese' it is a very mild, soft spring cheese made when the sheep pastures are still full of flowers. The closest cheese that I could compare it to is mozzarella although it is quite different.

Paximadi: It is an unusual staple food but it is not necessarily something that you would want to take back from your holiday as a present to someone: paximadi is the hard dry bread (it is baked, cut in slices and baked again) that peasants take to the fields and soften with a little water and olive oil. It will keep forever.

Herbs: The first thing that always strikes me whenever I step off the plane on Crete is the smell of herbs, especially thyme, oregano and marjoram. The whole island smells of herbs and is covered in them. Buy a supply before you leave the island, they will be fresh and cheap. A few herbs are also found only on Crete, like 'diktamos' or Cretan dittany (which is supposed to have all sorts of medicinal properties).

Honey: Crete has been an important honey producer for a good few thousand years and the honey is very good, especially the thyme honey. You can find honey in all the shops but it is better to buy it loose from a producer.

Meat: Not something that you would take back with you of course, but I would just like to mention that the meat here is supposed to be as good as it was in Northern Europe some decades ago, before industrial animal husbandry became the rule - this is according to an old German butcher who was here on holiday and told me so. Particularly noteworthy of course is lamb and goat's meat although they are not as cheap as one could think.

Fish: The Mediterranean is very overfished so do not expect masses of cheap fish. There is good fresh fish but it is expensive. The best place to buy it is in the covered market in Chania.

Local drinks: The local 'hard drink' is called 'raki' or 'tsikoudia' and is distilled from what is left over from pressing grapes, so in fact it is the same as the Italian grappa. It is a pretty strong, pretty clean alcohol, meaning that you'll get drunk on it really quick but will feel halfway human the next day. It is a little difficult to buy because it is mainly home-produced. The bottled stuff called 'raki' or Cretan raki' in the supermarkets is awful and no Cretan would touch it. Cretan wine is mainly home-made and rarely bottled. Traditionally there is no such thing as red or white wine.


Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday apartment in Almirida, Chania area

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1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
1 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Dec 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Discount for couples occupancy- 5%
Discount for repeat bookings - 5%
Discount for 2 or more weeks- 5%
Price includes weekly towel and bed linen change, electricity, water,taxes.
To secure the booking an initial deposit of 150.00 euro per booked, will be payable. 100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Almirida in Chania area

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are two bathrooms, one bigger and one smaller one. Each room has its own bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are two sofa bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cleaning and changing of sheets and towels made in regular basis. The apartment can accommodate 5 persons.

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