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The host or members of his family are willing to give you all the necessary information or assistance in resolving any queries or problems, by respecting at the same time your privacy and need for rest and relaxation.
Kids are welcome (Age 10+)
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect two week break
Hermes apartment in Amatu Villas is a lovely spot for a couple seeking peace and quiet in a stunning part of Crete. The apartment's patio has lovely views over Mazida Ammos beach and has several other local beaches within from between 15 to 50 minutes walk - all lovely. The local tavernas are about 15-20 minutes walk away along very quiet roads. Although close to a road Amatu Villa feels very secluded.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and well furnished. The kitchenette was well equipped with a hob and oven suitable for producing simple meals for lunch or dinner. Clean linen was supplied regularly. The gardens are beautifully kept by Vivi and are a haven for bird life. We were also treated to home made cake!
Xerocambus is small and quiet - a place for those looking to rest, swim, walk, read and generally relax not those seeking nightlife. It is approached down a twisting mountain road with superb views. There are four tavernas and two small mini markets with more facilities about 20 minutes drive away in Zakros. Although the apartment had a tv we didn't switch it on all fortnight!
Just 300 meters away there is a mini market and in 2 km you will find the settlement with a lot of taverns with traditional Cretan cuisine. The region has many beautiful beaches for all tastes (with fine sand, pebbles or slates) and there is also the famous beach "Argilos" for the admirers of natural spa and the salt lake of Alatsolimni. You can also visit many interesting places of archaeological interest such as the "Ancient Ampelos", "Katsounaki", "Trachilas", or the posterior chapel of St. Nicholas dating from 1895.
The area is ideal for hiking and cycling. On the way, you will see many special and enchanting landscapes. Besides swimming, the place is also suitable for other sea activities such as fishing, canoeing, and water sports.