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1st Floor Stone Built Apartment, with Terrace in the Center of Heraklion.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

One bedroom Stone Built Apartment, with Terrace in the Center of Heraklion.

In the center of Heraklion city, 5 minutes walk from the archeological museum and the market, 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Amoudara and Amnisos. Carefully renovated stone built apartment.

Can be rented throughout the year.

The front door opens to a lovely yard filled with pots of plants.

Rooms are stone built so they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

It's one bedroom, stone built apartment, with living room, dining room private kitchen and bathroom and terrace on the roof in the center of Heraklion, 5 minutes walking distance from everything in a very quite area of the historical center of Heraklion.

The private kitchen and bathroom are accessed separately, via a separate door opposite the entrance of the apartment.

All amenities, such as: air conditioning, Wi-Fi and TV are installed.

The house is fully equipped for preparing meals, while many restaurants are located in walking distance, in the center of Heraklion and the old Venetian port.

A nice place to relax and take part in the life of the city of Heraklion.

The location of the house is ideal for exploring the island either by using local buses or rental cars.

It has the Cretan tradition character in its environment, allowing one to have a quiet stay and relax away from the hectic pace of the resorts, while in the center of Heraklion.

More Details

Manolis Kapsetakis
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Manolis Kapsetakis

We, Manolis and Evi Kapsetakis,are living in Heraklion/Crete.

We have been involved in tourism bussines for 30 years and by using our experience we clearly take pride in looking after our guests, making ourselves available and try our best for our guests.

Manolis Kapsetakis purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Manolis Kapsetakis chose Heraklion

The house is located in the center of Heraklion, 4 Klms from Heraklion airport, 10 minutes driving from the Amnissos sandy beach of the blue Aegean Sea.

Close to amenities, ideal for families or couples.

We offer a family and hospitable atmosphere, giving priority to the best quality.

What makes this apartment unique

The warm hospitality of the owners.


4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

1st Floor Stone Built Apartment, with Terrace in the Center of Heraklion.
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Authentic Cretan Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We were two and stayed here for a week in October 2016.

From the street there is a lockable front door which leads to a small private courtyard with many plants in pots. The apartment is on the first floor and is reached by a flight of stone steps - when we stayed the lower apartment was occupied by a family member of Manolis and Evi. At the top of the steps is a small balcony with entrance to the living room and bedroom on the right, the kitchen and bathroom on the left. Further along the balcony is a spiral staircase to the roof terrace.

The living area is very well decorated with its stone feature walls and has all necessary mod-cons, air-con, wi-fi, and TV, etc. The bedroom is well sized with plenty of wardrobe space and a very comfortable bed.

The kitchen and bathroom are opposite the living area which means going outside to use these facilities. We didn’t find this to be a problem. The area is well lit at night with a light operated from the living room. The kitchen and bathroom are small but they are both manageable.

We used the roof terrace a few times to relax in the sun with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine after a day’s sightseeing.

The apartment is very well placed near the centre of Heraklion with most places being less than half an hour’s walk away. Eleftherias Square with its restaurants and cafes is about 10 minutes away, the Archaeological Museum is here too. The bus station is about 20 minutes walk away, and buses to Knossos and other major towns run frequently from here. The Venetian Walls are about 5 minutes away and the Venetian Fortress about 25 minutes.

Manolis and Evi are excellent hosts, Manolis picked us up from the airport when we arrived in Crete. They are both very helpful and Manolis responds quickly to emails.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent stay. Looking forward to meeting you again!!!
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Only Made for Two

  • 4 of 5

Manolis was a very gracious host and picked us up at the bus station. The stone apartment is very quaint and has a very traditional feel. The property is located very close to the city center and all amenities. Best place for coffee is Coffee Island on the corner of Pediados and Evans. The property bathroom and kitchen is separate from the bedroom/living room section of the apartment. It seemed very quaint at the time but the all night rain made walking to the bathroom in the rain very inconvenient. Kitchen items are very sparse and the sofa bed is not suitable for adults. Manolis lives 15 kilometers from the apartment so if you need something you wait until the next day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback from your recent stay. Its a self catering accommodation and we had provided the essentials for your 2 days short stay. It is clear at the description that the bath room and the kitchen is opposite the entrance of the apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped for 3 persons and everything is brand new. Sofa bed in the living room is a new double sofa convertible to a double bed, suitable for all ages.
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small, clean appartment; central location

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights in aug 2016.

It is a clean and complete appartment in the old centre of Heraklion. A 5-10 min walk to the atmospheric centre!

Instead of the description on this website there was only 1 bedroom with a 2 person bed (website says '2 bedrooms'!). The second bed is a 2 person 'sleep couch' in the living room which is not that big you can leave the bed as it is at daytime.

As descriped the appartment is equiped with all neccesary things as Wifi, airco, kitchen armature etc. To reach the kitchen and bathroom (also toilet at night) you have to go outside. Not a big deal for us but good to know. There is a very small balcony you can only reach by a narrow staircase (not suited for children). As you are in the centre of Heraklion the views are only tops of houses and chimneys: not a beautiful view.

The owner was very kind and helpfull with practical advise. He met our appointments correctly.

For the ones who do rent a car (we did only 2 days before leaving Heraklion) parking is a problem especially during evening when all residents come home. When you park at the paid parking place: make clear when you want to leave the parking because otherwise they park other cars behind yours!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cette location est bien situé dans le centre d'Heraklion proche du musée archéologique, le fort et les remparts ainsi que le centre ville. Elle nous a servi de camp de base pour explorer les beautés de la crête. On aurai aimer reste plus longtemps...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Koules Fortress
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Heraklion airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Heraklion bars
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Heraklion Port
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Hersonissos Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Peskessi Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Amnisos Beach
Car: not necessary

In the center of Heraklion old town, in a very quite area, only 500 meters from the central market, 500 meters from the Archaeological Museum, 4 kilometers from Knossos and 7 kilometers from the sandy beach of Amnissos, ideal for families or couples.The best point to explore the island.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Tax Rate 24.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Heraklion in Crete

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The private bathroom is accessed separately, via a separate door opposite the entrance of the apartment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , In the living room a sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
In the center of Heraklion city,in a very quite area,without trafic, 5 minutes walk from the Archeological Museum, the central market and the fish market,restaurants,sea food taverns, 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Amoudara and Amnisos.During the summer period,on daily bases there are theatrical shows and quality music concerts at the Kazantzakis open theater which is 2 minutes from the house. The bus service is very freequent to Knossos,Heraklion beaches,East,West and South part of Crete. We will inform you on your arrival.

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