Two level, maisonette type apartments with 1 bedroom, sea view, (2~4 persons)
- English, Italian, Greek, Finnish
About Marianne Nissilä-Batakis
I was born in Kalanti, south Finland. I have studied a nurse. I came in Crete first time 1987 to work as a tourist guide. Manolis was born at Meskla in Crete. He studied an architect in Venice. We got married 1992 and we have three children, still studying . 2008 we opened the Pelagos apartments.
Marianne Nissilä-Batakis purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Marianne Nissilä-Batakis chose Platanias Town
This was built by Dias Constructions Ltd. which is a company of Manolis and his brother Leonidas
What makes this Villa unique
The location of Pelagos is perfect, with a beautifully relaxing view. It is also close to everything but at the same time, far enough from the noise and hassle. We promise you will love the serene afternoon time just before the sun sets.
Pool / Spa
No pets - Depends of the period and the pet, so ask us!Depends of the period and the pet, so ask us!
Smoking allowed - But only outsideBut only outside
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Everyone will comeback to this place.
I usually don’t write reviews for every property that I rent. However, this one is as exceptional as they come therefore I felt I should share my experience. The property consists of several apartments. We had one with patio (they all have it) and balcony on the upper floor. The facility was spotless with everything you would need and if it was not there Marianne would get it. The pool was clean at the end of the property with sunny and shady spots to chose from. The location of the property is on a hill with a nice view of the main street below and the ocean. Close but removed from the noise. The sound of the sea is always there. The highlight is the view of large inhabited island right across. There is a lot of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. All of the above is necessary for enjoyable vacation but what makes the experience exceptional is the owner. Marianne is very genuine person with a lot of knowledge and strong drive to make your stay as good as possible. Her advice was always great and made the travel easier. She will go out of her way to make your stay great. She is what makes this place special and this quality/experience is what you will not to find in bigger establishments. Marianne thank you for wonderfully four days. Hopefully see you again.
Stay at the Pelagos Appartments
Lovely apartments up the hill away from the main area. Quiet with lovely views of the sea from all the apartments. Everything you needed was in the apartments and if you needed anything you just needed to ask Marianne and she would help you. Marianne and the team were fantastic! Would we stay there again - absolutely !!!
What an exceptional stay at Pelagos!
We were a family of 4, with 2 kids of 11 and 14 years old. Apartment very very clean and well equipped. Well-located, a 5-minute walk to Platania’s main street and from a reasonable driving distance to all western beaches. The owners were very generous of their time, providing the best advices that made our stay in Crete won-der-ful. Maya and her little puppies will be missed from our daughters. We would highly recommend Pelagos.
Fabulous accommodation, home from home in a stunning setting!
We had read lots of reviews of different properties before booking our stay at Pelagos, and we hadn't necessarily decided to stay in Platanias when visiting Crete - I had searched for 'Chania and around' - but the reviews swayed our decision and we're so glad they did! We have just returned home from 6 days there and we really didn't want to leave. The apartment played a huge role in the success of our holiday, the set up is beautiful - think Scandi in a Mediterranean setting with a fabulous view! Apartment was immaculate, beautiful interior and exterior - two outside seating areas, incredibly comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom, everything furnished and kitted out to a really high standard and well thought out when designed. The compact kitchen area had everything I needed to cater for a family of 4, we ate two meals a day at 'home', sometimes three, and I could use the hob and the oven. There are communal washing and drying facilities and the outdoor pool is beautifully set in the rock face, with a view of the sea. The apartments are private and tranquil, there were other guests but if felt as if we were on our own.
I think what really takes Pelagos into the 5-star category is the hospitality and friendliness of Marianne, the owner and manager of Pelagos. She is so pleasant and thoughtful, she was keen to help us with anything we needed and her recommendations for where to go with our two small boys were priceless (Falasarna beach and Ravdoucha bay for snorkelling, out of this world - next time we will get to Elafonissi Beach too!). If you are used to going self-catering, you are used to taking washing up liquid/tea towels/cloths/beach towels/pegs etc- we needn't have, as Marianne has everything already and if it's not in your room, you can almost guarantee she has it elsewhere and is happy for you to use it. Our boys borrowed games from the communal 'stash' and there are books and beach things to use too. Our car hire was excellent value and problem-free, we used the company which Marianne recommended. Take away menus, guide books, pamphlets for day trips - it's all there.
We will definitely return to Crete, as there is so much to see and it is a stunning island, but we will also definitely return to Pelagos Holiday Appartments, as I can't imagine finding anywhere which suits our family so well, where we know we are going to have a real 'break', in quality comfort and a beautiful setting.
Thank you so much Marianne!
Clean comfortable apartment with great views close to beach& shops.Friendly English speaking host.
Loved our first experience of Crete made special by our stay at this place.Lovely beach.Easy access to Chania and local excursions.
From Pelagos apartments, a walk of less than 10 min (500 m.) will take you to the sandy beach, with clear blue waters (Blue Flag award) or else to the shops and the centre of Platanias.
Other Activities: football, volleyball, basketball, cart, waterpark and children fun-parks