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Floor apartment with NEW roof terrace, next to Almirida sandy beach

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 has two sandy beaches, fully organised with umbrellas, loungers and a lifeguard, while there is also a third beach with pebbles just before the village.The beaches of Almyrida are awarded with a Blue Flag every year, showing that the sea is clean and that the beach provides the necessary safety features and customer service facilities.

Panos apartment is located next to Almyrida sandy beach, only 10 metres away, with fantastic sea view. The apartment is full-furnished: 3 air-conditions, Wi-Fi Internet, Satellite TV, DVD-CD player and a small selection of books are available to you. Also food seat and cot are available for babies. It is consisted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room with fantastic sea view, the sitting-room, a fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cooking and eating utensils and a backside balcony with mountain view. From summer 2016, a NEW ROOF GARDEN 75 sq.metres was built with fantastic sea view, mountain view and Almyrida village view!!

Next to the apartment, there is "UCPA" company for water sport facilities. Wind-surfing and other extreme sports can be found in abundance at UCPA company. Also, mountain bikes can be hired from UCPA. At 'Francoise cafe', the most famous cafe in Almyrida, you should taste the delicious breakfast! In the village there are a couple of mini markets, pharmacy, cafe, bars, restaurants with fantastic Cretan food, gifts shops, grocery and bakeries stores. There is also a small taxi rank and a daily bus service to Chania.

There are many places to visit nearby such as Kalives (3km), Gavalochori (4 km) and Plaka (1 km). Kalives is a working village as well as being a tourist destination. So in addition to the beaches, tavernas, bars & tourist shops there are local shops plus a good-sized supermarket. Banking, post office and petrol station are available.

However, most people seem to totally relax into the calm of this delightful Apokoronas village. About 25 minutes away from Almyrida you will find Lake Kourna, the only natural lake in Crete, an idyllic place to enjoy a day out.

Chania - a cosmopolitan city voted the most beautiful on Crete. With the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market & an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors. Chania is 25 kilometres away from Almirida village.

Crete has much to offer, sightseeing, archaeological sites, the lovely beaches of Falassarna, Elafonissi and Balos which are all within easy driving distance. The famous Samaria Gorge, and many other wonderful Gorges & walks in the countryside are another option.

FLIGHTS NEWS: Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe. 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. For the remainder of the winter moths it is possible to fly via Athens or Thessaloniki, with daily flights throughout the year to and from Athens operated by: AEGEAN AIRLINES to both Heraklion and Chania RYANAIR between Athens and Chania/Thessaloniki and Chania.

You can take the bus from the airport to Chania city or the 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.

CAR NOT ESSENTIAL - beach is only 10 metres walking distance. A car is only essential if you would like to explore the Island. Almyrida has everything to offer for fantastic holidays!

Special Discounts : Discounts are provided for bookings of 3 weeks and more !!!

We look forward to welcoming you at our apartment in Almyrida!

More Details

Owner
Panos Paizakis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Panos Paizakis

I live in Chania for 38 years and i love this place!I have studied physics at University in Thessaloniki and i have two masters thesis in Electronics and in Operational Research. I like to meet people from different countries and with different culture ! I wish to enjoy your holidays in Almirida and i will do my best for you! I like travelling, reading books, playing sports and listening music.

Panos Paizakis purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Panos Paizakis chose Apokoronos

1) Fantastic NEW ROOF GARDEN, 75 s.m next to the sea, with fantastic sea and mountain view!

2)Only10 metres from the sandy beach, in the heart of village

2) Only 10 metres from restaurants.

4) Only 20 metres from Almyrida playground.

5) Comfort apartment, 100 sq.m, with many amenities as Wifi, 3 air-conditions and with fantastic sea view.

6) Only 50 metres from the nearest pharmacy.

7) Free parking only 15 metres from the apartment.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • There are two sofa beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cleaning and changing of sheets and towels made once a week. Maximum 5 persons.

Reviews

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Floor apartment with NEW roof terrace, next to Almirida sandy beach
average rating of 4.887097 based on 64 reviews
5

great location and nice host

  • 5 of 5

Panos and his wife welcomed us late in the evening very friendly. He explained everything and arranged an extra bed for our baby. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable, equipped with all things we needed. The terrace is fantastic; it is located on the roof upstairs - we didn't expect this with our 2 kids, but no real problem.

Surrounding is nice and friendly, too.

Panos, many thanks again and good luck for the olive harvest.

Hopefully we see you again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susanne! You and your family are very nice and respectful guests and i would love to have you back anytime in the future.
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5

Excellent position

  • 5 of 5

The roof terrace is fabulous. I could stare out at the sea all day long! Panos was an excellent host. He was there to greet us when we arrived and came to see us just before our taxi arrived to (sadly) take us to airport. The apartment, situated in the centre of Almyrida, is spacious and has everything you will need for your stay. We loved our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent amazing views from new roof terrace

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday this is our 4th time to panos apartments and have already booked next year panos is always so helpful

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Good cocktail for holidays

  • 5 of 5

le bon cocktail pour les vacances : un village balnéaire à l'écart de la grand route ( quelques restaurants devant la mer) un appartement très agréable, propre avec un rooftop incroyable ( équipement et vue sur la baie), la mer chaude et cristalline au pied de l'appartement, la possibilité de louer paddle, planche à voile etc..devant l'appartement ET la gentillesse de Panos !

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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5

Great views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed, even a coffee machine on the roof terrace. The apartment was extremely clean, and the food that Panos left us was welcomed. Panos was really helpful and could not do enough for us. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect and the roof terrace was stunning with views across the bay. Alymirda was a lovely village which had everything you would need , restaurants , cafes, supermarket and a bakery. Taxis and the bus stop just further up the road. Panos was more than helpful, left a good welcome pack for our arrival and kept in touch with us during our two week stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much of a problem for him, even when the front door to the apartment slammed closed while on the roof terrace and we were locked out. Within 15 minutes we had access. What a fantastic host !!! Thank you Panos and thank your father.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Kalyves
Vamos
Falasarna Beach (Παραλία Φαλάσαρνα)
"Fantastic sandy beach!"
Elafonisi Beach
"Fantastic sandy beach!"
Plaka
Chania Town
Aptera
Gouverneto Monastery
Samariá Gorge
Elephant cave
"The cave is located, under "Cape Drepano» Chania and had been discovered accidentally by psa..."
Kedrodasos Beach
Sfakia
Balos Beach
Preveli Beach and Palm Forest
"Fantastic place for swimming!!"
Old Venetian Harbour
BOTANICAL PARK & GARDENS OF CRETE
Lake Kournas
Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
From the appartment
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
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.

CRETAN FOOD

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.

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. A few herbs are also found only on Crete, like 'diktamos' or Cretan dittany.

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.

Fish: There is good fresh fish. 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. It is a pretty strong, pretty clean alcohol. Cretan wine is mainly home-made and rarely bottled.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
NOVEMBER
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£64
for 1 night
£446
 
 
WINTER SEASON
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£64
for 1 night
£446
 
 
SPRING SEASON
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£382
for 5 nights
£535
 
 
SPRING SEASON II
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£446
for 5 nights
£624
 
 
EARLY SUMMER SEASON
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£535
for 5 nights
£749
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£874
for 7 nights
£874
 
 
SEPTEMBER
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£535
for 5 nights
£749
 
 
OCTOBER
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£89
for 1 night
£624
 
 
WINTER SEASON
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
1 night minimum stay
£76
for 1 night
£535
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT TERMS

Discount for repeat bookings - 10%
Discount for 3 or more weeks- 10%
Price includes weekly towel and bed linen change, electricity, water,taxes.
To secure the booking an initial deposit of 200.00 euro per booked, will be payable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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