|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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, the NEW ROOF GARDEN 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 for bookings of two persons !!!
We look forward to welcoming you at our apartment in Almyrida!
I live in Chania for 36 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 discuss with them! I wish to enjoy your holidays in Almirida and i will do the best for you! Do not hesitate to ask me if you have any queries about Almirida or about physics! You are welcome in Almirida and in Crete!
Panos Paizakis purchased this apartment in 2010
1) Fantastic NEW ROOF GARDEN, 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 the playground.
5) Comfort apartment, 100 sq.m, with many amenities and with fantastic sea view.
6) Only 50 metres from the nearest pharmacy.
7) Free parking only 10 metres from the apartment.
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.
Fabulous time was had by all! The apartment description was accurate, lots of lovely touches that Panos has taken time over to ensure a most comfortable stay. We were two couples who didn't want to leave. The apartment was great for us almost 2 separate apartments with lovely communal area, all spotlessly clean. Panos was so helpful and welcoming, lovely welcome pack ,arranging a taxi for us and meeting us and seeing us off fabulous😄the location is fantastic, the view from the window and roof garden wow😄And what a welcome from francoise cafe bar wonderful service, very humorous staff Kostas and his secretary (Happy) and the owner great would recommend 100%. Lots of lovely tavernas, gorgeous beach, it was difficult to leave the resort but we did. Try elanfonisi,kalyves,falasarno to name a few. Rethymon, Chania the old towns are a must. Car Hire and taxi so easy to arrange.
Panos is a fabulous host, thank you so much for making us welcome in your country, your apartment is the nicest we have stayed in , the welcome you gave us and the help and assistance from the start of booking to the day we left was second to none. We had so much fun, we would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to come back very soon.
Thank you Almiryda, thank you Francoise and your lovely staff and most of all thank you Panos, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Kathryn, Colin, Sue & Dean
can only recommend this property! the apartment looks much better than on the photos and is also bigger than we expected. the location was ideal for us - the long sandy beach just few meters across the road, many restaurants and shops in walking distance. the apartment is situated on the 1st floor above the nice coffee place in the center of the village, but it was quiet and suitable for kids as well. we enjoyed sitting on the roof terrace listening to the sea and watching stars. Panos was really friendly and helpful, there was some welcome refreshment on arrival. we simply loved the place.
We have just spent two weeks in Panos's amazing apartment in Almyrida, the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.4 guests: my husband, myself, and our 2 children, aged 21 and 12.
The apartment first: it's everything it's described as. Well equipped, clean, comfortable, with a charming quirkiness both in construction and decor. As other reviewers have mentioned, it clearly used to be 2 separate apartments so there's double of everything: 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, even kitchens, both of which have comfortable living areas attached. The main living room is superb and the view is to die for. The air conditioning was a godsend - we were there in August with the temperature up to 35C. In the heat of the day, we sometimes played board games at the table in the living room, sipping chilled wine and drinking in the incredible view of the beach and sea just a few yards away. Bliss!
The owner, Panos, was friendly, helpful and attentive. He met us at the apartment when we arrived, to show us round, and kept in touch by email during our stay, to check everything was going well. He recommended local attractions and restaurants, all of which were very good. He also returned to the apartment to bid us farewell, and ask whether we had any suggestions for improvement, when we left.
The location: Almyrida is a pretty little village, very geared up for tourism during the summer. The main street is a row of restaurants and cafes, all of which have eating areas right on the beach. There are several small supermarkets, though if you're doing a lot of self-catering, you should visit one of the big supermarkets such as Lidl or Carrefour in Chania to stock up. The beach is sandy and very well kept, with sunbeds and umbrellas provided free of charge. You can hire kayaks and pedalos by the hour. The sea is warm, generally calm and clear and it gets deep enough to swim not far off shore but remains shallow enough to stand in a long way out. There is an excellent local dive centre, Omega Divers. We did 20 dives between us, including a night dive, a wreck dive and the Elephant Cave, and they were fascinating. We also hired a car for a few days from Flisvos in the village to explore the local area.
Thank you, Panos! We'd love to return one day.
If you are looking for a perfect holiday, you have to book this apartment. The landlord Panos is a great host, decent and ready to help you with whatever you might need. The apartment is perfectly equipped with everything you need.
The beach is 2 min away and enjoyed this beautiful beach everyday. There are so many restaurants and cafes near the apartment which offer a big variety of greek food. It's hard to choose and all of them were good. Except for the one at the entrance of Almyrida that has suggested by trip advisor. All other restaurants were so delicious.
All in all it was a trip we will never forget !
Panos, the owner, greeted us upon arrival and was very friendly and helpful. He showed us around the apartment and told us places to visit. The apartment itself was spacious, well maintained and had a beautiful sea view. My partner and I holidayed with my parents and there was plenty of room for all four of us. The town is small and relaxing with a selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and some shops, whilst Chania is a short (and inexpensive) bus ride away. The locals were extremely friendly and we had a very nice holiday. I highly recommend the apartment and thank Panos for his friendly help and guidance.
Bel appartement à 10m de la plage, spacieux, propre, calme ( à cette saison).
Avec véranda vue sur la mer (malgré les câbles électriques).
Propriétaire disponible et très accueillant.
Petit village balnéaire avec commerces.
Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine.
Beautiful apartment 10m from the beach, spacious, clean , quiet ( this season) .
With veranda sea view (despite the electric cables ) .
Owner available and very welcoming.
Small seaside village with shops.
We spent a great week .
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT TERMS
Discount for couples occupancy- 5%
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. 100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.