About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
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!
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- May 26, 2018
About Panos Paizakis
I am 38 years old and i love Almyrida! I have studied physics at University in Thessaloniki and i have master 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 Almyrida
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.
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Lovely apartment and terrace in friendly Almyrida
We stayed one week in Panos’ apartment in the beautiful village of Almyrida, approx 40 minutes east of Chania (by car). Almyrida offered a laid-back atmosphere in May, not too many tourists and the restaurants we tried were all very good. Panos’ apartment is situated in the middle of the village, 10 m from the beach. It was big, very clean and well equipped. Two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the possibility to use a sofa-bed if you are more than four, a fantastic view from the living room. We really appreciated the newly built roof terrace with sun chairs, a place to eat, the possibility to have a barbecue and an outdoor shower. The terrace offers a breath-taking view over Souda bay and the White mountains (Lefka Oris) and we spent a lot of time there at different times. Panos is a very helpful and nice landlord who gave us information of what to do and where to go. He answered our mails very fast at all times. We will surely recommend Panos’ apartment .
Dear Helga, I feel very proud that you choosed my property for your holidays and I also feel really happy that you had a great time! It was really my pleasure to meeting you and I hope that i will meet you again in the future!! Many greetings to all of you from sunny Crete!!
Excellent property. Great location with a very helpful host who was there on every level! Top terrace was a dream. Lovely and quiet! If back in Almyrida will definitely book with Panos! Thank you for everything.
Great Place to stay
Firstly, Panos was very helpful and gave us lots of information to make our stay perfect. The apartment is spacious and clean and has the most amazing views. The roof terrace is the icing on the cake. Views to die for, sun all day, shady places to sit in and a great place to people watch. The village has everything you need, sea, beach, shops, restaurants, bars, taxi if you need to go anywhere, but why would you? We had a great time and will be going back again.
great location and nice host
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!
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.
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.
excellent amazing views from new roof terrace
We had an amazing holiday this is our 4th time to panos apartments and have already booked next year panos is always so helpful
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.
Additional pricing information
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.