The Almirida village apartments where constructed in 2008 to a fantastically high standard. They benefit from a great location, high end finish with the additional benefits of landscaped garden and children’s play area. With a shared pool and the beach just down the road, it could not be in a better place. Almirida is a small pretty seaside resort to the east of the bay of Souda. Situated about 24km or 15 miles west of Chania and is becoming more popular with package tour companies. The resort boasts an impressive crescent shaped bay, and a reasonable selection of tavernas, café bars and shops, which stretch through the village. The wooded countryside behind Almirida is some of the most beautiful in Crete and a walker’s paradise, especially in April and May when it’s not too hot and the spring flowers are on show.
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Apartment in Almirida, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands - Beautiful Location Perfect For Couples And Families
Ian or Sophie Hetherington
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- 20 Aug 2018
About Ian or Sophie Hetherington
Hello, I am a 36 year old man whom married his beautiful wife Sophie in June 2011, we have an amazing daughter (Ellie nearly 3) and are expecting a little boy in September 2015. We bought the apartment off plan in 2007 and it was finished July 2008. We love the small village of Almyrida because it is great for couples and families, there are enough bars and tavernas to keep you entertained without losing its quiete and peaceful atmosphere. It has a lovely beach just a 5 minute walk from the apartment and local shops a minute from the beach. For Sophie and I Almyrida is the perfect place to have a holiday home. Favourite quote: honesty is the best policy and treat people how you wish to be treated.
Ian or Sophie Hetherington purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Ian or Sophie Hetherington chose Almyrida
I fell in love with Crete my first visit 8 years ago. I have been back several times since. I bought in Almyrida as it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
What makes this Apartment unique
The great benefit of the apartment is the close proximity to the beach and bars & Taverna's but it is still peaceful and quiet. Shared pool, play area, BBQ
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The apartment is well situated within easy walk of the beach, shops and numerous tavernas but in a quiet area. It was clean and had everything needed. The pool was good and was cleaned regularly and the grounds were tidy.
The apartment itself was compact but just about enough space for 4 of us (two adults, two kids 10 and 8) with a decent main balcony area and two smaller ones. Response to questions and requests from the local support were prompt and efficient. And the air conditioning was a real treat, working well in the main area and both bedrooms.
Wonderful apartment, clean and perfectly adequate
Fantastic time in Almyrida, the apartment is clean, great facilities, the pool is lovely and it really is a 5 minute walk to a wonderful beach, especially the really sandy part. The restaurant's are wonderful and there are so many for such a small unspoilt village.
The people are all very friendly and the food is excellent and Almyrida is only 25 mins from the airport, great for couples and families.
Great apartment close to beach
We had a great holiday, last week of October. The weather was changeable but we found lovely places to visit and dine. The apartment was well equipped, even had inflatables for the kids. The pool was unheated, this would not be a problem in the summer. Would love to visit again, longer next time. Plenty of shops locally for basic things, and tavernas in the village and up the hill. Chris and Steve were really helpful and kind. Only 1 recommendation, in October a duvet on the beds would be great for cooler evenings! Thanks
Overall a very hany spot ..quiet but close to all aminities, the on site asistance was exceptional.
A laid back resort, great sea swimming, and plenty of nice restaurants.
Fantastic for families
We had a fantastic time in the apartment in almyrida. Such a lovely chilled place perfect family destination and the locals were very friendly.
We had the pool to ourselves most days which was great.
The apartment caters for all your needs and the open plan layout was perfect.
Nice apartment in a good location
Almyrida is a small town with an sandy beach and twenty or thirty good tavernas ranged along the seafront, about forty minutes’ drive from the city and airport of Chania. The apartment is five minutes’ walk inland, with a view towards the mountains. Late September / early October proved a good time to visit – nice and warm but not too hot. The town was still busy but all but one of the other apartments in the complex were unoccupied so most days we had the pool to ourselves. We have stayed in better equipped holiday lets with Owners Direct – this one has no washing machine, wi-fi or TV and you have to bring your own beach towels, but that wasn’t really a problem because everything you need is available in the town. Steve and Chris, who look after the apartment on behalf of the owners, had cleaned it scrupulously and were also happy to pick us up and drop us at the airport for a small fee. There are a number of sights within an hour of the apartment, including Lake Kournas and the Aperta archaeological site. You can get to Chania by bus but for most other trips you need a car, although we took a tourist excursion Crete’s most famous attraction, the Minoan palace of Knossos, which is two hours away near the Cretan capital of Heraklion. Overall, it would be a good holiday for families with small children or couples looking a quiet time - there are no nightclubs or large hotel complexes on that part of the coast.
The beautiful golden beach is only 2-5 minute walk from the apartment.
Almirida is situated only 30 minutes drive from Chania airport but it is also accessible via Heraklian airport which is a 2 hour drive away. There are local buses and taxi services available.
5 minutes walk to village centre and the beach
There are around 10 different places to eat in the village, 2 small supermarkets and 2 bakeries. All within 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: A 50% non refundable deposit is required for each booking with the balance required 10 weeks before departure. Changeover Day: Flexible to fit with your holiday.