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|Hotels in Chania - Madonna Studios - very good reviews|
Offering free parking and internet access, Madonna Studios is located in a charming area, on a picturesque street in the west part of the old town, next to the Nautical Museum. Staying at the Madonna Studios you will be surrounded by traditional architecture dominated by wood and stone, and a garden full of flowers. There is free public parking 80 metres away, and the town beach is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Many tavernas also are nearby. This small hotel is very near the Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, the market and old harbour.
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|Frida Apartments in Chania - good reviews|
Situated on a hill and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Frida Apartments is only 400 metres from Nea Chora Beach and offers views to the sea and the city of Chania. Frida Apartments are located in the suburbs of the town of Chania, just one km (half a mile) from the city centre. The place is ideal for a walk to the lovely beach of Nea Chora or a drive to the attractive beach of Agioi Apostoloi and Agia Marina. The apartments are elegantly decorated, some following a traditional style and others offering a more modern touch. Relax by the swimming pool or enjoy a drink at the pool bar, with its amazing views to the Aegean sea. As a family-run business, Frida Apartments has a warm and friendly atmosphere and offers a personalised service. Frida Apartments is an ideal choice for those seeking quiet and relaxing holidays near the city of Chania.
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|Villa Sophia's House in Aspro near Almirida Beach (Apokoronas - Crete)|
This lovely intimate villa is situated on a hill near the seaside resort of Almirida. We stayed here in September 2008 and we absolutely loved it. It was cosy and comfortable and the views from the terraces and the pool were fantastic. The villa had everything you could wish for: amazing views from the terraces and the pool, a beautiful bathroom, a living space with comfortable couches, a dining table and chairs and three bedrooms with extra large extra comfortable beds with loads of pillows. The beds were over two meters long because I could fit in without any problems and without my feet sticking out (yes people, I am a tall, tall guy). I loved this place because it felt so homely and everybody was feeling so happy in it. It makes you want to buy your own villa on the island.
|Old Fountain Villas - Galatas - Crete|
Palia Vrisi is the name of the area where the villas are situated. It means "old fountain" and this is because the people that live in Galatas and around used to come here for their water. We stayed at one of the three Old Fountain Villas in September 2008. They are situated in a very green area near the villages of Galatas and Stalos, not far away from the town of Chania on the route to Kissamos Kastelli. The owner of the villas is Helen and she is very friendly and her English is perfect! There are three different villas on the estate and Helen and her husband also have a house there. All the villas are detached and have their own garden and private pool and they are different in size.
|Villa Giorgos in Gavalochori - A house with 3 bedrooms in a pine tree forest|
Villa Giorgos is set in a very secluded spot in the middle of a pine tree forest. The villa is situated on the outskirts of Gavalochori and close to the coastal resort of Almyrida. In both villages you can find good taverns, super markets and a bakery. Especially the pastries of the bakery in Almyrida are worth a detour! Villa Giorgos is situated on a hill at the end of short dirt track. The villa has several verandas with a splendid view of the forest that surrounds it and there are distant views of the sea in front of Almyrida (Souda Bay). It's very, very quiet. Behind the villa is the private pool with the sunbeds and the parasols, chairs and tables, a swing and a barbecue. The pool is surrounded by a low wall and pine trees and is not overlooked, so we skinny dipped.
|Villa Renata in Megala Chorafia: deceptively large and luxurious. The perfect get away|
Pictures do not do this villa justice: you have to see it and experience it. One of my favourites ever. It is an absolute gem and also the perfect get away from it all. The people that own it have turned it into something very special. We visited this beautiful villa in the Apokoronas in October 2008. It is deceptively large: I estimate it is about 175 m2. Downstairs there are three bedrooms (2 doubles and one twin). The double rooms each have their own balcony and the twin room has a door leading to the patio in front of the pool. The last room has a private bathroom with a shower and toilet and there is also a small study incorporated. All the bedrooms have a tv and there is airconditioning. On the ground floor is also one of the most tasteful bathrooms that you have ever seen, with a big bath, double wash basins, a toilet and a washing machine.
|Villa Amalia in Megala Chorafia - Luxureous large villa with a big swimming pool|
This beautiful large villa with private pool of 50 m2 is situated on a hill next to the village of Megala Chorafia (near Chania - which is 13 kilometers away - and Kalives, in the north of the island of Crete). It is one of the nicest places we ever stayed. The villa is easy to reach. If you come from the direction of Chania and drive towards the east you will pass the village Megala Chorafia. Just after the exit to the village you can clearly see the sign that says "Villa Amalia next exit 100 m" and here you drive over a narrow but good road into the hills. You can not miss it and you will automatically end up at the villa. Here is a separate parking area where you can put the car.
|Villa Atlantis House in Plaka near Almyrida on Crete - the luxury life in a Cretan village|
Live the life of a villager but in plenty of luxury: you can do this in Villa Atlantis. Behind the walls and the gates of Atlantis House you will find a little hidden gem. Villa Atlantis is a beautifully restored stone village house which is situated in the old part of the village of Plaka in the Apokoronas in Crete. The villa is located in a quiet street with little traffic driving through and surrounded by a wall so the garden and pool are not overlooked from the street. You can park your car park behind the fence so you never have to look around for a parking spot on the street. No carrying luggage or groceries over long distances.
|Alexis Hotel - Parigoria (2.1 km from Chania)|
Beautifully situated atop a hillside overlooking the city, the sea and surrounding snow capped mountains, this hotel provides a convenient base for exploring the city and surrounding countryside. Hotel Alexis is 25 minutes (15 km) from the Chania International Airport, a 25-minute walk from the city of Chania (2 km) and close to many dining, shopping and entertainment venues. There is a regular bus service to and from the city center (every 20 minutes). Within walking distance (300 metres) of the hotel, the secluded white sandy beaches of Nea Hora will be there for you with umbrellas and sun beds. You can enjoy the multitude of water sports such as water/jet skiing, surfing and para-sailing. Hotel Alexis is a pleasant holiday setting ideal for families, couples, groups of friends, or for a business trip, offering personalised family service in a quiet, comfortable setting.
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|Balito Studios and Apartments in Kato Galatas, Chania (5.4 km from Chania)|
Located in Kato Galatas, Balito Apartments is less than a kilometre from the blue sea and is close to the traditional village of Galatas, many eateries and supermarkets. The old town of Chania is only a short ride from Balito. Guests who do not wish to go to Kalamaki Beach can also stay in Balito and enjoy the pool. After a refreshing swim, relax by the pool bar with your favourite cocktail and cool down with ice-cream. Balitos warm and friendly staff oarganses barbeque night sometimes, offering you a selection of delicious grilled dishes.
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