|The Greek Islands|
|Agia Roumeli |
|Agia Sophia 2|
|Kalami (south east)|
|Apartments & Studios
|Agios Pavlos Hotel
Agios Pavlos - budget
|Villa Sophia's House
Almirida - luxury
|Old Fountain Villas
Galatas - luxury
Kefalas - luxury
Kisamos - luxury
Madaros - luxury VIP
Meg. Chorafia - luxury
|Villa Aetos Vigla
Milatos - luxury VIP
Zorbas Studios and Apartments in Agia Pelagia
A few meters from the main beach, the shops and the restaurants you can find Zorbas Studios and Apartments. All the rooms in this complex have satelite tv, airconditioning, a kitchen, a safe box and a balcony with table and chairs. Some of the rooms have a seaview and some of them look over a quiet little street. Zorbas has also got and internet corner exclusively for its visitors. Prices in 2006 start at 28 euro for a studio and 30 euro for an apartment in low season. If you book here my advice is to ask for a room / apartment on the front with a seaview. Large parts of the back of the building don't have much of a view because of a large grape-tree and other plants growing over the building.
Villa Apollonia Apartments in Agia Pelagia
Another option for Irini is the Apollonia Villa. Apollonia Villa offers 8 apartments, all well design furnished with the sensitive touch of the owners. A real family place provides maximum security for your kids and your holidays. Apollonia Villa distance from the Agia Pelagia beach is so close that makes your holidays comfortable
Villa Bellevue Apartments with swimming pool in Agia Pelagia
Apartments and studios in Villa Bellevue. Villa Bellevue is is a family run beautiful 3 star Hotel – Apartment and studio complex. Situated 17-18 kilometers west of Heraklion in an enviable and unique location overlooking the small picturesque bay of Ligaria and the tourist resort and fishing village of Aghia Pelagia. It is built in a quiet and hospitable environment of natural beauty, with spectacular views of the sea and the mountains, and only 1200 meters from the centre of Aghia Pelagia and 800 meters from Ligaria Beach. The hotel is built in 7000 square metres of lush greenery of palm, olive, lemon and hibiscus trees. The elevated garden area provides plenty of space for guests to move around in. On arrival in their room guests will find free of charge a bottle of home made wine, fresh seasonal fruit and a bottle of mineral water.
The hotel consists of 6 separate buildings of studios and apartments, which measure between 35 to 55 square metres with balconies or terraces. They are all fitted with cable television, direct dial phones, King size beds, kitchenettes and private bathrooms with baths or showers. The Hotel also provides a safe parking area, reception with safety boxes, a friendly, informal Greek style Tavern serving breakfast, lunch or evening meal, a mini market and on the grounds a large pool with umbrellas and sun beds. The sea and beach areas of Ligaria and Aghia Pelagia are ideal for guests to enjoy scuba diving, ski, jet ski, wind surfing and parasailing. The owners of this lovely place will welcome you ,offering a friendly and family atmosphere.
Villa Bellevue is in the centre of Crete and is in easy reach of many attractions and archaeological sites such as Knossos (20 km), Phaestos (60 km) and of course all the famous museums. Taxi transfers for guests from Heraklion airport to Villa Bellevue is approx. 32 -35 euro. The exit to the villa Bellevue Studios is clearly marked along the road to Agia Pelagia with a sign. * FREE transfer from Heraklion Airport to our hotel for reservations of 10 days or more. Optional (prices for 2009): Breakfast 7 € per person, Dinner menu 10 €, Half-board menu 15 € per person (Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner), Air condition 7 € per day.
The Agios Pavos Hotel and Kavos Melissa in Agios Pavlos - Crete |
Agios Pavlos is only a very small village and perfect for a "get away from everything and everyone holiday". As I already wrote there is not much for rent in the village so there is no chance that it will be very busy, probably also in high season and especially in the evenings when the day-visitors have gone home again. If you like this then you can for example stay in the Agios Pavlos Hotel. The Agios Pavlos Hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests, with 2 buildings to choose from and a variety of rooms - there is something for everyone - and for everyone's budget!
Telephone: 0030 28320 71104
Fax: 0030 28320 71105
Send an email to Agios Pavlos Hotel / Kavos Melissa.
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.
Special hotels in Crete: Maison Eriki Apartments, Epanochori in Crete
A place for the people that are looking for peace and quiet, Studios Eriki in the mountain village of Epanochori. The building is surrounded by beautiful wild nature. Epanochori is a village on the way from Chania to the southcoast, and it is not far from the beaches of Sougia and several beaches in and around Paleochora. The studios are 40m2 and they all have a sitting area, a kitchenette and a balcony with a stunning view over the green surroundings and in the distance the Libian Sea.
Special hotels in Crete: Bungalows Apartments Tania in Ferma
Far away from mass tourism, in one of the prettiest bays in the southeast of Crete, with crystal clear seawater, surrounded by mountains you can find the small complex of Tania Apartments. The sandy beach and the sea are at less than a minute walk away from the complex, and you reach it after a walk through a wild garden. In this oases of peace, sun and sea it is easy to relax. You will stay at one of the, in total 10, comfortable luxurious bungalows, where you can enjoy the silence and the stars untill deep in the night. Freedom and privacy are important at Tania Apartments.
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.
Kastania Lodge, Kastelli Kissamos in Crete
Kastania Lodge is a small complex consisting of one house, one apartment and one studio. It is are situated just above the town of Kastelli Kissamos, in the north west of Crete. It is situated on a very quiet spot in the country side and it looks out over the town of Kissamos and the sea on one side and on the other side the mountains and the olive groves. The small and intimate complex comes with a 50 m2 pool and a small bar.
Stella's Traditional Apartments & Studios - Kato Zakros
“Stella's Apartments” is a small, three-apartment complex, built exactly right on the top of the amphitheatrical, fertile valley of Kato Zakros. It is situated at a conspicuous location, overlooking the sea high above the tops of the olive trees, which grow lower at the valley. Having in mind nothing but your total comfort we reconstructed these 4 studios at the great setting of Kato Zakros located right next to our traditional apartments.
Special hotels in Crete: Villa Filitsa in the Apokoronas
Villa Filitsa consists of four apartments in a beautiful old historic stone house that is situated in Kefalas in the Apokoronas district, close to Georgioupolis and Vamos. The villa is open all year round! The oldest part of the house dates from the Venetian times and other parts have been added to the house through history. It has been carefully and beautifully restored by Canea Properties and the house is a historic monument. It was once used by the Turkish general commander of Crete. There is a common pool with the property. Each apartment has a complete kitchen, and each bathroom (with the exception of one) has a fullsize bathtub. One suite (the Venetian Suite I believe) has a shower, but not just an ordinairy one: it is super-beautiful. I have seen all the bathrooms and all the suites myself on a short tour and they are all special, tasteful and imaculate, with beautiful kitchens, luxury bathrooms and comfortable furniture (lots of them antiques). Every apartment is different and all of them have airconditioning.
The most beautiful house on Crete - Villa Pantazis (near Rethimnon)
We stayed in the upper floor this beautiful stone house for a couple of days in September 2008. It is defenitely the most tasteful and luxurious house that I ever came across on my travels to the Greek islands. It is enormous and filled with antiques and art, and it has thick walls and arches to seperate some of the spaces (all together 330 square meters). At the end of the enormous living room the wooden roof which is shaped with complete tree trunks is about 7 meters high with a big chandelier hanging from it: really impressive. There are several couches and seats, a handpainted "art-table", a big fire place and there are windows everywhere looking out over the sea and the countryside. It also comes with 3 verandas and a balcony. It is situated on its own hill with majestic views over the sea and on the other side over a valley and a large, impressive mountain that is so beautiful it was hard to choose what view was more awesome. Seperated from the living room by a stone arch are the dining room and the modern kitchen with dishwasher, large fridge and everything you could wish for. There are also three large, beautiful bedrooms with comfortable beds (two double bedrooms and one twin) all with their own bathroom.
Crete Hotels: CretaSun Apartments in Makrigialos
Makrigialos is a cosy fishermens village in the south of Crete, with nice taverna's and beautiful beaches. Tourist industry is not over-developped here, allthough there is some life in the village. There are no ugly concrete buildings though like you will for instance encounter them in Malia or Chersonissos. In this way the village has maintained its authenticity. In Makrigialos you can find the CretaSun Apartments, which are each 70 m2 large, some with a beautiful view of the harbour, the beach and the mountains. The apartment complex is situated on top of a hill at the edge of the bay. A short walk and some stairs will bring you to the main beach and the taverna's. On the west side of the village is another more quiet beach and there are many more great beaches in the area.
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 Aetos Vigla in Milatos - one of the largest private villas in Crete.|
Behind a big iron fence just outside of the village of Milatos lies one of the largest private villas of the island of Crete: the Villa Aeotos Vigla. Set on the foot of a hill it overlooks the village of Milatos with its churches and its traditional stone houses, and the lower situated small tourist resort Milatos at the Beach with a choice of taverna's and a super market. The house is impressive and it has 6 balconies (all of them with a sea view, 4 of them are quite large), a large landscaped garden with 2 stone barbeques and a 100 m2 pool. On top of the house is the enormous roof terrace with a 360 degrees panorama. The villa is detached and situated in a quiet spot. The swimming pool is at the back of the house where you are not overlooked. In order to get to the villa Aetos Vigla you drive through the village of Milatos and take the road towards the Milatos cave (there are signs). The villa is the largest building in the area of Milatos so it is also easy to spot and you can see it from afar.
Villa Mertiza in Mirtos
The southeast of Crete is the most quiet part of the island of Crete, where you can regularly bump into an empty beach, and yet there are a number of pleasant coastal villages with a bit of life such as his Mirtos, Makrigialios and Analipsi. One of the places in the southeast that we discovered, Mirtos, was a nice surprise and our attention was drawn to Villa Mertiza. It is a complex with 22 large apartments and studios and is run by people from Holland. We took a look around at Villa Mertiza in 2008 and met with Dick and Siemon that run the place. It all looked very nice. It is also a popular place to stay so it is wise to make a reservation (when we were there in October there was just one studio free that we could take a look at).
Studios Petres in Petres in Crete
In West Crete, in the department of Rethymno, between the two mountains Lefka Ori (White Mountains) and Idi Oros (Idi Mountains), you can find the Tavern Dimitris Vassilakis Artimis along the road to Chania in the Petres hamlet, about 10 km away the city of Rethymno. Approximately 50 metres from the Tavern, there are 3 studios and 3 apartments built with terrace and view of the Cretan Sea. The studios are suitable for 2 / 3 persons and the apartments for 4 / 5 persons. At a distance of 20 meters from your terrace is the private beach.
Villa Lambros in Tertsa