Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Comfortable, clean accommodation, each with lovely views of the sea and hillside villages. there is a main pool area with sun loungers and umbrellas, also a children's play pool. each apartment has a double and a twin bedded room, there is a sofa bed in the lounge/kitchen area for a fifth person,(there is a supplement for a fifth person). we have a washing machine facility for all apartments and also cots are available. The accommodation each have a patio area surrounded by flowers and fruit trees, all have wonderful views of the sea. It is a quiet area within easy walk of the three beaches, bakery, shops, supermarket and local bars and tavernas. We have our own restaurant with all the food prepared by Maria Kavousanos, the owner. Her husband George, their two sons and grandchildren will look after you during your stay and nothing is too much trouble for them. Established in 1984 with many of our guests returning year after year with their children and their grandchildren. We are situated in the area known as Istron, with the traditional Cretan villages of Kalo Chorio and Pyrgos close by, ideal for those who like to walk and see some of the old Greek way of life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 73 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Crete region
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, situated in the south of the Mediterranean Sea, enjoying a wonderful climate.. It is still considered to be very traditional in its ways and has its own style of music and dance and also a different dialect from the rest of Greece.
The coastline offers many beaches, breathtaking views, wonderful flowers and plants and stunning mountain sides. There are many pretty villages to visit and a choice of archaeological sites dating back from the Minoan period. The island has many visitors who enjoy selected walks and if you enjoying climbing then hiking is also avaiIable.
Wherever you go on the island there are many tavernas and restaurants offering traditional foods prepared with local produce and flavoured with the herbs of the island. Crete also produces many of its own wines, brandy and of course raki!
We are situated in Istron which boasts three bays, the beaches there vary from stony, sand and stone to sand. The old villages of Kalo Chorio and Pyrgos are nearby and make a pleasant walk if you like to have a peek into an unspoilt local way of life. The backdrop to all of this is the mountains, covered in olive, lemon and orange trees. On the way to the beach you will pass the olive groves which also grow figs, pomegranites and vegetables.
In the local area you will find supermarkets, bakery, pharmacy, bars and tavernas. There is a bus service to the nearby towns of Aghios Nikolaos and Ierapetra, taxis are also available.
The town of Aghios Nikolaos is a 15 minute journey away and offers everything from the traditional to modern and still retaining its character which has made it so popular for many years.
Elounda with its luxury hotels and villas is worth a visit if only for the views along the coast as you make your way to Plaka, from here you can take a boat for a 10 minute journeyto the island of Spinalonga, if you prefer a longer boat trip then you can take one from Aghios Nikolaos.
Ierapetra is situated on the west coast is a 20 minute drive, here you have the Libyan Sea and the coast has black sands. A market is held here every Saturday, and there is also one in Aghios Nikolaos on a Wednesday.
A visit to th plateau of Lassithi is a must for truly spectacular scenery and views which takes you through the most delightful Cretan villages.
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