Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Open all year round, we have three town apartment which are ideal for those not wanting to hire a car - beaches shops and tavernas all within an easy walking distance but one of the few town accommodation which has a stunning seaview - no buildings in front - looking over the bay of Mirabello with the Sitia Mountains making an amazing backdrop. We may not have a swimming pool but a wonderful clean clear beach right in front of us!
The apartment is suitable for the elderly too as unlike most of the town we are on a flat road - no hills or steps to climb. Lift within building.However for the younger generation we are near the athletic grounds and tourists are able to use the track to keep in training!
Anne enjoys walking so is pleased to take clients out into the hills along gorges and old minoan paths and visiting churches and monasteries. see link for sunday times recommendation: http://tinyurl.com/2wjmmpo or look on www.timesonline.co.uk and type in ' trailblazing Crete ' in search box. She has been here for 30 years so has a mine of information to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ammos 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Attractively decorated the bedroom has 2 single beds with good sized cupboard, dressing table and bedside table leading out onto its own seaview balcony. The living room has 2 beds for the extra guests, dining room area and well equipped kitchenette leading out onto another sea view balcony. The spacious bathroom has a shower/bath with wc and basin. Free wi-fi available. Living on the premises Anne is available 24 hours of the day to make your holiday safe and enjoyable.
|Further details outdoors||
The balcony is large enough to seat at least four people with a table so ideal to sit outside watching the sunset or moon rise or enjoying the sailing boats coming in and out of the marina - always something to entertain you. There is free street parking and two free car parks nearby. 4 steps up to the entrance of building - otherwise lift to various floors within building
Good Book Library for those needing additional beach reading books plus Anne will lend you maps and information books on the different aspects of Crete.
The Crete region
The temperatures range from 10-17degrees during the winter and 17-36 during the rest of the year. The east part of the island gets little rain so makes a winter visit a possibility. Being a large island you can come again and again but still find another corner to visit.
In Lasithi county there are over 100 gorges and numerous mountain ranges which drop down suddenly to the sea making the landscape stunning.Spring is a popular time for flowers - many rare species only found in Crete - fields of orchids. The beaches here are very clean (many have the blue flags) and safe (no need for red flags) - scuba diving and sailing and fishing trips are on offer. Water parks are about 45 - 60 minutes away. You could sit on a beach all day but there is so much to see there is always something to do.
Anne is a keen walker so is always willing to take guests on walks locally to see a little of the inner beauty.
Agios Nikolaos is an ideal place to centre yourselves as there are beaches and mountains near at hand. The town is large enough to make an enjoyable stroll but not to big to get lost! Though the 18-30 club moved out years ago - hence we don't have trouble - there are still bars for those who want it - but of course in the summer it is much nicer to sit outside in the cafes watching the world go by. There are many tavernas so you can sample the Cretan food but of course European tastes are available.
Throughout the year there are many festivals - carnival time is in February, Easter is our big celebration with the burning of Judas on the lake - and candles lit around - an unusual sight. There is a local cinema which brings all the latest films and throughout the summer there are concerts, cretan dance and song performances, village festivals - bee, bread and wine. A traditional cretan wedding at Kritsa open to the public is quite an eye opener - you can visit the bride's house decorated in the old cretan style, see her being dressed for the ceremony and taken to church on a donkey and of course attend the ceremony and the reception. Finally on September 27th Tourism Day a huge concert takes place where free food and drink is offered.
Visit the Spinalonga Island - a former Leper Colony and Venetian Fortress - a boat's ride away - Have you read Victoria Hislop's book The Island - now being filmed for a greek series and possible british film. The local musuem gives you an insight to the minoan sites around the area. Also many interesting monasteries and Byzantine churches must be put at the top of the list for visits.