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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 3km

IDEAL location for walkers, bird-watchers, history and archeology enthusiasts, the perfect base from where to explore or just relax and enjoy the Cretan countryside.

SPACIOUS (42 sq meters ) and fully equipped for self-catering, situated on the first floor of a British couples home who live here all year round.

FREE WiFi and air-conditioning or heating, Arete's accommodation is suitable for any season.

PRIVATE PARKING and independent access give guests the freedom to come and go as they please.

2 BALCONIES a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife.

LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away or a short drive west away from the populated tourist areas towards Kissamos, Kolimbari and Rhodopos.

POPULAR destinations such as Paleochora, Sougia, Elafonisi and many more are just an unforgettable drive away, across west Crete's dramatic countryside and coastal roads.

We, the owners Helen & Sean, live here on this wonderful island all year round and can give you local information and advice on where to visit and how to get there, where to eat and much much more. We happily take guests on local walks around the area and further afield for more adventurous walks, all free of charge.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Maleme 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania code CHQ 30 km
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Self catering apartment situated on the 1st floor of our home.

Further details outdoors

Arete has a beautiful walled courtyard, stone patio area, vegetable and flower garden all available to guests.

The Crete region

A rolling fertile landscape dominated by the dramatic heights of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) and soothed by the cool blues of the Mediterranean in the North and The Libyan Sea in the south, West Crete has a wild and beautiful landscape to explore from the famous Samaria Gorge to the pink sands of Falassarna.

Take an exhilarating walk in the White Mountains or a relaxing boat trip to Balos Lagoon.

Marvel in the cultural heritage of the beautiful Venetian harbour town of Chania.

Drive through the countryside scented by wild herbs and steeped in myths and legends.

Or just take a walk down to the bottom of our garden and on as far as the eye can see.


The village with its one kafeneion is surrounded by vineyards, olive and orange groves, intertwined with paths and lanes leading as far as your curiosity takes you, up to stunning mountain and sea views or down to cool shady groves.

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Review 1-10 of 44

3 Nov 2013


"Unique - Highly recommended"

This is our 3rd visit to Arete where we stayed for a 2 week holiday. Helen and Sean are genuine great hosts who will go out of there way to help and advise with local knowledge to make your holiday me… More

20 Oct 2013


"Second stay within three month - Highly recommended!"

This was our second stay within three months - (after a far too short vacation during the summer). We had again a wonderful stay at Arete thanks to the hosts Helen & Sean: they do everything to make y… More

1 Oct 2013


"Great location, lovely hosts, exceeded all expectations"

Arete is well placed not a million miles from the main national road running along the north coast, making it ideal point from which to access the west of the island. The hosts were very welcoming, o… More

1 Oct 2013


"A totally relaxing holiday..."

We stayed 2 whole weeks at Arete: it was totally relaxing... waking up to the sound of baby chickens and ducks... eating a leisurely breakfast on the balcony... watching the moon rise over the olive g… More

30 Aug 2013


"Living the dream and sharing it with you :)"

we can only reiterate exactly what everyone else says! We stayed for 6 nights and were very comfortable ... probably the most relaxing time we've had in years! Helen and Sean are perfect hosts, … More

10 Aug 2013


"What a perfect stay at Arete!"

We spent (unfortunately!) only four days at Arete during our first visit to Crete. The accomodation was fantastic, very clean and well-equipped, tastefully decorated and with a large balcony overlooki… More

20 Jul 2013


"Home from home, a truly fantastic place to stay"

My husband and I stayed at Arete during our first visit to Crete and we were looked after as if we were family. Helen and Shaun were fantastic hosts and made us so welcome, with a wonderful Greek mea… More

7 Jul 2013


"What a treat!"

We spent 9 days with the very hospitable Sean and Helen and it was like staying with friends. They included us in their various activities and made us feel part of their community. Highlights were a m… More

10 Jun 2013


"Outstanding place to stay"

We like to consider ourselves fairly well-seasoned travellers but we've never been welcomed so openly as by Sean and Helen. Staying here was like having our own little slice of heaven, a beautifu… More

1 Feb 2013


"We imagined paradise and thats what we got"

We arrived as welcomed strangers on a hot Cretian afternoon with great big smiles and a nice cup of tea, by two of the friendliest people we've ever come across.We walked into the spacious, very … More

Review 1-10 of 44

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Helen J.

  • 2 Years listed

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Based in Greece

Languages spoken
  • English

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