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Arete Crete

from £37 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 52 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

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.

We are a fully licensed by the Greek Tourist Board license number MHTE 1042Κ123Κ2641701

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Maleme 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania code CHQ 30 km
Notes No pets allowed, Please contact the owner

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 Chania Prefecture 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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7 Nov 2014



We have stayed here a few years ago and liked it so much we had to go back. The owners are kind, helpful and fun to be around. The room is clean and has everything you may need. If you like to walk S… More

4 Nov 2014


"Lovely apartment and great hosts"

We have just stayed 7 nights at Arete with Sean & Helen and we really enjoyed the experience! Helen and Sean were very friendly and helpful hosts. Always available if you were in need of anything or w… More

22 Oct 2014


"The best rental in all of Crete"

We just got back from a week in Arete Crete Apartments. The other reviewers don't lie. This is a fantastic apartment. Spacious, clean, great location and the best hosts you could ask for. Sean & … More

6 Sep 2014


"Une semaine de vacances sans aucune fausse note"

Hébergement très bien situé pour visiter l'ouest de la Crète, proximité de belles plages et commerces, tout en étant au calme et en pleine nature. Merci à Helen et Sean pour leur accueil c… More

Merci beaucoup.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review Maurice and Malika. We look forward to seeing you again at Arete. All our best wishes, Helen & Sean

2 Sep 2014


"f a n t a s t i c o"

Grazie ancora per la disponibilita' e gentilezza mostrata.-Siamo stati benissimo. E' un posto meraviglioso. L'olio e le uova gratis buonissime-Helen e suo marito sono persone Uniche e f… More

Thank you for your fantastico review Catia, it was wonderful to meet you and your family and friends. We hope we will meet again at Arete. Arrivederci!

29 Aug 2014


"Unique place and genuine hospitality!"

This is a dream location with the warmest welcome from the wonderful hosts Helen & Sean. The setting is picture perfect overlooking the olive groves, calm and relaxing. If you read all reviews until h… More

16 Jun 2014


"Un endroit magnifique et des hôtes attentionnés pour des vacances parfaites !"

Nous n'avions réservé que 3 nuits pour le début de notre séjour et pensions ensuite changer d'endroit pour une autre partie de l'île ... c'est ce que nous pensions avant de d… More

merci beaucoup, nous nous réjouissons de vous contacter avec des nouvelles sur le nid de tortue que vous avez aidé à retrouver.

Thank you very much. We look forward to contacting you with news about the turtle nest you helped us find.

20 Apr 2014


"The Best"

After10 years of travelling to Crete we have finally found the best apartments to stay in, Helen and Sean are excellent hosts who make you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. The apartments are c… More

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, it was lovely to meet you both and your lovely family and we do hope to see you all again soon. Helen & Sean

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

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      • 3 Years listed

      63% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

      Based in Greece

      Languages spoken
      • English

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