APARTMENT WITH SUPERB SEA VIEW, 10 METRES FROM THE BEACH

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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APARTMENT WITH SUPERB SEA VIEW, 10 METRES FROM THE BEACH

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 5, next to the beach, sea view

Almyrida is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations in Greece. Almyrida situated 22 kilometres far from Chania, at the East, within a cove at the mouth of the Souda bay. Almyrida is a small beautiful village by the sea, with 133 permanent residents. Almyrida offers a fabulous clean sandy beach, blue flag award. Panos apartment is next to Almyrida sandy beach, only 10 metres from the beach, with fantastic sea view. The apartment is full-furnished with 3 air-conditions, satellite TV, CD-DVD player and internet connection. It is consisted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room with fantastic sea view, the sitting-room, the dinning room-kitchen and a balcony with mountain view.

FACILITIES: Our apartment is found at the heart of the Almyrida village.It is a floor-apartment with fantastic sea view. Close to the apartment, there is a sport-company with sport facilities, the 'Francoise cafe', the best cafe in the village, with excellent breakfast, coffee, pizza, ice-cream. In the village, there are mini markets, pharmacy, cafes-bars, restaurants with fantastic food, gifts shops, grocery stores, bakeries stores.

FLIGHTS NEWS: Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe during the season - April to October. Low cost Flights with Ryanair from Frankfurt, Glasgow, Roma, Brussels (Charleroi), Dusseldorf, East Midlands, Leeds (Bradford), London (Stanseed), Milan, Oslo, Pisa, Paphos, Stockholm, Wroclaw etc. to Chania airport and with Easyjet from London Gatwick to Chania airport. Also Low cost Flights with Condor from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt Int, Munich, Stutgard to Chania airport.

You can use the bus from the airport to Chania city or you can take a taxi. Ferries sail to and from Athens (Pireas) daily - the port for ferries for Chania is at Souda, a few kilometres away. When the ferry arrives, if you manage to scamper onto the bus in time, this will take you to Chania.

EXCURSIONS

1.Fragokastello

Fragokastello is in Sfakia, in the south coast of west Crete 13 kilometers east of the Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias. Fragokastello is a small seaside village with a few houses and enough rooms and apartments for tourists.It is known for the namesake Venetian castle which is saved in a very good condition, the beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts that appear in Fragokastello at dawn every May. However, over the centuries the region showed great monuments, but very few survive today.Fragokastello is in a surprisingly flat small plain, behind which the east White Mountains appear with the gorge and the Kallikrates plateau. This region is one of the many surprises that the nature of Crete offers to its visitors.

2. Paleochora

It is on the southwest coast of Crete and in a distance 70km from Chania and 200km from Heraklion. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. It is surrounded by the Libyan Sea and it is rightly regarded as “Bride of the Libyan” and “Land of the sun”. The village offers ALL THE FACILITIES that a visitor needs in our land. You will find everything you find in a city. Banks, Doctors, Pharmacies, Police, Post Office, OTE, Cinema, Bars, Disco, Car Rental, etc.There are several hiking trails with the European paths E4 & E1, but also outside of them where all come to one of the most beautiful beaches.

Many of them were destroyed in wars and in revolutions that took place in the region and the stones from their ruins were used for building the castle.

3. Sougia

Sougia is a little seaside village in southern Crete, 70 kilometers south of Chania.Sougia is built at the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, west of the Agierinioti streambed, and stands out for its big, beautiful beach that never fills up with people and its relaxed casual atmosphere.

4. Samaria Gorge

The canyon is the biggest in Europe with 18 km length and the road that we walk in it is 14 km. His width ranges from 150 to 3 meters, at its narrowest point, the Doors. It was proclaimed a national park, in 1962 to protect rare flora and fauna. In 1980 it was awarded by the Council of Europe as one of the most beautiful areas. Due to its wild form, is the only place that the “beast” still lives as the locals call the cretan wild goat. A lot of rare species of birds also live and along the gorge many and rare herbs such as burning bush and wild flowers grow.In the gorge is forbidden: hunting, setting fires, collecting flowers and herbs, and also spending the night. Throughout the length of the route there are guards but also guides with mules that carry with a fare, whoever has a problem.

Even in the entrance a symbolic ticket is given, that is refundable, to verify that all the visitors got out of the gorge. In the winter the canyon is impassable and the passage is allowed from early May until October. The course takes 6-8 hours depending on the abilities of the hiker. For the path we must be supplied with suitable hard shoes, (boots), and light food. It is not necessary to carry water with us, because along the gorge, there are streams with crystal, clear waters. But we must have been informed for the last’s boat departure from Agia Roumeli so that we leave for Sfakia.

Xiloskalos, at the entrance of the gorge and at an altitude of 1200m , is a narrow path with a wooden handrail for convenience and protection of those who descend to Faraga, as the locals call it. Descending the path, you are slowly dominated by an awe. High mountains on the right and on the left a ravin without end in front of you. Countless shades of green and deep far another tall mountain. Four kilometers you descend and either chaos in front of you or towering trees, springs and sometimes huge rocks that you think that they will block your way. After 30 minutes of walking a little change of our scenery. In front of us and on the right the little church of St. Nicholas surrounded by two huge gates in the lobby. We have already reached the bottom of the gorge and huge mountains 2000 meters are all around us. Here the path changes, it becomes smoother. Every now and then other small canyons are united with Faraga. The valey starts to widen and the water suddenly disappears into the earth. Down here, in the middle of Faraga there is a village named Samaria, now uninhabited, as the woodcutters and the shepherds who lived there, they were transferred elsewhere when it became a National Park in 1962. In the Byzantine church of 14th century which is located here, a lot of icons and frescos have been saved. It is honored in Osia Maria the Egyptian whose name became Sia Maria and in the end Samaria, and the whole region was named after this. With its spring, the little village is offered as an ideal place for a rest and a snack. Besides we are halfway. The landscape now changes viewok. The canyon narrows and towering walls of rocks come closer. Just before you reach Portes, on your right a plateau and a running stream, challenges you to stop and quench your thirst.

Reaching Portes the show is amazing! The two sides of the gorge close to one another so, that you think that they will be united and create a narrow door with width 3 meters and height 600 meters. Passing through the narrow passage you can see at the distance the blue sea. The trail leads now to a dry waterfall, on round rocks. The canyon widens and reaches another uninhabited village, Agia Roumeli.

One kilometer more on the same rocks and we reach the new village Agia Roumeli. A beautiful end to our way is the exit from the Gorge to the Libyan Sea. A swim after this long walk is the best thing in a wonderful beach with thick sand, black pebbles and crystal clear sea.

5. Falasarna

In the west end of the Chania’s prefecture and in a distance 59 km from the town of Chania is Falasarna. Also that was a port of ancient Polirinia that was independent, cutting her own coins which were depicting on one side the head of a woman and on the other the word FA between a trident. Due to the high security of the port and the impregnable fortress Polirinia became an important commercial and shipping centre. The entrance of the town was by sea. She was built in levels, as evidenced by the walls that have been saved until today.

Today the port and the channel are 100 meters away from the sea, because the beach has been lifted. The Falasarna’s beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful of Crete with fine sand and length of 3 km. Her position at the west end helps her have the most beautiful sunset.

6. Elafonisi

Elafonisi is near the southwestern side of Crete, 43 kilometeres from Kasteli and 76 from Chania. The road from Chrisoskalitissa continues in a dirt road to Elafonisi, for which there are organized tours from Kasteli and Chania as well as boats from Palaiochora. It has beautiful beaches.

7. Chania

The city of Chania and capital of the prefecture stands out for her charm and nobility. It is separated in old and new town. The so-called new town, is a modern urban center, with all the amenities of any big city. Nevertheless the experienced eye of a traveler distinguishes elements of her old nobility. As one walks through the picturesque streets of the old town and observes the architecture building of settlements understands the footsteps of the cultures that marked the country’s history and the culture of people.A stroll in Chania looks like a fairytale. In every corner of the road your appointment with history renews and in every turn a “hero” waits for you and invites you to go on.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Panos Paizakis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, greek
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I have studied physics at University in Thessaloniki. Furthermore, i have studied in Electronics and in Operational Research in master degree level. It is very important for me, people who visits Almirida village to have nice holidays and i try for that! Do not hesitate to ask me whatever you want about Almirida, your holidays or about physics! You are welcome in Almirida and in Crete!

Panos Paizakis purchased this apartment in 2010

1) Only10 metres from the sandy beach.

2) Only 10 metres from restaurants.

3) Two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

4) Only 20 metres from the playground.

5) Comfortable apartment with fantastic sea view.

6) 50 metres from the nearest pharmacy.

7) Free parking 10 metres from the apartment.

8) Very good rental rates.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
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Almirida Chania
5

Very Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Possibly the best location we have ever visited. 30 second walk to the beach. Great sea swimming. Top quality local food. Warm and friendly locals and certainly not over commercialised. Panos will look after all your enquiries efficiently and rapidly.We will return.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
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5

Brilliant holiday in Almiridia!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Almiridia is a nice little quiet town, and Panos' flat is perfectly located just in front of the beach. It is clean, comfortable and convenient, and the café downstairs serves a nice breakfast (don't miss the greek yoghurt with honey). There are good restaurants near by, the beach is great, and you should definitely try snorkling.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
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5

like a paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Everything top. Like you can read in the other reviews. In the morning you can buy excellent bread and sweets at the bakery two houses away on the right hand sinde, on the beach across the street you will find blue sunbeads for free. If you like to go to Chania by bus, you only have to pay 2,90€/person. It will take 30-50 minutes depending on the driver. The station is on the cross road near the apotheke (beneeth the apotheke there is also a bankomat). Nearly all restaurants on the beachshore are okay.
But realy top is Panos, the owner oft he appartement. Ask him and he will help in all situations.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448494
+30 6977528019
Almirida Chania
5

like paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Everything top. Like you can read in the other reviews. In the morning you
can buy excellent bread and sweets at the bakery two houses away on the
right hand sinde, on the beach across the street you will find blue
sunbeads for free. If you like to go to Chania by bus, you only have to
pay 2,90€/person. It will take 30-50 minutes depending on the driver. The
station is on the cross road near the apotheke (beneeth the apotheke there
is also a bankomat). Nearly all restaurants on the beachshore are okay.
But realy top is Panos, the owner oft he appartement. Ask him and he will
help in all situations.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Apartment with superb sea view, 10 metres from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448494
+30 6977528019
Almirida Chania
Ottawa, Ontario
4

A perfect get away

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The apartment is as advertised and is in walking distance to taverna's, bakeries, fresh fruits and vegetables. Panos met us a the apartment when we arrived and was very helpful. We would recommend a car for any side trips you might take and the parking area is not too far from the apartment. We would recommend this apartment is a great girl's getaway location. Corina, Cath, Sue-Ellen and Barb from Canada.
Owner's Response: Thank you girls for your kind words! You are welcome again!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Almyrida beach
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
From the appartment
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Almirida Village
Car: recommended

Driving from Chania, a bit further east from Kalyves you arrive in Almyrida, with sandy beach and shallow waters. Almyrida offers sailing and windsurfing and has a little harbour, providing basic facilities for boats - and a good variety of shops.

Almyrida has a beautiful sheltered beach with Blue Flag status. There are a selection of tavernas. There is a 3-times-a-day bus service to Chania and local villages. Chania is the main town and is about 30 mins drive from Almirida. It is a good idea to hire a car so you can explore the area. Almirida has two hire car companies located in the centre.

Almyrida once a quiet fishing village rarely seen by travellers has turned during the last ten years into a holiday destination. The most important archeological sight of Almyrida is what remains of a three-aisled Basilica of the early Christian era (6th century AD), with its restored, extraordinary mosaic floors.

CRETAN FOOD

Olive oil: Crete has about 60 olive trees per inhabitant so olive oil (the only oil traditionally used in cooking) is one of the staple foods. Buy extra virgin oil, it will often be written in English on the labels. If you are considering buying some really good olive oil to take back with you, it is best to buy from a producer, not because it is cheaper but because you can find some really good oil. A place where you could look is the covered market in Hania: there are some good oils to be found there and you might be able to get a taste before buying. There are no big price differences between the best oils and poor quality ones.

Cheese: You will be able to find a reasonable variety of cheeses in the supermarkets but there are only a few types of Cretan cheeses, listed below:

Graviera: the name is a loose rendition of the word 'gruyere' and it is a little similar. This is the standard hard cheese and being of local production, there are many types and tastes. Taste before buying.

Myzitra: a fresh cheese made of ewe's milk. It can also be made of goats milk or mixed milk. This is the standard fresh cheese. A good goat's one will taste like these expensive French 'chèvre frais' that you can buy in good delis, at a fraction of the price.

Anthotiros: from the words 'anthos' and 'tiros' meaning 'flower' and 'cheese' it is a very mild, soft spring cheese made when the sheep pastures are still full of flowers. The closest cheese that I could compare it to is mozzarella although it is quite different.

Paximadi: It is an unusual staple food but it is not necessarily something that you would want to take back from your holiday as a present to someone: paximadi is the hard dry bread (it is baked, cut in slices and baked again) that peasants take to the fields and soften with a little water and olive oil. It will keep forever.

Herbs: The first thing that always strikes me whenever I step off the plane on Crete is the smell of herbs, especially thyme, oregano and marjoram. The whole island smells of herbs and is covered in them. Buy a supply before you leave the island, they will be fresh and cheap. A few herbs are also found only on Crete, like 'diktamos' or Cretan dittany (which is supposed to have all sorts of medicinal properties).

Honey: Crete has been an important honey producer for a good few thousand years and the honey is very good, especially the thyme honey. You can find honey in all the shops but it is better to buy it loose from a producer.

Meat: Not something that you would take back with you of course, but I would just like to mention that the meat here is supposed to be as good as it was in Northern Europe some decades ago, before industrial animal husbandry became the rule - this is according to an old German butcher who was here on holiday and told me so. Particularly noteworthy of course is lamb and goat's meat although they are not as cheap as one could think.

Fish: The Mediterranean is very overfished so do not expect masses of cheap fish. There is good fresh fish but it is expensive. The best place to buy it is in the covered market in Chania.

Local drinks: The local 'hard drink' is called 'raki' or 'tsikoudia' and is distilled from what is left over from pressing grapes, so in fact it is the same as the Italian grappa. It is a pretty strong, pretty clean alcohol, meaning that you'll get drunk on it really quick but will feel halfway human the next day. It is a little difficult to buy because it is mainly home-produced. The bottled stuff called 'raki' or Cretan raki' in the supermarkets is awful and no Cretan would touch it. Cretan wine is mainly home-made and rarely bottled. Traditionally there is no such thing as red or white wine.

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Availability & Rates

Almirida Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING SEASON
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€420
€1,500
7 nights
 
 
EARLY SUMMER SEASON
May 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€525
€1,950
7 nights
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
€560
€2,160
7 nights
 
 
AFTER SUMMER SEASON
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€490
€1,800
7 nights
 
 
AUTUMN / WINTER SEASON
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
€400
€1,350
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT TERMS
Discount for couples occupancy- 5%
Discount for repeat bookings - 5%
Discount for 2 or more weeks- 5%
Price includes weekly towel and bed linen change, electricity, water,taxes.
To secure the booking an initial deposit of 150.00 euro per booked, will be payable. 100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Almirida Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two bathrooms, one bigger and one smaller one. Each room has its own bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
The cleaning and changing of sheets and towels made in regular basis. The apartment can accommodate 5 persons.
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