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The perfect place to relax and explore West Crete - The Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The Studio

The studio (45m2) is one of the oldest parts of the former farm house and it has a romantic atmosphere. There is a double bed and a seating area. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, and there is air conditioning. The terrace overlooks the Bay of Kissamos and olive groves.

About the property

Ariana's Place, Kounoupitsa

Ariana's Place is a beautiful small-scale boutique hotel. Consisting of only 3 accommodation units (the Villa, the Apartment and the Studio), it guarantees peace and quiet. The pool is very attractive with flowers and shrubs around it. There is ample space with sun-loungers for the guests to relax and swim. At the far end there is a bar with a fridge. It can also be fun to have a barbecue by the pool or a swim in the evening.

Arianne Geervliet
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, greek, Luxembourgian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Arianne Geervliet

Arianne is originally from Holland and lived in Luxembourg for several years before she came to Crete. She has a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht. She loves gardening, cooking and walking.

Because she speaks 6 languages she is a good host for guests from many different countries.

Arianne Geervliet purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Arianne Geervliet chose Kissamos

Arianne fell in love with the Kissamos area many years ago because of the beautiful landscape and authentic atmosphere. Tourism is still not dominant here; normal Greek life goes on in this olive farming region throughout the year making her feel very much part of the community.

What makes this apartment unique

Arianne immediately loved the unique location of Kastania Lodge, so close to Kissamos but set in a natural environment. She spent two years on the restoration and the whole property is now set in a mature Mediterranean garden.

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Kissamos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , The studio doesn't have a separate bedroom. Cot available
  • DVD Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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The Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful place close to the best beaches

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place with amazingly caring owner. Quiet surroundings. Beautiful sea view. What else to add. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Urlaub bei Freunden

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in Annettes Studio sehr wohl gefühlt: sauber, gemütlich und in wunderschöner Lage hoch über dem Golf von Kissamos. Der Platz ist ideal für die Erkundung von Kretas Westen, der tolle Pool ein weiteres Plus! Annette hat uns in allem geholfen und liebevoll betreut. Danke!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Wonderful location and welcome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Kastania studio for 5 nights and were very pleased with our choice. The studio, while not being luxurious, is really spacious with a good terrace with a view both down to the sea and to the hills. There are close neighbours but this is not intrusive. The pool area is lovely and secluded. It was a bit chilly to swim in April but it had to be done. Kissamos itself is a proper Greek town with shops, good restaurants, an excellent museum and close to an organised sandy beach. Kastania is far enough up the hill to give great views and peace and quiet but not so far that you feel isolated. The hill is steep and windy with access to Kastania itself being up a short dirt track. I'm sure the fit and keen might be up to walking up and down the hill but for most of us a car really is essential. The studio was well equipped and basic meals could be made using the 2 ring hob and the toaster. The filter coffee machine was a plus. Arianne, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful. I would happily return and also recommend to others. Many places of interest are accessible eg Lake Agia, Deliana Gorge, Falasarna beach etc. The landscape is stunning.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Beautiful hillside retreat overlooking Kissamos

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped apartment located in the hills of Kissamos, perfect for a holiday to relax and unwind. Close enough to Kissamos to walk to the bars and restaurants on the seafront, but a car is recommended for exploring the local areas and beautiful beaches. An excellent location to appreciate the Western part of Crete. The owner, Arianne, was extremely helpful and was able to give us some useful tips for the amenities in the local area. Large supermarkets a short drive away, perfect for meals spent in the apartment. The pool is quiet and well maintained with stunning views over the mountains. Overall, very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Das Paradies zum Greifen nah.........

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten zwei Wochen das Studio, welches eine große 1 Zimmer Wohnung mit Doppelbett, Küche, Esstisch und zwei gemütlichen Sesseln ist. Außerdem natürlich ein schönes Bad mit Dusche und WC.

Wir waren mit unserer 4 Jährigen Tochter dort und Arianne hatte extra für sie ein zusätzliches Bett aufgestellt.

In der Küche ist von Toaster über Kaffeemaschine bis zum Kühlschrank mit Gefrierfach (sehr wichtig und gut) alles vorhanden.

Man hat direkt angeschlossen eine Terrasse mit schönem Ausblick auf das Meer, aber VORSICHT.....die Tür zur Terrasse ist etwas klein........Kopf einziehen ;-)

Direkt daneben befindet sich die Nachbarwohnung (The Apartment), ebenfalls mit Terrasse.

Die Terrassen sind zwar direkt nebeneinander, aber das hat uns nicht weiter gestört...

Wenn man die Wohnung verlässt ist gegenüber von der Ausgangstür noch eine Ferienwohnung in einem kleinen Haus (The Villa)........sieht auch sehr hübsch aus.........als Tipp für Bewohner vom Studio: Falls es Euch erscheint als sei draußen Vollmond, könnte es auch sein das Eure Nachbarn in der Villa vergessen haben Ihr Dachterrassenlicht auszumachen: dann huscht eben kurz rüber zu deren Sitzecke direkt gegenüber und schaltet das Licht aus (an der Treppe zur Terrasse) ;-)

Der Pool dort ist der Hammer und alles ist sehr schön angelegt.

Der Pool war super sauber und wurde ständig gereinigt.

Die Wohnung wurde alle drei Tage gereinigt, Betten neu bezogen und frische Handtücher.

Als unsere Wäsche knapp wurde hat Arianne uns sogar mal die Wäsche gewaschen! Vielen Dank nochmal für Alles !!!

Die Lage ist traumhaft, oberhalb von Kastelli/Kissamos gelegen.

Die Anfahrt von Heraklion ist etwas länger, aber lohnt sich.......

Fahrt von Heraklion Richtung Rethymno/Chania, immer weiter bis zu Kissamos kommt irgendwann eine EKO Tankstelle auf der rechten Seite.

Von da an aufpassen bis nach ca. 100 Metern auf der linken Seite der kleine Supermarkt AGORA MARKET kommt.

Biegt nach links in die kleine Straße direkt vor dem AGORA MARKET ein und folgt der Strasse ganz nach oben den Berg hinauf bis zu einer Gabelung wo ein grünes Schild (und paar große Mülltonnen) steht was man nicht mehr lesen kann.

Links kommt ihr am Ende zum alten Parkplatz, aber eine sehr enge Straße mit vielen engen Kurven.

Rechts gehts zum neuen Parkplatz, da müßt ihr nach kurzer Strecke scharf links den Berg hochfahren (die Auffahrt ist noch im Bau) ,oben angekommen fahrt ihr rechts und geradeaus und seid angekommen

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein kleines Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Nach nicht ganz einfacher Anfahrt wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen.

Der Ausblick von der großen Terrasse auf die Bucht von Kissamos ist über-

wältigend. Die Ausstattung der Wohnung sehr geschmackvoll und das

Badezimmer sehr geräumig und hochwertig.

Der Gang zum Pool ist ein besonderes Erlebnis, umgeben von Pflanzen in

allen Farben und Arten – die gesamte Anlage ein kleines „Paradies“.

Es herrscht eine himmlische Ruhe bis auf das Vogelgezwitscher am frühen

Morgen. Die Anlage ist noch schöner als auf den Fotos abgebildet.

Leider hatten wir nur eine Woche Zeit, um dieses Ambiente zu genießen,

aber wir haben vor wieder zu kommen.

Kissamos ist eine noch recht wenig touristisch geprägte Stadt mit einem schönen Strand und einem hervorragenden Restaurant „Maria Beach“ direkt am Meer.

Die Umgebung bietet vielfältige Ausflugsmöglichkeiten, tolle Strände und gute

Wandermöglichkeiten durch Schluchten und an Küsten.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Chania, 45 minutes drive
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway to Chania
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A small road from Kastelli ends at the hamlet of Kato Kounopitsa, home to 4 Greek families and Kastania Lodge. It is in a stunning location on a hillside overlooking the small seaside town of Kissamos, the sea and the olive groves. This little gem is perfect for those who want to be near all the amenities of a small Greek town, but also appreciate the peace and quiet of the countryside. Imagine picking your own flowers from the garden or herbs for cooking or making a tea. It takes less than 5 minutes to drive to town or to the nearest beaches.

We provide our guests with an information book with suggestions for day-trips, good tavernas, walks, snorkeling and diving, shopping and other practical information.

Literally from your doorstep you can go on walks and explore the area, which is rich in wild flowers, little churches and ancient sites.

Kastania Lodge is a perfect base from which to explore the west of Crete. The beautiful white sand beach of Falasarna is only a 20 minute drive away, or a little further you can visit the sandy beach and nature reserve of Elafonisi, or you might wish to explore the Gramvousa peninsula and the famous lagoon of Balos with a day trip on a boat.

There are many beautiful gorges to hike; at Deliana, at Anidri and Agia Irini.

For those who are interested in ancient Greece, there are wonderful museums in Kissamos itself and in Chania. The museum in Kissamos has some of the best-preserved Roman mosaic floors in the world, while the Historical Museum of Chania boasts artifacts and carved seals dating back to 1500 AC.

Kissamos has many superb restaurants and fish tavernas where you can relax over a meal in the sunshine, on the seafront.

The nearby Venetian city of Chania is a must for culture and shopping. You can buy handmade leather goods in the famous 'leather lane'. Chania also has numerous excellent restaurants near the historic harbour where you can enjoy traditional Cretan cuisine.

On the premises of 2800m2 Kastania Apartment and Kastania Studio are also for rent.


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