About the property
- Apartment430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
One bedroom Stone Built Apartment, with Terrace in the center of Heraklion.
In the center of Heraklion city, 5 minutes walk from the Archaeological museum and the market, 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Amoudara and Amnisos. Carefully renovated stone built apartment.
Can be rented throughout the year.
The front door opens to a lovely yard filled with pots of plants.
Rooms are stone built so they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
It's one bedroom, stone built apartment, with living room, dining room private kitchen and bathroom and terrace on the roof in the center of Heraklion, 5 minutes walking distance from everything in a very quite area of the historical center of Heraklion.
The private kitchen and bathroom are accessed separately, via a separate door opposite the entrance of the apartment.
All amenities, such as: air conditioning, Wi-Fi and TV are installed.
The house is fully equipped for preparing meals, while many restaurants are located in walking distance, in the center of Heraklion and the old Venetian port.
A nice place to relax and take part in the life of the city of Heraklion.
The location of the house is ideal for exploring the island either by using local buses or rental cars.
It has the Cretan tradition character in its environment, allowing one to have a quiet stay and relax away from the hectic pace of the resorts, while in the center of Heraklion..During the summer period,on daily bases there are theatrical shows and quality music concerts at the Kazantzakis open theater which is 2 minutes from the house.
The bus service is very freequent to Knossos, Heraklion beaches, East, West and South part of Crete.
We will inform you for everything on your arrival day.
We are looking forward to meeting and accommodating you.
The Heraklion stone Built Apartment, privileged location, offers guests
direct access to all over Crete’s major sights,to fantastic beaches and islands,pretty towns and traditional villages,exotic landscapes,museums,archaeological and religious sites.
1.Agios Nikolaos - Kritsa - Elounda - Spinalonga Island.
2.Ierapetra - Chryssi Island in the Libyan Sea.
3.Lassithi Plateau - Dictean Cave (birthplace of Zeus) - "LASYNTHOS" Ecological Park.
4.Knossos - Archaeological and Historical Museum of Heraklion.
5CretAquarium - Minoan Palace of Malia - Krasi traditional village.
6.Sitia - Toplou Monastery - Vai Palm Forest - Minoan Palace of Zakros.
7.Rethymnon - Chania - Gramvousa - Balos - Elafonisi.
8.Gortys - Festos - Matala - Agia Galini - Preveli beach(Palm Forest) - Fragocastelo.
9.Anogia - Axos traditional Villages.
10.Archanes - Thrapsano,Βoutari wine Factory.
11.Agia Pelagia,Fodele,Bali beaches,Monastery of Arcadi.
12.Samaria gorge,Patsos gorge,Sarakina gorge.
13.Anopolis Monastery of Agios Ioannis,Monastery of Agarathos and Myrtia village -
museum of Nikos Kazantzakis.
14.One cruise to Santorini.
These excursions offer many opportunities for beautiful moments of wonderful sights,intense emotions and carefree relaxation.
We can suggest excursions to other unknown places in Crete.
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- English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Manolis Kapsetakis
We, Manolis and Evi Kapsetakis,are living in Heraklion/Crete. We have been involved in tourism bussines for 30 years and by using our experience we clearly take pride in looking after our guests, making ourselves available and try our best for our guests.
Manolis Kapsetakis purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Manolis Kapsetakis chose Heraklion
The house is located in the center of Heraklion, 3 Klms from Heraklion airport, 10 minutes driving from the Amnissos sandy beach of the blue Aegean Sea. 500 meters from the Archaeological Museum and the center of Heraklion. Close to amenities, ideal for families or couples. We offer a family and hospitable atmosphere, giving priority to the best quality.
What makes this Apartment unique
The warm hospitality of the owners.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Traditional charm in the heart of Heraklion
This small stone-built cottage on Pediados Street was my home away from home for a month in late 2017. The location within the wallls of the old city is excellent, being just a 5-minute walk to the Archaeology Museum and a similar distance to the main commercial strip. The bus station that serves Knossos and towns east and west of Heraklion is only a 15-minute walk down the hill towards the harbour, as is the Venetian fort on the waterfront. The apartment itself is sunny and comfortable with outdoor space on the roof where you can get an instant tan if you want. The kitchen is small but fully fitted out (including a washing machine -- a real plus for longer-term guests). Your hosts, Manolis and Evi provide a warm welcome and lots of information about things to do during your stay. They also provide a free pick-up from the airport which is extremely useful because although Heraklion is very easy to navigate once you get to know the street layout, it can be a bit tricky at first.
Thank you for the excellent stay, we are looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Excellent apartment, lovely owner!!!
Manolis showed us what Cretan hospitality is. He was welcoming, friendly and helpful when we arrived and departed. The flat is large and there was plenty of room for the two of us and all the facilities and amenities we needed were there. It had a truly Cretan character and being able to dine outside on the terrace was a real treat. The ordinary residential neighbourhood gave us a feeling we were experiencing Cretan life despite our weekly stay. It is very handy to shops and within easy walking distance of the Archaeological Museum and other attractions. Together Manolis and the flat made Heraklion one of our best experiences on a long world tour. If you are going to Crete do not hesitate to give this place serious consideration, you will not regret it. Thank you Manolis.
Thank you for the excellent stay, looking forward to meeting you again!!!
A little paradise!!!
Our vacation in Crete was great thanks to Manolis! The apartment is in an excellent location, clean and well equipped. Manolis recommended places to travel and helped with the car rental. Sometimes on vacation you have to meet the right people! Manolis is one of them! Highly recommend staying in the apartment!!!
See you soon Manolis!!!
Thank you for the excellent stay, we are looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Good location, can you fit in with the locals?
This well-located property is in a street just inside the Venetian city walls. Everywhere within Heraklion city centre is within an easy and enjoyable walk. This is where you should be if you want to experience living in a city several thousand years old. Be aware that many of the streets are not suitable for modern vehicles and large parts of the city centre are (thankfully) pedestrianised. The alleys off this "street" can only be accessed on foot which makes this a cut-through (just) for cars and (more sensibly) for motorbikes. Within the flat none of this will bother you but if you have a hire car you will be disadvantaged. There is no public parking except the streets and brown field sites where you will pay. There is one at the beginning of the street. Pay your fees each day (£5), explain when you want your car and they will advise on where to park. After we damaged our hire car (a 4WD truck, yes really!) trying to get up the street to the flat, we parked it and wheeled our baggage up the street. Don't take heavy bags, you will need to lift them up a staircase to the first floor flat. This is not an affluent area, many of the properties are derelict and grafitti is everywhere. We experienced no personal security issues in these alleyways. The two rooms of the flat have stone walls which insulate against noise and heat. Air conditioning in the main room is invaluable. The fourth wall is largely single glazed windows and shutters for privacy and protection against the sun. Noise streams in and out of these (Heraklion centre is under the flight path). This and surrounding properties occupy segments of the open space between them. In the southern mediterranean, people (and their dogs) spend mornings/evenings outside or inside with their doors and windows open. If you are not ready for this, go and lock yourself away in a hotel bedroom somewhere. At night the higher you can get, the more chance of a breeze. Above the kitchen/bathroom there is a table and chairs, great when the sun goes down but if there is a tremor, you'll wonder whether being so high was sensible! Everything works (immersion heater for hot water, wireless internet router, oven etc) so long as someone in the flat below remembers to turn on the pump for your water supply! We enjoyed some great meals from the kitchen (suggestion for improvement: a chopping board). This is a place for travellers interested in experiencing, for a time, life as the locals live it. Enjoy!
Authentic Cretan Apartment
We were two and stayed here for a week in October 2016.
From the street there is a lockable front door which leads to a small private courtyard with many plants in pots. The apartment is on the first floor and is reached by a flight of stone steps - when we stayed the lower apartment was occupied by a family member of Manolis and Evi. At the top of the steps is a small balcony with entrance to the living room and bedroom on the right, the kitchen and bathroom on the left. Further along the balcony is a spiral staircase to the roof terrace.
The living area is very well decorated with its stone feature walls and has all necessary mod-cons, air-con, wi-fi, and TV, etc. The bedroom is well sized with plenty of wardrobe space and a very comfortable bed.
The kitchen and bathroom are opposite the living area which means going outside to use these facilities. We didn’t find this to be a problem. The area is well lit at night with a light operated from the living room. The kitchen and bathroom are small but they are both manageable.
We used the roof terrace a few times to relax in the sun with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine after a day’s sightseeing.
The apartment is very well placed near the centre of Heraklion with most places being less than half an hour’s walk away. Eleftherias Square with its restaurants and cafes is about 10 minutes away, the Archaeological Museum is here too. The bus station is about 20 minutes walk away, and buses to Knossos and other major towns run frequently from here. The Venetian Walls are about 5 minutes away and the Venetian Fortress about 25 minutes.
Manolis and Evi are excellent hosts, Manolis picked us up from the airport when we arrived in Crete. They are both very helpful and Manolis responds quickly to emails.
Thank you for the excellent stay. Looking forward to meeting you again!!!
Only Made for Two
Manolis was a very gracious host and picked us up at the bus station. The stone apartment is very quaint and has a very traditional feel. The property is located very close to the city center and all amenities. Best place for coffee is Coffee Island on the corner of Pediados and Evans. The property bathroom and kitchen is separate from the bedroom/living room section of the apartment. It seemed very quaint at the time but the all night rain made walking to the bathroom in the rain very inconvenient. Kitchen items are very sparse and the sofa bed is not suitable for adults. Manolis lives 15 kilometers from the apartment so if you need something you wait until the next day.
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback from your recent stay.
Its a self catering accommodation and we had provided the essentials for your 2 days short stay.
It is clear at the description that the bath room and the kitchen is opposite the entrance of the apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped for 3 persons and everything is brand new.
Sofa bed in the living room is a new double sofa convertible to a double bed, suitable for all ages.
In the center of Heraklion old town, in a very quite area, only 500 meters from the central market, 500 meters from the Archaeological Museum, 4 kilometers from Knossos and 7 kilometers from the sandy beach of Amnissos, ideal for families or couples.The best point to explore the island.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% reservation deposit, 75% should be paid upon arrival in cash, keys pick up from the owner.