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Stylish pool side apartment with amazing sea view in Agia Pelagia Crete

Bedrooms 2
Space 656 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 beds, 1 bath, sleeps 4 with amazing view just 400m from the beach

Between Agia Pelagia and Ligaria. Two calm, sparkling clean beaches cooled down by the clear blue that stretches before them. Just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Heraklion, the Keramos complex with the six separate areas of accommodation, gazes from high up into the splendour of the sea and the tranquillity of the surrounding Cretan landscape, wild and hospitable all at once. From the organised exterior but also from all interior spaces, the view sprawls uninterrupted, beckoning for exploration and relaxation.

With attention to detail so it can comfortably accommodate 4 to 5 people, the apartment Oinos calms the senses at first sight. With a separate sitting area in shades of yellow, a dining area with kitchen, a spacious and functional bathroom and all the necessary comforts of a modern accommodation, the Oinos tempts the guest all year round with the large openings to the exterior areas for the summer months and the big fireplace for the months of the mild Cretan winter. The personal touch is reflected on the electrical appliances, the dinnerware, the soft bed sheets and the fluffy towels. All picked with zest and knowledge. High among its advantages is the uninterrupted view from the sitting area to the sky blue of the pool and the deeper blue of the sea.

Outdoor area:

A green fragrant garden full of fresh herbs to season your food. Two blooming lemon trees for a juicy taste of life. A brick BBQ functional and equipped for tasty creations. A big table for the breakfast hours laid with suggestions of Cretan diet, or, for lunch or dinner, rich with tastes we made here together. The sky blue pool, just as generous in its dimensions, keeps company to our moments and invites us for one more dive with a view of the blue of the sea that stretches majestic before us.

Massage and Gym:

Claire, a teacher of music and specialising in the sound massage by Peter Hess, will take on to lead you into the world of relaxation and well being that she knows so well. The placing of special sonar utensils on specific point of the body achieves a deep relaxation, and self-therapy from high levels of stress and the disharmony between body and spirit.

In the choices for relaxation and well being, prominent position is given to the ‘After sun treatment, a deep hydrating therapy with a mask from fresh Cretan yoghurt and the ‘Traditional raki massage, a ritual of invigoration and rejuvenation.

What’s more, in the specially designed gymnasium of the Keramos you can exercise uninterrupted, following your programme.

In Crete hospitality is sacred. It is registered as genetic information. It’s part of everyday life for the people of Crete. It is with this hospitable disposition that George and Claire created the Keramos. It is with this hospitable heart that George and Claire welcome you. With a genuine smile. With knowledge and experience of all they owe and want to offer their guests.

Talk with George about the way you would like to get here. Ask him about anything concerning ways of access. George will wait for you at the airport or the port, if so arranged. Alternatively, he will take care to have a vehicle of your choice at your disposal, at the prearranged time and place, at the best possible price.

House rules:

Absolutely no smoking inside the apartment!

Please use the nearby shower before entering into the swimming pool!

Please respect the place and keep it clean

Please keep the noise down and respect the calmness of the area

Please dont throw papers in the toilet

**** Some info of the near bays ***

The beautiful and calm gulf of LYGARIA in only 400m away. It is a lovely narrow stretch of sand with calm and warm crystal clear waters. Watersports, scuba diving, sea beds, super markets and fish tavernas make this spot one of the most famous in the area.

The AGIA PELAGIA sandy bay is about 2 Km away. It is protected from the north winds, and the sea is almost always calm.

AGIA PELAGIA village has developed around its shores, so that's where you'll find many of the tavernas and cafeterias. In the center of Agia Pelagia you will find a super market, tourism offices, pharmacy, an ATM, tourist and souvenir shops and the taxi stand.

There are many restaurants and tavernas featuring Cretan, Greek or international cuisine, and all have a beautiful view of the sea. As you dine in Agia Pelagia, you can also partake of the wonderful scenes around you, and snap these memories into a treasured photo album: the various shades of the rippling sea, the cute little kid building a sand castle, the old fishing boats anchored in the bay, the fishermen preparing their nets for the night's labour!

Beautiful and peaceful, non crowded neighborhood

Just 15 to 20 min drive from the airport. The place has a secure private parking for your car.

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Heraklion Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


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Stylish pool side apartment with amazing sea view in Agia Pelagia Crete
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Excellent holiday experience

  • 4 of 5

Well furnished, everything you need in the kitchen. Pool spotless and well maintained. Used the Gym, more than enough to keep you ticking over. Local restaurants not too far away, and if your legs wont get you back up the hill, cab is only 5 Euros. George is an excellent host. Not intrusive but there if there is anything you need or want to know. If you are looking at this property, just go. You wont regret it.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les plus belle vacances de notre vie

  • 5 of 5

Encore merci George et Claire pour les plus belle vacances de notre vie !

Merci pour vos conseils et votre gentillesse, ainsi que le temps que vous nous avez accordés !

L'appartement est conforme à l'annonce sur le site, la vue est superbe, tout équipé, et très propre.

Le petit village en bas est aussi très sympa, et proche. La voiture n'est pas obligatoire mais au retour des plages ça monte !

Il y a plein de restaurants avec de bonne adresse proche de l'appartement (minimum 700 métres)

Nous y retournerons !

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful. Would recommend to everyone

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay here. The apartment is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 15 minute walk to the closest village.

The views from the apartment is incredible, with views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. The apartment itself is spotless and very comfortable.

George and Clare are wonderful hosts, welcoming and very helpful. If you’re lucky George will bring you samples of locally brewed wine.

I cannot recommend this place enough – you’d be a fool not to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, a big thank you to George, he is the ideal host!

George picked us up from Heraklion airport, despite the lateness of the hour, then returned us there at the end of the stay.

The apartment is very stylishly appointed, with just about everything we could have needed. The kitchen equipment, in particular, was very good allowing us to cook a full meal when we wanted to. The equipment supplied was only second to our own villa in Florida!

We didn't hire a car since we wanted to chill out for two weeks (but also get some exercise!). George offered on several occasions to drive us to the local supermarket to pick up supplies. We were very grateful, but declined because the larger of the two nearby towns (Agia Pelagia) was an easy, downhill 2.5km walk then we got a taxi all the way back up the hill with our shopping for 10 Euros.

The nearer, smaller, village (Ligaria) was only a 400m downhill walk, so we tackled that when we went there for drinks and/or meals and managed the uphill 400m back on foot. We were a lot fitter on leaving than when we arrived!

The pool area is very spacious with plenty of loungers. My wife swam all through the two weeks, but I found the water a bit cold in the second week when the outside temperature fell from 32 degrees to 22-24 degrees. I suggested to George that a small solar panel for the pool could lift the temperature by a few degrees to make the pool more useable early/late in the season.

We tried not to bother him, but George was always around if you needed him and even left a local mobile to contact him on.

All in all, a wonderful stay which we would recommend to friends and hope to repeat in the near future!

Harry McKerral, Falkirk, Scotland

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Condo très bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour dans ce condo. Tout était parfait, lieu magnifique, calme, propre, près de deux belles plages et restaurants tout à fait charmants. George à été un hôte extrêmement gentil et aidant. Nous recommandons ce condo sans aucune hésitation!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöne Anlage mit tollem Meerblick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben einen sehr schönen Sommerurlaub in der Anlage verbracht. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und hat einen schönen Pool. Der Vermieter George ist sehr sympathisch und gibt gute Tipps für Ausflüge. Wir haben den Aufenthalt genossen und kommen gerne mal wieder.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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George & Claire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About George & Claire

George & Claire is a young married couple of 2 young boys. George runs his own internet business as well as the tourist unit. Claire is a Sociologist, music therapist and piano teacher. Among their interests are traveling, sailing, kitesurfing, gastronomy, wine testing, cycling and music.

Why George & Claire chose Heraklion

affordable luxury located at a breathtaking spot!

What makes this apartment unique

genuine local experience


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Lygaria Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Absolutely no smoking inside the apartment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.