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.
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.
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.