Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 5, next to the beach, sea view
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About Panos Paizakis
I live in Chania city but i love Almyrida! I have studied physics at University in Thessaloniki and i have master degree in Electronics and in Operational Research. I like meeting new people from different countries and with different culture! The more you travel the more you learn about new places, new cultures and new people. This is your time to explore the unknown and see the unseen. Make the best out of it. Stay safe and enjoy!
Panos Paizakis purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Panos Paizakis chose Apokoronos
1) Fantastic ROOF GARDEN, 70 square metres, next to the sea, with fantastic sea and mountain view! 2)Only 20 metres from Almyrida sandy beach, in the heart of the village. 2) Only 10 metres from restaurants. 4) Only 20 metres away from Almyrida playground. 5) Comfort apartment, 100 sq.m, with many amenities as Wifi, 3 air-conditions and with fantastic sea view. 6) Only 50 metres away from the nearest pharmacy. 7) Free parking at the square, only 30 metres away from the apartment.
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Lovely seafront rooftop apartment
This is a great property. It has a seafront position and a large roof terrace meaning we spent most days (and some nights) outside watching the world go by. With 4 sunloungers, a table and chairs to dine and a sofa seating area to relax the apartment has it all. It is not overlooked either which works well. Panos greeted us at the apartment and left a lovely welcome package (great cheese!). The kitchen is well stocked and there is enough room for 4, although there was only 2 of us. Only comment would be the beds are very hard so be careful if you have a bad back - however for us morning rooftop yoga and a nice swim sorted us out! Highly recommended, thank you Panos
Absolutely fantastic apartment with plenty of space and an amazing roof terrace. Well equipped and comfortable. Lovely location in a quiet village but plenty of restaurants to choose from. Panos very attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
très bon séjour
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour en Crète:Panos est vraiment un hôte très accueillant, il nous a accueillis avec les courses du dîner et a pris de nos nouvelles au cours du séjour.La location correspond au descriptif et est très propre.Nous avons dîné au restaurant près du café "Françoise", c'était délicieux et les serveurs étaient très sympas. Il y a une belle plage face à l'appartement, la route nationale permet d'être rapidement à Chania.Ne pas manquer le lagon de Balos, magnifique !
Great stay in nice apartment with sea view
Beautiful apartment - spacious roof terrace with great view - nice holiday resort
At the beginning of October we were guests in Panos' apartment with 4 adults for a little less than 2 weeks. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed our time in the apartment and on the beautiful roof terrace very much. Looking at the sea already in the morning at breakfast time - either from the terrace or out of the apartment - always brings us into a good mood.
Panos had already provided us with interesting information about the area in advance and also made sure that we found something to eat and drink after our arrival in the apartment. All arrangements with Panos worked well - Panos is really an attentive and interested host.
Almyrida is a nice place with a number of restaurants, supermarkets, a very good bakery, ice cream parlour and a beautiful beach. Since we wanted to make trips into the surroundings, to Chania, Rethymnon, Arkadi etc., we had already booked a rental car and could explore the area very well.
We had a very relaxed and restful holiday in the apartment of Panos and also in Almyrida. We will be happy to come back.
It is always great to have guests like you and your friends! Thank you for good words and we are happy you enjoyed your stay at our Holiday Home !
You must stay here!!
We had a fabulous 7 night stay in this beautiful apartment. It was so well equipped, in a perfect location, and Panos was the ultimate host.
The apartment is situated right in the middle of Almyrida and as close as you could possibly get to the sea. It had everything we needed and more and was extremely comfortable. Panos was there to greet us (and also to bid us farewell when it was time to leave) and left us with lots of essential provisions and some treats including a bottle of Raki and some of his delicious home produced Olive Oil to take home with us! He also remained in contact throughout the week, regularly checking that all was well.
The view from the large sitting room window is amazing, but the icing on the cake is the amazing roof terrace where we spent a lot of our time soaking up the sun and admiring the stunning landscape. As well as sun beds and a lovely shaded seating area, there is a BBQ and kitchen so great for al fresco cooking and eating, and the outdoor shower helped to keep us cool.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and we were left with spare sets of bed linen and towels.
The location simply couldn't be better. The apartment is above the lovely Cafe Francoise who do great breakfasts and right next to a friendly water sports business where we hired a pedalo. Several small supermarkets are only minutes away on foot, selling everything we needed, and the local bakery was fabulous for fresh bread, delicious Greek pastries and iced coffees!
Almyrida is lined with lots of lovely restaurants, we were really spoilt for choice, and most of them have first class views of the sea and even tables on the beach!
The sea was so beautifully warm and clear and a real pleasure to swim in, and so safe for children as it remains shallow until quite far out.
A bus runs regularly in to Chania and there is an excellent taxi business in the village, so we had no need to hire a car.
Thank you Panos for a first class holiday - we can't wait to return!
Thank you Mat, I'm really glad you enjoyed staying in my apartment! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Great village location
Visited Panos' apartment for 7 days with my partner and 2 Girls, 12 and 9.
Really pleased with what we saw. Fantastic location right in the heart of the village. The roof terrace was our favourite part of the apartment for the way it is styled and the great sea views.
Inside the apartment itself has everything you need for a self catering style holiday .
We ate out every night as plenty of reasturants within the village to chose from.
We didn't hire a car and found everything we needed in terms of grocceries within walking distance of the apartment.
Nice beaches, very safe for children and families.
Panos was extremely helpful throughout our stay which was very much appreciated by us all. We wish him well and hope to return again next year.
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.
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.
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. A few herbs are also found only on Crete, like 'diktamos' or Cretan dittany.
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.
Fish: There is good fresh fish. 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. It is a pretty strong, pretty clean alcohol. Cretan wine is mainly home-made and rarely bottled.