About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Located on the edge of the quiet seaside village of Almyrida in the Apokoronas region of Western Crete, Petina’s House forms part of a small complex of apartments and is only a 400 metre flat walk away from the beach, shops and tavernas. The landscaped gardens contain a shared pool, with separate shallow areas for young children and non swimmers, as well as a play area and shared barbecue. Despite being close to the village, the property enjoys views over the surrounding hillside and olive groves. Petina’s House is on the first floor and is accessed via an external staircase. It also has four external balconies, two at the front and two at the back which gives a choice of either sun or shade throughout the day.
The House has a large living area that includes a kitchen/diner and lounge area. There is a WiFi, Satellite TV, a DVD, and an I-Pod docking station/radio the DVD player also plays CD’s. The two sofas convert into one double and one single sofa bed if required, giving a maximum occupation of 6. The kitchen incorporates an electric hob and oven, a fridge/freezer, a washing machine, a kettle, a toaster, a microwave, a teapot and a ground coffee maker as well as a full range of crockery and cutlery, including plastic crockery and glassware for use around the pool. The shower room incorporates a large lighted mirror over the washbasin and a dual shower head.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. Both have spacious fitted wardrobes and mirrors as well as bedside cabinets and reading lights. There is also an ironing board, an iron, a hairdryer, a clothes horse and a baby bath in the house and there are four sunloungers for your personal use. Cots and high chairs can be rented separately.
All rooms have air conditioning.
Almyrida is only 35 minutes drive from Chania Airport and around 1.75 hours drive from Heraklion Airport. In order to get the most out of your holiday, car hire is recommended but not essential. Local travel agencies organise several excursions on a daily basis during the summer season, in addition to the local facilities described below. A taxi from Chania airport will cost around 45 euros and there are local car hire firms who will rent on a daily basis
Petina’s House is only 400 metres from the beachfront, shops and tavernas. On the beachfront, there are watersports and excursions available for hire, including windsurfing, kayaking, dinghy sailing and snorkeling. The area is also well known for a variety of interesting walks, both locally and in the mountains and there are details available in the apartment. Cycling and mountain biking are other popular activities undertaken locally. There are also many places of local historical interest, principally at Aptera where there is a Roman excavation and an old Turkish fort.
Chania is the largest city in the area which is a old Venetian port with a spectacular harbour. As well as boasting many tourist attractions, Chania is large enough to provide for most shopping requirements and also has several cinemas.
There are horse riding centres near Georgiopouli and Akrotiri approximately 40 minutes away and also Limnoupolis Water Park on the outskirts of Chania, approximately 45 minutes away.
The ancient Minoan settlement at Knossos is under two hours away and there are spectacular walks in the White Mountains close by including the famous Samaria Gorge.
Petina’s House is an ideal holiday solution for families and friends wanting a quiet relaxing environment, whilst still having the option of a variety of activities within a short distance of their accommodation.
Almiryda itself is a relaxing resort suited to couples and families and does not particularly suit same sex groups or young singles looking for large clubs and all night activity.
If you wish to book for a non standard period we will be able to accommodate your requirements.
Also, all bookings receive a welcome pack which includes bread, milk, coffee and sugar. If you have any additional requirements, we will be happy to try to accommodate them for you.
Peter & Nina Layfield
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
About Peter & Nina Layfield
Nina and I have lived in Cheshire for over 30 years and first visited Almyrida on holiday in 2005. We enjoyed the village and its surroundings so much we decided to make a long term investment with the intention on retiring to spend much more time out there. We're still a few years away from doing that but want people to experience the friendliness, beauty and relaxation there is both in Almyrida and on Crete.
Peter & Nina Layfield purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Peter & Nina Layfield chose Almyrida
Being on the edge of the village gives us both the benefit of the close proximity to the beach and the seafront as well as the beautiful view over the olive grove and surrounding hillside.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
Terrific property in a lovely & friendly town with a fine selection of accessible rest'ts/ Supermkts
The property's situated nicely off what counts as Almyrida's main stretch with the beach, shops & restaurants less than a 5 minute walk away. Great little walks to villages in the nearby foothills are also directly accessible from the apartment with the pool providing a refreshing solution to cool down afterwards. The local beach is perfectly sedate and a small selection of water sport equipment was available. Most of the restaurants offer service on the beach with Costanita offering the pick of the bunch. Cafe Francoise for breakfast and Maki's for dinner are also worth mentioning. Both car rental agencies offered competitive rates so much so that we took on a 3-day rental that we hadn't budgeted for which allowed us to see much of Crete in it's magnificent glory. Falanassi, Elefanoussi and Rethminon are worth the time. We'll definitely be returning!
As a family of 6 it was very accommodating very clean and pool was a massive advantage. The position was excellent a short walk to beach and local shops, we found the pear tree shop sold very fresh food at a good price and the restaurant especially costanita on seafront was excellent but just check your bill as there was always extra added on. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay even the night we locked ourselves a spare key was with us within the hour due to prompt reply from owners. Chania is such worth a visit and the speedboat trip which you can book on seafront was excellent but not for the motion sickness people if a little choppie out at sea. We will definitely be renting this property again