Peter & Nina Layfield
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A very comfortable and convenient apartment
The apartment was clean, with an excellent range of cooking equipment and a good shower with plenty of hot water. Beds were comfortable with nice bedding and there was lots of wardrobe space. We enjoyed the choice of balconies, although the back ones had a limited view and the downstairs apartment have used their back garden as a dump for unwanted items. Also some of the outside seats were damaged and one actually collapsed when sat on. The pool area was pleasant and generally quiet.
There is an easy walk into the village centre, where there is a big choice of eateries, a selection of supermarkets and two good bakeries. We didn't use the local beach as it is quite narrow and always looked rather busy. There's a larger and quieter beach opposite the big supermarket on the outskirts of Kalives a short drive away.
The apartment owner was helpful and prompt to reply to queries. We enjoyed our stay and were very sorry to leave.
Great little apartment, good location.
Just big enough for the 4 of us (2 teenagers) the apartment was well equipped and clean. The pool and gardens were lovely. Nice views of mountains and hills. The complex was small and our own entrance gave us privacy. Short walk to shops and tavernas. Cleaners came after a week and were very friendly. Would recommend a car as lots to see nearby.
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