I have just returned from 4 nights at Terramara and wish I could have stayed longer. The rate, in the middle of high season (July), was very good at 55 euros per night for two. The room was big and spotless, with a well appointed kitchenette and the view from the terrace was amazing, overlooking Kissamos bay and the mountains of western Crete.
Another reviewer mentioned the location being "remote", but that is just the reason why I chose it! It is still close enough to Kissamos (a 15-min drive) and just 5 minutes away from the small town of Koleni. It is also easily accessed from the island's main motorway linking Kissamos with Chania and Heraklion. Some of the best beaches in Crete (or even the world) are within an hour's drive.
The owners are absolutely delightful and will happily recommend restaurants and places to visit. They even have written guides which guests can use.
A few cats and a lovely dog are also here to entertain us, and they are ver well behaved. I am normally afraid of dogs but after meeting Harry I want one!
I will definitely come back should I be in Crete again. Absolutely loved it!
- Also Known As:
- Terramara Crete/Kissamos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a hill deep in the Cretan olive groves overlooking the coastal mountains, Terramara is a small, family-run establishment with rooms for up to eight people. Facilities include private pool, patio, sun loungers and bar area.Each spacious en-suite room has a private patio overlooking the sea and mountains. Twin-bedded rooms include fridge, kettle, toaster and desk; double rooms also provide a kitchen and breakfast bar. Rooms with adjoining lockable doors comfortably accommodate families. ... more less