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“A Little Bit of Heaven!!”
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Terramara
Ranked #8 of 17 Kissamos B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Terramara Apartments are situated close to the village of Plakalona, near Kissamos on the North Western coast of Crete. We visited these apartments during the first week of September this year. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the owners Margaret and Andrew and their gorgeous dog Harry!! The view from these apartments is just breathtakingly beautiful. They are set on a hill in olive groves overlooking coastal mountains and the Bay of Kissamos. We had followed the instructions on their web site as to how to get there and found them no bother.
There are 4 apartments in this small family run establishment. All are very well equipped with en suite rooms, kitchenette, beautiful patios and lovely gardens which were at their best when we were there. There is a small swimming pool and the most friendly bar you have ever been in.
As well as the equipment supplied in your kitchenette there are washing and ironing facilities available which means a lot if you are moving to another location after leaving Terramara. You're travelling with all clean clothes!!!!We did a lot of touring from there also. The nicest place we visited was Elafonisi, which is on the south West coast, about an hour and a half from Terramara. This is a stunning beach with turquoise waters and clean golden sands.
Both Chania airport and Herakalion airports are easily reached from Terramara.
I would recommend Terramara to anyone who wants to experience the real Crete and some real peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Fantastic location, wonderful, friendly host and comfortable well equipped rooms. Margret and Andrew have put together an idyllic holiday venue and are natural professionals.

I have no hesitation in awarding Terramara and its host 10/10, and highly reccomend this great venue to all travellers in Crete.

We will be back...so keep the fridge well stocked!!

Brian and Nas

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

The fact that I never take the time to write a review should say enough. Margret & Andrew are very friendly and helpful. Their recommendations (and knowledge) on which places to go in West Crete are a bonus to your stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed at Terramara for a week having spent previous two weeks in other parts of the island. Terramara is in a very convenient location. Very close to Kissamos and relatively close to Chania (30-40 minutes drive to the Old Town). The latter is a great place to spend evenings after daytrips or days spent at the beach. The famous beach of Elafonisi is not that far away. Staying at Terramara you can also easily visit the beaches at Falasarna or Balos. If you would like to omit the crowds, driving and paying for sunbeds, the local beach close to the Mithimna camping (which has a great taverna by the way) offers all one is searching for: very warm and clear water and no crowds (except for weekends when many Greek people arrive there).

We found the previous reviews on Tripadvisor very helpful and now - having been at Terramara - we can confirm that all of them were spot on. The owners of Terramara are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean and well equipped (even the smaller ones without the kitchen). Bathrooms are larger than one would expect and hot water is available (or seems to be available) all the time which is not that common in other places in Crete. One can also use the washing machine which is handy especially if you are having a long holiday with little baggage. The view from the terrace in each of the four rooms is great. We loved to have breakfasts looking at the bay of Kissamos. If you are travelling with children I guess the pool at Terramara is also a great idea to spend some parts of the day. If we will come to Crete for a fourth time we will definitely book some nights at Terramara.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Michal J
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We found Terramara by chance.
The place is beautiful, extraordinarily clean and well kept. The rooms are well organized, even the small one without the kitchen where we stayed. We looked for a place to stay overnight but it would have been nice to stay more. The view of the bay is overwhelming. The temperature is cool at night (which is very precious on an island like Crete). It was also very useful to find that we could use the pool, the barbecue area and a hotplate if we wished so. The price is more than reasonable, and Andrew and Margaret are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Vesna P
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

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!

Room Tip: There are only 4 rooms and all have a view of Kissamos Bay. They are all great!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sbercher
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

My wife and I spent 5 very enjoyable days at Terramara as guests of Andrew and Margaret. In thinking about how best to describe our experience there a number of factors which combine to make Terramara a very special place.

1. Location, location, location

Terramara enjoys a commanding location overlooking KIssamos Bay and the Gramvousa peninsula. The view from your bedroom terrace is breathtaking, as you take in the sweep of the hills running down to Kissamos with olive groves and villages nestled within the landscape. Each morning we had breakfast on our room terrace and we marvelled at the grandeur of the view.

2. Value for Money

The rooms are extremely well furnished and come at a price that shouts out value for money. Andrew & Margaret are themselves seasoned independent travellers and they know what you are likely to want during your stay with them. They obviously wish to make the business wash its face (they are still trying to recoup the significant building investment) but the prices they charge are very reasonable for what you get. The rooms are very well furnished, to a high standard and the range of facilities including a swimming pool and adjoining bar, self service laundry, free food and materials left by previous guests all combine to make this a first class establishment.

3. Customer Service

When you stay with Andrew and Margaret it is as their guest, sharing the enjoyment of their marvellous home. Nothing is too much trouble to provide, from helpful assistance in booking your hire car, to providing advice on where to visit or eat or simply to share your experiences with them or sorting out the troubles of the world at the end of the day around the pool bar. When we left Terramara, both Andrew & Margaret saw us to our car and we said our goodbyes. In doing so we felt our custom was valued and that they cared that we enjoyed our stay. In saying this I do not wish to give the false impression that Andrew or Margaret had a brooding presence-you are free to engage with them as much or as little as you like.

Room Tip: All 4 rooms are of comparable quality but the middle 2 (sorry can't remember their names) offer...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ronpon
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Additional Information about Terramara

Address: Terramara | Plakalona, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos
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Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kissamos
Price Range: £43 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Terramara Crete/Kissamos

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