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Arete Crete - Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment

5.0 of 5 bubbles
80 reviews
Front balcony
The view from the front balcony.
shower room
dining area
The view from the front balcony.
Arete Organic freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil
Around Arete
Around Arete
Around Arete
Courtyard BBQ
rear balcony overlooking the garden and patio
Balcony at Rear
Around Arete
The view from the top of  the track to Arete
Around Arete
Sean and Helen
Arete's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Church in the village
Maleme beach just 3 kms away from Arete.
Arete is a fully licensed tourist establishment.
The White Mountains from our village with the local church in the foreground.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture, Crete
A unique property set on the edge of a small farming village, 20 kms west of the historical Venetian town of Hania, on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.

SPACIOUS (42 sq meters) Fully Furnished apartment, equipped for self-catering.

PRIVATE PARKING and independent access to the apartment gives guests the freedom to come and go as they please.

2 BALCONIES, a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife.

LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away or a short drive west away from the...
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About the Owner, HELEN J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 80 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We the owners, Helen and Sean, live full time at Arete and will be waiting to welcome you and show you around, to give you as much advice or information as you need, whenever you need it, we are here to help.
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Arete. Sean and Helen were excellent hosts and really helped us to get the most out of our holiday. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the local area and we were keen to listen to their suggestions. We enjoyed some great walks with Sean and the dogs (we hope Inka's move has gone well!), met...

Management response:

Thank you both very much for this great review, it was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see back at Arete sometime in the near future, in the meantime have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for 2017, Sean and Helen.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We said we'd be back - and we were. We do a lot of travelling around the world, but this is where we come to chill out and relax. The welcome, the service and the apartments were as good as ever. The welcome in the local shops and restaurants is also great. We were remembered and welcomed with delight. You...

Prestbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Read the reviews which are all complimentary! Arete is the only location we have returned to regularly and we have never been disappointed. Peaceful, rural but not remote which offers a unique experience. A good base to explore Western Crete and the South West Coast. Recommend a rental car as this will give you the freedom to travel anywhere. Helen...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
Smoking allowed in outside areas , balconies etc<br>Pets allowed if suitable and by prior agreement.<br>Kids allowed only by prior agreement.
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31 Mar 2017
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About the neighbourhood
The village of Xamoudochori is located 3 kilometers inland from the coastal village of Maleme, west Crete.
Approximately 20 kilometers from the airport at Chania (airport code CHQ) a 40 minute drive. Or 160 kilometers from the airport at Heraklion (airport code HER) a 2 to 3 hour drive.
Xamoudochori is a small farming village with 1 kafeneon, serving drinks and snacks. It's rural location is ideally situated for an authentic Cretan holiday experience but also close enough to the tourist areas such as Platanias 5 kms away.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: CHANIA: 24.0 km
Ferry: SOUDA: 24.0 km
Detailed directions given on booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.2 km.
Nearby cities
Crete Villas (4,115)
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