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Arete Crete - Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment

81 reviews
Condo/Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2 Pets allowed Save
Courtyard BBQ
μπαλκόνι μπροστά
The view from the front balcony.
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The view from the front balcony.
Arete Organic freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil
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rear balcony overlooking the garden and patio
Balcony at Rear
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The view from the top of  the track to Arete
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Sean and Helen
Arete's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Maleme, 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...
Listing #FKN4287222
About the Owner, HELEN J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
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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Neil S
Castleford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in April 2017

Made our annual visit to Crete and stayed with Helen and Sean once again, fresh eggs and their own olive oil waiting for us and a welcome cup of tea with Sean and the dogs. Didn't see Helen this time as she was in the UK with her family. Unfortunately I was taken ill on this holiday but Sean looked...

Management response:

Thank you both once again for a great review , sorry I missed you and hope you are feeling better. All the best from Arete.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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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...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
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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 (4,237)
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