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Arete Crete-Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment-Village 3kms from Maleme

87 reviews
The view from the front balcony.
The view from the front balcony.
dining area
shower room
Front balcony
Courtyard BBQ
Around Arete
Arete Organic freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil
Around Arete
rear balcony overlooking the garden and patio
Balcony at Rear
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The view from the top of  the track to Arete
Around Arete
Sean and Helen
Arete's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Maleme, Chania Prefecture, Crete
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Arete is 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 and equipped, self-catering apartment, suitable for any season.

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 close...
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About the Owner, HELEN J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 30 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 87 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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Excellent - based on 87 reviews
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English first
English first
French first
German first
Hebrew first
Italian first
English first
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

A lovely quite location but in easy reach of beaches and restaurants. The owners are nothing but kind & helpful, they tell the best locations to visit. The appointment is very clean & tidy. We have been staying with Sean & Helen for four years on our visits to Crete. We would recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet...

Eleanor D
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Awesome location and a quality place to stay. It's in a quite village and run by a english expat couple who have spent the last 12 years going native. They had plenty of advice on where to find secluded beaches that were quiet even in peak times and had spot-on recommendations for what were easily our two best meals in...

Management response:

Thanks both, it was really lovely to meet you and we wish you all the best for your adventure. Happy travelling. Kalo Taxidhi.


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leslie k
Burwash, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Stayed at Arete for a long weekend, just what we needed great location peace and quiet, olive trees, chickens and ducks running wild.... what more could you want. Room was clean and well equipped and had two great balconies. 5 minutes to the beach, many lovely tavernas. Shaun and Hellen ( and the dogs ) made us feel right at...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
Smoking allowed in outside areas , balconies etc
    1 Shower
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15 Jun 2018
3 nights
16 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
3 nights
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31 Oct 2018
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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 40 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.
Getting around
A car is recommended as the local bus route is in Maleme, 3kms away.
We can arrange a bespoke tour to the Samaria Gorge, a guided tour of Chania Town, a brewery visit, wine tasting and much more. Please ask us for more information.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: CHANIA town: 24.0 km
Ferry: SOUDA: 24.0 km
Nearest airport is Chania (CHQ) 45 minutes drive away. Arete is located apprx 20 kilometers West of Chania Town , 40 kilometers West of Chania Airport and 3 kms inland from the coastal village of Maleme.
Detailed directions given on booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.2 km.
Nearby cities
Crete Villas (5,086)
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