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Apartment with swimming pool



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Apartment in Almirida Resort, Nr. Chania, Crete, Greece - Small but Lively Resort 5 Minutes to Blue Flag Sandy Beach

There are six apartments and one town house, sharing the private swimming pool and lawns plus there is parking. Tastefully furnished 2 bedroom ground floor apartment, constructed 5 years ago. Nestling above the small but lively resort of Almirida with blue flag sandy beach, water-sport, small harbour and waterside Tavernas. This peaceful location with olive trees surrounding and mountains can be seen in the background is a 5 min walk to the local supermarket and resort centre.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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About the Owner

We agreed to purchase the apartment offplan in2007 and completed the aquistion in April 2009.

We chose Crete due to it's history and many interesting sites to explore. Almirida is also a quiet resort but within easy reach of the Venetian harbour town of Chania.

Once purchased we acquired most of the main furniture from local suppliers in nearby Kalives to our personal taste.

The apartment is occupied by family and friends for holidays but also available to paying guests. We endeavour to keep the accommodation in excellent condition in order that everyone can enjoy their stay in Crete.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely spacious apartment with a great location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment met our expectations and was lovely and spacious, clean and well equipped. The patio and grass area were perfect for meals and sunbathing and were quite private. The pool area was fabulous with a beautiful view of Almyrida bay. We did however find that sometimes the pool was overcrowded when it was in use by all apartments. The location was ideal with just a short walk to the shops, restaurants and beach. We would definitely reccommend this apartment for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation and very convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is excellent, a lovely spacious lounge with sliding doors onto the patio which has a large table with chairs where we had lunch a few times. The patio is lovely and private with a grassed area for sun bathing this leads to the pool. We did have a hire car which stayed on the allotted space but as the apartment is so convenient the car was unnecessary, the beach and many lovely restaurants which were really only a 5 minute walk away. We loved the complimentary Raki most of the restaurants gave at the end of the evening. Highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really great family holiday........

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious with excellent air conditioning (a must, especially at night!) Kitchen is well equipped and the whole place is thoughtfully decorated.

At first we were a little disappointed that the patio was in the shade, but this turned out to be a brilliant thing, as it was hot!!

The pool and gardens are very nicely kept and very clean, and have gorgeous views over the resort.

Location wise it is superb - a genuine 5 mins to the beaches and tavernas, and only a slight incline, which helps burn off some of the feta!

If we were being picky, the bathrooms are small, and we're not fans of wet rooms - but there are two of them and the showers are really fine.

Not over crowded around the pool at all, even though we were there in August.

Resort is perfect for families, lots of choice, but safe, friendly and quiet.

A great base for a holiday - wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful reflection on our accomdation and surroundings.
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Fantastic apartment !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in this apartment and what a lovely apartment it is. Everything you could need and is perfectly situated 5 min walk from shops bars and tavernas.

Melanie was very helpful and quick to answer any question I had, I can't recommend staying here enough as we were sad to leave and wished we had another week.

A must is a visit to Chania as this is a beautiful place to visit and horse riding in Georgiopoli was amazing !

Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa in lovely resort

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely relaxing week at this villa. The villa is ideally located a few moments walk from the centre of the resort. The resort itself is lovely, not too commercialised but has enough tavernas etc to eat somewhere new every night. There are a couple of small supermarkets providing all that you need. The bakery is amazing and seems to be open at all hours. The villa was in a great location, was equipped with everything you could need. It's was lovely and clean. The outside area offered a bit of everything, shade, sunbathing and of course the pool. As it is on a small complex of just six villas we quite often got the pool to ourselves. All communication with the owner was speedy and helpful. Thank you very much for a fantastic visit. We are more than happy to recommended this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfort in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just had our third visit to this holiday flat in Almyrida and will keep on returning. Ideally placed 5 minutes from the resort centre, it's both quiet and convenient. The apartment is well equipped with everything you could need, including beach towels. It has access to a shared pool and a useful bit of turf for playing games on. The pool is very clean and you can often get it to yourselves. Everything works well; air con, kitchen equipment and DVD Player/TV. The biggest asset for us is the outside patio which is shady and perfect for taking a siesta on. There is also a dedicated car parking space.

Almyrida is lovely. It just never seems to get too busy, but manages to be both calm and buzzy. There are enough people to make it interesting but you'll always find a nice space on the beach and what a beach! Blue flag, soft sand and the sea is so warm Lots of decent eateries on the front, we especially enjoy Tsunami Beach Bar The resort has a choice of supermarkets if you prefer self-catering and Piprakis bakery is one of the best on the Island with lovely bread and pastries. For water sports fans, the best options are snorkelling or scuba diving trips, as the surf is rarely up.

Nearby we found great places to visit. Botanical Gardens of Crete, near Omalos were well worth a visit and so well done. Kournas Lake is a fun freshwater lake with pedalos and Hawaiian style beach bars, near Rethymno. City explorers will find plenty to do in Chania or Rethymno, both have regular bus services from Almyrida. Next to Almyrida is the substantial resort of Kalyves which has a very shady beach and a massive choice of shops to browse.

Melanie has a great flat for rent and is wonderful to deal with. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


5 minute walking distance to beach.


Direct flights from UK London Gatwick and Manchester to Chania airport which is 45 min-drive to the apartment.

Further Details:

Crete has a variety of beautiful scenery including undeveloped pennisulas which are ideal for walkers, spectacular gorges or traditional Greek villages. Near by is the Venetian town of Chania and it's beautiful harbour. There are ancient archaeological sites throughout the island.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is necessary to secure the booking with final balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to your departure. £150 breakage bond will be required which will be fully refunded providing all is well when you leave.
Reductions for couples or 2 single persons. (During June, July, August and September) Payments in euros to Crete bank account preferred.

Changeover Day:
Linen and towels are provided and are changed for rentals over 7 days.
Please note the day of arrival the apartment will be available from 15.00pm
On the day of departure please vacate at 11.00am.
Special requests will be considered eg: late flights.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Or payments in euros to Crete bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower, WC to double bedroom. Seperate shower room with WC next to twin bedroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.


  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is fully air-conditioned plus it can be used for heating in the cooler months. There is a digital safe installed in the double bedroom. Apartment will be ready from 15.00pm Please vacate on departure day 11.00am Outside: Lawns around the apartment are kept to a very high standard the pool is cleaned on a regular basis. There are patios both to front and rear leading to the pool, with sun loungers and patio tables and chairs for your use. Utility Room: Clothes airer and pegs. Iron and ironing board. Child's high chair Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean sheets and towels are provided. For any rentals over 7 days there is a change of linen.

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