90 square metres floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, only 10 metres from Almirida sandy beach with fantastic sea view. Fully equiped with 3 air-conditions, free Wifi, satellite tv. From 2017 a new Roof terrace with BBQ and superb sea view!
Almyrida is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations in Greece. Almyrida situated 22 kilometres far from Chania, at the East, within a cove at the mouth of the Souda bay. Almyrida is a small beautiful village by the sea, with 133 permanent residents. Almyrida offers a fabulous clean sandy beach, blue flag award. Panos apartment is next to Almyrida sandy beach with fantastic sea view. Our apartment is a very beautiful apartment at the heart of the Almyrida village. It is in the first floor, next to sports activities shop. Under the apartment, there is the 'Francoise cafe',the most famous cafe in Almirida. You can taste there a fantastic breakfast, coffee, pizza, ice-cream. Αpartment is full-furnished, air-conditioning, satellite TV, CD-DVD player, wifi internet access. It is consisted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room with fantastic sea view, the sitting-room, the dinning room-kitchen and the backside balcony with mountain view.
There are a variety of water sports available and many tavernas right on the sea front serving locally caught fish and fresh local cuisine.The beautiful Blue Flag awarded beaches in Almyrida have soft Golden sand, clear water and are very safe for children as they shelve gently to the sea. Sun beds and umbrellas are available. There is a bakery, several bars, supermarkets and shops. A taxi rank and bus services into Chania town are all within easy walking distance. At the entrance to Almirida archaeologists discovered an ancient Mosaic which belongs to the 5th century Church.
Full size cooker and oven
Wi Fi internet
Iron and Ironing board
Village: In the village
Airport in Heraklion: 130 km
Airport in Chania: 30 km
Harbour: 20 km (Souda)
Hospital: 20 km
Beach: 10 m
Shops/Super Market: 30 m
Tavernas/Cafe: 5 m
Bus Stop: 20 m
Airconditioning, internet access, tax, weekly change of linen/towel are included in the prices.
Fragokastello is in Sfakia, in the south coast of west Crete 13 kilometers east of the Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias. Fragokastello is a small seaside village with a few houses and enough rooms and apartments. It is known for the namesake Venetian castle which is saved in a very good condition, the beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts that appear in Fragokastello at dawn every May. However, over the centuries the region showed great monuments, but very few survive today.Fragokastello is in a surprisingly flat small plain, behind which the east White Mountains appear with the gorge and the Kallikrates plateau. This region is one of the many surprises that the nature of Crete offers to its visitors.
Sougia is a little seaside village in southern Crete, 70 kilometers south of Chania.Sougia is built at the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, west of the Agierinioti streambed, and stands out for its big, beautiful beach that never fills up with people and its relaxed casual atmosphere.Sougia became known from the young in age or soul, who spent their vacation in their tents under the trees of the beach. Especially 20 years ago the situation was completely hippie in Sougia, but today it has begun to change.
The scenes still appear every summer and the beach in her eastern side continues to attract nudists, but less than before.
3. Samaria Gorge
The canyon is the biggest in Europe with 18 km length and the road that we walk in it is 14 km. His width ranges from 150 to 3 meters, at its narrowest point, the Doors. It was proclaimed a national park, in 1962 to protect rare flora and fauna. In 1980 it was awarded by the Council of Europe as one of the most beautiful areas. Due to its wild form, is the only place that the “beast” still lives as the locals call the cretan wild goat. A lot of rare species of birds also live and along the gorge many and rare herbs such as burning bush and wild flowers grow.In the gorge is forbidden: hunting, setting fires, collecting flowers and herbs, and also spending the night. Throughout the length of the route there are guards but also guides with mules that carry with a fare, whoever has a problem.
Even in the entrance a symbolic ticket is given, that is refundable, to verify that all the visitors got out of the gorge. In the winter the canyon is impassable and the passage is allowed from early May until October. The course takes 6-8 hours depending on the abilities of the hiker. For the path we must be supplied with suitable hard shoes, (boots), and light food. It is not necessary to carry water with us, because along the gorge, there are streams with crystal, clear waters. But we must have been informed for the last’s boat departure from Agia Roumeli so that we leave for Sfakia. Xiloskalos, at the entrance of the gorge and at an altitude of 1200m , is a narrow path with a wooden handrail for convenience and protection of those who descend to Faraga, as the locals call it. Descending the path, you are slowly dominated by an awe. High mountains on the right and on the left a ravin without end in front of you. Countless shades of green and deep far another tall mountain.
In the west end of the Chania’s prefecture and in a distance 59 km from the town of Chania is Falasarna. Also that was a port of ancient Polirinia that was independent, cutting her own coins which were depicting on one side the head of a woman and on the other the word FA between a trident. Due to the high security of the port and the impregnable fortress Polirinia became an important commercial and shipping centre. The entrance of the town was by sea. She was built in levels, as evidenced by the walls that have been saved until today.
Today the port and the channel are 100 meters away from the sea, because the beach has been lifted. The Falasarna’s beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful of Crete with fine sand and length of 3 km. Her position at the west end helps her have the most beautiful sunset.
Elafonisi is near the southwestern side of Crete, 43 kilometeres from Kasteli and 76 from Chania. The road from Chrisoskalitissa continues in a dirt road to Elafonisi, for which there are organized tours from Kasteli and Chania as well as boats from Palaiochora. It has beautiful beaches.
The city of Chania and capital of the prefecture stands out for her charm and nobility. It is separated in old and new town. The so-called new town, is a modern urban center, with all the amenities of any big city. Nevertheless the experienced eye of a traveler distinguishes elements of her old nobility. As one walks through the picturesque streets of the old town and observes the architecture building of settlements understands the footsteps of the cultures that marked the country’s history and the culture of people.A stroll in Chania looks like a fairytale. In every corner of the road your appointment with history renews and in every turn a “hero” waits for you and invites you to go on.
RECOMMENDED CRETAN FOODS
Crete has about 60 olive trees per inhabitant so olive oil (the only oil traditionally used in cooking) is one of the staple foods. A family of four will easily use a litre a day if not more. A good restaurant must use good oil, the rest of the cooking comes second. Most people have their own supply of oil or buy from each other but of course you can buy oil in the supermarkets. Buy extra virgin oil, it will often be written in English on the labels. If you are considering buying some really good olive oil to take back with you, it is best to buy from a producer, not because it is cheaper (which it is) but because you can find some really good oil. Where? I am not going to divulge my supply - I think that I have just found the perfect one after years of searching - and have it plundered! If you go around and eat at a place where you find the oil especially tasty, compliment them on their oil and ask nicely if you could buy a little bit of it (a few litres is a little bit). This is, I guess, the best way to strike lucky. Another place where you could look is the covered market in Hania: there are some good oils to be found there and you might be able to get a taste before buying. There are no big price differences between the best oils and poor quality ones and as a rule they cost around 4 Euro per litre.
You will be able to find a reasonable variety of cheeses in the supermarkets but there are only a few types of Cretan cheeses, listed below:
Graviera: the name is a loose rendition of the word "gruyere" and it is a little similar. This is the standard hard cheese and being of local production, there are many types and tastes. Taste before buying.
Myzitra: a fresh cheese made of ewe's milk. It can also be made of goats milk (in which case it is called "katsikithia") or mixed milk. This is the standard fresh cheese. A good goat's one will taste like these expensive French "chèvre frais" that you can buy in good delis, at a fraction of the price.
Anthotiros: from the words "anthos" and "tiros" meaning "flower" and "cheese" it is a very mild, soft spring cheese made when the sheep pastures are still full of flowers. The closest cheese that I could compare it to is mozzarella although it is quite different.
I list it because it is an unusual staple food but it is not necessarily something that you would want to take back from your holiday as a present to someone: paximadi is the hard dry bread (it is baked, cut in slices and baked again) that peasants take to the fields and soften with a little water and olive oil. It will keep forever.
The first thing that always strikes me whenever I step off the plane on Crete is the smell of herbs, especially thyme, oregano and marjoram. The whole island smells of herbs and is covered in them. Buy a supply before you leave the island, they will be fresh and cheap. A few herbs are also found only on Crete, like "diktamos" or Cretan dittany (which is supposed to have all sorts of medicinal properties).
Crete has been an important honey producer for a good few thousand years (it was a main export item to Ancient Egypt) and the honey is very good, especially the thyme honey. You can find honey in all the shops but it is better (and a little cheaper) to buy it loose from a producer. The honey from Omalos is quite famous.
Not something that you would take back with you of course, but I would just like to mention that the meat here (at least the local production meat) is supposed to be as good as it was in Northern Europe some decades ago, before industrial animal husbandry became the rule - this is according to an old German butcher who was here on holiday and told me so. Particularly noteworthy of course is lamb and goat's meat although they are not as cheap as one could think.
The Mediterranean is very overfished so do not expect masses of cheap fish. There is good fresh fish but it is expensive.
Ouzo is NOT at all a Cretan drink, so don't bring that back as a Cretan souvenir! The local "hard drink" is called "raki" or "tsikoudia" and is distilled from what is left over from pressing grapes (there must be a name in English for that stuff but I don't know it), so in fact it is the same as the Italian grappa. It is a pretty strong, pretty clean alcohol, meaning that you'll get drunk on it really quick but will feel halfway human the next day. It is a little difficult to buy because it is mainly home-produced. The bottled stuff called 'raki' or Cretan raki" in the supermarkets is pretty awful and no Cretan would touch it. It is also expensive compared to the Euro 3,50 or 4 per liter that you would pay elsewhere. Here again the same rule might apply as when buying olive oil: if you come across something that you like, ask very nicely if you could buy a bottle of it.
Cretan wine is mainly home-made and rarely bottled. Traditionally there is no such thing as red or white wine. The wine is a golden brown colour with a fairly high alcohol content (13 - 14%) and more akin to port or sherry. Whether you like it or not is very much a matter of taste and of course a matter of where you drink it. It is cheap and you may be able to buy it by the liter in your local shops or café. Taste before buying because it can be very good or very bad.
Fruit and vegetables
Although this is changing most of the fruit and vegetable that you will be able to buy is "what grows here when it grows". Something of a strange experience for many of us who have become used to finding everything all year around in the supermarket. It means that the choices can be limited but it also means that what you will buy will be cheap and fresh and certainly not wrapped in plastic!
One unusual vegetable commonly eaten here goes by the generic name of "horta" which literally translates as "grass". This covers all sorts of wild (nowadays some of it is cultivated as well) green stuff, generally bitter tasting, boiled until tender and served with a liberal dash of olive oil and a sprinkle of lemon. This is peasant food par excellence: healthy, tasty and free although if you buy it at a shop some of the more interesting types (stamangathi for example) can command substantial prices because of the work involved in its collection and cleaning.
Mi itt maradtunk több mint egy hét - valóban van egy csomó hely, valóban van két apartman egy. Nagyon tiszta és kényelmes. A konyhában mindent, amire szüksége van. A tenger kilátás a nappaliból tényleg elképesztő! A strand nagyon tiszta, és egy része egy lapos homokos strand, tökéletes, ha u utazik a gyerekekkel. Van elég parkolóhely egy 1 perces távolságot, és egy kis szupermarket. Sok étterem - csak néhány további vásárlás be kell vezetni, hogy a következő nagyobb helyre. Csak ajánlani tudom a Café Francois, csak a lakásban. Panagiotis volt egy nagyon kedves és segítőkész házigazda. Köszönöm szépen!Mario2013-08-17T00:00:00Z
Mint Mirko írta a lakás közel két 1 ágyas apartman található. A lakás kerül az első emeleten, mint a kávézóban. Szobák, konyha és étkező van Spacey és tiszta. A lakás teljesen felszerelt, még a gyermekek székek, ha szüksége van. Míg a kávét, étkezőben élvezheti gyönyörűen kilátás nyílik a tengerre, ami mindössze néhány méterre a háztól. Ez biztosítja a tökéletes nap kezdetén :) Almyrida egy kis falu, de megtalálható itt minden, amire szüksége van. Chania vagy Souda közel a falu, így ha kell, hogy néhány nagyobb vásárlás, ez nem probléma. A strand Almyrida nagyon mesebeli, de kicsi. Mindössze néhány km-re van széles és homokos strandok, amely elérheti a néhány perc autóval. Nagyon ajánlom ezt a helyet. Mi maradtunk ott 7 napig, miután egy nagy idő. És Panos nagyon szép :), és gondoskodik az Ön igényeinek. Május 2013 Marta2013-05-28T00:00:00Z
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