3 lovely apartments with secluded, shaded verandas and a huge, beautiful lawned garden for kids to play games in, with a gate leading right onto a private section of beach. An oasis of calm. Ismini is the kindest host. Can't recommend it enough.
Just returned home after spending a few nights at the Ismini Apartments. Clearly those who have stayed here don't want others to know, but that is unfair on the charming lady - Ismini, who owns the 2 apartments and house. The location of these properties is unparalleled in this traditional small Cretan town of Kalyves. Bang in the centre, yet with its own private garden (must be 30m x 30m) together with a private beach with sunbeds and sunshades. Just check it out on google maps. Front of the properties back on to the busy village main road, but we found the noise minimal. Lovely private patio / terrace overlooking the garden and beach / sea. Ismini has her own bungalow on site, so is available if required. You will see her tending her gardens most days. These properties are a gem if you are considering a relaxing holiday in a lovely town. Price might a be a little more than some other places, but I considered it very fair, and good value.…
We stayed in Ismini Apartments in September this year. It was amazing so clean well equipped and very comfortable. We had the most stunning view from our terrace to our own private beach with sunbeds just a stones throw away. A beautiful spot however, the GEM was the owner and host Ismini she was delightful so accommodating even calling taxi's for us and on one occasion took us in her own car so we could catch a bus on the highway quite a distance away. She provided such useful information on where to go and what to do in this beautiful location, Ismini you are one in a million we hope to see you again on our next visit. Thank you so much. Zoie and Rosco
We stayed at Ismini Apartments A and B with another couple in September 2018. We were all thrilled to find the accommodation exactly as represented which was a nice change from some other places we stayed during this trip. The location is 10 out of 10 and Ismini is a real gem. She was so helpful and we all just loved her. The apartments are spotless and well presented. Everything you need is supplied, right down to cold water bottles in the fridge and fresh coffee. One of the best things was being able to walk out your door and straight onto the beach with your own private sun beds and umbrellas. We loved everything about our apartments and Kalives in general. Can’t wait to go back there.
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Ismini appartments. Ismini was the perfect host and the house was comfortable and very clean. It's location on the beach and in the town is perfect for everything you need. The windows at the front of the house are triple glazed so there is minimal noise from the road. The views at the rear of the house are simply beautiful, looking out to see. I would definitely recommend it and very much hope to visit again.