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Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

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Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Hi,

I'm looking at the Chania area as a possible holiday destination for a holiday next July/Aug with 2 teenage kids. We want somewhere quietish with a decent sized pool and fairly near a beach. We don't need nightlife, water parks etc, just some nice tavernas nearby.

We won't be hiring a car, so nothing too remote.

Any suggestions for resorts or apartments to look at please? We would book independently.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Hi onykahonie

Have a look at resorts like Kalives, Almyrida or Georgioupolis on the north coast to the east of Chania. These are quite low key resorts but a good selection of tavernas. If you want a more commercialised ' Greece for the English' type of strip try the resorts just to the west of Chania.

We have stayed in Kalives which is an all year round Greek village and also more recently Georgioupolis which has a buzzing little square and watersports for the teenagers. It's also in a good location for trips out on the 'Dotto Train' to lake Kournas or other villages.

We stayed at the Georgioupolis Beach Hotel which was okay and had a good pool. Not knowing how old your children are you may be wanting a one or two bedroom apartment and not a couple of hotel rooms. Try looking at www.booking.com which we used. We also used the local buses to transfer ourselves to the hotel but it might not work out too bad for four of you to book a private transfer.

Hope this helps a bit. It's a lovely area.

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2. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Thanks Jean.

My kids (2 girls, so can share a room) will be 13 and 15, but are used to chilled out Greek beach and pool type holidays in small resorts. We definitely don't want an 'English' resort!

I'll have a look at the resorts you've suggested.

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3. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Sorry, but I think the resorts to the west of Chania are more geared to the Scandinavian visitors, and as such are quite upmarket. English is not the first language you will hear there.

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4. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Have a look at Niriides apartments in Almyrida, it is a family run place, well priced, simple but immaculately clean rooms/ apartments, good pool area, 1 min from seafront, bars & tavernas. I think Almyrida can be a great choice for families with teenagers, as they can feel they have a little independence but it's really very safe.

A handful of tavernas, a few café-bars, lovely gently shelving (shallow a long way out!) sandy beach, which gets busy in peak season.

About 4 buses a day into Hania, & a couple of places locally that do coach day-trips.

When you're pricing up your accommodation, I suggest you also take a look at the privately owned villas (sites like owners direct etc as well as TA), as there are many near Almyrida - both villas & apartments on complexes with shared pool, which are inexpensive for a family

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5. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Thanks JWugg, that's actually one of the places I was looking at today! Almryida, definitely looks like the sort of resort we like. I've also found Agia Marina which looks nice.

I hadn't thought of looking at Owners Direct, so I'll take a look there too.

Btw, when I say cheap I'm looking at around £500 per week for accommodation.

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6. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

Whilst I like Almryida, it's quite small, with a fairly limited number of Tavernas.

It's also got quite a large ex-pat community, and isn't typically Greek IMO.

It does have a nice sandy beach.

I would look at GeoP, if you want a pool Kokalas appartments have one, as do a few others.There's one right on the beach, Golden Bay I think it's called or Romantica all of which are fine.

If you decide to go to GP, please read the reports of one of the largest hotels before you book.I'm not going to name it, but there is one hotel in the village which should be avoided.

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7. Re: Looking for a cheap apartment with pool, near a beach!

You could try Niriis at Ag.Apostoli. it has no pool but you can use the one at the Cretan Dream across the road, if you buy drinks and icecreams there. The beach is close by (Iguana beach is sheltered and has good facilities), there is an excellent bus service into Chania town, and plenty of excellent tavernas nearby.

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