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“Little Gem”
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Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
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Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
Sunny north balcony with views of the Venetian lighthouse, marina and the main Rethymno beach. High ceilings, kitchen and lounge with everything you need.
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Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
Sunny north balcony with views of the Venetian lighthouse, marina and the main Rethymno beach.
High ceilings, kitchen and lounge with everything you need.
Bright and fully equipped kitchen.
Walkway with painting that joins kitchen, lounge and bathroom,bedroom.
Book shelf full of books, dvds, and games.
Bathroom with bathtub / shower and necessities.
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Sky view of apartment, Rethymno old town Fortezza castle and Venetian lighthouse.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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thomasrT1...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Little Gem”
Reviewed September 18, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Venizelou really is a little gem of an apartment - right on the sea front on the edge of Rethymnon Old Town. The apartment is simply excellent - a good sized double bedroom, a neat bathroom with a reliable supply of hot water from the solar water heater (we never had to use the immersion heater) and a lovely lounge / kitchen area. Aircon in the bedroom and the lounge, with ceiling fans. Cooking facilities are minimal (a worktop style plug in two ring hob and a microwave) but with so many eateries on the doorstep, who needs to cook? The star of the show is the spacious balcony facing the sea (there is a second balcony at the back on the street side) - it catches the sun from dawn until dusk and boasts wonderful views by day and night. You can lounge and sunbathe or simply sit with a drink and watch the world go by.
The apartment owner and his family couldn't be more helpful and welcoming - they are simply lovely people who greet you as friends rather than paying guests.
A wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars are within easy walking distance, including those on the waterfront around the old harbour, near the lighthouse. There are a few livelier bars which keep going until the early hours but at no point was the noise intrusive - we were never disturbed. For those who like their retail therapy, there is plenty of shopping to be had, again within easy walking distance.
The beach is a matter of a few minutes' walk away and has a huge choice of sectioned areas which are well-stocked with sun loungers and parasols - many parts of the beach are serviced by the bars across the road for drinks and snacks. For those who prefer to be active, there are jet-skis for hire on the beach and para-gliding trips from the harbour. There is also a wide range of excursions from a number of agents, including inland safari-style and boat trips.
We will definitely be going back!

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Alex15748
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed September 30, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We had a lovely stay at Alki's apartment. It's located in the perfect location to see all that Rethymno has to offer with ease. The main beach is only a 5/10 minute walk away and all the amazing old town restaurants are practically on your doorstep. There is also a good sized strip of restaurants/shops/bars when you come out of the apartment building but the noise doesn't travel up into the apartment.

The balcony is huge and was perfect for some pre dinner drinks and breakfast whilst watching the world go by. I would recommend that you get the air conditioning included as it gets hot and a place to cool down is very much needed. As other guests have stated the final set of stairs are very steep but it wasn't a problem for us.

All in all Rethymno was a great place to visit for a good relaxing beach holiday with dinner in amazing settings. Alki's apartment serves as a great base to enjoy it all if you're looking for a well priced apartment.

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anne081
Scotland
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“Fantastic, central location with lovely sea views.”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Had a great week in this spacious apartment. Super big balcony with lovely views of the Old Harbour and the Marina to sit and watch the world go by. Balconies on both sides meant we could leave both doors open and along with the ceiling fans, kept the apartment cooler. Air conditioning available, but as an extra. We didn't use it. Apartment very well equipped, great WI-FI and information about the local area already there to help you. Water. tea, coffee and milk available on arrival, Mr S' video very useful to see before arrival and many thanks for all his help whilst we were there. His parents live in the flat below so felt very safe at all times. Terrific choice of restaurants and bars all around us, but despite this, apartment very quiet and we were not disturbed by any noise at all considering how busy Rethymnon is. Spiral staircase quite steep and narrow up to the apartment, keeps you fit!. Really good sandy beach 5 minutes walk to the right. Excellent location for Hop on Hop off bus, wee train and harbour for boat trips. Bus station about 20 minutes walk.

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Liked best: Location and big balcony with umbrella, sunbeds, two seating areas and use of BBQ
Liked least: Possibly the spiral staircase- quite narrow, but not a complaint.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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6 reviews
“Excellent location near the Old Town and beaches”
Reviewed July 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This apartment is up a very steep set of stairs, so perhaps not suitable for all, however this is outweighed by the great views from the fabulous balcony.

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Sue P
1 review
“Budget holiday heaven”
Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Loved this place - we wanted a cheap break away from the crowds and couldn't have wished for more. Lovely accommodation and the front terrace is the best place to be for soaking up the sun, people watching, enjoying a barbecue and a glass of wine or reading from the extensive library in the apartment. What more could you want?

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Liked best: The terrace balcony
Liked least: The top staircase
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ayrshire UK
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Karencro6...
Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic holiday and amazing location”
Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We spent two wonderful weeks here, the location of the apartment was amazing, right in the centre, close to the beach and vast choice of wonderful restaurants. Alki the owner was very friendly and helpful and we really didn't want to leave!
The balcony was a highlight of the apartment, we enjoyed a drink or two watching the world go by before stepping out to choose from the numerous restaurants and found a couple of real gems. We also found it a good base from where to explore the island.
We would definitely recommend a stay here and will more than likely return some time.

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Liked best: Location and balcony
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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