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Arete Crete-Agro Tourism - Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment

The view from the front balcony.
87 reviews
The view from the front balcony.
The view from the front balcony.
dining area
shower room
Front balcony
Courtyard BBQ
Around Arete
Arete Organic freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil
Around Arete
rear balcony overlooking the garden and patio
Balcony at Rear
Around Arete
The view from the top of  the track to Arete
Around Arete
Sean and Helen
Arete's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Maleme, Chania Prefecture, Crete
Arete is a unique property set on the edge of a small farming village, 20 kms west of the historical Venetian town of Hania, on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.

SPACIOUS (42 sq meters) Fully Furnished and equipped, self-catering apartment, suitable for any season.

PRIVATE PARKING and independent access to the apartment gives guests the freedom to come and go as they please.

2 BALCONIES, a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife.

LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away...
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Listing #FKN4287222
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We the owners, Helen and Sean, live full time at Arete and will be waiting to welcome you and show you around, to give you as much advice or information as you need, whenever you need it, we are here to help.
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

A lovely quite location but in easy reach of beaches and restaurants. The owners are nothing but kind & helpful, they tell the best locations to visit. The appointment is very clean & tidy. We have been staying with Sean & Helen for four years...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Awesome location and a quality place to stay. It's in a quite village and run by a english expat couple who have spent the last 12 years going native. They had plenty of advice on where to find secluded beaches that were quiet even in...More

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aretecrete, VR Owner at Arete Crete-Agro Tourism - Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thanks both, it was really lovely to meet you and we wish you all the best for your adventure. Happy travelling. Kalo Taxidhi.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Stayed at Arete for a long weekend, just what we needed great location peace and quiet, olive trees, chickens and ducks running wild.... what more could you want. Room was clean and well equipped and had two great balconies. 5 minutes to the beach, many...More

Thank leslie k
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
Smoking allowed in outside areas , balconies etc
    1 Shower
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Dates Min stay Per night
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Jun 12, 2018 -
Jun 30, 2018
3 nights
Jul 1, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
3 nights
Sep 1, 2018 -
Oct 31, 2018
3 nights
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About the neighborhood
The village of Xamoudochori is located 3 kilometers inland from the coastal village of Maleme, west Crete.
Approximately 40 kilometers from the airport at Chania (airport code CHQ) a 40 minute drive. Or 160 kilometers from the airport at Heraklion (airport code HER) a 2 to 3 hour drive.
Xamoudochori is a small farming village with 1 kafeneon, serving drinks and snacks. It's rural location is ideally situated for an authentic Cretan holiday experience but also close enough to the tourist areas such as Platanias 5 kms away.
Getting around
A car is recommended as the local bus route is in Maleme, 3kms away.
We can arrange a bespoke tour to the Samaria Gorge, a guided tour of Chania Town, a brewery visit, wine tasting and much more. Please ask us for more information.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: CHANIA town: 14.9 mi
Ferry: SOUDA: 14.9 mi
Nearest airport is Chania (CHQ) 45 minutes drive away. Arete is located apprx 20 kilometers West of Chania Town , 40 kilometers West of Chania Airport and 3 kms inland from the coastal village of Maleme.
Detailed directions given on booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 mi.
Nearby cities
Crete Villas (5,106)
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