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We are located just 3 kilometers from the village of Kavousi at Tholos Beach. The large villa is just 40 meters from the beach, built on 2 levels and is divided into 4 comfortable condos ( or suites). The Helios Suite is on the upper level with its own entrance offering breath-taking views of the beach and the Mirabello Gulf. In the 90 sq m of living space there are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 twin beds. One large bathroom has full facilities, plus a washer, dryer and hydro-massage. The large living-dining area is comfortably and tastefully furnished and includes satellite TV and WI-fi. A fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, cooking untensils, as well as the standard appliances. Wide wall-to-wall, floo...We are located just 3 kilometers from the village of Kavousi at Tholos Beach. The large villa is just 40 meters from the beach, built on 2 levels and is divided into 4 comfortable condos ( or suites). The Helios Suite is on the upper level with its own entrance offering breath-taking views of the beach and the Mirabello Gulf. In the 90 sq m of living space there are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 twin beds. One large bathroom has full facilities, plus a washer, dryer and hydro-massage. The large living-dining area is comfortably and tastefully furnished and includes satellite TV and WI-fi. A fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, cooking untensils, as well as the standard appliances. Wide wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling balcony doors of American furnaced oak open onto the 60 sqm balcony overlooking the well tended gardens, the 75 sqm pool, the beach and the Mirabello Bay.
We are centrally located in the prefecture of Lasithi in northeastern Crete, making it the ideal 'base' for your holiday. We are just on the edge of the Isthmus of Ierapetras, the narrowest point in Crete. Drive from Tholos Beach to the southernmost city of Europe in a mere 20 minutes!
The village of Kavousi is the home of a monumental olive tree, one of the world's oldest, and numerous archaeological sites and Venetian era churches. Across the bay is Agios Nicholaos, just a 30 minute drive away, with plenty of small villages and beautiful scenery along the way.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1040K133K3073601
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Maximum occupancy is 4 guests per suite.
Smoking is allowed outside.
We ask our guests to respect the peace and quiet of other guests.
No parties are allowed.
Please leave the suite in an acceptable condition.
Wonderful apartment in a tranquil location with great hospitality
We stayed in the Helios Suite at Tholos Bay for 2 weeks with our 2 year old daughter. We were very impressed by the standard of the accommodation. The apartment was furnished and equipped to a high standard, with a fully stocked kitchen and modern appliances. We were impressed by the generous size of all the rooms, and particularly loved the huge balcony with stunning views of the bay. There were lots of little touches that made the apartment a very comfortable place to stay, for example plenty of storage space, a washing machine, an electrically-operated awning to provide shade on the balcony, black-out blinds on all bedrooms - it felt more like a holiday home you could imagine living in for a season than a hotel-style apartment.
The Tholos Bay complex as a whole was delightful, with beautiful grounds and a lovely pool area. With only 3 apartments, we had the swimming pool to ourselves much of the time. Elaine and Manthos, the owners, were generous and kind hosts, who were always available to answer questions or help when needed, but also gave their guests plenty of space. We appreciated the arrival gift of home-grown figs and grapes from the orchard on the grounds.
The beach is just down the hill from the property, and it is possible to walk through the vineyard right down to it (though with a toddler and beach equipment, we usually drove, as the sandy area is at the far end, and parking is easy). It is a very good beach for small children, with fine sand suitable for sandcastles, and a gentle entry into the sea, which is usually very calm. It is not nearly as crowded as other beaches we visited, and there are olive trees that provide some shade (there is also a little cafe just set back from it).
The area is rural, and staying here suits people who want a quiet holiday and to get away from the crowds. There are some amenities in Kavousi village, including a small supermarket and a bakery, though for those seeking serious shops, bars etc you would need to drive to Ierapetra (about 25 minutes). However, there are some excellent tavernas in some of the small villages nearby, and Manthos was happy to offer tips. The views of the mountains and sea are stunning, and completely unspoiled by any mass-development.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, and would certainly stay again.
Visited September 2017
Written November 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here and would be glad to welcome you back on a future trip to Crete.
Written November 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lyon, France161 contributions
Un moment de calme ensoleillé
Un très bon moment dans ce lieu entre piscine et plage en contre bas.
Des propriétaires accueillants et chaleureux avec chaque jour des attentions particulières : Raisins frais, figues et jasmin du jardin.
Propreté et fonctionnalité impeccables.
Pour les petits déjeuners tout est à disposition au village de Kavousi du mini market à la boulangerie.
Pour les restaurants, évitez le Panorama (Pas bon) et n'y aller que pour la vue et un verre au coucher du soleil. Aller plutôt dans les petites tavernes du port de Mochlos au nord ou dans les restaurants (Pour certains vraiment excellents) d'Agio Nicolaus au sud à environ 25 minutes.
Vraiment un excellent séjour avec des bains de mer au lever du soleil sans limite.
Tout juste un bémol concernant la décoration qui est tout de même difficile, ni typique, ni de charme et ni contemporaine...Dommage pour le ressenti global.
Visited August 2016 Traveled with family
Written August 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Heswall, United Kingdom42 contributions
Beautiful, peaceful location in spacious appartment.
We spent a week in the Helios Appartment at Tholos Bay Appartments in August. The bay was beautiful and very quiet. The appartment was larger than I had expected with a large balcony area which lead to steps down to the swimming pool. The pool was shared with the other two Appartments but there was plenty of room and we had it to ourselves much of the time. The gardens around the appartment were beautiful and well maintained. Our hosts who were always at hand when we needed them keeped us well stocked with fresh fruit. Elaine and Mathiue (sorry guessing at spelling) were very welcoming and kind. They live on site and couldn't have been better. Thank you for a lovely week.
Visited August 2016
Written August 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your stay in Crete.
Written August 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Treviso, Italy42 contributions
Una vacanza meravigliosa con la famiglia!
Il nostro soggiorno a Tholos Bay Suites è stato davvero magnifico, grazie alla cornice splendida della baia e all'ospitalità e gentilezza dei gestori Manthos e Elaine che hanno reso la nostra vacanza davvero molto speciale! La struttura è nuova e dotata di ogni comfort, non abbiamo avuto alcun problema. Abbiamo soggiornato in 4 di cui una bambina di 4 anni ed è stato tutto perfetto. Il panorama è mozzafiato.
Ringrazio ancora Elaine e Manthos per la disponibilità e l'accortezza dimostrata durante tutto il nostro soggiorno, non ci scorderemo della loro calorosa accoglienza!
Visited August 2015 Traveled with family
Written August 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for your kind words. So glad we could accommodate you and your family. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us. Hope to meet again in the future.
Written August 20, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Superb location, warm hospitality and child-friendly vacation"
We stayed at Tholos Bay Suites (Helios Suite), for 10 days in August with my family which included a 5-year old. The location is absolutely amazing.... walking distance to the sea and an unobstructed view to the bay which, especially at sunset, can only be described as breath-taking. I cannot say enough about the hospitality of the owners, Manthos and Elaine, which went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The fact that they live on-site means that we literally had all our requests handled immediately and got the best tips from them on local attractions and places to eat/shop. Furthermore, the beach itself is perfect for small children... shallow, sandy and usually very calm. The suite itself was very large and had nice "luxury" touches like a fully-equipped kitchen and dryer machine usually found on more expensive properties.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for a great value for money, peaceful, child-friendly beach vacation then look no further!
Visited August 2014
Written December 21, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for your kind review of Tholos Bay Suites. We are pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We will be happy to have you come again.
Manthos and Elaine
Written December 22, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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What this rental offers
Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Fishing spots available
About the neighborhood
In the village of Kavousi there are taverns and kafeneios, a bread shop, and a shop that makes and sells traditional Cretan sweets. The village is nestled at the foot of Mount Kapsa where an ongoing archaeological excavation has unearthed a Minoan settlement. Other sites of interest in the area are the sites of Thrypti and Vronta, as well as Kavousi's Ancient Olive Tree which has been declared a National Monument and one of the world's oldest olive trees. A must see for anyone visiting the area.
How to get there
The drive from Heraklion to Kavousi is about 1.5 hours, but the views along the way are so astounding it may take you a bit longer.
Fishing spots available
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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