Aptera Bay Studio , Megala Horafia, Crete

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“Wonderful sea view. 800m from village tavernas and shop.”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 2
Shower Rooms 1
Maid Service Included
Pool Shared 13 x 6
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 35
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 5.6 km
Tavernas 1 km
Mini Market 1.2 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 23 km
Ferry Port Souda 8 km
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Hair Dryer
Toaster
Kettle
WiFi
Communal BBQ
Fridge
Freezer
Hob
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Aptera Bay View Apts and Studios, Megala Horafia, Crete

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Meticulously cared for by two brothers and their delightful sister and perched on the hill above Souda Bay, the Aptera Bay View apartments, share a privileged position overlooking Souda Bay  a view first enjoyed by the Minoans when they built their fortress at Aptera  just over 500 meters away. Chosen as a good viewpoint then, it still cuts the mustard these days and although theres no longer any need to keep watch for pirates, its certainly very pleasant to sit on your balcony at breakfast with a bowl of yogurt and honey and watch the ferries and fishing boats  plying their way across the bay. Perfect for a holiday in Crete where the culture of sigar, sigar (slowly, slowly) gradually seeps into your being.

 

These smart, sparkling white apartments arranged in two separate units, have a generosity in their layout which is reflected in the prettily flowered gardens in which they sit.

 

The lovely 6.30m x 13.50m pool has a separate childrens pool and is set beside a large lawn, with space a plenty for sun beds under the shade of the palm trees.

 

Conveniently, three tavernas can be found in the village of Megala Horafia, 1 km away, as well as a small mini market. A further 3 kms brings you to  the tiny hamlet of Kyani with a choice of 2 tavernas and a quiet sandy beach and if you drive for  5 minute more you will arrive at  the bustling seaside town of Kalives.

 

Studios

 

The two studios are at ground floor level in the centre of each unit, making them very convenient to combine with the one or two bedroom apts for family groups who require a little extra privacy. 

 

The front door leads from an arched terrace into the open plan studio furnished with twin beds and a Cretan sofa for a third person and solid wooden dining table and chairs.

 

French doors open onto a generous and private sea view balcony, furnished with outside dining furniture.

 

The neat kitchenette has a tidy run of wooden cupboards, a two ring hob, a small oven and a fridge. There is a tiled shower room.

 

Greek Tourist Tax
 
From 1/1/18, the Greek Government introduced an overnight stay tourist tax of 0.50 €  per apt. per night.
 
You’ll be asked to pay the tax, in cash, soon after you check-in. 

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Aptera Bay Studio , Crete Latest review - Aptera Bay Studio , Crete
Idyllic accommodation in wonderful surroundings .
"Have been to this property twice,2011 and 2012. Should have gone 2013 but had to cancel due to health issues.( put a review on Trip advisor). Can highly recommend.Property and grounds immaculate. Ana and her brothers hospitality is fantastic.Truly welcoming.Fresh eggs in the morning from their chickens,olive oil and Raki much appreciated.An ideal spot to relax and unwind. Pool area spotless.Very quiet as many people out exploring.We have been visiting this island for many years and fell in love with it and it's people..."
Roger Booth - Sep 2012
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
    Diane
  • Chris - Operations Director
    Chris
  • Paul - Managing Director
    Paul
  • CJ - Finance Director
    CJ
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
    Sylvia
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Aptera Bay Studio , Crete Latest review - Aptera Bay Studio , Crete
Idyllic accommodation in wonderful surroundings .
"Have been to this property twice,2011 and 2012. Should have gone 2013 but had to cancel due to health issues.( put a review on Trip advisor). Can highly recommend.Property and grounds immaculate. Ana and her brothers hospitality is fantastic.Truly welcoming.Fresh eggs in the morning from their chickens,olive oil and Raki much appreciated.An ideal spot to relax and unwind. Pool area spotless.Very quiet as many people out exploring.We have been visiting this island for many years and fell in love with it and it's people..."
Roger Booth - Sep 2012
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Distances
Beach 5.6 km
Tavernas 1 km
Mini Market 1.2 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 23 km
Ferry Port Souda 8 km
Location of Aptera Bay Studio
Megala Horafia, Crete

Some 12 km from Chania and perched atop a thyme-covered hillside overlooking the islands of Souda Bay the small village of Megala Horafia with a population circa 300, still boasts a church or two, plus a local kafenion, three tavernas and a thriving economy based on sheep and honey! The panoramic views of the distant mountains are quite remarkable.

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Roger Booth
Idyllic accommodation in wonderful surroundings .
"Have been to this property twice,2011 and 2012. Should have gone 2013 but had to cancel due to health issues.( put a review on Trip advisor). Can highly recommend.Property and grounds immaculate. Ana and her brothers hospitality is fantastic.Truly welcoming.Fresh eggs in the morning from their chickens,olive oil and Raki much appreciated.An ideal spot to relax and unwind. Pool area spotless.Very quiet as many people out exploring.We have been visiting this island for many years and fell in love with it and it's people. A very quiet spot and this is what we like.Ancient Aptera site near by,a pleasant walk. A slow walk to the choice of 3 tavernas or Kafenion in the evening suited us,or sometimes for lunch.Supermarkets and fishmongers in nearby Soudha also appealing as an evening on the balcony with local catch and wine a must,plus amazing views . A car is necessary. Would like to return. This year trying another property with Freelance where car hire not necessary near Chania( a beautiful harbour with amazing restaurants) which is not too far away fro Aptera. You will not be disappointed with a visit to this side of the island.It is our favourite after all our years of exploring most of Crete."
Elena B.
A big thank you
"I did not get a chance to say to you our "thank you" for wonderful vacation at Crete Aptera. This was our first time on the island and not the last. We fell in love with Greek culture, history, friendly people, food, wine, greek sun and sea. Please pass on our BIG "Thank you" to Christos and Anna for warm welcome and keeping our stay comfortable and careless"
John Jameson
More than satisfactory !
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John Folkes
Simply stunning view
"The view from Aptera apartments looking out over Souda Bay was simply stunning. The ancient ruins of Aptera are just a 5 minute walk away and provide an idyllic way to spend a couple of hours away from the pool and gardens. The village of Megala Horafia is 1km away and has 3 decent restaurants and a small bar all of which make you very welcome. Forget the long trip to the Samaria Gorge and instead try the local Theriso Gorge."
Anne
"Had a great holiday and would go again, the owners were very friendly and helpful."
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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

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