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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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ThatSandy...
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Magic a cross between Shirley Valentine and Mama Mia!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were treated like royalty by owners Michail and Anna. They were angels and so generous with gifts of olive oil and home made wine. Nothing was too much trouble. This was a perfect holiday venue with magnificent views of the mountains and sea and olive groves. 'Sound effects' added to the ambience - the gentle baaing of sheep and goats, chickens clucking, the musical hum of cicadas and miaowing of the resident mother cat and her two delightful kittens. The apartment was very comfortable with everything we needed. A superb location away from the crowds but just a few hundred yards from a gorgeous sandy beach and 10 minutes drive from the interesting town of Rethymnon. There were also very good tavernas nearby. The local markets were a cheap source of good quality fruit, salad stuff, vegetables and fresh fish. So relaxing, so calming,we both slept well. It's a shame we could not put this feel good factor in a bottle as the holiday was a real tonic. Loved every minute!

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Liked best: The spectacular view and peace and tranquility.
Liked least: That we did not stay longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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858Alan1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Excellent location for exploring the island, accommodation average but in a quiet secluded setting close to the beach .”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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A warm welcome from the owner who met us on the main road late at night and took us to the accommodation. The ground floor apartment was spacious with a good shower but no views whilst 1st floor apartment was smaller with shower over the toilet yet it had lovely balcony views of sea and mountains. Cooking facilities were basic with a single hot plate. Set in a secluded olive grove with a short walk to the beach and 5 mins by car to nearest village for tavernas and groceries. I would go again.

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Terry375
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Good rural location away from other tourists”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed at Ktima Tzamika for three months this year. Although only 600 metres from the New National Road and sea, the house is in a rural setting surrounded by olive trees with only one near neighbour. The cicadas are loud in July, but calmer in August and quiet in September. You awake to the sounds of the cock crowing next door, sheep baaing as they are herded down the road and cats awaiting you on the doorstep hoping for a tasty morsel. The beach is long, sandy and quiet and the sea varies from calm to rough depending on the wind that is characteristic of Crete. The nearest Cretan village, Episkopi is 2 Km away and has some beautiful Venetian architecture and friendly locals. The nearest tourist resort is Kavros, 4 kilometres to the east via the main road and the popular tourist town of Georgioupolis is another couple of kilometres further on. To the west, the lovely town of Rethymno is approximately 15 kilometres away. Buses run along the New National Road hourly although the house lies between two stops so a 1 Km walk along the road is required, therefore unless you are keen walkers, own transport is recommended to explore the area. The house is divided into several apartments and the accommodation we used had one bedroom, a shower / toilet and a sitting / kitchen / dining room. The cooking facilities are limited to a two ring hob and a toaster and kettle were provided when requested. Eating outside on the terrace looking around the olive grove and watching the sheep pass in the road is a pleasure. Laundry was no problem with access to an automatic washing machine and a line hung between the trees. The owners, Michalis and Anna, who spend their time travelling between their main home in Iraklio, Ktima Tzamika and other properties that they rent out in and around Kissamos, are friendly and hospitable and gave us generous gifts of oil and home grown fruits.

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Liked best: Living amongst the locals and exploring a beautiful island.
Liked least: Poor street llighting at night, no wi-fi / English speaking TV
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Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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