VacationRentals.com is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We're committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
Our first trip to Greece went to Athens, Sailing the Aegean, Santorini, and then to Chania. The stay In this picturesque little port city was like a vacation from our vacation.
Our hostess, Maria, was warm and inviting from the moment we made our reservations. She emailed us a detailed list of all of the information that we would need during our visit. This made it possible to plan some outings prior to our arrival thus leaving lots of time to linger.
We took the high-speed ferry to Heraklion and stayed over there. The next day we had a leisurely breakfast, visited the palace of Knossos, had lunch in the Lovely town of Rethymnon and headed to Chania.
The heavy rains made finding the property a bit difficult but one phone call had Maria’s friend standing in the downpour to direct us down “the wide right” (which turned out to be a miniature street between two buildings). Cold, wet and hungry we entered our little five-day paradise to find an inviting, warm oasis with a hot pan of pasticio, fresh fruit, wine, Raki, a coffee maker AND coffee and candy!!! Thank you, Maria!! We did not have to “run out” for a single provision!
We put on our “fat clothes” and were in for the night.
If you read all the previous reviews and look at the pictures you will see the perfection of an interior-designer inspired space that was spotless!! Immaculate! We felt like we were using everything in the house for the first time.
Visiting in Maria’s home was like going to visit a favorite cousin.
The location of this beautiful, eclectic house was convenient to everything. We ran out in the morning to the bakery for pastries; we walked around downtown Chania; we stopped in at all the lovely convenient restaurants; we ran down at the last minute to see the most spectacular sunset we had viewed in Greece; and we lingered over cocktails overlooking the harbor. When we splashed our way home in the pouring rain an incredible five-star hotel shower awaited us and all of our clothes went immediately into the washer/dryer.
The house is airy and open and the beds are warm and inviting. It is located close to Crete’s best day trips.
We stay in houses when we travel so that we can feel a part of the neighborhood and the culture. This one speaks of dancing, drinking, loving and eating.
If we did not have Thanksgiving, Christmas and jobs in front of us we would be back this weekend.
Efkalisto, Maria, for making this idyllic vacation happen!
The apartment is nicely detailed and was stocked with all sorts of nice welcome gifts such as fruits, waters and local refreshments. This home has obviously been renovated recently and is a very nice space to stay in. We found it to be very accessible using the city buses and there is free parking available if needed. We plan to return to Crete and this apartment will be high on our list to consider if we stay in the Chania area.