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7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Classic, luxurious, 1th floor apartment 100sqm , with a private terrace 25sqm.Breathtaking 180o views of the Cretan Sea , the picturesque Old Town and the Venetian Castle of Rethimno.40 meters above the sea level.

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This 100 sqm apartment is on the 1th floor of a block of flats ,with breathtaking views of the picturesque old town and its great Venetian castle. The apparment is located 40 meters above the sea level,150m direct distance from the coast, 350 m or (100 steps plus 100m) walking distance from the beach, just in front of the apartment.
It can comfortably accomodate up to 7 guests.
Its interior design is classic with ethnic touches which make it easy and warm to live in.
There is a modern elevator to get to the 1th floor.
It is mostly inhabited by families and few university students.
T h e terrace.
The 25sqm private terrace, with 180o views of the Cretan Sea and the Venetian Castle, is decorated with plants .Wooden armchairs and a table make it such a lovely place, you will be slow to leave every day and night. Sit back,relax and enjoy some local raki at your private terrace,relax and feel the summer breeze. The terrace is north facing so although you can enjoy the sun at the front part it doesn't prevent you of enjoying fresh air, at the shady part ,any time of the day. Early risers can enjoy the magnificent colours of the sunrise while drinking their coffee.
The livingroom.
The living room facing the terrace has direct access to it .There are two large, comfortable sofas, a coffee table , chairs, a large dining table ,very nice and comfortable to enjoy your family meals . There is also a 40 inches Sony TV with access to Greek channels. Furthermore there is an air-condition .The soft lighting of the living room and the terrace give a warm, romantic atmosphere to the place.
T h e bedrooms.
The apartment has got three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed (1.70m wide) , and access to the balcony also has an air-condition.
The other big bedroom has one bunk beds and one more single bed which is stored under it that can be pooled out for one more guest to sleep.There is also a big wardrobe.
The small bedroom has one double bed. There is also a wardrobe and a bookcase.

T he kitchen.
The kitchen is well organised,fully equipped with an electric oven, four ceramic hot plates,an extractor,a drying rack,a dishwasher,a toaster,coffee machines(for French,filter coffee,espresso,cappuccino),a juice squeezer, a kettle.
The bathrooms
The apartment has got two bathrooms. A big one with a large bathtub, a washbasin and a toilet.
The small bathroom has got a shower 1m x 1m with beautiful ,a washbasin αnd a toilet also it has a washing machine.

The water is heated by sun apart from few days that electricity can be used.
All the windows and balcony doors are double glazed and its outer walls are insulated against external temperatures

Guest access

Rethimno is a picturesque town of 25,000 people situated in the north coast of is between Heraklio (76km) and Chania (56km) while the distance to the south coast (Libyan Sea) is only 35km.
It is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece displaying a unique blend of Venetian,Cretan and Turkish History.
Within a 20 minute walk from the apartment you can visit historic sights (the fortress,Venetian houses,old churches,mosques and a Catholic church).
Apart from the Renaissance old town,Rethimno is also famous for the longest sandy beach (12km) in Crete.
Wander around the narrow stone paved alleys of the old Venetian town with the mosques and discover romantic cafes and traditional gift shops.
Pay a visit to the Castle and its historical buildings especially during the sunset.
Spend your time in one of the hundreds small shops,local restaurants serving Mediterranean dishes ,little bars and clubs.
Drink the authentic Cretan Raki/Tsikoudia with its mezethes (small dishes with local food).
Dine at the fresh fish tavernas in the old Venetian port.
Taste the delicious souvlaki pie from the street vendors.
Walk barefoot on the sand with the numerous tall palm trees of the promenade.
Buy elegant summer clothes or even winter leather jackets and modern shoes.
Free parking is available on the west side of the Castle and several small ones, with a small fee, in the town.
Several events are held that keep the town alive throughout the year.
The Carnival 40 days before the Orthodox Easter. With 13,000 participants in the great parade dressed in colourful,artistic handmade costumes and masks make a unique experience for all ages.
The Renaissance Festival with street events in July and August.
The Wine Festival of Cretan diet products in July.
Theatrical and dancing performances,concerts,cultural events of any kind,live music nights in the amazing open air theater on the old castle.
Every Saturday the local street market takes place 15 min walk away. You can find fresh fruit and vegetables and traditional delicacies there from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Town Center ( Town Hall) 1800m
Central Bus Station(KTEL) 1300m
Taxi Stop 1300m
Arkadi Monastery 25 km
Kournas Lake 25 km
Plakias 35 km
The Archeological Museum in Heraklio 76km
Knossos Palace 83 km
Cretacquarium 87 km

Free of charge
Complimentary a bottle of the local drink (raki) and a basket of fresh fruit ,nuts, sandwiches upon arrival also at the time of your arrival we will have make you a hot delicious dinner for all the quests.
Spare linen (sheets, pillow cases, towels).
Sugar, spices, salt,coffee,teabags,local herbs.
Hand washing liquid.
Toilet paper, Washing powder, washing liquid.
You are invited to ask in advance for anything could make your stay here more comfortable. It would be my pleasure to make you feel like being at home.
As the apartment is located in a residential area and a quiet block of flats, guests are courtesly required to keep noise to a minimum (nuisanse law) from 3p.m. to 6p.m. and from 11p.m. to 8a.m.
It is a non smoking apartment. Feel free to smoke on the terrace but make sure you have collected the cigarette ends.
Guests are responsible for the damages they cause.
Respect the neighbours

Other things to note

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Extra people $31 AUD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $62 AUD
Weekly Discount: 19%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)


1 night minimum stay

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Frank And Carmel User ProfileFrank And Carmel is a superhost.
October 2015
Kostoula was fantastic. She greeted us at her apartment and made us very welcome. She cooked us a welcome meal and filled us in on where best to go. Her apartment was spacious and was in an location. Thanks Kostoula.

Nikolay User Profile
October 2017
Great quite place with fantastic view.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
We have had 2 wonderful weeks at Kostoulas appartement. It has everything as described and a lot more. The appartement was very clean and has a lot of space. All kitchen appliances were in a very good condition as all other devices, too. The WLAN was fast enough. We were very satisfied. On the terrace we have had a perfect view on Rethymno’s castle and on the beach which is near to be reached. The old town is 20 minutes away by foot. Everyday we got fresh bread from a local minimarket. Kostoula was everytime available for us when we’ve got questions and responded very quickly. We got a delicious welcome dinner from her and a lot of tasty fruits. Kostoula filled the fridge for us for the first days. Even olive oil and coffee were their and washing powder. We like to thanks Kostoula for giving us the opportunity to spend our holiday at her appartement. We can recommend it to other’s.

Astrid User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderfull time at Kostoulas appartment. It was just as described, and everything we needed with two small children on vacation. She booked a mini van to pick us up at the air port, and waited for us with a delicious chicken dinner upon our arrival. The fridge was filled with everything we needed for the first days, and in addition there was more fruit than we managed to eat during our stay. :) Everyone recommend that we rented a car, since the apartment is a good, short walk from Rethimnon old city. However we managed just fine with the local bus, once we got the hang of it. We walked to the supermarket, and took the bus back the first day. The rest of the time we found what we needed in yhe bakery and mini marked down the street. Highly recommend this place!

Bess User Profile
July 2017
Rethymon is a lovely place and Kostoula's place is just enough away from the small town; easy to walk to but far enough for peace and quiet.

Giovanni User Profile
July 2017
Our staying in Kostoula's apartment was great! The house is fully equipped with sheets, towels and all you can need for cooking. Kostoula cooked an amazing lunch for us as we arrived and the fridge was full of food, fruit and drinks. The position of the house is perfect for traveling to many places. I strongly suggest this house for ant kind of travellers, especially for families. Thank you Kostoula!

Daniel User Profile
October 2016
We stayed at Kostoula's apartment in Crete and had a great stay. The apartment was in a great location if you are looking to see as much of Crete as possible. We felt very welcomed and comfortable in the apartment. It has everything one needs to have a great trip. I would definitely recommend.

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