Greece, Crete, Gerani - Apartment

Arete: Arete Crete Self Catering Apartments

    Property Features
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 2
  • Self-catering
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Air conditioned
  • Shared garden
  • Staffed property
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Property in the countryside
  • A car is necessary
  • Located in a village
    Holiday Theme
  • Walking holiday
  • Romantic / couples
  • Wintersun
  • Child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Smokers welcome
  • Long term renters
  • Short term renters

Arete description

Agrotourism in the heart of the Cretan countryside

A taste of the real Crete.

A unique experience.

A unique property set on the edge of a small farming village, west of the historical Venetian town of Hania, on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.

JUST 2 self-catering apartments, each sleeping 2 people.

SPACIOUS (42 sq meters each) and fully equipped for self-catering, both apartments are situated on the first floor of a British couples home who live here all year round.

FREE WiFi and air-conditioning or heating, Arete is suitable for any season.

PRIVATE PARKING and independent access to the apartments give guests the freedom to come and go as they please.

2 BALCONIES PER APARTMENT, a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife.

LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away or a short drive west away from the populated tourist areas towards Kissamos, Kolimbari and Rhodopos.

POPULAR destinations such as Paleochora, Sougia, Elafonisi and many more are just an unforgettable drive away, across west Crete's dramatic countryside and coastal roads.

IDEAL location for walkers, bird-watchers, history and archeology enthusiasts, offering the perfect base from where to explore or just to relax and enjoy the Cretan countryside.

We, the owners Helen & Sean, live here on this wonderful island all year round and can give you local information and advice on where to visit and how to get there, where to eat and much much more. We happily take guests on local walks around the area and further afield for more adventurous walks, all free of charge.

For further information and photos visit our website at

Photos of the holiday Apartment

Arete - The view from the balcony at Arete.
The view from the balcony at Arete.
Arete -
Arete - The garden
The garden
Arete - The Jali Apartment
The Jali Apartment
Arete - The Pine Apartment
The Pine Apartment
Arete - The courtyard
The courtyard
Arete - Arete
Arete - The Pine 2nd balcony at rear.
The Pine 2nd balcony at rear.
Arete - Through the back door.
Through the back door.
Arete - Xamoudochori Village
Xamoudochori Village
Arete - The Mosque at Hania harbour.
The Mosque at Hania harbour.
Arete - The Old Venetion Harbour Hania
The Old Venetion Harbour Hania

The Gerani - Crete region

The village of Xamoudochori is located 3 kilometers inland from the coastal village of Maleme, west Crete.
Approximately 20 kilometers from the airport at Chania (airport code CHQ) a 40 minute drive. Or 160 kilometers from the airport at Heraklion (airport code HER) a 2 to 3 hour drive.
Xamoudochori is a small farming village with 1 kafeneon, serving drinks and snacks. It's rural location is ideally situated for an authentic Cretan holiday experience but also close enough to the tourist areas such as Platanias 5 kms away.

Activities and places of interest in Crete, Gerani

Bird watching, Jet skiing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Swimming, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Shopping, Horse riding, Mountaineering, Walking, Diving, Rock climbing, Snorkeling
Local attractions
Botanical gardens, Cave, Scenic drive, Vineyard, Church, Restaurant, Cinema

Gym nearby
  • Beach within reasonable driving distance
  • Property in the countryside
  • Located in a village
Holiday theme
Walking holiday, Romantic / couples, Wintersun

Rental features

Property type
Floor space
40m2 (Approximately)
Apartment sleeps 2 people
Suitable for children, Pets welcome, Suitable for the elderly or infirm, Smokers welcome, Long term renters welcome, Short term renters welcome

1 bedroom, 1 double bed

Arete has 2 apartments, The Jali has a double bed and The Pine has twin beds. Both apartments sleep 2 people.


1 bathroom (0 of which are ensuite), shower enclosure

Each apartment has a large shower room.


Seating for 2 people

Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.

Dining room

Seating for 2 people

Each apartment has a dinning area.

Interior features

Books, Children's books
General facilities
Linen provided, Towels provided, Staffed property, Air conditioned, Ceiling fans, Central Heating, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Utensils, Kettle, Toaster, Iron & board, Coffee maker, Hairdryer
Wi-fi available

Exterior features

Exterior facilities
Sailing boat available, Sunbeds/loungers, Secure parking, Balcony/terrace, Garden (shared), BBQ, Garden table & chairs, Beach chairs, Ground floor patio

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Rental Rates

 Rental prices are quoted in Euros €
 Weekly rate
Week night
Weekend rate
Minimum stay
01 Apr 12
30 Jun 12
01 Jul 12
31 Aug 12
01 Sep 12
30 Nov 12
01 Dec 12
31 Mar 13

Notes to rental charges: Discounts available for family/group bookings of both apartments.

Note: Prices may change subject to property advertiser's discretion. Exchange rate conversion provided for convenience only, property advertiser reserves right to accept payment in currencies of choice

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