Cozy flat with fully equipped kitchen in the best, quiet and family friendly neighbourhood near the old city center. Free Wifi, air condition, central heating, washing machine & near to supermarkets, a taxi rank and bus stop that allows easy access to the city center and Knossos palace.
This listing is for the entire 1 bedroom apartment which is on the ground floor -a semi basement -part our detached home. The property is in the nicest family friendly quiet and safest neighbourhood of the city - Mastampas -and it's just 15 - 20 minutes walk from the old city centre of Heraklion. A bus stop (there are regular city bus lines that pass from near by bus stops /to the centre, Knossos palace, University etc. ) and a 24/7 taxi rank are just a few minutes walk from the apartment. My wife and I live upstairs, so you are welcome to knock on our door and ask just about anything. There is also a sofa bed in the living room that can become a double bed to accomodate another couple, a friend or a child. The kitchen has all the necessary to cook: pans, pots, cutleries, etc and of course a fridge. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed and a large wardrobe. There is also an air conditioning unit that you can use free of charge. You will be provided with clean sheets and towels upon arrival, as well as extra sheets and towels too. We will also provide you with shampoo, shower gel, napkins and toilet paper as well as bottles of mineral water.
There are plenty of restaurants, two big supermarkets and a 24/7 grocery store 1 minutes walk that sells literary anything! You can also find great fish food restaurants, taverns, gourmet restaurants, international cuisine and of course greek cuisine, and a lot of cafes and pastry shops if you choose to explore Mastampa area. You will also be surprised by how vibrant the old city center is on a weekday! We will be more than happy to help you find your way around the city and the island.
The apartment fits 2 guests comfortably and an additional guest or a child in the sofa bed.
Guests will have full private access to the entire apartment as well as the outdoor parking area to park their car. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, an air condition unit and a washing machine. Our guests has free access to our adsl Wi-Fi. On arrival we provide clean sheets and towels, as well as shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper and cleaning products -for the washing machine but also for the kitcen or the house.
There is a coffer machine for filter coffee, and an espresso/ cappuccino machine too.
There is also an iron and ironing board and a clothes hanger too. You can use the hander to dry your clothes in an outside veranda in front of our house. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask.
Interaction with our quests is a matter of good timing and many other factors too! - ) it depends on how busy we will be at the time of your stay of course. We will always be available for any advise or issue it might occur during your stay.
From our experience some quests need to be left alone at all time to discover the city and the island -and we will respect their privacy 150%. Thank you in advance for respecting ours too.
We send an email 3 useful documents to our guests as well as detailed directions on a map to help you move around the neighborhood, the city and the island. We are always available for tips and advice or any other thing you may need: make a restaurant reservation or order a taxi. You can use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or viber too!
We expect our guest to be respectful of our privacy and our property. It is forbidden to take the bathroom towels outside the apartment and use them as beach towels as they will be ruined, and we will have to replace them. Also we recommend not to drink tap water. Not that it will kill you but we locals drink mineral. Also do not throw toilet paper in the toilet - use the small basket.
There is always a cleaning lady that cleans the apartment in between the quests but we appreciate it if you please keep it as clean as possible for the next one! Thank you in advance!!
Hi There!! I am Matthaios, always curious to explore and discover new cultures - and I consider myself lucky to live in Crete - an island full of surprises and Heraklion- a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. I have studied economics in Manchester and European Civilization History at a Greek university recently. I love photography, history, experiment in cooking (pasta and sea food lover!) and I hope I'll never stop traveling!! My wonderful wife Eleni teaches english, and she loves her new role -being a perfect mother of our amazing little baby boy -Philippos!! We have travelled to all continents! -but many countries remain to be explored! We have met interesting and amazing people from all over the world, had a great time together and exchanged tastes and ideas thanks to airbnb. We enjoy being hosts (and guests too!) and we will be happy to welcome you to our place. We promise to do our best to make you feel like home!