We stayed here for a week in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment which was fairly basic but great value and to be honest, not much time was spent indoors and we had a great patio area.
There were quite a few other families there and the owners and staff are very welcoming to children. The pool especially is very safe and had a selection of inflatable rings and toys which could be used.
Handy being able to get a drink or snack at the cafe bar and walking distance to a lovely beach and a couple of supermarkets.
For eating out, it's worth walking a little bit further alongside the park and down towards the beach. Would highly recommend Flamingos (it is signposted) for amazing local food.
Nothing was too much trouble for the owners or staff :-)
We loved this place, the accommodation had everything we needed, the pool was lovely, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. We would definitely stay there again.
The area was perfect with easy access to gorgeous beaches and buses to Chania. There were plenty of restaurants, all pretty good. We stayed for 2 weeks and didn't need to hire a car, there was loads to do in the local area.
The only cons for us:
The room were slightly too small for a family of 6, 2 beds in living area not ideal as no proper blinds on windows or A/C in this room.
You need to specify beforehand if you want any cleaning to be carried out during your stay.
Perfect place for a quiet family holiday. Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly. 5 minute walk to the beaches and if you have a car a 5 minute drive into Chania proper. The apartment itself was spacious with plenty of amenities. The internet was a bit spotty if you were indoors but was fine outside. The gardens around the apartment were picturesque and the atmosphere was peaceful. I will definitely stay here again if I return to Chania.
Nestled in an olive grove within walking distance of four blue flag sandy beaches gently shelving into warm clear blue sea was Elea. Blissfully relaxed with a very International customer base and a warm welcome.
The owners are attentive but not intrusive, the apartments are much larger than we thought with air conditioning in both bedrooms, two bathrooms (luxury), a large living area and terrace or patio with the all important full size fridge freezer when you're travelling with a family of ice cream eaters!
All is kept beautifully clean, with whiter than white towels and cotton bed linen changed 3 times a week and thoughtful extras not normally found in self catering such as guest soaps, tea towels and a constant supply of toilet rolls!. The gardens are maintained daily and the pool was warm and clean with the added safety aspect of the glass panels and gates to protect small children from a fall.
The free WiFi and ample seating throughout the gardens was welcomed by our sons, 7, 11 and 17. The trees offered shade in the heat. We especially liked the low level build, it didn't feel over developed and was very peaceful, guests respectful of one another.
The owners cooked local recipes to order with a well stocked bar and thoughtful wine list. Organised taxi transfers, offered advice when requested on travel or trips but without any sell initiative of other owners and dealt with any concerns immediately, in our case merely a blown fuse that was instantly remedied.
We would rather keep Elea a secret but our friends are already booking as I write. We would love to book again for next year! Highly recommended. But don't tell anyone else!
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This place is fantastic- perfect for families. This is a family run business and the people are lovely- could not be more helpful. The location is perfectly relaxing, away from the maddening crowd and an easy 8 Euro in and out of the old town in a taxi- but would also really suit people with a car.