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of Erodios Apartments in Kalives Crete

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Suzanne and Brian, North Yorkshire, England (retired)(September, 2013): "We had a glorious 10 days at the Erodios Apartments 4/9/13 - 14/9/13. Our ground floor apartment was well appointed with excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and with lashings of hot water. All the pre-holiday arrangements were carried out most efficiently and courteously by Ioulia. We were well looked after by Spiros during our stay for whom nothing was too much trouble. We also appreciated the treats provided by Aunt Irene which came in the shape of "to die for" chocolate cake and delicious cheese pastries! The gardens around Erodios are lovely and provide interest and privacy. The apartments are only a short (but quite steep) walk from the centre of the village. Kalives is a working village full of local interest. The square by the church provides endless people watching opportunities! There is a great choice of tavernas and shops, the beaches are safe, sandy and completely free of litter. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is full of interest to explore in a car, on a bike or on foot. We would highly recommend Erodios and Kalives for a relaxing and interesting holiday."

Karen F. and Andy K., UK (May, 2011): "Hello, We just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality during our stay at Erodios apartments from 24th-31st May. We really enjoyed staying with you and felt very looked after by Irene, who gave us delicious homemade pastries, and thoughtfully left candles for us on the night of the power cut caused by the storm! We loved the location of the apartments, being so close to the village square, and were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was as we were so central to the village. With best wishes to you, and we hope to come and stay again should we return to Kalives. Karen and Andy"

Ian M., England (Sep, 2009): "Yassas! I'd just like to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt well looked after. The apartment was spotlessly clean and tidy, just what we were looking for and good value for money. Would be happy to recommend other folk to stay there." Didn't have any problems finding it - your directions were good and the signs at the road junctions helped, though I was at an advantage having been to the area a few times before. A good base for exploring the Chania region. The only thing I would change if I could ... would be to make the shower area a bit bigger ... but it wouldn't stop us coming again. Anyway, thanks very much we had a great time. Andio, Ian and Debbie"

Toni W., England (June, 2009): "Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for making our stay at the Erodios Apartments a happy and relaxed holiday. Your hospitality and the warm reception from all we spoke to in Kalives made our holiday a very special one. We even spoke to a gentleman who lives near the Kalives Beach Hotel who was based in Chatham dockyard during the war (1942) - Chatham is about three miles from where we live, and where my mother (Gilly) was born in 1947! Please pass on our regards to George, Gina and the rest of their family from the bar on the square. With very best wishes and hopes to see you soon, Toni, Mick and Gilly."

Tracey T., South Africa (May, 2009): "Dear Ioulia, I just wanted to thank you and especially Irene for the superb time we had at your apartments. Irene was just so kind and helpful and made us feel so welcome. We loved Kalives and hope to return again one day. Please kindly pass on to her our special thanks again for all she did for us - she was wonderful! Thank you again for a lovely stay. Kind regards. Tracey"

Chris and Jack S., UK (September, 2008): "Jack & I would like to thank you for looking after us during our stay at Erodios apartments. As you know we were due to take our holiday with Kosmar and had to quickly make alternative arrangements when the XL Group of companies went into administration. We were absolutely delighted with the apartment you gave us and are already looking forward to our return visit next year. The apartment was clean and tidy with lots of opening windows so that you could get a good circulation of air. It was lovely having a taxi waiting for us at the airport and also to take us to the airport for our return journey. I have attached a couple of photos which we took. Hope you have a good Christmas and hope to see you again in 2009."

Katya and Anton M., Russia (July - August, 2008): "We enjoyed warm hospitality of staying in Erodios apartments in August 2008 and would like to thank the hosts again for making our holiday so pleasant and easy. Apartment was very tidy thanks to every day cleaning. We were looking for spacious place to stay, with 2 bedrooms as we had two little kids with us (our youngest was just 4 month old) and Erodios appeared very suitable. Kalives village is very good for families with kids as all the beaches have lots of trees that make very good shade. Main beach has shallow part where kids can safely play in water. In other part of the beach you can enjoy nice light breeze always blowing from the sea that calms hot daytime in August."

Mike L., Australia (July, 2008): "We had a fantastic time in Crete. The place is wonderful, your apartments are clean and comfortable, and the service is excellent. Honestly, the best memories of our holiday are from our stay at Erodios. We look forward to coming back in the future and have already recommended your apartments to friends and relatives."

Anne and Frank W., UK (June, 2008): "Hello, Just a note to say Thank You for a lovely stay at your apartments. We really enjoyed it and Kalives. We are back at work now, and the weather is cold 18c, and raining. Many thanks for everything.
Regards Anne & Frank"

Anne and Ray E., UK (June, 2008): "Thank you for making our two weeks stay so enjoyable. Even though it was our fourth visit to Erodios it was just as enjoyable as our first visit. Our apartment was excellent and all the family made us very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we really enjoyed their company (and their delicious cakes). We look forward to seeing you all again next year."

John B. and Tracey W., UK (July, 2007): "To all at Erodios Apartments, we arrived back to a very wet and cold UK and would like to say thanks for a wonderful stay in Kalives made very special by your superb apartments everything that we have seen on the internet regarding the quality and standard of your apartments was very true they are kept to an extremely high standard with all the attention to detail. We found everyone to be very helpful and friendly and the cleanliness of the apartments were second to non. The arrangements of the taxi to and from the airport were perfect on time and reasonable in price being met when we arrived at the apartments with a cold drink and a few very nice biscuits was a pleasant surprise. We couldn't believe how fantastic the whole building looked immaculate!! So thanks again for a very pleasant stay and hope to see you again some time soon best wishes

Ray and Maureen H., UK (July, 2007): "We had 2 weeks at the Erodios in June, wonderful apartments spotlessly clean, beautiful views from balcony, very friendly people made us feel very welcome. Greeted us as we pulled up in the car and after showing us to our room came back with a very welcome tray with cold drink and biscuits much appreciated as it was very hot. It is well situated just up from church. We have been to Kalives before with Kosmar but having found Erodios we will always come back to stay there from now on could not fault it."

Elisabeth and Henk O., Netherlands (2007): "Although the first reaction was a little disappointment on the size of the apartment we would like to let you know that we had a very wonderful holiday and that we are impressed with the effort you all put in to make it nice place to stay. We certainly recommend others to stay but will make the comment that the living room is a bit small. However, with the weather in Crete this is normally not an issue and even the two days with rain didn't cause us a problem as there is so much to do and see at Crete. So a very big thank you! for a wonderful time."

Chris and Jo P., UK (2006): "Just returned from a 2 week break at the Erodios apartments in Kalives (Aug/Sep 06) - what a fabulous time we had and Rena just couldn't do enough for us. The apartments are spotlessly clean, close to the beach and just a 2 min walk from the delightful town square and kafenia. Plenty of local taverns and for 3 courses each including wine, our bills were always under euro25 - amazing! And after a long, hot day on the beach, Rena had left some grapes and homemade baklava in the fridge to revive us! I would recommend these apartments and Kalives to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in a bustling Cretan village, where locals out number the tourists and you want an ideal base for exploring West Crete. Just can't wait to go back soon!"

Rhiannon and Dave W., UK (2006): "A big thank you to everyone at the Erodios apartments in Kalives for making our holiday such a relaxing stay. I'd been to Kalives previously but it was the first time for Dave and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It's very conveniently situated and the apartments and grounds are kept beautifully. The staff are fantastic and always happy to help or offer advice on places to visit and short cuts for walks if it gets too hot! Hopefully we'll see you again next year, thank you again for such a great holiday"

Suzanne and Darren H., UK (2006): "To everyone - thank you again for a wonderful holiday. Your hospitality and kindness is so touching - hopefully we will see you again next year!!!!!!"

Camilla, Lena and Jessica G., Sweden (2006): "We would like thank you all who made our three week holiday at Erodios apartments so very pleasant. Thanks for the warm welcoming at the airport and at the hotel, all the tasty homemade cakes, the friendly and hospital atmosphere, the celebration of my mother's birthday... We are now back in Sweden working... and often think about the good memories from Kalives. Hope to return to Kalives some day. Wish you all the best!"

Peter and Marion H., UK (2006): "Hi there, Just to thank you all for a wonderful two weeks in the erodios apartments in Kalives, we had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday."

David T., UK (2006): "We have just returned from a week at Erodios apartments and wish to say thanks to Artemis, the owner for making it a relaxing and memorable stay. We have been to various Greek islands over 15 times and have been to Crete 5 times and we found erodios to be the best apartment we have stayed in out of all of those visits. The building and grounds are appointed and maintained to a high standard and the rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. The apartments are situated in an ideal place, within easy walking distance of the village square and beach but just far enough away to ensure a tranquil and quiet stay. An excellent choice for anyone wishing to visit this beautiful place. "

Delphine and Anne Sophie D., France: "We stayed in erodios apartments in July 2005 and we enjoyed it a lot!!! We were four friends and those apartments are completely adapted for friends since you still have your privacy. It is very clean and the "room service" is very nice and welcoming. It is very well equipped and in a good shape and modern which is rare in Greece (we were able to cook there everyday (French people love cooking ....), there is a lovely terrace on each apartment, the view is gorgeous, the village is quiet and nice with everything you need (supermarket, international newspaper, internet cafe, bars, beaches of course...). It is very close by Chania, which is a lovely town if you go to the old part : the old harbour. There is NO bad surprise, the owner is here to help you and not to be a crook and this is AGAIN rare in Greece... thank you again."

Heather, Simon and Georgina C., UK: "We stayed at these apartments last year (booked the holiday with Kosmar). Tried to book them again for this year, however, Erodios was not with Kosmar. We would definitely have stayed there again this year if they had still been with Kosmar. The Erodios apartments are great. They are cleaned every day and the owners are lovely people who really make you feel welcome. This will be our third year to visit Kalives. There is something about Kalives that just makes us want to go back time and time again. I think it is the fact that this is an actual working village and not just a resort for us tourists. It has a lovely church in the square and a honeycomb of streets that house the locals. The locals are very kind hearted people who really want you to enjoy your holiday and are very helpful. Lots of fantastic taverns (the best ones in our opinion is the "Medusa" (which was really popular last May/June time so we found ourselves having to book a table whenever we wanted a meal in here), "El Forno's" - both on the beach and the one opposite the church (I think the waiter is called Nikko and he has been working there for years - according to my mum who first stayed in Kalives about 15 years ago and Nikko was only a teenager then). The one opposite the Church in the square is a traditional Greek tavern and is one of the few taverns to be opened during the winter months for the locals. Resort probably appeals to families and couples who want a peaceful holiday."

Fabian M., UK: "Two friends and I stayed at Erodios in September / October 2003. The best recommendation I can make is that I have already booked to go back in April and hope to go again in September. I have been visiting Kalives for over 15 years and can honestly say that I have never found cleaner, more comfortable, well decorated and maintained apartments - they are superb (and excellent value for money). I hope not too many people read this review - the apartments might be fully booked when I want to make my next reservation."

Roger D., UK: "Stayed at your apartments during October 2003 whilst exploring Western Crete. The quality and service was excellent. I would recommend your accommodation unreservedly. I hope to return soon".

James and Eileen C., UK: "We stayed in the Erodios apartments Sept/ Oct 2003, and had a very restful and comfortable stay. The accommodation is very well appointed and we will always remember the lovely views, and the friendliness of the owners. We hope to return before too long."

Ian T., UK: "Rena and Artemis, Just a short note to thank you for kindness and help during our stay with you recently (June 17th/1st July 03 ). You and your apartments are all your excellent web site say they are and so is Kalives, once again, thank you."