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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Keratokampos, Crete

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Eric V
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well equipped apartment with stunning views!”
Reviewed 20 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Keratokampos is a quiet tiny village at the Lybian Sea. This aparment is very spacious, well equiped (two airco's) and has a large balcony or terrace with stunning views. Nice beaches nearby, a supermarket at walking distance and some very good restaurants.
The small complex offers perfect WiFi and a brandnew swimmingpool.
The kitchen is better equiped than most Greek apartments, with oven, coffee-machine, toaster and watercooker.

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Liked best: Uitzicht
Travelling group: Partner
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Anthony_L...
London, United Kingdom
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“Superb and very special!”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We had a wonderful fortnight here, the owner and his wife were hospitality itself, available when needed, welcoming at all times, but not intrusive. We needed a place to do nothing, just relax and breathe, and we found it! The view from the balcony, and the sounds, just sitting overlooking the harbour, and sideways to the hill were bliss, a real recipe for relaxation. We tried Carob pods and white mulberries from the garden, courtesy of the owner (Stavros' father Manolis), we found everything we needed at the shop down the hill, and peace and tranquillity on the secluded beach a little way along the coast (worth the clamber). The apartment was pleasant and scrupulously clean. The mattress was very firm (hard!), but we had mailed them ahead because of my wife's bad back, and they went out of their way to provide extra bedding to pad it and make it softer. We visited Ierapetra several times (55km away) and found it well worth a visit, with good shops, a lovely restaurant, and welcoming people.
A car is pretty much a necessity, but it was lovely to visit a village barely touched by tourism, and just sit and watch the boats and goats coming and going!

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Liked best: The peace, tranquility and beauty, and the feeling of welcome
Liked least: No easy path down to the beach on foot at the moment - seems likely to improve
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kckckckc0...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely Idyllic”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The good bits: The only sound is the lap of waves and the chirp of crickets. The limpid Libyan Sea is 100 m away. You can pick your breakfast fruit from the trees in the garden.
The owner is hospitality personified.
The (possibly) less than good bits: You are miles from anywhere. The nearest taverna is 5km in either direction. If you need anything that a mini-market cannot provide, then you have 30 min over hairpin-bend roads to reach the nearest village.
If you're happy in your own head and have everything you need, this place will be hard to beat.

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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Dear Casey,

Thank you very much for your nice review, I hope you had a great time.

I have to mention here that you have stayed in my apartments in Kampoula and not the ones that are being advertised here that are in Kastri.

Portela Apartments in Kastri are in the village so everything is around in walking distance.

Portela Apartments in Kampoula are 7-10 minutes drive from the village.

Kind Regards,

Stavros & Manolis
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JoannaMun...
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful bliss and hospitality overlooking the deep blues of the Libyan Sea”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We loved our apartment with its generous balcony giving us our uninterrupted view of the blue Libyan sea. The high quality of the furnishing (modern and really elegant) and lovely grounds (pick your own basil, figs and oranges) set it apart from everything else we’ve seen or stayed in during our many trips to Crete. Took us only an hour to get from Heraklion and the owner, Stavros, proved amazingly hospitable. We can’t wait to go back – really great value and highly recommended. We also liked the unspoilt feel of Kastri, the beachside village adjoining Keratokampos, where we enjoyed superb food in all 7 of its Tavernas – a huge choice for such a tiny place! There are great beaches to visit nearby, so you can choose from a few minutes walk to a five-minute drive. It definitely beats the more developed resorts on either end of the bay – Arvi or Tsoutsouras which can each be reached within 20 minutes drive – they lack the surprising charm of Kastri and you don’t get to enjoy wonderful local food sitting above the waves as you do in tavernas overlooking Keratokampou Bay.

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Liked best: The beauty of the location, the elegance of the apartments, the hospitality and the authenticity.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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DZurheide
Willich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstaning accommodation in Kastri-Keratokampos”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Lovely people and good equipped apartments or studios, all in a very good condition. Family operated facility with a nice view to the ocean and the habor. A place where you want to spend your holidays!

Good Tavernas nearby and some lonely beaches with relatively little tourists. Just stay and relax. Stavros and his parents are very friendly lessors and invited us to fresh water melon and Raki the last evening. You should really take into consideration to stay here!

Moderate price even in high season! Bonus: Very fast Wi-Fi connection!!! The only disadvantage of this facility is that you have to carry your luggage downhill / uphill depending which apartment you own. So it is not recommended for handicapped people.

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Liked best: Good equipped and well-tended facility
Liked least: you have to go the the parking area extreme uphill - not recommended for older people.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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