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The View from the Horizon

  • 5 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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With one of the best locations in Herakleion, this home overlooks the shimmering Cretan Sea. It happens to also be wedged between the Historical Museum and The Natural History Museum, ideal for families looking for a cultural injection. The soft sand of Ammoudara Beach is a short drive away, but you'll find shops by walking for only a few minutes. The home is bright and boasts a small outdoor area with a barbecue and seating. Though bathrooms are a little dated, they're well-kept. And besides, we think sunset drinks on the small balcony more than make up for it.


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What to expect


Highlights

Dip your toe in at Ammoudara Beach, only a short drive away

Dip your toe in at Ammoudara Beach, only a short drive away

Admire the beautiful Cretan Sea from the balcony

Admire the beautiful Cretan Sea from the balcony

Catch up on an email or two at this dedicated desk

Catch up on an email or two at this dedicated desk

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Home truths

    There is free on-street parking here.

    It's possible you may hear some noise from neighbours during your stay, as well as noise from the street – light sleepers may want to pack earplugs

    The bedroom curtains here don't fully block out the sunlight. If you're hoping to enjoy a lie-in, you might want to pack an eye mask.

    If you're travelling with little ones, your host can provide a cot and high chair for free. You'll need to request them in advance.

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany you during your stay.

    You'll find a desk here for when you need to catch up on work.

    As with most homes in Greece, toilet paper can't be flushed. Please use the sanitary bin provided.

    Hen and stag parties are strictly not allowed.

About this stay


Amenities

Workplace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 4 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

24/7 concierge

Airport pick up

Baby sitting

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • Your host can organise additional cleaning, spa treatments, restaurant reservations, airport transfers, private drivers, boat and yacht rentals, laundry and dry cleaning services, fridge fills, car hire, and babysitters for an additional fee.

  • They may also be able to arrange other concierge services for an additional fee, including private jet and helicopter charters, welcome hampers, and excursions.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Heraklion Town

Affectionately dubbed ‘small Athens’, Heraklion is Crete’s largest and most populated city. What started out as a fortified harbour town has grown into a bona fide tourist hotspot, popular for its year-round warm weather and palm-tree-lined seaside promenade. You only have to glance at a photo of its glistening port to understand why this place attracts so many visitors each year, but Heraklion has much more to offer than just...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the splendor of Agios Minas

Explore the splendor of Agios Minas

Immerse yourself in the beauty of this 19th-century Orthodox church. Admire the intricate religious art and be captivated by the serene atmosphere. A tranquil place of worship for all to enjoy.

8 min
Dine at Heaven Beach

Dine at Heaven Beach

Enjoy a great beach restaurant with good service and ambience. Try the delicious chicken mini burgers and Arabic pie with chicken. Don't miss the mocktails and ice tea.

15 min
Relax at Yuri Gagarin Park

Relax at Yuri Gagarin Park

A tribute to Yuri Gagarin, this park offers a pleasant seaside walk and a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and reflection.

16 min
Try the authentic Cretian cuisine at Petousis Restaurant

Try the authentic Cretian cuisine at Petousis Restaurant

A local favourite in the eastern part of the island, Petousis Restaurant offers high-quality service and traditional Crete and Greek cuisine. With large portions, friendly staff, and complimentary desserts and drinks, it's perfect for families and food lovers.

13 min
Relax at Edem Island Beach Bar

Relax at Edem Island Beach Bar

A little paradise on a big beautiful sandy beach, Edem Island Beach Bar offers comfortable sunbeds, friendly staff, tasty food, and delicious drinks at affordable prices. With great music and a volleyball court, it's the perfect place for a lazy day.

12 min
Relax with a drink at Havana Beach Bar

Relax with a drink at Havana Beach Bar

Enjoy the beautiful beach, free sun beds, and delicious food and drinks at this friendly beach bar. With a relaxed vibe and helpful staff, it's the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun.

14 min
Explore the Historical Museum of Crete

Explore the Historical Museum of Crete

Step into the neoclassic building and delve into the captivating history of Crete. From Byzantine times to WW2, this museum showcases a diverse collection including El Greco paintings and intriguing exhibits. A must-visit for history enthusiasts.

4 min
Explore the Natural History Museum of Crete

Explore the Natural History Museum of Crete

Discover real-size dinosaur models, interactive tech rooms, and an earthquake simulator at this fascinating museum. Perfect for families and adults, you'll want to allow yourself at least 3 hours to fully enjoy the exhibits.

6 min
Explore Ag. Ekateríni Sinaitón Museum

Explore Ag. Ekateríni Sinaitón Museum

Step into this beautifully-restored church museum and discover a wonderful collection of Byzantine icons and religious artefacts. A small but packed museum that is highly recommended for art enthusiasts.

7 min
Experience the thrills at Madhouse Escape Room

Experience the thrills at Madhouse Escape Room

Immerse yourself in the terrifying world of Madhouse and Madhouse 0, where clever puzzles and intense horror await. Highly recommended for those with strong nerves visiting Heraklion.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

17 min

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

2 hr 5 min

Chania International Ioannis Daskalogiannis

2 hr 13 min

Train station

Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta

10 min

Bus stop

ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ

4 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

3 min

Pharmacy

5 min

Points of interest

Beach

Παραλία Ξεροπόταμος

8 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Steve

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. This professional hosting dream team is on hand to help with all the finer details that make a memorable stay, so you can focus on having the best time possible.

Registration or licence number: 00001456922.

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