I had a great stay at Ioannis's place! He's incredibly friendly & welcoming! He had water, fruit & juice waiting for me when I arrived. My room was very clean, & I had everything I needed to have a wonderful stay. It was only for one night, but I should've stayed longer!
Great hospitality from a great young couple. Superhosts indeed. Great location nearby tha Katalyki beach/Kokkinos Pyrgos. Located between Rethymno and Heraclion county gives u the chance for exploring south Crete. Value for money !!!
We stayed at Ioannis‘s a place for two nights. He was calmly waiting for us until the late evening ‘cuz we have arrived later than we expected. He was very cheerful and hospitable. Ioannis helped us to figure things out and did his best to help us feel comfortable. The room was clean and cozy with all the stuff you may need during the stay. Very recommended host! Thank you!
Ioannis ci ha accolto con grande gentilezza e disponibilità. L'appartamento è comodo, si trova vicinissimo al mare, al porto e a un bellissimo ristorante sulla spiaggia. Molto consigliato. Grazie Ioannis
Nice place from where you can go to Kokkinos Beach by foot, or few kilometers from other pleasant beaches as Kommos for instance. Very near impressive Festos and Gortyne ruins. Ioannis always smiling and helping. I hope to have opportunity to come back.
Kokkinos Pyrgos (i.e. Red Tower, in Greek: Κόκκινος Πύργος) is a small port village (and recently a blooming beach resort) in the south of the Greek island of Crete. It belongs to the municipality of Festos. It is located about 67km west of Heraklion, close to the town of Tymbaki,* between Matala (15 kilometers distance) and Agia Galini (10 kilometers distance). Its name suggests a red clay(?) tower, of which nothing is known. The climate of the region is generally warm (and many times windy!) and many locals grow fresh vegetables in greenhouses.
The harbor of Kokkinos Pyrgos offers docking facilities for sailing and fishing boats. In front of the village, there is a very long sandy beach, which starts here and extends for several kilometers to the southeast, till Kommos. This long beach hosts several loggerhead sea turtles (Carretta carretta) that lay their eggs in the sand during summer. The sea turtles and the nests are protected by several organizations. The beach of Kokkinos Pirg…