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Holly, from Charlottesville, VA, USA

We had a great time and were very comfortable. Communication was excellent. Our room was clean and comfortable. Easy walk to the beach and several good restaurants. We highly recommend.

Alicia, from Éguilles, France

Ioannis and his family were very nice and provided us everything we needed. The appartement was exactly like described and clean.


Jennifer, from Mississauga, Canada

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!

Antonios, from Stockholm, Sweden

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 !!!

Antonios, from Stockholm, Sweden

Great host. Excellent communication. The guys is fluent in english. Apartments in walking distance from the sea.

Paul-Alban, from Nîmes, France

Very nice stay at Ioannis place. We regret we didnt stay more. We recommand





Andrea from Rome, Italy

Ioannis and Sofia are very kindly and super. The room is perfectly clean and very comfortable. The house is 20 minutes of car far from Matalla. Near the house there is a beach and only supermarket.

Eléonore, from Aix-en-Provence, France

Loannis is very welcoming and friendly. The apartment is nice and well equipped.

Maksym, from Ukraine

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!

Alessandra, from Genoa, Italy

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

Alain from Léogeats, France

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. 

Manon from Sainte-Pazanne, France

Accueil très sympathique de l’hôte ! Logement bien situé pour visiter les villes aux alentours. Emplacement parking à l’ombre ce qui est appréciable. Je recommande ce logement.

Laura, from Paris, France ·

L'appartement de Ioannis et Safia est agréable pour visiter la région quelques jours, et bien équipé. L'hôte est aux petits soins et quelques tavernes à proximité.



About the place: Kokkinos Pyrgos

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…

Katerina, from Brno, Czech Republic

We enjoyed it very much. It was beautiful. The host is pleasant, helpful, communicative. We were very pleased and we were happy here. Perhaps we will sometimes come back. Thank you