Katerina’s Penthouse (Price group D - Sleeps: 2 - 4)

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  • K and M
  • Our landlady was lovely. Very friendly without being intrusive. A wonderful cook!
  • Mrs M
  • As usual, to stay in Katerinas Penthouse was a joy. Anna and Costas are the best hosts possible.
  • Ms Power
  • We celebrated our fifth year with Pure Crete staying in Katerinas Penthouse. We just can't imagine a year without a holiday in our favourite spot in the world. We especially appreciate the warm welcome from Anna and the extroardinary generosity given. There were'nt many days that she didnt turn up with a wonderful offering and a lovely smile.
  • Mr and Mrs Mulligan
  • Fallen totally in love with Katerina, Kalami and Crete inself. Katerina was spotless, spacious and comfortable, the views from the terrace over Souda Bay simply beathtaking, and Anna's hospitality was unbelievable
  • Mrs J Allen
  • Definitely our favourite house out of the 3 we have stayed at over 3 years. Anna and Costas welcomed us like old friends and her gifts of food from the kitchen or from the garden just kept coming! We hope to return next year.
  • Mr R Smith
  • A superb location in an area of much interest. Our hosts - Anna and Costas - could not have been more helpful. After 4 decades of renting holiday accommodation in Britain and around Europe, this was among the very best.
  • Mrs Underwood
  • Wonderful owners, who live on site, very friendly and generous
  • Mr P
  • We had a wonderful time altogether, with outstanding hospitality from Pure Crete and from Anna and Costas, the owners. We have stayed in several Pure Crete villas over the years, but this experience was exceptional. The office staff gently steered us towards this option after our initial choices didn't work out, and we are very greatful for their shrewd guidance. Sarah the local rep, was also extremely helpful in locating a very helpful optician for mending broken spectacles. Overall Pure Crete continues to deliver a terrific and quality service. Thank you all.
  • Mr H, Reading
  • Penthouse was in a great location:there was lots of places to sit outside and you could move around to get out of the wind. Anna the owner was very kind and brought us frequent gifts of food - including a delicious Rabbit Stew.
  • The Times - "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • Over in the West, in the rolling, rural foothills between the ancient port of Chania and the glorious White Mountains, is a Crete that seems frozen in time, along with its unpretentious tavernas, its farming villages, its gorgeous orange groves, its twisting mountain roads, and its secret gorges. To be a tourist here almost seems a crime; you feel that you might somehow dislodge the delicate workings of a society that gives off an aura of absolute tranquillity. (By Richard Morrison)


Standing alone (in foreground) and commanding magnificent views over Souda Bay is Katerina’s. This traditionally built property is within easy walking distance of a quiet beach reached from the property via a private path through the vines. It is also possible to walk 1/2 mile to a traditional kafenion and taverna in nearby Kalami. The house is accessed by car via a lane from Kalami. 

Katerinas position

Set between the Turkish fortress of Izeddin and the coastal road towards Kalives and Rethymnon is Kalami with its cafe, taverna and a secluded sandy beach (pictured) with a small jetty offering opportunities for fishing. Kalives, with its tavernas, beautiful sandy beach, shops, supermarket, bank and post office, is just 5 minutes drive away.

 The main part of the property is the large penthouse which has two floors and extensive balconies from which to admire the sea view.


  • Cretan archway partitions the spacious dining area from the living area (with Cretan fireplace) and fully equipped kitchen.
  • Small WC with hand basin and a washing machine.
  • Above the living room and kitchen is a bathroom and two bedrooms (one twin and one double with king-size bed both with air con) divided by a wooden wall
  • Central heating. Solar panel.
  • Flatscreen TV with Satellite TV (Freeview )
  • Cafe and taverna (seasonal opening) 1/2 mile, nearest beach 400yds, other beaches 1 mile, shops 2 miles

 Children should be supervised on the terrace at all times

“As usual, to stay in Katerinas Penthouse was a joy. Anna and Costas are the best hosts possible” Mrs M. Hertfordshire

 Below:- Blue Beach, Kalives Harbour and fish taverna

Blue Beach 1
Kalives harbour 2011
Elena Taverna 2013

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