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We spent two weeks in September at Lefka Apartments in Chania, what a lovely place to stay, the rooms are well equipped and spotless. Andreas, Evita and Sarah are so nice and nothing is too much trouble.
We love Chania and having such good accommodation made it a holiday to remember.
We will be back next year.
Lefka Apartments is a small gem!
Evita, Andreas and the rest of the staff are very friendly, helpful and professional. The resort is very clean, pleasant and the food is excellent. The rooms are nice, and everything looks new. Everyone goes out of their way to make your holiday what an holiday should be.
I'm sure we will be back to Crete!
Giorgia, Barbara, Tatiana & Simone
One of the best holiday's we have had and it was pretty much down to the hospitality shown by Evita, Andreas and Anna. The food cocktails and wine at Lefka is second to none, fresh and delicious, perfect after a day of exploring the beautiful Island.
Chania is just a short bus/taxi ride away and the beach is a 2 min walk. The apartments and grounds are kept immaculately. Andreas and Anna both sat down with us on separate occasions to give us advice on where to go and what to do, we visited some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and found the most simplistic yet tasty restaurants in the mountains that we would never have come across without their advice and guidance.
Thanks so much all - sorry its taken so long to us getting around to writing a review, trip adviser next!
*We have just got engaged and are looking at Chania and possibly even Lefka as our wedding destination/venue!!
Dearest Evita, Andreas and Anna,
thank you again! We came to find out that everything was as relaxing and beautiful as we remembered. Everybody enjoyed your company and care. The special atmosphere you create is impossible to find in other places.
And again, our family enjoyed the excellent company of the other guests as well - you make it possible for your guests to meet interesting people in your cosy tavern. Plus Andreas makes the best pork chops ever!
We'll be back.
Tiina, Eero, Vilja, Janne and Milla
Dear Evita and Andreas!
Thank you very much for those fabulous three weeks that we spent at Lefka. You did everything to make this holiday one of our best.
We would also like to say special thanks to Anna, who is not only very efficent and professional, but also very loving and caring.
Had a wonderful holiday staying at Lefka last 2 weeks in May. From arriving at Chania Airport where we were met by a taxi arranged by Evita and Andreas to leaving for the airport in another taxi 2 weeks later I can honestly say that this was the best summer holiday we have experienced in many years.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment overlooking the garden, it was spotlessly clean, the towels and bedding were changed every 3 days, the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in in Greece, there was plenty of hot water for showers, and it was equipped with a kettle, toaster and filter coffee machine!There was a bottle of wine and a bottle of olive oil waiting for us in the apartment, a lovely gesture.
Anna, Andreas and Evita were so welcoming, friendly and helpful with information and recommendations about places to visit, transport, and restaurants. Talking of restaurants, the food at Lefka is excellent and in generous portions! The wine is good stuff too!
We will definitely be returning!
I stayed in the Lefka Apartments in early October, 2011.
I was extremely pleased with how welcoming, helpful and warm-hearted the owners were.
Their hard work is evident from the great service at the restaurant to the clean and well furnished rooms.
If you are on a tight budget and do not want to sacrifice comfort, great food and peace during your stay in Chania, Lefka is the place.
Evita, Ana and Andreas will make sure your time in Greece is a memorable one, but the best part, is the experience of becoming a part of their extended family.
Δυο πανέμορφες εβδομάδες στην αξέχαστη πόλη των Χανίων. Αξέχαστη όμως θα μείνει και η διαμονή μας εκεί. Φιλικότατο περιβάλλον, φιλοξενία όπως μόνο οι Κρητικοί ξέρουν να δίνουν.
Φαγητό από τα χέρια της Άννας και του Αντρέα.... Απίστευτες λιχουδιές ακόμη και το τοστ είχε τη νοστιμιά του... Χαμόγελο και διάθεση ακόμη και αργά το βράδυ με συσσωρευμένη κούραση...
Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ για όλα... Δεδομένη επιλογή στην επόμενη επίσκεψή μας!
Μενέλαος & Σοφία
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
I've just returned after spending a week at Lefka apartments with 3 friends and I can now see why this place has so many excellent reviews.
We were greeted by Anna when we first arrived, then met Andreas and Evita in the evening - all three of them were very friendly and welcoming.
The apartments were great and the pool was a very nice place to spend a relaxing few hours, and was particularly welcome after a beautiful (hot) day walking the Samaria Gorge.
Although Chania is only a short bus ride away with plenty of good restaurants, I would recommend spending at least a couple of evenings at the small restaurant at the apartments. The food was excellent and it gave us the chance to chat to Andreas & Evita which we really enjoyed. They also provided us with plenty of ideas for places to visit.
This was our first trip to Crete, but I don't think it will be the last, and I know where I will want to stay next time!
We stayed at Lefka in September last year which makes this review a little belated but that shows what an impact the place had on us as we are still talking about it now.
The apartments are clean and airy with large balconies for all. The pool is lovely and surrounded by flowers and the location is great with regular buses to Chania.
But the best aspect of Lefka is the host and hostesses, Evita makes wonderful food and snacks and cares for your every need, Andreas is entertaining with his stories and tips on what to do and Anna with her up beat nature and excellent coffee making skills (thank you Anna for our 11:30 coffee date every day) make this place the most warm and wonderful place we have ever stayed.
Lefka puts commercial 5* hotels in the shade- you will not find hospitality like it elsewhere!
Katie & Matt (Stayed Sept 2010)
We would like to thank Evita and Andreas for a lovely stay at Lefka Apartments. They were both very welcoming and very helpful with advice and tips of where to get the bus, providing bus tickets and so on. They assisted in booking a trip for us to Samaria Gorge (well worth going to) and on their advice we drove to a wonderful beach in the locality.
Lefka Apartments are convenient to get into Chania either by car, bus or taxi. The apartments themselves are very well equipped, comfortable and clean. We loved the pool area and the lovely garden. We can also recommend their fruit drinks!
Thank you very much for a great stay!
My husband and I spent a week at Lefka Apartments in May. The room was very clean, large and had a nice kitchen and patio area. It was great!
Lefka is just outside of Chania, but buses pass every 15 minutes or so and the ride into old Chania takes about 2 minutes (very handy).
There is a full super market right across the street (also very handy). However, the food at Lefka's restaurant was so wonderful that we didn't cook for ourselves and chose to dine every night on the patio and eat their food (it was very reasonable, as well).
Evita and Andreas (the owners) were extremely helpful and didn't hesitate to find out bus schedules, book a hiking trek, line out a rental car, get ferry tickets to Santorini, etc. etc. They were AWESOME!!!! We've never been treated better.
If we ever return to Crete we will definitely stay at Lefka!
We had a fantastic week at Lefka Apartments in May half term. The accommodation for 2 adults and 2 kids was perfect and the daily maid service was a real treat. Andreas , Evita and Anna are very lovely people and extremely helpful.
My kids loved the pool best and the freshly made fruit juices from the bar - the food is very good value and generous.
In terms of location - Lefka is an easy walk to a lovely beach and the bus provides easy access to Chania. The road is busy but the lovely gardens / pool make up for this.
We stayed in a room overlooking the pool so we could keep an eye on the girls but at night we had the air con on and doors shut so it was very quiet.
We hope to return next year.
After spending 2 weeks at Lefka apt in September 2010 we are now looking at spending a few more weeks here in 2011.
Andreas, Evita and Anna could not be anymore helpful, the apartment we stayed in was excellent, and waiting on our arrival was a bottle of wine just the way to start your holiday. The food is amazing and again Andreas and Evita are there to make sure that you enjoy your stay within their apartments.
I am sure that there is a lot more we can write, but as you will see everyone else has lots to say and the place and people are 1000000%.
Can't wait to get back for a relaxing holiday.
Found it on www.chania-crete.gr and decided to stay there for 3 days! It was beautiful! Great place with great small apartments.
We visited Crete last summer and we always say that have to go again this year! Had a really good time in this place!
Thanks for the stay!
Dear Evita, Andreas and Anna!
You made our visit to Crete and Chania an outstanding and unforgettable experience. We enjoyed your hospitality and friendly atmosphere more than words can tell.
Nice rooms, great pool, especially our 9 year (and 20 year old !!) daughter enjoyed it, good food, and nightly talks about history.
You were very helpful in all that we wanted to do, like for instance renting a car. Nothing seemed to be an inconvenience to you.
We whish you all the best and we want to be back soon.
Dear Evita and Andreas,
We like to post this review because of the very special experience we had in the 10 days we were your guests.
The first impression, coming from the quiet south of Crete (Plakias), was not the most exciting one. The change to the very busy surroundings of this part of Crete was a bit of a shock for us. But ..................
The way Anna welcomed us, the beautiful garden the perfect swimming pool and the very nice bar/restaurant facilities, Evita's offer to change the apartment from back to front made us feel completely at home within just a very short time. Also our very warm meeting with Andreas and Evita including the tips about trips were superb.
The following 9 days our stay became one of the nicest holidays that we have had the last several years.
Specially we enjoyed being together with so many different nationalities. Every one felt at ease and was very relaxed. It was a very nice to see how everybody respected each other and shared their experiences of the day. Another example is the way we have the birthday parties of the two kids from Catalunia and Russia.
Also we want to mention the very good meals (with all free extra's) we had in the perfect bar/restaurant. Andreas and his nice female assistant (sorry, forgot the name) it was lovely.
We would recommend Lefka to every one who wants to enjoy real Greek hospitality, who wants to stay in a very good classified apartment and who can manage the little bit busy surroundings, which by the way also has its own advantage.
Evita, Andreas and Anna thank you very much, it was very nice being your guests.
Andries en Tine Maij
In July we spent two wonderful weeks in Crete staying at Lefka Apartments in Chania. We would like to thank all the nice people who made us feel like family and made our holiday even more beautiful: Evita and Andreas for their availability and great kindness, the explosive Anna, who made our days brighter with her smile and friendliness and sweet Demetra.
For those who don't know Lefka Apartments: go there!
Anna, Roberto, Andrea
Claudia, Vincenzo, Federico
Thank you very much, Andreas, Evita, Anna and the rest of the staff at Lefka. You have once again made a great contribution to a wonderful holiday for us.
It is the fourth year we visit Chania and Lefka. This year we spent 3 weeks in Crete. 9 days at Lefka and then 9 days of touring the east part of Crete and topping up the vacation with 3 days again at Lefka.
Lefka is like a home away from home. We have visited many nice places at Crete and met nice people but nothing can be compared with the friendliness, hospitality and helpness from Andreas, Evita, Anna and the others at Lefka.
The first week at Lefka, our daughter and her family in law celebrated a birthday, with a great birthday meal put together at the pool bar. No taverna can beat that meal.
We enjoy staying at Lefka in the comfortable apartments and cooling off at the pool bar after a day on the beach, in the town or a tour.
Chania is the the best town in Crete, specially if you go a little away from the most touristic places. We can recommend the place with pleasure.
Dearest Evita, Andreas and Anna,
you made our first visit to Crete unforgettable!
Thanks to your warm and welcoming attitude towards us, the adults as well as the children, we felt relaxed and enjoyed every minute of our holiday.
Vilja's 12th birthday party you organized was the best and the pool really pleased especially both the kids. Also your cozy tavern in the warm, dark nights is like the best living room ever! The delicious food and the company of yours plus the other visitors made our days.
We definitely want to be back. A big thank you all!
Family Sala, Finland
Have recently returned from Crete and once again spent a wonderful week at Lefka Apartments.
We first stayed in 2008 and we were not disappointed on our second visit. Everything was as good as the first time. We were made to feel like family and found that nothing was too much trouble for Andreas, Anna & Evita. They are such lovely people. They even took the time to help me painstakingly with my Greek !!
The food and service at their bar was great, the rooms were spotless (thanks Dimitria) beautiful gardens and poolside. All in all a little gem on the outskirts of Chania. We will most definitely be back !!
We had a pleasant first stay, room was cleaned and ready when we arrived earlier than agreed (boat arrives either very early or very late) to Crete.
During our stay Andreas, Evita and their crew were always helpful and gave many good advises how to get around and what to see on Crete.
We enjoyed the big pool and the mini bar next to.
We thank you for the hospitality and service.
Lefka is a place we will consider to come back to, next time we are in the area.
The noise from the "highway" is not disturbing, that is part of the Greek holidays. The big Carrefour next door is handy.
See you soon.
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful hotel. We really enjoyed our stay! It was even better than we expected. You and your staff made this a very nice stay in Chania and Crete.
We will come back next time we visit Crete and all our friends has heard about your lovely place!
Family Klementsson and grandmother!
Thank you for the excellent hospitality. It was a pleasure to stay at your apartment. Your pricing makes it very affordable for families to travel without sacrificing quality or service. You should be proud of yourselves for this 1st class operation you are running. Should we ever return to Crete, without a doubt we would stay with you again.
Evita and Andreas thank you very much for the wonderful vacation! We really enjoyed it: the apartment, the pool, the bar and the barkeeper ;o)) and so much more..
Back from our second visit at Lefka Apartments. We stayed for a whole month. There is no such word to describe the warmth and hospitality from the hosts and the staff.
Our stay was most enjoyable, we never thought it could surpass our first visit at Lefka. But it did.
Thank you again Evita, Andreas, Khatouna, Lily and the rest of the staff for making this a most joyful and wonderful vacation.
Andreas, warning, the Zeus will be back ASAP (lol). For now Xin chao.
Louise & the Zeus
My family and I stayed at Lefka in 2007 & 2008 and despite leaving a review on Trip Advisor, when stopping by to look at the new style website (nice work Andreas!) realized I'd never posted on the guest book.
Basically, we had the best two family holidays in 15 years of travelling and that was solely due to the welcome of Andreas and Evita, and also the excellent standard of accommodation and facilities. If it wasn't for the credit crunch we'd be heading back for a third straight year, but will definitely be back at some point in the not too distant future.
Andreas - it's not going to be the same this summer not sharing a Mythos (or four!) with you, but keep my stool at the bar warm, as we hope to be back soon.
If anyone reading this wants a holiday where you can relax, laugh, make friends and experience quite unique hospitality, then just book and enjoy the Lefka experience. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Oh, and the food is excellent too!
Please give our regards to Yannis and Evita.....
Dave, Debbie, Georgia and Olivia.
Evita, Andreas and everyone at Lefka apartments
Thank you for providing us with such a friendly and relaxing environment for our first holiday abroad with Louie (18months). We can't thank you enough for the attention you all paid to him and the toys you provided. He may need to be surgically detached from the diggers we brought home!
You should be very proud of what you have achieved with the apartments, we have never felt so welcomed anywhere else and what with the great weather, food and hospitality, a week certainly was not enough!
We hope to see you again in the future and wish you all well.
Beth, John and Louie
Am petrecut 10 zile minunate in Chania in august 2007. Familia mea a fost cazata in unul din apartamentele de la etaj cu privirea la piscina. Dimineata la cafea privelistea din balcon era superba. Gazdele, Andreas si sotia sa Evita au fost foarte amabili si ne-au oferit multe sfaturi utile. Conditiile de cazare au fost foarte bune.
Am ajuns in Chania cu feribotul din Pireu( 6 ore). A meritat sa mergem cu masina pentru ca am vizitat foarte multe locuri foarte comod.
A fost un sejur exceptional. Locatia merita toate aprecierile de bine.
Andreeas, Evita, va multumim pentru tot.
Dear Evita and Andreas!
Thank you really, for a lovely and delightful stay in Chania.
You have a really nice place, we loved it! We also appreciated your good food in your restaurant, we couldn't find any better! It just was so tasty and the atmosphere was something in a very own league, small, intim but in the same way connected!.
And your personal, professional service...what can I say? It felt like we have known you for several years! You are just terrific and open in your way to be, thank you for that! We will never forget this holiday!
And Evita, you just saved our experience of Crete to guide us to places that you want us to see, even the west coast-road :)...
I hope we will meet again!
Best of luck and love from Northern Norway (Up there, you know;)..)
Feffe & Inger Eriksson + the poolboy Brian!
Recently returned after a wonderful week at Lefka ...everything was first class. The apartments are set in beautiful well tended gardens full of color. They are situated back from the road and are very private. The road was not an issue at all even though we were in a studio at the front overlooking the pool which was really lovely. Studio was a good size and had everything we needed and was cleaned every day.
Andreas and Evita together with all the staff were great and did all they could to make our time with them memorable. Their position on the outskirts of Chania is great for access to the main national road for touring (10 mins) and to the town itself which again is only 10 mins by bus or by car. Supermarket just over the road for essentials but we didn't cook at all...Andreas's food was excellent and not expensive. The nearest beach is only minutes by car and maybe a 10 minute walk and is really great...very clean with plenty sunloungers and a small snack bar.
We would definitely recommend Lefka Apartments and intend to stay there again on our next visit to Crete.
As promised, we returned (last here 2006). Our arrival was like we had never been away. Again, with our two children now aged 11 and 15 having travelled Easyjet from Gatwick and via the overnight ferry from Athens to Souda Bay.
Shown to a superb one bedroom apartment we stayed in before and as always, the apartment was spacious and clean and well stocked with plates, cutlery, microwave etc.
So lovely to see Evita (late stages of pregnancy but still as bubbly) and Andreas who cooks just as good if not better. Our two daughters still love Evita, Andreas and Arkhtuna (and the cats).
Andreas's food just perfect as before, Potato salad, swordfish, chicken, pork etc. all just scrummy
Again, not enough words to say what a truly enjoyable two week stay we had at the Lefka apartments and the hospitality shown by Evita, Andreas and Arkhtuna.
So nice to meet fellow holiday makers of all nationalities all having such a great relaxed time.
Let this be a warning - we will be back!!!
Good luck with the expanding family.
Thank you for a lovely holiday in Chania. We really appreciated your nice hotel and good restaurant. And of course, most important: your very personal AND professional service.
How do you do that..? :)
Garbis, Helen, Elivira, Cornelia Sarafian, Sweden.
På svenska: Det här är ett skitbra ställe. Väljer ni det blir ni inte besvikna.
Hi Evita, Andreas, Yanous, and all!
Thanks for a great two weeks at Lefkas last month, and for all your help after Alison's accident - thanks to you guys, an unfortunate incident was prevented from ruining our holiday.
You really did far more than we could reasonably expect, and it was more like staying with good friends than in a hotel.
I especially remember the hunting expedition you arranged for me - maybe next time we can go after bigger game!!?
Best wishes to you all,
Ian (AKA the Deerhunter), Allison, Tom and Hannah
Dear Evita and Andreas,
We miss you already. We've been to a lot of places around the world but never felt so much at home as at Lefka. Our apartment was very nice and clean. Your staff were very helpful and friendly. Chania is a wonderful place with wonderful people. Andreas thank you for the great food and your choice of wine(lol). You have the best bar in town. And sweet Evita, what can we say, you have treated us like family with your kindness and your warmth. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are planning to return. We met wonderful people making our stay more enjoyable.
All the best for your second child.
So Andreas be aware the Zeus will be back soon.
Hugs and kisses,
Louise and Rick (Zeus)
Thank you so much Andreas and Evita for giving us such a wonderful holiday. We so appreciated your humour and hospitality, so friendly and generous. We tried hard to find food in Chania that was a good as yours but failed every time - even your recommendations were not as good as your own bar food! We so enjoyed the evenings around the bar - lovely friendly atmosphere ... a real home from home.
You have something unique here and we have never found it anywhere else. We will be visiting again one year (and we don't normally re visit places, even if they have been good). I managed to get my shrivelly Cretan olive back home safely but Andreas I've no Greek salad to put them with! And our tomatoes are so tasteless in the UK !
All the best with your pregnancy Evita - heres to baby number 2 very soon!
With love and thanks
Neil and Sue
We spent 12 wonderful days at Lefka in September 2007.
We were a little afraid of noise from the road, but that was no problem.
The service from Evita and Andreas and the others at Lefka was excellent, and the rooms as well as the garden and swimming pool were also very good.
The pool bar was also excellent, with good food and beer, and we loved to sit there in the evenings.
Thank you for 12 wonderful days.
Jan Leif Braathen and family
Well, where do we start?
Our holiday at Lefka was simply FABULOUS! It was probably the most relaxing holiday we have had for years. You both made it so easy for us, told us where the best tavernas were in the centre of Chania (although we will never forget the delicious home-cooked food we ate at your bar!!), what beaches were best, you even helped us get the best car rental deal.
The apartment was spacious and very clean with the daily cleaning service.
Thank you Evita, Andreas, Hartouna and Yanis for making our week in Chania so special, we hope to come back with our parents next time!!
Margaret and Lukasz
Evita and Andreas were the most graceful hosts. My wife and I stayed with them for 3 nights in the Summer of 2006 and we loved our time!
The hotel was very nice, and bar was a definite bonus! They were very kind and helpful. My wife was pregnant at the time of our stay, and their hotel was very comfortable.
Thank you Andreas and Evita! I hope you are doing well!
Thank you for the most special holiday ever! We love you all. We will return next year, I hope and stay for a long, long time.
The wonderful skilaki says thank you, too, but he has no intentions of returning to Lefka. His plans is to become a Norwegian little man.
We miss you, the pool and the food already and send you all best wishes and some hugs!
Ida & Ina
Avons attrapé le "virus" de la Grèce mais alors là, le couple Evita & Andreas, gagnent vraiment à être connu. Serviable, convivial, dévoué toujours prêt à rendre service. Andrea nous a emmené chez l'ORL avec sa voiture, a servi de traducteur auprès du médecin qui a fait une petite chirurgie à notre fils.
L'appartement joliment décoré, accueilli avec une bouteille de vin sur la table, quel talent pour l'hospitalité !!!
My first trip to Crete was made memorable by the warm welcome I received from Evita and Andreas, Janis and Khartuna. Even though I was on my own, I never felt lonely due to their hospitality and the terrific guests attracted to their beautiful oasis on the edge of Chania.
It is so easy to access all that Chania has to offer and they were most helpful in helping me rent a car and in suggesting where to eat, shop, or to swim. Their knowledge of Greek history, language and culture was a bonus. The studio was clean, comfy, and well equipped and I enjoyed eating my breakfast on my balcony.
Even the cats in the garden made me feel at home.
We had a fabulous 2 weeks in Lefka Apartments. The apartments are large and roomy with modern kitchen with cooker, kettle, toaster and microwave. The rooms are cleaned and the bins emptied every day. Beds and towels are changed every two days (almost unheard of in Greece).
There is a lovely swimming pool and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas, the gardens are full of the most beautiful and colorful flowers and plants, and are a pleasure to walk around. The bus to Chania Town stops outside the apartments and takes just a few minutes.
Last but by no means least, our hosts, Evita & Andreas, their hospitality was wonderful and nothing at all too much trouble.
We would certainly recommend Lefka Apartments to anyone who loves Crete and we will definitely be going back.
We stayed with Evita and Andreas at Lefka Apartments this summer and were given a fantastic welcome - certainly the most hospitable hosts we have stayed with after many years travelling overseas. Nothing was too much trouble - all of the facilities were excellent and the atmosphere always relaxing.
Loved the food - loved the beer .
Can't wait to return.
Wow! What a fantastic experience! Before we even arrived, Evita sent us much needed information about Chania.
How nice to be greeted with a bottle of wine in our room!The rooms were exceptionally clean and well stocked. All staff were so helpful, kind and engaging.
The food was excellent! Thank you Andreas for coming in early to cook swordfish for the girls! I'll have you know that I now prepare a mean Greek salad using oil, olives and cheese imported from Crete!
We felt as though we belonged at Lefka. We made good friends and it was difficult to leave. Look out Andreas, we will return! We are recommending your apartments to everyone we see!!! Just remember to keep space for us when we return.
Evita, I am amazed at how you managed to keep working the way you did. We wish you all the best with the birth of your baby! You are both fantastic and run your establishment very professionally while at the same time making everyone feel as though they are part of the family.
Suzanne and Kirsten Kromhout and Karen Anker
Here comes a message from "family one", "family two" and "family three". We have just the memories left from two fabulous weeks at Lefka. The kids loved the pool and the kindness of the staff. The adults loved the good food and the raki after the dinner.
The children said it had been the best vacation ever.
Looking forward too see you again and the new member of the family.
Thank you for a memorable holiday and our best wishes for the birth of your baby.
Λεωνιδας & Στελλα
Just returned from ab-fab stay at the Lefka Apartments! (Just in time, before all the high security drama!)
What a welcome! Nothing was too much trouble, and it was like staying with a very large family! In spite of being situated near the road, we heard no noise at all. The apartment was kept extremely clean, and the clean linen (every other day) had a really lovely perfume, don't know what fabric conditioner they use but it's great!
The pool was perfect for the children, and Patrick progressed from being a plodder-swimmer into a budding Mark Spitz!
We will definitely recommend it to our friends (or will we...it could be too good to share!) and hope to return soon, and this time we won't take the apartment key home with us - sorry, Andreas!
All the best to Evita, good luck with the Big Day!! You will be FINE!
We arrived home just two days ago after spending three weeks in Crete of which absolutely fantastic two weeks in Lefka.
Our sons Samu and Topi enjoyd themselves by swimming, playing, taking care of the kittens and chasing (especially Samu) Andreas with a water pistol. The atmosphere in Lefka is very unique thanks to Evita and Andreas and also all the nice and friendly guests.
Topi sends special hugs and kisses to Hatuna ("friends forever") and to the kittens. Samu reminds of Andreas not to shoot the kittens with water pistol - it΄s allowed only against the stray cats ;)
Oh, the food must be mentioned: lovely salads, and gorgeous grill food.. and the bread and potatoe salad which we couldn΄t resist (though we usually don΄t eat potatoes and bread).
Thank you for everything, we certainly will stay in Lefka when ever we return to Crete. And we also are waiting to hear about the baby when the time comes.. until then, Evita, take care of yourself and remember to rest and relax when ever you can!
All the best,
Kirsi, Niko, Samu and Topi Asposalo
P.S Andreas: yes, we could carry home all our luggage - I guess I did not shop that much after all...
Had a great time at the Lefka apartments in June. What made the holiday so memorable were the hosts, Andreas and Evita. On arrival we were invited to the bar for a drink and were made to feel very welcome. Andreas and Evita gave us loads of information about places to visit / eat, booked us taxis, fed us Cretian specialities (and huge portions of chocolate cake!) and generally went all out to ensure we had a good time.
We spent our days relaxing by the pool and walking into Chania town, (a 30-40 min walk) with its picturesque harbour, museums restaurants, bars and shops. (For lazier days, the bus-stop is directly outside the Lefka apartments and regular buses take 5 minutes to get into town!). One of the highlights was walking through the stunning Samaria Gorge, and the next day using the lovely pool to recuperate!
Can´t wait to go back.
We have just returned from our stay at Lefka. This was our first time to Chania and we were made very welcome. Both Evita and Andreas were extremely helpful along with Hatuna.
The apartments are perfect, very clean and well equipped; all you need to get you going on a perfect holiday.
Good luck Evita on the birth of your baby in September, and thanks to you all for all your help and kindness during our stay this June.
Phil and Jane
We have just returned home after staying 1 week at Lefka Apartments. We had a wonderful holiday; Evita and Andreas were a truly wonderful couple, very kind and thoughtful (they even bought Mike a cake for his birthday with candles also).
When we arrived there was a bottle of wine in our apartment which we really enjoyed. When leaving they gave us a bottle of olive oil and sweet wine which I am sure we will enjoy.
Andreas we have tried the oil like you said and yes we like it.
All our best wishes to Evita and Andreas for the forthcoming birth of their new son (we await pictures).
Many thanks to all at Lefka apartments for making our stay memorable we will return in the future.
Thank you Evita and Andreas for a lovely holiday. We enjoyed staying at Lefka so much we will be recommending it to all our friends (especially those with young children for Evita to spoil with gifts of chocolate and biscuits!)
The apartment was clean, well stocked and spacious enough for the four of us (two adults, an energetic three year old, and a loud 7 month old). The facilities were great - fantastic pool, lovely bar (great frappes/milkshakes - thanks Hatuna!) and a welcomed daily maid service.
We hope to return soon!
We spent a wonderful week in May 2006 at Lefka after a weeks walking in The White Mountains.
Andreas and Evita's hospitality was unbelievable. They are so kind and nothing was too much trouble. Lots of help and information about where to go, how to get there, where to eat etc but their food is excellent as well. I recommend the swordfish in particular.
Our studio was spotlessly clean,very well equipped and the bed linen and towels changed every other day.
Lefka is only minutes from the beach along which you can easily walk into Chania if you wish. The bus service is excellent and very cheap and taxis only cost 5 €.
We have never had such superb treatment anywhere before and will certainly stay there again if we return to Chania.
We spent a wonderful week at the Lefka studios last summer 2005. Nothing was too much trouble for Evita and Andreas and the apartments were very clean with fresh towels/linen supplied daily.
What was so special about our stay was all the help and time given by Andreas especially when he found us hopelessly lost in town trying to find our pre booked hired car. Also all the kindness given by Evita (not mention the gifts of fruit and cakes).
They are a wonderful couple and treated us as if we were old friends.
I visited Lefka-apartments in August 2005 with my family. I have been to Greece for seven times before, but this was absolutely the best visit ever! We enjoyed our trip very much, mostly because of the friendly atmosphere and acceptance from Evita and Andreas! We will never forget you and the great service we got from you :) and we will most certainly visit you again! Thank you for everything!
Hiivola΄s family from Finland
We only got home yesterday but felt we had to write our comments straight away.
We arrived at Lefka apartments with our two children aged 9 and 13 having travelled Easyjet from Gatwick and via the overnight ferry from Athens to Souda Bay.
We were greeted by Evita who was absolutely wonderful and shown to a superb one bedroom apartment. The apartment was spacious and clean and well stocked with plates, cutlery, microwave etc.
Evita was absolutely charming and was always appearing with bus timetables, guide books, biscuits etc. She was a fountain of knowledge on Crete. Our two daughters loved Evita - she is a very special young lady.
Andreas's food was second to none - small portions do not exist in his kitchen! Potato salad, swordfish, chicken, pork etc. are truly excellent and there is not a word to describe the wonderful oranges picked fresh from the trees.
We cannot write enough words to say what a truly enjoyable two week stay we had at the Lefka apartments and the hospitality shown by Evita, Andreas and Arkhtuna. The apartments are a credit to them.
We wish them all the best for the 2006 season and only wish we could visit them again this year - perhaps next year?
efkhareesto Evita and Andrea
We spent our second visit to Evita and Andreas at a time we both needed to relax and spend time with good hosts, and good friends. And they are both. We have many good memories of that week September 2005 and we enjoyed every single day.
The highlights? Very difficult to choose. A wonderful trip into the mountains with Evita and Andreas for a fantastic meal on a lazy Saturday afternoon, listening to Pink Floyd on Andreas' laptop over a few beers (don't worry everyone else was out!), and if you are into music ask him to play his collection of number one's from the sixties onwards on his laptop.
No need to say anything about the facilities, the spotless accommodation, the atmosphere, and the friendly hosts. Everything is perfect. If you haven't been before, do yourself a favour and go now. If you have, you will be going back again - as will we (Sorry Andreas!).
Dear Evita and Andreas,
First we want to wish you a very happy new year 2006!
We (me, my 13 year old son and his 15 year old friend) stayed in your hotel in June -05 in the beginning and end of our 3 week trip to Crete. I found your hotel on the Internet and chose it because of the good location and reasonable prices.
We arrived late in the evening. The flight was one hour late but there he was, Andreas waiting for us and greeting us welcome. Evita was just as nice she always is. The boys jumped straight into the pool after a hard day`s traveling. We didn't stay so many days because we wanted to see "all of Crete".
Evita and Andreas were always so friendly and helpful. They could tell us about many places worth a visit - and places not worth that. Andreas΄ recommendation of Paleohora for the boys was just right, they loved bicycling around that small quiet town.
Evita made sure I learned to make Greek coffee in the right manner and she even gave me a bag of coffee and a small coffee can of my own for the rest of our trip!
I can really warmly recommend this nice and friendly hotel.
Evita and Andreas, I hope we΄ll see you again this year, maybe in April!
Maarit Toivola, Finland
My wife and I stayed at this location for 2-3 days in mid July, 2005 and it was very relaxing.
The location was very close to a Supermarket (2 min. walk) that allowed us to buy basics and just walk down to the beach (7-10 min. quiet walk).
The beach nearby is very peaceful and not too crowded so this works out great.
Evita and Andreas recommended some great restaurants by the Venetian Port area that were fantastic. Best Greek food (vegetarian options!) I ate throughout my trip in Greece.
I would recommend this place to my friends as a great location to stay when visiting Chania.
In the beginning of October 2005 we took a two weeks vacation in Crete. It was our second trip to this Greek Island. Without any doubt we made a decision to stay at Lefka Apartments with Evita and Andreas.
Two years ago we were traveling in Crete and have stayed for a few days at this place. Those were never-to-be forgotten days. This time we came back to see our good friends. Thanks to their hospitality and hearty welcome you always feel yourself among friends.
Lefka Apartments are very well situated. The beaches are within 5-minute walk; the center of Chania is a 10-minute drive by car or by bus (bus stop is within 50 m). Across the street there are a very big supermarket and a new big fashion shop where you can bay everything you need.
The apartments are reasonable priced. They are very clean and have all needed equipment to feel as thought you are at home. The swimming pool is very nice and there are a lot of swimming toys for children.
The flowers They are everywhere: around the swimming pool, along the paths in the garden, near the entrances, outside and inside the apartments, they decorate the walls, balconies, they trail from the roof And that was in October. You can imagine how it looks in spring.
Especially warm reminiscences are about the evenings we have spent in their small family-ran restaurant, where we enjoyed very delicious home-cooked dishes. (Oh, those not forgettable tastes of swim red peppers with garlic cooked by Andreas!!!).
Words fail me if I try to describe Evita and Andreas hospitality, good nature and their desire to help you in any situation. I am sure if you spend sometime at that cozy place you will wish to come back there again.
Thanks for everything and love from Russia.
We stayed at the Lefka Apartments in lovely Chania for 2 weeks in October 2005.
We can only report that we had a wonderful time there and made all the more memorable by the very friendly and helpful management.
Our (studio) apartment was very clean and had all necessary facilities for self-catering but we suggest that prospective guests also avail themselves of the nice dishes prepared and served by Evita and Andreas. Also ask their advice as to the better local restaurants - the advice we followed always worked out perfectly.
The apartments are close to Chania and its historic old quarters. Well served by local buses and/or short taxi ride. For self-caterers there is a large supermarket only 100 metres away. The beach is just 5 minutes walking distance.
We were quite reluctant to leave after our relaxing time in Chania.
Thank you once again Evita, Andreas and your staff.
Dear Evita & Andreas,
We have been to several of the Greek Islands, but this was our first visit to Crete, and our first trip organized completely by ourselves. Pure luck (or was it fate?) guided us to your website, when we searched for an apartment near Chania.
You really made our autumn vacation (two last weeks in September 2005) something to remember. The apartment was very comfortable, the swimming pool and the pool area was really enjoyable, but the superb surprise was the pool bar with delicious food and a very warm and personal service.
Be careful with the raki, most of the time it is very strong, and please be careful if the grill-chef wants to shake hands with you, you may be in for a "black" surprise!
We look forward to see you again,
Best regards, Gro and Alf.
My friend Margaret and I would not hesitate to recommend Lefka apartments to anyone, though part of us thinks they should remain a well kept secret.
We had a lovely holiday with the friendliest hosts we have ever met and truly felt treated as part of the family. The apartments are kept exceptionally clean, the pool and gardens are a credit to Andreas and his cooking is great too. Evita is lovely and goes out of her way to make everyone feel special. Thanks due too to Khatuna who became our friend and advisor. We hope she has a really good holiday.
We spent a wonderful week with Evita and Andreas. The apartment, the swimming pool, the food and their great companionship made us really feel in heaven. We surely go back.
Try them and you won't be disappointed!
We've just come back from two weeks at Lefka Studios and can only echo what others have said about the friendliness and helpfulness of both Evita and Andreas. However, there are a few points that we'd like to add to that:
We were amazed at how far everyone at Lefka apartments put themselves out to make our holiday a success. But at the same time we were allowed to get on with our holiday and weren't intruded upon.
The apartments are very well-placed for getting buses into the centre of Chania and to more far-flung beaches, e.g. Paleohora, Elafonissi, Falasarna.
We'd like to return at some point in the future, and wish Evita and Andreas every success with running Lefka apartments - they certainly deserve it!
We have just enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the delightful Lefka apartments, where the hospitality couldn't be bettered! We were particularly struck by the friendliness of the staff, but especially Evita and Andreas. They were there for a good chat when we wanted it (their English is excellent), but left us alone to do our own thing when we needed to. Having booked fairly late,and on the Internet we weren't quite sure what to expect,despite the really good web site (well done, Andreas!!), but the apartments and atmosphere far exceeded our expectations.
Highly recommended - THANK YOU!!!
p>We have been to Lefka three times now and every visit gets better. The lovely pool is surrounded by a hedge of flowers, Evita and Andreas are the nicest people in the world and we have only just discovered the almost empty beach down a little lane opposite.
It's so clean - that's a big factor.
The apartments are so well positioned and easy to get into Chania and all the beautiful beaches along the west coast.
We are looking forward to our fourth visit next Spring.
Richard and Linda Brookes
We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks holiday at Lefka. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Andreas and Evita are wonderful hosts, they always have time to answer your questions about Crete and Hania or just sit and chat over a drink. Nothing is too much trouble.
By the end of our stay we regarded them as friends and were quite sad to leave.
The apartments are roomy and comfortable, the pool area and garden is a great place to relax after going out for the day, or even hang around all day if you're tired, the bar is always well stocked with cold Mythos and the kids loved the chocolate & strawberry milkshakes!
Andreas and Evita are a great source of information on where to eat out, we had some wonderful meals although you don't have to venture out to get great food, we can thoroughly recommend Andreas' grilled swordfish and pork chops.
All in all, a great place to stay to explore the many wonderful places around Hania. Don't miss the beaches at Falasarna and Elafonisi, Golden Wheel car hire just up the road gave us a good price on a jeep.
Thanks Andreas, Evita and all the staff at Lefka for a great holiday experience, we'll be back!
Dr Steve, Angie, Becky (11) Emily (11)
The paradise of the world is Crete, the paradise of Crete is Chania, and the paradise of Chania is Lefka apartments.
We really enjoyed our holiday, all of you, Evita, Andrea and Khatoona were very nice and polite as well as helpful.
We and our kids Sami, Adam, Jason, Rebecca and Letta always always we talk about you, we really loved you.
Be sure that you will stay our best and favorite place to stay.
We love you all.
The best place we have stayed during our visit to Greece. We really loved Lefka apartments.
The hosts are really the great differential. Evita and Andreas really know how to make you feel at home. The apartments are comfortable and clean, the pool is excellent and the nice gardens make it the ideal place to relax and enjoy your time after a day out.
We really hope to have the opportunity to meet our nice hosts and friends again...
We stayed in Lefka Apartments in July 2005, on a trip from Germany. We'd read the great reviews on TripAdvisor.com and the apartments website, so we shouldn't have been surprised at how fantastic Andreas and Evita are...but we were.
The apartment itself was good - clean, roomy, with everything we needed. Cleaned almost every day, with new towels and anything else we needed. The pool was great - it was never full, and there was always room to lay in the sun and catch the rays until about 6-7pm. We had many meals in the cafe by the pool - yogurt and honey to start the day, Greek salads for lunch and dinner....so good!
Andreas and Evita were unbelievably helpful - every day they'd give us advice on where to go, what to see, etc. From beaches and towns, to restaurants and shops, they'd tell us what to avoid, and what to look out for. Our vacation wouldn't have been as good as it was without their help. I can't say enough good things about them and Lefka Apartments - I wish we'd stayed for 2 weeks instead of 1, and I hope I can get back to Crete one day to stay with them again.
If you ever stay in Crete, you will not find two more friendlier people than Andreas & Evita, they made our holiday what every holiday should be....an absolute pleasure...and we will be back in June 06 to thank them again. Nancy is not mean, the photograph is correct
We stayed at Lefka for three weeks in June 2005. We were a group of seven people, four adults and three children. We loved staying at Lefka from the second we arrived, and saw the 12 years old Metaxa, until the minute we went home.
In our heart we΄re still at Lefka thinking about the RAKI, Ursus(can΄t be bought in Iceland), swimming pool, chocolate cake (wedding anniversary), the friendly atmosphere and of course both Evita and Andreas. They were both very helpful about everything regarding our holiday and we found that they cared about their guests.
Thanks for everything and love from Iceland!
Marta, Gusti, Hildur, Saevar, Sonja, Karen and Emilia Rose
We had the immense pleasure to stay at Lefka for 18 days. It was the most wonderful vacation we had. It was the third time we were in Crete but thanks to the tips Andreas gave us, we saw amazing things. Evita and also Andreas are the most friendly and kind people one can meet in Crete. Lefka is really a small paradise, as well for children as for adults (lovely bar, ...). We can recommend this place to every one who wants to have a great holiday.
We would like to let you know what a wonderful time we had staying at the Lefka Apartments.
From the very first day, Evita and Andreas were welcoming, friendly and always helpful. The children spent hours in the swimming pool which was great (non swimmers will need arm bands as its quite deep at one end, although the children's section is very safe). We loved chatting with Evita, Andreas and other guests at the pool bar each evening and had lots of laughs (as well as great wine, beer and their own version of Raki!!).
The apartments are kept very clean and are a good standard for those used to staying in Greece! As lovers of red wine, the welcoming bottle of red wine went down a treat and was very good. The children were spoilt on the huge chocolate ice creams (even though more healthy food was available).
The location is very close to Chania centre. We would catch a bus outside the apartments most evenings for only about 50p each, and it takes about 10 minutes. A taxi ride back (if you're too late to catch the last bus at 11pm costs 5 Euros max.) Chania old town and harbour is lovely, great for shopping, restaurants and just strolling through the old streets admiring the venetian style buildings.
The only thing I would say about the Lefka Apartments is that there is some road noise, although you cannot see the road for the lovely flowering bushes surrounding the apartments, pool and garden. Once you are taken in by the friendly atmosphere at Lefka, you won't even notice it.
We shall certainly go back to Lefka to stay with Evita and Andreas as they made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. Hope you enjoy it too!!
I cannot recommend too highly the wonderful time we had staying at the Lefka apartments in Chania. The three of us -- all ladies in our retirement years -- are active people who enjoy seeing the sights in an area, exploring the countryside and meeting the people. An active vacation is our goal.
Andreas and Evita enabled us to enjoy our visit to Crete in all these respects, and, if I were able, would return there tomorrow. We were greeted by Andreas who genially told us to let him know if there was anything he could do to help us get settled. He is so kind. The next morning we met Evita, our hostess. She took time to tell us about the activities available and we chose to have her book the Samaria Gorge trip the following day.
Meantime we enjoyed having a supermarket across the street where we were able to stock our refrigerator and the next morning we enjoyed breakfast on our balcony overlooking the beautiful pool and gardens. Of course we swam in the pool, walked into Chania, enjoyed visiting with our hosts and their other guests at the pool bar and enjoyed Andreas' excellent cooking --delicious fish filets -- but there are many more choices on their menu.
We stayed over a week at Lefka and wished we could have stayed longer. The apartments were clean, spacious and adequate. We were so fortunate to be away from town and able to self-cater with so much ease. There are local markets for fruits and vegetables--just ask Evita for the directions.
You will enjoy a lovely holiday if you stay at Lefka. We did!
We were at Lefka studios apartments on holidays with my husband and our two children and during one week we really enjoyed this beautiful place. Outside, the owners welcome you with a drink near the swimming pool where both children and adults can swim. Inside, you can have a room for adults with air condition and one place for the children. Besides, the manager can advise about beautiful places to visit in the area and speaks English too.
The place is always kept clean, there's a parking space for your rental car...and the room is affordable compared to other places in Crete.
We had there a very good moment and the children tell the same.
Hello again Andreas and Evita.
We had a very nice holiday at Crete last summer. Your hotel is very nice and we were not disappointed with anything. It was the opposite way,we were positively surprised.
The room; very big and clean. The pool-area terrific! The bar and the food excellent. You had been very helpful with most things (moped-renting, maps, any stupid question we had).
We will certainly be back.
PS The photo: Just accept it, You are BIG and she is beautiful!
Åke & Lena Jonsson
Found Lefka Apartments by chance when looking on the Internet for an apartment around Hania for a week at the end September 2004. Looked good on the Internet and in reality was even better.
Evita and Andreas made us very welcome and could not do more to make our stay an exceptional holiday.
We will be back.
From the moment I arrived until the morning I left, the friendliness of Evita, Andreas and their staff was unsurpassed.
The accommodation was very spacious (something that is seldom available to a lone traveller) and with thoughtful touches such as toiletries, hair dryer, coffee machine and alarm clock that are seldom available in Greek accommodation. The pool area and gardens were very clean and well kept and even tho' I visited at the end of the season they still looked fresh.
The location couldn't be more convenient with a bus stop immediately outside that allows you to visit the wonderful town of Chania and with miles of unspoiled, blue flag beaches within a very short stroll. Added to all of this the food was delicious!!
Evita and Andreas you deserve success for you endless hard work.
I had the best time at Lefka, it was the ideal location to stay in - close to the beach, easy to reach the town and yet with enough on site to remove the need to leave! All of the staff were wonderful (thanks Natasha and Dimitra) and more than thanks to Andreas and Evita!
I do not hesitate to recommend this venue and WILL definitely be back!
Crete is a wonderful island and Lefka is the perfect place to stay.
Love and best wishes
Spending my summer on Crete was fantastic! Having Evita and Andreas as my hosts in such a clean, friendly and delightful hotel, was definitely the highlight!!
But one thing: it is not just Nancy's photo which makes Andreas look a little bigger than slim, he seems to look the same in my photos.... As for Evita it is not the photo that makes her look gorgeous; she is!
If you are thinking of having blissful week in a place where the sun shines, the people are unbelievably friendly, food is delicious and the wine flows, then Lefka is the place for you.
The studios are very clean and have everything you need. The swimming pool and a beautiful garden with a lot of flowers are magnificent.
Evita and Andreas, thanks a lot for your hospitality!!!
We hope to see you again.
Tatiana and Evgenius
We had a wonderful three weeks touring the Greek Islands, and our stay at Lefka Studios will always be fondly remembered. We enjoyed the pool in the mornings before our daily excursions into the Crete countryside. Andreas was very helpful in suggesting sights, etc. At night the poolside taverna/restaurant was a very nice place to enjoy a drink or meal, while meeting other travellers. The studios had everything needed and the bottle of wine that greeted us was a very nice touch.
When I told my brother this morning that I was going to write a guest book entry he said: "Let us go again at Christmas". I can not say it any better, we enjoyed our stay, and hope to be back again someday.
We were honored to spend a wonderful 12 day break at Lefka and what could one say about both of you your hospitality your excellent way of making us feeling home?
Just two words: absolutely marvelous guys and please keep going the way you are as it makes things different and makes more and more friends to you.
We are already making our minds and thinking of visiting you again, since we did have a lot of fun and a pleasant stay there.
A couple of interesting hints to the visitors of this guest book is the pretty short distance from Chania center and the beautiful sandy beaches of Ag. Marina, Platanias etc., the wonderful accommodations, the pool with the bar and above all, allow me, the delicious local Cretan recipes Evita and Andreas are cooking. Whenever you go Crete, go for "ntakos", "Staka with eggs" etc. You'll be addicted.
Thanks for all Guys,
see you again...........
We stayed at Lefka for a week over the summer of 2004. I can't recommend Lefka highly enough. The rooms are reasonably priced, clean and has everything you would need (including alarm clocks and a complementary bottle of wine!).
Evita and Andreas make your stay unforgettable. They are extremely helpful and gave us excellent advice on exploring Crete including hiring a car at a very competitive price.
The pool area is well maintained with a beautiful garden and has a small bar and restaurant which is open in the evening and perfect if you just want to take it easy rather than heading into Chania for dinner.
I would definitely stay at Lefka again.
Well what can we say, a brilliant holiday, in June 2004 with charming hosts. Evita is eager to please and never fails, her mum's cooking is ace!!! Andreas.....well he's just a nice bloke and a good host!!
Accommodation exceptionally clean, lovely pool area and Andreas, cooking not bad either!!!!
Don't go when Greece are in a major football tournament!!!
We will be coming back!!!!
Dear Evita and Andreas
We had a wonderful time for the 15 days that we stayed at Lefka apartments, 1 year ago. If everything is going well, will be come together with our friends the summer of 2005. Our kids enjoyed the swimming pool (if you remember) and they want to visit again your place. As during the 2004 we don't have summer vacation (Olympic Games) they expecting the summer of 2005. Best Regards and tell Andreas to put a lot of raki in the fridge.
Georgia, Vagelis and the kids (Marianna, Thanos).
See you soon. Regr
I had the pleasure of spending my spring break with Andreas and Evita while pursuing my TEFL Certification with Via Lingua. Although I did not stay at their hotel I wish I had! Their rooms were clean, air-conditioned and comfortable. I spent many pleasant afternoons lounging by their pool, enjoying Evita's cooking, Andreas's grilling and both of their conversation.
They made me feel at home and were the most welcoming people on the island.
The cost is very affordable, and the location is perfect. Close to the city (via the regular bus schedule) and an easy 3 minute walk to the beach....there is no other experience compared with swimming in the Mediterranean at night in the moonlight!
If I ever went back to Crete their hotel would be the ONLY choice for me. Hmm, maybe I'll quit my teaching job and become their bartender.
What can we say about Lefka, Andreas and Evita? Maybe the easiest way to demonstrate their hospitality and great accommodation (and let's not even mention the pasticcio and souvlaki :->) is to give an example.
We discovered Andreas and Evita by chance in 2003 when we were staying on the island for 6 weeks working. We stayed at Lefka the entire time and probably saw less of Crete than we should have because we enjoyed ourselves so much by the pool and in their company! When we got married in summer 2004, the choice of destination was obvious and we came back en mass with all our family from both sides and had the perfect wedding.
I find it impossible to thank them enough, not only for the hospitality they afforded us, or the accommodation, or the food (or raki!), but also for the enormous amount of help they gave us with the wedding and the effort they put in which was well beyond anything that could be expected of them.
These guys and this place are simply awesome and when staying in Crete there is only one place to stay.
We spent a wonderful week at Lefka. We were 4 adults and 3 children. Never in our life have we experienced such hospitality, not only from Evita and Andreas but from all of the staff. They continuously did there best to make everyone feel at home. Always smiling and friendly. Evita and Andreas have a wonderful way of making everyone feel important and did their utmost best to make our holiday a memorable and very relaxing experience.
The kids had an excellent time and even had their own account at the bar where they drank enormous amounts of milkshakes. The swimming pool was an all day and evening attraction where the kids spent 90% of their time.
Don't forget to try the good food which was an all favorite of ours. Ask for Evita's pasta and Andreas's grilled meat. We can highly recommend the food.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We felt quite at home in our spacious pretty apartment and will definitely return to Lefka.