- english, swedish, greek, Danish, norwegian
I’m half Greek (from western Crete) and half Norwegian. I speak fluent English, Norwegian, and Greek, and have lived and worked on Crete for many years but reside in Norway. This amazingly beautiful island and its people always make me look forward to coming back. I am fortunate enough to be able to spend the entire summer working on Crete. I wish you a wonderful holiday and will do my utmost to make it so!
Why Alexandra chose Sternes
Peaceful environment, panoramic views you'll never forget, lovely authentic settings, far from mass tourism, yet near wonderful beaches.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The panoramic views are magnificent!
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Amazing Place and Views
Peace, calm, and amazing views, and that is only the beginning! What a wonderfully pleasant way to spend a week or more. The inside space is great with two full bath, great well-stocked kitchen, huge living area, and light airy bedroom. The outside space is even better with water views and dining under a spreading olive tree. Prepare your own meal with fresh basil from the garden or dine at one of the great seafood restaurants on the pleasant beach only 10 minutes away. Elsa was a very pleasant host and was never fazed even when we locked ourselves out of the apartment and had to climb in through the window! On some practical notes, you really do need a car to stay. You will need it to get around and buy supplies, go to restaurants, etc. It is easy to just stay put and just enjoy the villa, but you will want to get out and enjoy the restaurants and sights. To the neighborhood dogs, we would just like to say “woof, woof” which translates to “until we meet again.”
Magnificent views from beautiful Gardenia Garden House
We had a fabulous 2 weeks at this very special bungalow. Alexandra sent us very detailed information prior to our visit and her son Alex and mother Elsa looked after us very well indeed during our stay. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The ever-changing views from the garden and terrace held our attention for hours, but we did manage to tear ourselves away to enjoy lots of interesting places within easy reach of the property. Favourites included Chania Old Town, Gouvernetou Monastery including the walk down into Avlaki Gorge to the sea, Aghia Triada Monastery, Botanical Park and Gardens, various gorge walks and of course the many beautiful beaches on the Akrotiri Peninsular. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday. Andrew & Carolyn
An excellent stay at the Gardenia Garden House. The whole week was brilliant. Thank you Alexander for your warm Hospitality.
Wonderful - beautiful - private - great location - excellent view - Superb accomdations
The location of this accommodation was excellent for traveling to other places to sightsee. The Villa has a wonderful view that you could enjoy for hours. Spectacular patio and garden, just beautiful, and so well maintained. The Villa is immaculately kept, and has everything a traveler could wish for. We can’t say enough about our gracious host Elisa who was so helpful and personable. Alexander was always available to answer our questions or assist us even before our travels, you can’t ask for more. We highly recommend this villa for anyone going to Chania Crete. We travel all over the world and this is one of our favorite places we have stayed. Ed, Andra, Sharon
The property was clean and well equipped, exactly as it is in the photos!
A fantastic holiday! Alexandra and Elsa were perfect hosts.
Amazing views, wonderful weather, the most perfect relaxing holiday. The garden provided a wonderful source of fresh fruit and vegetables! Lovely clean beaches nearby with tavernas selling good quality food.
everything was perfect
lovely place to stay would recommend it to anyone