Welcome to Melambes Studio Apartment. Our Studio Apartment is just off the Main Square, at the heart of village life. Experience for yourself, life in a typical Cretan mountain village. Melambes itself nestles on a beautiful mountainside, ideally situated for you to make the most of the outstanding flora, fauna, views, walks and the exquisite local beaches.
Just a short drive from the nearby award winning, Blue flag, beaches and resorts, it's also an ideal base for walkers, hikers, and cyclists. The local mountainside is home to beautiful herbs and wild flowers. Painters and photographers especially appreciate the local scenery.
Tastefully renovated basement studio/apartment using a mix of modern and traditional methods. On the street level of our family home, situated on the edge of the village square. Guests have the full run of the apartment as well as a level seating area outside the front door,( Greek Style) and a small raised terrace which overlooks the village square.
We are as flexible as possible on check in/out times, dependant on our other bookings, please contact us to discuss if necessary.
Melambes is a traditional Cretan (Greek) Village. There are two well stocked supermarkets, around 6 Cafe-neons ( some more traditional in appearance than others, All of these will serve a Mezze with your drinks but one in particular carries a wider "menu" for a more substantial meal ) , There is also a more modern Bar and one "Village" Taverna. We have a village bakery, so fresh bread is available daily. The village can be a little busier in August when lots of the locals return home for their holidays.
We recommend hiring a car to make the most of your stay, but we can help with that, we have arranged special rates with a local firm, with airport collection/return if required. Secure parking/storage for motorcycles and bicycles is available (but to be honest not needed). Although there is vehicular access right to the front door, The street is very narrow, the easiest access and Parking is from the main square just 10 metres away.
"Crete Dreams are made of this…a poem by Angela Booth
On holiday this year our hosts were Ian & Bev
We were lucky to stay in their delightful "Des Res"
A charming studio apartment on the Island of Crete
In the village of Melambes, what a perfect retreat
After a few days here you feel stress free and calm
The apartment is clean, well equipped and oozing with charm
You’ll find all that you need - plus a whole lot more…
With fresh herbs and flowers planted right outside the door
We gained a rare insight into the Cretan way of life
Where nothing's a problem, there’s no worry or strife
As hosts their passion for the Island and its people is clear to see
And they pass on valuable advice and their knowledge for free
The village ambience and hospitality is second to none
It's fair to say that we miss it, now we have gone
So, Ian & Bev there's not much more to say...
Except that we hope to return one day
We love your home built with blood, sweat and tears
And wish you a happy life there for many more years"Angela Booth (UK)
"The Village ( Melambes) is so beautiful with a great selection of places for refreshments and a great place to use as a base for exploring the area with its great beaches. The Studio itself was clean, and welcoming, whilst keeping that traditional feel. Ian and Bev were great hosts, we were made to feel so welcome wherever we went and I would definatley recommend Melambes Studio Apartment and go again.(and again)"N Wilson (UK)
"Exceptional studio in great location for walking in surrounding hills above Melambes .Highly recommend and hope to be back soon.Lovely warm welcome from Ian and Bev"Sheena Watson (Scotland)
"Lovely, beautiful, well equipped rooms right in the heart of the village. Melambes is just perfect, we were made to feel welcome, everywhere we went. Ian and Bev showed us around, and made us feel really welcome. I can't recommend Melambes Studio Apartment highly enough" Marina Papadopoulou (Germany)
"Melambes is a lovely village up in the hills where the views are quite stunning. Ian and Bev made us extremely welcome and the village folk are so friendly and make you feel very comfortable.It is a place away from the hustle and bustle where you can chill out.The studio has everything you need and is decorated to a high standard and is just perfect for a restfull holiday."G Hobbs (UK)
"A very special room, traditional and modern at the same time ! Gorgeous, Like the photographs ! Ian and Bev were excellent hosts ! They offered everything ! The room was spotless and equipped to the fullest! The location is very good ! It was a very pleasant stay for us and we will certainly choose it again ! I recommend it highly ! "Christina Giasin (Greece)