Familyapartments with 1 - 3 bedrooms for 2 up to 8 guests per unit,pool available,straight at The Cretan sea:
the SEA is dropping, sandy in the western part, a small reef to the east, there ideal for snorkeling
the SUN has also here , particularly at midday, so some at surprises, therefore please don’t forget your sun cream with at least 15 sun protection factor
SUPERMARKETS there are 2, from 08.00 to 21,00 h opened, even Saturday + Sundays + then there is still the mini market of Mike at the road, open to 22,00 h .
LOCAL BUSSES the blue-white ones, every half an hour to RETHYMNON town, tickets you buy in small shops near the bus stop.
Then there are the overland busses, green-beige colors, which hold also there,at this side of the motorway direction Chania, at the other direction Heraklion, here one can buy the tickets for the simple travel with the driver, hold change ready.
Move-walk: in 2 km distance is that less visited little monastery of ARSANI a beautiful one, calm monastic yard + an old museum, that the abbott on request gladly unlocks.
Another walk goes straight into the landscape from Alkionis in direction south,through the large olive groves and passing the tiny villages Asteri and Gavalochori.
COLLECTION with ORGANIZED TRIPS is at MIKEs from the motorway, toChania, Georgioupolis, Plakias, Samaria staring from this side of the road, to HERAKLION, Phaestos and Eastcerte it goes from the other side.
Now a few tips + information a little bit away from the direct surrounding field :
The green RAVINE of MILI, either by rent a car of taxi,At the entrance of the gorge in 10 min. everybody will be down in the abandoned village out of venezianischer times.
MAROULAS, like a fortress- village from pirates times can be investigated in same way. Gaes, military towers, the herb shop of Marianna + the tavern of the Pope .
. KOURNAS LAKE + GEORGIOUPOLIS with the hotel bus to Rethymnon to the bus station, here the tickets for the cross-country bus direction Chania to GEORGIOUPOLIS walk to 3,5 km Kournas lake, the only fresh water lake on Crete, back runs one well 2 km to the village MATHES on the correct side one comes exactly then to the motorway with Georgioupolis, where also the regular bus stop is to Rethymnon.
RETHYMNON, the city + old part of town, the city park - many trees + to plants of the Mediterranean area , also some animals + a childrens playing ground.. Opposite the main street with the large place behind the church you will reach after few steps on the left roadside the studio of an icon painter, in the Dimakopoulou street, a Lyra builder has its workshop, down then the small street into the old town, a lot of shops, after a minaret and continue to the venezian harbour, to the left handside the fortress with an interesting museum, showing a lot of things from the Monoan Cemetery of Armeni.
MONASTERY ARKADI,where the bus stop is at the new road oppsite of Alkionis . around 10.30 h in the week in Rethymnon + approximately about 10.45 h will off be here, the travel lasts about ½ h and goes through the landscape + some villages.
REFERENCES to medical supply: in PLATANES, 3 km with the blue-white local busses along the old road there are different medical centers.
CHILD PHYSICIAN DR.DASKALAKIS practice 2831 029709 + 027397 - PRIVATE 027395 + 052614 Handy 693 2417277
INTERNALIST DR.PAPADAKIS practice 2831 24654 - PRIVATE 025141 + 054286 Handy 693,470,045 HOSPITAL in an emergency immediately by taxi – don’t wait for an ambulance .
Some other information:: WATER in the Alkionis is drinking water + can quite also in the refrigerator be kept.
. WEATHER became more incalculable lately everywhere in the world, also here on Crete. for the evenings in April + October, bring something bit warmer with you.
. MOSQUITOES and also som other animals are still alive here and we hope for a long time the stay, so, if you have any problems with them, buy something in a supermarket, it mostly whats working during that season what they offer.