The luxury of paying less on accommodation and spending more on fun, while on holidays in western Crete. What makes us different is the local knowledge we share with you, helping you to enjoy truly authentic experiences during your vacation. Conveniently l ocated on the edge of the historical seaside village of Maleme, Summer Lodge, an attractive, family run vacation lodging is a fi ne example of traditional Greek architecture. Only 5 Kms from th e centre of Platanias and 16 Kms west of Hania town, is the idea l starting point for the visitors requiring a wide variety of sa ndy beaches, water sport activities, peaceful countryside walks, or interesting visits in archaeological and historical sites. W ith the tremendous advantage of being no more than 400 meters by footpath to the long, quiet beach of Maleme, mostly sandy but a lso pebbly and a number of local restaurants as well as a superm arket and other shops, the situation couldn't be more convenient and car hire, although useful is not essential, since bus servi ce is frequent. Set around a pretty, flower filled courtyard and orange grove, our pleasantly light, well kept guesthouse has 15 furnished and nicely decorated bedrooms. They all have en suite shower rooms, wc and wash hand basin and are equipped with frid ge, and safety deposit box. Accommodation is available in single , double, twin or triple bedded rooms to meet all requirements, with maid service and linen/towel change provided twice a week. Most of the rooms have shared balconies or open terraces whilst others on the ground floor, that face onto the gardens, have a p atio area and plenty of outdoor space in which to relax in. The simple, traditional interiors are cool and a wall fitted fan in each bedroom adds an extra degree of comfort during the warm sum mer days. The superb 10m x 5m pool is surrounded by sun terraces and is supplied with patio furniture and sun lounges. Beyond th e pool and shaded by trees and a pergola is a pretty terrace wit h free Internet Wi-Fi connection, where breakfast is served any time you please at the additional charge of 4 /person and a smal l bar serving cool drinks in the hot summer evenings. Personal s ervice, relaxing atmosphere and a warm welcome await you at our family Summer Lodge, a charming property ideal for both, familie s and couples, where youll always get more value for your vacati on money. While enjoying your stay with us, take the opportunity for the following on site or nearby attractions: Amusement wate r park, local festivals & live music, historical interests, sand y beaches, nature-picnic area, lake & national parks, antique sh opping, museums & art galleries, traditional cuisine & fine dini ng. Nearby activities include: Swimming & water sports, fishing & diving, windsurfing & boat tours, mini golf, hiking trails, si ght seeing tours, tennis courts, horseback riding, bird watching , mountain biking, car & motor-bike rental.