Welcome to West Crete Holidays from the team in 2016:
from Peli Pateromichelaki who has taken over the main role of hosting West Crete Holidays,
from our guest teachers who share their knowledge with you and from David and Juliet who began West Crete Holidays in 1996. After 20 years they are making a more leisurely life for themselves.
We hope to see you on holiday so we can extend our care to you - from booking to final goodbyes - making your holidays a delight.
Now, as always, your holiday time is precious and we aim to provide you with a really good holiday – that is our primary concern.
Our holidays provide good value for money not in terms of luxury items but the luxury of having the careful attention which extends to the whole of your holiday. We listen to you and have the skills and know-how so you get the most out of your holiday whether you want to be more relaxed, have better health or just visit a place that's special to you.
If you would like to be a guest teacher here in West Crete we have a few vacant weeks for your holiday - please contact us so we can talk about the possibility.
Your choice of holiday
To support our ethos of care, we offer you carefully selected Yoga and Discovery Holidays where teachers enthuse you with their expert knowledge. They can be lovely life changing experiences. You can also visit our Room Service page to get accommodation to suit you in the Kissamos area, whether for a quiet family room or a big re-union of friends/family.
You can also still stay with David and Juliet at Potamida in their villa style guest house, Stafilia.
Whatever you choose, you will be in peaceful surroundings where you can really relax and unwind. Have a look at our choice, which we are always adding to, so please visit us again if you don't see your holiday right now.
While on your holiday Juliet and Dave still offer you a range of health and lifestyle therapies to help you really relax and to get the most out of your holiday – and they have more time now to do just that.
Fast track to booking
If you know what you want then you can just click on the words below, find what you want and click to book:
Yoga & Discovery Holidays
Stafilia House - where you go to David and Juliet's site
However, we'd like to tell you a little about the area – followed by an overview of our Yoga & Discovery Holidays and our health work.
Our holidays nestle in the Bay of Kissamos between two mountainous peninsulas stretching out into the Mediterranean Sea and marking the northwest corner of Crete. Beaches and inland scenery are truly delightful.
Beaches: The Bay of Kissamos has a long quiet strand of golden, sandy and pebbly beaches where you can walk for miles, hardly seeing a soul. Mithimna Beach is in a quiet, rural part of the Bay with free brollies and loungers. To one end of the Bay is Mavros Molos Beach, a simple crescent of sand where beach brollies and loungers are provided by cafes and again free of charge and readily available. Still in your swimwear you can visit little cafes for a cooling drink in the shade. Whichever beach you choose it shelves gently into the sea so you can stand up after a good swim out. People regularly say that they can't believe how this beautiful area has remained so little discovered. It's paradise.
Countryside: Behind the beaches the backdrop is of hills and mountains breaking up into gorges and silvery craggy peaks where delightful hill villages perch with their picturesque white-washed churches. This provides for many easy-grade walks along old rural ways with the chance to see birds of prey, wild flowers and pick a fruit to eat as you go.
While we are away from mass tourism, Chania town and Samaria Gorge are within easy reach.
We offer Yoga Holidays with a selection of teachers offering lots of different styles including:
Our Discovery Holidays include our popular Angels on Holiday workshop.
- British Wheel of Yoga
- Scaravelli inspired yoga
All our teachers are chosen with care
Our holidays are held at Peli Hotel at Mavros Molos Beach or at Mithimna Beach, part of the long and beautiful strand reaching out from Kasteli into the agricultural area.
Click here for our Holiday Listings or scroll down to find out about Treatments and Health.
Juliet and Dave are available to offer you treatments. Many people come here wanting better health, more energy, less stress or a coping strategy for their busy lives: ‘Stop the merry-go-round – I want to get off’ is how Juliet sometimes describes it.
Our professional qualifications include aromatherapy and lymph drainage massage and Kinesiology. Our forte is in our ability to listen, the depth of our understanding and our ability to provide treatments which are effective in the short time you have with us – your holiday.
Our supportive service to you is deepened by the peace and stillness that exists here particularly at Mithimna Beach and through our own extensive yoga and meditation practice.
Click here for a full list of our treatments.