Let us take care of the details so you can enjoy the occasion, whatever it may be.
Why Western Crete?
One word sums up this area – idyllic.
Situated to the West of the island away from the big tourist resorts, the Apokoronas region is renowned for its incredible natural beauty and is arguably the greenest part of the island. With long stretches of golden sandy beaches, clear seas, rivers, springs, lakes, lush pine forest and valleys, olive and orange groves framed by rolling hills and the dramatic White Mountain range. Goats and sheep roam freely on the hillsides around the picturesque villages hardly touched by modern life. We take for granted farm-to-table organic, locally grown food and wines, olive oil and honey, cheeses and yoghurts. The baker delivers fresh bread from the back of his van every day, the farmers sell their freshly picked produce the same morning.
History, culture, stunning scenery, fantastic weather and amazing food at incredibly reasonable prices means you can have the event of your dreams for a fraction of the cost at home. With everything located in a small area, you can go from mountain to beach to city in a matter of hours.
Chania airport is approximately 40 minutes drive,
Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours drive.
Souda Bay ferry port is 30 minutes drive.
Whatever the occasion, whichever way you would like to celebrate, make it a lasting, bonding memory, to reminisce and share with your family and friends for years to come.
What we offer
Each occasion is unique so rather than packages, we will work to meet your ideas, your specifications and your budget. As well as the actual celebration we can arrange:
- Venue scouting
- Reliable suppliers including caterers, photographers, florists, entertainment
- Budget arrangements
- Airport Transfers and transportation including taxis, coaches, boats and mini trains!
- All legal requirements and licenses, including translations for weddings
- Venue styling, decoration hire and discreet on the day co-ordination
- All decorations & setting up
- Other activities- excursions, pre and post wedding events, activity days and cultural /educational such as traditional lessons in cookery, nature walks, etc
- Gift experience vouchers
- We will work with you throughout the whole planning stages and will be there on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Whatever your style (simple and intimate, traditional Greek, full celebrations) and whatever your budget we can design the perfect celebration for you.
Claudia is from Germany, has a master’s degree in East European and South American studies, speaks 5 languages and has written several travel guides. She moved to Crete 20 years ago when she married her Cretan husband, started the longest established real estate and construction company in the region and had triplets! Firmly rooted in the area, she knows all the hidden gems and suppliers only a local would know. As an extreme sport enthusiast Claudia loves all activities, particularly outdoors.
Neisha, from London, has a very exotic family including Chinese, Sri Lankan and Guyanese grandparents, plus Irish, Italian, Burmese, English and Portuguese cousins giving her a unique international background! She worked as a PA for a senior manager of a global telecommunications company, before helping to set up and run a chain of her family owned restaurants and cookery products. When she moved here in 2004 with her husband, she became the event and wedding planner for a 4 star hotel, then moved into organizing major fund raising events and branching into all other occasion co-ordination. Her idea of activity is dancing all night with a cocktail glass in hand!
Both feel privileged to live in such a beautiful un-spoilt area, with stunning landscapes & natural beauty & incredible local, organic products. Being part of such a welcoming, hospitable community we feel our home can provide the perfect location for your event. Mixing creative Claudia and organized Neisha with their genuine enthusiasm for this role provides a unique and individual experience with the very highest personal attention.