Castle View 2 was a dream come true for my family of four (including two young children). I concur with a previous review which described this place as magical; it truly is. Firstly, you will not find better hosts anywhere in the world. Manolis and his parents are just the most beautiful and generous people, so creative, cultured and hospitable, they became dear friends in a short time and we were all genuinely sad to leave them. The garden here is straight out of a fairytale, absolutely delightful, and it has the most impressive remnant of Kissamos' 13th century castle wall as a backdrop - a real highlight. The house itself is one of the best AirBnB we have stayed in; spacious, well-designed, light-filled, a huge and perfectly functional kitchen, a huge bedroom for the kids filled with toys they used throughout our stay. The location is superb. Forget your car when in town for you can walk everywhere: 30 seconds to a large supermarket, 1 minute downhill to the seafront promenade filled with tavernas, 3 minutes uphill in the other direction to Kissamos-Kastelli's charming pedestrianised street (shops, taverns, cafes, ice cream, and the town's main square). For beach time, head straight to the very enjoyable and well-organised Mavros Malos beach, a 10 minute walk along the seafront. Mavros Malos beach was perfect for the kids (shallow, warm, calm) and boasts an absolutely exceptional eponymous tavern half way along the beach. Further afield you have what are widely, and rightly, regarded as three of the world's best beaches, all reachable within an hour or so: Falassarna (the best waves), Elafonisi (Caribbean oasis), and Balos (dreamy lagoon). Chania is an easy drive away, and Kissamos-Kastelli itself boasts the most amazing archaeology museum; for me, it was the right up there with the museum in Delphi! For those wondering whether Kissamos-Kastelli is a good base for their holidays, my advice is simple: book now. We stayed one week, and could easily have stayed a second. At Castle View 2, you will rediscover authentic Greece, that old-school Greek island magic, its famed and peerless hospitality, a quieter side of Crete, and the perfect holiday for young families in particular. We have travelled all over Europe and this place might just top them all!