We stayed at AnnaView Apartments in September 2012 for two weeks. The village of Myrtios is perched on a ridge overlooking the Libyan Sea and the dramatic coastline of South West Crete. The views are outstanding. We experienced one of Crete's rare storms from the balcony of our villa at Annaview. It was a sight worth remembering. Temperatures during the day climbed to 30 degrees C and dropped to a very pleasant 15 degrees C at night.
Our apartment, one of the smaller ones, was air conditioned and fully self contained. It was immaculate and serviced daily which was a real treat. Wifi is free. The accommodation was very reasonably priced.
Anna and her family are extremely hospitable but, at the same time, they are in no way intrusive.
The apartment is equipped for simple meals, but we did not do a great deal of cooking, anyway. Myrtios is blessed with five tavernas all of which are good. We must confess that we sampled the lot.
Eri (Anna's daughter) also owns a great restaurant, Sirocco, in Plakias. a tiny town below Myrtios. Despite its size, Plakias houses many small supermarkets and tavernas, as well as a fine stretch of beach. For those who like more secluded beaches, there are some nearby, but plastic sandals are advisable because the shore is pebbly and the sea bed, rocky.
You definitely need a car for Myrtios, especially if you want to explore the Minoan sites. Take care with your Tom Tom. Our maps were not particularly good and I had trouble initially locating Myrtios. You are better off following Anna's instructions on the website.
Our experience at Myrtios contributed to a lasting impression of Crete as one of the unspoilt beach meccas of the Mediterranean. Thank you, Anna and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AnnaView Apartments in Crete located at Mirthios/Plakias area of South Renthymnon region. It is an ideal choice for relaxing and pleasant vacations away from the noisy resorts, combining sea and mountain. AnnaView apartments are famous for their Breathtaking View to the bay of Plakias, the scholastic cleaning, the friendly environment and the pure Cretan hospitality. All the apartments are traditionally decorated with private bathrooms, separate fully equipped kitchen rooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV, big balconies and Free Internet Access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- AnnaView Apartments Crete, Greece - Mirthios