Thanks to Lisa, Mo, Terry, Vanessa & Leo and all the team at New Kydonia, our stay at Daratsos & Chania has been faultless.
Our families (and this year there were 12 of us!) have been staying here for many years now, and chatting to others guests revealed that we're not the only returning clients - which says a lot about a place. Friendly, welcoming and just the right size for families and couples alike. All ages. All nationalities. I can't think of anyone that New Kydonia wouldn't appeal to or suit. In case you think this is biased (based on the number of return visits), this was personally my first time here.
And I was pleased with the spotless, spacious, well appointed rooms, the meticulously tended grounds and the clean, safe pool area. There are some nice touches too, such as the wicker seating and 'Turkish' style four poster by the pool make a real difference. Keep you're eye out for the aerobatics of the local brightly (blue) coloured swift sized birds.
Food and service in the restaurant was superb... I can honestly say I had the best mussels I've ever had, and this is from someone who lived in Belgium (who love their mussels).
A short walk down the hill into the village of Daratsos will bring you to a surprisingly busy restaurant, also with great local dishes. There's a handy mini-market there too.
Chania Old Town is a fifteen or twenty minute drive - avoid the restuarants along the harbour front (or end to the furthest end, past the shipyard buildings), and head up into the Old Town for better food.
The views from the pool and restaurant area are stunning - the island of Agioi Theodoroi providing the perfect backdrop as the sun sets.
Small Beaches are towards the West near Kato Galatas, or further on at Agia Marina, if you fancy more sand and Paraflights, Boat Trips, Snorkeling or Scuba (off Agioi Theodoroi courtesy of Fun Dive).
Lake Kournas and Ancient Aptera make a great day trips if you have a car.
To sum up, we consider New Kydonia to be a home from home.
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