Had a lovely week in Elounda and we were delighted with our spacious, well equipped apartment Number 6. Great view, huge balcony,peaceful and private. As previous reviews have said, the owners were very welcoming, friendly and kind. Michael went beyond the call of duty when we were warmly welcomed at 1 a.m. when he met us off the bus at the foot of the short, but steep hill to take us and our luggage up to the apartment in his car. He showed us how to operate the safe and air conditioning- no extra charge, as is other places- and directed us to the nearby Square so that we could have a drink and some nibbles- very welcoming having left our home 12 hours earlier.
A walk back down the hill, across the street and down some steps takes you right on to the water's edge. There are lots of really good, decently priced restaurants and bars. We had no complaint about any of the food or service in any of the places we went to and really enjoyed sitting looking across the water. There are sandy beaches in both directions and other than lots of tour buses coming in and out to visit Spinalonga, we found the whole area picturesque and pleasantly quiet.
We had a lovely relaxing holiday, visited Vouchas on the little blue train, Spinalonga and Agios Nicholas. We walked a lot around the area, went swimming and snorkelling. The only disappointment was not getting on one of Dave's walks. He is at the Square on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. However, I had a good chat with him about the local area.
We also had a gift of home made traditional food from Rena which was very nice and we were able to stay in our apartment until 6:15 on our departure day which was excellent and again at no extra charge. Would thoroughly recommend staying here. Wish I was still there as it is raining here today!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Markakis Apartments are situated in the famous vacation resort of Elounda in the Eastern Crete region. The Markakis apartments in Elounda are a family business which numbers eight modern residents, fully furnished, able to accommodate from 2 to 6 people.All our apartments feature spacious bedrooms and living rooms, spacious terraces modern indoor and outdoor furniture, all chosen with the personal taste of the owners.The modern and ingenuous design combined with the wealth of the amenities offered, will steal your heart from the very first time. ... more less
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- Markakis Apartments Elounda, Crete