We booked our 2007 holiday at the last minute and and had never been to Crete before, so had no idea what Elounda was like.
I will not bore people with the journey from the UK, but it was horrific.
The transfer from the airport to Elounda was longer than we had hoped, and after dropping other guests off at their hotels/apartments it was great to actually arrive at ours.
It was 6.30 in the morning and the sun was just appearing over the mountains, after finding our apartment we slept soundly till our alarm went of to remind one of us to see our Rep at Midday.
The Rep was helpful and as we neither want any excursions or hire cars, I took our reception pack back to the apartment.
We had with us our Youngest 2 children 17 and 15yrs.
We first found the local shop, which luckily was just within walking distance, so water and other necessary items were purchased.
The Day bar staff we found not only helpful but polite and eager to assist us.
We spent all our days by the pool as the local beach - just over the road was not up to much.
Our evenings were spent trying out new tavernas every night, ending up back at our Pool bar, run by Ian, again we found him helpful with local information.
The Apartment had two bedrooms and a very small cooking area.
We found this to be more than adequate as we didn't want to spend our time inside.
Lorraine and Caroline were more than helpful, especially with the Aircon and extended booking time to change before we came home. They were also the apartment cleaners - bed linen etc.
Could not fault them in any repsect.
The pool area I note has been described as small, well if it was any bigger on that site you would have nowhere to sit.
The pool was great and was cleaned every night, and we witnessed the power washing of the whole area including all the sun beds - well done.
Would we becoming again - yes in fact my wife booked for two weeks the day we arrived back in the UK
Complaints about children - I've read some on this site and well it was August and bang slap in the middle of the School summer holidays, and if you don't like children then find a holiday hotel/apartment that has adults only ( obviously making sure you don't go to the wrong type of adult hotel/apartment!!!!!!!)
Yes child dive and dive bomb in the water, but they are on holiday just as every one else is, we had to speak to some of them and once that had been done they understood our holiday ideas as well as theirs.
Would I recommend the Manos apartments.....Yes and as I had taken some calling cards I've been handing them out to people I know would enjoy this most beautifuly located set of apartments.
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