This hotel is in a convenient location to the small Agia Pelagia beach (300m). The apartments are clean and, one aspect that is always important to me, the beds are comfortable and the sheets of good quality.
The hotel is owned by a local cretan family. Because they have just had another child, we didn't see as much of George as I got the impression we would otherwise have had!
We arranged an airport transfer and George himself met us at the airport and drove us the 20km to the apartments. He explained that the local ATM was sometimes not available and promptly lent us 100 euros to make sure that weren't stuck. Indeed the ATM was only refilled after the weekend and thus without George's help, we would have had to rely on cards only that weekend. No so good if you only want a couple of coffees!
The apartment had a full size fridge, two cooking rings, kettle and sufficient cutlery, crockery and pans. We generally made our own breakfast of local eggs, ham, cheese and bread, with fabulous greek yoghurt that my partner didn't want to think about the fat content of and we sat on the balcony to eat.
George's mother cleaned the apartment every day and although she had little English (and we had even less Greek) she made us feel very welcome.
There is a safe, air-con, fireplace and central heating (winter months), telephone and satellite TV and these are all included in the quoted price. I am sure that we have all come across some of these as extras..... The only thing I think they may charge extra for is the hydromassage pool (pah - fancy jacuzzi to you and I!).
The only down point was that the shower was a little weak. However, it certainly didn't detract from our stay, so much so that we are planning to return in October.
The hotel is open throughout the year and to attract visitors in the winter season, George offers Greek lessons, walking, caving and mountaineering trips.
I am sorry if this sounds a bit like an advert - but the people in Agia Pelagia were really a cut above other areas of Greece and the Med I have visited and if you want a relaxing break at a friendly, good value hotel, decent 'local' restaurants and bars in the vicinity - most situate on the beach front (Mouragia restaurant recommended - ask for Stela), a clean beach - then try Agia Pelagia. It doesn't have lots of screaming clubs and fast food joints - and even the few it has are pretty low key. Do consider renting a car though if you want to see the sites - the local public transport leaves a lot to be desired!
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