I love Panos, who is the owner of Mythos. He was a lot of fun, always happy, and couldn't do enough to make you happy. He is what Cretan hospitality is known for. He serves up a hardy breakfast which is great if you have a hangover, or if you just want to relax and enjoy the morning.
The location was great, it is in between the upper village and the main square of Platanias, which are both within a 3-5 minute walking time. There are a multitude of restaurants and traditional Tavernas to choose from. The beach is about a 5 minute walk and has sun beds for rent, or you can take your own towel and beach mat. If you aren't a fan of the beach the hotel has a really nice swimming pool and bar. If you are interested in traveling to other parts of Crete, the buses pick up in the square daily, and run 24 hours to Chania in the summer. Elafonisi is a must see! I would highly recommend taking the bus as the roads are narrow and very high. You can get a bus schedule at the Chania bus station for all of the buses.
If you want nightlife, they have something going on the square, or at the beach clubs every night. The hotel is far enough away that you can't hear any noise so it doesn't affect your sleep. There is also a super market in the square and a mini market across the street from Mythos if you need to pick up some items. You have everything you need within walking distance which is important to me because I don't want to drive while I am on vacation.
The rooms are very big with a separate living room, bedroom, and kitchenette. The bedroom has a private balcony attached with a view of the mountains and sea. The rooms and the hotel grounds are kept very clean. I felt like I was in an apartment, not a hotel room. The rooms are by far the best value I have found on my trip. He has some really cute toys and gift shop in the reception area if you need to take a souvenir back home.
I had a great time and absolutely loved Crete!!! I will definitely be back!
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- Also Known As:
- Mythos Hotel Platanias
- Mythos Apartments Platanias, Crete - Chania