17 years after our first visit to Agia Gallini, and indeed our first visit to the Greece we fell in love with, we returned to the Minos, this time to the hotel rather than the apartments, and this time with our 13 year old daughter.
We were not disappointed! Marilena is a brilliant host and the room (number 2 on the ground floor) was spotlessly clean and well-equipped, although with so many lovely restaurants in Agia Gallini, we made nothing except hot drinks. And the sea view is breathtaking!
The sea, beach (with several excellent bars and restaurants) and village are all only a few minutes walk away, admittedly down a steep hill, but a glass of raki helps on the short steep walk back up to the hotel.
Agia Gallini has a really relaxed feel to it and the narrow streets are full of small shops and quality restaurants, such as Onar, Madame Hortense and Pantheon (each slightly higher up than the one before in the jumble of the harbour buildings).
The town is within easy reach of Matala and its caves. Minoan ruins at Phaestos, Agia Triada and Roman ones at Gortys are well worth visiting, though best in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky.
It might need an effort to get to these days now that there are no packages from the UK to Agia Gallini, but it is well worth a bit of an effort. Just don't tell too many other people!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minos Agia Galini, Crete