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“Once you visit Galini you will never want to go anywhere else!” 5 of 5 stars
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Neos Ikaros
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Agia Galini, Crete 740 56, Greece   |  
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Ranked #7 of 30 hotels in Agia Galini
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“Once you visit Galini you will never want to go anywhere else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

We stayed at the Neos Ikaros in summer 1999 for 14 nights and fell in love with Aghia Galini...We had always wanted to return after trying other resorts/islands of Crete and Greece but nothing compared to the relaxed atmosphere of Aghia Galini. Its great to walk down 'taverna row' and choose where you want to eat and drink without hassle/pressure from waiter/ess or bar staff to go in. This really appealed to us.
So we finally returned last summer, June 08 staying 7nights. We booked the Neos Ikaros again and booked directly with the hotel, Panos is very helpful and replys quickly to emails and organised an airport taxi transfer for us. Transfer by taxi was over an hour but that was much better than the 2half hour bus journey taken the first time. Taxi travel in Galini is quite the 'white knuckle ride'!
The hotel is probably one of the best on the Island as it is one of the few to have its own pool, the ideal place to relax, top up your tan and take a dip in the pool to cool down. The pool/lounge area was never over crowded on both occaisions that we stayed which was bliss. Breakfast, continental style wasnt great and after first two mornings we just gave it a miss. The snack bar provides great refreshments and delicious cheese toasties!!!.
The hotel itself is very clean and the rooms an ideal size. All have air conditioning, fridge and a balcony. Clean bathroom, shower over bath, towels and daily maid service.
The hotel sits on the outskirts of pubs/restaurants so its peaceful and only about a pleasant 20min walk from them. its not like other hotels here where their are many steps to climb to reach your accommodation.
Their are plenty of good restaurants to eat in 'Pantheon' was our favourite.
'The blue bar' became our local pub and Heinz plays some great rock music. We spent many nights and mornings in the bar on our first visit that on returning it was our first port of call and he recognised us 10 years later. You make many good friends here. Galini is that small the locals recognise the regular tourists, and even us after all that time. Its the kind of place where you dont just visit once in your life.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

I travelled here on the recommendation of my parents who had already stayed at this hotel 4 times. It was exactly what I was looking for. The rooms were immaculate and kept very well throughout our stay. The rooms we had all had excellent views overlooking the sea (and a few buildings in-between) and the pool. The pool itself is not huge, but it was never overcrowded and we often had it to ourselves with others concentrating on topping up their tan!! The family that run the hotel are really lovely and make you feel very welcome. There is a small bar next to the pool that has basic breakfasts and lunches - all made fresh.
The town itself is quite quiet as far a tourist places go. There are a number of really nice restaurants, especially if you like fish!. A walk along the beach takes you to a number of late night bars too.
A couple of recommendations would be; 'The Blue Bar', for cocktails! and take a day trip on the fishing boats, to catch your lunch and then have it cooked for you on the beach!
All in all, a fantastic place to go and chill out with family and/or friends!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Neos Ikaros

Address: Agia Galini, Crete 740 56, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Agia Galini
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Ranked #7 of 30 hotels in Agia Galini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neos Ikaros 3.5*
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