Me and my boyfriend visited Crete for the first time this June. We arrived in the middle of a heatwave, it was very hot!!
We were welcomed with a shot of Raki (yikes!), the owner, Yanni was very welcoming and showed us to our room. The pool area was lovely, plenty of sunbeds and very clean.
The room was basic but very comfortable. The only complaint about the room would be the location of the shower right next to the toilet without a curtain - although this is just being petty, we managed easily enough!
The pool bar is good for lunches (tuna salad is lovely!!). The staff were friendly and always happy to help you.
Koutouloufari is lovely - lots of small side streets and Greek tavernas - plenty of choice of places to eat out. Hersonissos is really not great - one long street which you pass on the way to Koutouloufari, quite noisy and a lot of the same types of souvenir shops.
There is a hill down to Hersonissos, it was agony walking back up in 38 degree heat!
We took an excursion to Spinnalonga, the old lepor colony. This was a nice trip - you went on a boat and stopped at a small beach with clear blue water before having a bbq. Also our tour guide was very knowledgable.
Heraklion was a bit of a waste of time to be honest, we went on market day but the market was mainly fruit and veg and clothes. The buses between Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos can be irregular - supposed to be every 30 minutes from the bottom of the hill but we waited for ages and had two turn up at the same time.
Got a bus to Stalis beach - nice beach with lovely water. Although it is quite crowded with all the sunloungers laid out. (6 euros per day for two loungers and parasol)
Walking from the hotel into Koutouloufari then into Pikopiano is a nice walk in the evening.
Overall a very nice holiday, would definitely recommend Sunrise apartments.
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