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AnnaView Apartments
Ranked #1 of 4 Mirthios B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Gorgeous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed at AnnaView apartments for the first week in September 2013. What a lovely apartment we had, it was like a boutique hotel room. Fantastic view after climbing the steps and the spiral staircase! But it was worth it. The suitcases were a bit heavy though! Cannot fault it. Our only criticism was that we had to buy our own toilet paper, which we found rather odd.

We eventually found four tavernas in Mirthios which was great as we could walk there and as the driver I could drink and I didn't have to negotiate the winding road down to Plakias in the dark.

I would agree that Anna and her family were all very helpful and friendly.

Go there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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imaragkou, Owner at AnnaView Apartments, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear friends, thank you so much for your kind words about AnnaView apartments.
It was a pleasure for our family to host you in our apartments during your holidays in Crete.
Please accept our apologize regarding the “toilet paper”, it is our obligation to provide and “refill” the toilet paper and not yours. Due to work load the day of your arrival we obviously missed the “refill” process. This is not an excuse and we need to apologies once again because we are not used to such faults.
We only wish you were asked for it when you saw it.
Thank you very much once again for your kind understanding that help us be more consistent and focus on our obligations to our customers.
AnnaView family
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Wormer, Holland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

After our visits in 2006 and 2010 we stayed at Anna View apartments in June 2013 again for a week. Twice we stayed in the beautiful "small" studio no 14, now we were so lucky to stay in the very spacious and luxurious apartment no 15. 2/3 persons can be a guest there. The terrace is hugh, a big covered part with a nice big table and comfortable chairs. A sunbed on the sunny smaller part of the terrace. For us a "dream" came through. Interior very luxury, super bed and kitchen. As all the aprtments, daily cleaning and every 3 days clean sheets and towels. Free WiFi (excellent connection).
The pictures show the fabulous view this complex is also famous about.
However the most attractive we think are the people who own this complex. They treat you from moment no 1 as a close friend or even their own family. Anna and Eri are wonderfull hosts. Yiannis from a distance secures that every booking is tip/top arranged.
At arrival refreshments are in the refrigator as a welcome gesture. Sometimes home made cookies were on our table.
Cretan hospitality with a glance.
All the high figures in reviews are fully deserved.

Andries en Tine Maij
Wormer.

Room Tip: Every room is very, very good but for 2 room no 15 is the most desirable.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have just returned from another superb holiday at AnnaView Apartments. (June 2013). We had a wonderful time. Anna and all her family are so welcoming and helpful. Anna's daughter, Eri,and her family, run a taverna in Plakias called 'Sirocco'. We had fabulous meals there with live music every Sunday. Just loved the whole experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at AnnaView Apartments from 14th to 24th of October 2012 and loved every day of our holiday. Yannis and Anna were very helpful through out from our initial inquiry. Great communication. What can I write what hasn't been written... We went for the spacious apartment no 16 - large apartment, fully equipped kitchen, enormous comfortable bed, it was cleaned daily if I remember right. We loved the view from our balcony - dramatic coast line, exactly like on the photos. Three good restaurants in the village. All we could hear in the evenings was silence interrupted from time to time by murmur of conversations from restaurants and sounds of cutlery and we loved that too. We normally do not go to the same place twice, but I'm strongly tempted to return to Crete, Myrthios and AnnaView Apartments. Great landscape, history, fantastic friendly people, superb weather despite it being end of October. If you are after a quiet holiday, it is perfect. I would advise to hire a car if you want to visit places around, historic sites, beaches and generally move around. We were driving a lot to more remote beaches like Triopetra and Preveli.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed at AnnaView Apartments in September 2012 for two weeks. The village of Myrtios is perched on a ridge overlooking the Libyan Sea and the dramatic coastline of South West Crete. The views are outstanding. We experienced one of Crete's rare storms from the balcony of our villa at Annaview. It was a sight worth remembering. Temperatures during the day climbed to 30 degrees C and dropped to a very pleasant 15 degrees C at night.

Our apartment, one of the smaller ones, was air conditioned and fully self contained. It was immaculate and serviced daily which was a real treat. Wifi is free. The accommodation was very reasonably priced.

Anna and her family are extremely hospitable but, at the same time, they are in no way intrusive.

The apartment is equipped for simple meals, but we did not do a great deal of cooking, anyway. Myrtios is blessed with five tavernas all of which are good. We must confess that we sampled the lot.

Eri (Anna's daughter) also owns a great restaurant, Sirocco, in Plakias. a tiny town below Myrtios. Despite its size, Plakias houses many small supermarkets and tavernas, as well as a fine stretch of beach. For those who like more secluded beaches, there are some nearby, but plastic sandals are advisable because the shore is pebbly and the sea bed, rocky.

You definitely need a car for Myrtios, especially if you want to explore the Minoan sites. Take care with your Tom Tom. Our maps were not particularly good and I had trouble initially locating Myrtios. You are better off following Anna's instructions on the website.

Our experience at Myrtios contributed to a lasting impression of Crete as one of the unspoilt beach meccas of the Mediterranean. Thank you, Anna and family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had a lovely stay at Anna's apartments – Anna, Eri and Yiannis made us feel very welcome. We were very grateful for Anna's lovely biscuits and Eri giving us a lift to the bus station during a storm! The view from the apartments is stunning and the area is lovely, if a little difficult to reach without your own car (we managed by bus but if we had wanted a more sight-seeing holiday it would have been difficult, as, at least during the low season, there are not many buses to this area). In short, Mirthios is relatively remote, but that is why it is such an unspoiled area. The apartment is spotlessly maintained and well-equipped, and our only minor issues were that the shower sometimes did not have enough hot water for two showers in succession, and the internet connection sometimes blinked on and off (although generally the connection was fast and good). Not sure this would be a problem for most people – I think we noticed the internet connection more than most because we spent much of our time working. We especially miss Anna's cat Alexis who became a good friend of ours! We would definitely recommend Anna's apartments.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kirchensittenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed in Mirthios at Annaview for 5 weeks.
We had booked there in advance because of the amazing discount of 60%, the wonderful Plakias area, the huge and nice apartment and the facilities that had been offered online (internet, kitchen, heating, etc).
The contact was astonishing friendly starting with our first e-mail.
We loved these 5 weeks: winter time is a very special season there with fantastical views,
empty beaches, gorgeous landscapes, a palpable peace in the air,
and very very friendly locals who in our case were also preparing for and celebrating Christmas and the New Year.

Apartments:
Our apartment was a huge (50 sqm) room with all the facilities you can think of.
A complete kitchen, huge TV, very fast internet connection (!!!).
What's really important in winter time: a super heating system that warmed the room in minutes.
(extra oil costs calculated after the stay: no problem, very fair price)
A lovely roofed balcony with an unbelievable view (check out the pictures on the website!!).
The service was amazing; Anna and Eri clean the rooms very often and very unobtrusively.
The whole apartment complex is one amazing site with palm trees in front of the balconies...

Tavernas:
Next to Annaview you'll find the Dionyssos Taverna run by Eri's and Yiannis's cousin.
In our opinion this is the best taverna around that is open in winter time...
Dionyssos - Mirthios, wonderful Greek food
Iliomainollis - at the end of Kotsalifou Gorge, very good Greek food
Ifigenia - at the crossroads Plakias/Mirthios/Lefkogia - run by Monika from Switzerland, super world vegetarian food
Taverna Mariou - good traditional food
Sifis - Plakias, everything from pita to traditional food

Winter time:
Lonely beaches, wonderful walks, peaceful time!
Temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees.
Rain and wind: but very often the sun comes out and has strength!
The weather changes relatively fast. And clouds do never stay in one place in South Crete....
We went to the beaches many times. Swimming is possible... even if a little fresh...
There are almost no tourists. If you find some, you'll love them, because they are Crete lovers like you.
Plakias is pretty quiet in the winter time, but you'll find:
a few cafeterias that are open, three supermarkets and the grocery, the bioladen/health food shop and at least one open taverna.
The journey (Frankfurt/Heraklion with one stop in Thessaloniki) was really long but very much worth it!
The flight itself was cheaper than the biggest bargain flight we ever had to Crete....

Excellent!

Room Tip: We stayed on the top level of the site, which is very secluded and quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: AnnaView Apartments
Address: | Mirthios, Plakias, Mirthios, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Plakias > Mirthios
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mirthios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — AnnaView Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AnnaView Apartments in Crete located at Mirthios/Plakias area of South Renthymnon region. It is an ideal choice for relaxing and pleasant vacations away from the noisy resorts, combining sea and mountain. AnnaView apartments are famous for their Breathtaking View to the bay of Plakias, the scholastic cleaning, the friendly environment and the pure Cretan hospitality. All the apartments are traditionally decorated with private bathrooms, separate fully equipped kitchen rooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV, big balconies and Free Internet Access. ... more   less 
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AnnaView Apartments Crete, Greece - Mirthios

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