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“Delighted with our choice of apartment in Elounda”

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Markakis Apartments
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We did a lot of research in choosing Elounda as a resort and Markakis apartments and our expectations were exceeded on both counts. We booked directly with Michael - very straight forward , he offered us a choice of apartments and helped sort out a taxi transfer from the airport. The apartment was close to the centre , very well designed, the beds comfortable, the shower hot. Cooking facilities were reasonable - we were able to cook a few meals using tasty local ingredients that we ate out on the balcony. And what a balcony - huge , with views out over Spinalonga Peninsula with glorious sunrises for me to attempt to sketch. Linen and towels were changed and the bins emptied every couple of days and the family constantly checked everything was ok (eg fixing a faulty shower while we were out at dinner) The wifi signal was better than we have at home and it was great to be able to keep in contact with friends and family so easily as well as listen to R3 via iplayer. We loved it and are already planning coming back next year.

Room Tip: The higher up the better the view - we were in room 6 with a huge balcony and views of the sunrise.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Michael and his family couldn't have made us more welcome. They provided information about bus times, restaurants etc. there was water, French toast, butter, jam and milk when we arrived. The apartment was cleaned thoroughly twice a week with a change of shower towels. It was cold at night in April so take jumpers, warm night wear and slipper socks (the floor is cold). The wifi connection was very fast so could download films for a quiet night in. The safe and sandwich maker was great. It was easy to e-Mail Michael if we needed anything, he always replied promptly. The bus fare to the airport was €8 per person plus €3 to Aghios, taking approx 90 mins depending on connections. Hope to return again.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
3  Thank janet s
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

we are ready to go back at Makakais appartment. the place is really quiet and calm with a fantastic view?.
besides , Michaels's T famiyl was relaly helpful, very avalubale for us and cocooned us !!
I would definitely recommend the appartments to friends !

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank home78360
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have been to Elounda before but wanted somewhere different to stay than on our last visit. We chose Markakis Apartments on the recommendation of Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. The apartment was clean, suitably equipped and well positioned in the town, being a 5 minute walk to the town centre and the harbour side, but quiet and private. The owners were very helpful - fed us from a family barbecue they had one evening - but not intrusive.
We hired a car but this is not essential as all amenities are within a reasonable walking distance. The apartments are positioned on a steep road but not too far up. We would gladly go back and will do so again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank sillie27
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were very pleased with the spacious appartment and the Elounda location. We were tràveling by rental car and booked the same day we arrived. Car park could be better, but ok!
The owner checked in to ensure we were comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Terje K
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were extremely pleased with not only the apartment, but the kind friendly hospitality from the owners. We have booked to go again because we were so relaxed and comfortable as the apartment was spacious, clean and the view was amazing.

Room Tip: Higher floor have marvelous view however even the lower apartments were beautiful.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The apartment was nice and clean. The owners very friendly . Short distance to the beach and boat that brought us to Spinalonga.Big balcony, some of them with nice seaview..The apartment i big and modern

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank balderB_rum
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Address: 5 Minoos Street, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Elounda
Price Range: $52 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Markakis Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Markakis Apartments are situated in the famous vacation resort of Elounda in the Eastern Crete region. The Markakis apartments in Elounda are a family business which numbers eight modern residents, fully furnished, able to accommodate from 2 to 6 people.All our apartments feature spacious bedrooms and living rooms, spacious terraces modern indoor and outdoor furniture, all chosen with the personal taste of the owners.The modern and ingenuous design combined with the wealth of the amenities offered, will steal your heart from the very first time. ... more   less 
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