We booked this for our honeymoon as we wanted somewhere relaxing and hot. On arrival we were greeted by Stella who was fantastic. The apartments are about 8 miles outside of Heraklion and set in the mountains, offering a beautiful view.
Our apartment was very clean and spacious, Stelios (Stella's husband) is a wonderful man and was on hand if we had any questions or needed something (he even took us to Heraklion fore the day when he was there on business).
At breakfast you are greeted by the lovely ladies who clean and cook and offered the best Greek yoghurt you will have ever tasted. There is a variety of fresh fruit and savoury snacks on offer and Stella is on hand to cook eggs if asked, but we were always too full. Unlike a hotel we didn't have to consult a menu and instead were provided with fresh dishes that were locally grown (the spinach parcels are amazing).
As there are only four villas, we pretty much had the pool to ourselves - after planning a wedding we were glad that we could just chill out and relax.
Apart from Tuesdays which are Fish Night, you eat at the Taverna which is about 5 mins walk. You can drive if you have a car, or Stelios is on hand to give you a lift if you fancy have more than one Ouzo.
I would advise hiring a car for a few days (which Stella or Stelios can arrange) and explore the other delights of Crete.
We visited Matala and had a lovely time lazing on the beach and eating the good food on offer - the Octopus salad is the best, and simplest, I've ever had.
Vergis Epavlis is basically like home-from-home. I'm sure that they won't mind me saying, but Stella and Stelios are like a mum and dad - nothing is too much trouble and everything is done with a smile.
We loved our time there and will be coming back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vergis Epavlis Luxurious Suites with spectacular views, spa, pools & lounge restaurant can be your base for a romantic exploration of the most beautiful island of Mediterranean. Our philosophy and concern does not only include the delivery of reliable services but also the creation for each guest of his own private milieu in which he will relax and enjoy all that Vergis Epavlis offers within its aesthetic environment and incomparable beauty of the surrounding nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vergis Epavlis Crete/Heraklion