We stayed at Labyrinth studios in July (2013) and were very impressed by them. They're everything you want (but often don't get) from self-catering accommodation: clean, secure, fully equipped with cooking appliances (kettle, mini hob, all crockery, cutlery and saucepans) and a decent shower.
They're up the hill from the main part of Plakias - about 15 minutes walk - no pavement most of the way so a car or moped would be better than on foot, but we managed it and got the odd taxi back up the hill when it was too hot/dark (approx 5 euros).
The owners, Fotis and Katerina, are lovely and left us a different treat every day from homemade jam to olive oil and fruit cake. They speak excellent English and are very happy to advise on getting around the local area.
The pool (very clean with comfy sun loungers) is at the front of the property and our apartment (no 6) overlooked it. I think most of the apartments also overlook the road, which isn't noisy for the main part but if you're easily disturbed by road noise - especially in the early hours of the morning when everything else is incredibly quiet!) you will definitely want to take advantage of the air conditioning available (6 euros per day, I think) so that you can keep the French windows and shutters kept shut at night.
I would thoroughly recommend Labyrinth for those after a peaceful holiday in Crete off the main tourist trail but close enough to plenty of beaches, restaurants and cafes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Twin furnished self-catering studios for relaxation Labyrinth studios are located near the south coastline, within a walking distance from the enchanting sandy beaches of Damnoni and Plakias. Built within an olive grove of 6000 m², it offers a home-like privacy and relaxing atmosphere. Labyrinth studio is only 500 m away from the beach of Damnoni and 1 km from Plakias, the latter being a beautiful village with all necessities, such as convenience store, supermarkets, in general anything someone would need to enrich his/hers vacations. The owners Fotis and Katerina, born with the Cretan hospitality, give their best taking care of their guests personally, making sure that their stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be. Labyrinth studios are open from April until November. Special rates for winter months (November-March) can be arranged upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Labyrinth Studios Plakias, Crete, Greece