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Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We spent 6 days at Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments and we liked it. When I booked, asked a top floor sea view room and we've got it. The apartment was very cosy, well-kept and super clean. It has AC and it was very necessary, because the room was very hot. My favourite was the partly separated balcony with perfect sea view. There was a small corridor between our balcony door and our balcony and it was used by other guests, who were going to the beach, so we had less privacy than I expected earlier.
WIFI worked well.
The owner and her daughter were very friendly, helpful and we got many presents from them (e.g. tomato from the garden, olive oil, oregano, home-made cakes, etc.) and they took care of everything, they are very good people.
Thank you very much for their grate hospitality. :)

Room Tip: Apartment Nr. 3 and 4 with sea view balconies
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We booked for 3 nights, but left after 1. We found the hosts a little bit overdoing it. We had the feeling of constantly being watched, no privacy at all. The balcony was shared so you can not really use is as your own terrace. Somehow it looked better on the pictures than in real. The room looked like a childrens room, the bed needed a new matras as the springs were pushing in our backs. I read a lot of good comments here, so I guess it must be a subjective thing. But if you want a minimum of luxury and a nice atmosphere when you step out the door there are better choices. However, if you like a simple and cheap room with a youth hostel feel this might be the place for you.An other reason we left early was Makrygialos itself. It has got no charmes at all, with dirty streets and we did not find the quality food we found in other places on the island. No effort had been done to make it a picturesque village. We felt so much better when we left and found a suberb hotel with a real cosy atmosphere (for only 20€ a night more).

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We arrived in Makrygialos late afternoon after travelling from Agia Gallini, we actually felt a bit disappointed as from first impression the resort did not look great, however we decided to give a chance and were glad we did.
Maria called us in and showed us a room, the view and position sold it! Right on the beach. We agreed a price for two nights which after the first evening we extended to four.
The appartment was exceedingly clean and very homely with lots of little touches (tablecloth, bowl of sweets) The only drawback was the lack of a window or any ventilation in the bathroom which was quite dark, and the only (small) mirror was above the sink.
Each appartment has its own sunbeds and umbrella on the beach, and own tub for feet washing!
There are a selection of restaurants in walking distance and Maria also gave us some excellent recomendations as well.
Maria is a lovely lady and could not do enough for us, she gave us cakes, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
It was hard to leave and we would go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We have been going to Makriyalos since since 1986 & have stayed a several different apartments but since 2003 when we first stayed with Maria we have always gone back. All the other reviews are right in what they say, Maria makes you feel very welcome, sometimes you join the family for lunch, always gifts of fruit, salad etc. Despina with her perfect English is always very helpful.
The location is just perfect, all you could ever want for a really relaxing holiday. I do question why other residents of Makriyalos want to open yet another taverna / gift shop when they could provide accommodation of this quality instead. It would bring more people to Makriyalos & since the demise of Kosmar & other tour operators they need them.
Maria does set the standard that others should aim to copy. Looking forward to going back, yet again, in a couple of weeks.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We had an amaxing time staying in these apartments right on the beautiful beach of Makrigialos. Maria and Despina were amazing hosts - sharing their traditional greek food with us and helping us with places to visit. The location can't be beaten and we are counting the days until we can return.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Believe the information on the website it is the absolute truth! Perfect place on the beach yards from the warm blue sea. The apartment was all you need and Maria spoils you with lots of cooked treats. The place is laid back and the tavernas serve the best food we have had in Greece in 22 years.Great for exploring the wild eastern coast and you MUST visit Sesteria in Ag. Stefanos for a night of star gazing - unforgetable.Many thanks to all the family for their warm welcome Maria's fabulous cooking and Despoina's endless patience and excellent English - see you again soon. Pam & Didge

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

I have never stayed anywhere this perfect open your doors onto the beach, the rooms are great all you need for a week in the sun and are spotless.

Maria herself is a lovely host we were invited in for a meal with her and her family upon our arrival and had an incredible home made moussaka!

Couldn't recommend higher.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Makry-Gialos
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Ranked #8 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Makry-Gialos
Number of rooms: 127
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