For those who want a chill-out holiday in Crete, it would be hard to beat Robin’s Nest. It is a small block of self-catering apartments in the tiny village of Afrata on the Rodopou peninsula in N.W. Crete. Each apartment has a good sized bedroom with air-conditioning, a kitchenette with basic crockery, pots and pans and cutlery, and a fridge, a toilet/shower and a couple of balconies, so it is an ideal location for self-catering travellers. The apartments are clean, comfortable and contain everything you need, and there is a well-maintained swimming-pool and a sitting-out area. The English owners, Robin and Sue, provide an ample breakfast of local produce and home cooking for the bargain price of 6 Euros; it is to die for!
Robin and Sue are very helpful with local information and suggestions if asked, but otherwise are unobtrusive and let you get on with your holiday. The key advantage of Robin’s Nest is that it is very quiet; there are no televisions in the apartments, there is no tourist racket outside, so it really is a place to relax and unwind. There is a stony beach in a cove about 15 minutes’ walk away with beautiful clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. A café on the beach provides cold drinks and simple food, and there are sunbeds and parasols. However, some people might find the stones difficult to navigate so a pair of flip-flops or plastic sandals is recommended. However, there are attractive sandy beaches within a ten to fifteen-minute drive, and Robin and Sue can provide directions.
Superb location in the middle of olive groves with goats passing by. Beautiful drive in from Koylambari. Great pool. The accommodation suited us an ideal base for exploring the west of Crete and to spend a couple of lazy days by the pool. Susan and Robin are lovely hosts willing to help in any way if needed but equally supported us to do our own thing. Flat and pool both spotless.
Rob & Sue were excellent hosts that work very hard to ensure their guests have a happy relaxed holiday. The room was absolutely spotless & well equipped. The pool area is very nice & the pool itself is the cleanest we've seen in 25 years of Mediterranean holidays. Afrata is a lovely quiet village with a couple of Tavernas and a fantastic little beach about a kilometre away which has a beachside Taverna. We needed a get away from it all relaxing holiday & that's exactly what we got. Lovely accomodation in a lovely village.
This was our second stay at these great apartments and Robin and Sue made us feel very welcome and like friends. The apartments are lovely and clean, good location for walking in the region. They have added a new terrace area and new sunbeds since our last visit which was lovely to enjoy the pool area and stunning view down the gorge to Afrata Beach, what a view. Hope to stay here again soon. Thank you Robin and Sue
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Great hosts ,great accommodation great views , great holiday, We needed to get away and recharge our batteries after a less than wonderful 2015. We could not have found anything better than Robins Nest Robin and Sue Were so helpful in telling us about places to go and things to see. The apartments are very clean with a good wet room and balcony with wonderful mountain views. The pool is a good size. We came home refreshed and ready to face the English winter.
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