We stayed in this apartment for 10 days in May and loved it. Although the drive up to the village is steep and windy, it is what makes the experience here all the more authentic! The apartment is one of 4 and has been rebuilt in the original style. The views are fabulous - to the ocean in one direction and the white mountains in another. As we booked this one that can sleep 5-6, we had a choice of bedrooms and chose the lower for ease of getting to all parts of the house. Friends joined us at no extra cost for 4 days and had their own bedroom, terrace and bathroom on the top floor. Five to 10 minutes drive away is a supermarket that had all we needed although some nights we chose to eat at Maria's tavern, barely 30 seconds from our door. Delicious home cooked meals from local produce (grandmother makes the cheese, Dad makes the wine etc). We felt so much a part of the village that we ate there a fair bit although we also cooked at 'home' too. Maria was only too happy to do dishes for us to take home also when we wanted to eat her food on our terrace! Linen was changed for us twice a week and Litsa the housekeeper lives in the village and was only too happy to help with anything. Everyone we met in the village was so lovely and welcoming and it felt good to be a part of a community that lived and worked there. The car park is amongst flowers and ruins and past where chickens and goats are kept - best carpark view we have ever had! Yiannis the owner met us with the key and was very approachable by phone when we had any queries. Very little English is spoken in the village (Maria's daughter is quite fluent) but it is easy to work things out if you are willing to try. Overall, a fabulous experience and one we would recommend to anyone wanting a real Cretan experience. A car is a must though as we drove all over the West and South of Crete each day. Rethymno and Chania are very easy and quick to get to also.
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