Jan 5, 2020
This was our second time on Greek islands and first on Crete. Crete is a very large island so i rented a villa and then realized it was far away from any wanted to be visited destinations, such as Heraklion was an hour away. Initially I panicked but while at the spot we readily agreed that Heraklion can be visited once, there is no attraction in staying there. Sea is very windy there, most resorts have no pools. There will be an issue with the car parking. Getting to the villas was easy, the owner sent us very easy to follow instructions, it took us a little over an hour though we travelled at night as we were taking of a ferry from Santorini. Agios Nikolaos is a very pretty laid back area with all you need for a comfortable stay. Within 5 mins by car there is a bakery with lovely Greek breads and sweets. Taverns are abundant. The nicest was the restaurant kept by the owner's family where you could order any dish you want in the morning and it will be deliciously cooked for you by dinner time. Prices are very reasonable considering quality of food, and the owner and his daughter are great cooks.They were getting fresh meat and other suppliers from a local market. Villa is lovely situated in a pretty garden. You could walk to the beach, it is few minutes down from the villa. We drove though to a very close beach, 5-10 mins by car which is phenomenally beautiful. All the nearby beaches are lagoons with no wind. Villas are nicely away from other hotels in the area.
YelenaBelyayeva, 6-night family trip
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