Wonderful winter holidays in Crete at Annaview
We stayed in Mirthios at Annaview for 5 weeks.
We had booked there in advance because of the amazing discount of 60%, the wonderful Plakias area, the huge and nice apartment and the facilities that had been offered online (internet, kitchen, heating, etc).
The contact was astonishing friendly starting with our first e-mail.
We loved these 5 weeks: winter time is a very special season there with fantastical views,
empty beaches, gorgeous landscapes, a palpable peace in the air,
and very very friendly locals who in our case were also preparing for and celebrating Christmas and the New Year.
Our apartment was a huge (50 sqm) room with all the facilities you can think of.
A complete kitchen, huge TV, very fast internet connection (!!!).
What's really important in winter time: a super heating system that warmed the room in minutes.
(extra oil costs calculated after the stay: no problem, very fair price)
A lovely roofed balcony with an unbelievable view (check out the pictures on the website!!).
The service was amazing; Anna and Eri clean the rooms very often and very unobtrusively.
The whole apartment complex is one amazing site with palm trees in front of the balconies...
Next to Annaview you'll find the Dionyssos Taverna run by Eri's and Yiannis's cousin.
In our opinion this is the best taverna around that is open in winter time...
Dionyssos - Mirthios, wonderful Greek food
Iliomainollis - at the end of Kotsalifou Gorge, very good Greek food
Ifigenia - at the crossroads Plakias/Mirthios/Lefkogia - run by Monika from Switzerland, super world vegetarian food
Taverna Mariou - good traditional food
Sifis - Plakias, everything from pita to traditional food
Lonely beaches, wonderful walks, peaceful time!
Temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees.
Rain and wind: but very often the sun comes out and has strength!
The weather changes relatively fast. And clouds do never stay in one place in South Crete....
We went to the beaches many times. Swimming is possible... even if a little fresh...
There are almost no tourists. If you find some, you'll love them, because they are Crete lovers like you.
Plakias is pretty quiet in the winter time, but you'll find:
a few cafeterias that are open, three supermarkets and the grocery, the bioladen/health food shop and at least one open taverna.
The bargain journey (Frankfurt/Thessaloniki/Heraklion) was really long but very much worth it!
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