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The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived. It is modern and well-equipped; we had everything we needed for our 10 day stay. The layout of the balconies and terrace mean that you always have the option of sitting in the sun or choosing shade. Fantastic views in all directions. The caretaker Rosemary was very helpful without being obtrusive; she was able to give useful tips about restaurants and places to visit. We really loved the location on the edge of a small town; shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. In fact there is an excellent restaurant next door to the complex. There is a good fruit and veg shop, a patisserie and bread shop and several small shops for general supplies. A sandy beach is a five minute walk away. It would be possible to stay In this location without a car; however, it is also a great base for exploring the less-developed eastern side of the island. There are at least three gorge walks within a very short driving distance and a spectacular walk up Pefki Gorge, which can be done from the house. We also visited the beautiful Vai Beach and the ancient Minoan ruins at Zakros. The roads were not busy (first week in April), so it was a pleasure driving through the amazing mountainous countryside. There was nothing that we did not like and I hope that we will soon be able to visit again.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Studio, Lagada Bay.
The apartment had everything we needed for a short stay. It is bright, clean and nicely fitted out with modern Ikea furnishings and with a very good air conditioning system for the hot Summer months in Crete which you will need! Cosy enough to enjoy a night in but equally so many places to explore and eat that, the apartment was all we needed as a base and with plenty of good restaurants, and site seeing near by. We loved it, the only minor issue was that we felt the double bed needed a couple of slats either replacing/fixing underneath as it sagged a little on sleeping, but this was the only fault. The rest was bliss!