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Fantastic Crete Property
First I want to thank Yiannis, Popi, and Zozo for their wonderful hospitality. They made our stay in Crete an extraordinarily special experience.
The apartment was clean, spacious, and fully equipped. It has everything you need for a great vacation. The apartment is located on the waterfront in Lygaria beach and just a few steps to a beautiful beach in a secluded cove. There is a beach umbrella and five beach chairs so it was easy to sit on the sun and enjoy the water and the view. The apartment was perfect for our family of five with three adult children. Everyone had their own room so there was plenty of space. The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, silverware, coffee makers, a stove, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, spices, and all the kitchen essentials to cook a meal. There is also cable TV (with a few channels) and wi-fi. Each bedroom has an air conditioner and two of the bedrooms face a private balcony overlooking the beach.
Lygaria is located about 15 miles from the airport in Heraklion and it is an easy drive. There are several restaurants and a store to buy essentials and souvenirs on the waterfront strand in Lygaria beach just steps from the apartment.
There was a delicious home-cooked meal in the refrigerator and fruit and wine waiting for us when we arrived which was welcomed after our long trip to Crete from the United States.
This was our first trip to Crete and throughout our stay we kept remarking how lucky we were to have chosen such a fantastic property from just the pictures and reviews on VRBO.
A tip for vacation planners - I booked the ferry tickets for a day excursion to Santorini before I left home but I wish I hadn't because I could have booked the excursion from Anna at the Supermarket at Lygaria and the price was actually a little less after including the parking in Heraklion and bus tickets/taxi to get from the port in Santorini to town of Thira which is on top of the mountain high above the port. There are many other day excursions available at very reasonable prices.
Everyone in my family absolutely loved staying at this property- there were no disappointments whatsoever. The owners, the property and the location are excellent. This was truly a special experience.
Beautiful roomy apartment in a fabulous setting
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea this is the perfect property. It has a large roomy kitchen/lounge/diner but also a table on one of the balconies, four bedrooms and is very well equipped (plenty of towels). From your private entrance you step into the garden, out of the gate and you are on the beach, definitely a wow! Sun loungers and an umbrella are available on the beach for your private use which is very convenient. The owners were extremely welcoming and hospitable, providing us with home cooked food on more than one occasion and inviting us to a great family BBQ.
We did not hire a car but used a local taxi firm when we wanted to visited Knossos, the archaeological museum and the Venetian Fort in Heraklion and Water city water park. There are a few bars and local restaurants along the beach which provided good reasonably priced food and a small supermarket to buy essentials. As we didn't hire a car the owners very kindly drove us to a large local supermarket so we could stock up the fridge and freezer when we arrived. They also provided us with home grown produce which was very much appreciated. The water melons were delicious!
We loved the Greek hospitality and the friendly locals and will definitely return to Crete again to see more of the island.
ευχαριστώ (thank you) George and family for making our stay so enjoyable.
Paul, Helen, Oliver and Zach
Thank you very much Helen. You have an adorable family and it was indeed a great pleasure for us to have you here. Many Greetings from Crete to all!
A bit of heaven
Cannot rave enough about this place and the hosts. Wonderful location, spotless accommodation, fantastic food steps away. It is an easy 25 minute drive from Heraklion. A perfect place to chill out and frequented by locals not tourists. I almost didn't want to let this secret out.
Nothing left to wish for
Superlatives aren’t enough to express the extreme hospitality we have experienced. The appartment is immaculate, spacious and the location by the beach is just a dream. You ll go around Crete and find that, when you return to your temporary home, you are very lucky to have your stay here. And so, what we did, was only: enjoy. Thank you for this most needed relaxing holiday, it was all we could wish for.
100% Chance of Returning
My family’s stay at Ligaria was nothing short of wonderful. From the location, to the view, the accommodations, and hospitality, I couldn’t have asked for a better stay in Crete.
My family of 5(4 adults and a 19 month old) was looking for an authentic Greek experience in Crete, and we definitely received that here. When we arrived, we were greeted with a completely stocked fridge (milk, yogurt, wine, fruit, butter, waters, jam, and more). There was also a homemade spanakopita and pasticcio cooked by the owners, and waiting for us in the oven. We had great food experiences all over Greece, but the food cooked lovingly for us was my favorite. Check in was a breeze with the owners living below the very large apartment.
The apartment was beautiful, spacious, and fully stocked with essentials (soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, towels, etc.). Everything we needed was already there, making things very easy for our family. The place has a large kitchen and a large comfortable living/tv room with 4 good sized bedrooms, and ample closet space and dressers.
The view was fantastic, which makes sense because the place is maybe five steps from the beach. There is a balcony outside the dining area, and from the beach side bedrooms. You wake up in the morning to crashing waves and a wonderful view of the sea and mountains. Breathtaking.
There is also a good-sized yard, which we had access to. Our daughter really enjoyed having the yard, and accompanying slide and rocking horse to play on. There was a patio with a large table and chairs that we spent a lot of our evenings on. We really felt at home here, in large part because of the outdoor space.
I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the fantastic hospitality of the owners as well. Not only did we have a stocked fridge, and home-cooked meals on more than one occasion here, but they were great hosts in so many other ways. When it rained one day, they took our clothes into town to get dried (they have a washer, and hang dry at the apartment). They treated us to home-made wine, raki, and fruits grown in their garden. They were very helpful to us with questions about the surrounding areas and just all around friendly people.
When we return to Crete, there is 100% chance that we will stay here again.
What a wonderful property! Immaculate and homely, the apartment is spacious and well stocked with everything we could have needed. In our group were four adults and a baby, and the layout of the apartment was perfect. The location is a dream - we sat on the balcony soaking up the sun and the views, listening to the waves gently lapping. The apartment is practically on the beach so we could swim every day. The hosts are a delight and the home cooking which welcomed us was delicious and very generous. We would all book this property again in a heartbeat! What a lovely holiday!
Thank you Gareth. You are really nice!
Enjoy the best beaches in Crete!
Lygaria is between Heraklion (18 km) and Rethymnon (60km), directly on the beautiful sandy beach of Crete. In summer the beach is a popular beach where you can borrow chairs and umbrellas. Various water sports are also offered.
The location Lygaria is in winter a very nice place to enjoy the island and you can experience wonderful sunsets