This is a great place to experience the joys of Crete on a budget, but in a way that feels a touch genteel. We (myself and my teenage twins) found our apartment unfussy, clean and spacious. The air conditioning is essential for those of a more northerly persuasion, but worked fine, with the small caveat that the cooler air didn't really reach the dining area (where one of us was sleeping) . The balcony provided a great way to end the day, with a drink and a marvellous view across Agia Pelagia, the coastal hillside and the sea. Swimming in the hotel pool, and in the warm sea at Ligaria Beach below, was also a great pleasure. We took our evening meals in the beachfront tavernas in Agia Pelagia, but it was nice to have kitchen facilities in the apartment too, for snacky stuff. The owners were extremely friendly throughout, and helped us considerably with shrewd tips on places to visit and things to do. The hotel is just large enough to give you an eclectic quorum of fellow holidaymakers to meet, yet also small enough to provide a simultaneous feeling of relaxation and privacy. We'd strongly recommend hiring a car, for local trips as well as exploring the rest of the island. The main roads are good, but it's worth adapting to the local custom of straddling the hard shoulder on the national highway to let the (otherwise laid back !) Cretan population speed by. We'd need to return to Crete to finish the job of exploring the resorts, antiquities and mountain scenery. If and when we do, we'd have no hesitation in returning to Villa Bellevue.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Apts Bellevue
- Hotel & Apts Villa Bellevue Crete/Agia Pelagia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Bellevue is a family-run, beautiful 3 star hotel & apartment and studio complex . Situated 17-18 kilometers west of Heraklion in an enviable and unique situation overlooking the small picturesque bay of Ligaria and the tourist resort and fishing village of Aghia Pelagia. It is built in a quiet and hospitable environment of natural beauty, with spectacular views to the sea and of the mountains. Only 1200 meters from the centre of Aghia Pelagia and 800 meters from Ligaria Beach . ... more less
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