Returned a few weeks ago from our stay at Bella Casita. We have been going to Crete for about 20years now, and for the last 12, staying here. This is our " home from home", except, at home, in Scotland, I dont have a Steve,( the owner) who just makes things happen !!! No matter what you want,,,,car hire, scuba diving, horse riding, bikes, private barbeque, just ask and it`s organised. Dont get me started about his breakfasts, everything is cooked fresh to order....crepes, omeletts, bacon, village sausages etc. Definitly worth getting up for !!
I always tell friends it is a little village in a village. It`s like a private avenue which leads down to the beach. The apartments are on either side, very safe and quiet (although you are only a 2 min walk up to the main street) The pool and beach is 2 mins down the avenue, where there is a pool bar which has a great lunch menu. You will pass Finikas, which is great for an evening meal.
Steve is refurbishing the apartments. We stayed in one of these, which was lovely, very mod com, flat screen TV, fabulous shower, laminate flooring etc. If we had been given an old one, I wouldn`t have minded, more tradional, but very comfy. Cleaning girls keep the rooms spotless. The small, but very friendly bar is run by Leonardo. Great guy !!
Platanais is a busy wee village. Well stocked supermarkets, several good restuarants, bars etc
This is a very easy place for getting about, buses are frequent, but if you hire a car, you can see so much of this side of the island, which is beautiful. The little villages in the hills, fantastic beaches ( get in touch, i`ll tell you where they are), amazing tradional tavernas, monastries, and just meeting the really friendly locals.
I have to say, we spent many a great night in the bar with Dutch and Russians (we were known as " the scottish people") Did feel a bit outnumbered this year !! So, come on,stay in this fabulous place. You dont know what you`re missing !!
Now, if I cant get booked next year..............
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