As with most reviewers here we had a great stay at Julia Apartments (Garden Taverna). We booked in for 3 weeks self catering and arrived back last night. Vasilis and Brenda and their family are lovely friendly people and go out of their way to ensure a comfortable and happy stay. The rooms were cleaned regularly, the terrace (we were on the ground floor) remained amazingly cool throughout the day under the shade of the trees so you could escape the blazing sun. The pool is small but ideal for cooling off. The beach is a 5 minute walk away and there's plenty of shops, restaurants and bars close by.
There is a busy main road near by but as we were on the garden side of the building this did not bother us as the rooms are quiet if you close the doors and there's air con to keep a comfortable temperature.
There are bus stops nearby so you can take a bus into Rethymno which is a beautifully mellow city that doesn't feel like the city but has plenty of restaurants/shops/pretty alleys and streets) or further along the coast (we enjoyed a great day out to Panormo, a 15 minute bus journey eastwards).
It also says a lot that we got to meet other friendly guests - there's a very easy atmosphere altogether - we'd thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting a mellow time.
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- Also Known As:
- Julia Apartments Crete/Rethymnon