I would like to begin by saying that our weeks stay at the Irida Studios was the tonic we needed away from our busy and hectic lives. This little haven is positioned on the road side 5 mins from the town, nestled in olive trees.
Our hosts offered a personal touch and made us feel welcome. We took advantage of a lovely traditional Greek breakfast by the pool each morning. All foods fresh and sourced locally. This was a relaxing and good start to the day.
We ventured into Plakias in the evening trying different tavernas. The ones off the main roads were the best.
Our studio was clean and tidy with sheets and towels changed regularly. The pool was clean and inviting.
The beaches and bays surrounding are stunning and plentiful. We enjoyed the naturist beaches, the nearest being the far left side of Plakias. There is plenty to explore.
Now for the not-so-good part of the break: the horrendous and unhealthy airport transfer. We were aware of the 3hr journey outlined by Olympic in the brochure. What we didn't expect was to be seated in temperatures of over 50 degrees for over 4 hours.
A good hour was spent waiting on the coach for another UK flight to join us. No air conditioning kicked in and the driver chained smoked throughout.
We had no option but to pay for a taxi on the return which took 1hour 30 mins!!!
We would like to return to the Irida Studios, sadly not with Olympic.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Irida Plakias Crete