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Hotel Livykon
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

Livykon is the best, cleanest and most helpful accomodation we have had in Plakias. The situation right by the beach cannot be improved. We have visited Plakias over 20 times in the last 21 years, have stayed in 5 different accomodations, and have found that the rooms, staff, and owners at the Livykon Hotel give us the best & most enjoyable holidays. The family are extreemly helpful and friendly, and all the staff will do anything they can to keep you happy. The food in the bar is 1st rate and of very good quality, drinks are generous and come beautifully served with decorations[umbrellas,parrots,etc...]. The maid service is spotless, towels changed daily,bedding every 2-3 days or as needed.Hotel suitable for singles couples and families. We would recommend this accomodation to anyone, and have done so many times. Excellent Hotel ******

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank frederick1947
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Reviewed 30 October 2009

We stumbled upon this great hotel by accident, and we had a fabulous three days there at the end of the season. The room was spotless, and cleaned daily. Location fine, as others have said, a step from the beach handy for town etc etc, and, with a room overlooking the main street, great for people watching! What impressed us equally was the owner and staff - tthey had that excellent balance of friendliness and giving you enough space to be yourself. While we were there, there were torrential downpours for a couple of the days - the cafe below was a great refuge, the coffeee, juice - and beers- made sure we were comfortable, and the price was extremely reasonable. As others have said, no frills in terms of pool/games room etc, so what you see is what you get - a lovely clean room, fridge, shower, bed, tv. As a couple after a chilled-out break, it suited us down to the ground, but with kids, you might need a little more in the way of ameneties. The only area that could be improved was we found the bed a little hard, and the sheet a little small. That was far outweighed by everything else, though. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PoppyMadragora
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Reviewed 16 July 2009

We have stayed at Morpheus Apartments twice previously and decided to try the Livykon this time. They are both run by the same family and they are both unbelievably clean and great value but I think the Livykon has a slight edge for us. The two share an offstreet carpark which comes in very handy if you have rented a car. Both have shutters on their windows and double glazing so noise from the street is a minimum. If you want to sleep in however noise from the corridors at both could wake you up from the cleaners !

The room we had at the Livykon was an ocean front room on the 1st floor. The balcony is more private than Morpheas and our room did not have the "power line view". The room had a sink, refrigerator, electric cooktop, pots/pans/dishes etc air-conditioning and TV (there is one channel that shows English programs -Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy etc plus english films and nature documentaries screening on other channels at other times. I know you don't go on vacation to watch TV but some nights I just like to stay in for a change). We stayed for 9 nights and our towels,sheets (!) and even the tea towel was changed every day and the floors mopped.

Both hotels are a small stroll to the main stretch of plakias where the tavernas and a few bars are. Best tavernas are the one straight over the bridge who's name escapes me which has daily specials such as duck and veal ,and the seafood taverna Tasomanolis around the bend from the port.

The Livykon has a pleasant bar on the ground floor which is relaxing for catching up with friends over a coffee or beer and watching the world go by. There is a supermarket next door but we found the supermarket under Morpheas Apartments (about 15 metres away) run by them is cheaper.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank mandmshow
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

We had previously stayed at the Livikon a couple of times in the past but this was our first visit back to Plakias for 3 years.

The old rooms were comfortable enough and the location brilliant but the owners have recently totally refubished the hotel to a very pleasing standard. This includes good air conditioning, completely re designed bathrooms and a very handy kitchenette area with fridge. See pictures. Add to this the balcony with great views of the bay and very friendly management and you have the ideal place to stay in Plakias.

There are no frills (swimming pool, restaurant (there is a snack bar for breakfast / lunch) but if you want this you can pay almost twice as much to stay at one of the bigger hotels in the resort.

We stayed in two stints, We had booked the first week in Plakias (which we knew would be relaxing but with enough tavernas and bars to keep us entertained in the evening) with the 2nd in Rethymnon where we looked to catch up on some old friends. In the end we decided to return to Plakias for the weekend of the 2nd week having been rather shocked by both the prices and how busy / noisy it had become in Rethymnon.

On the 2nd occasion (and at late notice) the owner was only able to provide a room for us at the back of the hotel but this worked out fine as the room was much bigger and equally well fitted.

I would recommend this hotel and Plakias generally to anyone who wants a more peaceful Cretan break. The developers will undoubtedly have an impact in coming years (already a number of ongoind projects on the east side of Plakias Bay), but for the time being at least this is still one of the best places anywhere for a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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5  Thank Skipper100
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Reviewed 29 August 2008

We stayed in the Livikon with our 3 kids for a week. We had 2 rooms, one with sea view and one to the rear. The rooms were very clean, the kitchinette fully eqquipped, and the staff very friendly. The beach is right across the street, and all restaurants and supermarkets are near the hotel. This is a perfect place to stay. We enjoyed our stay and will surely come back to this hotel.
The balcony is quite small, but great to have breakfast (see attached photos)

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank z_k5555
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