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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotels in Plakias Crete Greece 3-stars Livikon Beach Hotel, is a cozy family run lately renovated hotel directly on the beach of Plakias with 10 double and triple rooms and a penthouse. Hotel Livikon which is open from April to November, has got its name from the crystal clear Libyan Sea, which throws its waves on the beach 20 meters in front of the hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Livykon Hotel Plakias
- Hotel Livykon Plakias, Crete