First of all, a big thank you to George, he is the ideal host!
George picked us up from Heraklion airport, despite the lateness of the hour, then returned us there at the end of the stay.
The apartment is very stylishly appointed, with just about everything we could have needed. The kitchen equipment, in particular, was very good allowing us to cook a full meal when we wanted to. The equipment supplied was only second to our own villa in Florida!
We didn't hire a car since we wanted to chill out for two weeks (but also get some exercise!). George offered on several occasions to drive us to the local supermarket to pick up supplies. We were very grateful, but declined because the larger of the two nearby towns (Agia Pelagia) was an easy, downhill 2.5km walk then we got a taxi all the way back up the hill with our shopping for 10 Euros.
The nearer, smaller, village (Ligaria) was only a 400m downhill walk, so we tackled that when we went there for drinks and/or meals and managed the uphill 400m back on foot. We were a lot fitter on leaving than when we arrived!
The pool area is very spacious with plenty of loungers. My wife swam all through the two weeks, but I found the water a bit cold in the second week when the outside temperature fell from 32 degrees to 22-24 degrees. I suggested to George that a small solar panel for the pool could lift the temperature by a few degrees to make the pool more useable early/late in the season.
We tried not to bother him, but George was always around if you needed him and even left a local mobile to contact him on.
All in all, a wonderful stay which we would recommend to friends and hope to repeat in the near future!
Harry McKerral, Falkirk, Scotland