Votsalo 1 is a ground floor apartment that has its own sea facing private terrace overlooking the beach. There is a good sized open plan living, dining and kitchen area which is air conditioned. Towards the rear of the property there is a double and twin bedded bedroom. There is also a small private garden/barbeques area to the rear of the property set under a pine tree.
Plaka beach is large pebbled, and has beautiful clear water, excellent for snorkeling.
There is a road running in front of the property but it is not busy especially at night when it only leads to the quiet mountain villages, so not a through route!
Votsalo 1 is excellently located in the picturesque village of Plaka which is opposite the famous island of Spinalonga ( A good holiday read is The Island by Victoria Hislop which brings Spinalonga to life) There is a water sports facility at the end of Plaka beach and all the usual water activities can be found in the local area.
If you are looking for typical Cretan cuisine and sightseeing, then the villages in the nearby mountains are never far away. The bird life and flowers early in the year are magnificent. The Griffin vultures that nest above Plaka can be seen from the top of the mountain if you enjoy walking.
The mountains of Crete are almost always visible and the scenery is spectacular.
If you are looking for archaeological sites then Knossos, Malia, Zakros and Lato are just some of the names to remember.
For younger holiday makers then there are 2 water parks about an hours drive away, plenty of sandy beaches, Elounda only 5 minutes away and there are plenty within half an hour drive.
Votsalo apartments are 20 meters from Plaka beach. The famous island of Plaka is directly opposite and only a 10 minute boat trip away. Plaka is a charming village with excellent restaurants and tasteful boutiques. The town of Elounda is only a 5 minute drive and Agios Nikolaos a further 15 minutes away. The mountains overlooking Plaka are home to the spectacular Griffin vultures. Heraklion airport is only an hours drive, and the famous archaeological site of Knossos is situated on the outskirts of the capital Heraklion.
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