DAISY IS IN AN UNSPOILT VILLAGE, 3km FROM THE SEA .
Some say you must look hard to find the perfect holiday , but we now know where it is . Beautiful village location with very friendly locals , daisy sits in a rustic setting yet is within a very modern small private development which had all amenities anyone could possibly want.We spent 4 weeks in daisy and wished it could have been longer. Everyone from paul and angie, the managers on site ,to the local tavernas owners , to the shopkeepers and the old ladies making lace items in the street , made us so welcome we didn't want to leave.Daisy , perfect home from home in crete. …
Crete was great fun and very hospitable. Our unit was off the main road west of Heraklion in Fodele, a small village and close to a pleasant beach five minutes away. A car is needed for access to anywhere else otherwise you'd be stuck there by the pool. About an hour's drive from Knossos; two hours maybe to Chania; forty minutes to the airport. Small pool at a multi-unit site but good for refreshment. Unit was straightforward and had a welcome heat pump; bathroom was a little cramped. Bed was flat and hard but we slept alright. The site manager and his partner were ever ready to go out of their ways to help, advise and make you feel welcome. Village had several restaurants; food was filling rather than cuisine. We loved the sun and cloudless skies, dry heat; easy swimming at the beach; as well as enjoyed the novelty of the background noises of church bells, donkey, peacock, goats and chickens. Village's Dickensian refuse removal, combined with the inadequacies of local sewage pipes, was a surprise. Avoid the cats, they had fleas. …
We just love coming back.
We have just booked Verbena for a third time. We would have booked it when we came in May but it wasn't available. Mandarin Grove is a beautifully maintained complex, and Verbena has everything that we could ask for; clean, tidy, stunning view looking over orange trees to the hills from the balcony, at a good price. Ken & Helen were the perfect “local guides” offering us useful information about the area. We went on various local walks in the hills and just love coming back. …