We are going to Crete and want to stay near Chania for 4 days. Any recommendations from people who traveled there? Thanks, Kathy
No specific recommendation. In Greece, I've had good luck with a combination of listings from Lonely Planet as well as pot-luck - either following my nose or following an owner who showed up at the boat dock or bus station.
If smack in the middle of Chania is a thought, we had a GREAT apartment at Pandora Suites for five days in July 2013, for 545 Euros
including ample breakfasts. Fantastic location: up a quiet side street, but our balcony & the roof-top breakfast terrace overlooked the beautiful little harbor, sparkling blue sea beyond, & bustling night scene of restaurants et al (which didn't keep us awake). One night there was a folk music&dance concert on the small mosque's waterfront plaza below our balcony - ate our take-out souvlaki & beer with feet up & free entertainment & balmy breezes - ahh. Apartment (named "Aphrodite") had a kitchenette-spacious living rm with huge windows, dark-ish but comfy bedroom, 12'-tall ceilings, marble floors, skinny shower with billowing curtain that wants to adhere to your legs, but overall a terrific place. Jovial Maria at reception spoke very good English. Excellent breakfast up with the drop-dead gorgeous views. Parking's not so hot - we rented a car to do Knossos etc. - the free lots are on the far side of the horseshoe harbor (5-10" walk), & finding a space was a challenge. Along the harbor there's an excellent Maritime Museum & ditto Naval Museum; pretty close by there's both the traditional Agora covered market & a modern Inka supermarket. Airport bus goes into central Chania, then Pandora is several blocks' walk along commercial streets & down to the harbor front. Have a great trip! Vicki (& Stewart)
Sorry, Stewart, but...
OMG! Who spends 545 euros and doesn't stay at the Taj Mahal - so to speak ( wrong country) itself? 545 euros? OMG!! You need to post on a different site than Rick Steve's. Glad you really felt you got the best bang for your buck.
Kay, I think that was 545 euros for 5 nights, or 109/night including breakfast. Doesn't sound bad to me ... I did think "whoa!" the first time I read Stewart's post but on checking realized that the rate was for multiple nights.
Sounds like a great stay; I'm adding it to my list of "one of these days..."
Yup, it was 109 a night, including the very excellent breakfasts. We're not fat cats! (except temporarily after trips with excellent breakfasts etc etc.) Vicki (& Stewart)