Apartment Review: Viglatoras Traditional Apartments, near Heraklion, Crete

Crete, the largest island in Greece, is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Soft, sandy beaches, mountain ranges, dramatic gorges and archaeological sites make this a fascinating and diverse island to visit.

I met Annette Kirkley, a therapeutic, sports and remedial masseuse, at one of my regular networking meetings. She described her stay at Viglatoras, an agrotourism farm with traditional apartments, so enthusiastically that I asked her to send Your Holiday Planner a review:

Viglatoras is situated on the edge of the small village of Sarchos, half an hour’s drive south from the centre of Heraklion, in a beautiful valley, and so within easy reach of sites such as Knossos. Surrounded by their olive grove, and vineyards, the house, is beautifully rustic, but with good amenities, and a second building houses 4 or 5 rooms for guests.

Anastasia, who speaks good English, does all the admin, her mother is a fabulous cook, and provides huge meals (dinner can be ordered) and I think runs cookery classes in the summer. They overwhelmed us with their hospitality, and the locals also went to extraordinary lengths to help us.

You do need a hire car and a bit of courage to navigate the local small roads which tend to lack signposting, but it’s worth the effort. Visit www.viglatoras.gr for more information.
 

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