Mikes Beach Apartments & Studios
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Posted by Helen
General impression: Location: Service: Price/ quality: Furnishing: Amount of space: (Average: )
We have been going to Mike’s apartments (located in Anissaras, nearby Hersonissos) for quite some years now and we always stayed in a 2-room apartment with 2 large balconies. Lovely!
The best about the apartments is their location: above Mike’s supermarket managed by the very companionable and funny Andreas, next to Captains restaurant with it’s friendly owner Georgos, close to Manolis car rental so you will be able to explore the beautiful island and above all directly at the beach. What more can you wish for?
At the supermarket there is a nice and cozy place to sit in the shadow. Outside are the freezers for the ice-cream, where Andreas keeps his home-made raki. So it can happen that you are going for a few groceries and that you end up in your apartment quite tipsy an hour later. Andreas gets something nice and tasty out of his shop and before you know you will have a lovely time.
Posted by Paula
General impression: 8 Location: 8 Service: 9 Price/ quality: 9 Furnishing: 7 Amount of space:8 (Average: 8,5)
Mike’s is a small and intimate apartment complex situated directly at the beach. It might not be a 5*-resort, but it has comfortable rooms all with a balcony from which you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets. The rooms are spacious and well-cleaned. The apartments are managed by Helen and Andreas Haritakis, very friendly people who do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible, are always in for a talk, good travel suggestions and tell beautiful stories about their island. The supermarket under the apartments provides all the necessities against normal prices. Captain’s restaurant, situated between the apartments and the beach has a good card, cozy bar and very friendly staff. So, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings, a strategic base to explore Crete and a good price/ quality rate, then Mike’s apartments are definitely worth while considering. You will find out that not only the sun but moreover the people will warm your hearts. We are definitely going back to Mike’s this year, for the 6th time already, because there is a lot more to explore on Kriti.
Posted by Kim
General impression: 7 Location: 8 Service: 8 Price/ quality: 8 Furnishing: 7 Amount of space: 7 (Average: 7.5)
Mike’s apartments is a good place to stay for a holiday on Crete. Don’t expect any superfluous luxury because the facilities are quite basic. Those who want to prepare their own meals will have to improvise on a 1,5 cooking ring kitchenette. You can have a fine diner at Captain’s restaurant and also (Old) Hersonissos, Piskopiano, Koutoloufari and Analypsi offer lots of possibilities to eat. Andreas is very friendly and helpful and typical the Cretan hospitality. A downside is that the apartments have no swimming pool. But then again, a few steps and you are on the beach for a refreshing dive into the water. Most apartments have sea view and with the doors/windows open you can hear the sound of the waves.
Anissaras is small but mainly aimed at tourism with all the hotels, apartments, restaurants, car rentals and shops. No typical Greek village where the kind-hearted authentic atmosphere of the early days has been captured. Therefore you really have to go inland. The best way to do that is by renting a car or book excursions. Only then you will discover the diversity and authenticity of the island Kriti.
Posted by Reinhilde
General impression: 10 Location: 8 Service: 10 Price/ quality: 10 Furnishing: 8 Amount of space: 10 (Average: 9)
Anissaras was ideal for me to explore the island. Nice beach, quiet but still very nice taverna’s. In the shop, you will find everything you need. Helen and Andreas our not only very nice people, they also speak perfect English and that’s very helpful for people like me who only speak about 3 words of Greek. People who want to explore Crete, can do so with a rental care. Malia and Hersonissos are very close by, Heraklion, Rethymnon, but also the beautiful countryside. Ten minutes drive and you’re completely out of the tourist area.
Posted by Rutten
General impression: 8 Location: 9 Service: 9 Price/ quality: 8 Suitable for kids: 8 Furnishing: 7 Amount of space: 8 (Average: 8.1)
We had a great time at Mike's. If we could we would go back right away. The room was big, all the stuff you need was there. Helen and Andreas are very hospitable just like the other people in the supermarket. For those who try to guess Helen's age, she is 58...
At Captains everybody is friendly. For a good restaurant go to Analypsi, the first restaurant after all the resorts, very good! (don't know the name). A taxi to Hersonissos costs 8 euro during the day and 10 euro at night/early in the morning.
Thanks and maybe until next year..
Posted by Ria Niekoop
General impression: 7 Location: 8 Service: 7 Price/ quality: 8 (Average 7.5)
Good price/quality rate. We had a two room apartment with a great sea view, 2 balconies and enough space. Location at the beach is ideal. Quiet area. Clean beach, only some rocks in the sea. For those who want to see more of the island renting a car is recommended. After a 15minutes walk along the beach you arrive in Analypsi, also a very nice village.
Posted by Coby
General impression: 8 Location: 9 Service: 6 Price/ quality: 8 Furnishing: 7 Amount of space: 7 (Average: 7.5)
Fine apartments. If possible book an apartment with a separate bedroom instead of a studio so you will have a double bed instead of 2 separate single beds which you can’t put together.
Towels were changed already after 2 days, so we had to use the same ones for the next 1,5 weeks. The owner (Helen) is very friendly. We stayed in apartment number 9 and had a beautiful sea view! Take your swimming shoes with you because there are a lot of rocks.
Posted by Cynthia
General impression: 7 Location:8 Service: 9 Price/ quality: 10 Furnishing: 8 Amount of space: 8 (Average: 8.3 )
For us it was a perfect place to stay. It’s quiet but directly situated at the beach. We booked a rental car included because, if you want to see something of the island, you have to go inlands en travel further distances.
Our studio wasn’t that great, because there were 2 separate single beds which you can’t put together. Once in a while we had a cold shower, but between 12 and 5 the water generally is warm.
The beach is very good taken care of and the people are extremely friendly.
Diner at Aloi (takes a small walk to get there) is delicious and cheap with a lovely atmosphere.
We would love to go to a place like this again but then somewhere else so we can see more of the world.
We had a terrific holiday!
Anissaras - Crete - Greece