Just came back from holiday in Venus Apartment's Crete. Beautiful rooms. The resort of Analipsi is not fully developed yet, which is great for quieter holidays. I would highly recommend hiring a car for a day or two, although check the car before leaving the rental shop (as ours had two flat tyres and one spare wheel being driven on!) Greek drivers are..very..angry drivers!! and watch out for pot holes, especially when on Scooters. Koutouloufari, just beyond Hersonissos is a must see, as is Lasithi Plateau. I would also highly recommend Hania, and booking the Spinalonga Day trip at the local tourist information centre. Choose the BBQ option, and prepare to have a fantastic day, and an excellent guided tour. We didnt spend a single day lazing on the beach, there's far too much to do!! Hania is also beyond beautiful. The older town of Hania is just breathtaking. My partner and I are only 20, have never driven on any motorway before but we averaged 3 and a half hours to Hania on the New Motorway. Book any day trips in advance though, as we missed the opportunity of doing the Samaria Gorge by leaving it too late.
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Modern white and blue apartment complex overlooking Alipsis beach, 24 kilometres from Heraklion on the island of Crete …More
My daughter and I have just returned from the Aquis Bella. The staff are fantastic; courteous, charming and extremely helpful, particularly on Reception. Everyone spoke good English.
We had a sea view room which was comfortable with a nice balcony, good airconditioning and clean. Large bathroom and good supply of hot water and a decent shower.
The main restaurant was fine, the food was as good as it could be considering it is a huge buffet. Plenty of choice and the main meals changed daily. Although the staples of chips and pasta were always available and plenty of salad and fruit. The staff were a little slow at clearing tables and if you went into the restaurant at busy times it was sometimes difficult to find a table.
The pool was good but too many lilos and ball games. The indoor pool was open and much more peaceful if you wanted to swim some lengths. We had a great massage in the spa - well worth it.
The beach is not the most impressive feature, whilst it is long it is quite narrow with rocks under the water and quite rough.
There is a lot of emphasis on entertainment, both by the pool during the day and in the evening, if you like that sort of thing.
All in all it is exactly as described and is a good comfortable family holiday resort. I would recommend it.
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